Sunday, 22 June 2014

Face of the Month: June 2014

In the month of June I have been going for a more natural look. It doesn't look the best in my selfies but it keeps the cake face to a minimum. Also, this morning I was watching ViviannaDoesMakeup's Make-up Menu and both of those things gave me the idea to start this little series. I tend to change up parts of make-up on a monthly basis. I'm one of those wear-it-until-I-hate-it kind of people therefore I thought a series showing what different make-up looks I've been wearing each month would be fitting. 
Max Factor Face Finity 3 in1 All Day Flawless Foundation and Primer - Maybelline Instant Anti-Age
I have been testing out the Face Finity range because I have heard many good things about it and those things were right. The foundation is completely weightless and keep oil at bay which is all I ask for. I have been using the concealer for quite a while now and I really like it. I much prefer this type of application than a cream concealer or doe foot applicator which always applies too much product on one eye. I apply the foundation with a Real Techniques Expert Face Brush and blend the concealer with a Real Techniques Buffing Brush.

Bourjois Healthy Balance Powder - NYC Smooth Skin Bronzing Face Powder - Chanel De
These are the things that usually always stay the same in my make-up routine. This face powder leaves a nice finish but it isn't amazing however I will finish it up. I just apply this all over in a patting motion. For a long time I couldn't find the raved about NYC "Sunny" Bronzer but when I did find it, I did a little happy dance in the middle of Superdrug. There isn't much to say other than this is excellent and I apply it to the perimeter of my face with a large brush to give me a warm glow and then I use a more precise brush to add definition. This Chanel blush is my absolute favourite. This was given to me by a friend who didn't want it and I have questioned the realness of this many time but it's a good blush nonetheless. I apply this lightly from the back of my cheeks and slightly onto the apple of my cheeks.
Maybelline Brow Drama - L'Oreal Super Liner Brow Artist
This also tends to remain constant and it is the most boring part of doing my make-up. I love the end result of doing your eyebrows but the process never changes. I just apply this in small this with small stroke and brush through my brows to blend the pencil a little. The pencil is good because it isn't too soft meaning you avoid the whole slugs for brows situation. The brow mascara does it's job. Apply to much and you're eyebrows will be left slightly crispy but apply it correctly and it is your best friend.

My eye make-up is the part that changes most often. I have been using this shade to line my eyes at the top and bottom to help achieve the more natural look I was talking about. I either go with this or no eye shadow at all but this is the more preferred option since it opens my eyes up so much more. I apply this by pressing it into the lash line and winging it out a little at the top. I use a Real Techniques Brow Brush for this.

Max Factor Flash Lash Effect Mascara - Maybelline Baby Lips
Finishing touches. I got this mascara in a free with purchase set and I couldn't be happier with this. I apply it after curling my lashes and they stay curled all day. Baby Lips. I love them. I have been applying a thick coat of this and then blotting to achieve a "my lips but better" look. 

 Here is a selfie of this exact make-up look. Au revior mes amis! <3

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