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  • Hello everybody!

  • Today I decided to do a makeup look.

  • Now normally when I film a makeup look,

  • I'll wait for my skin to look semi-okay.

  • We all know I have problematic skin at the best of times,

  • but when I feel like I'm having a good skin day is usually the day I will decide to sit down and do a makeup video.

  • So when I looked in the mirror this morning

  • and realised that today was not my lucky day

  • and my skin had blessed me with its lovely problematic ways,

  • I didn't want to film the video.

  • And then I had a little sit down with myself, and I thought,

  • No. I am going to film the video because

  • a) so many people have problematic skin

  • whether that is acne or a reaction or hormonal breakout

  • there are so many people across the world

  • who will be watching this

  • who will be having similar issues to me.

  • And I don't generally get very self conscious about my skin

  • because im aware that lots of other people

  • have skin issues too, but

  • I felt particularly self conscious today

  • and I wasn't going to do it,

  • and then I thought, I am going to do it because

  • this is what I would do

  • in order to cover up my skin today.

  • Like, this is me doing my makeup on a problematic skin day.

  • So this is the look I have done today.

  • I really hope you guys enjoy the video.

  • So the first thing I am going to do

  • in my *funny voice* big-back-bug bag of tricks

  • in my big bag of tricks,

  • is put on a little bit of the Elizabeth Arden 8-hour cream.

  • I have quite dry lips at the moment, so

  • this is the only thing that sorts that out, basically.

  • The taste and the smell of this always reminds me of going on holiday,

  • because I always put this on, on the plane.

  • Since I've already washed, prepped, primed, moisturised, etc. my skin

  • it is time to start with my foundation.

  • The foundation that I like to wear

  • when I'm having a bit of a troubled skin day, or week, or month,

  • is this, which is the Kat Von D Lock It Foundation.

  • This is 24-hour wear, full coverage, transfer resistant matte finish.

  • I've tried the classic Estee Lauder Double Wear,

  • but I personally don't get on with it as much as I know so many other people do.

  • So, once I tried this, this was a complete life saver for me,

  • because I feel like the coverage of this

  • is insane.

  • It's just what you need on days when you're

  • not feeling as, like, skin confident.

  • And I am using a Real Techniques Stippling brush

  • to apply that.

  • I think this foundation is a smidgen on the light side for me, as you can see.

  • I mean it matches my neck, to be fair

  • but I generally like to be a little darker on the face

  • so I am going to bronze it up, don't worry.

  • As you can see, that's one pump.

  • I've still got so much on my hand. That was, like, half a pump of that foundation.

  • It's really great.

  • I'm going to just put a tiny bit more

  • on, like, the areas where I think I need it a bit more.

  • Next, I have a selection of concealers.

  • I haven't actually decided which ones I'm going to use yet.

  • I have two more of the Kat Von D concealers.

  • I also have the Urban Decay Naked Concealer,

  • which is great. It's really, like, full coverage,

  • perfect for, kind of, more spotty days.

  • And also this for under my eyes,

  • and I'm not going to lie, I have something in my eye right now.

  • I feel like these might be slightly too... light,

  • but let's try this one.

  • I'm just going to put a little bit of it on the back of my hand.

  • Yeah, that's quite light.

  • And then using this, which is one of my all time favourite Real Techniques brushes.

  • This is the setting brush. I don't use it for setting,

  • I use it for concealer.

  • Rebel.

  • And I'm just going to dip that on the concealer.

  • When I have some, like, problem areas,

  • I like to put concealer on the back of my hand,

  • because I feel like dipping it on your face

  • and then putting it back in the tube

  • is probably not the best for your skin,

  • so I make sure I have as clean brushes as possible,

  • this one was fully clean, that my makeup's as clean as possible,

  • that my skin is as clean as possible, that my hands are as clean as possible,

  • and, that you're not putting product straight from the tube onto your face.

  • It does make a lot of difference.

  • Also, changing your pillow cases.

  • So, I'm just going to pop this on

  • some areas, like around my nose.

  • Okay, I'm just going to put a tiny bit more on the back

  • of my hand, and I'm going to mix it with a little bit

  • of the Urban Decay Naked Concealer, because that's slightly darker in shade

  • And then blend them on my chin.

  • My chin is always my main problem area.

  • Basically,

  • my chin... hates me.

  • And I hate it. *chuckles*

  • Okay, I'm happy with that. I'm just gonna do a tiny bit more.

  • Okay. There we go.

  • Now I'm going to pop this Bobbi Brown corrector

  • under my eyes, and I feel like it's fine to do this if it's under your eyes.

  • That's not where my spots are, so...

  • just gonna dab that...

  • under here.

  • My makeup artist uses this on me at shoots,

  • and every time she uses it, I'm like,

  • 'Ugh, I need to order that.' So I ordered it.

  • It's really great.

  • Now I'm gonna do a little bit of Lasting Perfection Concealer.

  • I do definitely feel like

  • when my skin is a bit more problematic,

  • I take a bit more time to...

  • make sure the base is perfect before doing anything else on top.

  • 'Cause you can't build a house without the foundations.

  • And you can't...

  • do your makeup...

  • without a good foundation.

  • Okay.

  • Well,

  • I'm well and truly...

  • concealed.

  • Conceal, don't feel.

  • I am using the Makeup Forever

  • Ultra HD Microfinishing Loose Powder.

  • I don't want too much of this, because I feel like...

