This week on #GetTheLook I’m going to be going through my own makeup look! You all know by now how I love my dewy natural makeup, but I also love adding a pop of colour into my look, whether it’s a smokey eye or statement lip!
Today I’m going to go through all the products I used and how to apply them. It’s a really easy look to achieve, and don’t be frightened by a statement lip - sometimes a it’s nice to change it up and to put on some rouge. As Audrey Hepburn said - there’s a shade of red for every woman!
Beginning with Laura Mercier Original Primer for my base - love this. This creates the perfect canvas for foundation and makeup and gives a lovely healthy looking finish to the skin.
For my concealer I’m using the Catrice Liquid Camouflage Concealer. You can pick this up in any Penneys or most pharmacies around the country. It’s so inexpensive and such a great concealer for the price, I think this retails at about €4 so you can’t go wrong! It’s a full coverage concealer that covers dark circles & redness and is also great if you’ve a little bit of a breakout as it’s not too heavy but still gives great coverage.
The foundation I’m using for my base is the absolutely gorgeous Chanel Vitalumière Aqua Foundation. I love this foundation, it’s really light but gives a lovely medium coverage that’s buildable so you can still see your skin… hence you can still see my freckles :) It really is almost like a second skin so your skin looks even and energised and it gives a natural looking glow too. I used the Buffer Brush from the Essentials Reloaded to lightly work this onto my skin.
Bronze & Highlight
Of course I’m biased and you know i’m going to say Sculpted The Custom Edition - but it really is my go to saviour for bronze, highlight and blush now! It’s my handbag essential and I really do love that you have everything in one palette - it’s just so easy to use!
For my bronze I’ve used shade Medium and the Double Ended Sculpting Brush to lightly dust along my cheekbone starting at my ear and moving outwards towards the hollow before the apple of the cheek. I’ve also popped a little around my hairline and down the sides of my nose.
Next I used the Pearl Pop Cream Highlight and blended this using my finger on the tops of the cheekbones in a C shape around the temple, down the centre of my nose and along the cupids bow. I followed this with my powder highlight of Opal Glow which gives a really iridescent glow to the skin.
I kept the eye look more natural because I wanted to do a statement lip. I used Medium Bronze from The Custom Edition on the lid and MAC Painterly Paint Pot which has a creamy texture underneath it as my primer. This literally does not budge so you can rely on it for what ever the occasion. I brought the Medium Bronze down below my eye to soften the look and popped a little Pearl Pop under the brows and along the tear duct.
Sometimes I find it’s nice when you’re doing a liner to pare the shadow back to make the liner stand out especially as I was doing a semi statement lip. Here I’ve used the ever reliable Inglot 77 as sideliner which means i’ve just started it from halfway across the eye and not the inner corner and then into the flick!
To finish the look I used Benefit They’re Real Mascara - it’s just my favourite mascara ever!
Benefit really are the brow experts in my opinion! For this look i’ve used the Benefit My Precisely Brow in Shade 3 and I’ve used a sketch like motion through the brow to make it look as natural as possible but also as full as possible!
Going for the statement lip in this look i’ve applied Rouge from the Pink Edition Lip Quad all over my lips and blended it with a tiny bit of lip balm so you’re still getting the longevity of the lip liner and the depth of the colour!
Finally, to set my makeup I used the Bourjois Java Rice Powder, it’s really light and fine but will set the oils and keep your makeup on for that much longer. There’s also a slight iridescent pearl that gives it a nice glow and one I’d highly recommend as a budget powder option.
And there you have it, another #GetTheLook - really hope you liked it!
Lot’s of love,