I am 20 years old so no I won’t be going back to school, nor am I going to college or uni, but I know there is a lot of you out there that are. When you’re going to school you want to look your best but not like your dolled up and wearing too much makeup, you also don’t want to have to wake up at the crack of dawn to do a heavy makeup look. The same goes for college and uni. This is the natural, quick-ish makeup look I have created for those going back to education or for anyone looking for a fresh and natural makeup look. I wanted to keep this look affordable using drugstore products only!
Firstly I cleansed, moisturised and used a primer on my skin to make sure my face is clean and my makeup can be applied smoothly and last to its full potential. I then took my Real Techniques Buffing Brush and evenly buffed the Rimmel London Match Perfect Foundation in the shade classic ivory into my skin. You want to keep your foundation as natural as possible but still covering and smoothing out any parts of your skin you’re not happy with. Next I used the Real Techniques Deluxe Crease Brush to blend the Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer in the shade warm/medium (which is a little dark for me) under my eyes and over any blemishes or redness.
Next I brushed through my eyebrows and used an Angled Eco Tools Brush to apply the waxy side of my Sleek Brow Kit in the shade dark (check your big local Superdrug to buy in store). I lightly filled in my eyebrows in any places where the hairs are more spars, also following the natural shape of my brows. When I was blending my concealer under my eyes I took my brush and lightly applied what was left on the brush to my eyelids, to act as a base for my eyeshadow.
To apply my eyeshadow I used the Real Techniques Base Shadow Brush. The eyeshadow I chose was the 5th shade along the top row of the Sleek Storm Palette, I applied this all over my eyelid and blended it out making sure there was no harsh lines. This is a lovely pinky, rose gold shade, that looks subtle yet pretty on the eyelids.To open and brighten up my eyes I used the 2nd shade on the top row of my storm palette and lightly dusted this on the inner corners, using my Real Techniques Accent Brush. This is shimmery champagne, beige shade.
Last but not least for the eye make up, I took the Bourjois Smokey Eye Pencil in the shade intense black and applied this to the outer corners of my eyes and just over half way across my lash line. Eye pencil gives a more natural effect than liquid liner and is also easier/quicker to apply.
To set my foundation and concealer in place I used my Mac Mineralize Skin Finish in the shade medium. This is currently the only powder I own, but a great drugstore powder I would recommend is the Rimmel Say Matte Powder. I then lightly contoured and bronzed my cheeks, forehead and jaw line using my real techniques blush brush, with the Bourjois Chocolate Bronzer (which I forgot to photograph oops). Again using the Real Techniques Blush Brush I then took a Revlon Blush in the shade Mauvealous and applied it to the apples of my cheeks.
I then curled my lashes using the Vintage Cosmetic Company Eyelash Curlers and applied the Benefit They’re Real Mascara, again this is the only mascara I currently have but there are so many great drugstore mascaras such as Maybelline Falsies or Max Factor False Lash Effect. Last but not least, I chose the L’Oreal Paris Color Riche Collection Privée in the shade Cheryl this lipstick is lovely and moisturising, it can be applied for as a sheer nude or built up. It’s that perfect my lips but better colour.
Let me know in the comments what you think about this drugstore look?