As every girl knows, doing the makeup routine can take you a while, here is a quick and easy 9 step tool every girl can use to ensure her makeup is perfectly achieved.
Doing your makeup can take a while depending on what it is you want to portray, your face is a piece of art. According to Charlotte Tilbury: “Women don’t wear enough makeup.” So here is your chance to do just that. Whether it’s for an everyday routine or a going out routine. These 9 steps will help you along the way.
1.Cleanse, tone and moisturise
This is a very important step in every girls routine to ensure the skin is clean and without any previous makeup left on the skin. Cleansing, toning and moisturising is a step that most people miss purely because they don’t have the time. This is the most vital step that should never be missed. It clears up the skin and allows you to apply your makeup with a professional finish. Inthefrow (Victoria; a mid-twenties writer, photographer and editor.), recommends the Rodial Glamtox Cleansing Balm (£30) as it is light and not sticky, she then recommends the Pixi Glow Tonic (£18) as a toner for afterwards. The cream moisturiser inthefrow uses is a cream moisturiser, the Lush Million Dollar Moisturiser (£32.50).
2.Prime to Foundation
The second step you should follow is to prime your face, this gets your skin ready for the next step. Applying your foundation. You can either apply with your hands or with a brush, if you apply with your fingers you’re going to get a completely different finish to if you apply with a brush.Blogger Vivianna Does Makeup states her all time favourite foundation is Chanel’s Vitalumiere Aqua (£33) in B10 and B20 and Laura Mercier Hydrating Foundation Primer (£29) is her favourite primer.
3.Powder to Concealer
A step that many people can skip is applying a powder to make the foundation look more matte. Depending on what foundation you use this can already have been done. If you’re lucky you won’t need to use concealer but many people use it just to hide a few blemishes. Model Recommends (Ruth Gilly) has posted about the Chanel Infiniment Illuminating Powder (£42) and states that I think that the “illuminating powder” description could be a little misleading for those expecting a blast of reflective shimmer or a Kardashian-style highlight, but for those wanting an understated sheen, it’s perfect. She uses this powder as you and I would use a powder to just finish off our makeup.
4.Contouring and highlighting
Depending on what you’re using for your contour and highlight this can come before or after the powder step, or in between the foundation and the powder step. Cream based sticks/palettes are normally best placed in between the foundation and powder step but as long as you blend it’s more of a personal preference. The Style and Beauty Doctor (Danielle freelance writer and fashion and beauty expert.) wrote a review on the much wanted Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit (£39). She states “Great palette—but only if you’re NC45/NW40 or lighter.”
5. Eyebrows “on fleek”
The eyebrows are a trend which many people aren’t bothered about, but many people do like to just touch them up and have them “on fleek” and well-groomed so this is just a step that a few of you will use.Well-known blogger Lily Pebbles swears by Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil (£23.40).
6. Smokey Eyes
Eyeshadow is now becoming a big part of the daily routine, whether your signature look is the smoky eye or just a simple plain colour to make the eyes pop, make sure you’re not clashing colours. Blogger I COVET THEE recommends these eyeshadows MAC Charcoal Brown Eyeshadow, MAC All That Glitters Eyeshadow, MAC Amber Lights Eyeshadow, MAC Woodwinked Eyeshadow (£13 each), as these are her daily go to colours.
If you’ve applied eyeshadow and want to apply eyeliner, make sure you can actually see the liner and the shadow isn’t too thick or you’re going to spend ages getting stressed trying to sort it out. Blogger Lips So Facto compared both Alexa Chung for Eyeko Eye Do Liner (£15) and Pixi’s Lash Line Ink (£12) saying they are both similar with Eyeko being just a little more expensive.
This is the step where a lot can go wrong, the perfect mascara is hard to find where it doesn’t clump and you’re not sat for hours curling your eyelashes. When applying be aware of how close you are to your brow arch and lash line to avoid black or brown marks. Blogger My Pale Skin is just like us, she tends to stay away from expensive mascaras unless she knows theyre worth it, she recommends Urban Decays Perversion Mascara (£17.50).
The final step. This is normally applied within minutes before leaving the door so as for it to not fade, unless you’re using a matte colour you can apply at any time. When choosing what colour to wear on the lips, be mindful of what colour you have on the eyes. llymlrs (Lily Melrose) wrote a review about the new addition to the Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick, Stila Chianti (£12). She states “I’ve worn this so many times since it dropped through my door a few weeks ago and I just cant get enough of it”.
Applying your makeup is just one of those morning routines that can feel like a chore sometimes until you find the perfect products. Hopefully this has helped you find your perfect products or given you an insight into what might work for you.
Until next time!