I love playing with makeup daily so I wanted to bring you a series called ‘On my face today’ which brings you some of my favourite looks I create when I do create them.
Just to make sure there is no confusion, I don’t profess to be an expert at makeup but I do love playing with it and I feel good after using it so that’s all that matters really.
So what did I have in my makeup armoury today?
As you can see there is a mix of high end and budget brands. Some you might recognise as cult favourites but some you may not have heard any hype over.
Firstly, I tried for the first time the Illamasqua Skin Base today in the shade 03.
I decided on this shade because it has a yellow tint to it and I am more Neutral Warm then cool so I tend to go for yellow foundations. The shade 02 is lighter and cooler and 3.5 is also cooler so I though this might be ideal for me.
First impressions is good. It feels so lovely on the skin but it’s definitely high coverage which I wouldn’t use every day as my skin has been quite good lately.
I have dry to normal skin but I think this would work for all skin types.
I concealed as normal but added something I don’t ever hear about.
The Makeup Revolution Vivid Blush Lacquer has been my go to all week. This is in the shade Heart and is a lovely peachy neutral tone.
I LOVE a cream or liquid blush for this time of year and the summer. It really does feel like it can help with the dewey effect I love.
I highly recommend these, a little goes a long way and you can alter the intensity by adding more if you like – however, you really don’t need to. I always add a little more as I powder on top so it brings the shade down to a nice neutral tone.
After setting my cream products with powder I then go in with this beauty from I Heart Makeup. The Bronze and Glow palette.
I actually have used this so much I have hit pan on the bronzer.
You can’t tell from the photo but this is a bronzer that is cool toned enough to be used for sculpting. I wish it was bigger than the highlight but never mind.
I also have been using the highlight a lot and used it today.
I can’t deny though that this little palette only really caters for fair to light skin tones – they should seriously consider diversifying this product to bring out more shades for other skin tones because it is amazing. AND it has a slight scent of cocoa to it too.
This look really has focused around warm tones and I can always trust the Anastasia Beverley Hills Modern Renaissance Palette to deliver those.
Every time I use this palette I fall in love a little more.
Every single shadow is just amazing and there is not one I have not used yet.
I added my mascara, which I am currently testing out so don’t want to bring you that review yet (keep an eye on the blog) and added the Kat Von D liquid lipstick in Lolita II as it matches so well with any warm look.
I finished off with my newly repurchased NYX Dewy setting spray.
I am trialling a few at the minute and I keep going back to this one. I love it.
This is the final look:
I love how natural this is but also a little smokey.
Let me know what you have been wearing today on your face or your favourite looks?