  • when my skin's like this, I like to feel kind of dewy. You know?

  • Whoa.

  • Whoa, it's like...

  • going everywhere.

  • This is the Real Techniques point XXXL.

  • That's a lot of Xs.

  • It's the softest brush

  • I have ever felt.

  • And I love it.

  • I feel like the most important areas

  • are the ones where you know your makeup's gonna come off first, so for me, again,

  • it's my trusty chin. *chuckles*

  • Me and my chin need to learn how to get along, I think.

  • 'Cause this ain't workin'.

  • There we go. Okay, so we're powdered. Next thing...

  • I tend to do...

  • is my contour.

  • So this is my favourite Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Palette.

  • And the one that I like to use is this one in the middle, it's kind of like a...

  • good in-between shade from the other two.

  • And I'm gonna use...

  • this brush, which is a Sigma Soft Blend Concealer Brush.

  • which I'm gonna use for contour.

  • What would you do if I just left it like that?

  • And then you're good.

  • I like this look.

  • Then you wanna blend it. *chuckles*

  • 'Cause as much as we love a chiseled cheekbone,

  • it's much better blended than not blended.

  • Now I'm gonna do a bit of bronzer.

  • I'm going to use this one, which is the Marc Jacobs...

  • I always forget what it's called. Marc Jacobs

  • Tantric 102, which is, like, my favourite matte bronzer right now.

  • Still. Love it.

  • And I'm gonna swirl my big...

  • XXL brush in it.

  • Give it a bit of a shake, 'cause there's a lot of product on there.

  • And then I'm just gonna sweep it.

  • What did I decide for blusher? Ooh.

  • Yes. I'm gonna use this, which is the Hourglass...

  • Incandescent Electra Lighting Blush.

  • And I am using my Charlotte Tillbury Powder and Sculpt Brush.

  • I'm just gonna...

  • pop a bit of that on there.

  • Give it a little tap off.

  • And just pop some of that on the apples of my cheeks, and bring it up.

  • Now because this already sort of has highlight in it,

  • I don't feel like I need to do...

  • much more with the highlight, but I am gonna just add a tiny bit,

  • because this highlight's really beautiful. And it is the Becca

  • Moonstone Highlight. No, this is Opal.

  • And I'm gonna pop a little bit of that in there,

  • tap it off,

  • Ooh, look at that.

  • If you're a little bit scared of putting highlighter over any

  • spots you've covered, or, like, bumps, or anything,

  • because sometimes the highlighter can, like, accentuate it,

  • then I would just skip that part if I was you.

  • I for certain- for certain?

  • I certainly wouldn't be putting highlight on my chin, which is where my problem area tends to be anyway,

  • so my cheeks for me are fine to put highlight onto,

  • but I know that some people can get a bit scared of highlight,

  • um, when it's over bumps that they've got,

  • because it does sort of accentuate it, but do you know what?

  • I just think highlight's pretty nonetheless.

  • What else do I need to do here?

  • I wanted to keep my eyes fairly simple.

  • So I'm gonna use the Charlotte Tillbury,

  • uh, Colour Chameleon Bronzed Garnet Pencil.

  • I love these pencils so much.

  • If you want to do very quick, easy eyes,

  • you need these pencils. They are fab.

  • So I'm just gonna draw that on my eyelid.

  • And it doesn't matter if it looks terrifying now,

  • because it will look fine when you've blended it.

  • Wow.

  • And I'm just gonna do a tiny bit underneath.

  • Can you actually imagine if I left it like this?

  • 217 brush. I am now going to blend this. A lot.

  • Now I'm gonna do my eyebrows,

  • because I always feel like your eyes look crazy...

  • without having done your brows, and your brows look crazy without having done your eyes.

  • so I'm gonna do it halfway before being finished with my eyes.

  • Um, I'm using the New Look Shape & Define Kit.

  • Which actually comes with tiny tweezers,

  • and a tiny little brow comb, which is quite cute.

  • And I'm also using my MAC 266 Angled Brush. And I'm gonna just dip...

  • a little bit in all of them.

  • This is actually a wax,

  • so I might do the powder first and then do a bit of wax on top. But...

  • my brow colour is somewhere between these two, so I just...

  • kind of dip it in both.

  • And then I'm just lightly filling in...

  • any of the really, like, obvious brow gaps that I have.

  • 'Cause even though I've been trying to grow my brows for, like, two years now,

  • they always like to grow down here,

  • but never where I need them to grow.

  • But isn't that just the eyebrow way?

  • One brow done.

  • One brow not done.

  • Okay. There we go.

  • And then I have this really cute little

  • Delilah Brow Shape Defining Brow Gel,

  • which I just want to run through...

  • Just so they stay in the right place.

  • Back to my eyes. Okay.

  • I'm just gonna add a little bit of definition to the overall, like, shadowing.

  • So I'm just gonna put a slightly lighter colour in the inner corner.

  • And that colour is going to be this one, which is called Vermeer.

  • It's like a very light, kind of pinky colour.

  • And where's my brush gone?

  • Gonna just use the same brush, and I'm just gonna blend a tiny bit of that, just to give a bit of

  • light to the inner corner.

  • Wowza. That actually does make a huge difference.

  • And I'm just gonna just use this dark brown matte shade, just to blend in the crease.

  • And there we go.

  • Now I'm gonna do...

  • my...

  • *growly noise*

  • that was my stomach.

  • Now I'm gonna do my liquid liner. This is