Having written about my makeup routine before, and then following with one that has a bit more too it, it seems I’m now professing my love of yet another product. But having followed a number of beauty bloggers for awhile now, if one thing is clear it’s that the beauty world moves quickly and as soon as one thing seems great, another thing will come along that’s even better. Take highlighting and now strobing for example – soon we’ll just be smooshing our face into a pot highlighter and calling it a job well done.
But anyway, my new favourite product is courtesy of H&M Beauty. As has already been mentioned by many before the whole range is beautiful and packaged to look far more highend than it is. My product of choice is an eyeshadow and it was actually inspired by Lily Pebbles, an amazing beauty blogger. Named Baci di Dama, it’s a lovely golden colour that actually looks far more copper-y on my eyes. Normally I just put a light wash right across my lids, pop on a bit of mascara and be done for the day with a slightly more put together look than what I would normally go for. Likewise it’s a colour that can easily be ‘dressed up’ and added to for an evening look. If it were me I would pair it with something a little darker in the crease of the eye, add a small cat flick and then loooads of mascara.
Although most days I stick to what I know, something I can slap on in a hurry and then run out the door, sometimes it’s nice to have a back up option of something that’s equally as easy but just a little bit different. I can’t wait to see what other options H&M Beauty has. I bet there’s a few treasures in there that will become staples in my makeup bag.
This seems to be the make up look of doubles – double foundation, double mascara… But anyway, no matter how many products I have doubled up on this is my guide to a low key evening look that ensures you look like you’ve gone to some effort but your face isn’t going to wipe off on somebody when you go in for a hug.
Let’s kick it all off with the base and my new favourite product, the Soap and Glory One Heck of a Blot primer. I’ve been noticing recently that during the day, maybe an hour or so after lunch I get a few shiny patches appearing. This is all very new and exciting having had the driest skin for my entire life. I think it might have something to do with looking at a computer screen all day, but nevertheless it’s led me to this wonder product. It smooths on and keeps everything looking semi-matt for the rest of the day. Following that the only reason I have doubled up on foundations is because my Bourjois CC cream doesn’t have quite enough coverage when I want a really flawless base.
For cheeks I went for a super pretty flush of pink, nothing too bright as I’m well aware of what the effect a glass of wine does to my face (oh hello bright red wine face!). Then I focussed mainly on slapping the highlighter in all the right places. This Collection highlighter is my go-to at the moment and super easy to use in it’s handy cream stick form.
Now we’ve got to the eye section we hit the doubling up big time. This Maybelline cream shadow gives a really nice base colour to add on to. From there I added a bit of sparkle with my Topshop gold shadow stick which is perfect at distributing a nice layer over the eyelid. To finish the look I like to add a nice simple cat flick with the Soap and Glory Supercat liner. For mascara we’ve got one more double up of products. The Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara is perfect at beefing up the lashes, but I like to add a layer of L’oreal Telescopic to lengthen as well.
And finally… the lips! I have to admit I did not go for a bright red lip when I wore this look, but that’s because there was dinner involved and I didn’t want to run in to that ‘really dark line around the outside, and nothing on the inside’ look. So the option is to go for a nice postbox red like this Avon number which will look fab with the slightly brown-y/gold eye, or pair it with a nude if you plan on eating in peace. Voilà!