Day to Night Makeup

There are often times when I need my makeup to last all day and all night. Transitioning day makeup to night makeup can be simple with just a few additional products. So after a day in the office, spare five minutes to make your makeup cocktail hour ready!

Day to night

In the morning, I start by applying a primer to my face. This will make your base last longer and look fresher throughout the day. I like to use my Smashbox Primer Water. Unlike traditional primers this comes in a spray bottle form. This is great because you can also use it to set your finished makeup look.

Following this, it is important to apply a long-lasting foundation so it stays put all day. I used Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation, followed by Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer to cover any blemishes. To give the face a bit of colour, add your favourite blush or bronzer to your cheeks. I used Milani’s blush in Coral Cove.

When I want my eye makeup to last, I always make sure I apply an eye shadow primer. I like to use Mac Paint Pot in the shade Soft Ochre as it has a skin like colour that camouflages any redness on the eyelid, while making eye shadows last. On top of your primer apply your eye shadow. I used a soft rose gold colour on the lid, a medium brown in the crease and a cream colour on the brow bone. These shades were from The Balm’s Nude Tude palette.

I always fill in my brows as they are rather sparse, but (as with all the other steps) please feel free to skip this one if you are lucky enough to have full beautiful brows! I used MUA eye shadow in shade 19 on a small angled brush to fill in any gaps.

To finish off my day look I apply a nude lipstick or gloss. I used Nars Audacious lipstick in the shade Raquel.

For giving your makeup an extra something for the night, I start by spot concealing any areas that need an extra bit of coverage. Following this, I top up the blush I applied earlier on in the day and use a highlighter along the high points of my cheeks. I used MUA Highlighter in White Gold.

I then use a brow gel to set my brows in place and to give them a neater appearance. L’oreal Brow Artist Plumper is a good one to use as it adds a little bit of colour and fullness to brows. To give eyes extra definition, apply eyeliner to the top lash line. I like to use Bourjois Pinceau Liquid Eyeliner, however if you don’t feel comfortable applying liquid eyeliner then use a pencil or dark eye shadow.

To complete my night makeup I use a bright colour lipstick. I feel like this always gives the impression you have put a lot of effort into your makeup without doing a lot! I used Revlon’s Colourburst Lacquer Balm in the shade Whimsical.

FOTD: Summer Shades

Face of the Day

Summer inspired makeup featuring coral and lavender tones

FOTD

FACE

Estee Lauder Double Wear Light

Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer

City Color Blush Quad – Collection 4

Mac Lightscapade highlighter

EYES

Benefit Stay don’t stray

Mac Pro longwear eyeshadow in Uninterrupted

Mac Extra dimension eyeshadow in Smoky Mauve

Bourjois Pinceau Liquid Liner

Max Factor Clump defy mascara

Anastasia Dipbrow in Medium brown

LIPS

NYX Matte lip cream in Ibiza

Pantone Colour of the Year 2015

Every year, colour experts Pantone release a colour of the year, which is said to represent the themes and trends that run in fashion, home decor and beauty throughout year. I always eagerly anticipate the colour of the year as I feel it’s really a theme that you can see in many walks of life.

Pantone announced that the colour of 2015 is Marsala. Marsala is described as “A naturally robust and earthy wine red, Marsala enriches our minds, bodies and souls.” 

To me it’s a reddy brown tone that resembles the oh so popular lip colours of the 90’s, which has recently come back with a vengeance following the ‘Kylie Jenner lip’ trend. The good thing about this colour is its pretty wearable in all realms of makeup, particularly lips, blush and nails. 

  

Pantone pair up with Sephora every year following the announcement of the colour of the year and create products such as eyeshadow palettes, blushes and lipsticks that represent the chosen colour. Unfortunately, living in the UK means we have no access to Sephora stores. So I decided to take this opportunity to scout out the latest Marsala beauty products on the market. 

So here are a few ways of incorporating the Marsala trend into your everyday makeup! 

Lips – this is probably the easiest and most wearable way of incorporating the trend. There are several lip products that I found that can provide either a sheer wash of colour or a full blown Marsala lip. One winning product would be Rimmel Provocalips in ‘Make your move’. This is a new, super long lasting formula from Rimmel that gives good colour pay off while not being too in your face.

Eyes – I love using a warm red tone brown to enhance and deepen the eye crease. This tone compliments a number of other shadow shades such as gold, champagne, gunmetal or even teal. A Marsala shade could also be used all over the lid as an alternative smokey eye. Mac provide an amazing range of marsala tone shadows, so you are sure to find one that suits you. One shade that I frequently use in my eye makeup routine is Mac ‘Swiss Chocolate’ a perfect marsala shadow.

Nails – A marsala polish is another easy way of wearing this colour, and it’s neutral tone makes it versatile and work appropriate. A brand of nail varnish that I go back to time and time again is the Barry M Gelly polish. They are high shine and can last on my nails for a good week. They currently have a great marsala polish in the shade Paprika. 

How are you incorporating Marsala into your makeup routine? 

