Lazy Sunday Pick Me Up Makeup

This minimal non-touring look feels like I have taken care of my skins needs while giving myself a pick me up

 

This minimal non-touring (highlighting without the contouring) look which feels like I have taken care of my skins needs while giving myself a pick me up

After a hard week, and an active Saturday, nothing compares to a lazy Sunday with a nice afternoon walk, lots of tea and cake,a hearty roast and putting your feet up with a wine whilst watching a good drama. 

I believe that you can get away with cutting some corners with minimal makeup, creating a barefaced but fresh look.

 

 

How to create a non-touring finish

  • For a light base after your cleansing routine, select a bb cream and mix a small amount of the some shimmer oil to it before applying this to your skin.
  • Brush on the shimmer powder to the high points of the face with a fan brush (and a small blending brush for the eye area)
  • A cream blush can be used for the lips, eyes and cheeks which is great for cutting corners on a lazy Sunday.*Try mixing a decent lip balm with the cream blush for an instant hydrated & tinted finish*.
  • Work the mascara wand into the roots first for a fuller finish. 
  • For a natural brow finish, use a brow mascara and brush the product in very lightly, let it dry and repeat if necessary.
  • To keep the skin glowing, skip the powder and use blotting sheets for absorbing unwanted shine without ruining your makeup. 
  • Finish with a light water spray to set and lock in the moisture
  • My monthly glossy box has really come in handy with this look and each month for when I either run out of something or I want to try something new. 

 

 

These are a few of my favorite things! 🎼🎼🎼 

(October Glossy Box) Bee Good  - Suitable for all skin types, with lavender and wheatgerm to hydrate and calm the skin.    (My makeup kit) Royal Effem BB cream - contains Vitamin E for anti-ageing, Hyaluronic Acid to hydrate, Grape Seed Oil is an anti-oxidant and Liquorice and Chamomile heal and soothe, BB Cream does not contain parabens or allergens.   (October Glossy Box) Nuxe shimmer oil) - Precious plant oil, Vitamin E to hydrate and contains tiny mineral shimmer particles.    (My makeup kick) clean & clear blotting sheets - These super absorbent soft sheets are impregnated with salicylic acid to help prevent spots.   (October Glossy Box) Secret flush - A multi-taker, lightweight cream stick.creating a dewy flush.   (My makeup kit) Carmex - Vitamin E,aloe, shea butter, avocado butter,spf 15 protecting from the elements   (my makeup kit)   Maybelline brow mascara-  A coloured gel which tints with no clumps. A natural finish.    (my makeup kit) sleek highlighter-  suitable for all skin types, lightweight and build-able,     (my makeup kit) Urban decay perversion mascara  - long lasting, voluminous, clump free, with a great high tech brush for great control.   

(October Glossy Box) Bee Good - Suitable for all skin types, with lavender and wheatgerm to hydrate and calm the skin. 

(My makeup kit) Royal Effem BB cream- contains Vitamin E for anti-ageing, Hyaluronic Acid to hydrate, Grape Seed Oil is an anti-oxidant and Liquorice and Chamomile heal and soothe, BB Cream does not contain parabens or allergens.

(October Glossy Box) Nuxe shimmer oil)- Precious plant oil, Vitamin E to hydrate and contains tiny mineral shimmer particles. 

(My makeup kick) clean & clear blotting sheets- These super absorbent soft sheets are impregnated with salicylic acid to help prevent spots.

(October Glossy Box) Secret flush- A multi-taker, lightweight cream stick.creating a dewy flush.

(My makeup kit) Carmex- Vitamin E,aloe, shea butter, avocado butter,spf 15 protecting from the elements

(my makeup kit) Maybelline brow mascara- A coloured gel which tints with no clumps. A natural finish. 

(my makeup kit) sleek highlighter- suitable for all skin types, lightweight and build-able,  

(my makeup kit) Urban decay perversion mascara - long lasting, voluminous, clump free, with a great high tech brush for great control.

 

Have a great sunday

Ruth xx

What Seasons colours are you?

With colour trends and styles, constantly changing,  it can be be difficult to find a look/colour that we feel really suits our complexion. 

Figuring out what seasonal colour you fit into, doesn't have to be confusing and complicated. There are several simple things you can check and ask yourself.

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1. Ask yourself, what is your dominant features?

Look at yourself in a mirror in ambient light and concentrate your your features i.e, the colour of your eyes and hair.

Now choose from one of the categories bellow which you think you come under.

Deep/dark

Hair - Dark brown, black,dark auburn and chestnut brown,

Eyes - Black, dark brown, dark auburn, dark green, dark hazel, dark blue

Light

Hair - Light to medium ash, golden brown, light/soft auburn,golden blond, white

Eyes - Light to medium blue or green, light hazel

Neutral/soft

Hair - Mousy brown, soft auburn, medium to deep ash brown, golden or strawberry blond, light grey hair

Eyes - Brown to hazel, blue grey, clear blue or a mix of colours

Clear

Hair - Black, black-brown, bright golden, deep blond, red hair, golden white blonde

Eyes - Clear blue or green, turquoise blue or green, sparkly amber

2. Skin Undertone

Your skin’s surface tone is the color that you can see on the surface of your skin, often described as light, medium, tan, deep, and so on.

