Arriving in London with a make-up bag that had apparently been packed by a drunk baboon compelled me to be a bit artistic with my merchandise. I truthfully do not know how I ended up with 4 bronzers and two foundations however completely no forehead stuff, no lipstick and just one (fairly darkish and punchy) eyeshadow.
However right here’s what I did with what I had. It’s been just a few weeks because the “WTF did I pack?” incident however I’ve truly stored up with the identical routine, as a result of I prefer it, and right here’s the video to show it. I’ve written an outline with product hyperlinks under.
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So: in with the Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Wear Foundation. For a full overview with earlier than and after images, please click on right here. I gained’t repeat myself – it’s just about faultless for a longwear, grown-up face base.
I then used Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow to contour and bronze myself up, making use of far an excessive amount of after which having to buff it out for about twelve minutes. It was the make-up equal of constructing a toddler meal: warmth it for 2 minutes, cool it proper down once more for ten. Go forwards after which nearly proper again to the beginning.
Bronze & Glow is a superb funding if you happen to can probably make it. There are numerous “dupes” however none give fairly the moment glam this contour and spotlight duo does. You could find it on-line here at Charlotte Tilbury* – I exploit shade Mild-Medium.
A contact of blush – this one is from Valentino (shade 9, here) and is gorgeous, however there’s no large have to spend a lot. Only a good flush of one thing optimistic and pinkish will do!
After which eyes. Right here’s the place it will get revolutionary. I exploit the identical Tilbury Filmstar palette on my eyes – the contour to, er, contour and the highlighter to gild the lids. It really works so properly! It actually helps to form the attention, subtly, and the highlighter provides elevate and brightness to the attention space. I’m so impressed with this and I like that it retains all the tones on my face very uniform and tied collectively.
I then caught a Vieve Eye Wand in Coffee* into the corners of my eyes and dragged it up in direction of the eyebrow finish a little bit bit, to offer myself the customary “eye elevate”. For those who’ve by no means performed this earlier than then you definately’re in for a deal with. It’s not obligatory to place the product into your eye socket in the best way I do, which is borderline violent, however the Vieve Eye Wand is chunky and smooth and simply appears to lend itself to becoming proper within the outer nook. It’s very malleable and blendable so I exploit a small quantity, I don’t apply to the higher lid, however I take a small smudge brush and mix the little line of product out in order that it’s smooth and hazy and what leftovers I’ve I smudge into the decrease and higher lashline, simply on the outer fringe of the attention.
Moderately than me clarify it in a thousand phrases, it’s most likely higher to check out the video, if you happen to’ve by no means seen me do my little eye lifting trick. It correctly, correctly works – you simply need to ensure you observe the curve of your decrease lashline to get the flick in the appropriate route!
The mascara I exploit right here is the devoted L’Oreal Telescopic, which I simply suppose is without doubt one of the greatest mascaras you should buy, no matter worth. I fee the one within the boring gold tube and it’s often about eight quid once you catch it on provide, which is nearly at all times and it has a high-quality, slender comb that’s versatile and mess-free. You possibly can wiggle proper to the bottom of the lashes after which pull by way of to coat each and they’re left wanting stylish and separated. I very hardly ever deposit product onto my lids (occurs with nearly each different mascara) and I don’t get fallout or smudging. I purchase this mascara continuously – often from Amazon Prime, see here*, however you may get it in Boots and Superdrug and it’s at all times in inventory.
I exploit hairspray and a forehead brush for my brows as a result of I’ve misplaced all of my forehead merchandise (I sorted each single considered one of them right into a small bag after which promptly misplaced it throughout the workplace avalanche) and I do my lips with a easy lipliner define (Uncommon Magnificence liner in Inventive, see here*) patted in and topped with lip balm.
And that’s it. It’s fairly a pared-down routine, product-wise: I want I had a elaborate little image of the merchandise however I don’t, and anyway the Tilbury palette is nearly completed so it’s not wanting its photogenic greatest. I’ll end with just a few additional hyperlinks for fine details featured within the video, together with the skincare prep and the shirt I’m sporting. I say, what a beautiful shirt!
Olay Retinol Eye Cream is presently 60% off here*
Aveeno Calm and Restore Serum is here*
Pores and skin Rocks The Moisturiser is on-line here
The Francine Floral Shirt I’m sporting is from Wyse London here
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