Thursday, 13 October 2016

The Birthday Makeup Menu


Birthday makeup look

| It's My Birthday Tomorrow & Here's What I'll Be Wearing On My Face! |


Twas the night before my birthday when all through the house not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse - Well, apart from my dog Piper of course ;-) The cake had been iced, the presents were wrapped. The birthday outfit was laid out, a pamper evening had took place. All that was left to do was to plan the birthday makeup menu.......


For my base, I'll be wearing my beloved Charlotte Tilbury Magic foundation. I try to save it for special occasions as it feels so luxurious and I don't want to take that special luxe feeling away from the foundation. But my birthday is the perfect excuse to wear it! Under my foundation I'll be wearing my usual primer: Mac Strobe Cream. I've said it before but I'll say it again; This acts as an amazing hydrating primer and prevents foundation from clinging to dry patches as well as providing the mother of all glow - Swoon! And lastly for my base products, I'll be using Mac Pro Longwear concealer {review} for both my spots and under the eyes. 


My first port of call for the eyes is my brand new Charlotte Tilbury 'Dolce Vita' palette. This was a little pre-birthday treat from myself - If you can't treat yo' self on your birthday, then when can you? *wink wink* - and this is actually my first CT eyeshadow quad. I'm seriously impressed so far as the quality is amazing and the pigmentation is brilliant. I'm going for a brown smokey eye look so a brown kohl liner from Maybelline is an essential! I'll be smudging that along my lash line and in my waterline too. I'll be finishing the eye look with one of my favourite mascaras: Maybelline Lash Sensational*. I was actually sent this to review along with another mascara so I'll be doing a post on the two very soon..... 

But back to the birthday makeup for now, and my last step for the eye area {would you include brows in the eye makeup category? I'm never sure!} is my Sleek Brow Kit. If you read my top 10 budget beauty buys post yesterday then you'll know how much I love this!


As I'm doing a subtle brown smokey eye, I've decided to go for a dramatic red lip - It is my birthday after all ;-) I also treated myself to a new Nars Matte Lip Pencil in the shade 'Cruella'. I'm obsessed with their matte lip pencils and anytime I'm in Brown Thomas I have a strong urge to buy more. I haven't worn it properly yet so I'm not sure how it wears throughout the day but my first impressions are good. Like all of the other matte lip pencils I've tried, the formula is incredible, they're easy to apply and the pigmentation is out of this world! To match the lip pencil I'll be using a cheap but cheerful red liner from Primark/Penneys.


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I'll see you tomorrow for a very special birthday post!

Love,
Cliona xx

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