MAKEUP for DULL/TIRED DAYS

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In my previous post, I mentioned getting back to daily routines, involving long days containing school and studies. On that occasion, I thought a simple makeup tutorial for those tired and dull days would be fitting.

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My dearest Camila recently became the ambassador for one of the shades for Maybelline's new Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation. Because of this, she was sent to Helsinki to test out the new Masterclass product line, which consists of concealers and primers to fight against everyday problems like dark circles and redness.

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This sounded quite intriguing, so I decided to try the products out. I was so happy about the products and heard so many good things about it that I thought I should share with you how I do my makeup on those days where sleep has been limited.

PART I: BASE

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Because I tend to get a little bit oily on my face, I always start of with moisturiser and primer. I'm using the Korres Greek Yoghurt Moisturising Primer (which I've talked about here ), and as the name implies, it both moisturises my face and primes, which is like killing two birds with one stone.

Next, because I struggle with some red spots on the cheeks, I dot a little bit of the Maybelline MasterCamo Color Correcting Pen in Green to neutralize the red areas. And furthermore, because I've slept so little I struggle with the cloud of darkness that is my soul underneath my eyes, I used the Maybelline MasterCamo Color Correcting Pen in Red to fight the dark circles. (NB! Don't use too much or you'll look like a those old-time low budget Asian ghosts)

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After priming and color correcting, I use my current favorite foundation, Make Up Forever Ultra HD, and blend it in with my beauty sponge from E.L.F.

When I've finished all these steps, I set everything with the Maybelline MasterFix Baking + Brightening Loose Powder, focusing especially on my trouble areas.

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Part II: Eyes & Brows

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The next part is my eye area.

I tend to start with the brows, but since I've been really lucky with quite full brows, I only lightly fill in bits here and there and set it with Maybelline Master Studio Brow Mascara.

Now for the fun part; my eyes.

I've talked about my eyes changing all the time and there's not really a lot of things that I can do about that, but I've learned to just go with the flow and work with what I have. I was at Camila's place and was so lucky to get to try out the new NAKED Heat Palette from Urban Decay, and I'm absolutely in love with the colours

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I start off with a base, this is important because it creates an easier canvas for you to work and blend on. For my tone, I found Ounce to work pretty well, and put this over the majority of my lid. Then I chose Cayenne as a middle-color and lightly put it on the middle of my lid, and blended it lightly outwards. Finally I used Ember as the darker crease-color, focusing mainly on the outer corner of my lid, and blended it lightly towards the middle.

I almost forgot my eyeliner, but I've already done a tutorial for this, which you can revisit here !

PART III: Finishing touches

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For the finishing touches, I used my new Becca Sunchaser Palette to contour and highlight. For the contour, I started at my hairline, under my cheekbones and lightly blended it in, following the hollowness under my cheekbones. Then I stroke a little bit of highlighter at the area a bit above my cheekbones. Then I lightly stroked the tip of my nose and on the cupid bow, right below my nose.

Lastly, I finished it all with my Inglot Lip Pencil which i've also talked about here.

Et Voilà!

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This is the finished look and the end of my first full makeup tutorial. I hope I could provide with some new information and if there's anything you're still wondering about, just let me know!

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Happy Saturday!

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