Sometimes I feel like such a fraud of a beauty blogger, because as much as I love make-up, my go-to look is definitely not a high maintenance/heavy one. I much prefer the lighter, natural look. This does make me feel guilty as I feel I should be using more products!
But at the end of the day, if you find a look you’re happy with – you have to stick with it! This is the perfect example of my natural look make-up – which, by the way does still use a fair amount of product. Including my current foundation love which is Estee Lauder Double Wear – not one known for it’s light and natural finish but one I’ve made work for me and absolutely adore.
|Tshirt- Topshop| Cardigan – Primark| Necklace – Primark| Watch – Michael Kors MK5315|
To use Estee Lauder Double Wear* and still get a natural finish I have two tricks, one I always use and one I only use if I need an extra boost for some glow.
My first trick is to always buff using my favourite Real Techniques Buffing Brush. A sponge or a traditional foundation brush just don’t create the same finish.
My second trick, and the only one I use when I need an extra boost – I drop a tiny amount of serum in with the foundation. Only a tiny amount but it really does give it a boost. Serum wise, I’ve tried a few – Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair does the job really well.
As for other make-up, I keep it simple. Filling in brows for a little for definition (using Accessorize brow pencil in shade 01) plus a bit of MAC Brow Gel to fix. Touch of blusher – here I’m wearing Benefit Coralista, my all time blusher favourite. Layers and layers of mascara – currently loving Clinique High Impact Mascara*. It’s not their latest, but it has a great fluffy but not huge brush and is amazing for applying multiple layers without clumps. Bottom lashes is of course Clinique Bottom Lash – it’s an essential and a touch of Bare Minerals Concealer where needed. Done!
Anyone else like to keep things simple??
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