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Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Makeup How To; Back to School/University

At school I always struggled to get my makeup just right and strike the balance between 'au natural English rose' and 'drag queen'. Ok, the drag queen part was a tad of an over exaggeration but I did find it a challenge to get a quick, easy and decent look. Even at uni forming a regular makeup routine for everyday is handy. This summer I've been playing around with a few more 'natural' makeup styles (although, I cannot forgo long lashes!) and wanted to share with you one of the looks that I have been wearing the most. It only takes about ten to fifteen minutes so when it comes to uni next year I'm sorted. Although, this is an optimistic view, in all honesty the snooze button will most likely be hit repeatedly until the time when I can hastily dress and just make it to a 9am lecture. A girl can dream though...


Step One; Prep skin by moisturising, followed by a primer. If you're feeling and looking extra sleepy (late nights will do that to a girl) then apply a soothing, re-energising cream under your eyes. I love the one from Soap and Glory. Then apply your chosen foundation, I'm using my trusty Clinique Stay Matte in 'Alabaster'. I always apply with my fingers in the morning to wake up skin and mostly for speed.
Step Two; Dust a light eyeshadow over your eyelid. I'm using the cream shade from the Clinqiue Colour Surge Eye Shadow Quad.
 Step Three; Apply a light, messy line of brown kohl pencil above your lashline and use your fingers to blend the eyeliner in and make it looked a little 'lived-in'. I also used L'Oreal Super Liner Gelmatic in 'Black', applying it in the same way as the kohl liner and smudging it in. 
 












Step Four; Apply a good few layers of mascara to your top lashes and lightly press the mascara wand on your lower lashes for a few seconds to add length to them. I'm using Clinique High Impact Mascara in 'Black'.

 
Step Five; Apply Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer to blemishes and under the eyes before blending in. Finish by applying pressed powder to your face, paying particular attention to your t-zone. I'm using Rimmel's Stay Matte Pressed Powder.
Step Six; Yes this is a strange facial expression but sucking in your cheeks and applying a bronzer, like Benefit Coralista, to the the hollows of your cheeks, as shown, contours the face. I also apply a pink blush whilst smiling to bring out the apples of cheeks, followed by an illuminating powder, like 17's Shimmer Bricks.
Step Seven; Tame and shape your eyebrows briefly with a brow brush. Then finish the look with a subtle lip colour, such as Maybelline Colour Sensations in 'Pearly Pink'.

What  makeup do you rely on for your day-to-day makeup routine?


NG <3

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34 comments

  1. I love this natural look; very pretty Natasha! Thanks for sharing this tutorial. My routine is similar minus primer and concealer.

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  2. You've got such pretty skin! I use mascara and tinted foundation-- it's so hot here anything else melts off.

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  3. I love this natural look, you are very pretty and your skin is so good!! :) I use a lot of Clinique in my daily routine too - their foundation and CC cream are unbeatable :) I also use the Rimmel Stay Matte powder, it's the best I've found xx

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  4. You look lovely!

    xx Mounia
    www.nonchalantrebel.blogspot.com

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  5. Ahh this has helped me actually, I'm trying to buy more makeup and I think the things I really need are a better foundation, bronzer and blusher! I wish I could make myself do a more 'natural' look, I always tend to go for the eyeliner too much.

    xxx

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  6. Wow you are so incredibly pretty

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  7. This look is beautiful on you :) love the lipstick colour by the way!

    Hayfa
    http://londonloafers.blogspot.com

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  8. i don`t use makeup but right now i'll try to buy some make up.. so what you recommend me?
    maybe we can follow each other :) let me know
    http://donttrytoignoreme.blogspot.mx

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  9. I love your natural makeup look! You look wonderful! I hardly use any makeup myself and actually put it on in the car on the way to work everyday! Yikes! :)

    Rebecca
    www.winnipegstyle.ca

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  10. Hi dear, you look beautiful with this fresh and lovely natural look, the perfect makeup for everyday. You are glowing! Thanks for lending me your opinion on my last post. Happy End of the Week!

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  11. Your make up looks lovely! I've got my morning make up routine down to about 15 mins as well, but spend sooo much longer on it when I'm going out of a night xxx

    I left my heart in Miami

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  12. Simple yet pretty make-up tutorial :)


    Let's follow each other? what do you think? :)
    Let me know here: THE GIRL BEHIND THE PEN

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  13. ohh you look lovely, very beachy yet sophiscated look! happy friday!

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  14. Your makeup is perfection--I love a natural English Rose look :) Mostly I depend on Laura Mercier to cover my dark circles, a bit or blush and lipstick + mascara.

    xo Mary Jo

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  15. You seriously have fabulous skin! Love this 'no makeup' look! xo

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  16. OMG seriously girl, you look B-E-AUTIFUL! <3 Great post! xx

    ferdies-place.blogspot.com
    youtube.com/fernandag18

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  17. Hope you have a wonderfully relaxing weekend!

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  18. Hello dear,
    would you like to follow each other's blogs on facebook and bloglovin? Btw, love your blog's design, so chic!

    Best wishes,
    Gabriella
    gabriellawolf.blogspot.com

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  19. you're so pretty! i usually use mascara, lip balm, powder and pink blush :) maybe we can follow each other? let me know! <3 http://exality.blogspot.com/

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  20. I love how fresh-faced this beauty look is; and that lippy is just gorgeous! :)

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  21. Great clean make up! I adore it!
    Follow me on http://laviecestchic.blogspot.it
    xx

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  22. great makeup! it looks so natural and really suits you :)

    from helen at thelovecatsinc

    ps. enter my new Chanel cream blush giveaway! click here.

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  23. So love the "natural". Incredible lippy tooo! Beautiful style!

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  24. You make it so easy. You do have wonderful style. Such a wonderful post!

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  25. Love this look on you, it's so pretty! :) It seems easy as well, I'm definitely going to need fast and easy makeup once I start school again. I've been using Rimmel Matte powder for years now, when the Rimmel brand first came to the US, and it's the only powder I keep going back to- love it so much. Also, i tried the Wake me Up concealer (had to order it from ASOS since we don't have it here) and I love it as well- it's so convenient and fits perfectly in my bag!

    When I'm in a hurry I usually just wear the Wake me up foundation, a bit of powder and concealor, a layer of eye shadow, cream blush, and a lip balm. I wish I was good at applying mascara quickly because it makes such a difference. xx

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  26. What a pretty natural look, great tutorial!

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  27. Hey Natasha! :) Just wanted to drop by and let you know that I'm hosting my very first giveaway!
    You always leave me such sweet comments and I would love for you to participate! :)

    Hayfa
    http://londonloafers.blogspot.com

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  28. What a simple tutorial- love it. I always rely on some mascara, eyeliner, foundation, and some lip balm to bring it together in the morning. I'm not much of a make-up person, I like to keep it easy and look refreshed. Not like I caked on anything haha! Love your look!

    Cheers!
    Akshara
    Simply Akshara

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  29. You have the prettiest features even before you apply anything much. It can be such a chore to figure something out in the morning so natural looking is probably the best way to go.

    I agree that long lashes are a must. They can just transform any makeup look.

    Sej || What Would Grace Kelly Say

    x

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  30. Wishing you a great start to the week doll!

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  31. SO AMAZING post:) and you look fab..... Im following now.

    Check out my new post...Swedish ocean inspired decor:)

    Have a great week dear

    LOVE Maria at inredningsvis - inredning it's, Swedish for decor :)

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  32. Well done on the make-up, it is gorgeous and looks very natural.

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