I’m about to voice a slightly strange confession, given the topic that I write about 75% of the time, but I wear a full face of makeup far more often than I’d like. My skin really behaves itself most of the time, so a base is rarely needed and (although I naturally gravitate towards it) I don’t need to wear liquid liner every day. Working my blog photos around my job means that I’ll often experiment and shoot a look before work to make the most of my time. This plus days weekdays where I actually need to wear makeup PLUS weekends when I’m usually filming give my poor face very little opportunity to take a break. But this past week I’ve been ahead of schedule and plan on giving my face a vacation from makeup. Most days. But the “off duty but need makeup” days currently look a little something like this:
YSL Touche Eclat Concealer (1): Because my dark circles are hereditary (thanks, Mam) and this cancels out the darkness in my inner corners like nothing I’ve ever used before. I’d kneel at it’s feet if it had any.
Clinique Neutral Territory 2 Palette*: I’m not normally one to wear eyeshadow without mascara, but my lashes are naturally dark on their own, and the second lightest shade in the palette is my perfect nude. It’s a sheet, light yellow based, white shadow with a slight shimmer. No glitter involved though, it just has a beautiful (almost wet look) glow-y sheen.
Benefit Gimme Brow*: A new addition to the stash – the brow gel clings to the tiny hairs that normally don’t have any colour and makes things look a little thicker – perfect at the front of my brows where things can look a little sparse.
Clinique Cheek Pop Blush (Ginger Pop)*: A natural, peachy pop, the new Clinique spring shades are a powder formula with the sheen of a cream product. Perfect for no makeup days as they’re pigmented, but easily blended out for a sheer, barely there look.
Maybelline Colour Sensational Shine Gloss: I don’t think I’ve been anywhere without this since I picked it up in January. Cashmere rose is a beautiful, nude-nothing-y shade with a non sticky, non gloopy finish. I love.
And for the real no makeup days? I hide behind my sunglasses and hope no one notices my crazy dark circles and “second cousins twice removed” eyebrows…