The Makeup: The Usual Suspects (and then some…)

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.

19 Comments

  1. 26 Apr 2013 / 2:22 pm

    You look lovely and I am really jealous of your gorgeous eyebrows! 😉
    I have the same problem with brow pencils, they are usually to warm.

  2. 26 Apr 2013 / 2:25 pm

    I love your eyebrows, too! I also really like beauty marks and freckles to show through makeup. I think it gives an imperfect perfect look, if that makes sense 😛

  3. 26 Apr 2013 / 3:22 pm

    YOU LOOK AMAZING!

    http://talisatalksbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/origins-face.html

  4. 26 Apr 2013 / 4:35 pm

    You look really lovely – I love that Topshop brow product – it's so good xo

  5. 26 Apr 2013 / 4:50 pm

    Your skin is amazing, ugh suzie just stop it. I'm jealous.
    Gonna have to pick up the collection liner! I usually use their pen but I like little pot ones more!
    xo

  6. 26 Apr 2013 / 4:57 pm

    Love this whole makeup look, you are so gorgeous! xxx

    Maddy from http://unstitchedd.blogspot.co.uk/

  7. 26 Apr 2013 / 5:43 pm

    Need to try that concealer out!
    http://shradhaloves.blogspot.co.uk/
    S xx

  8. 26 Apr 2013 / 7:32 pm

    Been meaning to try that Topshop brow pencil, but my hair is much too dark! You look lovely x

    littlebuttough.blgspot.com

  9. 26 Apr 2013 / 10:03 pm

    Your makeup is stunning! I love how you do your eyeliner, if I had a steady hand then no-doubt I'd be doing the same thing! x
    Amy | http://amysbeautyjournal.blogspot.co.uk/

  10. 26 Apr 2013 / 10:21 pm

    Gorgeous make up look, i love the eye shadow colour (:

    http://laurathroughthelens.blogspot.co.uk/

  11. 26 Apr 2013 / 10:42 pm

    I've been trialing This Works products lately and love 'em. Good call! I've not heard of Kevyn Aucoin – where is it available? Might need to see if that's one for my A to Z!

    I need not mention that you, of course, look stunning! I see the hat is out again. 😉

    Mandy xx
    http://www.bunnybeautiful.co.uk

  12. 27 Apr 2013 / 5:41 pm

    You look gorgeous! I really need to try the Origins concealer out! xx

    seeking–serendipity.blogspot.co.uk

  13. 28 Apr 2013 / 1:27 am

    What a gorgeous make up look! I was looking at this kevyn aucoin sculpting powder on the space nk website the other day and I really want to try it! Do you mind me asking is it better than using a bronzer to contour? I have tried using a bronzer but can't seem to get the sculpted look with it so thought this may be my answer! X

    http://aztecdoll.blogspot.co.uk/

  14. 29 Apr 2013 / 4:20 pm

    You eyes and eye brows look amazing! Love how you do them.

    Pipp xx
    http://pippjones281190.blogspot.co.uk

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