Getting Ready With Me #4!

This particular day I did use my Clinique as mentioned before, however I prefer a more lighter, dewy coverage – which you can get from Clinique, Even Better Tinted Moisturiser, But it isn’t always affordable. So I went back to basics, back to the first ever brand of foundation I used as a 14 year old – Rimmel. Despite mum offering to buy me  Clinque I got a new Rimmel, one which I hadn’t used before: Rimmel London, Lasting Finish, Breathable, Medium Coverage, SPF 20. The label has everything I look for in a foundation so I gave it a go and I must say it’s the BEST one I’ve used for my combination skin, I would highly recommend this to anyone wanting to achieve a lighter to medium, none matte coverage

Rimmel Saves The Day!

First I created a base with Laroc Contour Pallete, Using green for my red nose and cheeks and lilac for under my eyes. Along with No7 Illustaions Rapid Radience Balm to create a undertone moisturised finish.

I then used Clinique beyond perfecting foundation and concealer, This is now replaced by Rimmel as mentioned above – if I’m gong for a heavy smoky eye I will apply the foundation afterwards to avoid dark dust sticking to my face but because I’m going for a gold bronzed finish I do it first, creating a base for my powders. The absolute best under eye primer is: Urban Decay ‘Eye Shadow Primer, this one will keep anything on your lids

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Then onto the eyebrows; If you want the easiest eye pencil try, HD Brows BrowTec stick, if you want a more affordable and equally as good try Soap & Glory’s Archery Brow 2 in 1 stick, which I use daily and cannot get enough of! To get the brows to stay in place I highly recommend Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Skin Protectant Cream, which is more like a gel. It gets those hairs to stay put! alternatively you can use Burts Bees Lip Balm

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And for the eyeshadow! I love creating a golden bronzed eye colour and complimenting it with red lippy, it’s a sunshine look I go to every year when the skys are clear. I started with white powder in my corners and over the lash line, then I top with Make Up Obsession H106 GOLD – for a more easier application and shimmer effect replace with Kiko Water Eyeshadow, which is a game changer! It can be mixed with water for a more paste consistency. This day I used Soap & Glory’s Lid Stuff pallet. My eyes popped with a line of gold glitter liner from my local make up market

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Next I carefully applied my new EyeKo, Eye Do Liquid Eyeliner, Which was free with this months Harpers Bazaar along with Rodial Glamolash Mascara (another freebie)


I then applied Bourjois Délice De Poudre Bronzer to my cheeks and MUA highlighter to my cheek bones to create a natural summer contour

Finished the look with layred red lipstick (applied in the train station) as no one wants the dreadful lippy line post breakfast.

 No 1. Benefit Double the Lip creates a neat line to follow. No 2. Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Moisturizing Lipstick creates the perfect base for no 3. my drier and darker Russian Red MAC Lipstick 

Puffy low angle selfie taken while boarding the train (LOL) and the final look captured for my Capture My Style Photoshoot by the very talented Rosie Newton


BEAUTY NOTE: Have you heard the news! out with the contour Kardashian bronzed barbie and in with the natural rosy cheeks dewy finish – get your pink on 😉

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Not feeling full pink? TRY A MIX WITH Soap & Glory’s LOVE AT FIRST BLUSH

I hope you liked this GRWM#4 I continue to do them because I love to share my beauty tips and make up looks – stay tuned for GRWM #5 Where I try out a new look – 60s daydream – white eyeliner and rosy cheeks are 2 key looks I haven’t tried since my early teens, so that should be fun 😉

Please recommend any good white (pencil or liquid liner) if you know of any and feel free to like and comment



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