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Pink Makeup Look/Walkthrough 🌺

Hello Beauties! I was going to say that spring is around the corner so we should all get excited and crack out every piece of pastel clothing and makeup we can find, but with this miserable weather in the UK it couldn’t feel any further away.. nonetheless, let’s get in the mood with this cute pink makeup look that you can all rock when the spring season finally decides to come around! This bright liner and lipstick combo is all I’ll be wearing for the spring/summer, so let’s dive in and see how it’s achieved! I’ll list a full description of products used at the end of this blog post and where you can purchase them!

The first step of my makeup routine is skincare, if you don’t have a good skin base to work with then you’re not going to be able to fully achieve the look that you want to get out of your makeup. Because of this, I always start with a few pumps of Bare Minerals ‘Skinlongevity’ serum. This serum is perfect as it is made for all skin types and works to protect the skin against environmental stressors as it’s packed full of antioxidants. It’s powered by long life herb so is constantly working to help the skin look and feel young and healthy. I take a few pumps into the palm of my hand an gently press it into the face, immediately you can feel the hydration on your skin and you’re all prepped to start your routine.

First things first, primer! To go with my skincare I use the Bare Minerals ‘Good Hydrations’ primer, can you tell my skin’s a little dry at the moment? This primer is perfect because it preps my skin by smoothing out any pores thanks to the coconut alkanes therefore giving me a great base which allows my foundation to glide on flawlessly (you can find my review on both the new primers launched here!) If you’ve been following my blog for a while you’ll know my all time favourite foundation is the Illamasqua ‘Skin Base’, this formula is so easy to apply and so flawless looking (due to it being quite full coverage) so it’s my absolute go-to when it comes to my base (you can find my full review here!) After applying my foundation with my favourite Marc Jacobs ‘The Face II Sculpting’ brush, I like to go in with the Benefit Cosmetics ‘Boi-ing’ concealer under the eyes. I use my ring finger, as this is the most delicate and gentle, to place the concealer carefully under my eyes, in the centre of my forehead and chin and then over any imperfections that might be invading my face that day. Once these steps are done, I set my base with the loose powder from Rimmel, it’s a drug-store brand so people who like more high-end makeup tend to stay away from brands like this, but this is honestly the best loose setting powder I have come across. It is very finely milled and still gives the skin the flawless look that I am trying to achieve.

So now our base is done, we move onto eyes! I fill in (and basically reshape) my eyebrows first with the Benefit ‘Precisely My Brow’ pencil and then with the ‘Brow Zings’ wax and powder. Once my brows are on and looking pretty much the same (they’re sisters, not twins!) I prime my eyelids with the Mac Cosmetics ‘paint pot’ in soft ochre. I then set this with the loose powder from before. For this pink look, I decided the Sigma Beauty ‘Creme de Couture’ palette would be perfect as it’s a gorgeous selection of, very pigmented, bright matte colours. First I look the shade cherry blossom on a big fluffy blender brush and blended this through the crease, taking it slightly above the crease but not all the way to the brow bone. I then look the shade redberry rose and did the same, however not bringing it up as far as I did the first shade in order to give an effortlessly blended effect. I then took redberry rose down onto the outer corner of the lid and blended it towards the centre of the lid. After this, I took my paint pot and half cut my crease, making sure to blend it out at the centre into the redberry rose shade for an easier blend later on. I next grabbed my Too Faced ‘sweet peach’ eyeshadow palette and selected the shade bellini to go over where I had cut the crease, I used a packer eyeshadow brush to pop this onto where I cut the crease and blended it into the redberry rose colour already there. I then grabbed by Jeffree Star Cosmetics liquid lipstick in the shade ‘Masochist’ and used a liner brush to create a bright pink winged liner. If you’re going to do the same and use a pink lipstick then please make sure to double check it is eye safe before applying it near the eye area. And there we go, eye makeup complete!

After the eye makeup is complete I go back in and finish my base by enhancing what’s already there with a bit of colour. I went straight for my trusty Juvia’s Place blush palette and added some colour to the apples of my cheeks. I then took the Bare Minerals ‘warmth’ all over face colour to warm up my complexion, blending this into my forehead, cheekbones, jawline and then using whatever is left on the brush to buff into the rest of my foundation to slightly warm up the face all over. I then took my favourite highlighting palette by Huda Beauty the ‘pink sands edition’ and made those cheekbones blinding!

Lastly, onto my two favourite L’s.. lippy and lashes! I used the Eyelure lashes in No.126 to really make the eye makeup standout. No surprises here, the lipstick is a combo of Jeffree Star Cosmetics ‘Masochist’ and ‘714’, I used a brush to ombre the colours by applying the darker shade to the outside of the lips and the lighter in the middle, and then blending them together.

