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Sunday 16 June 2013

My "No Makeup" Makeup Routine

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My No Makeup Makeup Routine Face Products Dr Jart Water Fuse Beauty Balm Benefit Porefessional Stila Angel Light Bourjois Cream Blusher Healthy Glow Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer Belle-amie
My No Makeup Makeup Routine  Eyes And lips Products Urban Decay Naked Basics Soap And Glory Thick And Fast Revlon Lip Butter Berry Smoothie Belle-amie
My No Makeup Makeup Routine Look Belle-amie
I am wearing THIS dress, I promise haha!
Hello everyone, long time no talk! Well, I haven't posted in a few days but it feels like forever! I wanted to start quickly with something completely off topic of today's post. In a few weeks time I will be going on holiday for a week, so I thought it would be a great time to let some of you guest post on my blog. I'm looking for a few beauty or fashion bloggers to write any post they like (as long as it is beauty/ fashion related) so that my blog doesn't look so bare whilst I'm away - plus it's a great way for people to find new blogs to read! If you have some free time on your hands and would like to be a guest poster, please feel free to email me ( to discuss all the details! Anyway, on to today's post..

So as we come into the Summer months, I like to change up my makeup routine a little bit. On hot days or when my skin is behaving a little better, I like to do a minimal makeup look so that my skin can breathe and I'm not uncomfortable wearing a full face of makeup. I like to call this is my "no makeup" makeup routine as the end result is very natural and glowy looking; as if I wasn't wearing makeup!

Benefit The Porefessional | LINK
Whether I'm doing a full face of makeup or my minimal look, I always prime my face first. I've recently been reaching for my Benefit The Porefessional and I'm absolutely loving it! When I first tried this I didn't really see what the big deal was, but after trying it a couple weeks ago I noticed how smooth my skin looked after applying my makeup. I apply this with my fingers and concentrate it on my forehead, nose and chin as this is where I need it most and then blend it out on the rest of my face. It leaves my skin feeling soft and ready for the next step!

Dr Jart+ Water Fuse Beauty Balm | LINK
Before trying this BB cream, I was completely against the whole idea of them! I hated the one by Garnier and really didn't get along with the Maybelline one, I found that they were far too orange for my skin. However, the Dr Jart Water Fuse Beauty Balm has completely changed my opinion on BB creams as this is the nicest one I've tried! It looks like a normal foundation shade and it matches my skin colour so well. Plus, the satin finish is lovely, definitely a lot nicer then the greasy, oily finish I get from other BB creams. I apply this with my Real Techniques Buffing Brush and I find a little goes a very long way! It feels light on the skin but gives a lovely coverage and with SPF 25, this is a Summer staple!

Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer in 1 Fair | LINK
I'm pretty sure everyone has heard about this concealer and I for one love it! I feel like I never need to find a new concealer again as this has every thing I need covered (excuse the pun). I have the Lasting Perfection Concealer in shade 1 Fair and find this perfect for applying under my eyes to cover any darkness and discolouration. I also apply it around my nose and chin to even out any redness. As I do this makeup routine when my skin is pretty much clear, I don't need apply this to any blemishes, so this helps keep my makeup lighter and more natural looking. I simply apply this with my fingers and then blend out with my Real Techniques Buffing Brush.

Bourjois Cream Blush in 02 Healthy Glow | LINK
Cream blushers are perfect for the warmer months as they're much lighter on the skin and look very natural. I've been loving my Bourjois Cream Blush in Healthy Glow as it does pretty much what it says, gives my cheeks a healthy glow! I'm really in to my orange blushers at the moment and I find the formula and pigmentation of this blusher is perfect. I apply this to the apples of my cheeks with my Real Techniques Stippling brush and then blend it out towards my temples. This way it gives a really natural and glowy finish.

Stila Angel Light Powder Foundation in Shade B
During the hotter months, I know that some people hate to wear powder on their face as it can get patchy and uncomfortable in the heat. However, I find it essential to wear at least a small amount of powder to help decrease the shine on my face. The Stila Angel Light Powder Foundation offers light coverage and a SPF of 26 so is perfect for the Summer months when you really need to protect your skin! I apply this with my Body Shop Face & Body brush and I concentrate it on my nose and chin.

Urban Decay Naked Basics* [Review] | LINK
I featured this little palette in my last monthly favourites post and I talked about how much I've been loving doing a simple eye look with a bolder lip. The Urban Decay Naked Basics palette is perfect at creating a simple, natural eye look that doesn't look or feel heavy in the warmer months. I apply Walk Of Shame all over my lid with my Urban Decay Flat Shader brush. I then work a bit of Naked 2 and Faint into my crease and outer corner with my Prestige Shadow brush. For the inner corner and brow highlight I use Venus with my Real Techniques Detailer brush which is perfect for applying small amounts of eye shadow. Finally I use a tiny bit of Crave on the tip of my flat shader brush to create a shadow liner, just to make my lashes look fuller.

