So many lovely comments about the eye make-up in yesterday’s #ALipADay on Instagram (Day 226 – can you believe it!), so I thought I’d whip up a very quick little post on what went on the face, and more importantly, the eyes.
After priming the face with Wild About Beauty Botanical Skin Prep Serum, (currently 10% off at House of Fraser…go!), I buffed in EX1’s Invisiwear in F400 in the areas that need a little help (ahem!)… I was feeling lazy and time-deprived, so I skipped the concealer and went right up under the eyes with the foundation; not something I’d ever advise, but hey ho, needs must. Then I went straight with the eyes, using Elizabeth Arden’s Viridian Bloom eyeshadow palette; I swept the champagne colour all over the eyelid, the brown shade in the outer corner and the glorious teal blue in the inner corner and as a liner under the eye. My tired eyes needed a little more definition, so my favourite Liner Plume by Lancôme went in close to the upper lashes. I finished off with a lick of mascara from my current budget love, Doll’d Up by Seventeen – I’ve been wearing this high-street steal all week, and I can’t tell you the number of compliments I’ve had! I’m lucky in that my lashes are already very long and relatively curly, but this mascara has really given my lashes the effect of having been permed! As there’s no way I’ll be going down that road (I’m far too squeamish to have perming solution so close to my eyes), this has been a godsend. In fact I love it so much, I think the mascara deserves a blog post all of its own… coming soon!
Eyes done, all I needed was a light dusting of another fave, Laura Geller’s Berry’n’Brighten, (another lazy girl must-have; it always manages to blush, contour and highlight in one lazy sweep), a smooshing of DHC’s Moisture Care Lipstick in RD01 and I was good to go!