This is my current night time routine, I am constantly changing this, but these are some of my favourites and current products. Most of these products are cheaper items where you can buy most places, however I believe all these are worth the money.
Step 1- Eye makeup remover, I really only use this sometimes when I have been wearing lots of eye makeup. I use the Innoxa Super Sensitive Eye Makeup Remover which works really well and doesn’t irritate the eyes.
Step 2- Makeup wipes- I always remove my makeup with a wipe before I cleanse to get rid of most of the makeup. My favourite brand is the WotNot Natural Organic face wipes, as they remove makeup with ease and are great for my sensitive skin.Step 3- I follow up with a cleanser to remove any makeup and clean the face. I use either the Simple moisturising face wash or Neutrogena facial cleanser at the moment.
Step 4- Nivea 3-in-1 cleanser- this is a cleanser, face scrub and mask in one, I use it a few times a week to remove and dirt and to keep skin healthy.Step 5- Toner- I always tone after cleansing using the Simple Soothing Facial Toner, this is my favourite toner, it helps to clear up my skin quickly and is very soothing and refreshing on the face.
Step 6- I use the Clinique eye cream to reduce the bags, I also love it because it doesn’t irritate my sensitive eye area. This is one of my favourites and I’ve been using it for years.Step 7- My final step is moisturiser. My favourite is the Simple Light Moisturiser, this is also great in the mornings underneath my makeup.
So here in Australia November/October is the formal season. Everyone dresses up and celebrates leaving school together for the last time. For my makeup I had a nude lip and rose gold eye shadow look.
I started with the Savvy smooth finish primer. The foundation I used was the NYX Stay Matte but Not Flat foundation, I use a beauty blender to blend it in. Under my eyes, around my nose and on any blemishes I used the Maybelline Fit Me concealer. To bake under the eye I use the face of Australia translucent powder, also I use their pressed powder to set the rest of my face. To contour I used the Australis contouring and highlighting kit. The blush I used was from the Napoleon Perdis contour and highlight palette. For highlighter I used the Benefit beaming and the Physicians Formula highlighter.
Using the benefit world-famous neutrals palette, I took the colour thanks a latte and blended it into the crease. Using a smaller crease brush I took the colour ‘quick look busy’ and blended into the outer corner. Then using the Savvy eye shadow pencil in Crema, I applied it on the lid. To add more shimmer I put the art off makeup shimmer powder over it using a smaller eye brush. In the inner corners I applied some highlighter to brighten my eyes. I finished with false eyelashes.Now I can’t write a post about the formal without showing you my dress. My dress was from a local store which was only $105. It was bright red, strap less, with only some sleeves around the arm, it has a slight train at the. It was figure hugging with a slight fish tail shape. I had a sparkly black clutch and simple black heels. I did also my hair done in some loose waves.
Alright, let’s do this. I figured I’d share a bit about myself, my name is Emma and I live in Australia. I love photography, makeup and travelling. I couldn’t really decide what I wanted to make my blog about, so I thought I would combine everything. With my biggest passion being photography I wanted to be able to show the photos I take with others. I also love experimenting with makeup and beauty, to create different looks. A big part of my passion is travelling, it just gives me happiness and inspiration as it helps me discover who I am.
As I have just finished school and am trying to balance work life and my actual life, which has shown that adulting is a lot harder than it looks, this blog helps me keep track of what I love and to not give up on my dreams- as cheesy as that may sound.