I imagine everyone has a standard makeup routine for every time they wear makeup. For me, it's cleansing with micellar water, moisturise, prime, base (foundation, concealer, powder), brows, eyeshadow, eyeliner, mascara, contour, blush, highlight then lipstick. You know the drill, I know the drill. It takes me 20 minutes and I'm done. But what about the days when you want a change?
Today I tried something different. I used The Body Shop's Insta Blur and All In One BB Cream in 01. Aside from the fact this is a lot lower coverage than I'm used to, I applied two coats to up the coverage a little. Big mistake. Since the formula of the BB cream adapts to your skin tone, the second coat made my face more tanned so my chest and face were two completely different colours. What I did gain from that is to feel a little more confident in my skin and that if I want to fake tan and still have some coverup I can use this instead. Perfect holiday product!
For my eyebrows I used a Rimmel eyebrow gel. It looked right when I first swatched it but it is a little too dark for me. If I had bought a lighter shade it would be perfect. I brushed it out a little and it looked okay.
I decided to go back to my most trusted brand for palettes - Makeup Revolution. For my eyes I applied the palest shade of the Romantic Smoked Palette (post) then went in with the two most purple shades. I never usually wear purple but blended it all out and it actually looked quite nice. I added the palest shade all over the top too, to add a bit of shimmer and my eyes looked a lot more open than usual. I finished off my eyes with Benefit's They're Real Mascara which I have a love/hate relationship with. The formula is wetter than usual and I've not used to a comb-brush hybrid type applicator! This post compares multiple mascaras so you know what I mean.
I then used the Golden Sugar palette and mixed a few of the blushes together and applied to the apples of my cheeks which is also something I'm not used to - not on my "cheeks" in small circles. I used the palette to contour too - mixing the shades together gives me a colour that matches my skin tone and hair colour better.
I finished off the look with Julianne's Nude from the L'oreal lipstick range that is currently out. Okay, I'll admit this is pretty similar to Mac's Hot Gossip - but I went for a drugstore lipstick instead and I really do need to let go of Mac for a little bit and make use for the rest of my lipstick collection.
Have you ever decided to mix up your makeup? Maybe use those products that have been used twice and left in a drawer? Let me know if you try it out.