Merry March!! Can you believe we’re 3 months into 2018 already? Honestly this year seems to be flying by!! I hope you are having a good 2018 so far, I know I am.
February has been a month of finding and experimenting with new makeup, but on the day’s I’ve felt a bit lazy or uninspired this is my go to quick and easy everyday makeup look. Sometime’s it can be challenging to pull myself away from my bed especially when I’m waking up at 5:00am to go to work and would much rather spend those extra 10 mins being warm and cosy, so for those days this is how I apply my makeup and for those super hard mornings I’ll add a statement lip colour to feel a little better about the cold dark commute to work.
I like to keep it super quick, simple and neutral, apart from the lip colour which I tend to switch up.
Maybelline Eraser Eye Concealer – Light
Maybelline Master Sculpt Contour Palette – Light-Medium
Max Factor Creme Puff Blush – Gorgeous Berries
L’Oreal Paradise Dip Brow Pomade – Brunette
I start by dotting the foundation on my cheeks, forehead, nose and chin, blending it out with the Real Techniques Expert Face Brush, working from the centre of my face outwards and blending down the neck. Next I go in with the concealer using my finger, this concealer comes with a sponge tip which over time will harbour bacteria and you’re going to be putting it by your eyes… I’m not the biggest fan of eyeballs and eyeball issues so I don’t want to be putting anything that could cause infections on my eyes so I use my ring finger which is clean. I take the product on my finger and pat it into my under eye area and this concealer is honestly a miracle in a tube, I suffer with dark circles under my eyes and this concealer just lifts and brightens the area instantly. I don’t tend to powder in this weather as my skin is to dry and ends up looking cakey so I skip past this step and move onto contour. Using the Spectrum Collections Tapered Brush I take the contour shade of the Maybelline palette and sweep that on to the contours of my cheeks, under the jawbone/down the neck (don’t forget to blend the neck, I have at times turned up to work with brown streaks across my face where I’ve not blended as well as I should have), across the top of my forehead and down the nose. Finishing my base I go in with the Max Factor Blush on the Spectrum Collections angled brush, sweeping that along the cheek bones and apples of my cheeks.
Base finished now time for eyes! I have been loving the Soph X Makeup Revolution Eyeshadow palette it is utterly stunning; beautiful colours, pigmentation… I have a full review >>here << if you would like to read more about it. Keeping it nude and fresh on the eyes I go in with Cuppa Tea as a beautiful transitional shade using the Real Techniques Eye shadow Shade and Blend brushes, I deepen the outer corners and crease with Tiramisu and focus Mug Cake solely on the outer corner for depth and definition, also bringing each shade under the lower lash line to mirror the crease. For the lid I sweep across Pancakes, sometimes I even top Pancakes with fairy lights for added sparkle and finally adding Penguins a bright matte white in the inner corner to brighten. To enhance my eye’s I like to add a simple winged eyeliner using the L’Oreal Tattoo Signature by superliner which is a foolproof felt tip eyeliner, even I can do it and I’m hopeless at winged eyeliner. Before doing my lashes I like to do my brows just to make sure the liner has enough drying time before I curl them. I outline my brows first using the angled brush that comes with the dip brow pomade, then fill them in just to make sure the edges are sharp and to try to make sure they are similar, on my left brow I have a gap right at the top where the ‘point’ should be so this just keeps it clean and even. Finally mascara to finalise the eyes, I curl my lashes using the tweezerman curlers and then coat my lashes with my fave mascara the L’Oreal Paradise Extatic Mascara, I love how flexible this mascara leaves your lashes whilst still lengthening, separating, curling and volumising giving a natural look.
Lips are where I tend to spice things up a bit, with this cold weather we’re experiencing here in the UK I always apply Carmex first before I decide on the lip colour of the day. If I’m running late I tend to leave my lips bare with just the carmex or take my lipstick with me to apply at work.
And that’s my finished everyday makeup look, perfect for lazy mornings when you want to snooze the alarm for 10 more minutes.