As you can probably tell from the pictures (or lack thereof) of me, I am not one for photoshoots or bold makeup looks. In fact, this is the second time in my whole life that I’ve ever had a contoured face! Because I’m super happy with how the pictures turned out, I thought I’d share with you this bold makeup look in a “shop with me” way. Hope you enjoy a different type of post!
The Frugal Frenchie
All the following products are vegan and cruelty-free (which is so important to me) so let’s get into my transformation!
I used my detox clay mask to get rid of any dry skin or blackheads that could ruin the texture of my makeup. There’s nothing worse than putting makeup on and then it being ruined by such an avoidable thing!
After primer, the Arbonne foundation in the shade “Porcelain” was used, followed by one of my favourite products, the setting pretty powder. The foundation has got a vaccum pump, so there is no product wasted! I think that’s just so economically and environmentally friendly that it was worth mentioning. Oh oh and I didn’t even need any concealer because the foundation just had such good coverage!
That was just for the bare basics, but Emily then added some blush in the tone “Dusty rose,” which I thought made my normally unexistent cheekbones look nice and distinguished. The last touch was, of course, bronzer which really helped my face gain definition in front of the camera.
Eyes and brows
For me, this was probably the most exciting part. As somebody who has hay fever, I avoid mascara during the summer and in winter… well I don’t have that excuse, I just don’t know what to do! I used to love doing eyeshadow in the past, but it was the kids’ glittery, neon colour type of look so best move on by your twenties!
I absolutely loved what Emily did for my eyes. She thankfully knows her stuff and combined several colours that I loved and suited me so well. For eyeshadow, the shades “Opal” was used on the majority of my lid, with the shades ““Sunstone,”” and “Canyon,” combined together in the corners. It gave a kind of night/desert feel and I love it!
I used Arbonne’s mascara too, which can I just say, is an amazing one, made my eyelashes super quick and I was actually putting minimal on as I hate it when my eyelashes feel clumpy or stuck! For my brows, we simply filled them in with a brown brow pencil (not sure which shade but it comes in light, medium and dark)!
For the first look, I’m wearing a hazel lipgloss and my lips are outlined by an MUA, shade caramel (I think) lip liner. In the second look, we actually combined several shades to match the jumper, but it was fun to create! You all seemed to love this shade on Instagram, although I had never seen myself in such a bright colour!
Another big thanks to Amber who took the photos, she’s doing bargain priced photoshoots at the moment, also in the Dorset area. Here’s her page if you’d like to find out more!
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