Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Glam Day GRWM ft. Some New Things

This is a bit of a spontaneous but I really enjoyed writing my last tutorial and so I thought I would do another. A few of these products were actually brand new so it is also a little first impressions. I would call this look a daytime glam as it is quite a dark, brown smokey eye with super glossy lips and lots of bronzer.
I started off with my eyebrows and began to fill them in with an Elf Brow Pencil in Taupe. This was brand new and it was my first time using it, and it worked pretty well. It made my eyebrows look a little bolder but still looking super natural at the same time. Since it was brand new, it lacked a little pigment but I think as I get through to the creamy part of the pencil, it might work a little better. Since I wanted my eyebrows a little bolder, I went in with the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Pomade in Taupe and just applied that through my eyebrows. This just strengthened up my brows which I wanted since I new my eye shadow was going to be a little bolder.
Onto eyes, I primed them with the Hard Candy Glamoflauge Concealer and just cleaned up my brows as well. I just blended this out with my fingers and waited for it to get a little tacky. For my eye shadow I used the Nip+Fab Eye Shadow Palette in Sculpted which I will be doing a whole post on but this was my first time using it. I used the matte, white shade to set the primer and began in the crease with some light, matte browns. I then built up some darker shades into the outer corner until I was happy with the look. Then on my lid I used the top right shade which is a beautiful, shimmery brown with gold reflects. This looked amazing with the outer corner and so to finish it off, I applied some more of that matte white onto my inner corner and brow bone. I skipped the eyeliner and went straight in with mascara and an old favourite, the Maybelline Colossal Go Extreme Mascara. This just opened up my eyes and helped add to the dramatic eyes.
Onto the face, I primed with the Nivea Men Post Shave Balm and just blended that all over my face. I have been testing out some colour correcting products lately and so I used the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in Green. I applied this to any red areas of my face which is usually my chin and cheeks. This just helps to neutralise the redness and this concealer does a great job as it is not too heavy. I am then mixing two foundations together just to get the perfect colour, the Rimmel Match Perfection and the L'Oreal True Match foundation. This combination is super lovely as it offers great coverage while leaving a super dewy finish. With the colour corrector underneath the foundation, it makes my whole face look a lot more even. For concealer and highlighting my under eyes, I am using the LA Girl Pro Conceal in Porcelain, which is my current favourite at the moment as it is super full coverage but not so heavy that it makes my under eyes crease.
I then set my under eyes straight away with the Anastasia Beverly Hills Powder in Vanilla and Banana which is the perfect duo for me as it is super brightening while preventing my concealer from moving. Just to lightly set the rest of my face, I used the Rimmel Stay Matte and just dusted that over my face with a fluffy brush. This powder works great because it prevents me from getting oily on my t-zone but lets the foundation underneath still look luminous. For bronzer, I am using the Mac Mineralize Skin Finish in Medium/Dark which is actually a pressed powder but because it is in a darker shade to my skin tone, it makes a great bronzer. The powder blends so beautifully on the skin but it is a little orange which is what I have to be careful of when I apply it. Keeping the blush and highlight super basic with some favourites, the Kiko Provocative Pink Blush and the Mary Loo Manizer by TheBalm. You all know how much I love these two products so I will not dwell on them for too long.
For lips, I lined them in with the Misslyn Lip Liner in Rosewood which is becoming a new favourite. The colour is super perfect for every nude lip and it makes my lipstick/lip gloss on top last longer. My gloss of choice was the Stila Lip Glaze in Peach which, like the name suggests, a beautiful peach shade. This combo is so perfect for spring and summer as it is super fresh looking and slightly colourful.

What is your current go-to makeup?
Grace xx


  1. The Mary Lou manizer is one of my favorite highlighters! Love the look x

    Beauty From Katie

  2. YOU LOOK STUNNINGG!! I'm going to have to try this myself xo

  3. Love this look! you look so gorgeous!
    Jen, Velvet Spring. x

  4. I was contemplating picking up some of the LA girl concealers! For summer, I've been mainly going with a tinted eye cream and concealer to cover my dark circles, and then cream/liquid highlighter and brighter lipsticks generally :) x

    Velvet Blush

    1. I wish I could be brave enough to pull off a bright lip!xx