Friday, 27 March 2015

Quick + Simple Everyday Makeup Look

I haven't shared a makeup of the day with you all, in what feels like ages. So I thought today I would share a simple look that I've been wearing for college recently. I feel like I've been wearing this makeup for at least a month now, except for lipstick which I change up all the time. For me I like my makeup to be long lasting, have a decent amount of coverage, and not look too much whilst still complimenting my complexion and features. 

For my base I'm still religiously wearing my Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation, which honestly I can't imagine stopping using for a good while, or at least until I go for more tinted moisturiser type products in the summer. The coverage on this foundation is so good without looking cakey, and lasts all day long. For example I had to leave the house at five in the morning the other day, to go to London with my class and I didn't get back until around ten, and honestly there was still a decent amount of this product left on my face. 

For any extra coverage, which I usually don't bother with, I've been using my Wake Me Up Concealer from Rimmel, which is just a nice dewy concealer, which gives a good amount of coverage and doesn't cling to dry patches. For powder I've also been using my Rimmel Stay Matte Powder which I've recently gone back to after being left really unimpressed by the Benefit Stay Flawless Powder. 

When you're in a rush and like me prefer the more natural eyebrow look, I really recommend using a tinted eyebrow gel. Honestly I swear by these products and would generally rather leave the house without mascara on then not defining my brows. I'm currently on my second purchase of the Revlon Brow Fantasy Gel, which I really like, mainly because of the thin shape of the brush which makes shaping the brows seem effortless. 

For a good while I was really conscious about using my Naked 2 Palette, as it is my favourite eyeshadow product and not the cheapest either. This meant I would save it for nights out and special occasions. However the shade Tease, which is a matte light brown shade, is just the most perfect everyday, crease defining shadow, that I've currently been using it everyday in my crease and on the outer half of my lower lash line, to give my eyes some subtle definition. 

For my lashes I'm still using my Benefit They're Real Mascara, which is a personal favourite of mine. On my cheeks I've been applying a little of the Natural Collection Blush in Sweet Cheeks, which honestly I'm not sure if they still sell that shade, but it is one of my favourites and the formulas are so lovely and long lasting. 

And finally for lips, I always switch up my lip colour because this look is so simple that I can pick any lip colour I fancy and it will work quite nicely, even if I say so myself. I've currently been loving the shade Beige Trench from Bourjois which my sister bought me. It's a really cool toned shade that looks really off putting in the tube, but blotted lightly into the lips creates this really lovely, nude sheen, which I've been loving.

I hope this look has inspired your everyday makeup, I know how hard it can be to find a balance that makes you feel comfortable but not overdone. But just do what makes you happy and makes you feel good about yourself. Thanks so much for reading, comment below what makeup you're currently wearing on the daily x

Sunday, 15 March 2015

2 Lush Cleansers

From Left: Let The Good Times Roll // Herbalism
Today I wanted to make a quick note on my current cleansing duo from Lush. I've been trying simplify my skincare routine, in a bid to ease off on my blemish ridden skin and show it more care  rather then attacking it with 5 different products at night. Both of these cleansers have a more gritty texture, which acts a gentle exfoliant for my combination skin. This means I rarely opt for a second exfoliator, as these generally do the job well without irritating my skin.

I use Herbalism in the mornings, as a super fresh product to wake me and my skin up. I used to use this for my acne when I was in my early teens and I could never stand the smell. But Lush have definitely done something to the scent because it doesn't bother me at all anymore. The texture can be really strange at first but once you get used to it, it's fine and is actually quite nice I think. 

I use the Let The Good Times Roll cleanser at night, after I've used my Garnier Micellar Water to remove the majority of my makeup. I use this at night because it has a more buttery texture, which I think helps remove those last traces of makeup really well, I simply apply the product my face with gentle motions and leave it there for about 2 minutes before I rinse it off with water. I should also note that this cleanser smells amazing and just like buttery popcorn, so yes a definitely selling point for me.

Overall I don't know the exact effects of these cleansers on their own, but I have to say my skin has been in much better condition recently, and has been a lot clearer. I've also been using my Aveeno moisturiser in case you're wondering. I've just noticed such a difference with my skin now that I'm using more simple products on it.

What skincare products are you currently using in your skincare routine?

Saturday, 14 March 2015

Something New.

Today I have a little update for you all. As you may have noticed I haven't been blogging much on Emmihearts and that is mainly because I've had a lot of coursework to do for college, which of course I have to put first. I've also had a chest infection for over a month now which has just made me feel like death to be honest and I've just had no energy. When I created this blog nearly two years ago (wow though that is crazy), I solely intended Emmihearts to be a place for all things beauty and honestly I really have no motivation to write about makeup, skincare etc anymore. 

Because of this I've made a new blog called Emily + Her Camera, to write about photography and art that interests me, share tips and also share my own photography work there. I've already posted some content over there, so be sure to check it out if that kind of thing interests you, however although it does sound like I'm leaving Emmihearts behind, I don't plan to. Through blogging here, I've spoken to and interacted with people I never normally would have the opportunity to, and I am so grateful for your support and comments you've left me in the past two years, so thank you so much. 

My new intention with this blog is to post little snippets of my life, and share anything lifestyle and maybe beauty related that's making me happy. My coursework is going to ease off after this month, so my blogging will definitely get more to the pace it has been in the past. So yes I'm not abandoning this place, just starting fresh with my content. 

Thanks for all your continued support x

Emily + Her Camera