Beauty

Make-up Mix

On a day-to-day basis, my look admittedly tends to be very low-maintenance. However, for a night out or any important occasion, it’s a whole different story. That’s when I love to haul out my cosmetics bag and pore over the contents. There’s something so exciting about creating a new look for yourself. I know I’m not alone when I say that sometimes getting ready can be one of the best parts of the evening! I also know that while many women stick to their tried-and-trusted favourites for a night-out, there are just as many of us who love to experiment with different products and regularly change our line-up. I’m one of the latter so I thought I’d share with you three of my current favourite products.

Maybelline Dream Nude Airfoam foundation

First up, it is really important to press the dispenser firmly or you’ll end up with a pale runny liquid instead of the soft rich foam. When applied correctly, this is a beautiful foundation. It really does feel weightless on your skin – the first time I wore it, I didn’t take it off before bed because I honestly forgot I was wearing make-up (!) I use no. 048 Sun Beige which is a nice natural colour with a hint of bronze. This foundation gives my complexion a smooth even long-lasting finish and always guarantees me a compliment or two.

Max Factor Max Effect Lip Gloss

I use no.7 Diva. The colour is the perfect balance between pink and red. It’s light enough for daytime use and if you plan to emphasize your eyes at night, this would be a great simple-but-sexy shade to finish off your look. It has a lovely smooth consistency and a delicious fruity flavour. However, like most lip glosses, it does wear off easily enough so you will need to top it up regularly.

Bourjois Volume Clubbing Ultra Black Mascara

This has a double-sided volumising brush to give you ultra-dark and dramatic lashes. It’s beautiful, intense and definitely one to use only when the sun goes down. It comes in a no-nonsense chunky black and gold tube which I love. The wand can hold quite a lot so I tend to wipe off any excess product before application to avoid clumping. As soon as it sets on your lashes, you’re good to go for the night.

What are your favourite products? Have you recently made any great new discoveries? Leave a comment and let me know!

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