Monday, 21 January 2013
FOTD- Natural Makeup
I'm going to share a quick round-up of my everyday makeup for you today. When I've got 10 minutes to get ready (which happens often...due to repeat pressing of the snooze button)I usually do an easy natural look, which basically means no eyeshadow and a bit of colour on the lips (you know..to make it look like you put a bit of effort in).
Base- I have found that the best way to wear foundation, if you've got dry skin like me, is to mix it with your favourite light moisturiser. I love Nars 'sheer glow' foundation but I don't need that much coverage, mixing it in with moisturiser gives the dewy finish I am always striving to acheive. The Collection concealer is a beauty blogger fave, everyone raves about this and for good reason.
Bronzing- I received the Chanel 'soleil de tan' cream bronzer for christmas and I have to say, it's one of the best products I've ever used. I apply this everyday without fail to bronze up my whole face, especially when I've fake tanned my body and my face is looking a little pale in comparison. It leaves that dewy glow, it blends perfectly (I use the real techniques stippling brush to apply it). Someone actually asked me if it was sunny where I had been over New Year as they thought I looked tanned...I was in Brussels so no on the sun front...but it made me love this product even more.
Eyes- Not much to say on the mascara front, this definitely isn't my favourite, it's actually a bit of a pain to remove, it sticks to your lashes like tar...seriously...I had to go and buy a new eye makeup remover (review coming). The curlers however, I couldn't live without these babys!
Eyebrows- I run through them with the spooly on the benefit eye pencil, and fill them in with the dark brown colour from the sleek palette, I'm really glad I bought the 'oh so special' palette as the colours are great for all kinds of looks and I discovered a new eyebrow colour!
Freckles- I love them and I don't have them, simple as that. But that's the beauty of makeup, faking what you don't have. The brown eye pencil from Rimmel works really well for drawing them on, just remember that if you're going to attempt this, you need to pat them with your finger after you draw them on, otherwise they'll look obviously fake. Also try and make the sizes uneven and the spacing random for a true freckly effect. This works best when you're tanned as lots of peoples freckles come out with the sun, I sometimes do it but not everyday.
Lips- Mac Rebel is a great colour if you want a bold statement lip, but applying it with your fingers can also look great, the effect is a berry coloured stain. In the pictures above I also applied a clear gloss on top.
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