Arriving in London with a make-up bag that had apparently been packed by a drunk baboon pressured 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 saved 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 Extremely Put on Basis. For a full assessment with earlier than and after photographs, please click on right here. I received’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 creating a toddler meal: warmth it for 2 minutes, cool it proper down once more for ten. Go forwards after which virtually proper again to the beginning.
Bronze & Glow is a superb funding if you happen to can probably make it. There are lots of “dupes” however none give fairly the moment glam this contour and spotlight duo does. You will discover it on-line right here at Charlotte Tilbury* – I take advantage of shade Gentle-Medium.
A contact of blush – this one is from Valentino (shade 9, right here) and is beautiful, 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 take advantage of the identical Tilbury Filmstar palette on my eyes – the contour to, er, contour and the highlighter to gild the lids. It really works so nicely! It actually helps to form the attention, subtly, and the highlighter provides raise 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 Espresso* into the corners of my eyes and dragged it up in the direction of the eyebrow finish slightly bit, to present myself the customary “eye raise”. When you’ve by no means performed this earlier than then you definitely’re in for a deal with. It’s not essential to place the product into your eye socket in the way in which I do, which is borderline violent, however the Vieve Eye Wand is chunky and comfortable and simply appears to lend itself to becoming proper within the outer nook. It’s very malleable and blendable so I take advantage of 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 comfortable 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 try 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 be sure you comply with the curve of your decrease lashline to get the flick in the proper course!
The mascara I take advantage of right here is the trustworthy L’Oreal Telescopic, which I simply suppose is likely one of the finest mascaras you should purchase, no matter value. I charge the one within the uninteresting gold tube and it’s normally about eight quid while you catch it on provide, which is nearly all the time and it has a fantastic, slender comb that’s versatile and mess-free. You may wiggle proper to the bottom of the lashes after which pull by 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 – normally from Amazon Prime, see right here*, however you may get it in Boots and Superdrug and it’s all the time in inventory.
I take advantage of hairspray and a forehead brush for my brows as a result of I’ve misplaced all of my forehead merchandise (I sorted each single one in every of them right into a small bag after which promptly misplaced it inside the workplace avalanche) and I do my lips with a easy lipliner define (Uncommon Magnificence liner in Artistic, see right 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 finest. I’ll end with just a few additional hyperlinks for ins and outs featured within the video, together with the skincare prep and the shirt I’m carrying. I say, what a beautiful shirt!
Olay Retinol Eye Cream is at the moment 60% off right here*
Aveeno Calm and Restore Serum is right here*
Pores and skin Rocks The Moisturiser is on-line right here
The Francine Floral Shirt I’m carrying is from Wyse London right here