Holiday Make-up 2016

by - August 15, 2016

Hey everyone, today I am going to be sharing with you the make up I did most nights whilst on holiday. It's perfect for summer and super quick and easy to do! Hope you enjoy this post and I will see you all very very soon. xxxx

The first thing I do is prime my eyes with the Smashbox 24hr Photo Finish Shadow Primer. Especially when it's hot, it's really hard to get eye shadow not to crease without a primer. This one is quite expensive but definitely worth the money (I think it's around £14).

The next thing I do is quickly fill my brows in using the shade Naked from the original Naked palette. To put the product in my brows, I use the Real Techniques Brow Brush.

For my eyes, I first apply Nectar from Smashbox all over my lid (this is a gorgeous peach/nude shade), I then put the shade Naked on the outer 2/3 of my lid. To create definition to my eye, I add some Buck into the crease. Next, I mix together the shades Darkhorse, Creep and Gunmetal and put a small amount of it on the outer bottom corner of my lid -I do this to deepen the shades and make the crease shadow stand out more. Then, I get Half Baked and put it all over my lid (apart from over the crease - so inner corner to the crease). This adds a pop of gorgeous golden colour. Finally, I add Virgin (the highlight shade) to the inner corner of my eyes and on my brow bone.
Next up is concealer, I put 17 Stay Time in Extra Fair under my eyes. This is a little too light for me but that is perfect under your eyes as it then highlights which covers dark circles more easily. As this is too light to put over the rest of my face I use the Soap and Glory Kick Ass Concealer in Light over any blemishes and down my nose.

The next thing I use is Nude Delight from Tanya's Hollywood palette and I put this along my water line - this makes your eyes look more open and more awake. I then blend the shade Buck underneath my eye and apply a thin line of Soap and Glory's Supercat Skinny liner across my upper lash line.

Next, I put on a few coats of my trusty Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara. I put this on my top and bottom lashes.

Finally, I apply one thin layer of the NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Istanbul to my lips. This is a vibrant pink nude which looks amazing with a tan/in summer in general.

So, that's it for today guys. I hope you enjoyed this post and I will see you very very soon,

Love Lou

Qotp - What is your staple lip product?

Aotp - Right now, it's Nyx Soft Matte Lip Cream in Istanbul.

Brushes Used:

EcoTools Airbrush Concealer Brush
Real Techniques Concealer Brush
Urban Decay Brush from the Naked palette
Real Techniques Base Shadow Brush
Real Techniques Shading Brush
Real Techniques Deluxe Crease Brush
Real Techniques Brow Brush
L'Oreal Brush from La Palette Nude
Real Techniques Accent Brush
(Sorry for no link on the Base Shadow, Deluxe Crease, Brow and Accent brushes. This is because the link on the boots website isn't working currently but I will try to get it on as soon as possible)(For those of you wanting to know, the brushes can't be purchased individually, only as part of the Starter Set along with the fine liner brush)

Products Used:
Smashbox 24hr Photo Finish Shadow Primer
Urban Decay Naked Palette
17 Stay Time Concealer (I have shade Extra Fair)
Soap and Glory Kick Ass Concealer (I have shade Light)
Smashbox Photo Op Eye Trio in Screen Shot (Nectar is the palest shade in the trio)
Tanya Burr Hollywood Palette
Soap and Glory Supercat Skinny Eye Liner
Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Istanbul

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  1. This is perfect! I've brought some very similar make up on my holiday! xo

    1. Ooohhh what kind of looks have you created? xxx

  2. Lovely photos Lou!


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