Happy spring, everyone!
When I went out with a friend last Saturday I decided on a warm, gold and somewhat fresh look so that I could transition from the rough weather and welcome the spring, which is finally here! *squeals with delight* (Sorry, Canada)
Flawless and dewy canvas, warm tones and pink-ish lips – well, that’s kinda my go-to look (even though the dewiness can be debated, as my oily skin takes it too seriously).
Primer: Rimmel Fix Perfect Pro 002 – iih, not the best primer, but it does the job.
Foundation: Sephora Fond de teint perfection 10H – Clair Light 20 (deeply sorry for my UK fellows, I do feel your pain that we don’t have Sephora) I’m finishing my second bottle of this, I don’t know about 10 hours, but it does last quite a while – take it from someone whose makeup used to slide off her face. *Note: I don’t use any brush for applying foundation, as the warmth of my fingers makes it perfectly even.
Concealer: Collection Lasting Perfection – 1 Fair – this is truly incredible, especially for the price of 4 quid. I mean… £4!! I use it for concealing both my under eyes and spots or acne scars – again, no brush.
Powder: Benefit Hello Flawless – Ivory – I apply it with the Buffing brush from good ol’ Real Techniques. Okay, not let me take something off my chest. I regret buying this. I had it for nearly 3 months, it’s almost finished and that’s not even what bothers me. It looks so cakey and powder-y in real life that it makes me cringe at times – but I have to use it after I paid so much for it. MOREOVER, it doesn’t keep my skin matte for more than 1 hour. WT#@%!
Highlighter: I apply Benefit High Beam on my non-existent cheek bones and on my cupid’s bow – works wonders.
Primer: Too Faced Shadow Insurance – a veeeery tiny amount is enough for both eye lids (could probably cover the entire face too, as a little goes a long way). Totally recommend it, makes my eye makeup stay in place without creasing.
On the lid: Smog – Urban Decay Naked Palette (1)
In the crease: The orange shade (it’s called Light Copper) from Sephora Cocktail On the Beach palette blended with Naked from Urban Decay and intensified with a bit of the brown shadow (called Liner-Dark Brown) from the Sephora palette. Sounds complicated and like it requires lots of time, but it really does not! (although I love me a good blending).
*Yes, I do use the 217 for everything; I just dust it off on a tissue if necessary.
On the brow bone: Virgin (Naked)
Lower Lid: Smog plus Liner-Dark Brown
Eye liner: Rimmel Waterproof Gel liner in 001 Black – exciting stuff! Behold, the liner that does not budge. But then again, it is gel and waterproof.
Brows: filled in with the Liner-Dark Brown shade, applied with the Urban Decay brush that’s not in the picture… oopsies.
Real Techniques Buffing brush (powder), Contour brush (bronzer) and detailer brush (eye liner) from the Core Collection, Mac 217 for the eyes, Urban Decay eye shadow brush that came with the Naked palette.
*Disclaimer: Nope, not a makeup artist. Just a girl with dreams and some fun, shiny products to play with.