Tuesday, 23 February 2016

The 5 Product Face



I know, guys - I haven't posted much beauty recently & for that I am very sorry. I've been so busy with other aspects of my blog, that my beauty posts have been a bit neglected! I'm definitely going to make the effort to go back to my old blogging ways and make time for beauty posts like this, that are ohhh-so fun to write for you all!

I decided to go for the 5 Product Face, as recently I just haven't had enough time to create full make up looks due to uni, and generally just being late all the time oops... Here are my 5 must have products for an effortless, healthy skin look!  

THE 5 PRODUCTS

1. Moisturiser/Primer - Liz Earle

I was given this moisturiser as part of a Liz Earle gift at Christmas, and I didn't quite realise how magical it is. The moisturiser is perfect for my oily skin, and leaves me with a well balanced base for my foundations. Not only this, but it's not at all greasy - it's tacky. It leaves a very faint tacky/sticky feel on the skin which grips onto your foundation, concealer, etc, and makes it last all day.

2. Foundation - Laura Mercier Oil Free Silk Creme

I haven't used this foundation in a while, as recently I've been giving myself more time to do my makeup in the mornings. However, when I hit snooze a few times too many, this is definitely my go to. Because it's oil-free, it's perfect for gals who get a little shiny throughout the day. And for me, doesn't even need setting. So you can powder/not powder as you please. As an added extra, the coverage is great and it's so buildable - be gone, bags!

3. Blush/Highlight - Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso

This is 100% my favourite blush, ever. Big claim, but it's true. The pearlescent finish to this baked blush creates a really natural luminous glow, whilst the peach makes me look naturally healthy. I love to apply this on my cheekbones, not the apples of my cheeks, to add a little definition and highlight.

4. Eyeshadow - Maybelline EyeStudio Color Tattoo 24hr eyeshadow in On and On Bronze

I love love love this product for creating a one step glowing, smoky look that effortlessly gives the impression that you've made en effort, when really you've applied it in the most messy way possible, and given it a quick smudge with your finger. This eyeshadow really does last all day, with no flaking or creasing - oh, and it suits all eye colors and skin tones - voilà!

5. Mascara -  Max Factor False Lash Effect in Black

I have gone on about this product in quite a few posts now, but it has become my lash staple. My teeny tiny lashes are transformed into long, luscious lashes in one 2 coats. Plus the formula and wand are perfect for no clumps, and spidery lashes are made a myth.









WHAT HAVE I LEFT OUT?

BROWS

When I'm feeling super lazy (which FYI is 6/7 days of the week) - I don't fill in my brows. I know right, whaaaat - Holly, you are mental. I have a lot of dark eyebrow hair, so I really can get away with not using a brow product. Sometimes it's nice to go au naturel and not have to worry about smudging brows across your face by accident.

EYELINER

It's the big liner vs. eyeshadow debate - and mostly, I use both. I don't wear liner without shadow, but I do use shadow on it's own. So naturally, shadow won.

LIPSTICK

I do love wearing lipstick, but ain't nobody got time for that on a normal day. If anything, I'll put on some vaseline and pop it in my bag for later.

CONTOUR

Gals, I'm going to be honest. There's not  day that goes by that I don't find time to contour, and I do think it's a bit sad - but it's how my life is now. If I go out without contour on and catch my reflection, the first thing I notice is my big chubby cheeks. This works for some people, but for me it's a massive NO. For the general population, this is definitely a step you can skip out on and still have perfect makeup.

What would be in your 5 product face? 
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12 comments

  1. I'm in love with the False Lash Effect Mascara as well - it's totally become my lash staple as well. I'd probably rate it over the Benefit They're Real as well because it has similar results but is so much cheaper

    Steph - http://nourishmeclean.blogspot.com

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    1. I know right, such a great budget alternative! xo

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  2. That Milani Blush is so so nice! All of the products sound lovely! x

    www.shayholly.co.uk

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  3. Definitely need to check out that mascara!
    Also, I wish I had fuller brows to get away without filling them in on an everyday basis! I always do a bit of contour too. I love to give my face a bit of definition. Nothing to extreme or precise. Just adding some shadow back on my face haha x

    www.thelisasworld.com

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  4. It's so weird how the moisturizer / primer from Liz Earle is tacky - I've never had that before! I don't really have oily skin though (just the opposite actually) so I'm not sure how that'd really work for me, but it's really interesting! I have to say, brows are the first thing I do. Mine are so sparse and thin I don't go outside without them haha. My lazy days usually are just concealer, brows and a light lipstick. Guess people like that mascara though - I'm quite interested since I'm not too attached to mine!

    Sam | http://mybeautycloud.com

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  5. Love this post, I'm so similar with my routine and the things I leave out when I don't have time or can't be bothered! XD
    That Laura Mercier foundation sounds brilliant - I can only hope one day they'll make a shade light enough for my Transylvania complexion *sigh*

    P.S. Was so lovely seeing you last night! Let's do more of that <3

    xx

    http://www.cosybean.co.uk

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  6. Ah this is perfect - I love both Luminoso and On & On Bronze for a natural, quick everyday look! I need to try the Laura Mercier foundation too :) xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

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  7. Think I need to try the Laura Mercier foundation it sounds lush! I've been looking for another great foundation to replace nars sheer glow so definitely going to try this out x


    Jenny | Krystel Couture

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  8. Really love this type of post, it always makes me wonder what I'd pick and you get some fab recommendations!! I'm the same, sometimes I just dont have time for brows, I mean when they look good it's fab but some days they are just a no go!XX

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  9. Eee I can't put on any makeup with filling in my brows its a bad habbit and I look alien like without them! Also I've wanted to try the false effect mascara for ages I definitely will now! 😁

    MATbeauty.blogspot.co.uk xX

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  10. I like your picks! I do wish I had darker eyebrows though so I could avoid filling them each day!

    Four Cats Plus Us

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