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So there we have it! A (hopefully helpful) walk-through of my go-to spring/summer makeup look! I hope you beauties enjoyed reading, let me know if these sort of blog posts are something you guys are interested in reading/if they contain some helpful tips! And let me know what you think of the overall look, until next time lovelies!!

all products used/where to purchase them:

Skincare:

  1. Bare Minerals ‘Skinlongevity’ serum – bareminerals.co.uk (£34/£48)

Foundation:

  1. Illamasqua ‘Skin Base’ – beautybay.com (£33)
  2. Marc Jacobs ‘The Face II Sculpting’ brush – johnlewis.com (£34)

Concealer:

  1. Benefit Cosmetics ‘Boi-ing’ – johnlewis.com (£17.50)

Powder:

  1. Rimmel London ‘Match Perfection Silky Loose Powder’ – boots.com (£6.99)

Eyebrows:

  1. Benefit Cosmetics ‘Precisely, My Brow’ pencil – debenhams.com (£20.50)
  2. Benefit Cosmetics ‘Brow Zings’ – debenhams.com (£27)

Eye Makeup:

  1. Mac Cosmetics ‘Paint Pot’ – debenhams.com (£16.50)
  2. Sigma Beauty ‘Creme de Couture’ eyeshadow palette – cultbeauty.co.uk (£39)
  3. Too Faced ‘Sweet Peach’ eyeshadow palette – debenhams.com (£39)
  4. Jeffree Star Cosmetics liquid lipstick ‘Masochist’ – beautybay.com (£16)

Face Colour:

  1. Juvia’s Place ‘The Saharan Blush Vol.II’ palette – beautybay.com (£20)
  2. Bare Minerals ‘All Over Face Colour’ (warmth) – bareminerals.co.uk (£21)
  3. Huda Beauty ‘3D Highlighting’ palette – cultbeauty.co.uk (£40)

Lashes:

  1. Eyelure ‘No.126’ – falseeyelashes.co.uk (£7.20)

Lipstick:

  1. Jeffree Star Cosmetics ‘Velour Liquid Lipstick’ (Masochist) – beautybay.com (£16)
  2. Jeffree Star Cosmetics ‘Velour Liquid Lipstick’ (714) – beautybay.com (£16)
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new ‘Bare Minerals’ launch review!

Hi everyone! I am beyond excited to share with you the new products Bare Minerals have launched this month. Since starting to work for the brand I have discovered so many products that are capturing my heart, and the new launch isn’t any different! Bare Minerals are powered by nourishing, skin-loving minerals and their aim is to create products with purity in mind. This month they have released all new primers and concealers, so let’s dive right in..

First up are the new ‘BarePro 16-Hour Full Coverage Concealers’. The texture of the concealers is incredibly creamy and glides onto the skin with ease. Not only this, but the pigment is amazing! One swipe coverage is definitely the case here, I love products that this is true for as not only does it make application easier but it also means the product will last longer, and therefore saves you money! I have been wearing this concealer for the past two weeks and it’s safe to say the ’16-Hour wear’ is definitely accurate. The concealers contain Kaolin clay which allows them to have such a strong hold by absorbing excess oils, without using any harsh chemicals. The formula is also waterproof, sweat-resistant, smudge-proof, humidity AND transfer resistant, pretty impressive right? The formula also contains bamboo stem extract to naturally blur and smooth out pores and fine lines, as well as containing antioxidant rich raspberry-seed oil, blackcurrant-seed oil and sea lavender to nourish the skin and keep your under-eyes looking healthy and fresh. These ingredients also help to protect the skin from the damaging effects of environmental stresses (like pollution).  These concealers are also vegan, cruelty-free and gluten-free, so they are very available to a wide audience! Love, love, love them!

Next up, the two new primers! I have definitely found a new staple in my kit in the shape of the new ‘Good Hydrations Silky Face Primer’. This primer is an absolute dream, as the name suggests it is so hydrating! As soon as it hits the skin the face immediately feels smooth and nourished. The texture of the primer is incredibly silky and dries with a soft-focus effect that leaves the skin with a beautifully radiant finish. Because the primer is so silky it really helps to smooth out any dry or flaky skin, therefore allowing your makeup to glide onto the skin with absolute ease and helps the makeup stay on for a significant amount of time longer than it naturally would. This primer is formulated for normal to dry skin.

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The other primer that has been released is for combination skin, it is the ‘Combo Control Milky Face Primer’. This primer has been formulated to gently restore the balance of combination skin. Combination skin occurs when there is an imbalance of oil and water in the skin, normally when there is an excess of both. The primer uses smart hydration techniques to bring back a healthy balance, it maintains the skins natural moisture balance whilst absorbing oil in the key areas of the face (e.g. the ‘T-Zone’). This primer feels so lovely on the skin, it is so soft and has such a natural finish. It is powered by African tree bark extract and mineral silica to absorb the excess oils in a natural way and to blur the appearance of pores while smoothing the skin. This is a beautiful primer that gives your makeup such a natural, flawless look whilst also enhancing and protecting the skin.

So there we have it, the new launch review! I would highly recommend grabbing these products for your collection, they have made such a difference to my makeup routine. Not only do they do exactly what they claim to but they also make my routine a lot easier and my skin feels amazing!

Until next time beauties!