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

Be Bold and Beautiful this Autumn/winter

Whether you are getting married, going to a wedding or simply updating your wordrobe,this years Autumn/Winter styles and shades are all about mixing and matching. Individualism is on trend so embrace!

 

Vogue Autumn/Winter 2016-2017 Trends

Vogue Autumn/Winter 2016-2017 Trends

 

Forest fruits and deep dense shades are going to be the rage this season. From blackcurrent and deep rasberry to hazy taupe, dark teal, dense coppers and rust tones.

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I can across one of my forest shoots that I created the makeup for and thought this was a great example of the eye popping colours being used this year. This gives me inspiration for another great forest shoot.

Fresh faced, graphic eyes, rasberry red lips and a splash of subtle silver to the corners of the eye. 

Fresh faced, graphic eyes, rasberry red lips and a splash of subtle silver to the corners of the eye. 

 

Ruth x

How to get perfect, clump-free lashes

Here is an example of a look I created where the lashes looked well defined and clump free!

I get asked so many times how to get natural lashes to curl and look long and full, So here are some of my secrets to getting this effect without false lashes!

Step One- Using eye makeup remover and cotton pads remove any oils and makeup remains from your lashes.Then with a clean mascara wand, brush the lashes to ensure there is no dust/dirt particles, and the lashes are all straight and individual not clumped together.

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Step Two- I always use my tweezerman eyelash curlers because it has a thick silicone pad for comfort. The best way to get the lashes to lift is starting close to the lash line. Position the lashes in the curler and gently apply pressure, taking special care not to nip the skin.  Then when you have all the lashes, press down for a few seconds, and pulse a few times to help tease them upwards. Then release and do the same at the end of the lashes as this will also help curl the tip.

Step Three- I always think that any good product deserves a good base to sit on, which is why I swear by using a lash primer before applying the mascara. This adds depth as it builds an extra layer on the lashes creating a fuller lash. It extends the wear of the mascara, helping it stay in place and also conditions the lashes adding much needed nourishment to them. Allow to dry for 20 seconds before applying the mascara. I highly recommend Urban Decays Eyelash Primer Potion!

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Step Four- There are so many mascaras formulas out there, that its really hard to know which one is the best. To be honest, I would first think about what you want it for. If its for a wedding, special occasion,holiday or all day then you want a waterproof one. If its for a photo-shoot or a or night out, then I would go for a volumizing mascara. Wiggle the brush back and forth as you move the brush upward.

Your goal is to apply mascara on to all the lashes even the hard to reach ones at the edges. Use the tip of the brush for the hard to reach places. Apply mascara to the upper lashes first and then using the tip of the brush apply to the lower lashes.

*I always use Royal Effem H20 100% waterproof mascara on my brides as its free from parabens and animal derivatives  It contains a polymer with high resistance to water which also has an incredible volume effect.*

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Step Five- At this stage you should have thicker, fuller lashes. But to complete this look and ensure that the mascara is coated from the roots, you need to add a second coat using a lash comb. I like to use tweeserman metal comb and coat the end in mascara. Unlike the plastic comb, the metal one can easily comb all the clumps out of the lashes from root to tip, plus giving extra coverage of mascara. However, be very careful that you don’t poke your eyelids! This too me is one of my best tools and get fantastic results every time.

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I hope this has helped give you some valuable tips to achieve professional looking lashes at home.

Ruth xx