Saturday 5 October 2019

A Birthday Makeup Look

Birthday Makeup
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It's my birthday! I turn 23 today and I'm going to be celebrating into the evening, so I need makeup that I can easily transition day to night. I wanted to put together a look with a strong lip and smokey eye that will make my feel ultra-special! 

For my base, I want to make sure that my skin is moisturised with the Glow Recipe Watermelon Serum* as it's lightweight, but delivers a good amount of hydration so that all my products go on a lot smoother. Then it's primer and I use two - one for luminosity and the other for longevity. The Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray* is a favourite for the latter as it works wonder at keeping everything in place, whilst the Charlotte Tilbury Wonder Glow* perks up my complexion and looks naturally glowy underneath my foundation. 

Talking of foundation, I have been contemplating using a few because I want a base that will be long lasting, but comfortable to wear and can be topped up if needs be. The Anastasia Beverly Hills Luminous Foundation* is a great all rounder as it offers a natural finish with medium, buildable coverage that matches my skin tone down to the T. 

For powder, I rely on my Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette to give myself a lit from within look that can keep shine at bay all day, but look radiant at the same time. As for contour, I reach for the Charlotte Tilbury Bronze and Glow* as I find to achieve the illusion of cheekbones. For highlighter, it really depends how I'm feeling, but the Laura Mercier Devotion Illuminator* looks as good on the skin as it does in the pan!   

I will probably be going for a classic eye liner wing look during the day, but creating something a little more bold tonight. The Nars Mini Wanted Palette* is great for putting together a warm toned smokey eye as all the shades work perfectly together and the pink tones will compliment my outfit! 

It was an easy choice for lips - my Charlotte Tilbury The Queen Lipstick*. It's pink, it's bold and it's great for birthday makeup or any event really. It can be easily topped, but lasts a good amount of time through eating and drinking too. 

What do you think of my birthday makeup? 


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