Friday 18 July 2014

My Everyday Make Up!

I'm not claiming to be amazing at make-up, because I'm actually quite poo at make-up; but I thought it might be interesting to put a post together about my every day make-up and what I reach for on a daily basis!

BASE // I have very dry skin but I also get a lot of spots, so finding make-up that suits my skin can be a bit of a nightmare at times - plus I'm ridiculously pale. To start off with I apply Collection 2000's (or just Collection now??) Lasting Perfection Concealer which literally everyone seems to us, to any blemishes I have as well as under my eyes and along my brow bone. I tend to just blend this with my finger. I recently went to Boots with my mum and had my skin tested by the machine at the No7 counter, which matched me to the palest of their foundation colours. I explained that I wanted quite a full coverage so the woman suggested their Beautifully Matte foundation which works pretty well for me! I apply this with a foundation brush which you can see in the photo below; I don't know what the brand is and I got the set of brushes pretty cheap off Ebay - but they work fine for me. If I know I'm going to need my make-up to last, I use MUA's basic primer underneath it all, and my trusty Rimmel Stay Matter powder in Transparent over the top - *I haven't used them in this look though*

FACE // Once my base is on, I contour gently using Mac's Bronzing Powder in Matte Bronze on my cheeks, forehead and chin; as I'm pale I try not to use a lot as it can look quite muddy. Following this I use a Collection blusher in the shade 02 - Bashful, on the apples of my cheeks. This is really pigmented so a little goes a looooong way. After my blusher is blended in I take Mac's Mineralise Skin Finish Natural in Soft & Gentle as highlighter - along my cheekbones, brow bones, down my nose and on my Cupid's bow.

EYES // Next I move onto eyes; I have my eyebrows waxed and tinted, so most of the time I don't need to do much to them. When they look a little sparse as they did today, I take a little bit of Bobbi Brown eyeshadow in Blonde(21) on an angled brush and run it through. Over my lids I used the shades Naked and Sidecar from the Urban Decay Naked Palette and a tiny bit of eyeliner which is a freebie I got from 17 @ Boots - and I completely forgot to photograph it, plus the name has rubbed off and I can't find it on the Boots website. SORRY :-( On my lashes I used Benefit's They're Real Mascara which I'm actually not a fan of - it does barely anything for me.

LIPS // I completely forgot to include my lipstick in the photos below - but it's Rose Rush by Calvin Klein. I love the CK lipsticks as they're really pigmented and last ages on me.

Sorry for the awful quality of the pictures; my camera has disappeared so I'm stuck with my iPhone. Hope you enjoyed this post! 

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