My Pre-Makeup Skin Routine
Make sure your skin is clean and hydrated, and your makeup will look great and last longer. Twice a day I wash my face with Dr. Barbara Sturm Cleanser, £50, before using Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant, £11 and following up moisturiser. In the mornings, I use Nimya Where It All Starts Cream, £26 as my final skincare step as it acts as a primer.
My Typical Makeup Routine
Day to day, I tend to keep my makeup routine straightforward and stick to the formulas I know work. It all starts with Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter, £34 in 4 mixed with Nars Light Reflecting Foundation, £37.5 in Fiji. I apply my custom blend with Rose Inc Number 3 Foundation Brush, £28 (this is a bestseller and worth investing in!) and blend it out with a Beauty Blender.
The same Beauty Blender also comes in very useful for blending Hourglass Vanish Airbrush Concealer, £32 under my eyes. Next up, I use Rare Beauty Warm Wishes Effortless Bronzer, £22 to inject some warmth. I apply it across my cheekbones, around my temple, nose and eyelids. Then I use Rare Beauty Soft Pinch Liquid Blush, £19 in Joy on my cheekbones and nose to add a pop of colour.
Eye makeup wise, I use Rose Inc Brow Renew Enriched Tinted Shaping Gel, £19.5, liquid liner and Hourglass Unlocked Instant Extensions Mascara, £29.
To ensure my complexion looks fresh, I add a dusting of Nars Matte Bronzing Powder, £31 in Laguna in the same areas as my cream bronzer and Nars Blush, £16.5 in the same areas as the liquid blush. I start to wrap up my makeup routine with Hourglass Veil Translucent Setting Powder, £41 brushed under my eyes and along my T-zone (as well as any oily bits). I then use the iconic Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick, £15 in Pillow Talk with the matching lip liner. A quick spritz of Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Setting Spray, £15 and blow with Nimya Blow Before You Go Portable Fan, £13 and my makeup is complete.
How I Dial Up My Makeup
I love to experiment my makeup for festivals and parties! Recently I’ve found both TikTok and Euphoria are my go-to sources for inspiration. I’ve been swapping out my usual black liquid liner and opt for bright colours - Nars High Pigment Longwear Eyeliner, £12 has a great selection.
The Best Makeup Tip I’ve Ever Been Given
Using bronzer as eyeshadow gives your face a consistent glow. Plus, it’s really quick and easy to do.
The One Product I Can’t Live Without
Whether I’m wearing a full face of makeup or channelling a ‘no makeup’ makeup day, I won’t leave the house without using Hourglass Phantom Volumizing Glossy Balm, £34.
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