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Birthday Makeup Look



Hi everyone,

Like Christmas, birthdays are always a perfect time to do a little something special with your makeup and as mine is coming up this weekend I thought I would share with you guys the look that I will be wearing. I’m just going to Manchester with my boyfriend for a day of shopping, cocktails and some tea out so I didn’t want to go for anything too over the top, but still something more than I would wear on a normal day.


For this look I start by applying my MaxFactor FaceFinity primer followed by Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector. Nothing special here as I use these products constantly but I love how nice and glowing the skin perfector makes me feel. Next I apply the L’oréal True Match foundation (review here) using my Real Techniques Buffing Brush and build it up with a couple of layers to get the coverage that I want. Again, nothing new with the next couple of steps where I hide my under eye circles with Rimmel Wake Me Up concealer and cover any redness or blemishes with Estée Lauder Double Wear concealer. I'm still struggling with really bad skin at the moment as it's so dry in certain patches so it's been difficult to get an even finish. I'm certainly looking forward to the warmer months when hopefully it won't be so bad!

For my eye makeup, I wanted something a little sparkly but not too over the top. Firstly I apply Half Baked from the first Naked palette all over the lid to get a good base. Next I use Enchantment from the Tanya burr Hollywood palette. I have been using this eyeshadow so much recently and find the best way to apply it is by dabbing it on with my Sigma E55 brush. To add a bit of definition I then take the shade Bookworm from the same palette and blend this into the crease. As this is a look I will be wearing out and about in the day, I haven’t been applying eyeliner to the lid and instead I have just been using the Bourjois Khol and Contour eyeliner along my bottom lash line and smudging it out a little. Lashings of Lancôme Hypnôse Drama and Clinique Bottom Lash mascara complete the eye makeup for this look.

You do get quite a bit of fallout from the Tanya Burr eyeshadow so I use the Rimmel Lasting Finish powder with a MAC 150 brush to sweep any excess eyeshadow away and also set my makeup in place. Then I can move on to blusher and I have been using the original Urban Decay Naked Flushed palette. I really like the blusher in here as it gives a lovely, natural flush to the cheeks and the highlighter adds a gorgeous but subtle glow. For the lips I have been mixing it up a little but on my birthday I think I will opt for Dior Addict lipgloss in 257 Venus. I really need to add some more nude lipsticks to my collection so if you have any recommendations please let me know in the comments!

 Finally I fill in my eyebrows with the Benefit Brow Zings palette which I have gone back to recently after using Gimme Brow for ages now. The benefit of using this palette over the gel is that I can get a much more precise finish but I do often prefer the more natural look a gel gives.

And that is my finished birthday makeup look! I hope you have enjoyed this post and maybe got a couple of ideas to try out :)

Thanks for reading,

Hannah xx

14 comments:

  1. I absolutely love the Lancôme mascara, I've been using it for years now!
    This make-up look is beautiful, you look great girl!
    Happy early Birthday x

    Camy xx
    www.osiarah.com

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    1. Thank you, that's so nice of you to say :) I love the Lancôme mascara too, I just wish it wasn't so pricey! x

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  2. You look absolutely lovely, Hannah and the makeup is gorgeous! I should really use my Naked palette again, I've been enjoying all the ew palettes and have forgotten how much I love it.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. Thank you Shireen :) the Naked palette is definitely one of my faves but I still need to get the second and third ones, they have been on my wish list forever! x

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  3. I really like your eye-makeup here; great choice on using Half Baked and I love how subtle yet glamorous it is! :)

    aglassofice.com
    x

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    1. Thank you, I'm glad you like it :) half baked is definitely one of my favourite eyeshadows x

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  4. Lovely look! Happy Early Birthday! :)

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  5. Great post! Naked palette is on my wishlist for sooo long I really need to get it! I loved your look, so cute and simple.
    Have fun at your B-day :-)
    https://barbiegirl06.wordpress.com

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    1. Thank you :) I'm glad you like it. The Naked palette is so good, a little pricey but definitely worth it! x

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  6. I love this look so much, might have to re create it myself :) and Happy Birthday, hope you're having a lovely weekend :) x

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    1. Aw thank you, I'm glad you like it! :) you'll have to let me know if you do try it out. x

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