Here is a combined post, I thought I would show my FOTD (face of the day) which a tag post - how much is your face worth which shows how much my daily makeup costs (which I was
slightly very scared to find out!).
Here are all of base products! Firstly I use my trusty Simple Rich Moisturiser (£3.89, Boots) and let it sink in for a minute or two. I then apply my Laura Mercier Foundation Primer (£18.50, SpaceNK) which I have tried a few times and I am not that impressed but I will post a full review. The it is time for foundation, I have been using my Bourjois 10 Hour Sleep Effect Foundation (£9.99, Boots) which I really like, apart from the shade, it oxidises and it isn't as pale as I need it to be. The real techniques expert face brush is used to apply and blend the foundation, love this brush, I highly recommend it. The concealer is applied, I use either my Clinique Air Brush Concealer but today I used my ELF Tone Correcting Concealer (£1.50) which I LOVE and I use the Real Techniques Domed Shadow Brush to apply and blend the concealer. Then I use my ELF Bronzer in the shade 'cool' (£3.75) to contour. I use my Illamasqua Blush Brush (£28.50) to contour with, it is the best contour brush ever! I love this brush is makes contouring so quick and easy. I apply the new Revlon Nearly Naked Pressed Powder in the shade 01 fair (£5.99, Superdrug, intro price) to finish and that is the base done!
Now onto eyes, brows and lips. I start with brows and I fill them in lightly with the matte shade 'mudhoney' from my amazing Soap and Glory Lid stuff palette in the shade 'what's nude' (£10, Boots). I use my Real Techniques angled brush to apply the shadow to my brows. To set the brows, as I have fairly unruly brows, I use my Gosh Eyebrow Gel (£4.00, Superdrug) which I do like but I definitely prefer the Tweezerman Brow Mousse. I use the white shade in the same S&G palette all over the lid and up to the brow bone to create a light even base, I then apply the pinky shade just to the lids. I use the same shade 'mudhoney' that I used for the brows, along the upper and lower lash line for definition. I use my Urban Decay 24/7 Shadow Pencil in the shade 'sin' (£14, house of fraser) to highlight the inner corners of my eyes. For mascara I use the amazing Yves Rocher Sexy Plump Mascara (£8.95, Yves Rocher) which I adore but I wish they made a waterproof version. Curling the lashes is next with the Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler (£20, House of Fraser) (I have the limited edition Karl Lagerfeld ones) and I then apply my Burts Bees Beeswax Lip Balm (£3, Feelunique)- I wipe of the lip balm after a couple of minutes as it can leave a slight white residue on the lips.
|The natural bright light has made my hair look lighter at the top and darker towards the midlengths for some reason|
Here is the finished natural but defined look! The mudhoney shade from the S&G palette which I used to liner the upper and lower lash lines hasn't really shown up on the photographs, maybe because of the bright morning light but it is darker than it looks in the photographs.
As for the price of all of the makeup...I don't what to know but with these product now and at the prices they are now it comes to a whopping £132.07 - I didn't think it would add up to that and that isn't including a couple of angled brushes!