Friday 25 January 2019

Current Makeup: Natural

For some reason, I've been wearing my makeup a lot more natural lately. I'm not sure if it's me finally becoming more comfortable without a ton of makeup on my face or the fact I've realised I can spend a lot more time in bed in the morning if I spend half the time on my makeup. I still love more full coverage foundations and I don't think that's going to change anytime soon. I have been trying out the Beauty Blender Bounce Foundation for a little while now, I've written a full blog post on it, which you can read here. The packaging is a real gripe with me, I don't like it at all, I find it bulky and also quite messy to use, especially if you're travelling anywhere. Coverage wise it's fairly nice and covers well, I explained in my full review that it's not the most full coverage foundation I've tried but if you're looking for one that evens out your skin and will hide most of your blemishes then it's a pretty good option. The concealer I've been using every day since I bought it is the Charlotte Tilbury Magic Away Concealer, it's really moisturising and perfect for brightening up your under eye area. It's not got great coverage so if your goal is to really hide red angry spots then this probably isn't suited to that need but for smaller blemishes and under the eye, it's perfect! I've been coming to the end of the YSL Souffle Loose Powder, this is a nice powder and you get a lot of product for your money. I'm not sure if I'm going to repurchase this as it hasn't blown me away and the price is fairly high but it's one that's not caused me any issues. To add a glow to my skin, I bought the Becca Pressed Highlighter in Opal, I'd seen quite a few swatches of this and it looked incredible so I picked it up. I've tried this product in the shade Pearl which is almost a white highlighter, this is much more golden and adds a healthy glow to the skin that can be light and subtle or much heavier and more dramatic. 

For brows, I've been alternating between two products, the Anastasia Brow Wiz and the Benefit Precisely My Brow Pencil. Both these are fairly similar which is why I've enjoyed using both of them. I think the Precisely My Brow Pencil is a lot softer so I tend to use this very lightly to get a more natural finish whereas the Brow Wiz is easy to get a natural finish. My only criticism of both products, although this applies more to Precisely My Brow is that they run out so quickly and I feel like I'm buying them every week! For the past few months, I've discarded eyeshadows and have just been using mascara on my eyes, mainly out of laziness. I needed a new one so quickly ran to Superdrug to pick one up. I decided to go with Maybelline Great Lash which I've never tried but always heard great things about, personally I'm not a fan. I found this added no drama, volume or to be honest, anything to my lashes. I have super straight lashes that just do not want to curl, at all. They are pretty long but I always look for mascaras that hold a curl and this just didn't do it for me. I found it looked like I barely had anything on my eye and when I'm wearing minimal makeup, I would prefer to have my eyelashes looking curled and volumised. 

I'll definitely be switching up my makeup and trying new things over the next few weeks although some products like the concealer will definitely stay in my routine! Have you tried any of these products? Let me know your thoughts!

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