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Sunday, December 20, 2015

Makeup Shakeup #2


Time for another makeup shakeup now where I let you in on all the products I've been loving to use in my makeup routine! This season, I've been keeping it fairly simple and natural, using a matte(er) foundation and a pinky nude lip to finish things off.

For my base, I've gone back to my favourite Tarte Amazonian Clay Foundation which I love this time  of year, it has excellent coverage but doesn't feel cakey on the skin. I use about a 5p size on the back of my hand then blend it in with my beauty blender, it has an odd moussey texture but once it's on the skin it blends in seamlessly. My concealer choice has changed too, and for once I'm not using my Origins one...instead I've been loving the Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer which is the perfect all rounder. Under the eyes it offers a nice amount of coverage, covering those bags, but it doesn't sit in fine lines or cake up. Around the face it's very moisturising and works well on blemish and around the nose which I find can be dry. I've heard this is very similar to the famous Nars Creamy Concealer, so if you like that you'll love this.

Straight onto eyes now and I haven't been fussing around with different eyeshadows as frankly I haven't had time. If I want something more than eyeliner I'll reach for my Maybelline Colour Tattoo in Creamy Beige which is great for evening out the lids and adding some subtle definition. It's a beige shade, as the name suggests, and it stays on all day without creasing. They have some fab colours in this range, but for a natural look, this is my favourite. For my mascara I'm back using my favourite Clinique High Lengths. I had a sample of this last year and was blown away by how it made my lashes look, they were super long, separated, yet defined. The wand is an odd one, it only has one row of short, plastic bristles, meaning it can really get to the root and coat every lash. I haven't yet tired a mascara that compares to this yet, I get so many compliments on my lashes when I wear this, and it will look like you're wearing falsies! I don't normally bother with high-end mascaras, but this is one I'll always go back to.

For my lips I've been loving darker, pinky nudes and I hate to say it but the one I'm about to mention is a very 'Kyle Jenner' shade... Illamasqua Minx is the lipstick in question and this matte formula will last ages and looks great with a lip liner underneath to really define and shape the lips. I haven't heard much about Illamasqua lipsticks but I'll definitely be going back for more as this one is great.

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