Friday, 22 March 2013

Beauty Audit

This blog post is inspired by an article I saw in InStyle way back in January, where the staff spoke about the products they'd used that morning with a little bit of info on their routine, so here is my beauty audit. 

To start my daily routine I also used an Origins foaming cleanser but it finished so I binned it in slightly unblogger like behaviour, then an Origins eyecream and day cream.

I went for simple makeup as I'm not up to much today, just lightly covered skin with dewy blush and highlight, a slight smokey eye created with a Rimmel Taupe pencil then heavily curled lashes with tons of mascara followed by a lipstain with a bit of gloss.
I'm fairly low maintenance when it comes to my hair, I love curling it or making it perfectly straight but as my hair can't hold a curl and frizzes at the first sign of moisture most days I tend to just mess it up a bit with texture spray and a detangler of some kind to soften the ends and add a bit of shine- this morning it was Ojon moisture mist. I just got my hair cut the other day so my hair is easier to work with now all my damaged hair has gone- it's strange working with roughly 3 inches less hair than I'm used to.

In total I used 15 products (14 pictured), that's a hell of a lot more than I expected as today I probably used half what I normally would in my makeup routine- eek maybe we've found where my spending ban should lie.

Thursday, 21 March 2013

Make Up Rotation

 Benefit They're Real- This has been in my daily routine for a while a now, it's very popular in the beauty world and I love it because it really opens my eyes on those early mornings. 

Topshop Felt Liner- I love a good felt liner and I keep coming back to this one, sometimes it randomly goes a bit dry but other than that it's easy to use and doesn't end up halfway across my face, I'm looking at you Collection 2000. My usual routine will just be a fine line across the lashline, occasionally adding a little wing.

Topshop Skin Glow- I'll be the first to admit I'm a highlight addict, I especially like the ones Topshop has to offer for both quality and price.

Bobbi Brown Corrector- I don't really have bad skin but I have terrible undereye circles and this is only thing that makes a difference, I team it with a concealer which atm is Collection 2000 illuminating touch to really help brighten the area.

Korres Lipbalm in Rose-I'm so in love with this lipbalm, it's the perfect bitten lip red and in colder months the beauty look I get obsessed with is flawless skin with very plain eye makeup and stained lips. Probably due to how easy it is to create on cold mornings when I'd rather still be in bed.

Illamasqua Liquid Light Foundation- Nearly at the end of this now, which is a real shame as I really loved using this foundation. It doesn't have much coverage as the name suggests but it evens my skintone and doesn't look cakey, so it's perfect for day to day use.

MAC Creme Colour Base and Benefit Dandelion- These are my current go to cheek combo, both are pretty subtle but together they build up a soft rosey colour which is pretty similar to the colour my cheeks go when I've been outside too long. 
MUA Kissproof Lipstain- I tend to throw this on just before I leave the house if it's windy or I have to eat my breakfast on the move. It doesn't really budge foe the whole day but rather gets lighter, still leaving a little bit of colour on my lips so I don't look too ghost like. 


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