My favourite blog posts to create are these ones and it always makes me so happy to have a guest on who is a blogging buddy and a friendly face that I know and love. Today, Rebecca from Rouge Pout is here to talk about what she likes to put on her face in the morning and I’m delighted about it. From her signature lips to her always glowing skin, she is always a beauty…
“My name is Rebecca and I am a makeup hoarder, please don’t mention skin care as this could be the longest post ever written. My beauty obsession has seen me from my teens to my mid forties, where only the tone of my red lipstick has changed but my love for red never wavers. I am known for my red lipstick, I have many, blue reds, satin finish, matte, gloss, oil, balm, butter and the list continues. I worked for Yves Saint Laurent for many years as a makeup artist and my shop floor nickname was ‘lips’. But there is so much more I love about makeup and here’s a selection I reach for frequently.
I tend to wear different makeup each day, although I do have no makeup days. I adore luminous foundations, glow giving and even though I have a combination/oily skin, I prefer the finish to matte. Collection Love created this marvellous Illuminating foundation which for me is better than many high end offerings. It has a lovely build-able coverage, gorgeous glow when on the skin and lasts beautifully. Sephora #55Pro Foundation Brush, is one of the best, flexible, soft and superb with all foundation textures. This can be used to sweep, press and stipple foundation onto the face. Urban DecayNaked Concealer helps me to hide my hereditary dark circles, it’s smooth without being too thick, it doesn’t crease or move and gives a luminosity to the undereye, one of my all time favourites.
Fairydrops Mascara is for the grown ups, it’s a serious product packed wand. This is perfect if you have long lashes and like length, curl and volume to the lashes. A very creamy consistency that holds the lashes in place, I don’t need to use eyelash curlers with this mascara, it does all the work. They also do a waterproof version but I prefer the non-version. Clinique Gel Liner is one of my all time favourite products, I have lost count how many of these I have bought throughout the years, superb consistency that enables you to create every eyeliner shape possible. The strong pigment gives a true black, long lasting finish, I have never found an eyeliner that comes near to the quality of this.
The Balm Company’s Frat Boy is one of those blushers that just ‘works’ a gorgeous warm pink/coral shade, although powder it has such a smooth application finish it feels almost like a cream product. This is the blusher I reach for when I’m travelling or out for the day, it goes everywhere with me. Tarte and the Tartelette palette, it’s the only palette I own that is solely matte shadows. Again the quality of the product is why this is a must for me. Matte shadows can be quite unforgiving, they drag on application, they can look patchy and often drop more product on the cheek than on the eyelid. Tarte have some of the smoothest shadows and the colours give the option of a subtle everyday look to full on evening glamour. Gorgeous product and packaging, the large mirror in the lid is handy also.
Finally ‘the red liptsick’ which to pick, oh the choice! Rimmel created one of my most worn blue reds, lovely moisturising texture, strong pigmented colour and it can withstand the drinking of a cup of coffee without showing any signs of wear. I will often reach for this because its such a reliable red. The makeup bag is one that makes me smile, from GlossyBox – it’s so cute.
Thank you Shaun for inviting me to intrude on your blog, it’s been fun”