Hello Everyone, its been a while!
If you're a regular reader or Twitter follower, you'll know I've been away in Tenerife for the past week and I've genuinely missed writing for you all! I had an absolutely fantastic time and with all the snow we've had up in the North East, it was lovely to get some sun on my back. As I was on my to the airport, I got an email through on my BlackBerry saying that someone had commented on my Winter Warmers: Outfits For The Season post which was about an outfit I had put together for an evening at the pictures and they were asking if I could do a FOTD on the products I used, if I could remember them. I was in a bit of a rush to get out of the house so my make up wasn't perfect for the night but at the end of the day, I was going to be in a dark cinema all night so I wasn't too bothered!
No7 Dual Protection Tinted Moisturiser in Medium
Hoola bronzer by Benefit
Second Base by Too Faced
Liquid Eyeliner by Barry M in black
The Colossal Volume Express mascara by Maybelline in 100% black
No7 Beautiful Brows Pencil in #15 Blonde
Loreal Glam Shine Reflection lipgloss in #172 Sheer Watermelon
Starting with my face, I first applied No7's Dual Protection Tinted Moisturiser in medium. At the time, my skin was quite dry as I had a cold so I didn't want to apply a liquid foundation as it tends to stick to my dry areas when I do. Instead, I was looking for a medium to light coverage that would give that 'my skin but better' look. I used this tinted moisturiser as it is known for its long lasting hydration, gorgeous colour and sheer finish. I then used the Under Eye Concealer by George at Asda underneath my eyes before applying a light covering of the Bare Minerals Matte Foundation by Bare Escentuals, with their Kabuki brush, to get rid of any shine without drying out my skin. If used alone, the tinted moisturiser I used gives a gorgeous dewy look but this wasn't what I was going for on this occasion. To contour, I used the infamous Hoola bronzer by Benefit. If you have light skin then this bronzer is brilliant to use as a contour because it doesn't have any glitter or shimmer in and if you have darker skin then it is great to use as an all over face colour as well. For a sweep of colour on my cheeks, I used Warm Glow powder bronzer by Models Own and then highlighted my cheek bones using High Beam by Benefit.