15 Aug 2013

Makeup Face.


It's no secret I'm not a big fan of a face full of slap, anything but thank you. I try my hardest to look after my skin, I spend all my money on skincare but unfortunately it's nowhere near flawless enough to go with a bare face, it gets me down a lot of the time having to cover up so many horrible imperfections on my skin, but that's just the way it is. I also (despite what it may sound like) do actually like makeup! I'm known to rock a red lip when nobody's home just for fun. And then wash it off before anyone sees... I'm working on it! 

Lately I've been wearing a little more makeup than usual and thought I would share what a typical days face consists of... normally I post a cheeky shot of my face (I know, so rare!) but as I'm not feeling too confident about that right now you'll have to imagine. But here's an old post if you forget what I look like ;)

I mix my perfect base with equal parts Benefit Hello Flawless (too yellow) & No7 Essentially Natural (too pink) both in the palest shades available. Together they do something magic and work like a dream for me. I try and only apply a small amount of foundation where I need it and blend out from there, using concealer for the tricky bits. 
As I'm trying to switch to more natural makeup eventually (everything takes forever to use up!) I've been trying a little sample of the Vapour Illusionist concealer in 010, it's certainly beats the Seventeen Stay Time I'm currently using. I'm itching to order the full size.

A dust of bronzer in the form of the Bodyshop Honey Bronzer* in the shade 01 & then a sweeping of my beloved RMS 'Un' Powder and the base is done.


A staple in my routine, black eyeliner is next and occasionally a little cat eye from the Collection 24/7 felt tip liner. I curl my lashes using a cheap and cheerful Models Own curler, I'm not convinced £20 needs to be spent on curlers just yet... & my favourite everyday mascara (in a little sample size) No7 Exceptional Definition, so easy to use & no flakes or smudges in sight, a winner in (and on!) my eyes. I then use the Barry M pencil for my eyebrows, I'm pretty terrible at remembering to do my brows at all and really need to find something better to use.

For lips I'm addicted to the Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Gloss Stick in 'Bashful' but have also been using a little sample of the RMS Lip Shine in Sacred, what I thought was a bright red is more of a scary hot pink, but I apply a tiny amount to stain my lips and apply the gloss stick over the top for a pretty little combo. Aaaaand we're done!!

How do you feel about makeup? go big or go home or perhaps the barely there look is best?

15 comments

  1. I am definitely a barely there kind of girl, can really relate to wearing bold lipstick at home for fun! Lovely selection of products x

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    1. It's so much fun being daring with makeup when nobody is around ;)
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  2. I'm a minimalist with makeup too, I've got a few bold lip colours but every time I put them on, I take them right back off because I feel like I look soooo weird! Working on it as well.

    Dannielle | Chic-a-Dee

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    1. Ahh I'm the same, thought I was the only one ;)
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  3. I love the barely there for everyday, but I do experiment (whilst by myself!) x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD 

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  4. I'm wearing less at the moment too, mainly to let my skin breathe in the warmer weather. I'm intrigued by that Vapour Illusionist Concealer :)
    Amy x
    -A Little Boat Sailing-

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    1. It's SO lovely! I'm so impressed!! xo

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  5. Lovely post - I do feel the same. Although I wear Mac liquid foundation every day, it doesn't feel like heavy make up - no primer, BB cream, or any of that other 'stuff'. Just foundation, blusher, eyeshadow, liner and mascara.
    Rosie x | Every Word Handwritten

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    1. I've been skipping blusher lately because I rubbish at applying! x

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  6. I'm sure you look gorgeous, as always. I've heard quite good things about the No 7 Essentially Natural Foundation, so I may need to check it out. A No 7 Mascara, too? Ohh - I know where I'll be spending my paycheck!

    xo Lillian from parisiantobe.com

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    1. No7 have some really great things & their foundation match service is fab! x

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  7. during my lazy days, compact powder , eyebrow pencil and eye curler would be just fine for me. usually after watching makeup tutorials videos, i want to have more makeup on my face.. hehe

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  8. I wear minimal makeup every day. I've tried a bold lip and it didn't feel right. I've tried darker eyeshadows, and that didn't feel right either. I think I'm just most comfortable with the "barely there" look.
    xx
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

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    1. Me too, I feel so overdone for going to the shops haha xx

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