Monday, 10 September 2012

Cream in your coffee

Here is my new go-to makeup for when I'm in a rush but want to make myself look more awake and need to brighten up my skin. The look is very bronzed with lots of brown tones and plenty of highlighter, I should really tone the highlighter down as sometimes I do border on looking like I've just had some fairy dust chucked on my face... but then again, that can't be a bad thing can it?

The products:

Mac 'cream in your coffee'
 Mac paint pot in 'groundwork'
Mac mineralize skin finish in 'soft and gentle'
loreal infaillible eye colour in 'hourglass beige'
 Nars bronzer in 'Laguna'
 Sleek blusher in 'Suede'

And this is how it's done:

Firstly I moisturise my skin with Oilatum natural repair face cream, I let this settle on my skin for about 10 minutes before doing the rest of my makeup to ensure that I don't have any dry patches where powders will cling on to.
I then put on this beautiful BB cream by No7 (shade: Medium) it's for normal/oily skin but comes in other formulas depending on your skin type. This gives a really lovely colour and a light coverage but it's incredibly buildable so can easily give a fuller coverage if you use a stippling brush. Once my skin tone has evened out I apply a correcter under my eyes, this one is by Bobbi Brown (shade: light bisque) this cancels out the grey misery under my eyes, on top - using a concealer brush by No7 - I apply my mac pro longwear concealer (shade NW20) I also apply this to any blemishes and red areas such as around my nose and chin. The concealer brush helps me to work the concealer into my skin to prevent it looking cakey which my skin has a habit of doing. At this point I apply my eye makeup as from experience I find that powdered blushers/bronzers don't sit well on newly applied foundation as they cling to areas that are still settling into the skin.
For the eyes it is very simple, I just use my middle finger to apply macs paint pot over my eyelid, blending the edges out with whatever is left on my concealer brush. This gives a really subtle amount of colour to the eyelid that won't crease/budge all day as it dries into a powder. I then apply plenty of Mascara to both my top and bottom lashes, Smokey lash mascara by Makeup Forever is quite a dry mascara which is great for giving nice spidery lashes (my personal favourite). To brighten my eye area (which I like to do even more so since having a longer fringe) I use a loreals eye colour just on my tear duct area, this is a great tip for making your eyes look bright when you're in a rush.
Now we need to bronze up the face, I am in love with Nars Laguna bronzer at the moment. The colour is beautiful and doesn't give that horrible orange tone that so many bronzers do these days. I apply this using my faithful Primark kabuku brush and dust it over my cheeks, down my neck, forehead and down the centre of my face. I then apply my Sleek blusher using my real techniques brush to the apples of my cheeks and up towards my hairline, this colour is heavenly and gives a really natural look to the skin. Now to add some shimmer I use mac mineralize skin finish, I apply this to the top of my cheek bones, down my nose, above my cupids bow and under my brows, this brings the whole look together and looks beautiful when your face catches the light.
And finally for lips I use macs 'cream in your coffee' which is a beautiful warm brown toned lipstick, this is a great colour for everyday or can be applied more heavily for an evening look. This lipstick has a creamy consistency which makes your lips look slightly glossy however when blotted the colour is much more matte, so depending on my mood I sometimes add more gloss or blot away.

1 comment:

  1. I am in love with anything Boots No.7! Such great products and easy on the wallet!

    Also, I've tagged you in the beauty "Liebster Award" tag on my blog -->