So I haven’t actually done a make-up look on my blog yet, so I thought I would start off by giving a mini tutorial on my everyday make-up routine. On an everyday basis, I don’t really like to apply loads of make-up, just because by the end of the day it will of worn off and sometimes can look super gross and cakey. So instead I go for a more makeup-but-no-makeup kinda look, where I barely apply any make-up so it still looks like actual skin.
I like to keep the base super light so if it wears throughout the day it keeps looking natural. Just to cover some of the redness on my cheeks and maybe some pimples that are rude enough to appear overnight, I mix my Maybelline Fit-Me concealer (shade 20) with The Body Shop’s lightening drops (because the concealer is to dark and I will wait to buy another shade when it has ran out). Using my Real Techniques beauty blender, I apply this mixture on my cheeks, nose and middle of my forehead. I don’t set this because my skin is dry so it isn’t necessary.
To highlight and VERY lightly contour, I just take my Charlotte tilbury contour and highlight palette (shade Fair-Medium) and apply as anyone would, placing the contour shade goes just under my cheekbone (or lack of) and around my temples. Then, using a fan brush, I place the highlight on the top of my cheekbones and top of my nose, and sometimes my brow bone and inner eye if I’m feeling a little wild.
To further bronze my face, I apply the Benefit Hoola Bronzer in the ‘3’ shape around my face – forehead, cheekbones and jawline. Then I take some of the Benefit Rockateur blush on a fluffy face brush and lightly apply to the apples of my cheeks.
To start, I just added a really small amount of the Charlotte Tilbury The Retoucher concealer (shade 1 Fair) to my dark under-eyes (because apparently I didn’t sleep well) and to my eyelids and blend out with the same sponge I used for my base. Then I set the concealer using the L’Oreal Paris Infallible powder in Warm Vanilla to create a smoother base for any more powder eye products and to reduce any creasing that may occur throughout the day.
Just to add some dimension to my eyes I just take a fluffy bending brush (any fluffy brush will do) and take my Benefit Hoola Bronzer and run that through my crease and my lower lash line. Then, I will curl my top lashes and apply my Rimmel London 100% Waterproof mascara in black.
For the eyebrows, literally the most important part of any make-up look, I take a small angled brush (mine is the MAC [number]), wet the brush with my Pixi setting spray and create a liquid combo with my smash box single eyeshadow in the shade Cruise. I take the excess off the brush on the back of my hand and lightly draw in my eyebrows. (more in-depth tutorial coming soon because eyebrows are important).
The final step is to set the entire face with my Pixi setting spray, which I cheekily moved into my old MAC Fix Plus bottle because the sprayer on the Pixi bottle is awful (lol).
Thanks for reading and keep an eye out for my next post!