Our Christmas "party" happened just last Thursday, it was just a low key meal at a carvery, it was the kind of day where I wasn't sure I would even make it for a few different reasons. I had about ten minutes to try and transform my face into something a little less miserable which brings me to this post. Here are the products I used on my face, a lot of these I am using for the first time so you will hear about my first impressions of everything as well. In the end, it was good fun and I am glad I went. I would love to hear about your Christmas events in the comments as well, please share.
ORIGINAL BEAUTY BLENDER (£16)
RCMA NO COLOUR POWDER (£10)
BENEFIT THEY'RE REAL MASCARA (£19.50)
Quite a simple look really, I used the mattes from the Huda Beauty palette on the eyes. I have been reaching for them so often lately, they're just easy to use, soft and blend effortlessly. As for my first impressions the LA Girl Pro Coverage HD foundation is quite good coverage, a tad wet-feeling so I definitely set it well with the RCMA powder. I love this powder but I find that it doesn't set my smile lines very well. With this powder I always notice cakiness and distinct separation where my smile lines are which I have never experienced before. Is it age or is my skin just drier? If any of you know what is up with that please share your knowledge with me in the comments.
The star of this show is the beauty blender. It was my FIRST TIME using this popular tool and I have to say I wasn't loving it at all. I am not getting the hype on this so far, but will persevere with using it for the rest of the week to see if I can get the hang of it a bit more before reviewing properly. It just takes ages. The dabbing is so repetitive and I find I have to use more foundation to get the coverage I want. Need to spend some time playing around with this as I watch Nikkie Tutorials blend her concealer away with a beauty blender in 3 seconds and for me it took almost 3 minutes. I do like it for pressing powder into the skin, but so far I much prefer using the Miracle Complexion sponge from Real Techniques. It is much faster as you can swipe with this firmer and flat-edged sponge whereas the beauty blender has to be dabbed/pounced onto the skin. I also think the RT sponge is quite a bit bigger so covers a larger area, again this helps with time. A flat top kabuki brush is still the fastest, most flawless method for me. I don't notice a significant difference in the finish the beauty blender provides either, but I will continue testing it out with more foundations next week.
That's a wrap on this post, I wish my Christmas makeup was more exciting and that I had the skill to deliver a kickass, bow-down-bitches selfie of my makeup, but photos make me so uncomfortable. I am going to try hard to get over that in 2017 but for now I hope my poor flat lays will suffice. To all you flat lay queens out there, I don't know how you do it. Sometimes, I really don't know why I am a beauty blogger, I seem to lack most of the basic requirements like taking good photos and being organised. Hope you're all having an awesome weekend, it's Christmas in days now! Take care.
What was your go-to Christmas party makeup this year?