One thing I don’t typically cowl on my weblog is my make-up. I’m certainly not an knowledgeable with make-up and it wasn’t till about 5 years in the past that I began carrying it (older posts I’ve none!) and perhaps about 2 years in the past that I began actually doing my make-up correctly with merchandise that I like. I might say the final 18 months have been the place I’ve actually perfected my signature look, which I discover to be refined, however sufficient to indicate that I’m carrying make-up and to make my options pop.
I assumed it could be good to share my total make-up routine with you if I’m doing full make-up which I might put on for going out to an occasion, or a date night time and many others. I added occasion within the title as it could be a celebration look, however for me I by no means attend them, that’s to not say that this look wouldn’t be suited to at least one although. It’s bought some glitter to it, shiny lips, and contouring as nicely, however it’s all finished with powder as I’ve downside pores and skin and liquid foundations are not any good for me. I exploit a combination of Profit, Illamasqua, and Mally and it’s a very fast, straightforward routine that even I can do.
Base & Face Powders
1. Barbara Panagos Pressed Foundation – Beige
2. Illamasqua Beyond Powder Highlighter – OMG
3. Illamasqua Sculpting Powder Duo – Heliopolis & Lumos
4. Illamasqua Round Cheek Brush
5. Illamasqua Angled Cheek Brush
6. Naked Minerals Kabuki Brush (not pictured)
7. Illamasqua Powder Blusher – Nymph
These are the merchandise that I exploit on my face as powders to create the look I’ve. I at all times do my Liz Earle skincare routine first and after moisturising, I placed on my Barbara Panagos Pressed Basis in Beige utilizing my Naked Minerals Kabuki Brush (which I forgot to photograph). I’ve been utilizing this basis for about 3 years now and it’s superb. It’s made with pure merchandise and doesn’t have any talc in it to bulk it out, so it doesn’t dry out or irritate my face. It’s the inspiration I exploit each single time I am going out and it’s good. It’s not too mild for me and offers me a pleasant glow, however for a powder, you’d be stunned on the protection it offers you as nicely, all whereas wanting pure.
After making use of the inspiration, I then do my contouring (see under on how I do this) with the Illamasqua Past Powder Highlighter in OMG and the Sculpting Powder Duo for the Contouring Bronzer. I used to make use of the Highlighter within the duo set, however I ran out and determined to attempt the total dimension as an alternative. After I first realized how to do that, I used to be shocked on the distinction it makes to your face. It sculpts it and offers you cheek bones and actually frames your face, which I can by no means get sufficient of. You’ll be able to see under how I do it.
I just lately began to make use of the Illasmasqua Nymph Pink Blusher as nicely. I by no means used Blusher a lot as I at all times tended to have rosy pink cheeks (traits of an English Rose) anyway and I did something I may to cover that, however now I embrace it and I just like the little trace of color it offers me. Once more you’ll be able to see within the photograph on the backside the place I put it, however I solely use the smallest quantity and it simply offers a touch of color to me.
You’ll be able to see the colors of the Bronzer, Highlighter, and Blusher simply above on my hand, shot in daylight and daylight so you’ll be able to see the shimmer because it’s tougher to see on my face. I utilized them fairly liberally although so you’ll be able to actually perceive and visualise the pigments and tones. So all of that completes the bottom of my face, and we transfer onto the remainder…
Eyes, Eyebrows & Lip Merchandise
8. Benefit They’re Real Mascara – Black
9. Benefit Browzing Eyebrow Duo – Light
10. Mally Ever Color Eyeliner – Gunmetal
11. Illamasqua Powder Eye Shadow – Jubilance
12. Illamasqua Antimatter Lipstick – Hadron
Now I’ve by no means been the most effective in any respect with creating superb eye wings or smokey, sultry seems to be. I normally simply stick to at least one or two completely different eye shadows, my mascara, and eyeliner for my waterline and outer edges of my eyes. To start out with for this look, I took the Illamasqua Eye Shadow in Jubilance and lined my eyelids with it utilizing an eye fixed shadow brush. I swept a number of coats of it throughout after which even a little bit bit down the waterline and across the eye, so the golden glitter would actually sparkle. It’s beautiful! It’s actually the most effective eye shadow I’ve ever seen with the extreme gold tone, with as a lot glitter as attainable, whereas remaining refined. It’s good!
I then use my Profit They’re Actual Mascara as I’ve been utilizing this one for years. It actually does lengthen and carry the lashes whereas making them actually darkish. I apply about 3 coats to my high lashes after which one refined coat to my backside lashes. As I’ve blonde lashes and a pale complexion, I can’t apply an excessive amount of to the underside with out wanting like a panda, so I attempt to hold it refined.
