Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Wearable Autumn Makeup

I thought I'd do a wearable Autumn makeup routine which I have been doing for the past couple of weeks or so.

First things first I moisture my face using Nivea Refreshingly Soft Moisturising Cream and prime my entire face with Max Factor FaceFinity Primer concentrating mainly on my cheeks and my forehead. I then use my Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser on where I think I need it the most, which is usually my upper cheeks and my nose.

I use Max Factor Second Skin Foundation in 085 Caramel with my angled foundation brush. This looks super natural on me and gives such a nice finish. I don't really use an actual concealer, so I use Maybelline Fit Me Foundation Stick in 315 Soft Honey, with my domed foundation brush, as a concealer and a highlighter on my brow bone, under my eyes, bridge of my nose and my upper cheeks. I then set all this with a Natural Collection Loose Powder in Neutral Transculent with my Famous by Sue Moxley powder brush. This makes sure that my foundation doesn't fade throughout the day and makes my face not look shiny but super matte. From my concealer palette, I use the bottom colour in the fourth row for highlighting, across the bridge of my nose onto my forehead slightly, under my eyes, on my brown, on my cupids bow ever so slightly and my upper cheeks.

Moving onto brows, I line the bottom of my brows and top with a Rimmel London Professional Eyebrow Pencil  in 004 Black Brown and fill them in slightly. I then brush through with Rimmel Brow This Way. I use a spooley brush to comb through the beginning of my eyebrows so they don't look too harsh.

For my eyes I start off by using shade 5 on the MUA Undressed Palette with my fluffiest shadow brush across my entire lid. Since this is almost my skin colour, it hides my dark eye circles well and mattifies it so that I don't end up with a foundation crease line in my lid halfway through my day. I use shade 3 on the same palette in the middle of my lid and blend so it looks natural. If I have spare time, I'll apply eyeliner with small wings with my Rimmel Exageratte Eyeliner. I use my Rimmel Max Bold Curves Mascara, and sometimes my L'Oreal Volume Million Lashes Mascara and Rimmel Scandaleyes Show Off Mascara if I have extra time and want my lashes to look longer and thicker.

I use my NYC Smooth Skin Bronzing Face Powder in Sunny for contour, or simply just the middle colour in the last row of my concealer palette. I then use my powder all of my face again to set it.

I finish off by using Natural Collection Moisture Shine Lipstick in Berry Sorbet, which fades to a super natural pink colour and suits my skin tone.

Nazia xo

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Beauty Blogger Tag

1. Is your hair naturally curly or straight?
Naturally curly

2.What is your natural hair colour?

3. Do you dye it yourself or go to a salon?
I dye it myself

4. How often do you wash your hair?
About twice a week. On the other days I use dry shampoo

5. Do you wear the same style every day or change it?
The same style but I do change my makeup depending on my mood and style depending on the weather 

6. Do you do your own mani/pedi or go to a salon?

7. How often to you change your nail polish?
Not very often, I'm known to have the same nail polish on for a month or so, oops  

8. Do you polish your toes in the winter, too or just in the summer?
Summer only and occasionally 

9. How long does it take to put on your makeup?
20 mins for college otherwise I can take upto an hour 

10. What do you do first? Face or eyes?
Face unless I'm going to do heavy eye makeup 

11. Do you "collect" makeup or just buy what you need when you need it?
I buy what I need but do tend to collect makeup as I go along

12. How often do you wear false eyelashes?
I use to wear them a lot and now rarely do

13. Do you do a full face of makeup every day?
Yes unless I'm just going to the local shops

14. Do you wear makeup when you are home alone (or with family)?
Occasionally but usually not

15. Will you leave the house without makeup?
Yes, but rarely. I usually have to my eyebrows at least

16. How many high end products do you have?
None unless you count Benefit samples

17. How often do you wash your makeup brushes?
Not as often as I should; I buy makeup brushes just to avoid doing this...

18. Do you plan your OOTD every night or decide when you are getting dressed?
I decide on an outfit the night before if it's something special, but usuallyI just wait til the morning

19. How often do you change your handbag?
Never really, I usually just keep the same unless I'm going out of town

20. What time do you get up & go to sleep?
I usually go to sleep between 12:00-1:00am and wake up around 6:30-7:00am for college otherwise wake at 9:30am

21. How often & when do you workout?
Not nearly as much as I should! So pretty much non-existently

22. Left-handed or Right-handed?

23. How tall are you?

24. Do you speak a foreign language?
I can speak Urdu, but I only know enough to get by

25. How many pets do you have?
None unfortunately 

26. How often are you on Blogger?
I'm rarely on it, but I'm usually on Bloglovin

27. Do you read the comments posted blogs?
Yes I do 

28. Do you keep a list of products to try as you see other posts?
Yeah but only if I really want it

29. How did you come up with your blog name?
It was my instagram name so I just kept it the same

30. What kind of camera do you use for photographs?
Samsung S3

31. How often do you clean your house? (Daily, weekly, other)
I try to hoover it once a week

32. What is your favourite colour?
Purple, green and black

33. What is your favorite beauty/fashion magazine?
My favourite is Company but last month's issue was the last ever... 

34. Do you swear?

35. What are you doing with the rest of your day?
Watch tv probably

I tag: basicallyalice / beauty by bethany / Beauty With Hajrah / Chloe's Floral World / Cristy Nottingham / Cupcakes and Candyfloss Blog / gabriellalovesxo / heytherejacquelyn / perksofbeingami / Tierney Ellen / Zariel

Nazia xo