I've got a bit of a different post for you today as it's a makeover/tutorial type one starring my lovely friend Alice. Alice wanted to get some new core items for her make up bag so I gave her a little makeover using some of my drugstore favourites so she could see what she liked. Like me, she's on quite a strict student budget so I chose nice purse friendly items and she also likes her make up to look quite natural and be quick to apply so I kept this in mind by using a fairly minimal amount of easy to work with products and I think she looks gorgeous!
The look I created with the make up below consisted of a natural base with statement eyes and lips that could be worn during the day or night time. The first thing I did to create this look was apply the Collection 2000 lasting perfection concealer in 'light 2' to any blemishes, open pores and under eye circles. I then lightly stippled one and a half pumps of Bourjois healthy mix foundation in '52' all over her face to cover redness and even out skin tone. Because Alice has oily skin I then powdered over this with Rimmel stay matte powder in 'Transparent' using my Ecotools powder brush. To finish the base I added a touch of MUA blush in 'shade 4' (such an amazingly pigmented blush for only a £1!) on the apples of her cheeks up to the cheekbones using the Ecotools blush brush, which gave her a lovely healthy glow. Next I moved onto creating some statement eyes by lining the upper lash line with Maybelline gel liner and very subtly lining the lower lash line with Rimmel soft kohl, which were both in 'black'. This added definition to the eyes as well as making it a suitable look for both day and night. To finish the eye make up I added a few coats of 17's wild curls mascara (which is my friend Lydia's new absolute favourite). I fancied pairing the glamorous eye make-up with colourful lips so used the L'oreal rouge caresse in 'cheeky magenta' to add a wearable, yet bright pop of colour. The rouge caresse's are great for a girl like Alice who doesn't like to wear much lip product, because they are so easy to apply and are more like a long lasting, non sticky, pigmented balm than a lipstick.
|The affordable and brilliant products I used to give Alice a new look|
My friend Faye finished the 'makeover' off by giving her some gorgeous curls using her Enrapture Totem Hair Styler, which I'm now adding to my wish list after seeing how easy it was to create such lovely curls and volume. Alice really loved the overall look and is going to buy everything I used, although she's going to get the lipstick and eye liner a bit later so it actually only comes to £25 for everything else that will totally update her make up bag! Just shows you don't need to spend a fortune to get a fresh new look :)
What are your drugstore favourites? Have you updated your make up bag lately?
I was very sad that Andy lost the tennis on Sunday so having a make up night with the girls was just what I needed on Sunday night! and I had a lovely day yesterday too as I went to see the new Spiderman film with my boyfriend, which I thought was so amazing (turns out new Spidey is quite a dish) Right now I'm just sat on the sofa in work out gear staring at the rain outside...so much for my afternoon run today!
I hope you've all had a great start to your week!