Monday, January 12, 2015

Makeup of the Month | December

Last month I was doing a lot of travelling between London and Brighton (for very exciting reasons but I'll talk about that in a different post, eee!) so my makeup of the month for December was nice and simple and created with only one palette since I like to travel light.

Face » 
I'm still using my tarte Amazonian Clay Foundation (review here) but since I've been slapping on my base makeup in five minutes I've been applying the smallest amount and just blending it in with my fingers because it's a quick and easy way to do it. The great thing about this foundation is the different levels of coverage you can achieve with it. When you apply it like this you can hardly tell you're wearing any. Some of my natural flush still shows through and I don't ususally cover up spots so I wear it to give myself a little bit of colour, not to create a 'flawless' base.
I've also been using the bronzer, blush and highlight from the Urban Decay Naked On the Run palette (review here) since it's the only palette I took with me. The 'highlight' is actually an eyeshadow but I always used to use Urban Decay eyeshadows as highlights before discovering theBalm's Mary-Lou Manizer so I've been doubling it up. The face products in the palette don't work with my skin tone perfectly so I don't reach for them when I'm at home, but for a couple of days away it's no problem. Especially if I'm just wearing everyday makeup and I'm not going to be on camera.

Eyes »
This look is so simple to do and only uses a couple of the shades from the same palette; Resist on the lid & a touch of the Bronzer through the socket to add some warmth. Resist is going to look killer on everyone who wears it. I really hope they release it as a single shadow or include it in future non limited edition palettes. I've also been digging this 24/7 Glide-On Eye Liner Pencil in Stag. It's amazing on the waterline and such a beautiful colour!

Lips »
The lip gloss is a 'your lips but better' kind of shade, at least it is for me, so it's an easy shade to just throw on if you don't want to spend much time getting ready or just want an effortless look.

The run down »
tarte Amazonian Clay Foundation (Light Sand)
Make Up Store Concealer Trio (Light)
NYC Translucent Powder
Urban Decay On the Run Palette:
- Bronzer / Blush / Highlight
- Eyeshadows (Fix / Dare)
Urban Decay Perversion Mascara
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil (Stag)
Urban Decay Naked Lipgloss (Sesso)
Rimmel Brow Pencil (Black Brown)
Benefit Gimmie Brow (Deep/Medium)

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