Hope you're all well! I know it's been a little while but since moving house into our first flat in November, it just feels like I literally haven't had a minute. I also started a new job in November too (the same week I moved house, I might add) and as much of a lovely experience both of those have been, I just haven't been in the right head space to do anything for a very long time. It's safe to say that my mental health quickly and quite furiously took a grip of me.
These days, I'm A LOT more active on my Instagram and try to post as regularly as I can on there. I just love Instagram, it's so addictive.
Anyway, I tried a new makeup look yesterday after watching a new video from Dani Mansutti on YouTube and thought I would give it a try with similar products I had at home since I didn't have any of the products Dani used. I posted the look on my Instagram @the.hannah.louise yesterday and I can honestly say I was overwhelmed by the response and support I got from posting.
I'm by no means a huge influencer on instagram but for me got around 50 likes or so which for me, is a big deal. With that being said, I thought it'd be lovely to show you all how to create this look yourselves as I really enjoyed this makeup more than I thought I would.
This is my recreation of Dani's makeup and I have to say I'm actually in love with it so let's get into the step by step tutorial.
So, for foundation, I used NYX HD Studio Photogenic foundation in Soft Beige and I actually mixed it with a £1 primark foundation in ivory to lighten the foundation a little to suit my skin tone a little more - I bought soft beige thinking it would suit me for some strange reason and obviously it doesn't BUT I really love the formula of this NYX foundation so I'm definitely gonna have to buy it in my actual shade as soon as I can.
For eyebrows, I'm currently using the Freedom brow pomade in Auburn. I tend to flit between this one and the NYX one but the pomade's last me months so I absolutely love using them. They are definitely long wearing and waterproof which is a bonus too (I think they're waterproof cos my brows have never washed off in the rain). I struggle to do the faded brow so I just fill mine in like above and block brows actually seem to suit me I think only because I get SO many compliments on my eyebrows on a daily basis.
After eyebrows, I set my face with the Rimmel London translucent powder. I have to mattify my face all the time because I have oily/combination skin and without setting my entire face, I'm afraid my makeup would just melt so setting for me is a must.
Once I had set the face, I moved onto eyes. Dani used a brown eyeliner pencil to line her eyelid before smoking/blending it out with her finger. I wanted a very subtle, matte brown eyeliner pencil to do this so used my Marc Jacobs matte gel highliner pencil in (Earth) Quake and used a pencil brush to blend/smoke it out.
Next thing that Dani did was used a peach eye shadow to add more definition to her eyes. I didn't have a warm peach shadow which was similar to the one Dani used in her video so I used Cayenne from the naked heat palette with the brush in the palette to apply and blend up and outward.
For lashes, I used my Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara. Dani didn't apply false lashes in her video but I personally can't do my makeup without applying lashes so I wanted them to be quite fluttery so applied my Eye Candy lashes in the style 005.
After eyes, I moved onto the face. I find that I haven't actually found a bronzer that suits my super pale skin so at the moment, I'm actually using a Max Factor Creme Puff pressed powder in the shade "Medium Beige" to contour with, it's just light enough to add a little bit of warmth to my skin before bronzing up the skin a bit more with the Makeup Revolution Vivid Baked bronzer in the shade "Ready to Go". I actually quite like shimmery bronzers/blush's a lot more than matte ones as I find it adds a little something extra to the skin.
To highlight, I wanted something a tad extra. Dani used a almost white/pearl highlighter from Ciaté but since I don't own anything by Ciaté or have a white pearlised highlighter, I used the next best thing I had which was pink/pearl highlighters from Freedom. I have 2 of them so I mixed the shades "Diffused" and "Brighten" to create my own blinding highlight. I have to say, the Ciaté highlighter that Dani used was absolutely stunning so I will have to be purchasing that when I can.
Finally for lips, I don't have a single liquid lipstick shade which is remotely close to what Dani used to the most neutral/subtle nude lip that I had was the NYX liquid suede in the shade "Soft Spoken". It's such a beautiful nude lip and one of my favourite nude brown's that I owned so that was my dupe.
Once completed, I used the Rimmel London #Insta Fix + Go primer and setting spray to keep everything in place and lasting all day.
I really hope that you like this step by step tutorial and would love to see your recreation's too if you give this makeup look a try! A full product break down will be posted below. Until next time, mwaahh! x
NYX HD studio photogenic foundation - Soft Beige
Rimmel London Stay Matte Pressed Powder - Translucent
Max Factor Creme Puff pressed powder (for contour) - Medium Beige
Makeup Revolution vivid Baked Bronzer - Ready to Go
Freedom Pro Highlight - Diffused and Brighten (layered)
EYEBROWS - freedom brow pomade - auburn
Urban decay naked heat - cayenne
Marc Jacobs matte gel highliner - (Earth)quake
Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara
Eye Candy lengthening lashes - 005
NYX Liquid Suede - Soft Spoken