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Everyday Makeup

everyday make up winter
The best part about Winter is getting to play up your day to day make up look. I love going for vampier lip shades that you normally wouldn't get away with during Spring / Summer, and playing them down with a neutral eye. As I'm doing a post on my favourite lip shades for Winter, I thought I would share with you my 'everyday base'. To keep the focus primarily on the lip, I like to keep everything else simple. Light pinks and minimal eye make up.
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Foundation: I'm currently using Benefit's 'Hello Flawless'. I was matched to the shade 'ivory' back in September when I was still pretty tan from holidays so this is no longer a 'perfect' match unless I'm wearing tan, but I really like the coverage. It's not a matte finish either, more dewy which is perfect for the colder months because my skin does get really dried out from the cold, harsh weather. I mean, doesn't all of our
Concealer: Still pretty much infatuated with Benefit's 'Erase Paste'. It's so good for covering up spots and blends really well with the 'Hello Flawless'. They make a really good combo.
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Eyeshadow: I've recently started using this color tattoo in the shade 'pink gold' from Maybelline and I'm still undecided on whether I like the actual product and not just the shade. I find it feels quite heavy on my eye and creases pretty easily, however it does work great as a base beneath 'Sin' from the first Urban Decay Naked palette. I used to be wary of pink tone eyeshadows, to quote my friend Ellie "it kinda makes you look like you have pink eye tho?". I find once you apply it right, you avoid the pink eye effect and it looks really subtle for a day to day look.
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Blush: Topshop blushes still mesmerise me. They apply like a cream blush but finish like a powder. It's a little awkward to apply, but I've been using the flat brush from the Real Techniques 'Core Collection' and it works like a charm. Winter and rosy cheeks go hand in hand and this blush from Topshop is perfect for creating a lovely glow without having to brace the cold.
Bronzer: I'm a contouring addict. I contour everyday without fail. Sadly, I don't have predominant cheekbones so I hardcore fake them thanks to Benefit's 'Hoola' bronzer. 'Hoola' is great for me because it's dark but not too dark. It's also buildable so I f I'm wearing tan I don't have to worry about using another bronzer. Contouring looks like it's about to replace eyebrows as the new statement for 2015 so if you haven't mastered it yet, YouTube tutorials guys.
good eyebrow pencils cara del
Brows: Eyebrows are still having their moment (contouring is on yo tail), thank you Cara. I feel like, if your eyebrows are on point, then the rest of your make up falls into place effortlessly. I get my brows tinted and threaded at 'The Body Shop' but sometimes they need a bit of filling in. I go back and forth between this Rimmel eyebrow pencil and the Seventeen 'Brows That' eyebrow kit (review here) to fully enhance my brow. I love a thick eyebrow with a sharp arch and this pencil is brilliant for helping me achieve that. The brush on the end is pretty useless but the pencil is fab. It's not too insanely pigmented either, I'm massively anti the 'sharpie' brow.
maybelline mascara review big lashes
Mascara: I'm a recent convert to Maybelline's 'Falsies' mascara. It's been raved about on many a blog and magazine, but I only picked up my first tube a couple months ago and honestly, I do regret not purchasing it before. Obsessed, doesn't cover it really. It's perfect for everyday makeup as you can build it up to apply as much drama as you fancy. The wand is my favourite part. It has a slight curve in it which really helps grab your lashes and blow out volume at the same time. I am going to do a full review on this in the next few days so keep an out for that.

So there you have it, these are the products I've been using to create a ~flawless base for an everyday look. It's pretty simple, but that's where the lipsticks come into play and boy do I love a bold lipstick.


Unknown said...

OOOOHHH The topshop blush sounds interesting hun I have never tried it before :) :)

Ziegfeldgirl27 said...

looks like you are quite the Benefit addict :) i love the colour of that cream eyeshadow too, i love soft pinks on the eyes!

Ariadna said...

That eyeshadow looks lovely!! Such a nice shade! x

Makeup Monster said...

I must try that Maybelline Mascara!

Unknown said...

I need to finally get myself the erase paste. been saying this for ages now!
Also, yet to try topshop blushers. (I know right).I am deffo missing out!
Hareem x

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