Category: Makeup

Two beauty loves of mine: pushing products into place with my fingertips and powdery ‘no makeup, makeup’ textures. So it’s no surprise that the current cheek product that has been gracing my apples is of the powder variety. It can be striped on and blended out in a matter of minutes to a finish that aids my complexion’s faux ‘Oh, I just washed my face this morning, that’s it, promise’ glow.

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If there’s an element of peachy pink and a barely there base, it can only be one thing. My current makeup rotation that has been gracing my face of late. Now it’s nothing spectacular so I’ll save you the samey selfie, a quick browse of ‘The Makeup’ archives and you’ll get the gist. But it had been a month or two since I scribed down an update so I thought I’d check-in…

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sheer and sheeny makeup

Raising the roof with another no-makeup, how-many-products-can-I-cut-it-down-till-it’s-zero no makeup look; yep, I’m doing it. I just can’t help myself. But after a peruse through the archives last week it’s never been clearer that I’m in the grips of a minimal makeup moment. Less is more and all that and right now I’m embracing the sheen more than ever – no powder in sight just glow-givers and a slick of that ol’ fave Lakme’s Skin Gloss Cream. It may just look like every other makeup I’ve snapped and clicked publish on *cough* it is *cough*, but there are some newer acquisitions in there which are really rather good. Hear me out…

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One good thing about writing a blog is that it works like a diary, documenting my makeup menus from week to week and acting as a bit of a time capsule for my cosmetics tastes. Every now and again I like to take a peruse through – ignoring the crappy copy 😉 – and see what I was sporting on my face back in the day. Old favourites are often rediscovered, some choices cringed at and the fact that I’m always going to be a neutral makeup gal is as bright as as day. Here’s a beauty blast from the past compared to a more recent offering…

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smudged-out-smokey-products

You know the deal by now. When it comes to eye makeup I’m all over the whole one shade, smudged all over the lid thang. Done. Easy enough for my inept grip to master and simple enough for my no-fuss makeup tastes. There’s plenty of colours in my collection that fit this blended lid bill, but a new one has been welcomed into the eye arsenal and it’s gooood. Maybelline’s The Nudes Palette, a warm neutral palette. And it was love at first smudge. There’s a rusty, copper-flecked wash that blends out with the help of a MAC 224 Brush to a cooler, almost burgundy tone around the edges making it look like you’ve gone to much more hassle than you actually have – win. Plus the formula’s on point too; malleable but not too creamy and best of all it does not budge even on oily peepers like mine.

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I’ve mentioned before that the ‘Keep’ app on my phone makes for some entertaining reading: the late night scribbles and ideas that crop up as a product of my makeup-heavy reading list. ‘The Non-Ritual’ was a phrase coined by Allure when describing Mila Kunis’ low-key at home regime and it got me thinking – if there’s one common denominator between Mila and I, and I’m clutching at straws here, then that’s it. I like to doll myself up, even experiment with the war paint on the odd occasion, but most days I’ll happily plod along with a basic beauty routine. Hell, at the moment for a good three days of the week I don’t even wear the stuff, call myself a beauty blogger, eh? But makeup days still outnumber the barefaced ones and for when I’m against the clock or quite frankly ass-ed, out comes the non-ritual routine…

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A neutral array

A neutral makeup look from me, non? What a wonderful surprise. I’m kidding, I’m kidding. Yesterday was a day I’d been looking forward to for a long while; an afternoon of cocktails followed by evening filled with The Revenant. The event called for my usual makeup look with an extra bit of “somethin’, somethin’” and when occasions like this roll in there’s one trusty routine that I know will do the job…

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