The main reason I was so excited for my softbox to arrive was so that I could start doing some makeup posts! Autumn is my favourite season makeup-wise so I’m looking forward to sharing a few of my favourite looks with you all. Just a little disclaimer before we get started – I am by no means a makeup expert and I’m probably doing everything wrong but this is just how I do things. So let’s go!
So here is my yucky bare face – lots of spots and redness and unkemp eyebrows. I start off by priming with the Nivea Post Shave Balm – which I know people have stopped using because it clogs your pores or whatever but I’ve never had any problems, so it’s staying in my routine!
Next up I go in with a little bit of my Benefit Boing concealer just to conceal any bits that the colour correcting didn’t quite get – on a good skin day I don’t even need the extra concealer. Under my eyes I use the classic Collection Lasting Perfection concealer, I couldn’t bear to use any other.
I contour with the Revolution Ultra Pro HD contour palette (found in THIS post) and then bronze up my cheekbones/forehead with NARS Laguna then sweep a little bit of Orgasm onto my cheeks. I tend to avoid the apples of my cheeks because I’m not a fan of the ‘china doll blusher’ look, but that’s just me!
Here we have me attempting to bake my face. I have no idea if I’m doing this right – I just use the flat end of my beauty blender to sweep the powder on and leave it there for a while. Please correct me if I’m doing this wrong – I’m always open to constructive criticism.
I use my Sleek eyebrow kit to make my eyebrows look a little more respectable, then we’re onto eyeshadow! I’m using the Morphe 35O palette and have numbered all the shades I used in the order I used them. In the photo shown I have used 1 across the whole lid and up towards my brow bone, then 2 in and around the crease which I’ve blended out.
Then I blended 3 across the whole lid and added in a little bit of 4 to the outer corners for ‘depth’ (ooh) and blendy blendy blend until it’s all…blended.
I then go in with my favourite ever Sephora glitter across my whole lid – this was definitely my favourite purchase from Sephora, it just adds a little something to an otherwise all matte eye look. I skipped eyeliner today, I couldn’t be bothered with the stress, so I just put on some RollerLash and that’s it for the eyes!
I used my 2 favourite highlighters together (Champagne Pop & Mary LouManizer) for a really intense glow, popped some liquid lipstick on (Nyx Soft Matte in 04 London) then sprayed using the Gerard Cosmetics Slay All Day setting spray in Peach and that’s me!
I hope you enjoyed this first lil everyday makeup look! I’m not even nearly MUA level good but hey, I’m trying.
What are your favourite Autumnal makeup looks?