The other night I had a presentation (doesn’t that scream for glam makeup routine?) for a course I recently took which I mention in my post about getting into med school with an ABB offer, which you can read here.
For the evening we had to ‘dress to impress’ and for me, that goes hand in hand with full glam makeup. I’m seen wearing a floral dress from H&M in the photo below. I’m actually really happy with how my makeup turned out. If you’re interested about the products I used then read on!
So, to start off, a primer, and I used the Maybelline colour correcting primer. This gives a nice finish but, I feel that they don’t deliver what they promise. If you don’t mind about colour correcting and want your foundation to look smooth then this is the primer for you.
As I wait for the primer to sink in, I do my eye makeup, using the Huda New Nudes Palette. I use a matte pink shade in my crease then a pink pearl shade on my lid, topped with a glitter shade. I was trying to match my eye makeup to the flowers on my dress and I actually think it worked!
Then, for foundation, I used Estée Lauder Double Wear. Now this one is a shocker because I’ve said times and times again that I don’t get on with this foundation. Recently, I began shaving the peach fuzz from my face and this applies like a dream now! If you haven’t read a post of mine before when I spoke about it, I simply said that I was let down by this foundation. It looked too cakey but it seems now that it’s the peach fuzz that makes it seem so heavy. Now I love the finish on this foundation!
Maybelline fit me concealer is my go-to for under my eyes. It’s lightweight and doesn’t look heavy. I only ever apply concealer under my eyes when I do my makeup. Simply because I feel it’s the only place where I need extra coverage. My eye bags are honestly beyond a joke! Once they’re hidden, I set everything with the Kiko Milano powder foundation. This is honestly one of my favourite powders as it adds extra coverage and smooths everything out.
I then spray some rose water to make sure that nothing looks too powdery or cakey. While I wait for this to dry, I fill in my brows with Benefit Brow Zings. I use the powder rather than the wax. I don’t like my brows to look too unnatural, and the powder is dark enough for me anyway.
To finish my base, I contour using Hoola by Benefit. This is the only bronzer that I ever remember using. It’s the perfect shade for chiselling cheekbones or creating a bronze, sunkissed look. For blush, I used the Revolution blushing hearts in the shade candy queen of hearts. My holy grail blush! You get a gorgeous pink that adds a flush of colour and sheen to your cheekbones. I’m honestly in love with it! If I could recommend one product for you to ever buy, it’d be this one.
To finish off my cheeks, I add Mac Mineralize Skin Finish in the shade Soft and Gentle. This used to be a cult on YouTube, so I purchased this quite some years back. I still haven’t hit pan! It gives a phenomenal glow and it’s definitely my most intense/pigmented highlighter. This does hold a special place in my heart; it’s my first highlighter. Honestly, I do believe it’s as amazing as I’m saying! Definitely worth every penny!
After curling my lashes, I layer on the mascara to make my lashes as long as possible. Maybelline Lash Sensational helps me achieve this without making my lashes clump together. I personally dislike clumpy mascara and prefer a wand that will separate my lashes while giving them a lot of extra length.
Now, to finish off the whole look, I set my makeup using the Urban Decay De-Slick All Nighter Setting Spray. This really keeps my makeup locked in all night, and helps keep me matte. This is definitely a bonus because if I haven’t mentioned it enough previously, I have really oily skin! I really do recommend this setting spray. I haven’t found another spray that’s even as close to this, I feel like it’s an unbeatable product. The mist isn’t too heavy and it’s powers are unbelievably good!
So that’s how I did my makeup! I did attempt at false lashes but that failed horribly so we’ll pretend that never happened. Below, is a photo of my makeup a bit closer.
What look do you go for when you wear full glam makeup? Let me know in the comments below!