Date Night Make Up

Sunday, 5 June 2016

As a result of our busy lives, Émil and I rarely get much quality time together, so a couple of weeks ago, we set the time aside to see 'The Jungle Book' and went for dinner. I thought I'd share with you the make up I chose for our date night.

-Benefit Porefessional Primer - a trusted favourite for helping keep my make up in place all night
L'Oreal Paris Infallible 24H Foundation - this foundation offers such great coverage and I'm absolutely loving it at the moment
Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer - I used this under my eyes to help brighten my dark circles and cover any blemishes.
-Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder - A day doesn't go by that I don't wear this, it helps set my make up ensuring it stays in place for longer.
-Bourjois Delice de Poudre Bronzing Powder Medium/Dark - I like to use this bronzer to add definition to my face, I sweep this over my cheek bones, along my jaw line and my hair line.
-MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Lightscapade - I love this highlighter, I sweep this across the top of my cheek bones and I love the shimmer it provides.
- MAC Powder Blush in Style - This blusher is so pretty, it a really natural peachy, pink.

-Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion - This product is amazing, it really helps keep my eyeshadow in place.
-Urban Decay Naked Eyeshadow Palette - I wanted a more neutral eye look, so I used 'Sidecar' across my lid with 'Darkhorse' blended through the outer corner of my eye and through the crease and along my waterline. Also, I blended 'Virgin' through the inner corner of my eye to try and open it up.
-MAC Upward Lash Mascara - This mascara is ideal for a date night as it's really volumising and helps lengthen my eyelashes so I don't have to worry about an eyeliner, allowing my look to be more natural.

-MAC Omega Eye shadow - I use this eyeshadow everyday with a brow brush to help fill in and shape my brows.

-MAC Lovelorn Lipstick - I love this lipstick it's such a nice shade for a date during the Spring - a cute pink to complete my look.

What make up do you like to wear for a date night?

Summer Skin Ready

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Summer is fast approaching and during the warmer months I don't like to layer the make up on, so I try and ensure my skin is as clear as possible, but it's not always that easy! These are just a few things that I try to do during summer to help my skin look as clear and as healthy as possible.

1./Drink plenty of water
The obvious one! I know everyone says drinking water is the key to clearer skin, but not everyone is a fan of water and it can actually be quite hard to reach your recommended daily intake. However, I really do notice a difference in my skin when I drink more water. I always have a large glass of water on my desk at work and try and refill it at least 3 times a day.

2./Maintain a good skin care routine
This is one that doesn't come naturally to me as I'm really bad at sticking to a skin routine. However, I make sure that I at least remove my make up every night and cleanse and moisturise before bed to ensure I get rid of any impurities before I go to sleep.

3./Regular face masks
Following on from the previous point, face masks are a great way to help clear your skin. I try and use a face mask once to twice a week. Before doing so, I wipe a hot flannel over my face to ensure all my pores are open to maximise the results of the face mask. I like to use an exfoliating one to help get rid of any dead skin on my face and remove any impurities. 

4./Green Tea
I'm not a tea or coffee drinker, however, I do like to drink 1 cup of green tea a day. Since doing so, I have noticed a slight improvement in my skin and I like to think this is due to the antioxidants in the tea!

5./Avoiding the fatty foods
Again another obvious one and one that is often easier said than done. However,  I really do think this is an important one. When I have a particularly bad week of eating unhealthily, whether this be fatty foods or chocolate, I do notice that I start to experience a few break outs and my skin starts to worsen. Therefore, in the summer months I do try and avoid fatty / greasy foods wherever possible (though I never managed to stay away from chocolate for too long!)

6./Wash your hands
This is definitely one for all year round (as are many of the above!) It may seem obvious, but before touching your face, whether that be for removing make up, applying skincare etc, ensure you wash your hands. They are full of impurities and dirt and the minute you touch your face, this dirt gets transferred to your face! 

Do you have any tips for clearer skin? Let me know in the comments below.

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