This week I will focus quite a bit on make up. I like make up. I love the fact that you can change the way you look, enhance your best features and minimize your worst, so easily. The one look that I have managed to perfect is the natural “Oh no, I’m not wearing any make up!” look. I can do it in less than 15 minutes now, and the key is in getting the right colours and products. I have rather pale, olive toned skin. I don’t have any colour in my cheeks at all and have been blessed with quite clear skin. However, my curse is dark undereyes. No matter how much sleep I get, my eyes always look like I have walked into several doors, or had a spot of rhinoplasty. So, hiding these flaws are my main priority. Below, is the way I handle the “natural look”. This is just me, try it yourself until you find a way that works for you.
The products I used were:
BB Cream – No7 Beautiful Skin normal/oily in fair. I like the idea of my make up doing my skin some good!
Concealer/Highlighter - Maybelline Dream LumiTouch in sand. Plenty of places stock this cheap, there’s no need to go to places like Boots.
Cheek Tint – Collection 2000 The Cheek Of It. Cheek tint works better on me than powder or cream blushers.
Face Powder – No7 Creme Touch in 01 translucent
Eye Shadows – Revlon Colorstay Eyeshadow in White Whisper and Stila Bow set in fair (I know, but it was a freebie and I thought I’d give it a go. Low and behold, it is the perfect soft brown)
Lipstick – Clarins Rouge Appeal in 02/Cappucino
Mascara – Calvin Klein True Lustre in brown, I love this mascara. it doesnt flake or run or make my eyes sore. The only things I will splash out on are foundation and mascara.
I do the foundation/BB Cream before my concealer, it’s just the way I always have. I apply the cheek tint by painting an aunt sally-like blob on the apples of my cheeks, then rubbing it out towards my temple. The white/pale eyeshadow goes from lashline to brow, its not white white, more like an ivory and just lightens the eye. the brown goes in the crease, very lightly. Then, I curl my eyelashes and pop on two coats of mascara and my lipstick. Easy peasy!
Later this week I shall try out other make up styles and do more step by step guides. If you have any special requests, please feel free to leave a comment!
Today The Boy is ill, I had planned to wear something lovely to pop into town. A skirt and boots. Or maybe jeans with heels. When he fell asleep on the sofa with a temperature, I decided that comfort was a priority today, so dragged my trusty cords out, threw on a few layers and my comfy hi-tops. At least my nails are cheerful!
Nails – Nails Inc Atomic
Until next time, Happy Fabulizing peeps!!