Subsequent I exploit my Mally Ever Coloration Eye Liner Pencil in Gunmetal as I can’t use black as a consequence of being pale. The gray tone of it’s good to make a press release and make my eyes pop, however it’s not darkish sufficient to look harsh. It’s a really delicate pencil that’s delicate to the touch, so operating it throughout my waterline is simply superb. I then take it to the outer corners as nicely to create a little bit flick and a be part of to the highest eyelashes. If that is sensible? This simply actually frames my eyes properly.
As I discussed, I’ve blonde lashes, which additionally means I’ve blonde eyebrows and if I don’t darken them, they’re nearly non existent. I look foolish with out eyebrows because it throws my total face off, which is why I by no means wish to exit with out utilizing my Profit Forehead Bar Eyebrow Powder in Gentle. I don’t use the wax which is the darker one on the left, I solely use the lighter powder and brush it via my eyebrows utilizing the rounded brush. I attempt to create a fairly symmetrical form with them, however it’s not too darkish that they appear drawn on. It’s not a pencil or a gel, it’s a powder which suggests it seems to be actually pure and identical to my eyebrows.
Then lastly, for this specific make-up look, I selected this Illamasqua Antimatter Lipstick in Hadron because it’s a surprising shade of pink. I’ve a number of completely different lipsticks and differ between my Pixi ones and others, however to enhance the golden shimmer of the attention shadow, I believe this Hadron shade is the perfect mixture of pink and purple to be female, however attractive on the similar time. It’s not an excessive amount of, it doesn’t look excessive, and it feels good on in addition to it’s a mixture between matte and satin. I’m undoubtedly a fan of the color because it’s completely different for me and offers me extra of a daring look.
The place I Contour, Spotlight & Put Blusher
I assumed this photograph of me with the strains drawn on can be useful to indicate you the way I contour and spotlight my face to border and sculpt it. If I don’t do that, given my youthful/chubby cheeks look regardless of being 30 subsequent 12 months, my face tends to look actually youngster like and simply flat or uninteresting. I by no means knew a lot about doing this to my face till Kim Kardashian made it popular ages in the past, so let me present you what I do.
Darkish Brown Traces – These characterize the Bronzer which I apply with the angled brush (quantity 5). I suck in my cheeks to ensure I get the road from my ear to the center of my cheeks the place it sinks in. This creates a shadowing which provides the looks of cheek bones. I additionally apply it to the jaw line, down the edges of my nostril, and to the highest of my brow by my hair line. These places want shadowing to sculpt them.
Gentle Cream Traces – The lighter strains characterize the place I apply the Highlighter utilizing the spherical powder brush (quantity 4). The place I apply probably the most is on the tops of my cheeks which I sweep over from the sting of my nostril to the sting of my cheeks in an upward movement in the direction of the outer corners of my eyes. After you could have put the shadowing in your cheeks with Bronzer, the Highlighter actually makes that pop and outline your cheek bones. I additionally apply it down the bridge of my nostril, main as much as the centre of my brow, the center of my chin, and round my eyebrows to offer them a carry. As soon as the highlighted areas are finished, the shadowing actually stands out as nicely, which provides your face an look of being outlined (see this example), however in a refined approach.
Gentle Pink Traces – This reveals the place I put the Blusher. Utilizing the identical spherical powder brush because the Highlighter, I apply it simply to the apples of my cheeks. I discover these by smiling and making use of it to the rounded areas that stick out whenever you do this. I solely put a little bit bit on as I’m not a fan of the extreme blusher look, however these of you who go well with it, be at liberty to place way more on.
I actually hope that reveals you that you could obtain a celebration or night time time make-up look even if you happen to’re no good at doing make-up, like I’m not. I might say it takes me about quarter-hour to do and it couldn’t be simpler as there’s nothing difficult to do. You solely have to know the way to use a brush and powder, observe strains, and apply lipstick neatly. I’m extraordinarily lazy relating to placing make-up on and regardless of being a woman, it’s one thing I dislike doing as I might love to only depart the home, however after seeing how way more assured I really feel once I do my make-up properly like this and the way sparkly it makes my face, I do like it. I undoubtedly suggest these make-up merchandise to you as there actually good high quality ones that I’ve come to like and belief through the years after attempting out a great deal of different merchandise which have been simply not suited to me.
– What make-up do you’re keen on to make use of? I might like to know!