I am actually hopeless when it comes to makeup, just ask my sister. To be honest I just can’t be bothered with it. I feel like wearing it daily is a waste of time as I’m self employed and my office is in my home. I don’t want to waste good makeup on an insignificant day. If I’m going out with friends or to an event then I will make an effort to look half decent, but that’s about it.
This lead on to me thinking about how maybe it’s time that I made more effort with my appearance. I’m starting off with a bit of an overhaul and will be picking products that will be perfect for this season while still looking fresh faced.
I’m naturally really pale (unless I have a spray tan) so finding a base that suits my skintone has never gone well. I have been wearing a Rimmel BB cream with a Clinique concealer but they are both just too orange and take a hell of a lot of blending to be remotely wearable. With this in mind I paid Debenams in the Arc, Bury St Edmunds, a visit so I could check out the Urban Decay counter.
The girl I spoke to was brilliant. I explained I rarely wear makeup and that I was after foundation with quite light coverage and she matched the perfect product. I also said that I was after a concealer for under my eyes which tend to look quite blue so she selected a light warm concealer. I came away with Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup in 0.1 and the weightless complete coverage concealer in light warm.
I always lightly contour with the Sleek Makeup Face Form Contouring and Blush Palette pressed powder and give my cheeks a touch of colour with Nars Orgasm.
I always have my brows tinted but where there is less hair I often have to fill in. I use the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in caramel.
I prefer a nude look for day time so I went for my Maybelline The Nudes palette. I wear lash extensions so I don’t need to wear mascara but I do apply a little Givenchy mascara in black taffeta to my bottom lashes.
I always think that you should wear a lip liner if you are going to wear lipstick. I wanted to go for a brown shade so chose the Rimmel Exaggerate full colour lip liner in 018 addiction and the Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Lipstick in 03.
Which makeup products are you lovin this season? Anything I should add to my makeup bag?