Subtle Glam and Loose Waves: A Tutorial

There’s a big difference between getting super glammed up to go out out or simply getting yourself ready to go to a family meal. Case in point being this post.

If I’m not already made up for the day, when doing my makeup and hair for a family meal, I don’t really go too crazy. All I want is something that looks pretty with either a bit of a bold eye or lip and I’m all good to go.

When getting ready for my Grandad’s 80th birthday meal, I’d just bought two of the new Super Stay Matte Ink liquid lipsticks from Maybelline and was dying to try them out! Although I got both Fighter and Amazonian, I ended up going with Amazonian due to it’s pinker undertone.

In terms of the hair, it was freshly washed that day and I find freshly washed hair doesn’t really do what you want it too. For that reason, I created some loose waves using my GHD straighteners and a soft bristle brush from Kent.

The Ordinary High Adherence Silicone Primer (£3.90, Cult Beauty)
Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation in 53 Light Beige* (£9.99, Superdrug)
Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge (£5.99, Superdrug)
Gosh Lumi Drops in Bronze (£9.90, Amazon)
Bourjois Healthy Mix Concealer in Medium* (£8.99, Superdrug)
RCMA Translucent Powder (£13, Beauty Bay)
RCMA Over-Powder in Warm Gold (£15.50, Beauty Bay)
Makeup Revolution Luxury Banana Powder (£5. Superdrug)
New CID Cosmetics Chrome Powder Brush (£31.50, New CID Cosmetics)
Makeup Revolution Baked Bronzer in Rock On World (£4, Superdrug)
MAC Powder Blush in Raizin (£19.50, MAC Cosmetics)
Real Techniques Contour Brush from Core Collection (£15, Beauty Base)
Revlon Highlighting Palette in Peach Glow (£9.99, Superdrug)
Ciate London x Chloe Morello Pretty, Fun & Fearless Palette (£39, Cloud 10 Beauty)
Spectrum A06 Large Fluffy Shader Brush (£5, Beauty Bay)
Spectrum A07 Stubby Shader Brush (£5, Beauty Bay)
ZOEVA Wing Liner Brush (£8, Beauty Bay)
Wonderland Lash Lengthening Mascara with Fibres** (£11.50, Wonderland Makeup)
Bourjois Volume Glamour Push Up Mascara* (£8.99, Superdrug)
The Balm Mary Lou Manizer Highlight (£17, Look Fantastic)
ZOEVA Luxe Petit Crease Brush (£9, Beauty Bay)
Tanya Burr Perfect Brows Kit (£7, Feel Unique)
ZOEVA Brow Line Brush (£8, Beauty Bay)
Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink liquid lipstick in Amazonian (£9.99, Boots)
Tresemme Heat Protection Spray Keratin Smooth (£6.05, Boots)
Tangle Teezer The Original (£10.99, Boots)
GHD Marine Allure (£130, Look Fantastic)
Toni&Guy Sea Salt Texturising Spray (£8.25, Boots)
Kent Small Natural Bristle Brush PF05 (£7.99, Boots)

I love this look and it only took me about 40 minutes to do both my hair and makeup.

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23 thoughts on “Subtle Glam and Loose Waves: A Tutorial

    1. They’re so good! It lasted all through the meal & I’ve worn them since and they literally last me all day long with no need to touch up. I really want to try out some of the lighter shades next! x

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  1. Beautiful! I’m also toning down my make up looks… I think that because I so often wear lots of colored eyeshadow, people don’t really appreciate my more natural features haha. xoxo Sarah

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