But it is your skin’s undertone (the color underneath the surface) which determines which season you fall in.

You can have the same skin color as someone, but a different undertone.

The way to test what your undertone is with two pieces of fabric one which is cool(silver, colours with blue and cold tones in) and one which is warm(gold, colours with yellow and warm tones in)

Hold these fabrics up against your face to see which one reflects a healthy(not dull) glow in your skin.

If you find that both fabrics light up your face, this means that you are lucky and suit both warms and cool colours!

3. What season do you come under?

Winter and Summer colors are cool.

Autumn and Spring colors are warm.

Here is the results:-

Spring - Light Warm, Clear Warm     

Recommended colours for light warm - Bright coral, camel, light moss

Recommended colours for clear warm - Teal blue, warm pink & true green

                                                                        

Summer - Light Cool, Soft Cool

Recommended colours light cool- Deep rose, cocoa,aqua green

Recommended coloursfor soft cool - blue green, soft fuchsia & burgundy

 

Autumn - Deep Warm, Soft Warm

Recommended coloursfor deep warm- Salmon pink, peach & terracotta

Recommended coloursfor soft warm - olive green, salmon pink & mahogany

 

Winter - Deep Cool, Clear Cool

Recommended colours for deep cool -  Fushia, icy pink & burgundy        

Recommended colours for clear cool - Royal blue, magenta, pine green


I have created a seasonal colour checker below to make it easier to find your colour.

Making the most out of a professional makeup lesson!

Looking you very best for any occasion is important, so I bring to you some skillful techniques with top brand makeup to deliver a bespoke look you can easily recreate yourself in no time!

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Each lesson will start of with a relaxed consultation, where we will go through your skincare needs, discuss your personal makeup routine and current makeup that you have and look at some visuals. 

The most important thing to make the most out of your lesson, is to prepare in your mind what specific looks and styles you are wanting assistance with, this is something I will discuss with you when making the booking. Having a look at as many pictures as possible will help you to visualise what styles you like and don't like. It's a very personal choice. If you want to mix and match techniques I M happy to do this as its your time.  

I will show you how to bring out your facial features and how to enhance them with the help of correct application skills, colour matching and the right products to suit your needs along with handy hints and tips.

I will share my knowledge with you as I take you step-by-step through your own personalised lesson. 

I will provide everything including makeup, brushes, mirrors and makeup removers. 

So if you are an Individual who just want to learn how to apply better makeup on themselves, have a special occasion or a bride-to-be who wants to do their own makeup on the day, this is a great way to master the techniques for yourself and feel like a pro. You also have the opportunity to purchase some of my makeup at a cheaper cost.

 

 

 

 

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Before and After Look using Bobbie Brown

I have been on a quest for years to find the very best foundations to suit all skin types and concerns, especially with brides as they especially want me to make the look as flawless as possible. So I recently purchased the BBU Palette which is the foundation stick, corrector and concealer in really nice compact case which is easy to use and doesn't take up much room in my travel case.

I selected three colours close to my natural skin tone, which were slightly warm toned. The consistency is creamy which I found was too dense for my T-zone, So I mixed the foundation with some of my balancing moisturiser and found that it blended effortlessly.

I selected three colours close to my natural skin tone, which were slightly warm toned. The consistency is creamy which I found was too dense for my T-zone, So I mixed the foundation with some of my balancing moisturiser and found that it blended effortlessly.

Before. As you can see I have no makeup on, I have a lot of red patches and uneven skin. I didnt find this easy to do as I normally shy away from the camera. 

Before. As you can see I have no makeup on, I have a lot of red patches and uneven skin. I didnt find this easy to do as I normally shy away from the camera. 

After. I really enjoyed buffing this foundation onto the skin, I found I didn't need much as it's highly pigmented and went along way. The corrector and concealor Blended well into the areas that I needed to cover up and didn't get caught in the creases which is impressive. To finish this look I brushed on a small amount of shimmer brick in bronze for warmth and used this to add some definition into the contour areas of the face and apples of my cheeks. 

After. I really enjoyed buffing this foundation onto the skin, I found I didn't need much as it's highly pigmented and went along way. The corrector and concealor Blended well into the areas that I needed to cover up and didn't get caught in the creases which is impressive. To finish this look I brushed on a small amount of shimmer brick in bronze for warmth and used this to add some definition into the contour areas of the face and apples of my cheeks. 

In conclusion these products are ideal for photos shoots, giving you good coverage. Also this is great for brides because you can create a flawless shear finish which I have to confess, lasts for a few hours too. 

ruth x