Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Amy's Makeover | Everyday Mummy Makeup

If you follow me on Twitter (which you really should by way) you may recall that a few days ago I went to give my lovely friend Amy a makeover/make-up lesson. With two little ones at home, she needed a look that was easy to apply, gave a pulled together, wide awake look and wouldn't take more than 5-10 minutes in the mornings. Below is the finished result (forgot that all important "before" photo - damn it) and how we achieved it.
First Comparison Products Used:
  • Bare Minerals Foundation on the left, Rimmel Match Perfection on the right
  • Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer on the left, Rimmel Wake Me Up on the right (under the eyes)
  • Benefit Throbb blush on the left, Rimmel Stay Blushed in 'Pop of Pink' on the right
Looking at Amy's skin and colouring, we preferred the Rimmel Match Perfection foundation and the Wake Me Up concealer, but the Benefit Throbb blush.

Other Products Used: 
  • Benefit High Beam
  • Rimmel Bronzer in 'Sun Glow'
  • Rimmel ScandelEyes Shadow Stick in '001 Bluffing'
  • Natural Collection Shadow in 'Butterscotch' (in the inner corners and under the brow)
  • Amy's own eyeliner pencil in black (on the outer corner of upper lash line)
  • Maybelline The Falsies Mascara (on the top and bottom lashes)
  • L'Oreal Brow Artist Plumper
  • L'Oreal Rouge Carress in '101 Tempting Lilac'
We talked about different variations and what would be necessary every day vs what could easily be skipped. We realized that the L'Oreal Brow Artist Plumper, Benefit High Beam and eyeliner pencil weren't that necessary for Amy and that her time was better spent on other products when she's in a rush. Amy also has great skin so I convinced her to stick with her BB Cream on a daily basis and only use foundation when needed.
Unfortunetly, Throbb belonged to Amy so I had to substitute it with Dandelion in this photo... you get the idea.
We were left with a pretty but low maintenance look that left Amy still looking like herself, just a little more polished. The whole thing can be applied in around 5-7 minutes and only required one brush to be used for bronzer and blusher, the rest works perfectly - better even - with fingers.

Final Quick Mummy Makeup Look:
  • Garnier BB Cream for every day (to be replaced with Rimmel Match Perfection on special occasions), with Rimmel Wake Me Up concealer under the eyes. 
  • A quick dust of Rimmel Bronzer in 'Sun Glow' followed by Benefit 'Throbb' blusher.
  • Rimmel ScandelEyes in '001 Bluffing' over the lid and Natural Collection Shadow in 'Butterscotch' popped into the inner corners.
  • Finishing off with a coat of Maybelline The Falsies on the upper lashes and a quick swish of L'Oreal Rouge Carress in the plummy shade 'Tempting Lilac'
Let me know what products help to give you that instant pick-me-up when you only have 5 minutes to spare in the morning, I'd love to pass on your recommendations to Amy. 


  1. This is such a perfect quick look! Your friend looks lovely!

    1. Thanks mate! She's blessed with great skin and teeth anyway and I think those two things do a lot for a person, she really didn't need to pile it on :) x

  2. Amazing post again <3 ! I like visiting your blog :) !

    1. Thank you so much Kaasja, that means a lot :) Your blog is gorgeous too. x

  3. Simple but very very very pretty :)

    Have a nice day || _Aishettina_

    1. Thanks Aishettina - that's what I was going for! x

  4. Aww so sweet of you to help her, and following you on twitter :)

    Neeny x

  5. That's so nice of you to help out your friend! I like how you showed the whole "elimination" process and photos, it made the post really interesting! loved it :)
    Dalal xx

    1. Thanks Dalal! I was worried about the way I'd typed it out actually so that was really nice to read, thank you :) x

  6. Hi beautiful,
    I was just browsing through & stumbled upon your lovely blog - It looks gorgeous and it has interesting posts that I can relate to, I’ll come back for sure.
    Would you like to follow each other on GFC and other social media?
    Let me know and let’s keep in touch love <3

    1. Hi Ana, I'm afraid I don't know what GFC is, bit of a grandma like that I'm afraid, but I'd be happy to check out your blog and I'm very glad you like mine :) x

  7. I have nominated you to do the Liebster Award tag because I think you have a great blog! For more information you can check my post here: It's a great way to get your blog noticed! Once you've finished, let me know as I'd love to read your answers! x

    1. Thanks Sophie, that's very sweet of you :) I'll come and let you know when my post goes up for sure. x

  8. This is such a gorgeous post Ally, Amy looks incredible! Now please can you give me a makeover because I need some of that magic ;)


    1. Hahaha, you're welcome any time, Elle! Thanks lovely :) x


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