Here are the contents of my makeup bag, accurate to two weeks ago today. In all honesty, I’m not a huge fan of the Camo Luxe palette and so that has since been swapped out (for Tilbury’s Vintage Vamp, if you must know, which is one of the greatest eye quads of all time) and the Sheer Sun liquid from Bare Minerals has also been demoted, mainly because I’ve been travelling loads and it’s not the most portable of makeup products.
But the gist of this video is clear; a move towards really creamy textures and fresh, sheeny finishes. I think that the trick with creams and liquids, when it comes to makeup, is to make sure that they are balanced out with at least a little bit of powder product so that they don’t slide about too much. Or layer them over a longwear base, one that still looks dewy (foundations are clever these days, lots manage it) so that they can cling to something substantial.
Here I’ve started off with the Infallible Pro Glow foundation from L’Oreal which is, I think, my favourite foundation of the year. Doesn’t shift over the course of the day yet manages to look glowing and plumptious, feels expensive yet is very definitely not. I’ve had loads of questions about how the Pro Glow shades work – it’s exclusive to Amazon here in the UK, so it’s not possible to swatch before buying: if I wear shade 203 then it is slightly too pale for me, a shade 204 is ever so slightly too dark. I tend to mix them if I can be bothered, but now it’s getting into winter I more often just wear 203. My usual shade level in Dior and Chanel foundations is a 20.
I’ll try and do some swatches when I get a minute – I’m currently fighting every single bug that’s going around the local pre-school, which seems to be my new hobby. For now, enjoy the video and leave any questions below!
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L’Oreal Infallible Pro Glow Foundation in 203*: https://amzn.to/2DdiacN
L’Oreal Fresh Wear in 145*: https://amzn.to/2z7ROGn
Bare Minerals Bare Skin Sheer Sun*: https://bit.ly/2CC9b6m
Studio 10 Blush*: https://bit.ly/2RL0eKC
Elizabeth Arden Cream Blush in Honey: https://www.elizabetharden.co.uk/ceramide-cream-blush-1002CPCC400.html
PUR Eye Polish in Satin*: https://bit.ly/2DhsgJH
Clinique Quickliner Lip liner in 01 Sassafras*: http://bit.ly/2QvRJ5W
Dior 426 Matte Lipstick in Sensual Matte: https://bit.ly/2QEePaK
Clarins Supra Mascara in Brown*: http://bit.ly/2Qz89dK
Delilah Matte Sunset Bronzer*: https://bit.ly/2PY79CU
Bobbi Brown Camo Luxe Palette*: https://bit.ly/2RR9jBI