Monday, 3 November 2014

Part 1/3 - Base Makeup

I have decided to do this 3 piece series of showing base makeup and different eye looks, perhaps for different events and special occasions. To start off with is the base, this whole base has only SPF 18 therefore will be fantastic for in photos! I added a highlighter just to the top of the cheekbones for added glow. 

I personally have to have a flawless base and this is how I achieve it:

Grimas - Transparent Powder (Only transparent powder I have from makeup artist college course)
Real Techniques - Powder Brush
Real Techniques - Expert Face Brush

When doing the base I like for my cheekbones to be prominent! But that is just personal preference and looks good in photos too. In order to make my cheekbones stand out I use bronzer to bronze up the face and contour, blush and a small amount of highlighter.

Barbara Hofmann - Brush was gift
MAC - 109 Brush
MUA - Shade 2 Pearl Eyeshadow (Used as highlighter)
Benefit - Hoola Bronzer
Smashbox - Pop of Pink Blush (Limited Edition)
Real Techniques - Blush Brush

I was never into doing my eyebrows but now I find them to be vital! However I do not fill them in very much as I have quite dark eyebrows, I just like to shape them. (In these pictures my eyebrows were in desperate of a bit of plucking so please excuse them!)
Marks and Spencer - Busy But Beautiful Eyebrow Kit
MAC - 217 Brush
No7. - Eyebrow Brush (Part of a set)
MAC - 266 Brush (Mine was part of a set)

Finally, I didn't go for my usual massive big eyelashes as in the two eye looks I will be using false lashes, but if you would like to use your natural lashes here is My Mascara Routine.
Primark - Eyelash Curler

Part 2 of this series coming Thursday!
If you were stuck for ideas with Lips I have many "Lips of the day" post.

Love El


  1. Your skin really does look flawless in these photographs! Thank you for sharing these tips. I really love the Collection concealer. x x

    1. Thank you so much! I do love to get my base makeup high coverage! It is the best concealer for it's price :) xx

  2. I remember how I used to be obsessed with the L'oreal Lumi Magique, great post lovely x

    1. I'm not the biggest fan of it but it does work quite well with the collection concealer! Thank you :) x

  3. Im the same i have to have a full coverage flawless base! Love the step by step pics! x
    Emma | Emmys Blog

    1. Yes has to be full coverage! Thanks! X

  4. Looking forward to part two! love your makeup post :)

    Jennos Health.

    1. Thank you! Its all ready for Thursday :)

  5. Your eyelashes rock! That last pic blew me away. Also, your contouring is really even.

    Another Beautiful Thing

    1. Thank you very much! Such lovely compliments :) is it? Thanks!!

  6. Oooh!! Nice look girl :)
    Hope you can visit my blog. Let me know what you think about it! We can also follow each other if you want.

    Sammie || Bloglovin

  7. Your naturally beautiful! Just love how natural this is and you have amazing eye lashes! Super long <3 | Giveaway

  8. Wow, your eyelashes are amazing! So jealous! I also love the idea of using a MUA shadow as a highlighter ^-^
    Great post.

    1. Thank you! It works really well as a highlighter I must admit, and so cheap!! X


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