Want to be video call ready in a matter of minutes? Follow the simple guide below to achieve a natural, glowing finish.
Step 1: Start with your primer of choice. This will give your skin a great base to start. I’ve chosen the Benefit Hydrating Primer to give my skin that extra hydration and smooth any imperfections.
Step 2: Give your skin some glow and colour.
This will instantly lift your skin and give you a healthy glow. Boosting radiance and smoothing imperfections. I absolutely love the Charlotte Tilbury flawless filter, as this can be used all over for lightweight coverage or can just be used on the high points of the cheeks.
Step 3: Bye bye dark circles
This is a hero product in my makeup bag! Take the smallest amount on your ring finger and apply under the eye watching those dark circles disappear!
Step 4: Colour on the cheeks
Give those cheeks an instant lift in a matter of seconds using a cream blusher requiring minimal effort. Applying to the apples of the cheeks and blending upwards, I always use my fingers for speed and ease.
Step 5: Perfect with powder
Give that barely there look a touch of powder setting the concealer under the eyes and any areas of the face you wish to set, keeping your makeup in place for longer. This Charlotte Tilbury powder is amazing to give the skin an airbrushed appearance and doesn’t leave a powdery finish.
Step 6: Brows
This step is totally up to you, if you’re missing getting your brows done at the salon and all of your tint has faded away. You need to get Benefit Gimme Brow, this is a tinted brow gel which will transform your brows instantly, giving them colour and definition.
Step 7: Give those lashes some love.
Who doesn’t love a bit of mascara! Wake up those tired looking eyes with a jet black volumising and lengthening mascara. Using a brown is always a good option for a slightly softer look.
Step 8: Finish with your lip of choice.
Hydrate and give your lips some colour with either using a tinted balm, lipstick or gloss. I’m loving the Bobbi Brown Oil infused glosses at the moment which give your lips some colour but also lots of hydration these can also be used on the cheeks for some colour and glow.
Hope you enjoyed this step by step guide to achieve a easy and quick makeup look.
I’ve always loved eye
makeup, eye shadows and glitters- it’s my favourite part of doing someone’s
makeup. There are so many different palettes out these days with a large
selection to choose from.
Here are a few of my
favourite’s that are handy to create various different looks:
Firstly Charlotte Tilbury’s
Luxury Palettes are great, they are so easy to use with a step-by-step guide to
follow on the back, I have ‘The Dolce Vita’ which is a more golden-based range
of colours and I also have ‘The Uptown Girl’ which is a grey Smokey range of
colours. They retail at £39.00 which is a higher end price but you definitely
get what you pay for, they are a creamy formula making them very easy to blend
seamlessly and I’ve used mine loads on my self and on clients are they aren’t
showing signs of ruining out any time soon. What I also love about these
pocket-sized palettes is that they have a mirror inside and they are quite
I also have the Charlotte
Tilbury Limited Edition instant eye palette, which unfortunately I don’t think
you can get anymore. When I saw this came out I had to have it, its perfect to
take everywhere with you as it can create such a large range of looks with it.
It did retail at £60.00, which is a lot for an eyeshadow palette but the whole
concept and packing are great and definitely have that luxury feel about it.
For a lower end price range
of eye shadows palettes are from Zoeva Cosmetics. I honestly love everything
from Zoeva especially there eyeshadow palettes not only they are just retailing
at £17.50!!! They are brilliant quality and you get 10 different shadows per
palette, which are a good size. I always recommend Zoeva to anyone not just
because they are a reasonable price but you get more than what you pay for. I
have ‘The Basic Moment’ and ‘Cocoa Blend’ both are used constantly in my kit-
for me, as I’m a Makeup Artist these are get because they weigh nothing. I
really want to get some more!
Another great eye shadow
palette is the rubies and cavier palette from Bobbi Brown, is has a great range
of colours and one amazing glitter in the middle. You can create an every day,
look to a more dramatic evening look using navy blue and the glided glitter
My favourite eye shadow
brushes that I always reach for, are from Spectrum Collections, Real Techniques
and Mua Cosmetics.
I hope you like this blog
post, I only listed a few of my favourite otherwise it would’ve been a very
long blog post as there are so many! Please comment below with your favourite
palettes or even single eyeshadows!
Thank you for reading.
Hello, here’s my next blog on my Holiday essentials as it’s
that time of year when everyone is going away! This blog has some of the things
I always take away with me not just only the makeup I take but other products
Firstly we can start with sun cream, we all know how
important sun cream is I usually go for Vichy factor 30, it’s a hydrating milk
so it feels lovely on the skin and it smells amazing! Face sun cream is the
most important as well as the rest of your body, and making sure you get sun
cream right up to your lower lash line as this can reduce dark circles under
your eyes. You should wear SPF everyday; the best way is to get a foundation or
moisturiser that has it in already so you don’t forget.
Taking a good body moisturiser is an essential, I’ve always
loved the Nivea Express Hydration it sinks into the skin so quickly and doesn’t
leave it feeling sticky. This is a great product everyone needs to try it. This
also smells great. Its not very expensive and well keep your skin hydrated
after a long day in the sun.
Another great product to take as well as hair oil is a hair
mask, when your hair is in the sun all day and going in and out of the sea it
can dry your hair out very quickly. This is great to use once every couple of
weeks. This L’Oreal coconut hair mask is great to put in your hair over night
and the next day it looks silky and soft. I also think everyone needs to try
I read about this shower gel in a magazine earlier on in the
year and it just smells of summer and going on holiday, it definitely makes
your skin feel fresh. It’s my favourite shower gel at the moment and I keep on
buying it. Its really cheap, its £1.00 from boots at the moment for 250ml.
After I’ve put my Nivea ‘Express Hydration’ Moisturiser on
sometimes I add Nuxe oil, which can be used for face, body and hair. This one
gives the skin a great glow and perfect to put on your arms and legs in the
evening, as it has a shimmery finish.
Now onto what makeup I take on holiday with me, when I go
away I don’t tend to wear much makeup I try to give my skin a break, in the day
I wear, sun cream on my face normally factor 50, waterproof mascara from Revlon
and on my lips Dior ‘addict lip glow’! In the evenings I sometimes just put on
some Charlotte Tilbury ‘Wonder Glow’ or if I want a put more covered I go for
Charlotte Tilbury ‘ Healthy Glow’ this is such a great product, it comes out of
the tube white and then when you rub it in, the colour shows on your skin
giving a lovely sun kissed glow. For bronzer of course go for my Chanel ‘Soleil
tan de Chanel’ I prefer to use a cream bronzer on holiday so the finish isn’t
flat. I also take my Bobbi Brown ‘pink shimmer brick’ this is a perfect holiday
blusher for all skin types. If I want to glam up an evening look of course I
always take a selection of eye shadow pallets, when on holiday I normally reach
for more golden tones, as it looks great with a tan. In the summer I love lip-glosses
instead of a lipstick my favourite lip-gloss has always been Charlotte Tilbury
‘Sweet Stiletto’. I take a small
selection of brushes with me from Real Techniques, Spectrum and Bobbi Brown.
My go to perfume has always been Jo Malone ‘Grapefruit’ for
as long as I can remember. Everyone loves this scent; it’s a perfect holiday
perfume, its not to strong and has a very uplifting smell to it.
For those of you who want to know the hat in the picture is
from Warehouse and the sunglasses are from Polaroid. Links belowJ
Hope you enjoy, thank you for reading!