FOTD: Teal

Face of the day: Simple teal eyes with a neutral brown-nude lip

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Face
Garnier BB cream
Collection lasting perfection concealer
Mac give me sun
Mac lightscapade

Eyes
Urban decay primer potion
Lime crime Venus palette
BH cosmetics wild n free palette
Bourjois Pinceau liquid liner
Max Factor clump defy mascara

Brows
MUA shade 19
Benefit gimme brow

Lips
Wet n wild bebot love

2014 Beauty Favourites!

The run down of my favourite, most loved products of 2014!

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Revlon colourstay foundation
Max factor 3 in 1 foundation
Garnier BB cream
Nivea lip butters
L’oreal lumi primer
L’oreal infallible eyeshadows
BH cosmetics galaxy chic palette
Too faced chocolate bar palette
Kat Von D monarch palette
Maybelline the nudes lipsticks
Mac velvet teddy lipstick
Milani bella eyeshadows
Wet n wild Megalast lipsticks
Nyx Xtreme lip cream
Max factor clump defy mascara
Mac tan pigment
Bourjois healthy mix foundation
Maybelline Superstay foundation
Collection lasting perfection concealer
Milani luminoso blush
Benefit Rockateur blush
MUA highlighting powder
Elf pinktastic highlighter
MUA single eyeshadows
Mac soft ochre paintpot
Mac Indianwood paintpot
Anastasia dipbrow
Real techniques brushes
Elf stippling brush
Nyx taupe blush
Mac Melba blush
Bourjois liquid eyeliner
Sally Hansen nail varnish
Barry M gelly nail varnish
Essence express dry nail oil
L’oreal cleansing oil
Lush let the good times roll
Eucerin aquaphor
Simple moisturiser
Vo5 hairspray
Dove oil care shampoo and conditioner
Herbal essence naked shampoo and conditioner
Original source skin quench watermelon and jojoba oil body wash
Garnier oil beauty body lotion
Kringle candle watercolours
Yankee candle magarita time
Yankee candle sugar apple

FOTD: Christmas!

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Face
Revlon Colourstay in Fresh Beige
Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in Cool Medium
Mac blush in Seduced at Sea
Mac highlight in Lightscapade

Eyes
Soft Ochre Paintpot
Mac Uninterrupted eyeshadow
Elf Prism Palette in Naked
Bourjois Pinceau Liquid Eyeliner
Mac Factor Clump Defy Mascara
Anastasia Brow Pomade in Medium Brown

Lips
Revlon Lip Butter in Candy Apple

My Drugstore Makeup Picks: Eyes

I’m back with the next instalment of my series on my favourite drugstore makeup picks, and this time were looking at eyes! So, here is my list of my all time favourite affordable eye products…

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Maybelline Colour Tattoos
These provide a great base for all eyeshadow looks and look great on their own for a wash of colour. If you have seen my previous in depth post on Mac paint pots, you will know that these are highly comparable at just a fraction of the price! They come in a whole range of colours in both matte and shimmer finishes and are priced at around £4.99.

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MUA Eyeshadows
MUA shadows are just amazing! They have a massive range of single shadow shades, in traditional and more unique colours, to give a variety of eyeshadow looks. I also use shade 19 (a dark matte brown) to fill in my eyebrows. Their eyeshadow palettes are also of great quality, they are highly pigmented and they have some really good dupes of the Urban Decay Naked palettes. Single eyeshadows are priced at only £1 and palettes are around £4.

L’oreal Infallible Eyeshadows
Highly pigmented, long lasting shadows that always give off a really vibrant finish. Recently I have noticed that these are making less and less of an appearance in the drugstore and I fear they may have been discontinued in the UK (shock, horror!) But they are available on Amazon, and I highly recommend picking them up if you ever see them around!wpid-wp-1422394060284.jpeg

Bourjois Pinceau Liquid Eyeliner
As a big fan of winged liner, I have tried numerous liquid eyeliners over the years and I always come back to this one. Nothing compares. It is long lasting, doesn’t smudge and the brush is so easy to use. It allows you to create a thick or thin line, which is really pigmented and doesn’t required extra layers to build intensity. This is one product I could not live without!

Max Factor Clump Defy Mascara
Now, mascara is all down to personal preference, but for me I always like a mascara that defines my lashes, adds length and the appearance of more lashes without clumping. This is my mascara of the moment. I always have around half a dozen mascaras on the go at a time as I can’t resist testing out new products! But this is something I will definitely be repurchasing.

Rimmel Scandaleyes Pencil Eyeliner
For a long lasting pencil that’s great on the lashline as well as the waterline, you can’t get better than this at the drugstore. It’s a good dupe for the well renowned Urban Decay eyeliners, and has a variety of great shades. This includes a nude pencil which is excellent for use in the waterline to brighten the eyes.

Maybelline Brow Drama Mascara
I use this to set my brows after applying a shadow or cream product when I fill them in. However, if you are lucky enough to have naturally well defined brows this is great for adding a hint of colour and keeping your brows neat and tidy. Big brows are back – embrace them!

Hope you you found this helpful, next time I will be talking about my very favourite lip products (and I will warn you, I am a total lipstick junkie!)

Lyndsey

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