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

1950's Inspired Bridal Look at Buckland Tout-Saints Hotel.

A beautiful vintage style wedding at Buckland Tout-Saint Hotel, situated in Kingsbridge in the stunning Devon South Hams, surrounded by 4½ acres of beautifully tended gardens and woodland.

I Was very lucky with the weather, there was a bit of cloud which is great for photographs as it defuses the light and the sun was out bringing the grounds to life. 

I Was very lucky with the weather, there was a bit of cloud which is great for photographs as it defuses the light and the sun was out bringing the grounds to life. 

There was a lot of makeup and skincare preparations before the big day, with a trial being done prior, I worked very closely with her in the lead up with lots of step by step instructions and helpful information.  Verity was wearing a beautiful lace and pearl dress which was knee high length and had a flattering sweetheart neckline creating a very stunning feminine finish. So to balance and compliment this I went for a classic 50's inspired look. 

I only apply makeup in ambient light, making sure the client is facing the window with no shadows on her face. 

I only apply makeup in ambient light, making sure the client is facing the window with no shadows on her face. 

I captured a side on look using the natural light against her face to show off the tones and features.

I captured a side on look using the natural light against her face to show off the tones and features.

These images were taken from my phone, but as you can see her appearance is Matt, slightly dewy (in the correct places) and flawless, giving her that extra confidence when all eyes are on her.  

These images were taken from my phone, but as you can see her appearance is Matt, slightly dewy (in the correct places) and flawless, giving her that extra confidence when all eyes are on her.  

I used several brands of makeup to suit this lady's skin type and personal preference. 

Here are a list of a few of the products I carefully selected for today's bride:- 

Bobbi brown skin foundation stick- Creamy yet weightless giving a seamless finish.

Bobbi brown correct & Conceal- Waterproof, light yet creamy for the delicate skin under the eyes.

smash-box photo finish primer- Lightweight blend of vitamin A, E, grapeseed extract and tea tree,

reducing fine lines,pores giving you a velvety smooth finish.

Smash-box hydrating under eye primer- This formula has an illuminating effect with added antioxidants.

NYX matt finish spray-  shin free and lightweight, keeping your makeup in tact for hours. 

Illamasqua sculpting- highly pigmented, and mimics your natural skin tone for subtle definition.

 High beam Benefit- creating a long lasting radiant glow for every blushing bride.

 H20 magnific waterproof mascara- Provides extra volume and is 100% waterproof 

 

I left the bride feeling confident that her makeup was going to last and a free top up essential pack .

Each bride is very individual, and it takes careful planning and collaboration to get a look that will compliment every detail of the wedding.

 

Ruth X