Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Minimal Make Up ♡

Hello everyone!

As I am sure a lot of you will be aware, my posts on this blog have been few and far between as of late. It feels like life (college) just seems to get in the way all the time, and when I'm not stressing about the prospect of failing my A Levels and ruining my whole future I'm madly revising in the hope that some of it sinks in. Although writing this blog is one of my favourite things to do, at the moment it is purely just a hobby, something I do for fun, therefore meaning it has had to take a backseat in my priorities recently. However, I have been thinking of some ideas for some posts that I'm so excited about, I'll be getting started with those as soon as my exams are done and dusted.

In relation to my exam stress, I have also adopted a much more minimal make up look for College, so I thought that it would be nice to share it with you!

The Look

(no editing, no filter, no anything)

1. First, I moisturised my face with my Simple moisturiser. Then, I used my No7 'Dry Skin Rescue' cream on any areas of my face that are prone to being extra dry, such as my chin and the sides of my nose. After this, I primed my face using my Nivea primer.

2. When my primer had worked its magic I moved on to foundation. I applied Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Foundation (in BR 10) using my Real Techniques Expert Face Brush, while also blending using my Real Techniques buffing brush. A fantastic cheaper alternative to this foundation is the Maybelline Superstay Better Skin Foundation in Light Beige.

3. After ensuring that my foundation was fully blended and set using my RT Buffing Brush, I proceeded to fill in my eyebrows using my HD Brows palette in 'Foxy' and using a clear brow gel to set them.

4. I then used 17 Phwoarr Paint Concealer on any blemishes, underneath my eyes and any areas of particular redness.

5. On my eyes, I just applied Sin by Urban Decay on my lid. I then did a simple liquid liner flick using Rimmel Glam Eyes Liquid Liner.

6. Next, I curled my eyelashes and applied a coating of Soap and Glory's Thick And Fast Mascara.

7. Using a small powder brush, I then swept a tiny bit of powder just over any areas that get particularly oily, such as my T-zone and my chin. 

8. To finish off the look, I simply patted some Vaseline on my lips and I was good to go!

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Laura