30 Day Make Up Challenge: Day 2

30 Day Makeup Challenge Day 2

Day 2: Everyday Make Up
I don't wear make up often day-to-day, I much prefer to leave it for special occasions or when I need a confidence boost. My go-to everyday look is very simple: neutral eyes and a nude lip. I don't bother with touch ups and primers and all, just for going to work, or nipping the shops. Too much effort.

This is the finished look.

30 Day Makeup Challenge Day 2

I started out with the base. I always use one pump of the Bourjois Healthy Mix foundation. It's a little more than I need as its very blendable and affords a fair bit of light coverage (I'm not a fan of full coverage foundations), but I like to have extra if I need it. I dab on and blend with a stippling brush, I prefer using this type of brush as it doesn't leave any tell-tale blending marks and I don't need to use much product.

After foundation, was concealer. I like to use the same line of concelaer as foundation. I'm not sure why, it just makes me feel a bit more put together. If I'm honest, I don't really like the concealer. It's a little too orange for me, despite the fact that the matching foundation is more pink toned. A slight annoyance, but I'm giving it a fair go. I blend this in with the same stippling brush.

Once my liquid base is done, I move on to powders. First is blush, the Bourjois Little Round Pot in Healthy Mix which is a natural looking rose tone. It was by sheer coincidence that I picked a blush with the same name as the foundation and concealer. I fell in the love with the colour instantly. Kismet!

I apply it using a contour brush so that its light and subtle. I've found that using other brushes makes me look a bit stripey. Atop of that, I applied some of the Rimmel Clear Complexion Transparent Powder with a big fluffy brush to set and prevent the oil from coming through for at least a couple of hours.

I then applied the MUA Eyebrow Pencil. Its £1 and the cheapest makeup product I own. I've tried other brow pencils and they've either been too light, too dark or too red. This is perfect for my mid-auburn eyebrows. It comes with a little brush on one end that's perfect to comb my four eyebrow hairs into place. I overplucked when I was 15 and they've NEVER grown back properly. I'm forever stuck with wonky eyebrows. Let that be a lesson for any overpluckers out there!

Next on my agenda was my favourite part of makeup application: eyeshadow. I've been adoring my Grav3yardgirl palette for the last few months, in particular the shades Big Baby #SFS and Haunting. I applied Big Baby as the base, up to the brow bone. As I have small, hooded eyes, it gives them a big of depth and makes them look a little bigger in the long run.

Only two steps left. The second to last is the one I hate the most: Mascara. I always smudge it and have to clean up blobs of mascara from my eye lid. Or I sneeze mid application and have to start all over again. Luckily, this time there was minimal mess. I bought the Rimmel Extra Superlash after I'd had enough of my previous Bourjois mascaras. Its easy apply, the brush is small and without too many bristles - just how I like it - and I have a feeling it will be easy to remove.

Lastly, lipstick. I picked up the L'Oreal Colour Riche in Julianne's Nude as it looked like it had a peachier tone in the shop. By the time I got it home, however, I found it was definitely pink. I'm not too keen on the formula or finish, and it doesn't last very long at all - an hour at most. But it's fine for day-to-day wear.

I'm really happy with the final look. I feel like its wearable to work, for hanging out on a normal day and it could even be tszujed up with a darker lipstick and a little eyeliner.

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