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My every day makeup

7 Oct
Hello hello!

After the excitement of yesterday I’ve come back down to more steady ground. Kind of. It’s a bit of a mess trying to get this all finalised. I guess it’s not just like we are buying a pair of shoes. It’s a little but bigger than that.

I thought I would share my everyday makeup routine with you all because I love seeing everyone else do their stuff. As I’m still very novice to all of this, I don’t actually have any brushes or fancy tools. I have my fingers and toilet paper to clean up any of the messes. I am going to do a but of research into brushes and see what I can afford πŸ™‚

Every morning I shower, use my Olay cleanser that I mentioned in an . I tone with my Nateo Young toner and moisturise with My tinted SPF15 Dove moisturiser. I don’t use concealer or foundation unless I am going somewhere a bit special – the tint in the moisturiser evens out my skin tone enough and helps dull my redness. Once all that slightly boring stuff is done I get onto the makeup.

I find that greens and browns and colours on the darker side of the spectrum work best with my skin tone. I found this little cheeky pallet for $3 from a cheapy shop when I was in desperate need of something a bit new. I’m not super picky when it comes to brand, as long as it does what it is supposed to, that is my main priority.

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So I generally start off with number 1 on this pallet which is an army green sort of colour in the outer corner of my lid. I usually use my index finger to work it into the crease.
Then I get number 2 and work it in the middle third of my lid. I blend it in with the outer corner.
Once it move onto number three a wipe it across my eye from the inner corner to just before the end of the outer corner.
Last, I use number 4 right in the inner part of my eye so it gets a little bit of gold on the top and under my eye. I use my pinky finger for this one.

After I do my eyeshadow I go onto the liquid eyeliner. The skill in which I recently mastered! Yay! If I can get it super thin on my upper lash line, that is how it stays. If I happen to flinch and my brush moves a little then my line is a bit thicker. Today it was a little thicker, I had a super crazy urge to sneeze.

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Once I’m happy with my liquid eyeliner I move onto pencil liner. Once upon a time I would just use black eyeshadow on my lower water line but I moved on from that stage of my life. Also, it’s kind of hard to do the upper water line with powder. I am also at a stage where I like to only line a third of my lower water line. So that is my next step…

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I line the lower water line about a third of the way across and also just under the water line. Once I do that I smudge the liner a little bit with my ring finger. I line the upper water line the whole way across.

So the process is nearly over. I already have quite long eye lashes but I like to define them a little. I don’t curl or anything, I just whack a little bit of mascara on. One thing I do with mascara is that I start right from the base of my lash, it fills in any of the gaps my liner missed.

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Once this is all done I add a little bit of 5 from the eyeshadow pallet underneath my eyebrow, down the middle of my nose and the little bit in the middle of my upper lip. I don’t do this every day though, maybe once or twice a week.
My finishing touch is my new favorite gloss, Apocalips in Celestial. It is such a pretty colour.

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So that is it! It takes me around 5 minutes to do this in the morning before work or uni. I find that by applying my moisturiser all over my face and finishing on my eyes, it works almost like a base. It doesn’t crease or fade that much πŸ™‚

Okay, so that is it for today.

Love Matilde xx

I totally forgot to add the final look on me. Oops! Lucky I don’t have a million followers who would notice πŸ™‚
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Skincare Routine

22 Sep
Hello hello!

According to all the timeline pictures I have seen for weddings, now is the time I’m suppose to go hard into my Skincare routine. My only problem with this is that I’m ridiculous at remembering to do things daily.

Take this blog for example, I am hoping this will teach me routine – to make sure I post something as often as I can! Tablets are the worst, I think I have only ever once successfully taken the full course of antibiotics and by successfully I mean, I forgot to take them some days.. Maybe the motivation of not having a giant pimple smack bang in the middle of my forehead on my wedding day will be a strong enough cause to remember to keep my face clean daily. I hope so.

A little while ago I went to Myer to try and find a good Skincare range and ended up with Natio‘s young range.

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My skin is usually pretty good but it only makes sense that as I’ve been experimenting with different makeup I should probably give it a good clean.

I did make one mistake though, and probably a really crucial mistake.. I walked out of the shop, got home and realised that instead of cleanser I had bought the ‘polish – Pore Unclogging Face Scrub’ which is only used twice a week. I decided to go to my favourite cheapy store Kmart and picked up a cleanser which I definitely need to change, and soon. I bought a cleanser called ‘botanics of australia’ with a lower case a on Australia. That should have been my first sign. I am pretty sure it doesn’t do anything. It doesn’t smell like anything either.

I have the toner as well, I know it sounds weird but I love seeing the grease that comes out of my face when I use the toner. I’m sure I’m not the only one that gets that weird feeling of satisfaction. I put a good amount on some cotton pads and stay away from my eyes.
I’ve been told I have combination skin. Some times it’s super oily but I don’t get too many pimples unless I eat a lot of junk. I have been desperately trying not to junk it up and I have been good. I never eat take out food, my weakness is chocolate and muesli bars. I digress.. So after I use my toner I immediately use moisturiser.

I don’t know about you but I feel like there are a lot of steps to clean your skin. I only do this in the morning, but should I be doing it at night as well?

Sometimes I think being a girl is hard, but I love it all the same.

Love Matilde xx