Every month and every year there are new and exciting beauty trends. One day contouring is out, strobing is in, and the glorious lip-gloss trend of the early 2000’s has resurfaced. Beauty and fashion trends go around in circles, and that’s the beauty of them.
We all watched Megan Markle and Harry’s wedding on the television, and I was especially impressed with her understated and elegant look that has inspired a global ‘make-under’. In recent years the ‘Instagram makeup trend’ has gained a lot of popularity, and rightfully so. The perfectly sculpted brows, sharp liners, wispy eyelashes and perfect complexions are a work of art, but that’s the thing… Makeup is an art form, and our makeup is our medium.
There are so many trends, just as there are types of art, and each one is just as beautiful as the next.
I am quite enjoying the new ‘make-under’ trend, as I am getting rather bored of painting the same picture on my face. I was once told by a very successful makeup artist that ‘anyone can paint a daisy, and they can paint it whatever colour they like, but a true artist can paint any flower, any colour, with any medium. That’s what it takes to be a great makeup artist.’
If I am being honest, after years of layering the foundation, concealer and highlighter on, I am finding it difficult to keep things minimalistic. In fact, it took me a while to get used to using only a few products, and I was rather uncomfortable with it at the start. I have
managed to reduce my routine to taking only fifteen minutes and using a handful of products.
- I usually don’t prime my skin, and instead I ensure that I thoroughly moisturise it with my Your Good Skin daily moisturiser or the Kiko Milano Hydra Pro Glow.
- For foundation, I have been loving the Laura Mercier BB cream or the Kiko Milano Skin Tone foundation, and I usually apply that with my Beauty Blender
- If I really need concealer I will use my Collection 2000 Lasting Finish concealer or my Revlon concealer. However, recently I haven’t been putting any on because I think it can make the look a little too ‘perfect’.
- Next, I apply some Max Factor Crème blush, and I put that on with a duo-fibre stippling brush.
- I cream contour with my Sleek Contour Kit in light, and sometimes I will brighten my under eyes with the lighter shades.
- Then I set my under-eyes and oily areas with some Ben Nye loose translucent powder, and I use as little of this as possible as I prefer a glowy and natural look.
- Next, I sweep some bronzer on my face, and I blend the same shade into the crease of my eye to give a little definition. On the days I want my look to be more dramatic I will blend this under my eyes as well.
- Next, I curl my lashes and lightly apply some mascara to my top lashes, and for dramatic effect I will sometimes apply it to my bottom lashes as well.
- Lastly, I will apply some Gilded Honey highlight by Laura Geller and spray my face with some Fix + to set everything in place.
You should try this, consider it a challenge. Try to reduce your routine to as little products as possible, and then comment below how many products you used and how long it took.
Good luck xo