So, I’ve delayed my Primark Haul to mid next week so I can me have more time on it, as I only purchased the stuff yesterday! So instead I’ve decided to do something abit different, this was actually my mum’s idea. But I haven’t actually seen anyone do it in a blog post before. This was really fun to do and would love to try something like this again … Cue the awkward close ups 🙂
My mum decided to go for a very natural as she doesn’t think I need makeup. As an overview, my skin was very fresh and natural with only concealer and minimal powder. On top of that, she subtly bronzed to define my cheekbones, used a soft shimmer highlight and applied a darker blush. My mum then filled in any sparse areas in my brows and set then with a gel. My eyes are very natural, with only nude tones. Then she used a very thick mascara to define the lashes. Finally, for my statement lip, my mum chose a bright pink which I think looks really cute for spring.
What She used :
- Collection Lasting Perfection, Fair 1
- Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer, Ivory
- Rimmel Clear Complexion Clarifying Powder, Transparent
- W7 Cheeky Trio Pallete, Dream Machine Bronzer
- Seventeen The Cheek Of It Blush , Nude
- MUA Undress Your Skin Shimmer Highlighter, Iridescent Gold
- Seventeen Brow’s That! Brow Kit, Brown
- Collection Eyes Uncovered Nude Palette, 1 White Chocolate & 3 biscuit & Chocolate Milk
- Soap And Glory Thick And Fast Mascara, Black
- Nyx Soft Matte Creams, 03 Stockholm
Very recently my eyebrows have become one of my most important and favourite pasts of my makeup routine., which I think is safe to say so has most other people. I’ve suddenly started paying much more attention to them. Personally , I go for a natural look, as not a big fan of big bold brows. This is a colab with the lovely Daisy Petals – I love reading her new blog posts and look out for them. She’s a really lovely person, so I defiantly recommend checking her blog out. So here’s how I achieve my brows …
Back in October I got my eyebrows threaded, I know that seems like ages ago and everything has probably grown back, but that created guide lines and the perfect shape, so that I don’t over pluck. Since then, I’ve just been plucking out the strays with tweezers, trying to keep the shape. My eyebrows are naturally fairly dark so they don’t take much to look fake and like draw on sticks because of this I try to stick to products that match my hair colour and nothing to heavy.
- On days when I want high intensity bold brows I will use the Nyx ‘Proof It’ Waterproof Eyebrow Primer. Now this product is crucial, but you can really notice the difference once you start using it. With this product, my eyebrows stay on all day and don’t smudge, as I’ve found powder products cling to your brows more. So I simply wipe this on to my eyebrows and wait a few seconds for it to dry.
- Next, I outline underneath my brows using the pencil included in the Seventeen ‘ Brows That’ Kit. I really recommend this kit as it comes with everything you need :wax, pencil, powder, highlighter; all in a cute little palette. This is quite hard, but creates a really soft and subtle line, which is really easy to blend out with a spoolie.
- As I used the primer earlier, I skip the wax, which I find creates thick and obvious look, which some people may like, personally I prefer a natural. Powder is really easy to be precise with and easy be built up to achieve the levels of boldness desired. Using an angled brush from Wilko, I apply the powder in small amounts, meaning I can slowly build up.
- I also find my brows look drawn on after this, so I blend the product in, a staple part of this routine, using a basic spoolie. Doing this all the powder to be even distributed and any excess easily brushed out.
- If your eyebrows are still unruly and have lots of strays, I suggest using a brow gel. These make sure that every single hair stays in place throughout the whole day. The Primark one served me well and has eventually run out, to replace it I purchased The Maybelline ‘Brow Drama Sculpting Brow Mascara’ in Transparent. Unlike my old one my eyebrows don’t feel as hard and stuck together. This has a really unique brush shape – the only way to describe it is long and thin with a ball on the end- this allows you to arch your brows easily.
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.
This look could be called pretty much anything, but I just called it this as it’s what my sister is dressing up as for Halloween and couldn’t think of a better name. Sorry for the bad lighting, but these pictures were taken late at night. For Halloween I’m going as cat, let me know in the comments if you want me to do a tutorial on that look as well.
Before anything, I put my sisters hair in to two really messy bunches so it’s out the way whilst I was doing her makeup. For the base I used Natural Collection Colour Foundation in the shade Sand, all over just to create a base with even coverage. I would recommend using a lighter shade of foundation to create an even more pasty look. On top of that I dabbed on some white Snazaroo Face Paint and blended it into the foundation. On her spots, I used some green colour correcting concealer and my Collection Lasting perfection. To finish of the base, I covered her face in a thick layer of powder, to create a pasty effect.
On her eyes I used a cream shadow from my favourite palette of all time, Seventeen Easy On The Eye Birthday Suit, in the shades Bronzed Buff and Burnt Copper Then, blended Onyx from W7 In the Buff palette into the outer crease. To finish of I lined the top of her lid in a thin line of black pencil and used a liquid eye liner underneath her eye lid and drew drips going down. If I was doing this again I’d go much closer to her lower lash line, but she was scared I’d poke her eye out.
On her lips I used my Revlon colour HD and Seventeens Mega Matte Lipsticks, in the shade Lava You A lot. I also used Seventeen on the scars on her face.