// Simple, yet effective //
I wouldn’t consider myself nor my style basic, despite that my colour pallet in my wardrobe ranges through from black, white, grey, and blue. “Out there” for me is stripes. But this is how I feel comfortable and confident: simple, yet effective.
With the latter in mind, the same can be said for my make-up. I don’t wear much make-up, but when I do, I go to my ageing magazine freebie which homes my 3 must-haves. Inside, the trio adhere to the simple rule of “less is more”.
FOUNDATION: PERFECTION LUMIÈRE VELVET // CHANEL // £33.00
Unfortunately I have not been blessed with perfect skin – I’ve got an oily skin type which is also super sensitive. After succumbing to all the cheap and falsely advertised products, I decide to treat myself and go have a chat with someone who knows what they’re talking about – essentially, cut the bulls**t.
I bought Perfection Lumière in April and I’m still good to go tomorrow. Even though it’s a liquid, it has a flawless matte finish which is also so delicate and light. Did I mention that all you need to apply is the smallest amount to cover your whole face?
I want a flawless yet natural look – over the years I’ve progressed on to the more expensive and “adult” products that enforces quality over quantity. This foundation is what you want if what you require is a really clean and effortless look when you leave the house.
EYEBROWS: BROW ZINGS EYEBROW SHAPING KIT // BENEFIT // £24.50
This is the product that I feel naked without, and I still find it amazing how just doing up my eyebrows enhances my facial features. As a result I rarely wear mascara, unless I’m going out-out.
Again, the look transforming here is effortless and natural – many of my friends often can’t tell that I’m wearing my eyebrow zings. Of course, this depends on how strong I want my eyebrow game, and this is something you have complete control over.
I myself prefer darker eyebrows, so I chose 05 – deep (the shades range from 01 – light to 06 – deep).
To achieve these well crafted eyebrows is so nice and easy. Inside you will find: a mirror, tweezers, shaping brush, and powder brush. Three/four steps and you’re good to go. Please bear in mind that I am useless when it comes to applying make-up, but it wasn’t long before I was in the advanced class for my brows and I always feel complete once I’ve done them.
MASCARA: MASTERPIECE MAX MASCARA // MAX FACTOR // £9.99
It’s rare, but when I want to raise the bar and feel a bit more fancy, I will apply mascara. Like my foundation, after countless bad buys I have found my one and only.
Much like my other two products, I really don’t like caking my make-up on – the last thing I want when I’m going out is to feel heavy and unnecessarily overdone. I want to put in the minimum amount of effort and achieve the maximum effect.
Whether or not I want to slightly tint my lashes or max out on volume and definition, this mascara gives me everything. A few strokes and my lashes elegantly fan out and up without clumping together or quickly becoming coarse and uncomfortable.
It’s understated and underpriced – it’s my kind of mascara.
// I’ll be amazed if you’re not slightly curious about these products. I would sincerely recommend them //