For those of you clever enough to spot it, yep I'm wearing lipstick, and nope, there's no lipstick photographed in the top picture, that's because I'm a numpty. So, lets pretend I'm not wearing lipstick in this pic (which to be fair, I don't normally) and then it'll be a 5 product face, not a pretend 5 product face :P
Anyway, we'll just brush that under the carpet :) So I've been mixing things up a bit recently, wearing less makeup, some days I'm even venturing to work without any on! Sadly, those days I often get comments saying "You look ill, are you ok?".... yeah, thanks for that boost of confidence! lol, anyway, after not wearing foundation for a long time due to having horrific skin, I'm now wearing it again thanks to a new and improved skincare routine (you literally wouldn't believe the difference, if I'd had the confidence, I'd have done before and after photographs), whoop! Just not as often as I used to.
I wanted to see how few products I could get away with using that would stop people saying that I look ill, seems 5 is the minimum. So here's what I used.
Base - Makeup Forever HD Foundation
This created a great base for me that set matte, and lasted all day with only minimal patting of my nose and forehead (something I have to do with every foundation I ever wear, in fact, even if I'm not wearing foundation I have to do this).
Eyelids - Makeup Revolution palette in Romantic smoked
For this I only used one shade, which was the 3rd from the left, similar to Urban Decay's Sin - a soft natural slightly shimmery shade. I wanted the lashes to stand out and my eyes to look bright and alert.
Lashes - Bourjois 1 seconde volume mascara (waterproof)*
Hopefully you saw yesterdays review, if not, you can see in the pic above it's a pretty awesome mascara. It has the weirdest wand, with spikes and... balls. It doesn't clump, and it does a great job of making the most of your lashes. Also, because it's waterproof it doesn't budge all day and there's no drop-off from it on your cheeks. That does mean it's a bit of a bugger to remove though, even with Bioderma!
Cheeks - Sephora blusher in Healthy rose
If you've been reading my summer series, then you'll have seen me review this already, it's an absolutely gorgeous blusher with a hint of coral, perfect for adding a natural glow to your skin/face.
Brows - HD brow palette in Foxy*
No face is complete without defined brows, even if they're not that defined :) I tend not to go overboard with my brows, but they're naturally very pale and sparse, so they need a little help to look more normal, and so far I've found that this is my favourite palette to achieve this :)
So guys, I have a bit of a confession to make, you know how I was wearing lipstick, which made this a 6 product face? Well, it was actually a 7 product face, I just realised I was wearing an eye shadow primer too... I know, total fail :P Anyway, that's still not bad for me, I'd normally wear foundation, powder, eye shadow primer, cream shadow, at least 2 eye shadows, liquid eyeliner, mascara, blusher, brow powder - so 10 products, not bad to shave a few off that :)
That's the end of this Summer series, see you again in a few weeks for my next summer series looking and some different products :)