16 June 2014

The How To | Father's Day Face

Not going to lie, I love having time to really do my make up. Getting up at half 5 has meant that, although I have perfected 10 minute or less application, I'm never really 100% happy with the application. Sunday we were going out for lunch for Daddy's day so I took the time to do my hair and make up. I was so pleased with the result I felt the need to share! Plus, I was trying to base it on a little simplistic look of Blair's from GG series 4...

I started with my go to primer of the moment, Kiehls Micro Blur Skin Perfector, which I apply with my fingers all over the face - making sure for a little extra coverage over my oilier areas. Then, I took my Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser, dabbed it across my face and then blended in lightly with my Real Techniques Stippling Brush (btw - best brush ever). I try not to blend too deeply as there isn't much coverage left once it's done but it still gives a gorgeous natural finish. Next, I pop some Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer under the eyes and blend using my Real Techniques Deluxe Crease Brush. This really brightens the under eye area and is perfect for my tired days.

Next I work on the eyes... I don't like doing my bronzer/blush too quickly after applying my tinted moisturiser but it works better to let it settle first. So they eyes have been promoted! The eyeshadow is a mix of two shades of the No7 Shade and Define eyeshadow crayons in Cool Mink (the base colour) and Coffee Bean, just blended lightly into the outer corner for a bit of natural contour and smoke. I also popped Chella Ivory Lace Highlighter pencil in the inner corners to brighten. After, I pop on my Soap & Glory Supercat Eyeliner to create my everyday flick and line. Lastly, I finish off with Soap & Glory Thick and Fast HD Mascara in Noir.

Then it's back to the base! Using my Real Techniques Contour Brush (are you sensing a theme with my brush collection) I use the darkest colour in the 17 Glow Shimmer Brick to contour my cheeks, and the two middle colours to pop on my apples for some highlight. Time for some colour - using my Stippling Brush again I pop Topshop Cream Blusher in Heads Over Heels over the apples of my cheeks and blend up to the hairline. I finish off using my Collection Sheer Loose Powder. Parfait!

Finally is the lips - I usually prep with my Lush Lip Scrub, then I finished off today with Topshop Macaroon lipstick. The perfect summer colour.

What was your fathers day face?


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