This is the look I’ve been wearing pretty much everyday this school holiday, as it’s so quick and simple. You’re probably thinking it’s not very wintery, I agree – it’s not! At the moment I’m still experimenting with darker shades and bolder contouring. Seen as it’s my first post like this I wanted to play it safe; however let me know in the comments if you want to see something more adventurous from me and I’ll try to do that for you.
First, I do what I find is the hardest bit, my brows, with the Seventeen ‘Brow’s That’ Brow Kit. Using the wax I shaped and defined my brows with the handy little brush included, then used the ‘Fixing Gel’ from Primark to set them in place. On my eyes I used three shades from the eye shadow palette included in my Kiss Advent calendar. All over my lid I used the lightest brown shade (bottom left); the dusty pink shade(bottom right) in the inner corner and the darkest(top right) on the crease. I blended all that using the brush from The Seventeen palette and the studio eye brush. This eye shadows turned to be really blendable and have a beautifully subtle shimmer to them. Then, I apply ‘The Super Lash Mascara’ from Seventeen. This mascara contains a really small brush but it makes your lashes so much thicker and longer really easily. Also, I’ve found that it has staying power and does flake off under your eyes during the day.
Next on to my face, I used my new favourite concealer, Rimmel ‘Wake Me Up’ (Ivory) to cover up any blemishes. I applied it in a triangle under my eye and blended it out using my Real Techniques ‘Concealer brush’, then used my finger on any spots and blemishes. This concealer has really high coverage and makes your skin look and feel so soft. Finally I applied a thin coat of The Rimmel ‘Clear Complexion Powder’ all over my face, with my New Look ‘Kabuki Brush’.
To give my face some definition, I lightly used the Kiss Bronzer in a 3 shape on both sides of my face. It surprisingly didn’t take much effort to blend out using my Studio ‘Angled Blush Brush’. Then, on to my favourite bit – highlighting. For a change I used the Technic ‘Highlights’, which turned out to be an amazing dupe for Benefits ‘High Beam’ and costs only a fraction of the price. Using my finger, I bring this into anywhere I want to shine : my cheekbones, my brow bone, my cupids bow and the end of my nose. Finally, I apply Maybelline’s ‘Vivid Matte Liquid’ in the shade 50, Nude Thrill. This lipsticks a really nice colour, dries completely matte and doesn’t make your lips dry.