Sunday, September 14, 2014


Hello you lovely lot! I'm Kate and I blog at Big thanks to Stacey and Gemma for letting me guest post at Expat Make-Up Addict.
 I decided to throw together a little face of the day type post - I slapped a little make up on my face today just incase I had to venture out of the house. For me, this is actually a really minimal look with no eyeshadow or liner. I like to call this my 'sunday face' as it literally takes 5 minutes to apply.
I start with a little coverage in the form of Bourjois 123 Perfect CC Cream which is probably the only BB/CC/DD cream I like. I find the whole concept a little gimmicky but for me, this one is just a good light-coverage foundation that tones down any blotchy, redness in my
face. I like to apply this with my elf Powder Brush which is my go-to for foundation. It buffs and blends within seconds.
On the concealer front, I popped a little L'Oreal True Match under my eyes and on any blemishes. This is a very lightweight consistency and blends into the skin well. I don't find this creases on me at all. The only downside is that it's definitely a little too yellow toned on me.
My eyebrow game remains the same as it is all day'eryday - Anastasia Beverley Hills Brow Wiz in Taupe. If you're into your brows then you need to get on the ABH wagon. It has a really waxy texture that fills the brows in with ease and leaves a natural finish. The spooley is really handy too!
On my eyes, I left it super minimal with a few coats of my current favourite mascara, Bourjois Volume 1 Seconde* which adds a good amount of volume and length. It's a really good layering mascara and doesn't go clumpy at all.
I finished off the skin with some bronzer because I definitely need some colour in my cheeks. Today I went for theBalm Cosmetics Bahama Mama which is probably my darkest bronzer. That's not to say it's to be avoided, oh no - it's really pigmented but a little sweep across the cheekbones and forehead really warms the complexion and adds shape.
For a pop of colour on my cheeks I added some NARS 413 BLKR Blush* which is a bright rosy pink. This one is extremely pigmented and I've found a little too much heavy handedness can result in a blusher-overload. NARS blushes are top-notch all round.
Finally, for my lips I brought out my Illamasqua Lipstick in Fable. This is a matte baby pink that I wear over lip balm, the reason for this is that the lipstick is very matte and leans towards the chalky side of the spectrum. By adding the lip balm, the lipstick is not only more
comfortable but it's slightly glossier which gives a much more natural finish.
What are your weekend staples?
Love, Kate xo
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