Match?

So Rihanna has launched her make-up range and we are absolutely loving it. The range of colours and the variety of products has got everyone super excited and I must admit I cant wait to try it out for myself.

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Fenty Beauty Foundation

But when shopping for a new beauty product what are some of the things that you look out for that tell you whether its going to be a ‘yes’ or a ‘no’. Apart from testing a product on the back of your hand and possibly trying it on how can you be sure that what you are getting is worth parting with your precious pounds?

It can be a game of trial and error with lots of artificial lighting at cosmetic booths and the lure of all these beautiful shades that feel right when you’re in the store. I’d say don’t rush it but rather ask for a sample (especially foundation and concealer) and test it at home or pop out of the store and take a look in the day light. By doing this you’ll quickly be able to spot if a colour is ashy for your skin or if the undertone is right for you.

From experience I’ve found that some of the foundation brands develop the darker shades of foundation with a very red/orange undertone that can be rather unflattering in daylight but looks great under artificial light, so do watch out for this.

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NARS Foundation

For eyeliners a test on the back of your hand is sufficient. A good eyeliner shouldn’t run when you draw a line on the back of your hand. Also wait for it to dry on your hand to see what the finished product will look like – is it really black or more of a dull grey?

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MAC Liquid Eyeliner

The same can be said of primers too, put a little on the back of your hand and rub in gently. Once dry, asses how it feels, is it too drying? Too glossy? Decide the make-up look you’d like to go for whether is matte or dewy and buy accordingly.

I hope this helps you when make-up shopping. If you have any questions please do feel free to ask in the comments section or via email fuschiasequins@gmail.com.

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Have a lovely day x

In which order?

When applying my make-up I used to get stuck on what I should apply first and wondered what the logical order was to apply the different products. Initially I’d begin by prepping my whole face, applying my primer, foundation and powder before starting my brows and eyes. I quickly learnt that this method wouldn’t work. I’m now settled with a routine that works for me and will share with you today 🙂 Here it goes…

  1. Prime the skin
  2. Fill in and define brows
  3. Prime eye lids, apply eyeshadow, eyeliner, mascara, false lashes
  4. Contour, cover up dark circles, spots
  5. Apply foundation
  6. Complete contour
  7. Apply finishing powders/sprays

I find that applying your products in this order also helps you to envisage the finished look much easier and helps you clean away any excess eyeshadow that can fall onto your cheeks during application.

I’d love to hear your suggestions and routines too.

Have a lovely day!

Claudia x