Arriving in London with a make-up bag that had apparently been packed by a drunk baboon compelled me to be a bit inventive with my merchandise. I actually do not 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 couple 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 pictures, please click on right here. I gained’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 about twelve minutes. It was the make-up equal of constructing a toddler meal: warmth it for 2 minutes, cool it proper down once more for ten. Go forwards after which virtually proper again to the beginning.
Bronze & Glow is a superb funding for those who can presumably make it. There are a lot of “dupes” however none give fairly the moment glam this contour and spotlight duo does. You will discover it on-line here at Charlotte Tilbury* – I exploit shade Mild-Medium.
A contact of blush – this one is from Valentino (shade 9, here) and is gorgeous, 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 exploit the identical Tilbury Filmstar palette on my eyes – the contour to, er, contour and the highlighter to gild the lids. It really works so properly! It actually helps to form the attention, subtly, and the highlighter offers raise and brightness to the attention space. I’m so impressed with this and I like that it retains all the 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 somewhat bit, to offer myself the customary “eye raise”. If you happen to’ve by no means performed this earlier than then you definitely’re in for a deal with. It’s not essential to place the product into your eye socket in the way in which I do, which is borderline violent, however the Vieve Eye Wand is chunky and comfortable and simply appears to lend itself to becoming proper within the outer nook. It’s very malleable and blendable so I exploit 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 comfortable and hazy and what leftovers I’ve I smudge into the decrease and higher lashline, simply on the outer fringe of the attention.
Moderately than me clarify it in a thousand phrases, it’s in all probability higher to check out the video, for those who’ve by no means seen me do my little eye lifting trick. It correctly, correctly works – you simply must ensure you comply with the curve of your decrease lashline to get the flick in the best course!
The mascara I exploit right here is the trustworthy L’Oreal Telescopic, which I simply suppose is without doubt one of the greatest mascaras you should buy, no matter worth. I price the one within the boring gold tube and it’s normally about eight quid while you catch it on provide, which is nearly at all times and it has a positive, slim comb that’s versatile and mess-free. You’ll be able to wiggle proper to the bottom of the lashes after which pull by way of to coat every one 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 continually – normally from Amazon Prime, see here*, however you may get it in Boots and Superdrug and it’s at all times in inventory.
I exploit hairspray and a forehead brush for my brows as a result of I’ve misplaced all of my forehead merchandise (I sorted each single one in every of them right into a small bag after which promptly misplaced it inside 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 greatest. I’ll end with a couple of further hyperlinks for ins and outs featured within the video, together with the skincare prep and the shirt I’m sporting. I say, what a beautiful shirt!
Olay Retinol Eye Cream is at the moment 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 sporting is from Wyse London here
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