Last week I created my three favourite makeup looks for new online beauty community and makeup store, The Beautyst*. I had instant love for The Beautyst because they stock By Terry; anyone who appreciates a bit of By Terry maquillage is alright in my book! The Beautyst have just launched in the UK (you can browse their website here) and to celebrate their launch, they are running a contest on Fashiolista – all you have to do is click the link, pick your favourite look and you’ll be in with the chance of winning a complete makeup kit from The Beautyst.
I went for a red lip look first of all, using the absolute juciest red – Bang Bang from By Terry. It’s one of the Hyaluronic Sheer Rouge formulas, so it really plumps and smoothes out your lips and gives a shine without any gloss stickiness. It’s such a modern texture – very hydrating and light. I lined my lips first with a lipliner from Lipstick Queen, just to stop any colour from bleeding and to make sure that I got a crisp, neat outline to fill in. A touch of coppery NYX bronzer completed the look – I didn’t want too-pale skin with this, it needed to have a bit of life! The second look was a bronzey beach babe kind of affair; I went to town with loads of matte bronzer (in medium) from NYX over a BB cream from REN. Just very outdoorsy and natural, with a touch of blusher on my cheeks and RMS Lipshine on my lips to give the slightest flush of pink. The blush I used was from The Balm, a cosmetics company that I don’t tend to really see mentioned that much. But they make brilliant products, including what I think is one of the very best cream illuminators you can buy – the Mary-Lou Manizer.
Look three went a bit smudgey and messy, but I do love a dirty smokey eye! For this one I just piled on an absolute load of black kohl and shadow, both from NYX, and I used some brown shadows, too, from the Love in Paris palette, just to contour my eyelids and add a bit of interest. Foundation was By Terry Densiliss and again, there was a slightest tickle of bronzer on my cheeks just to get a bit of colour back into them. In all honestly, when I use Densiliss I never feel as though I need anything else on my skin, but it wouldn’t have been much of a makeup look if I didn’t make use of a few different products! (Ruth’s Ultimate Look: Densiliss + Lick of Mascara) Which look do you like best? Wait! Don’t tell me – save it for Fashiolista and try and bag yourself a load of makeup. You can enter the contest here.