Hi guys so I am not a make-up artist or make up guru of any sort in fact quite the opposite. However, I do love make-up and I do love trying new products. I think for a lot of non MUA’s the make-up world can be a bit intimidating unless you’re naturally talented.
I don’t know if I’m just ancient but it seems like the era of the make-up artist. People have become so incredibly skilled in this area and the level of what they create is phenomenal. I feel like when I was a teenager we really didn’t have a clue. I don’t ever remember anyone creating make up looks like today. So, if you’re like me then you’ve probably been trying to play catch up the last few years.
I’m convinced make-up artists possess some sort of magical powers. I’ve watched several YouTube videos by several amazing make-up artists both professionally trained and self-thought and quite honestly, I still haven’t a clue what happens between bare face and spotlight eye, cut crease, and the mighty winged eyeliner. I’m just baffled.
The picture below is my current everyday make up favourites which are all very easy to apply. I can confirm they require no magical powers. The majority are reasonably priced and the higher priced items last for so long. These are the products I use also for night-time with the addition of one more eyeshadow if I’m feeling brave and a set of false lashes that’s about as creative as I get with regards make up.
From left to right names of products in the picture above some items I also linked that can be purchased online:
Benefit Hoola Bronzer: here
Ordinary Primer: here
Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation in shade 54 Beige: here
Benefit Coralista Blusher:here
Bojourois Zoom Mascara shade waterproof black: here
CATRICE concealers in shades: Light beige 020
*above can be bought in Penneys/Primark and other retailers
LA Girl Pro Concealer shade:here
Benefit Brow Zings in shade deep 06: here
*mine looks different as it’s the old packaging
Nars Light Reflecting Setting Powder:here
Urban Decay eyeshadow shade Act Riff:here
This is the finished look below that I created using these products. There is no filter applied to this photo it’s taken with the flash on and facing the light.
I love looking at all the amazing make-up creations but I also tend to pick through the product lists for items that I think are suitable for my limited skills. If like me you find the choice of products and lack of knowledge can be overwhelming and you do not possess magic make up powers then maybe this post might be of help.
PS: Make-Up like most things in life is personal and should be created in a way that makes the person wearing it happy and confident.