Saturday, March 01, 2014

Makeup of the Month | February

Today I wanted to start a series I've been wanting to do for so long - Makeup of the Month! Initially I wanted to do this as a video series on my channel and maybe I will do eventually, but for now let's start it on my blog. Basically I don't have an 'everyday' makeup look. I have a certain style, sure (dark eyes and a bold lip usually), but I'm always doing or using something different every time I do my makeup. What I've found, though, is that what's in my makeup rotation changes every month or so. So why not share what look/products I've gravitated towards the most that month? So many of you ask about what my everyday look is and I really struggle to answer, so hopefully this series will give you a better insight into what I put on my face!

This month is easy. I've already shown it in a video. After receiving the Sigma Warm Neutrals Palette a couple of months ago it has been pretty much the only palette I've been using on my eyes. It's just the perfect palette. I can't even believe how great the quality is and how beautiful the colours are. You can read my review here if you'd like to.

My base routine has welcomed a new product - Benefit's thePOREfessional Pro Balm.
This has honestly made such a difference to my base routine. My skin looks incredible when I'm wearing it. It fills in pores and fine lines to create a silky smooth canvas to work on. You can even just wear this by itself on no makeup days and still look a million times better.

On my lips I've been using loving the Velventines by Lime Crime. In particular Red Velvet. If you want a colour that stays on all day without touch ups then girl, you need this in your life. They're bringing out some new shades in March including a BLACK which I'm just so excited about.

Here's a video where you can see how I achieved this look:

Products used:
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Nivea Light Mositurising Day Cream
Benefit thePOREfessional Pro Balm
Burt's Bees Beeswax Lip Balm
Make Up Store Cover All Mix Concealer (Light)
Estée Lauder Double Wear Foundation (1W2 Sand)
MAC Pro Longwear Concealer (NC15)
MAC Studio Finish Concealer (NC20)
MUA Bronzer (Shade 3)
Sigma Crème de Couture Blush (Cherry Apple)
Mary-Lou Manizer
NYC Translucent Powder
Rimmel Brow Pencil (Black Brown)
Avon Eyeshadow Primer (Light Beige)
Sigma Warm Neutrals Palette* (Dove / Russet / Cinnamon / Warm Stone) -- Review
Urban Decay Basics (Crave)
Sigma Extended Wear Eye Liner (Boost* | Balance*)
Bourjois Volume Clubbing Mascara
Lime Crime Velvetines (Red Velvet)

Sigma F80 - Flat Kabuki *
Sigma F86 - Tapered Kabuki *
Sigma F70 - Concealer *
Sigma F63 - Airbrush Blender *
Sigma F40 - Large Angled Contour *
Sigma E40 - Tapered Blending *
Sigma F68 - Soft Blend Concealer *
Sigma E55 - Eye Shading *
Sigma E25 - Blending *
Sigma E38 - Diffused Crease *
Sigma E20 - Short Shader *
Sigma E30 - Pencil *

This feels like a bit of a cheat post as the last post on my blog was technically this look. But I forgot how short February is!
What have you been wearing a lot this month? :)