Hey guys! It’s your girl Viola, and this is my first makeup blog. I’m so excited!!!
Today, I’m going to show you what I have and like to use in my Makeup Collection to start off my new Makeup Blog. So grab yourself some Starbucks because this is gonna be a doozie.
First off, let’s start off with foundation, concealer and contour.
For the base I like to use Bourjois 123 Perfect Foundation in the Light Vanilla 51 shade as my skin is a little pale, and I use a blending sponge to blend it in so it doesn’t go all cakey. Now my skin is quite sensitive so I have to watch what products I use to avoid coming out in a rash, but this has never reacted badly to my skin and it gives the look of a clear complextion which I love.
I tend to get redness around my nose a lot but the Sleek Colour Corrector Pallette solves that problem nicely. The blue is great for the redness and for freckles, the green helps to cover scars and marks and the yellow is great for dark circles under the eyes.
On top of this makeup palette I like to use the Revolution Ultra Professional Cover and Concealer Pallette in Light. I wouldn’t recommend it for contour as the shades are too similar. However, I love to use it for the redness around my nose, my freckles and my scars and marks. If you want to use this pallette, I would advise practising with it as it is easy to get it smeary and cakey, but if you know what your doing you can achieve significant results.
For contour I love to use the Freedom Pro Strobe Cream Pallette. The shades are perfect, it blends really well and with the right tools you can end up with a beautiful contour. It does come with a flat brush which does work really well, but I think it works best with oval brushes which you can buy online.
However, if I want to go for a less dramatic and more natural look for the day I use Rimmel BB cream as the base as it moisturises and refreshes my skin while acting as a subtle foundation at the same time, and to finish the look I use Maybelline Master Sculpt powder for contour. I use a large powder brush to get this more natural look.
Secondly, the eyes and the brows.
At the moment I don’t use expensive brand eyeshadows as I don’t like to spend too much and I know the brand stuff works better, but in my opinion the cheaper stuff is just as good. I use eyeshadow pallettes that vary from 0-5 pounds which results in me saving money. In my opinion, any eyeshadow works, it doesn’t matter what you use.
The same goes with eyeliner. I bought a liquid eyeliner from Poundland and it works just as well as the brand stuff. For a more dramatic look I use a black eyeliner pot that I bought from Claire’s which came with a silver brush. However, if I want a more natural look I use brown eyeliner, it works just as well as black. You don’t need to spend hundreds of pounds for eyeliner.
Although, with mascara it’s a slightly different story. The cheap mascaras never worked for me. They were clumpy, they smeared and they were dreadful. If you want long, volumized lashes, your gonna need to spend a bit more money. During the day I use Collection NO Clumps Definition Mascara. It really works and your lashes look longer. However, if I want to go all out with the big, bold, defining lashes without using false lashes, I use and recommend the Rimmel Scandal Eyes Flex Mascara. It is outstanding and it’s perfect for a girls night out.
For the brows I just use brown eyeshadow but that’s just temporary, I’m getting some proper eyebrow makeup soon.
Last and not least, lips.
Out of all the different types of lipstick, I’m a matte girl. My favourite matte lipstick is the Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipstick Collection. I only have one shade which is the ‘Don’t pink of it 10’ shade. The reason I don’t have them all it that they’re £8.99 each in Superdrug, and I don’t have that kind of money to spend on just lipsticks. One problem about these lipsticks is that it doesn’t dry or set. If your wearing it and you have a drink, it’s gonna get on your mug. In conclusion if I want a lipstick that dries and doesn’t come off as easy, I like to use the Rimmel London Provocalips collection. It comes with a clear top coat that locks in the colour and makes it last longer.
If I don’t want matte I have the Sleek Candy Tint Balm and the So…Kiss Me Lip Balm. I also have one lip balm and one lipgloss that was a freebie from a magazine but they work really well.
That’s all for now guys! I hope you enjoyed my first makeup blog as much as I enjoyed writing it. I’ll probably do these blogs once a week and don’t worry, I have lots of ideas up my sleeve.
Viola over and out xxx