I know, I know, super long title but sitting in the Sun frys my little brain cells. With the lack of sunshine (and time), I’ve been keeping my base super simple- no fancy SPFs – and playing up the eyes when ever I get the chance.
For “no sun days” a.k.a those days where I go to work and come home in the dark, I’ve been applying the This Works Perfect Look Skin Miracle – lovely, lovely stuff! What seems to be the less dewy cousin of the Origins Vitazing (both same price) is perfect for when you aren’t fussed enough with a BB cream or tinted moisturiser but still want something. If it does look like there is the potential for my face to see some sun, I’ll smooth on a light layer of my facial SPF of choice. As you can see, it’s very sheer so not one single freckle is hidden – just the way I like it, but if I want more coverage, I opt for a dusting of my MAC powder foundation through the center of my face.
I follow this up with my Origins Plantscription Concealer (what else?!) and whirl a little of the Kevyn Aucoin sculpting powder onto the hollows of my cheekbones – praise be the fake cheekbones! Next up I give the top half of my face a little more structure by targeting the brows. I’m still using my Rimmel Professional Pencil for the most part, but I picked up the Topshop Brow Pencil the other day and, although it’s a little too warm for me (as are most browns annoyingly) it works when used on the inner corners where the hairs are less sparse. The brush on the end is also one of the best I’ve used as it really grabs everything!
To finish off, I popped Arena by MAC all over the eyelids and blended it out in the corner with a MAC 217 brush. I then applied my liquid eyeliner using the Collection Fast Stoke (my all time favourite), going for a very rounded shape, with a small but visible flick. A quick clamp of the Kevyn Aucoin eyelash curlers followed by the L’Oreal Teloscopic mascara and bobs your uncle – well not my uncle… but someones.