Tuesday, 3 September 2013
Everyday Makeup |
(Sorry for the poor quality picture and wild hair. oops)
Lately i have been opting for a very minimal makeup look which is just easy and simple with no faff. I find that putting less makeup on makes my skin better aswell so just cutting down on the amount of foundation and blusher has really helped to make my skin clearer.
To start with as a base i use the Embryolisse Lait Creme Concentre. I have been using this for a good year now and i love how it creates a smooth canvas for your makeup but also hydrating your skin at the same time. I had mine from when my parents went to paris last year but im sure that you could find it on the internet easily.
Once my base is all prepped and ready to go i then use my foundation. I have been using the Rimmel Match Perfection in the shade '101 Classic Ivory'. In the bottle it looks quite yellowish but in fact its just the right shade. This foundation is a good medium coverage and also leaves your skin with a lovely healthy little glow. Its not too heavy and is so light on the skin. I would say the coverage can be built up. I use my hands to apply this foundation as i find that it helps to give a more natural finish. If i was going out then i would use the Real Techniques Expert Face Brush to build up and buff into the skin.
After my foundation is done, i then go in dot on concealer where i have any blemishes or scars that need covering up. For this i use the imfamous Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in the shade 'fair 01'. I love that is has full coverage and itsnt too tacky on the skin either. Once everything is covered up i then use the Collection Illuminating Touch in the lightest shade. This is a lovely under eye concealer as it really brightens the under eye area whilst giving good coverage to cover up any dark circles.
I then set everything with a powder which i have been loving using the Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder in translucent. This is a lovely powder that stops any shine/oilyness throughout the day. Can create matteness to the skin without looking too cakey.
To add abit of defination to my face and cheeks i have been using the Rimmel Sunshimmer Bronzing Powder in '02'. Adding slight contours to my cheeks adds abit of warmth to my face as i am very pale. I find that this shade isnt too dark for my skin tone and could be easily built up if more tanned. The shimmer is very suttle so doesnt give you a disco ball effect. Sometimes i do leave out the contouring as i dont find it is a 'must' in my makeup routine. For the apples of the cheeks i have been using Illamasqua Sophie Powder Blush. A pretty coral blush with a slight shimmer. This has been perking up my skin and i really love the colour with my skintone too. Other times i do opt for cream blushes so i tend to mix up the blusher choices alot.
As an added optional i use a highlighter to the tops of my cheekbone. For this i have been using the Sleek Face and Contour Kit. The highlighter is a perfect shade and not too glowy.
For mascara i have been using the Maybelline the Falsies. I like this mascara as it creates volume but i do think it doesnt last well as it can get abit dry. But i do think it gives the lashes a big boost. Finally for the lips i switch this up but lately i have been using the Nivea Pearl Shine Lipbalm. Adds a subtle pinkness to the lips whilst hydrating them too!!
What is your everyday makeup?