17 January 2016

January Make Up Rut



Everyone else is getting into a fitness routine in January and then there's me,  abandoning my fitness routine in favour of a new kind of routine....a make up routine! (insert laughing face emoji here!)

November and December saw me trying to rotate all my beauty products so I was using them all a bit more often (you will recall my Snapchats on a Sunday running through what eyeshadow I was going to use that week) but I eventually got bored of all that (far too much effort and thought involved!) and since 1st January this is pretty much what I've been slapping on my face every. damn. day. 

And do you know what? I kinda like it that way!

The time it takes me to do my make up every morning has almost halved (less faffing!) leaving me with ten more minutes to binge watch Tijan Serena  YouTube videos (you'd think I'd have better things to do with my time wouldn't you?!) 

Oh and another thing I've discovered this year - I look marginally better when I don't look directly at the camera!..... 





So a quick run down of what I'm wearing...


  • NIOD Photography Fluid - Stacey (Expat Make Up Addict) kindly bought this for Laura , Laura and myself when I was over in Dubai and I have to say, I've used it every day since and I'm addicted.  It's wonderful stuff (Laura has done a full review here if you're interested) Link 

  • Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation in No.5 (better match for my skin now I have a slight tan from Dubai) Loving this a lot more than when I originally used it, I'm putting this down to the change in the UK weather.  I'm actually a big fan now!  Fickle much?! Link 

  • Naked Skin Concealer in Light Neutral - I've raved about this before and I still love it.  If you haven't tried it yet. Get it. Immediately! Link

  • Tom Ford Bronzer in 'Gold Dust' housed in new case these days (mine is from last year) nevertheless a good bronzer, I've almost finished mine - probably wouldn't repurchase, it isn't ground breaking for the price. Link 

  • Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in 'Mood Exposure' - I love this, I've worn it on my cheeks pretty much all Winter and it's almost finished - perfect colour with a hint of highlight. Link 

  • Kevyn Aucoin The Celestial Powder in ' Candlelight' - cult highlighter and rightly so, it's perfect for daytime because it's not too 'in yer face'! Link

  • Soap and Glory Archery 2-in-1 Brow Filling Pencil and Brush - wow, that's a mouthful isn't it? I got this when my Anastasia Brow Wiz ran out and I have to say, apart from the colour selection, there isn't a lot of difference! I wear it in 'Hot Chocolate' - Link 

  • Nars Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base - my eyeshadow will not last a whole day unless I use this.  This is my 3rd tube.  I love it! Link 

  • MAC Macnificent Me Palette - every combination I've tried from this palette has been a winner.  For the Winter months, before I warm my eye makeup up a bit, this is pretty much perfect! I don't think you can get it now though sadly because it was limited edition but MAC should be able to sort you out with some similar colours if you ask! 

  • Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Mascara - I've just reviewed this mascara on a separate post and it's phenomenal. Read more here. I doubt I'll ever buy a different mascara again! Link

  • MAC Eyeliner in 'Coffee' - an oldie but a goodie, when black is just a bit too 'harsh' this is what I turn to. Link 

  • MAC Lip Liner in 'Soar' one of Kylie Jenner's favoured liners, works perfectly with the KVD :) Link 

  • Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in 'Lolita' I got this in Dubai and I have worn it every day since. I am obsessed. Link 

And that's that! 

I've made a promise to myself that in February I will pick up where I left off with my 'fitness' routine but until then I'm more than happy with this make up 'rut' as an alternative! (and sitting on the sofa watching Netflix!)

Hope you've all had a good weekend :) 

Lis x  






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