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 don’t 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 a number of weeks for the reason that “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 beneath.
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So: in with the Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Wear Foundation. For a full evaluation with earlier than and after images, 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 roughly 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 nearly 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. Yow will discover it on-line here at Charlotte Tilbury* – I take advantage of shade Mild-Medium.
A contact of blush – this one is from Valentino (shade 9, here) and is beautiful, however there’s no large must 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 effectively! It actually helps to form the attention, subtly, and the highlighter provides carry and brightness to the attention space. I’m so impressed with this and I like that it retains the entire 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 bit of bit, to provide myself the customary “eye carry”. If you happen to’ve by no means carried out this earlier than you then’re in for a deal with. It’s not essential 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 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 smooth and hazy and what leftovers I’ve I smudge into the decrease and higher lashline, simply on the outer fringe of the attention.
Slightly 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 should ensure you comply with the curve of your decrease lashline to get the flick in the correct path!
The mascara I take advantage of right here is the trustworthy L’Oreal Telescopic, which I simply suppose is without doubt one of the finest mascaras you should purchase, no matter worth. I fee the one within the uninteresting gold tube and it’s often about eight quid whenever you catch it on provide, which is nearly all the time and it has a advantageous, slender comb that’s versatile and mess-free. You may wiggle proper to the bottom of the lashes after which pull by way of to coat each and they’re left trying 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 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 certainly 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 flowery little image of the merchandise however I don’t, and anyway the Tilbury palette is nearly completed so it’s not trying its photogenic finest. I’ll end with a number of additional hyperlinks for fine details 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 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 carrying is from Wyse London here