Sunday 12 April 2015

GRWM: Make Up (Part 1)

Hello beautiful earthlings!
It was such a beautiful day out the other day that I decided to doll up a little.  This "Get Ready With Me"/GRWM post is going to be split into two: Makeup and OOTD.
I decided to do this blogspot since I was planning to review a quad that I have. So I told myself that it would not hurt if I just do my whole makeup routine that day.
Beware that this is another photo-filled post!

This is me with no make-up on whatsoever. I have just watched my face and moisturize.  (Excuse my messy background. I cleaned our room the next day I took the photos)

I use Etude House Precious Mineral Bright Fit BB Cream as my base almost every time that I wear makeup. BB creams are lightweight compared to foundations which I prefer.
I just dispense half a pump onto my finger and put dots across my face that needs coverage. I would normally put it across my forehead, my nose, dark circles and a bit on the cheeks and chin.  I would dispense just a tiny bit more if I needed more to cover my dark circles or problematic spots.  I would just use my clean fingers to blend the product onto my face since the warmth helps the BB cream blend well and it's faster and more convenient than using a brush in my opinion.
I would let set the BB cream with ELF's HD powder using ELF's complexion brush. (I would link the products down below since I will list all of them out.)

I don't know if there is a difference but I prefer using just a bit of BB cream to cover imperfections rather than caking everything on.  I dislike the feeling of caked up make-up so yeah.

I use Etude House Drawing Eyebrow Auto Pencil to define my weak-game-brows.

Like every other beauty guru out there, defining the eyebrows does give more umph one's look.  I just fill them according to how my eyebrows are groomed.  But honestly, the shape differs every time I fill them in.  I try to not fill them in so harshly since no one likes sharpie eyebrows (well I do not personally like them but if you sport the look, good on you! :D)

I used ELF's eye primer to prime my eyes to keep my eyeshadow and eyeliner last longer.   This primer does an okay job.  It does not make my eye make-up last longer as my Etude House eye primer though.

I used Catrice's 040 Never Let Me Go eyeshadow quad for my eye make-up as well as the tools I used.  I used brush 1 to pat the peachy colour all over my lids.  Using the second brush in the photo from Oriflame, I used that to pack the cool brown eyeshadow onto my crease and blended it to soften out the look.  I used brush 3 to sweep the dark brown onto my lower lash line.

Using Maybelline's brown gel liner, I lined my eyes.  I figured to use a brown eyeliner for that "sweet, innocent, natural" look since brown eyeliner is less harsh than black.

I curled my lashes with Etude House's eyelash curler and coated my lashes with the mascara from collection. It is a meh mascara to be honest.  I have tried something better.

This is the finished eye make-up look.

I used a peachy/an almost orange blush to celebrate spring arriving here in Dublin.  The blush is more orange-y in person than in the photo due to my bad lighting.

I lightly applied the blush to the apples of my cheeks using ELF's blush brush.

I dabbed Rimmel's Kate Matte lipstick in the inner part of my lips to give me that ombre lip colour/"just bitten lips" effect.

Excuse my hair for getting in the way! Haha

And here's the finished look!  The BB cream that I wore oxidized a bit also the lighting made my face look orangey than usual in my opinion. It's very simple and easy to do.  I don't have an "everyday make-up" routine since I like to change my look every time.  I normally wear just eyeliner on days when I feel extra lazy and even then, my eyeliner shape differs each time.
Here are the products that I used for this look:

  1. Etude House Precious Mineral Bright Fit BB Cream in W13 (I have a feeling that EH has discontinued this line as I cannot find it anywhere anymore)
  2. ELF High Definition Powder in Sheer
  3. Rimmel Kate Matte lipstick in Vibrant Coral 110
  4. Collection 2000 Supersize mascara (for volume) in Brown/Black
  5. Catrice Absolute Eye Colour Quad in 040 Never Let Me Go
  6. Etude House Drawing Eyebrow auto pencil in Dark Gray
  7. Catrice Defining Blush in Love and Peach
  8. ELF Studio Eyeshadow Primer in Sheer
  9. Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Liner in Brown
  10. ELF Studio Complexion Brush
  11. ELF Studio Blush Brush
  12. ELF Studio Small Precision Brush
  13. Oriflame Blending Brush
  14. ELF Essential Eyeshadow Brush
  15. Maybelline Eyeliner Brush (this was included when you purchase the gel liner)
  16. Etude House Eyelash Curler
I know I should have linked ELF's UK website instead of the US site but according to their Facebook page, they are renovating their wesbite to improve their service.  When I was going through the site, they only showed three items in their tools section.

So this wraps up Part 1 of my GRWM post.  I hope you enjoyed this post as much as I enjoyed making it.  It was just really time consuming take photos of the products you use and the make-up process! I salute those who does these kind of posts regularly!

Disclaimer: I am not paid by any of the brands mentioned in this post. I purchased them with my own money.

Peace & Love!
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