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 truthfully don’t 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 just a few weeks because the “WTF did I pack?” incident however I’ve really 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 evaluate with earlier than and after photographs, please click on right here. I received’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 roughly twelve minutes. It was the make-up equal of creating a toddler meal: warmth it for 2 minutes, cool it proper down once more for ten. Go forwards after which nearly proper again to the beginning.
Bronze & Glow is a superb funding in the event you 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 take advantage of shade Mild-Medium.
A contact of blush – this one is from Valentino (shade 9, here) and is beautiful, however there’s no huge 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 take advantage of the identical Tilbury Filmstar palette on my eyes – the contour to, er, contour and the highlighter to gild the lids. It really works so effectively! It actually helps to form the attention, subtly, and the highlighter offers elevate 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 a bit bit, to present myself the customary “eye elevate”. In case you’ve by no means executed this earlier than then you definitely’re in for a deal with. It’s not crucial 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 mushy and simply appears to lend itself to becoming proper within the outer nook. It’s very malleable and blendable so I take advantage of 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 mushy and hazy and what leftovers I’ve I smudge into the decrease and higher lashline, simply on the outer fringe of the attention.
Fairly than me clarify it in a thousand phrases, it’s in all probability higher to check out the video, in the event you’ve by no means seen me do my little eye lifting trick. It correctly, correctly works – you simply must ensure you observe the curve of your decrease lashline to get the flick in the precise path!
The mascara I take advantage of right here is the trustworthy L’Oreal Telescopic, which I simply assume is likely one of the greatest mascaras you should purchase, no matter value. I charge the one within the uninteresting gold tube and it’s normally about eight quid once you catch it on supply, which is sort of all the time and it has a high-quality, slim comb that’s versatile and mess-free. You possibly can wiggle proper to the bottom of the lashes after which pull by means of to coat every one and they’re left trying stylish and separated. I very not often deposit product onto my lids (occurs with nearly each different mascara) and I don’t get fallout or smudging. I purchase this mascara consistently – normally from Amazon Prime, see here*, however you will get it in Boots and Superdrug and it’s all the time in inventory.
I take advantage of hairspray and a forehead brush for my brows as a result of I’ve misplaced all of my forehead merchandise (I sorted each single certainly one 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 Artistic, 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 elaborate little image of the merchandise however I don’t, and anyway the Tilbury palette is sort of completed so it’s not trying its photogenic greatest. I’ll end with just a few further hyperlinks for fine details featured within the video, together with the skincare prep and the shirt I’m sporting. I say, what a stunning shirt!
Olay Retinol Eye Cream is presently 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