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Current Everyday Face: Before & After

28 September 2015

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Hi guys!

My makeup life has been very boring of late, which is probably why I’ve been AWOL. But, I have been enjoying cutting down on the time it takes to trowel my face on every morning. The extra time has been spent hitting snooze another 20 times while attempting to stop the cat from sitting on my face.

My skin has been pretty parched and any kind of base makes it look like the Sahara so I’ve been skipping it altogether and opting for a richer moisturiser with a bit of concealer to cover my dark circles. Nothing too heavy – Rimmel Wake Me Up concealer does the job. It doesn’t cover the darkness completely but improves the situation significantly. I set that quickly with some powder, I’m liking Bourjois Healthy Balance at the moment. I also put a bit on my nose to stop it getting shiny during the day, and a little through my eyebrows to get rid of any moisture before I go in with Anastasia DipBrow pomade. I buff in some Benefit Hoola bronzer on my cheekbones, jawline and temples to warm up my face and balance out the lightness of the concealer under my eyes. Then, a quick slick of mascara – I’m not particularly loyal to one particular mascara right now but Maybelline Lash Sensational gives a nice separated effect, making me look a little less sleep deprived. Finally, a nude lip finishes my face off before I dash out the door. I keep going back to Maybelline Color Drama Intense Velvet lip pencil in Nude Perfection is literally the perfect nude (full review here).

And that’s it! This look takes me 10-15 minutes to do which is a welcome change to the previous 45 minutes I used to take!

FOTD: Everyday Drugstore Look

5 December 2014

everyday fotdWhen I say minimal, don’t be fooled – it still takes me three and a half years to do this look. No matter how early I start my makeup, you can bet your bottom dollar I’ll still be frantically hurling myself out the door in a cloud of panic and confusion. However, if unlike me, you have your shit together, you can do this look in 15 minutes so don’t let my bad example put you off.

I’ve been opting for less makeup recently, gradually weaning myself off heavy eyeliner, and most days I go foundation-free.

Apologies for the horrendous lighting – it’s dark when I get up, it’s dark when I get home and the spotlights make for extremely shadowy photos. Flash is all I had left.

Disclaimer: This is almost all drugstore products – the lipstick is MAC but I’m sure you’ll get over it.

Revlon PhotoReady Perfecting Primer
Maybelline Instant Anti-Age Eraser Eye Concealer Nude
Soap & Glory Kick Ass Instant Retouch Pressed Powder
Sleek Face Form Medium
Accessorize Merged Baked Blush Scandal (review here)

Maybelline Eye Studio Gel Liner Black (review here)
Bourjois Volume 1 Seconde Mascara Black
Rimmel Scandaleyes Kohl Liner Black

Topshop Brows Pencil Spike

MAC Lustre Lipstick Syrup

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