For me, autumn is a time to tone down colours and work with subtleties. This reflects in my choice of daily make up where I’ve swapped my rosy palettes for bronzers, highlighters and strobe creams. Touches of glitter still add a hint of ‘girl’ to my look. My current three make up obsessions are this MAC bronzer and Strobe Cream in addition to Benefit’s Sun Beam. The trick with the strobe cream is to work it into your foundation before applying it to your skin. I like doing this on the back of my hand. Adding body warmth improves the consistency which, in turn, helps ensure that the highlighter is worked into your make up rather than looking as though it’s been plastered on top. Used sporadically, these three products add a soft, dewy glow to my skin tone; perfect for those in need of being sun kissed.
Strobe Cream – MAC
Sun Beam – Benefit
Bronzer – MAC (old, unfortunately)
As weird as it may sound, I never thought I’d hit the 25+ category. As the youngest of four I just never envisaged growing up, nor did I ever feel the pressure to be massively responsible. It’s a funny but totally honest thought. A few years back, I remember asking El if she wanted to go clubbing one Saturday night. Her response, which went something like ‘darling when you hit 26 you just won’t want to hit the raves anymore,’ has recently hit a note although at the time I probably dismissed it. Most people dread getting older but, personally, it doesn’t haunt me. I feel much more comfortable in my skin, know exactly what I want to achieve in life and feel no need to conform to the ideals of others. And if that’s how 26 feels, I can only look forward to what the future holds right?
Make up, in order of application:
Studio Fix Fluid – MAC; Strobe Liquid – MAC; Raizin (blusher) – MAC; Brow Zing – Benefit; Glam’Eyes – Rimmel; Lash Plumping Serum – Diorshow; Extra Wow Lash – Rimmel; Beet (lip liner) – MAC; Viva Glam Rihanna Lipstick and Tinted Lipglass – MAC
So this is what it looks like on. I did promise I’d show it to you. It’s a very (!!) unusual colour, especially for me, but there’s something that I simply love about it. I can’t put my finger on it; maybe it’s my dark side coming out… Not! Lol
Cyber – MAC Cosmetics
Although I do love a pop of colour my make-up choices often tend to be a lot less bold. I prefer working with shades and tonal colours on my skin, in oppose to heavy lips and eyes. Vampy coloured lips have been my favourite trend so far this year and I always feel a little envious when I see someone bold enough to rock them. So when I tried the above colour on for a little bit of fun in my local MAC store the other day I was pleasantly surprised to see how good it looked on. It’s a beautifully intense purple / black colour, and it doesn’t fade. Not one bit! Telling myself that it’s always good to shake it up a little, I just had to pick one up.
Cyber – MAC Cosmetics UK