Happy Sunday everyone and for those of you in the UK enjoy the extra long weekend tomorrow too! I decided to do an updated 5 minute face today as I haven’t done a face of the day post on here for a while but I definitely plan to do more in the upcoming weeks. I posted a picture on my Instagram today of the products I used and decided to expanded it into a more elaborate post in case anyone was interested. By the way, I have FINALLY got round to creating an Instagram account for this blog so please please please go and follow me! The username is @RoseBeautyFiles which is the same as my Twitter if you are interested but I definitely prefer using Instagram! Anyway, sidetracking aside, here are the products I used today:
Base: I wanted something light and dewy yet still provided some coverage. I had a sample of the Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder Foundation in 2 Fair and I thought I would use that today. As I don’t have this in full size, I would use the Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation in 100 Ivory normally! The light wonder actually had more pigmentation than I remembered and lasted really well throughout the day. For concealer I used my trusty Rimmel Match Perfection Concealer in 010 Ivory. If you are a regular reader, you will have heard me babble on about this many times before. As it’s coming into summer, I have started wanting to control the shine on my face throughout the day. This lead to a rather cheeky little purchase of Mac Studio Fix Powder Foundation in NC15 which I had heard many good things about. I swept this all over the face and I can honestly say that every time I have used this since I bought it, my foundation has lasted a hell of a lot better throughout the day and extra summer shine has well and truly been kept at bay!
Brows: Again an old favourite, Benefit Brow Zings a good staple in my makeup bag which is brought out over and over again!
Face: For blush I wanted a nice subtle flush and nothing too shimmery so I opted for Mac Crisp Whites which is quickly becoming one of my favourites! It is a satin finish so isn’t completely matte but doesn’t have much, if any, shimmer to it. It gives a lovely peach flush which I am loving at the moment! Obviously I chose Mac Soft & Gentle Mineralised Skin Finish for my highlight. This is my favourite of all time and just added a little bit of of shimmer to the look.
Eyes: I used Soft and Gentle on the eyes too for just a subtle wash of neutral shimmer. I often do this if I’m in a rush or if I can’t take many products with me. For eyeliner I used Smashbox Always Sharp 3D liner in Billionaire which is a lovely Khaki shade with gold pearl reflects in it. I have always loved this eyeliner as it glides on so smoothly and I love khaki tones on my complexion. For mascara, I used Too Faced Better Than Sex which I picked up in New York. This has quite a clumpy effect but in a good way and is quick to apply yet still lets you achieve a good amount of lash impact.
Lips: For liner I picked No7 Lipliner in Nude as it is so soft and easy to apply and basically suits every nude toned lip shade I have in my collection. For lips I picked Mac Brave as its my go-to for days when I don’t know what to wear. This comes up very pink on me which I love but the nude liner gave it a slightly different look today which I liked! To top this off I used a touch of Clarins’ Natural Lip Perfector in shade 07 to pop in the centre of my lips to make them appear fuller.
I was really pleased with how this look turned out and I will probably end up wearing the same for the next couple of days as I’m a bit busy with the end of my exams looming! We’re finally coming to the end of exam season guys – I finish on Wednesday morning and then I am free again! I hope you are all well!