Everyday make up for Iceland // MOTD 

Beauty

Today I am going to be sharing the make up look I chose to create everyday while I was on holiday in Iceland. As I could only take a small amount of make up I had to use the same products everyday I was there. 


I chose to try out a primer which I never use because I keep in with my travel make up because it’s a sample size so finally I had a chance to use Porefessional by Benefit. This actually worked great and my make up still looked just as good after a day out in the rain and wind. For foundation I also tried out the Barry M Flawless Matte Finish and had to hope that I would be good for my skin, and it was. To conceal under my eyes and on a huge spot I got I while I was there I used Collection Lasting Perfection Concealor. 


For highlighter I used a mini version of Benefit Watts Up which I have fallen in love with and this has made it onto my wish list for a full size version. To set under my eyes I used the Natural Translucent Powder and filled my brows in with MUA LUXE Power Brow. 


To set my brows I used another mini from Benefit, Brow Zings. I then set the rest of my face with Rimmel Stay Matte Powder. For eyeshadow I used the top right hand shimmery colour on my lids and the bottom left brown shade on my outer corner from the Tarte Amazonian Clay Eye Shadow Quad. 


I used the Nars Audacious mascara on my eye lashes as this adds volume and length. For bronzer I used Laguna by Nars and then Rockateur by Benefit as blush. 

Make Up of the Day // Prom 

Beauty

My best friend came up with the idea to do a prom inspired make up look, so I thought I would share some of my faveouite make up items which would be perfect for prom. My prom was 9 years ago! And that seems totally crazy! Back then I wasn’t into make up so I probably didn’t even wear that much, but if I was going to one now this is what I would opt for. 


Prom make up has to be long lasting, so you want to choose a foundation that you know will last and won’t sweat off while your dancing. My two favourites at the moment are Loreal Infallible 24 hour matte, and this is perfect for keeping a matte finish and lasts such a long time. My next foundation choice is Maybelline Dream Satin Liquid, this leaves your skin looking pore less and amazing. What I tend to do is mix these two together so I have a middle of the road foundation and it’s not too oily and not too matte so that my skin looks dry. Before I apply foundation I like to use a primer, any one you have will do but for this look I chose Rimmel Stay Matte so it helps mattify your skin even before you apply your foundation. To apply he foundation I have opted for a Real Techniques sponge as this will help you apply it evenly, also it stops you applying too much so you don’t get that cakes look. I don’t really use concelor that much, but to add some light under the eyes I use Maybeline Dream Lumi which is a highlighting concelor for under the eyes. Another good concelor is from Maybelline and is good for covering up dark circles and adding a bit extra coverage. 



The next step is adding some colour to your face, depending on what you prefer you could go for a cream contour it a powder contour. For cream contour I really like the contour and highlight stick from Tarte. And for a powder contour I love the Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit, I like to use the middle brown shade to contour my cheek bones. After cream contour and before powder contour I like to set my make up using the Rimmel Stay Matte powder which is my go too. If you use this your make up will pretty much be matte the whole night. I also find applying a powder all over helps the blending of all the other face products. 

After contour I then like to add some bronzer to add some more depth to the face, my go to is Laguna bronzer by Nars as this has a subtle shimmer and is very natural on the cheeks. For blush, I like a natural light pink shade as I find this adds the perfect amount of colour and doesn’t draw to much attention from your eyes or lips. Now onto highlighting, obviously everyone has their faveouite highlighters and mine are Mac Soft and Gentle if you want a pink shimmer and The Balm Mary Lou-Manizer is you want a golden glow. 

At the moment my go to brow product has been the Maybelline Brow Drama pomade crayon. This gives such a natural look. I then set my brows using Loreal Brow Plumper which adds a bit more dimension. 

For eye lashes most girls wear false eyelashes but if you don’t want to wear them, Loreal False  Lash Architect mascara is great for building up long black lashes. I also like to prime my lashes first, I find this helps make my mascara work better and give extra length. 

