Wednesday, 9 March 2011

everyday natural makeup routine

so, my latest yt video is all about my everyday makeup routine. it's really natural looking, as well as using natural cosmetics too!

it's not a complicated look, but is perfect for something you might apply everyday, to go to work or school, rather than to a formal occasion or out clubbing.

the products i use have changed since last time i made a makeup tutorial video (which was ages ago!) - but i'm careful not to purchase too many products, and am only buying new makeup when i run out of a tube or a pot. it's much more eco friendly, and means that the makeup doesn't go off and so it won't have to be thrown away! way too many people have too much makeup, sticking to a few good products is much more cost effective and sensible! buying makeup can be quite addictive...

anyway, i hope there are some new products here for you to try out, and i hope you enjoy watching...

how to create a simple natural everyday makeup look in 10 steps:

1. start with a good base - apply a great moisturiser with spf15+, and vaseline on my lips and eyebrows (to tame them!) then let it sink into your skin for 15 minutes before continuing.
2. apply concealer - jane iredale's disappear in light on blemishes or hyperpigmentation, then lily lolo foundation under eyes and in circular motions on top of other areas that need more cover up.
3. apply the first layer of mascara - Une casual volume in C03 to the upper and lower lashes.
4. apply a gentle line on the lower lashes (in the waterline if you want to make your eyes appear smaller, under the lashes if you want them to appear bigger) with body shop eye definer in taupe.
5. then apply another coat of mascara to elongate a volumise those lashes!
6. brush foundation all over your face in circular motions for a more even looking base, or for a more formal occasion.
7. apply jane iredale eye highlighter pencil on eyebrow bone and cheekbones to accentuate the shape of your face.
8. apply lily lolo blush in cupcake on cheeks for a natural looking glow - it's amazing as it also looks a little like bronzer when you apply it...
9. apply bobbi brown gel eyeliner in sepia ink to upper lids and flick with the ultra fine eyeliner brush, for a more interesting and fashionable look.
10. finish off with a gentle application of bare minerals mineral veil, if you remember, as this will set your makeup look for the day and give you an extra glow!