This is the blog post I put together for Her.ie … the extended version hope you enjoy and if you have any question’s please let me know.
A woman’s makeup kit is one of her most prized possessions. Whether it’s a small makeup bag fit for travel or a fertiliser size bag of all kinds of imaginable’s , many secrets are held within. How do your lashes get so long? (Falsies.) Did you lose some weight? (Contouring palette.) How did you get that glow? (Highlighter.) We’ve all been complimented on certain things when we have our slap on !
My make up bag is both the travel size cute bag when needs be & then the fertiliser size bag of everything all fired into together or organised chaos as I like to call it !
You cannot paint a wall without first cleaning , sanding, filling then painting. It is the very same for your face. Cleanse, tone & moisture before you prime, conceal and apply foundation and powder & so on.
I wash my face lately with Bia Beautys Orange & Grapefruit Facial Exfoliant it smells divine and makes your face feel really clean & fresh. I give my skin a freshen with Bioderma or Micellar water next before popping on my Stop the Clock eye cream from Bia Beauty. Then my Trilogy rosehip oil & a tiny amount of the Rosapene as my skin is really dry at the moment from being on holidays etc I find this really helps. Vaseline need I say anymore, I own about 40 pots & they are everywhere, locker, car, handbag…
While primer is on my list here’s a little tip I picked up along the way. As a make up artist you learn all kinds of hints & tips. To all the beautiful brides or grooms to be, if you are taking fun shots of yer wedding rings /hands joined together then rub some primer into the hands they will appear as smooth as a babies bum !
Daytime wear I would mix these together to give a light, moisturising coverage to my skin. It’s not too heavy and I feel my skin can breath. Spf is really important. If you have an occassion /wedding I would stay clear of any foundation with spf as it will reflect off the camera and you will be as shiny as a new penny !
Dior is my favourite foundation it is light yet buildable and gives me the perfect coverage.
A must have for setting your make up and giving it staying power !
Don’t forget the very important pencil sharpener for liners. Penneys do them & they are as cheap as chips. Sharpening them keeps they fresh and clean.
I wear the NYX wonder pencil to open and brighten the eyes it can also be used as a concealer and a reverse lip liner. We all love a multi task item ! For a night out I would use urban decay eye potion to make my eye shadow last. I am pretty fussy about mascara but when I received the Boots No.7 one at Christmas I fell in love with it, not clumpy and really coats all your lashes.
The eyes are the windows to the soul ! I adore a palette and my favourite is My Alice in Wonderland one for a special night out. But I use MeMeMe , Blank Canvas or Inglot as well . My go to daytime shadows would be from my Freedom Inglot Palette.
In my Inglot palette there is a light cream, brown & a cranberry. Lipstick and a dark shade for my brows. With the Freedom range you can buy the shadows, lipsticks, concealers etc and make up your perfect kit.
Inglot gel liner is the holy grail of liners it does not shift seriously & it’s so black it doesn’t fade.
I love the individual lashes a few on the outer edge is a light flattering look especially if you don’t like the full on stripe lashes. I also love the Vintage Cosmetics Company “Nancy Lashes”, stunning
There you have my little list of all my favourites ! So hard to pick just a few items. Here is my paired back holiday make up bag contents.
Flawless benefit powder foundation
Inglot Freedom palette which contains: 3 eyeshadows, lipstick. brow shadow.
Three brushes Floramar brow brush, 2 Real Techniques eyeshadow brushes.
Boots No.7 Mascara.
NYX Butter gloss in Tiramisu
Wet n Wild balm in Pink
Bia Beauty lipbalm in Lemon Pie
Until next time,
My Beautiful Things XxX