There are days when you want to go full glam, there are days when you want to keep the look super simple and there’s days when you want to look fresh and glowing. Especially if you’re feeling a little under the weather.
I think this time of year when it’s cold and miserable outside, not only do we suffer from a dullness to the skin, we’re inundated with colds, bugs and we still have to get up and step into the real world – oh how it sucks being an adult. In times like this, giving your skin that extra something with a pop of colour on the cheeks and lips is the best way to make you look and even feel more alive.
For this look I kept it super simple, as if you aren’t feeling well the extra few minutes of sleep in the morning are more essential than spending time on your makeup. I used tones of orange for my pop of colour – although any colour that compliments your face could be substituted quite easily. Just swap our the cheek and lip colour for those of your choice.
Personally, I think that orange is a great colour for most and the use of highlighter is essential for bringing the glow to you skin. For details of all the products I used, see everything below and I’d love to know what products you like using for when you’re feeling a bit down in the dumps – so let me know in the comments.
B A S E
Bourjois Healthy Mix foundation in Light Beige (£9.99, Superdrug)*
Bourjois Healthy Mix concealer in Medium under the eyes, on the nose, chin and to cover any blemishes (£8.99, Superdrug)*
Both applied and blended with the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge (£5.99, Superdrug)
Makeup Revolution Luxury Banana Powder (£5, Superdrug)
Packed onto the same areas that we placed the concealer using the Real Techniques Sponge to bake.
E Y E S
Makeup Geek eyeshadow pan in Chickadee (£4.95, Beauty Bay)
Applied in the crease and on the lid with the Spectrum Large Fluffy Shader brush (£5, Beauty Bay)
Makeup Geek eyeshadow pan in Tiki Hut (£4.95, Beauty Bay)
Applied using the same brush on the outer corner of the eye
Taking a clean Storybook Cosmetics fluffy brush from the Wand collection ($55, Storybook Cosmetics) to blend everything together
Fierce Flicks Liquid Eyeliner (£15, Ciate London) to create a wing
Zoeva Graphic Eyeliner in Rock N Roll Bride (£7, Beauty Bay) in upper and lower water line
Bourjois Volume Glamour Push Up in Wonder Black (£8.99, Superdrug)* on upper lashes
Then taking a duo fibre brush to knock off the Makeup Revolution Banana powder from the face
For the lower lash line taking Makeup Geek’s Tiki Hut eyeshadow again
Applied with the Zoeva Smoky Shader (£9, Beauty Bay)
Then add the mascara onto the lower lashes
MAC Nylon eyeshadow (£13.50, MAC Cosmetics)
Applied with the Storybook Cosmetics pointed pencil brush from the Wand Collection from above
F A C E
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Give Me Sun! (£24.50, MAC Cosmetics)
Applied with a Models Own Blush brush from the On The Go set (£14.99, Models Own)
MAC Make You Mine blush (no longer available, sorry!)
Applied using the Real Techniques Contour brush from the Flawless Base set (£19.99, Superdrug)
New CID Cosmetics i-Glow in Sirocco (£27.50, New CID Cosmetics)**
Applied with the fan brush from the Morphe 12 piece set (£14, Beauty Bay) on the tops of the cheeks, along the centre of the nose and across the upper lip
B R O W S
Tanya Burr Perfect Brows kit (£6.99, Superdrug)
Mixing all three brow colours – Pebble, Charcoal and Hot Cocoa – to create mid brown shade
Applied with the ZOEVA Brow Line brush (£8, Beauty Bay)
Taking Fairy Cake on the same pointed brush used for the inner highlight on the eyes from Storybook Cosmetics and putting this underneath the brow
L I P S
Revlon ColourBurst Balm Stain in Rendezvous (£7.99, Boots)
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