My make up tutorial that’s not really a tutorial

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Getting your make up right is always a challenge. I love playing around with it; now this is not a make up  tutorial in any shape or form, more a look at how I did my face this week and the products I love to get the look.
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I also like to leave my images unedited. I haven’t got perfect skin, but there’s no point in claiming I do. So I leave my skin to do it’s thing and do my best to give it a finished look through applying foundation to maximise coverage. So on that note, let’s start with skin. I prepped my face with Bare Minerals BB Primer which is one of my favourite primers of all time. It has good coverage for any areas of uneven skin tone or even redness. I apply this with a flat brush. For foundation, I have changed up my routine post-fashion week as my poor skin was suffering from applying and re-applying make up all day. Bare Minerals is new to me, so I sought advice from the counter in BT2. Using the original formula I buff on the powder in circular motions for an even finish. Then to set it, I used Mineral Veil which has a soft texture on the skin. I find this combination avoid the “cake” effect and blends beautifully.

Next in my “non” make up tutorial it’s the eyes. I went to the launch of Fleur de Force (a great beauty bloggere btw) in London last week and one of my favourite products is her eye shadow palette. The colours are divine, have great pigment and can be blended to a colour that you desire whatever the occasion (you can also read what I wrote about this on this week). But underneath this I have a hero product that I found in my local chemist. It’s Catrice eye primer, and at €3.99 it’s a little gem. The shadows didn’t budge!

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And now to the lips! This Urban Decay lipstick is a rich, dark red that actually has a strong blue pigment in it. I lined my lips with The Body Shop liner and then filled in the colour straight from the bullet for a stronger colour. This lipstick seriously lasts all day with very few touch ups. I also think this colour makes my teeth look whiter!

And lastly, I should mention my hair. I tong my short-ish hair with a Babyliss Curling tool, but before that, I spray each section with the revolutionary Joico Iron Clad Thermal Protection Spray. This stuff is genius, not only does it protect your locks from heat, it has a great hold. I brush out my curls when I finish styling it so that it has a more natural finish. And guess what? With the Joico product I don’t need hairspray. It’s a miracle!

So there you go! It’s my non make up tutorial…tutorial!