I’ve been slowly dying of the flu since Wednesday, but on Saturday I took the time to make myself feel better by doing my makeup properly. So, here are the details of my full face, including products.
L’Oreal True Match foundation (£9.99) in the shade 1.C. applied using my Real Techniques foundation brush, blended with my Real Techniques Miracle Complexion sponge and set using Collection’s Sheer Translucent powder (about £2 I think). I find that adding a touch of setting spray or micellar water to your sponge helps blend better.
Contour and Highlight:
For my ‘contour’ I used Natural Collection blush in Peach Melba, it’s not as harsh as a bronzed contour as I’m really pale. H&M recently posted on Instagram that contouring with blush is the new thing, and I’ve been doing it for bloody ages!
To highlight I used No7 Skin Illuminator dabbed onto my Miracle Complexion sponge and blended onto my cheekbones, nose and cupid’s bow.
Again, some loose powder just under my eyes just to try and disguise the dark circles.
To create my brows, I brushed them upwards using an eyebrow brush and line them with Freedom Brow Pomade in Auburn (£5) using my Ecotools brush. This is one of my favourite brow products, it’s a dupe of the Anastasia Beverly Hills at a fraction of the price.
Once lined, I brushed through some Maybelline Brow Drama mascara (£4.99) in Dark Brown before filling them in with the Natural Collection brow kit.
To finish off I went back to the pomade and just added short little strokes to the front of my brow to create a thicker look.
For my eyeshadow, I used a combination of my Maybelline Rock Nudes palette (2 lightest shades for base), my MUA Heaven and Earth palette (£4) and my Revolution palette (£4). I like to use warm, nudes and brown that have subtle pink undertones. All of the brushes I use to apply and blend are from Real Techniques.
Winged eyeliner is something that I’ve been trying to master since I was 13. At the moment I’m using Revolution Flick and Thin eyeliner (£3.50), using the thicker end for lining my lid and the thin end to sculpt the wing.
My mascara is the Maybelline Great Lash (£4.99), and you only need to use a small amount of it. My falsies are from China (I think) they were ordered on amazon a few years ago. I usually use more natural looking lashes from Home Bargains (£1.99) and their glue is the best lash glue I’ve ever used.
In my latest post I mentioned that I’d brought a new Mac lipstick (£12) and liner (£11). So I’ve been using them to complete my makeup on most days! The shade of both the liner and the lipstick is Stone and it’s definitely one of my favourite shades.