Some people reading this will probably question me about why I wear makeup to school. My friend today described it as war paint and I completely agree. As soon as my makeup is on I feel ready to go outside and start the day. That might not be the way for everyone as some people might not put makeup on for school, but for me it gives me the feeling of ‘Yes I have got out of bed and I am ready for school. LETS DO THIS!’
Nivea Daily Essentials Light Moisturising Day Cream
It is so important to moisturise your face before you put makeup on, as makeup can dry out your skin even if you don’t usually get dry skin. Nivea is really good as 1 it is relatively cheap and 2 they provide a product for all different skin types. The one I use is for Normal and Combination Skin. I know they do products for oily skin and dry skin which for one brand is pretty amazing. Thank you Nivea!
Collection 2000 Colour Match Foundation
I apply this all over my face!
This foundation I feel gives really good coverage on the skin. This foundation throughout the day adapts to your skin tone and makes it look that little bit more natural.
Helen E Cosmetics Blemish Concealer
I apply this on all of my blemishes and or redness and blend like crazy!
I haven’t heard very much about this concealer and in all honesty I’ve never heard of the brand. My friend had a makeup party and this woman worked for Helen E and I’ve had this concealer a while, but it’s only been recently that I’ve remembered why I bought it, because it covers blemishes so darn well!
Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer
I apply this under my eyes and if there is still any redness or blemishes that is not covered by the first concealer I put this on top and blend.
If you have not heard of this concealer I do not know where you have been! This concealer provides insane coverage and it is definitely possible to use this concealer on its own and skip out the first concealer. The only reason why I have both is that this concealer is a tad lighter than my natural shade therefore I only really put it under the eyes sort of like a highlight I guess.
Rimmel Match Perfection Ultra Creamy Compact Powder
I apply this all over my face, so that it leaves my skin with a matte finish which I love.
This powder is good and as you can see I am coming to the end of it. I don’t really see the ‘creaminess’ about it, but to powder your face and create that matte finish I feel like it is a pretty good drug store powder for those on a budget.
Bourjois Paris Délíce de Poudre Bronzing Powder
With this I contour my face. I apply this on my cheek bone, by my hair line and near my temples and underneath my chin. I use downwards type strokes when applying this and I only put a tiny amount of product on my brush as you can always put more on, but it is more difficult to take it off without having to redo your whole makeup.
This bronzing powder is really good for contouring. People have different opinions about this bronzer, but I really like it as for my skin tone it provides the right amount of colour that I want when contouring, not to orange/brown but that happy medium that you can notice something is there but it’s not quite like your Kim Kardashion style. I guess if you wanted the Kim Kardashion style of contouring then this definitely is not the bronzer for you!
Urban Decay Naked Palete
I use four colours from this palette. They are virgin, sin, naked and toasted. Firstly I apply sin all over my eyelid as this is a nice pinky shimmery tone that is quite nice for spring. Then I apply a small amount of naked in the crease. To give my eye a bit more definition and colour I add toasted in the outer part of the crease to deepen the look of my eye. To finish off the eyeshadows I apply Virgin in the tear duct and just under my brow bone as this opens the eyes and can brighten them.
The Naked Palette from Urban Decay is amazing the pigmentation I get from it is really good and the colours are just so pretty and really go with my eye and skin tone colour. These colours are also really easy to use and there are so many different looks you can create with it and this is the one I have been wearing a lot lately.
Maybelline New York Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner
Depending on what mood I’m in in the morning depends on whether I do a winged eyeliner or just a regular eyeliner. Most days it would be the winged, but recently I’ve been loving just the lining of the eyes. It is also a heck of a lot easier when you are in a rush to get the school bus!
I feel that this eyeliner is easy to apply and does give you a really harsh dramatic black line which for me is what I like in an eyeliner. I’m not a huge fan of the brush it comes with, but it works and if you are like me and haven’t managed to get yourself a new one its not bad. I must invest in a new eyeliner brush! YAY another excuse to go makeup shopping!
Soap and Glory Thick & Fast Super Volume Mascara
You know how to apply mascara!
I’ve tried a few mascaras and I was fortunate enough to get this one for a Christmas present and I feel that this literally does what it says on the packet, by making my eyelashes thicker and more voluminous without having to apply 50 coats of mascara.
Mac Lipstick in the shade Lovelorn
If you don’t know how to apply lipstick I will worry slightly!
This lipstick is just such a natural colour which when heading into Spring is what you want. It is also great for everyday because it’s one of those lipsticks which you can tell that someone is wearing a bit of colour on their lips but it’s not super obvious.
And here we have the finished look!
If you do recreate this look please do send me pictures I would love to see, you can use the hashtag #teatimewithciara on either Facebook, Twitter or Instagram (@ciara_odoherty). I look forward to seeing some recreations.