Sunday, 31 August 2014

Natural High Street Make Up Tutorial

As my last post was dedicated to my recent high-end purchases, I've decided today to show you a natural make up look using products entirely bought from the high street! A few of these are new purchases, almost all of which have been recommended by Gabby from velvetgh0st so to find out how to create this look and hear my thoughts on my latest buys, read on!

Firstly, here I am baring my naked face on the internet...

And here are the products used for the look, full information below!

Healthy Mix Foundation in 53 - Light Beige, Bourjois, £9.99; Wake Me Up concealer in Ivory, Rimmel, £5.49; Lasting Perfection concealer, Collection, £4.19; Expert Face Brush, Real Techniques, £9.99; P.S. Love Brow Pencil in Brown, Primark, £1; P.S. Love Volumizing Mascara, Primark, £1; Sexy Mother Pucker Gloss Stick in Nudist, £8, Soap & Glory; Glam Bronze bronzer in 06, L'Oreal, £7.99; Blush in Dolly, MUA, £1; EyeStudio Colour Tattoo in Eternal Gold, Maybelline, £4.99; Highlighter in Crescent Moon, Topshop, £10

I started off with clean skin, having used my Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish cleanser but not moisturising. When I'm trying a new foundation out for the first time I try it on completely bare skin as I don't want a moisturiser to affect the way it sits. I used a small pump of the Bourjois foundation and blended it into my skin using my Real Techniques Expert Face Brush. I only bought the foundation this afternoon so this is my first use but so far I really like it! I'd heard a lot about it and am definitely not disappointed; a flawless look with good coverage and a dewy finish is everything I look for in a foundation and this ticks all three boxes. I concealed my dark circles with the Rimmel Wake Me Up concealer; though this one isn't amazing for coverage, it is the only concealer I've found that doesn't crease into the fine lines under my eyes. Coverage wise I always go for the Collection lasting perfection concealer, which hides any blemishes and has amazing staying power. I lightly contoured with my L'Oreal matte bronzer, created some colour with my MUA blusher and added a little bit of light on the top of my cheekbones with the Topshop highlighter. 

I filled in my eyebrows with my Primark brow pencil, then moved onto the eyes. As this is quite a natural look I didn't use any eyeliner at all, instead going for a wash of the pale gold Maybelline Colour Tattoo and a slick of my beloved Primark mascara. The Colour Tattoo was a today purchase as well, and the colour payoff can be built up nicely and blended in with fingers. I've gone for a very light sheen of it today but the heavier swatch of it on my hand from this afternoon is still firmly in place. Finally I put Soap & Glory's Nudist on my lips (bad staying power but very pretty) and the look was finished!

I hope you all like this natural make up look, I think it's perfect for work or school and took less than 10 minutes, meaning a few extra moments under the duvet of a morning. I'll definitely be wearing this look on a daily basis, let me know if you like it! On a more general note, I've been posting quite a lot of beauty recently, but for those who are much more interested in fashion, you are about to be inundated! Spring/Summer Fashion Week kicks off in September and as you'll know if you've been reading for a while, I try to review every show that I've loved, meaning there will be fashion posts aplenty coming soon.

Have you tried the Bourjois Healthy Mix foundation? What's your favourite drugstore product?

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