Hello everyone! 🙂
So yesterday, I returned from my holiday to the Lake District with my boyfriend. It was a fabulous week, and I enjoyed it sooo much – sad to be back!
I will be writing a post of what we did on our little break and that shall be up soon!
Anyway, today’s post is going to be a tutorial on how I achieved this makeup look – using MAC’s famous lip liner ‘Spice’ as inspiration.
I really liked this look: it’s really autumn/fall appropriate, easy to achieve and you can wear it day AND night, it’s a win win!
First, I prepped my skin with L’Oreal’s ‘Lumi Magique’ primer. Although I was aiming for a mostly matte finish, this primer is my holy grail. It feels so lovely and moisturising on the skin, and foundation glides on top of it like a dream.
Next I will apply my FAVOURITE.FOUNDATION.EVER. I’m pretty sure you can tell I’m just about to rave about it…
I used Nars Sheer Glow foundation in the colour ‘Mont Blanc’ (Light2). When I purchased this, I didn’t realise how necessary it would become in my daily makeup routine. This foundation is hands down the best foundation I have EVER used. The coverage is flawless, the product lasts a decent amount of time and it feels so light on the skin. Bonus: I’ve never found a more suitable colour for my skin tone – gal telling the truth here.
A new product I have been using is the Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in ‘Taupe’. This is a product I have been dying to try for a very long time. I wondered if it would fix the daily problems I had with my brows and it definitely does! 110% recommend, serious. I typically apply this with an ECO Tools angled brow brush!
Now time for the eyes; I used just three shadows from the Morphe 35T palette, but first… (let me take a selfie), I prepped my eyes with MAC’s Paint Pot in ‘Soft Ochre’.
Then I moved on to my transition shade. The only problem with Morphe palettes is that the colours don’t have names. Everything else about the palettes are highly commendable, but come on Morphe! Make our lives easier please!
Then I used this beautiful bronze on my lid and packed it on using a shader brush of some sort.
Lastly, I used this dark purple/plum colour and took a tiny smudge brush to drag it into my crease and outer V of the eye, it looks black on pictures, and so much darker than it actually is in person!
That’s it, simple or what? I love this look when I’m in a rush or don’t have as much time because it’s a brilliant way of getting eye shadow on your lids under time constraints! After, I used an angled brush to add some black gel eye liner in a wing, then added my favourite mascara (L’Oreal False Lash Telescopic).
After I’ve focused on the eyes, I will also do the usual steps: conceal, powder (MAC), bronze/contour and highlight.
Quick note on the highlight: This is a beautiful product. It’s extremely pigmented and you will never run out of it! It’s a light bronze colour, so it is not a very noticeable highlight – which is perfect for people who like more of a subtle glow. The packaging is my favourite packaging in the whole wide world, it is the most beautiful makeup boxing you will ever look at it. To be honest, I bought it for the packaging, the product was a welcomed bonus. Urban Decay – 1 Jess – 0.
Finally, the star of the show: MAC’s lip liner in ‘Spice’. I have been incredibly impressed with this product ever since I have bought it. This colour is the most incredible brown-nude, and is typically classed as the ‘Kylie Jenner Colour’. I maintain that MAC lip liners are in my opinion, the best around. The creamy and buttery consistency is amazing. I lined my lips with ‘Spice’ and filled them in.
You could just stop there, but I wanted to ensure the colour would stay on as long as possible (It stayed on through a meal btw, was very impressed). I recently got a lovely surprise in the post – NYX’s Soft Matte lip cream in ‘London’. I ordered it on Amazon about a month ago and completely forgot about it! I was pleased when I remembered, obvs.
Here’s the finished look! (My shadows WERE blended, they look so sharp and harsh on this pic) 😦
I hope you enjoyed reading, and I would love to see if any of you try it out! In order to recreate, you can use any similar brands/colours, the only crucial product is ‘Spice’, duh.
Thank you for reading 🙂 Lakes post coming up soon!