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The Low Maintenance Girl: Make Up Routine and Essentials August 2018

This is the final post of my first trilogy The Low Maintenance Girl. As you can probably tell from the contents of my make up bag much like my haircare and skincare routine, I like to keep it simple. I generally only wear makeup during the week as I like to let my skin breathe over the weekend. Or that’s what I tell myself! The truth as much as I love wearing makeup, sometimes, I just don’t feel like wearing it.

So I start by curling my eyelashes using my Rose Gold Eyelash curler from Primark. This makes such a difference making my eyelashes longer and my eyes appear brighter. I then apply the Kiss x Prime Of Your Life Primer (which at £4 from Wilkos is a bargain) under my eyes. This primer has a watery texture and doesn’t feel silicone like which I hate the feeling of. This primer allows my concealer to apply smoothly and stay on all day.

I then apply my trusty Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in the colour Fair. Anyone who spends any time on the internet would have heard about this concealer so I won’t talk about it too much. It is amazing though! Using my Real Techniques travel brush, I powder my face using the C.Y.O powder in fair all over my face  I only wear a powder as my skin is generally clear (humble brag) and I hate wearing liquid foundations as it makes me feel like my skin is being suffocated.

Next onto the eyes! I start by applying Essence I Love Colour Intensifying eyeshadow base. This base is a light pink-toned colour which I blend onto my eyelids providing the perfect surface for the eyeshadow to stick too. This also really does intensify the colour. I then use my Collection Eyes Undiscovered Palette in either Nude or Nude Bronze. I apply a darker colour across the lid before applying a lighter colour into the corner of my eyes and blend.

In both eyeshadow palettes they eyeshadows are creamy and blend effortlessly. You can see which colours I enjoy using the most in the Nude Bronze palette! I have been frequently complimented on my eyeshadow when I wear the colour Mink. I would describe the colour Mink as a warm-toned champagne colour and would buy the palette again just for that colour. The Nude palette can be a little chalky especially the lighter shades and don’t blend as easily.  The colours are still pigmented. This and the fact I prefer warmer tones on my complexion is the reason I reach for the Bronze Nude palette more frequently.

Nude Bronze Palette. Eyeshadow Names from left to right, Ivory, Mink, Ochre, Golden Brown, Ember and Nutty

Nude Palette. Eyeshadow Names from left to right White Chocolate, Buttercream, Biscuit, Chocolate Milk, Brown Sugar and Espresso.

I finish of my eyes with my Soap and Glory Thick and Fast Mascara. This mascara gives you well defined and long yet natural looking eyelashes. I do prefer using this mascara once it has dried out for a couple of days just as it is easier to work with. If I am feeling fancy, I will then finish off with the Benefit Benetint in Rose on my lips. This product is amazing. It is a bit weird to apply as it is a nail varnish like brush but it stains your lips so lasts for ages!

All of my make up essentials are stored in this beautiful makeup bag which I got from Amazon for under £5 but reminds me of the Ted Baker Makeup Bags. I think the bow looks adorable.

What are your make up essentials?