If you are like me, you will spend your free time reading blogs and watching YouTube videos of people doing the most beautiful make up and it is all by using the latest and best products (which make me ridiculously jealous) so I thought I would give it a go at my own make up routine on a budget using all products you can get on the high street and even though I say so myself, I think it turned out just as good as if I had used all the high end products. Don’t get me wrong I LOVE a high end product like Mac and Charlotte Tilbury but we can’t all afford to get new items every time we want to change our look.
Instead of using a foundation or primer today I started off by using the Rimmel stay matte BB cream and applied this by using the Real Techniques slanted foundation brush. The thing I love about a BB cream is that it is so light on the skin and this BB cream has a great coverage. The shade I used was medium although I think I could have gone with a lighter shade. I then use the Rimmel Stay matte finishing powder, applied with the Body shop body brush lightly brushed all over my face.
I then used the Anastasia Beverly Hills contour palette (OKAY I admit this isn’t high street but I don’t have another contour kit, note to self, BUY ONE). As I have used a BB cream instead of my normal foundation I have used a different shade of the contour palette.
I have used the Bourjois blusher in Rose and applied this using the brush which it came with and placed this on the balls of my cheeks .
I have then used the Barry M natural glow palette 2. This is a great palette with 6 different colours inside and a primer. This also comes with two small brushed with the sponge tips. I really don’t like these brushes personally though I have used them for this look. Firstly I use the centre light shimmer colour over my whole eyelid up to under my eyebrow. I then use the darkest brown colour next to the primer for the outer edge of my eye and just above the crease onto the bottom of the brow bone. I have then used the lighted brown shade in the centre of the eyelid as a way to blend the colours from dark to light into the centre of the eye. I found the brushed from the palette didn’t blend very easily and mix the colours well so I have actually used my finger to blend the colours.
I have then used the Rimmel Exaggerate eyeliner in black. I have used this to create a large flick at the edge of the eye in line with the end of the eyebrow. I start by drawing a base line and connecting this together. I have then gone the whole way along the eyelid and created a small point in the centre of the eye going downwards to create a cat look.
I have gone for Rimmel again (I didn’t realise how much I lean towards Rimmel until writing this blog post!) The mascara I have used is the Black extra super lash. This has a curved brush which is great for pulling the eyelashes upwards to make the eyes look bigger.
I have also used the Soap and glory Sexy mother pucker lip gloss in a dark pink colour to finish the look. I really like the soap and glory lip gloss’ as they are such long lasting and come in such great colours. I hope you like my final look, leave your comments below!