Thursday, May 17, 2012

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Beauty. I got asked by a reader if I would do a post on make-up, and the types of products that I use, so I thought I would expand a little on my beauty regime. It may not appear so, but I have incredibly sensitive skin. It wasn't until my mid to late teens that I began to develop eczema and dermatitis, which makes my skin quite sensitive to a number of products. A couple of years back, a friend asked me to be a bridesmaid for her wedding, and of course with that comes getting your make up done. While the make-up artist was confident that the foundation and products she was putting on my face were dermatalogically tested, I ended up breaking out and getting a mild rash for the week following the wedding, so as you can tell, I have to be incredibly careful about the types of products that I use. I generally avoid most creamy skin products, and I remain loyal to the products that I do use.

In the mornings I wash my face with an exfoilating scrub, I like St Ives, and then in the evenings I use an oil-free Neutrogena make-up remover and water to clean my face. I think it probably helps that I drink a LOT of water, and the majority of my diet is filled with fresh fruit and vegetables. Going to the gym fairly reguarly, on average three to four times a week, I prefer to keep my make-up light on those days, mostly out of convenience.

Currently my make-up bag is filled with a heap of MAC products, as I stocked up when I was in the US as it was considerably cheaper over there, although I am always open to trying out new brands. I generally will sweep my face and neck with bronzer, followed by some highlighter on my cheeks. For my eyes, I like to use a shimmery creamy coloured shadow in the corners, and underneath my eyes, to brighten them up a little, then I generally will sweep some darker shadows in the corners. I love a thick eyeliner across the eyelid, and have become incredibly fond of using MAC fluidliner, although I will say it does take a little getting used to. If I'm going out, I will use a kohl pencil in the bottom outside corners to darken them up a little, with a colour that complements or matches the eyeshadow I have on. This is followed by mascara. I for one love Lancome for mascaras, and I also have a great dark brown one from Clinique.

So there you have it. My routine is pretty simple, and I tend to like to accentuate my eyes. I avoid products like toners, or anything with too many chemicals in it as I don't like the idea of putting that on my skin. Oh, and I'll add that occasionally I'll wear a little bit of lippie to, but it's still a rather new thing to me and is quite often forgotten.

 

26 comments:

  1. Great make up kit. I love Lancome mascaras, too.
    Have a nice day
    xx

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  2. MAC - ideal! Super!




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  3. Yep, very similar to me, except change MAC for Chanel, ha ha. And I usually use foundation too because my skin is so uneven :/ But in the summer I think I will be okay because I get a little tan and that helps
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  4. ahaha. similar to my cosmetic-bag!

    Polly with love
    follow)

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  5. amazing!! LOVE IT :)

    xx

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  6. Hi dear, thanks for stopping by. You have a lovely blog! I also have to worry about products for sensitive skin, mineral makeup is quite a good option. A huge MAC fan, nothing beats their shadows and powders.

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  7. Its crazy how much makeup people use O_o

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  8. OMG!
    I want all of them!
    ^^

    ♥ sugarpuff ♥
    Pinkie Anggia
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  9. Enjoyed reading your blog and following you. Keep in touch okay.

    silvia
    www.poisepolish.com

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  10. Oh, those eye shadows are in my taste! :-)

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  11. I love the colour of your makeup brush - gorgeous! <3

    x
    Lost in the Haze: a Fashion Photography Blog

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  12. I have sensitive skin too, it especially sucks in winter as the cold wind dries my skin out.

    Its great once you find a brand that works for you and you can trust that everything from them will work. I have fallen for Aesop recently because their products are so nourishing and gentle. Now I just have to find a makeup brand that doesn't dry my skin out! Maybe will give Mac a try too?

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  13. You have so much mac products..I am so jealous!

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  15. Drinking a lot of water is definitely the key to good skin! Also, coconut oil is a fabulous makeup remover

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  16. I'm a big MAC fan too. I got a chanel eyeshadow palette and havent even used it.. I prefer chanel foundation though, but i love the back to mac system with the empty foundations - free lipstick cant say no x

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  17. Love MAC products. Love your site, too!

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  18. I love every single one of these products, they're quality. Thanks for the lovely comment! xxxx

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  19. We have a similar set of MAC products. I have really sensitive skin so I try not to do too much to upset it - I am a big fan of BioTherm for skincare and then MAC for makeup. I also really like Models Prefer from Priceline. I was apprehensive but their formulations are very similar to MAC and their eyeliner pen in carbon is the easiest thing ever for one with slightly unsteady hands.

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  20. Thanks for sharing your beauty regime. I haven't ever used Mac really but this last few months I've treated myself to several of their lipsticks - maybe because I haven't been buying many new clothes so have splurged on makeup!
    I've noticed myself becoming more allergic to makeup and skin products in the last 12 months (not with a rash but with itchy eyes and stuffy nose) so I have had to throw out some creams and foundations - so annoying!

    Sadie xx

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