My Daily Ritual – Blogging 101

As part of the Blogging 101 course, we were challenged to use one of the daily prompts to write a post that fits in with our blog – I chose the Daily Ritual prompt, and obviously mine (like many of you guys) is doing my makeup. Hence, this post is my first MOTD post!

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I definitely feel like my daily makeup is beginning to look more Autumnal, and I borrowed a great lip colour off my sister that really pulls the look together.

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The products I used were:

I always enjoy doing my makeup, and I love that I got to try out my new purchases from my Boots Mini-Haul! I love the foundation, it feels so nice on my skin – hardly any different from my Urban Decay one – and it’s really easy to blend in. The highlighter is great as well; really nice and shimmery – definitely glad that i bought it!

Hope you guys all have a beautiful day,

Becca x

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Blue Eyeshadow Look – Featuring Bourjois Colour Edition 24H Eyeshadow

So I thought I’d try something new with today’s post – this is the first makeup look I have EVER done (so bear with me if it’s terrible!).

Blue eyeshadow is something that I have always had in my makeup bag since I was about 5 years old. (Wait what?) Yeah, I started ballet classes when I was 3 and have danced ever since (although it has taken a backseat since I’ve been at uni), and for all performances and competitions we had to have the brightest, shimmeriest blue eyeshadow that we could find. Hence I have a strong affinity for using blue on my eyes to this day!

I recently bought a new blue eyeshadow (as my old ones had been thrown out after the last show), and I got Bourjois Colour Edition 24H in Bleu Ténébreux for £6.99.

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The eyeshadow is very creamy and smooth (not a powder) – very similar to Maybelline Colour Tattoo. I don’t have any of the Maybelline eyeshadows, but I decided on this as I love Bourjois other products and thought I’d give it a go.

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The swatch came out very dark, and you can’t really see the shimmer that it has – it’s a very different colour to what I’m used to, but I love it. It is a bit of a pain to get off as it sticks to the skin, although eye-makeup remover does clean it off quickly.

The only negative thing that I would say about the eyeshadow is that it was difficult to use my brushes with it; the creamy texture made it hard to get the right amount on the brush, but I will still use it as I love the colour and the effect it gives.

Here is the look that I created:

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As you can see, it looks much more blue once it’s on the eyes, and I love the effect it gives.

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The products used to create this look were:

I’ve really enjoyed doing something slightly different for this post. Let me know what you think, and whether you’ve used any of these products!

Hope you guys have a beautiful day,

Becca x

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My Everyday Look

So I thought I’d start off by doing a post about the products that I currently use on a daily basis (although I do make sure to have 1-2 makeup-free days per week as this is good for your skin). I will be doing posts about everything in my makeup drawer at some point, but I thought that this would be a better introduction to what I actually use!

Natural Collection Tinted Moisturiser (£1.99)

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This is really good for everyday wear if you don’t want to use foundation every day. It’s great value and easy to get hold of, as well as lasting for a long time – I barely need any to get full coverage. It’s available in a range of tones which I particularly like as many cheaper brands don’t make products light enough for my exceptionally pale tone.

Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer (£4.19)

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Again, this is really good value for money – I use it to minimise the dark circles under my eyes and use another concealer for spots, but you can use this for both. Unlike the tinted moisturiser this is a fairly new addition to my makeup drawer, but it is definitely there to stay.

Benefit Boi-ing Concealer (£17.50)

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A much pricier concealer, what I have is not what you would buy in the store – I have a smaller sample with two shades in that came in a kit of Benefit samples, so much better value than it may appear. If you bought this it would be one shade in a larger pot. This is what I use to cover the odd spot on my chin or forehead – the rest I leave to the liquid concealer above. It blends really well, and I can use it without a foundation or tinted moisturiser without it being obvious – which is something that a lot of other products don’t allow me to do (I end up with orange patches all over my face).

MUA Pressed Powder (£1.00)

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An absolute bargain, you can see that I have used this product a lot! Gives really good coverage, and reduces the shine on my skin that the tinted moisturiser can sometimes cause. Lasts forever and an amazing product for the price.

Bourjois Paris Maxi Delight Bronzer (£8.99)

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This may appear slightly more expensive, but it is huge (and I got it as a free gift anyway). You also don’t need to use much to get a good glow. I never would have thought that I would use bronzer as part of my daily routine, but I absolutely love this and would recommend it to anyone. I have a feeling that it will last for a long time, and I don’t plan on buying any other bronzer in the meantime.

Barry M Kohl Eye Pencil in black (£2.99)

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I have had this eyeliner forever. It is testament to how good it is that it is still available to buy new ones! I don’t like thin eye pencils – I like ones that smudge slightly and really define my eyes. This is perfect for what I want, and I sometimes wear it even if I’m not leaving the house.

Urban Decay Naked Eyeshadow Palette (£38.00)

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This is a lot more expensive than anything else on this list – but I’ve had it for over two years, and I think that everyone has heard about how great this palette is. On a day-to-day basis I only use Sin – it pretty much matches my skin tone, just gives a bit of a shimmer to my eyes. I love the versatility of this palette, and the range of shades that it has. Yes it is pricey, but a great investment.

MAC Lustre Lipstick in See Sheer (£15.50)

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The newest addition to my makeup drawer, my first MAC lipstick. I don’t have many (this is actually my third lipstick), but this has become my go-to colour as it is not too bright for day-to-day use, but it is a reddish shade – which is what I prefer to wear in the daytime (as I think pink washes me out in the light).

And here’s the finished look:

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Hope you guys all have a beautiful day!

Becca x