Soap & Glory Thick & Fast Mascara in Superjet Black [Review] | LINK
Next up I use my favourite mascara which is Soap & Glory's Thick & Fast Mascara. I find that with just one coat, your lashes look much longer and have a nice amount of volume to them. I like this finish with this makeup look as it doesn't make your eye makeup look heavy and your lashes still look natural. I find this mascara doesn't smudge or wear off on warmer days and I think this is a perfect makeup product for all year round!

Revlon Lip Butter in Berry Smoothie [Review] | LINK
Finally, I find Revlon's Lip Butters are the perfect lip products for minimal makeup looks as they're so moisturising and give your lips a hint colour. The shade I reach the most for is Berry Smoothie which is a natural berry pink that would suit any skin tone. For me, it's a "your lips but better" shade which is why it works so well in this makeup routine!

So these are the products I like to use to achieve a "no makeup" look that is perfect for Summer or days when I don't feel like wearing a load of makeup. I hope you enjoyed this post and please do remember that if you'd like to be guest poster, simply send me a email!

 What products do you use for a minimal makeup look?
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  1. I was thinking of doing a post/video for this kind of look. You look really lovely.

  2. Love the colour of the Revlon Lip Butter xx

  3. Love this, you look really nice:) x

  4. Really want to try the Dr Jart BB Cream! Great post x

  5. Great routine, the Revlon Lip Butter in Berry Smoothie is very pretty on you!

  6. Beautiful :) Love the Naked Basics palette too. xx

  7. I am loving that mascara at the moment! One tube thats for ages.

    You look really pretty, really like the idea of this post too :)

    Charlotte - x

  8. I've been doing the no-makeup-makeup thing lately too!! Summer just brings out the 'natural' in all of us I think ;)


  9. Love it! You look flawless x

  10. Very natural and pretty :)

  11. I love the collection concealer! I've been wanting to try the bourjois blushers for ages now but I'm still not sure :\

    Belinda | fashioncrossing xo

    1. The Bourjois blusher is very nice and has great pigmentation, I just don't think they're worth £7.99! £5.99 would have been a much better price, especially considering the size, it's tiny! xx

  12. I really love the lips! I really should try some of these as they sound fantastic! haha xx

  13. you look lovely!
    i've never seen the appeal of BB creams, but i know a lot of people really like them. i'll have to give one a try!
    bethanylu xxx

  14. Very subtle and perfect for summer! xx

  15. a lovely look for summer for sure! I also love using the Dr Jart+ BB Cream & the Naked Basics Palette for those simple days. x

  16. I need the naked basic palette, it's amazing from what I hear and I need it! x

  17. You look so lovely!

  18. Lovely post!
    You look really pretty! Xx

  19. I love the Revlon Lip Butter. And you look great with this makeup look. When I'm in a ruush and go for the 'no make up' look. I usually just do foundation+powder and blush.

    P.S. Followed you on GFC and Bloglovin'! I hope we can be blog buddies. :)

  20. you look lovely I really want to try the dr jart heard such good things! xx

  21. I've had a similar relationships with BB creams, I've hated every single one I've tried! I may have to give this one a go though as I really do want to find one that I like xx

    1. This is definitely the nicest BB cream I've tried and I've heard a lot of other people really like it too! Definitely worth trying if you're looking for one :) xx

  22. I love the lip butters!!!! The Dr. Jart is pretty great too!


  23. I went into Boots when the Bourjois cream blushes first came out intending to buy, but was put of by the tiny size for not so tiny price! Lovely products :)

    PS- I know you have follow my previous blog, pillar-boxpost, however I have since deleted that one and started again (pillarbox-post, I know very new;)) and would love if you could check it out once I've had chance to post! I'm trying to take this one more seriously, and try to stay up to date with it! I'll be blogging about beauty, fashion, food, lifestyle, books, fitness (anything really!), etc. I'd love if I could get to 1 year like you celebrated a few days ago! I check your blog almost everyday as you as so organised with it, it is a great one to look up to! Rachel xxx

    1. I know, I was shocked at at how small they was when I first saw them! I bought it in the Superdrug 3 for 2 a while back, which made it technically free so it didn't bother me that much. Thank you lovely, I'm glad you like my blog :) I'll definitely come check out your new blog! xx

  24. What a lovely look, very natural! I tagged you in the Rainbow Tag. I hope you have a great day!

    Townhouse Palette

  25. Great post, I love all those products!!

    Maddy @

  26. Love the look of the new cream blushes! definitely going to get my mitts on some of those soon :)

    Imogen - A rendezvous with you

  27. Helloooooooo gorgeous! This is basically my exact 'no make up' routine, too! Naked Basics is just too, too fantastic of a palette and creating really natural looks!

    - Jess
    The Mod Mermaid

  28. Aw I love this look, so pretty! I love all of the products you're using, too. :)

    Emily x


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