Probably not the type of post you'd expect to see amongst my fashion week posts but I thought fashion week is as good a time as ever to share what were my go-to makeup products for the hectic period. For me it's all about being able to rush out the door, especially this season when everything seemed to be going wrong. I stuck to my fail-safe favourites which I knew would do the job over fashion week and withstand the wind and rain.
When it comes to the base for me I'm never too fussed, I didn't even wear foundation over fashion week. I think it's too much of a hassle and it's a step I really can't be bothered with. I only ever wear foundation when I'm going out out or filming and want that extra bit of coverage for photos. So I rely a lot on concealer and making sure it works well on my skin. Thankfully at the moment I don't have any major skin problems so I mainly had to conceal my under eye circles which are definitely out of hand! Fashion week took its toll on me and my sleep. I used the NARS creamy concealer in Vanilla over any problem areas and as my first under the eye concealer, followed by YSL Touche Éclat to brighten up under my eyes and a few other areas.
Again, lazy girl alert! Eyeshadow was unbelievably simple, just a quick all over the lid shade from this cute little Clarins palette (would you even call it a palette? It's so small!) the shades are perfect every day shades and on a day with more time I do try - emphasis on the try - to create a subtle smoky brown eye but fashion week just wasn't the time to be fussing around with different eyeshadow combinations, at least for a novice like me anyway.
I struggle so much with finding a mascara that really works for my lashes and for fashion week I went for an elongating combo, the Soap & Glory Thick and Fast over Maybelline's Lash Sensational I forgot how much I loved this Maybelline mascara (so worth the hype!) and I've recently been reaching for this Soap & Glory mascara over any other, it's not one I'd heard about but I'm pleasantly surprised and it goes without saying that I start by using an eyelash curler.
I then focus on brows mostly, I have quite full brows - thank goodness they're in right now otherwise I'd be faced with a hard time! I put a lot of focus on brows to make sure they appear evenly filled and to do that I love using this MUA eyebrow quad, it has everything I need in one but I mostly go for the dark brown powder to fill in the more sparse areas of my brows, mostly towards the outer corner and then define my brow shape a little more. To set everything in place I just use the gel that comes in the quad, it's well-loved as I'm sure you can tell, but I haven't found anything I love just as much so please leave me some of your recommendations! I also use the Eylure Brow Luminizer which helps define the brow shape (it works much better than the shades in the quad as I find even the lighter shades to be a bit darker than I'd like for highlighting around the area) I use the matte shade for my brows and the shimmery end for the inner corner of my eye.
My go-to bronzer was from Topshop, a cool muted brown which is easily blendible and therefore perfect for fashion week (I'd hate to have an orange looking bronzer or harsh lines). For blush I used a Body Shop colour, a really pretty peachy pink which gives off a natural looking colour to the cheeks. Followed by my favourite highlighter quad from Sleek Makeup, alternating between the yellow and pink shimmers.
The only product I varied was lipstick, on Day 1 I chose MUA's fawn fancy, a really pretty brown colour which is the perfect dark nude. The colour in the bullet can look quite daunting but trust me, on the lips it looks gorgeous - a ridiculously affordable shade if you're after achieving the ultimate Kylie Jenner lips. Day 2 and 3 I went for a matte liquid lipstick from Sleek Makeup, in the shade Birthday Suit - again an amazing nude for every day wear.
Pretty much my every day (or three day) face during London Fashion Week.