My Makeup Routine

My makeup routine

Today, I’ll be discussing my current makeup routine… If you don’t care, and this isn’t your thing – just skip past!

Read my previous post here.

If the constant lockdowns have been good for anything, it’s strengthening my makeup game. Do you know how long I’ve spent practicing!?

Let’s get into my makeup routine…

I begin each application by cleansing and toning, for this I use Kiehl’s. This brand actually cured my teenage acne. It will forever hold a special, skincare-shaped space in my heart!

Serum and moisturiser? I use The Body Shop’s Vitamin C range. The serum doubles up as a primer, which I love. This range really wakes me up in the morning!

Eye-makeup? I used a mixture of Too Faced’s Natural Eyes pallet and Iconic London’s Nice To Naughty pallet. I started with the smoky black eyeshadow on my eyebrows, buffing it in with a spoolie – and then went on to create a ombré gold/pink glitter tone on my eyelid. For mascara, I used Benefit’s They’re Real. I applied the eyeshadows with the eyeshadow applicator.

Face? I started with Bourjois’ Healthy Mix concealer and set it all with Laura Mercier’s loose powder. I then went in with Charlotte Tilbury’s Hollywood Contour Wand on the cheekbones, before applying the Cloud Paint by Glossier and Cover FX’s Custom Enhancer Drops to highlight. All of this was applied with a beauty blender, I don’t use brushes.

Here, I was closing my eyes because: God’s Grace is blinding

Lips? Christian Dior’s Diorific lipstick.

Finally, I finished the look off with MAC’s shimmery Prep & Prime spray ‘cause everything that glitters is gold!

[I mainly wrote this so I can drop the word ‘spoolie’ in there, I love it so much]

Before you *don’t* ask, nope this isn’t sponsored, I actually spent my life-savings on all products mentioned… I figured it’s cheaper to look a strong 7 out of 10 than it is to afford a mortgage in the current climate! Tell me I’m wrong?! Plus, all the products featured are long-lasting.

If you’ve successfully made it to the end of this post without falling asleep, congratulations you’ve won absolutely nothing! C’mon, guys – I’m not Ellen de Generes, I don’t have six figure $ cheques coming out my ears…

… or do I? 🤔😂

Anyway, thanks for reading. Bye! ✨

Motives Liquid Powder Mineral Foundation by Loren Ridinger

motives foundation

If you’re looking for a mineral foundation that’s liquid but dries matte, Motives Liquid Powder foundation by Loren Ridinger might just be the one for you!

I’m very picky with foundations, I buy a lot of them but hardly ever stick to any… 🙈

My favourite foundation for the longest time was Cargo Cosmetics’ HD Picture Perfect. However, now that I have Motives, I don’t look back…

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Tell me more about the Motives Cosmetics brand

Motives Cosmetics was founded in 2008 by Loren Ridinger, a multi-faceted entrepreneur and influential figure for women empowerment.

Owned by parent company, Market America, Motives Cosmetics is a luxury cosmetics brand created with everyone, on any budget, in mind.

Loren’s purpose was to create high-quality, custom-formulated cosmetics that enhance true beauty while helping to nourish the skin.

If you want a comparison: Motives is sort of like Avon in a sense that you can become a brand representative. But, also Rodial (which has an affordable skincare and cosmetics sister company called ‘Nip + Fab’)

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My favourite thing about the Motives foundation

There are a lot of things that I like about this foundation…

🌟 The fact that it’s made of minerals, is natural and doesn’t irritate my skin.

🌟 The way it sits (& feels) on my skin…

🌟 The look of it! It’s not cakey and doesn’t look like I’m wearing a mask.

🌟 I’m also obsessed with how although it dries matte, a natural glow still shines through.

🌟 The fact that it has SPF 15 in it… There’s literally no reason for to me to apply sunscreen separately!

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The best way to wear the Motives foundation

I’d start by cleansing, moisturising and then rubbing a primer into your skin before applying this foundation.

When applying, I prefer using a brush, but you’re welcome to use a beauty-blender or hands. If you use a brush too, remember to clean it regularly!

In terms of primer, I’d recommend the Motives one. It’s nice and silicone-y, giving your foundation a smooth base – literally gliding on. Honestly, these two products go together like a match made in heaven!

My final step would be applying a setting spray, again I went with Motives’ one.

As an acne and blemishes sufferer, I prefer No More Shine. However, there’s also 10-Years Younger to choose from!

Setting spray is important at the best of times, but even more-so now, for avoiding the transfer of makeup to our masks… Although, having said that, makeup probably isn’t the best idea when we have to wear masks outside anyway!

Are you searching for tips on how to cure lockdown acne? I gotchu!

Have you tried this foundation – or are looking to? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!

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