In order for your eye shadow to look popping it’s important to prime your eye lids. My go to primers are Mac Paint Pot in Painterly which is a soft nude colour. And then Urban Decay original Primer Potion. 



Deciding on a eye shadow colour is hard, this all depends on the colour of your dress and what lip colour you want to do. My personal favourite is a golden brown smokey eye. But I also really like a soft pink/purple smokey eye. There are so many options to do. A matte eye or a shimmery eye. The world is your oyster. Above are some of my faveouite palettes for natural and less natural looks. 


Out of all my lip products these are the ones I picked that I would wear to prom. Choosing a lip colour depends on the colour of lip and what suits you. Different skin tones suit different colours. And remember to pick one your comfortable in. I never used to like wearing a red lip, but now I wear it all the time because it really suits my pale skin. If your wanting a long lasting lip colour that you don’t have to touch up much during he night I would definelty choose a matte one as these last longer. 


This lip liner from MUA is my go for any colour lip, especially if it’s a red lip. This lip liner is an anti bleed one, meaning that it lines your lips and stops the colour of your lipstick bleeding onto your skin and spreading. It’s only £1 from Superdrug and so worth it! 

Tarte Contour Stick 

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The Contour Stick by Tarte is by far one of my favourite contouring products! I got this for Christmas and I am absolutely in love with it, as you can see I have used it so much. I didn’t it gives such a natural colour and it is so easy to blend. I use this on my for head and cheeks and it works perfectly. I tend to use this to help intensify my contour, and afterwards I like to use a powder contour to make it pop a little more. 

I use the highlight side less but now I am getting into that way more. It gives such a lovely natural glow and it’s so easy to build up and blend out. 

This is such a good product, and I would definelty buy it again. I purchased mine from the Sephora site and got it shipped over. I can wait to put in another order with Sephora soon! 

 

Winter Make Up Routine 

Beauty

  
This is my everyday make up routine which I do for work, I like to keep it fairly natural.  

 The first think I do when starting my make up is my mascara, I know your meant to do foundation first but I always get mascara all over my lids. I curl my lashes first and then apply the Mac Prep+Prime mascara and then Loreal False Lash Architect mascara which is waterproof.  

 
I then do my foundation using a make up sponge and blend this evenly over my face and set it with Rimmel Stay Matte Powder. I then do my eye brows using the Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow and Loreal Brow Plumper to set them.  

 
Finally I add some dimension to my face using the Soap & Glory Solar Powder bronzer in Bronzo which creates a really subtle colour. And then I use the Kiko blush in 109 followed by Soap & Glory Glow All Out Highlighter in Shimmer Switch. 

And that is all I use on my face and this takes about half an hour to apply because I spend so long on my lashes trying make them long! I then finish with a lipstick of my choice which changes daily. 

Make Up Of The Day 

Beauty

  For a while is stopped using the beauty sponge but not I’m back to using it again, so I applied my foundation with this and made sure I had it evenly applied and blended. I then used the Tarte Contpur Stick to Contpur my cheek bones and the top of my forehead. To set my foundation I used my Rimmel Stay Matte Powder.

    
To start my eyes off I curled my lashes using the No7 eye lash curler followed by Manna Kadar eye lash Primer. As I didn’t need my mascara to be waterproof today I used Two Faced Better Than Sex mascara followed by Benefit They’re Real to stop clumping. 

 For the array of my face I used the middle bottom shade of the Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit for bronzer/contour. I then used the middle bottom shade of the Hour Glass Palette for blush. And finally for highlight I used Mac Soft and Gentle.

   
To prep my eye lids for eye shadow I used Mac Paint Pot in  Painterly which create a even base for the eye shadow to stick to. For eye shadow today I decided to keep it pretty nuetral and use the Maybelline The Nudes Palette. I chose gold for my lids and then a bronzey brown for my crease. 

 For my brows I always use my Anastasia Dipbrow Pomadenin Soft Brown followed by the Loreal Brow Plumper. This combo helps my brows look natural and stay in place the whole day.