Make up talk from a non beauty blogger...

Friday, January 30, 2015


Awhile back I asked you guys for advice on blog post ideas that wouldn’t involve me needing  my trusty blog photographer and husband Dave. A couple of people suggested a make up routine post, now Im by no means an expert. I read beauty blogs, they are the experts but then I thought it might be nice to know how an average girl does her make up in the morning. Someone who doesn’t have 6 different foundations for each climate/occasion or every mac lipstick shade available.

So here goes! In the morning before I go to work I can have my complete make up routine done in 7 minutes.
make-up-essentialsI start with a thin layer of foundation- No7 Stay Perfect shade-warm ivory, then I build it up a little in areas with blemishes. I have got concealer but very rarely use it. My current foundation brush is from H&M but I’m not fussy with my make-up brushes (you can find many online at Tesco Direct) I have some from here and a selection from Boots & Debenhams.

For my eyes I apply a base colour alternating between Stila Kitten, Mac Retrospeck & Mac frost then I create a smokey eye with the Naked 2 palette which is my all time favourite palette!
A lick of smaskbox mascara and a swipe of stila eyeshadow in sunset in my brows to fill them in and my eyes are done.


Then I apply a layer of Rimmel stay matt powder in peach glow to set my foundation and for a little extra coverage.
For my cheeks I have a couple of blushers I love and usually just rotate them depending on what colours Im wearing or which one is the first one I come across in a rush! No7 pop & glow crème blush in shade mango sorbet, Mac matt blush in shade lovecloud or Soap & Glory peach party. Lastly I put a little Mac Pigment powder in colour naked as a highlighter down my nose and across my cheeks and that’s it folks Im ready to go!
Not the most complex of routines but it works for me and its quick and easy to achieve. Id love to hear your make up essentials or how long it takes you to get ready in the morning!

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  1. Vicky, to be ready in 7 minutes- a dream! I think it must take me around 15 to do my make-up. I tend to use a moisturiser first, then foundation- I love Maybeline's Dream Matte Mousse at the moment. Powder to set. Estee Lauder eyeshadow and blush, and either Une or No.7 mascara. x

  2. For a none beauty blogger you take really amazing product pictures! All the items look so lovely on these plates! <3

  3. love this post! nice seeing a non beauty blogger talk about some products, may i say you have excellent taste! x

  4. Great post! These products are amazing. Love your pictures. Thanks for sharing.
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  5. My make-up routine is pretty speedy but I don't think I'm down to 7 minutes yet! I always love your eye make up so I will have to experiment with neutral smoky eyes more I think...

    Maria xxx

  6. I love Urban Decay! <3 My make up routine is almost the same like yours.

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  7. As someone who also doesn't have 300 lipsticks, this was really refreshing! Somehow it still takes me 30-40mins to get ready in the morning but i'll attribute that to being very bad at waking up! Lovely photos :)