Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Great 'Everyday Face' tutorial from Georgia Fowler

I'm not one to look at makeup vids (waaay too many to keep up with and I'm too time poor!) but a make-up artist friend showed me THIS, and it's a goodie. I love Kiwi model Georgia Fowler and this vid is a really easy guide to a fresh, 'every day' face, shot for Harpers Bazaar. Basically, it is moisturise, conceal, bit of highlighter, lip balm on lips and lids. And you're good to go! Love the simplicity.
I'm fairly limited by budget for my products so can't use the likes of La Mer, as Georgia does, but the foundation of good skin definitely begins with a good moisturizer. She also recommends French cult brand Embryolisse, which is a lot more affordable. I think a great highlighter like YSL's Touche Éclat that she uses is a worthwhile investment, but I use 2 cheaper concealers - Revlon's Radiant Youth FX Fill & Blur Concealer (if you have those annoying fine lines) and Nude by Nature's velvety smooth Flawless Concealer which is cruelty free and made from natural ingredients - bonus. Georgia uses Tom Ford Shade and Illuminate Palette for a blush/contour and highlighting. I use a cheaper option, Nude by Nature's Highlight Palette - the champagne on brow, cheek bones and Cupid's Bow (as Georgia recommends), bronze as a contour and the rose-gold as blush. Or if I'm in a rush I just whack on a bit of the Nude by Nature Touch of Glow in Champagne, the highlight stick version. Then you just need some nice natural lips.
Nude by Nature Flawless Concealer and Touch of Glow stick
Georgia mixes up her picks with some drugstore buys however, such as Maybelline Great Lash. I'm not a fan of Great Lash as it seems quite thin in consistency and I can't seem to get a decent layer of thickness. I am a Maybelline mascara fan though - love the Colossal Lash range and The Falsies. I haven't seen Anastasia Beverley Hills's pomade brows here in NZ - try Revlon's Colourstay Brow Crayon. So easy it goes on as a wax and turns to powder. Georgia uses Nuxe Ultra Nourishing Lip Balm or Jillian Dempsey Lid Tint in Dew/Rosee. I can't go past Benefit's Benetint lip tint and I love the new Revlon Kiss Balms, in coconut or cherry. And of course as Georgia uses, Pawpaw ointment/balm is a cheaper alternative to Nuxe and great for everything - lips, dry spots, lid gloss. It's a great product!
"My beauty routine is pretty simple. I have a new serum which I really like; it penetrates a little deeper into your skin. Embryolissse Moisturizer goes under makeup really well, and you can apply it really thick, like more of a mask, or just use a thin layer. A lot of makeup artists use it, too, which makes me think it's pretty good! The minute you put on dry foundation it makes you look a lot older and dull; I like being dewy and young. I love the Nuxe lip balm, another French brand. Pawpaw for if there's anything particularly dry. I love also using it as a makeup tool. I'll put some at the top of my cheekbones or on my eyelids for a bit of glow, and if your hands or your elbows or anything are dry, too, it's like an all in one. So generally I'll just put some concealer under my eyes, around my nose and then on any spot that I might have. I'll use a bronzer as a slight contour and also put it on my eyelids as a light shadow. Then just Boy Brow: I always try to brush my eyebrows up and fill them out a little bit. Then mascara and maybe a little bit of highlighter on your cupids bow. People forget about that spot, but it can really pop your lips out." A Day in the Life, Harper's Bazaar

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