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 actually do not 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 truly 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 Extremely Put on Basis. For a full assessment with earlier than and after pictures, please click on right here. I received’t repeat myself – it’s nearly 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 virtually proper again to the beginning.
Bronze & Glow is a wonderful funding in case you can probably make it. There are various “dupes” however none give fairly the moment glam this contour and spotlight duo does. Yow will discover it on-line right here at Charlotte Tilbury* – I exploit shade Gentle-Medium.
A contact of blush – this one is from Valentino (shade 9, right here) and is beautiful, however there’s no large 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 exploit the identical Tilbury Filmstar palette on my eyes – the contour to, er, contour and the highlighter to gild the lids. It really works so properly! It actually helps to form the attention, subtly, and the highlighter offers carry 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 Espresso* into the corners of my eyes and dragged it up in the direction of the eyebrow finish a bit of bit, to present myself the customary “eye carry”. For those who’ve by no means achieved this earlier than then you definately’re in for a deal with. It’s not crucial to place the product into your eye socket in the best way I do, which is borderline violent, however the Vieve Eye Wand is chunky and tender and simply appears to lend itself to becoming proper within the outer nook. It’s very malleable and blendable so I exploit 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 tender and hazy and what leftovers I’ve I smudge into the decrease and higher lashline, simply on the outer fringe of the attention.
Somewhat than me clarify it in a thousand phrases, it’s in all probability higher to try the video, in case you’ve by no means seen me do my little eye lifting trick. It correctly, correctly works – you simply need to be sure you comply with the curve of your decrease lashline to get the flick in the appropriate course!
The mascara I exploit right here is the trustworthy L’Oreal Telescopic, which I simply assume is without doubt one of the greatest mascaras you should purchase, no matter worth. I charge the one within the uninteresting gold tube and it’s normally about eight quid whenever you catch it on supply, which is sort of at all times and it has a fantastic, slender comb that’s versatile and mess-free. You may wiggle proper to the bottom of the lashes after which pull by means of to coat every one and they’re left wanting 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 right here*, however you will get it in Boots and Superdrug and it’s at all times in inventory.
I exploit hairspray and a forehead brush for my brows as a result of I’ve misplaced all of my forehead merchandise (I sorted each single one among 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 right 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 wanting 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 carrying. I say, what a beautiful shirt!
Olay Retinol Eye Cream is presently 60% off right here*
Aveeno Calm and Restore Serum is right here*
Pores and skin Rocks The Moisturiser is on-line right here
The Francine Floral Shirt I’m carrying is from Wyse London right here