Wednesday, 27 September 2017

My Birthday Makeup Look



It is nearly my birthday, which means one thing; it is time for a birthday makeup blog post. I have taken to do every year without even trying to really. I know to some people it is just a completely normal thing to do to go out on your birthday, but I’m not normal. I never like to leave the house, I know that makes me sound incredibly reclusive, but I guess to a certain degree, I am!
On a weekend when I have been at work for the whole week, my idea of a good time is eating a takeaway curry, in an oversize hoody, no bra and a pair of super stretchy leggings. Even though I love getting full glam, I hate the idea of having to put on a fair of fat pants and pretend that I’m happy all evening!
But, me and my boyfriend have been saving like saints since we got from Italy in the summer. We are looking at buying a house in the next few months so our nights out together have been very few and far between. So, it is about time that we went out and just had fun for a while, so we are going to go out with all of our friends and not even worry about how much it is costing… I bet we will feel guilty though the next morning when we realise how much we’ve spent!
Anyway, without me harping on anymore I will get into the makeup look…



1)    Prime the skin
To start with I will go in with moisturiser. I love the Clinique Dramatically Different one, I have been using it for months now and I have noticed a massive difference in the way that my makeup applied on top of it. Plus, I have always said here on my blog that I have an oily complexion, but as I get older I think it is slightly gravitating towards the more combination part of the spectrum. Then when I have given my moisturiser some time to sink into the skin I will then go in with primer. Firstly, I will use my Benefit Porefessional Primer around my nose where I get oily, then I will take my Charlotte Tilbury Wonderglow primer and rub it into the area where I haven't put the Porefessional. Before I go in with my base products I will just give this some time to soak into the skin.


2)    Perfect the base
When I have allowed some time for them products to soak into the skin I will then go in with my base products. To start with I will go in with my MAC Studio Fix Concealer on a MAC 217 and blend that into the area under my eyes where I am quite dark. Then I will go in with my Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation on my Morphe M439 and buff it into the skin. When my foundation is on my skin I will then just take a clean Beauty Blender and bounce that on the skin to collect any extra product that is just sat on the surface.
Then when my foundation is in place I will go in with concealer. At the minute, I have been going in with the Urban Decay Naked Weightless Concealer and the Tarte Shape Tape Concealer. At first I go in with the Urban Decay Naked Weightless and highlight the under eyes, chin, nose and the centre of the forehead. Then I will take just a touch of my Tarte Shape Tape and go in with 3 dots under each eye, just to provide a little move coverage where I need it, without caking the area up too much.
Next I will move onto creme contouring. I only do this when I have an occasion because who has the time to do it every day. My favourite products to do this with are either the Bobbi Brown Foundation stick or the LA Girl Pro Concealer. For my birthday, I will be going for the Bobbi Brown because it is just so easy to use. I apply just a couple small lines on the outer area of my face, I then go in with my damp Beauty Blender and blend it in so that it is seamless with the rest of my skin.


3) Lock it into place
When I am finished with all of my crèmes and liquids I will move onto setting it all into place. This is so important if you want your makeup to last all night long. First, I am going to bake the under eyes and the side of my nose using the Laura Mercier Translucent Powder. I like to use this powder when I am going in heavy with powder because it doesn’t leave a strong white cast like some powders can. Then for the rest of my face I will just use my normal RCMA No Colour Powder to lock everything else into place. I will leave the baking under my eyes for around 5 minutes, then I will just dust it off using a clean brush.


4)    Move onto the eyes
Then once my skin is finished for the time being, I will move onto the eyes. I have never been one for elaborate eye makeup and it isn’t going to be any different on my birthday. Just something quick and simple but that looks nice and pretty. Firstly, I am going to prime the eyelids using my old reliable MAC Paint Pot in Soft Ochre. Then I am going to use a light brown shade and put that all over the eyelid. Then using a nice warm brown shade such as MAC Cork I will take that on a fluffy brush and define the crease.
Then I will take the deep brown shade from my Charlotte Tilbury Dolce Vita palette and put that into the crease to deepen the socket and make the eyes look bigger. Then on a pencil brush I will take the red shade and apply that in the outer V of the eyes. To finish off the eyeshadows I will take the gold glitter shade and press that onto the centre of my eyelid using my ring finger.
For my lower lash line, I will take the same deep brown shade that I used before and blend that in using the same pencil brush as before. To line my upper lash line, I will use a deep brown eyeshadow on an angled brush and press it as close to the lash line as possible. Finally, to finish the eyes completely I will go in with lashings of my YSL Shocking Mascara, then when that has dried I will go in with my Huda Beauty Lashes in Scarlet.


5)    Define the brows
Next, I will start to fill in my brows. To start with I use a powder to map out the shape that I want them to be. I will use my MAC eyeshadows for this like I have done for years. When I have the shape down, I will then go in with my Anastasia Clear Brow Gel and lock everything into place. I will give some time for the brow gel to dry, then I will take my Anastasia Brow Pomade in Chocolate and just take this on the outer part of my brow to strengthen it and get a really nice deep colour. Finally, at the front of my brow to get a really full and feathered look I will take my Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Brows and apply it with a light hand.


6)    Bring life back into the face
Now that my eyes and brows are completely finished I am going to move onto bringing some life and dimension back into the face. Firstly, I will go in with my MAC Give Me Sun Bronzer and blend that in using my Tom Ford Bronzer Brush and just apply it on my forehead, down my cheekbones and a little under the jaw. Then I will take my Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Powder in Deep and chisel out some cheekbones using my Charlotte Tilbury Powder & Sculpt Brush. I just go in very lightly and it looks so pretty. To add a flush of colour I will use my Charlotte Tilbury Blush in Sex on Fire, and apply that lightly to the apples of my cheeks and blend it back. To finish the face, I will use the Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze and Glow, just the highlight shade and apply that to the top of my cheekbones.


7) Slap on a pout
The final step in the whole makeup look is the lips. To start with and outline the lips I am going to use my trusty Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat in Pillow Talk. This is just a perfect colour and formula for over lining and correcting the lips. When I have, the rough shape mapped out I will then fill the lips in with the same lip liner. The colour I am going to be wearing is the Charlotte Tilbury Very Victoria Lipstick. This is just such a great shade and is a great neutral shade for my skin tone. To finish my lips I am just going to go in with a touch of clear gloss to make them nice and hydrated.
That is it really. I know that sounds like hell of a lot of makeup products, but I have been loving this kind of look recently and with the way I apply it the finished look is nice and light. As normal here on my blog I will leave a link down below to all of the products that I have mentioned in case you want to check them out.
Make sure to leave me a comment down below and let me know what your go to makeup products are when you want to go full glam!



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