This is going to be my first attempt at creating a beauty post about my makeup. We’ll see how it goes, I have high hopes! This is my makeup on those days where I’m not feeling heavy eye makeup and winged eyeliner. More of a natural look and attempt to ctreate a look that’s like, ‘Oh yeah, I naturally wake up like this!’ (insert Beyonce lyrics here).
Now, my makeup bag is going to be drastically different to other bloggers and youtubers who show their make up bag, as mine is not full of MAC products and Urban Decay. One reason is because I simply can’t afford it, two I like these brands and find most of their products amazing for their price and three, I use brands that I know don’t test on animals. Therefore, I am pretty sure that my make-up bag is cruelty free (if you know of brands throughout that do test on animals, please let me know!). Also, I set this blog up as a way for people to realise you don’t have to pay high prices to get good quality clothes, makeup, whatever. So that is what I am doing here! So lets get straight into it!
- MUA Skin Define Matte Perfect Foundation in Ivory
- Essence All About Matte High Covering Concealer in 05 Ivory
- Essence Mattifying Compact Powder in Pastel Beige
As you can see I have to use all the lightest shades, thanks pale skin! To start with, I put one-two pumps of the MUA Skin Define foundation on the back of my hand and mix with moisturiser, usually Soap and Glory body butter. The issue is with this foundation is that it is super thick and noticeably darker than my skin tone; therefore I found mixing it with moisturiser allowed it to apply with ease and more evenly! It still gives a great coverage as well so its smiles all around! I apply this with my foundation brush that I got from Superdrug for £4, I think that’s what I paid for it anyway! I then apply my Essence All About Matte concealer underneath my eyes, the edges of my nose and any other problem areas that I have, usually my chin! I use my ring finger to blend this in as I just find it to create a better coverage and put the product exactly where I want it! Finally I finish my base off with my Mattifying powder from Essence again and this allows all the shiny areas on my face to be hidden and give a great base for my blusher and highlight!
Blusher and highlight
- Sleek Contour Palette in Light
- Essence Silky Touch Blush
Its no lie that I obsess over Sleek’s makeup! All of their products are brilliantly made and of such good quality, all for good prices! One of my all time favorite products is their contour palette. The bronzer and blush are perfect for my skin tone, as well as the highlight being subtle yet make me feel like a glowing fairy! I apply the bronzer just above my cheekbones to define them that bit more. As I have a round head shape, I find applying the bronzer above my cheekbones makes my face look thinner. I then apply my new Essence Silky Touch blush on the apples of my cheeks to give a fresh-faced glow. Finally, I apply the highlight above my cheekbones just above my bronzer, and bring it down just above the apple of my cheeks. I also apply it on the bridge of my nose, by my septum and cupids bow to define them just a little more!
If I’m feeling bold and want a tad more definition in my highlight, I use my other Sleek palette which is the Precious Metals to get the ultimate ‘I want to be in Neverland and chill with Tinkerbell’ feel.
- Sleek Volumising Mascara in Black
- Essence I Love Nude eyeshadow
- Essence Eyebrow Designer in Dark Brown
This is my favorite part of my makeup bag- eyes! This is what I use for my natural simple days where winged eyeliner doesn’t do it for me. As a base, I apply my Essence eyeshadow which is the prettiest shade I have ever seen! With a subtle shimmer and a pale finish, this eyeshadow makes a perfect standalone colour for if you want to just glide a colour over your eyelids to give yourself a fresh faced looks! With this eyeshadow, you could also use it as a highlight! Alongside this I apply some of the highlight previously mentioned from the Sleek contour palette in the inner corners of my eyes to make them pop and appear more awake (quite frankly I could sleep at all times of the day!). Filling my eyebrows is something I have only recently started doing, but I am so glad I have. Through having dark hair and light eyebrows, it was only time that I should start filling them in. I bought a cheap eyebrow pencil as I didn’t want to spend too much just in-case I wasn’t going to use it! But since purchasing it I have used it everyday and I’ve noticed such a difference! I complete my eyes with my Sleek Volumising mascara which makes your lashes 10 times longer which is what I need!
That is what is in my makeup bag for those natural days, and I hope I did okay on my first beauty post! I will keep reading up on others’ and get more experienced with writing these type of posts, but I hope I did okay on my first attempt!
I hope I did okay and thanks for reading! xxx