Hi Everyone! Something different for ya today, I wanted to share with you a kind of "what's in my make-up bag" post, but decided to do it in a tutorial type form, so you can see the order in which I like to go about applying my make-up. Hope you find this interesting and once again, eye-look requests are welcome ;) Enjoy!
So I always start with UDPP either the original or Eden, today I went for Eden.
For my everyday look I like to keep the lid colour a shade or two lighter than my skintone or the same as my skintone, sometimes matte, sometimes iridescent, today I actually used a colour I'd mixed up and pressed myself, its a combination of Mac's Brule and Naked Lunch. You could use either colour you preferred, or if you have both, just dip your brush in both and mix them together :). This is a handy way of making sure you get as much mileage out of expensive shadows like this, both pans only had bits at the sides left so it was really hard to get the colour out, but when I pressed them together, I actually had loads left! So anyway, that went all over the moving lid using a flat shader brush.
Next I took Kid by Mac, a matte, warm, light brown colour, and used this in the socket using the base shadow brush by Real Techniques. I find this brush excellent for use in the crease when trying to create soft definition there.
For my highlight (browbone and inner corner) I usually mix together Brule and Blanc Type by Mac, I prefer a matte highlight to a shimmery one.
To add a bit more definition, I dipped my essential crease brush by Real Techniques into the tiniest bit of Swiss Chocolate by Mac, and blended into the very outer corner of the eye. You can blend this in using the same brush you used to apply Kid.
I used a Crown angled brush and Crave from the Urban Decay Naked Basics palette to create a simple winged eyeliner.
My favourite mascara ever, Clinique High Impact.
When I have my eyes done, I usually clean up under the eyes (especially if I've used a dark eyeshadow as liner, like here), and move on to my skin. So the foundation I'm loving at the moment is Lancome Teint Miracle, which I apply using the Real Techniques pointed foundation brush. I like to build it up around problem areas (for me, around the mouth and chin area) and have it very thin towards the outside of the face. I then go in with my holy-grail concealer, the Mac Studio Finish (NW20) which I apply under the eyes, all over my nose (foundation never seems to want to sit on it very long) and again, any blemishes. I use the double-ended, synthetic brush which came with the Urban Decay Naked2 palette, I use the flat side to scoop some out of the tub and apply where needed, and then I buff it in with the fluffy side. I love Mac Mineralize Skinfinish Natural as a powder, it doesnt mattify the skin too much but helps keep my make-up on all day. Today I used my Real Techniques Multitask Brush to apply this.
At this stage I usually fill in my eyebrows using (my very battered looking) Catrice Brow Kit and a Crown angled brush. I use mainly the lighter shade, but a little bit of the darker on the outside part.
For the rest of the skin, at the moment I'm loving this Tropi-Coral kit by Benefit. I use the Coralista blush with my Bdellium Tools 940 brush (the little green one) mainly on the apples of the cheeks only. For daytime-friendly natural contouring, I actually like to use a darker than my skin face powder, here I used the Mac MSF Natural in Medium (I used the colour Light as my setting powder)with an Avon synthetic angled face brush. I find this looks nice and undetectable in daylight, as to using a full on bronzer. Lastly I like to dot a little bit of High Beam with my ringfinger along the tops of my cheekbones for a little healthy glow, et voila!
The finished look, easy and simple :) Apologies by the way for the poor light in these photos, still trying to suss out the best times to do photos in my new room..! Hope you liked it! Much Love xx