Daily Makeup: Weekend Face

Monday, 5 May 2014





I haven't done a makeup / face of the day type post in what feels like ages, so this weekend as I was getting ready to go out I thought I'd take some photos and put together a blog post.  At the weekends I generally wear very little makeup - if I'm just spending the day in the house then I wear none at all (to be honest, if I'm staying in the house then the chances of me even changing out of my pyjamas are slim to none), and if I'm off out shopping or going to lunch or the cinema etc then I go for a fairly simple look.  This Saturday was a perfect example as B and I were going out for an afternooon cinema date and I wanted to make myself look presentable but with minimal effort.  I actually only used 8 products which is pretty good going for me!  

I started with the Clarins Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch Primer (£26).  This has recently come back into my life and it's one of the best primers I've tried for smoothing out pores and leaving you with a great base for your makeup.  My foundation of choice on this day was the Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua (£33) which is definitely one of my all-time favourites - it has a really buildable consistency and such a natural finish.  Once it's buffed in you can honestly hardly tell you are even wearing foundation, it's not cakey in the slightest.  For undereyes and covering a couple of chin blemishes I used the Seventeen Stay Time Concealer (£4.49) which I'm really liking at the moment.   On my cheeks I went for Benefit Dandelion (£23.50) which is the most subtle of all my blushers - a really light pink colour which is ideal for Spring.

For my brows I used the Clarins Eyebrow Pencil (£17) - this has a little spooly at the end so you don't need a separate brow brush to tidy things up.  I tend to go through phases of either using this or the HD Brows palette - I can never quite make up my mind if I prefer a pencil or powder for my brows, although at the moment I'm enjoying using the Clarins pencil.  I actually did a bit of multi-tasking and also used this under my eyes just to give a bit of definition to the outer corners.

On my lids I used the Maybelline Color Tattoo in On And On Bronze (£4.99) which is what I reach for on the days where I can't be bothered applying eyeshadow.  A quick wipe of this on both eyelids using just my finger - the ultimate lazy application.  On my lashes I went for the Maybelline Falsies Mascara (£7.99) which is one I've had for a while now (in fact, I have 2!) and have been finding myself choosing it over my more high-end mascaras almost every day recently.  I feel like it really lifts and separates my lashes and leaves my eyes looking really wide awake - I wouldn't say it's like wearing falsies though, but it does add a bit of length.

Finally on my lips I went for something slightly more daring in the Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipstick in Peach Club (£8.99).  On a day to day basis I tend to stick with light pinky/peachy shades these days, but after watching my friend Roisin's video recently featuring this shade I knew I had to try it.  This was actually the first day I wore it, and it was a kind of a test to see if I felt comfortable in it (I sometimes do that at weekends - try out new makeup looks when it's just me and B so I can decide if I like it before unleashing it on the world, haha) - it definitely passed, in fact I wore it again the next day to a wedding fair with my mum, and then today to work (I'm writing this on my lunch break!).  It's a lovely matte shade that lasts all day and doesn't dry out your lips - a winner in my books!





Pose central!  I have about 25 variations of these photos on my phone, ahhh the life of a blogger!

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