I’m back and better than ever. And I mean that, literally. A lot has changed in my life since I last posted a blog post. I feel almost outrageous right now, like I’ve been gone for 9+ months and I have the audacity to return. That being said, I have given birth to a completely new person… myself. Hah, got you there.
A lot has changed, yes. But I don’t wanna reintroduce myself to my blog just yet with an update. I’ll post a blog on that some time later. Right now is the time to discuss the matters of the face.
This blog post is all about how to get a casual glam makeup look on a drugstore budget. If you’re looking for luxury products.. this student cannot provide you with that.. just yet.
A Casual Glam with Drugstore Makeup Products
I decided to call this casual glam because it is not fully glam, but not just a casual, regular face beat. It’s not something I would wear everyday. Being honest, concealer, eyebrows, mascara and lip gloss do me for a regular makeup day nowadays. Sometimes without concealer if I’m feeling adventurous. So let’s get started.
Before I do my face, I always cleanse with micellar water and moisturise. And before makeup even touches my face for a casual glam look, I give it a good spritz with this hydrating prime and care spray from Catrice. I like anything with the word hydrating because I have the driest skin ever. I have seen a difference when I don’t wear this, and my makeup truly doesn’t last as long as it would if I would apply this.
I do foundation first before everything. I find it kind of weird to do eyebrows before your foundation because when I apply foundation it just messes up my eyebrows or something? I don’t know, this is just easier for me. Anyways, after the primer, this applies nicely with a beauty blender.
I literally cannot say or type the word concealer anymore without saying it in Laura Lee’s voice.. conceelur. If you know, you know. Anyways, I go hard with concealing. I use the Sleek Cream Contour Kit in the shade Dark 097 and the Rimmel Match Perfection concealer in True Beige 050. I use the top shades of the Sleek palette for highlighting my face and the Rimmel concealer for a base concealer.
This part is pretty self explanatory. One thing I will say is that I will definitely be purchasing a more luxury powder, but I find this just does the job for me. It makes the face nice and matte, and really that’s all I need.
After the powder, I move onto the eyes. I use the powder as a base to blend in any eyeshadow I’m applying. I usually use the ‘Be Crazy About’ palette by Obsession, who is a brand I’ve never heard about until I bought this palette. I never go heavy on the eyes if it’s just for everyday glam. I take the shade ‘Ardour’ which is like a peachy, pink eyeshadow. I just apply that all over my upper eyelid. Easy.
I’ve always been obsessed with black kohl eyeliner. It just does something to the eyes, makes it look more sultry. I use the Rimmel London Ultimate Waterproof Kohl. I really like this liner because it’s so blunt and thick that it’ll last for long.
This is the Maybelline Great Lash Mascara, It’s quite black, and I’ve had it for a good while. I also think the bottle it’s packaged in is cute, probably because it’s pink. I don’t think there’s anything that special about it, it just does the job.
This is the Carter Beauty ‘Blaze’ highlight palette, I got this a few weeks ago and so far so good. It’s not top of the range or anything but it does give me that glow that I need so I’m not complaining. The bottom right hand corner is the highlight I usually use.
I like doing an glossy ombré lip usually, so I take the Rimmel London ‘Stay Matte’ liquid lip colour in the shade 731 Scandalous, and apply that all over the lip. It’s like a warm brown, and I love brown on the lips. After that, I grab ‘Matte Me’ by Sleek Makeup in the shade Feels 1169, which is more a nude pink tone. These are both great for an ombré lip combo. To get a glossy lip, I apply the ‘Shine, Shine, Shine’ lipgloss from Essence.
And that concludes my guide to a casual glam look!