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I love getting creative with makeup, even though I’m yet to perfect that feline flick! I will often make Saturday about trying out something a bit different like the recent affair I’m having with the Clinique’s Black Honey range or simply a strong lip shade like Bobbi Browns Razzberry that stands out, it creates a focal point. However if I just want to look like me but better then I have certain go to make-up that just works. I suppose it’s really my no make-up, make-up routine as it does have such a natural fresh faced finish to it.
The Fresh Faced Kit
A Flawless Base
Usually I would use a primer but I skipped this step to see how my latest foundation stood up to time on its own. I’ve used the Mac Mineralize Moisture Foundation which has been my go to since Christmas. Where in contrast to it the Mac Matchmaster which is more suited to oily & combination skin this one is better for dry skin types. I apply this with the Real Techniques Buffing Brush which I’m kicking my self for having only just buying the set last month. Believe the hype on this one!
I next applied the Revlon Cream Blush using the same brush. I just dabbed it into the top then popped this on my cheeks then buffed the colour out. You can wear this strong or sheer it out as much as your like, either way it adds that natural fresh faced flush you’re looking for.
Now I have finally fallen for a radiant finish but I still need to set it as this foundation doesn’t. I did this with the Natural Collection Loose Powder, it doesn’t look fine enough in the pot but dip your brush in then knock the excess off & it works really well.There is no caking but with loose powder don’t swipe your brush across your face apply it in dabbing motions so you don’t disturb the foundation.
All Those Final Details
When I say I do this eye look all the time I really do mean it. If I can’t be fussed or just want to do lipstick then I like to give a polished natural look to my eyes. I first start with Mac Eye Brows a twist up pencil that is a dry formula but is fine enough to fill in just where you need it. Next I’ve been using the Real Techniques Bold Metals Oval Shadow Brush (or Mac 217 if you prefer it) it’s quite a firm brush but it’s good for applying Mac Blanc Type eyeshadow all over the lid. You can then swipe the tip of the brush into Macs Cork eyeshadow & apply this to the crease.
Next a swipe of mascara, I’m suggestion Maybelline’s Big Great Lash as one coat gives definition without the clumps, my favourite one! Last but not least (I did fail to show this in the photo s slightly forgotten) I used the Rimmel Scandaleyes Kohl in my waterline to brighten up those tired eyes.
To finish off I knew what it needed just a pinch of colour to the lips. I have really become addicted to Clinique’s Almost Lipstick which has a balmy comfortable feel but with a nice even amount of colour. Two coats give the perfect clout to the lips without looking overdone & it’s super easy to re-apply through the day.
- Mac Mineralize Moisture Foundation in NW13 30ml £28
- Revlon PhotoReady Cream Blush in Charmed £7.99
- Natural Collection Loose Powder in Neutral Translucent £1.99
- Mac Eye Brows in Lingering 0.09g £13.50
- Mac Eyeshadow in Blanc Type & Cork (refill pan) £10
- Maybelline Big Great Lash Mascara in Blackest Black £4.99
- Rimmel Scandaleyes Kohl in Nude £3.99
- Clinique’s Almost Lipstick in Black Honey £17.50