I'm 27 and I live in sunny Brisbane on the North East coast of Australia. I live with an amazing man, a huge music and make-up collection and a really ordinary stove that is the source of much disdain as I love to cook and bake.
I will be a fully qualified interior designer this year and I'm the best darn mature-age student you've ever seen!
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*I love the convenience (ie: excuse to be lazy) that Batiste Dry Shampoo affords me!
*I buy large packs of baby-wipes instead of over-priced specially formulated make-up removal wipes.
*With regards to Milia (also known as milk spots or oil seeds; benign, keratin-filled cysts that can appear just under the epidermis of the skin) I've only had them a few times. Someone I know told me they could be a sign I was using too much heavy duty eye cream near my eyes. Lo and behold when I stopped my use in that area they went away by themselves after a couple of months.
* I am a Rosehip oil addict. There, I said it! The difference between this and other so-called 'vices' that people become addicted to is that this lightweight, sensitive skin friendly, hydrating, full of anti-aging antioxidant oil makes skin soft and glowy and actually *gives back* to the person using it - unlike alcohol and cigarettes which take, take, take.
*For those who love the powerful colour of cream blush I recommend setting it with a powder blush in a similar shade. It’s also worth noting that cream blush is better suited to normal to dry skin, as it wears away faster due to oils on the skin. This also means it may not be the best option for summer, so either switch to a powder blush or layer it over your cream colour.
I have a tried and true make-up routine. It begins with cleansing with a good quality cream cleanser - I'm approaching 30 (four years to go, not that I'm counting :P) and we all know mature skin needs a little more TLC.
I then apply blush to the apples of my cheeks, gently sweeping it back toward my hairline. I apply an eye-shadow primer to my lids and apply eye-shadow + liquid eye-liner, then finish the eyes with a curling waterproof mascara.
A quick dust of powder to set the foundation and I'm ready to go out the door!
All of this generally takes between 20 and 30 minutes - depending on how much of a hurry I'm in.
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I have been told by various folks (some in various states of intoxication) that I resemble Liv Tyler. Personally, I think it was the fringe and dark hair. But hey, I'm not complaining!
This is my ultimate foundation - the one and only of its kind that I have been completely %110 satisfied with since first opening its little shell pack that fateful day.This powder based foundation goes on lightly with a handy-sponge applicator that fits under the colour shelf of the compact. It has an in-built mirror for easy touch-ups throughout the day.I find it gives a lovely even and smooth coverage over my t-zone and blends perfectly with my complexion. It covers imperfections with one swipe and gives a light minimal coverage look that lasts me all day.
I can thank my Mother for my naturally oily skin. Admittedly in 10 years I'll probably be singing her praises as a certain amount of natural oil tends to be help reduce wrinkles developing but let me tell you I wasn't praising anyone for my oil slick face as a teen!!Thankfully in my 20's I discovered MAC's Blot Powder in Medium - to match my skin tone.I apply this with a large fluffy brush over my t-zone whenever I feel that familiar 'shine' starting to develop. This powder goes on very sheer, allowing me to retain my light make-up look. It soaks up the extra oil in a flash and turns my nose from shiny to matte in seconds. I always carry this little baby in my purse. Also the mirror is a Godsend!
I have been a long-time convert to eyeshadow primer and have used Pop Beauty's Eye Magnet Primer for the last few years. This sheer skin-coloured paste goes on smoothly using the inbuilt click-brush-mechanism and it only needs a few seconds to dry and turn my usually oily and ready-to-crease eyelids into a smooth and matte foundation for my eye-shadow and liner. The formulation nourishes and protects my eyes with a dose of Vitamin E, and ensures my eye make-up stays on all day, without fail. I'm in love with this stuff and I have no idea how I ever survived without it. Viva la primer!
From within bottles, jars, compacts and tubes.*