Here is a quick post to share today’s make-up look with you. Unfortunately my camera is broken, as is my iPhone so I apologise for the photo quality.
For base I used Laura Mercier foundation primer (here-£29). I finished the tube and I am on the look out for a good primer for make-up longevity so if people have any recommendations please comment below. My go to foundation at the moment is the Loreal Infallible 24hr matte (here- £7.99), I am on my 3rd tube and it give great medium to full coverage with a matte texture. It isn’t chalky like some matte foundations and I find it applies best with a damp beauty blender.
For concealer I have been reaching for the Maybelline instant anti-age eraser eye (here-£7.99), it has a high coverage but is easy to blend. I have the shade light to brighten my under eye area and the colour has yellow undertones which really diminishes any dark circles. I find it really similar to the mac prep and prime ‘light boost’ (here-£19.00) but with a bit more coverage and only slightly less brightening.
For my brows I use the collection 2000 brow palette(here-£3.99) using the mid-brown ash shade and then set with Benefit gimme brow (here-£19.50). The gel in the collection palette is okay however it can sometime be a bit gloopy and leave my eyebrows looking wet.
Using the naked 3 palette (here- £38) I highlighted the inner corner using ‘strange’, used ‘burn out’ on the lid and ‘trick’ in the crease. I keep nearly buying the new naked smokey palette (here-£38), to the point where I have had it in my hands and I am on my way to the till, but I just keep talking myself out of it as I’m pretty sure I own similar shades in my Naked 1 (here-£38), 3 and Vice palettes. If they do a Naked Copper palette I would be all over that.
I then applied 3 coats of roller lash by Benefit (here-£19.50), doing my eye liner with the maybelline lasting drama eyeliner(here-£8.99) between coats. It is a mechanical gel eyeliner so no need for a gel pot and brush. I previously had the benefit they're real gel liner (here-£18.50)and I would say this maybe line one is exactly the same but with a smaller price tag. I do find you can only do thicker flicks due to the nib however it does last all day.
For contour I used the AOM cream contour stick in dark (here- £18), applying it under the cheek bones and blending it up into the hair line using my illamasqua blush up brush(here-£29). This provide a dark ashy contour which can look hard after initially blended out but one the blusher is applied on top it softens it out.
For blush I used ‘Juicy apricot’ from my revolution palette which is a light orange colour gives some brightness to the cheeks. This palette was ordered of the website and each pan was £3 at the time and all the colours in the palette are customisable. They have great pigmentation and I reach for this palette more than my mac,benefit and illamasqua blushes. They no longer do these pallets however the brand is owned by MUA cosmetics who's blushes I also have which are the same formulation and colours (here-£1.00).
Hope you liked the post and please leave your current make-up recommendations below!