Let's take a moment of silence to appreciate my brilliant photo editing skills above. Okay, maybe it's more like - we ought to take a moment of giggling to appreciate the horrendous but hilarious photo editing skills in the photo above. Guys, the lighting was awful and desperate times called for desperate measures. I ventured outside to film this video and take photographs today and surprisingly enough, the results were way better than my usual indoor attempts. Luckily enough for me, the weather was quite mild today and the wind worked in my favour, although I can't say the same for the lighting. For added entertainment, I recommend checking my Twitter page where I tweeted a photo of my 'filming set up'. Yet another example of desperate times calling for desperate measures.
Anyway, all this effort is for my current everyday makeup routine ! I haven't done one of these in ages since I find that as soon as I film it, I change my whole routine. My makeup routine changes so so often - practically on a monthly basis - and I go through a lot of phases of trying different makeup trends, I could ramble here for hours about the amount of crazy styles I have attempted so we may leave that aside until another time ! My current routine does not consist of an awful lot at all since I wasn't wearing concealer anymore already and then I didn't bother wearing eye shadow - which was beginning to stress me out - during a few busy mornings and now it's just easier and way quicker to forget it, although I probably will begin experimenting with eye shadow again in September when I don't procrastinate on getting ready !
Eyeliner is the first step in my makeup routine. Using the thin side of the Essence 2in1 eyeliner pen, I apply a very light line on my upper lash line and then I wing it out, using the thick side. I then line my waterline using an Elizabeth Arden eye pencil in black-brown and I use the same pencil on my inner corners. It took me a good month or two to figure out how to achieve the look I wanted but I'm pretty sure that I have it almost ideal now and I really feel that it gives my eyes a lovely shape. On a side note, I regularly mess up all aspects of eyeliner, thanks to my lack of coordination ! I finished off my eye makeup with the Maybelline Great Lash mascara, although I sometimes skip this step. After this, I used the No7 Pressed Powder in Translucent so that my face didn't resemble an oil refinery all day and combed my brows. I partially filled in my brows with a Catrice eyebrow pencil and combed out the excess with the comb at the opposite end of the pencil. Finally, I applied an Elizabeth Arden lip pencil in the shade Taupe as a base and outline all over my lips and then completed the look with the Elizabeth Arden lipstick in shade 38.
And on that note, I think we'll call it a day,