Monday, 1 September 2014

#TeenBlogSeries- Week 2- Best Foundation and Brow Routine for Teens

Teen Bloggers Anouska Millar and Beth have decided to start a project called #TeenBlogSeries. Its aim is to bring together lots of the teens/young adults in the blogging community. For the next ten consecutive weeks, over 80 bloggers will be writing every Monday at 6:30pm about many different things, all beauty, lifestyle or fashion related. You can view everyones posts by going to the hashtag on twitter "TeenBlogSeries". If you would like to get involved email: anouskateenblogger@googlemail.com. 

This week for #TeenBlogSeries, I'm here to talk about two of my favourite makeup products to experiment with- foundation and brow products.

I've been through countless bottles of foundation through my teen years; ranging from too pale, to too orange... too cakey to basically no coverage. 

Finally I can say that I've found two foundations which I am confident with and will be repurchasing. 

First up is my drugstore choice- Rimmel London Match Perfection foundation in 200, soft beige. 


At only £6.99 and available in 11 different shades, this foundation is perfect for any teenager! It is light- medium coverage but can be easily built up. It gives such a flawless finish when applied with a stippling brush. It is said to have light perfecting particles in it, which must be why it gives a nice dewy finish to the foundation, making me look healthier and glowing. 

I love foundations with dewy finishes as I suffer with dry skin on my face, so anything too mattifying makes my face look flaky- this foundation gets it just right with the dewy look, without looking oily. This foundation is great for school/ college as it looks natural and feels lightweight on the skin but still lasts pretty much all day. I couldn't praise this foundation enough!

On the other hand, if you are looking to treat yourself with a higher end foundation I would recommend YSL's Fusion Ink Foundation. 


I've been using a sample of this foundation for a little while now and I am in love with it! It is lightweight, silky but with good coverage. Although the price is not something I love so much..! At £30.50, this foundation is generally not in a teenager's price range, it would be a luxury to buy anyway. I do love this foundation, but when you can buy a Rimmel London product that is just as good for under 1/4 of the price, its a no brainer really!

Foundation is the base to every great makeup look, so I think its crucial to get it right. 

Moving onto brows- another pivotal part of any makeup look. It wasn't until the last year or so that I realised how much good eyebrows impacted a look;  brows frame your face and make your look appear clean cut and finished. 


This is me back in 2012 when I used to really over- pluck my eyebrows. I used to pluck them from the top (a total no-no!) and kind of scarred my skin there. Luckily I realised what I was doing to my poor brows and went through a painfully slow process of letting them grow back to their naturally bushy selves. 



Fast forward to today and here are my natural brows- a lot better! I don't get them shaped in fear of a beautician making them super pointy or over the top which I don't like! So instead I just leave them to do their thang and use my curved tweezers to pluck random hairs now and again. 


I do however fill them in. Because my hair is so light, I find it difficult to find a colour that doesn't make my eyebrows look super dark against my tone. I use the colour 'Naked 2' from my Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette to fill in my brows lightly for added definition. I love this colour as it looks so natural- its part of my Basics palette which is handy as it is so versatile! 

So that's it for this weeks #TeenBlogSeries! Send me your links so I can have a read :) 

What products are you loving lately? Let me know by commenting below or tweeting me @LittleEllieMae :) 

Have a great day!

Ellie Mae x





16 comments:

  1. I have the same blonde problems with my eyebrows, think matte eyeshadows are perfect for them! I love the mini Naked palette, so cute! x

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    1. I agree! Matte shadows definitely work best for me :)x

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  2. The colour you use to fill your eyebrows in really suits your light hair! I love having darker hair as I don't need to worry to much about finding perfect shades! :-)

    Style Storms

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    1. Thanks Amy! Sometimes I wish I had darker hair as its such a palava to fill in light brows haha x

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  3. Great post! I love the Rimmel foundation too, but I completely forgot about it! I tend to keep my brows natural too, I think it looks best that way!

    I am taking part in the series too if you want to check it out:http://aliceroseblogs.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/teenblogseries-brows-and-foundation.html x

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    1. Thanks Alice! Its a great foundation :) I will check out your post! x

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  4. Lovely post! I love the Rimmel match perfection, in fact I use that as well! I'm also in the teenblogseries! Xx

    www.beautiegirl.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! Ah awesome, I'll check it out x

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  5. I absolutely love the Rimmel foundation, Rimmels one of my favourite brands! Your eyebrows look gorgeous in your picture! I'm taking part in the teenblogseries too!:) x
    pugsandflowers.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Rimmel is one of my favourite brands too! Can always rely on them :) thanks Leigh-Ann, I'll check out your blog x

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  6. I use the same foundation as well, it is great for teens because it has a budget friendly price tag as well as having a good coverage. I am taking part in the #TeenBlogSeries and you can read my post here if you like! http://missbeccabeauty.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/best-foundation-and-brow-routine.html
    Becca xx

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    1. Its great isn't it!? Ah cool, I'll check it out :)x

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  7. I loved your foundation tips. Also, your transformation from 2012 to now is so nice. You are so beautiful. I am going to try to find that foundation, hopefully they have it in New York.

    I also did a post for the #TeenBlogSeries , I hope you can check it out. www.thisfashiongirl.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Christina, glad you liked my post! You are too kind :) I will check your blog out :)x

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  8. I have blonde hair but really dark eyebrows, I really need to start filling mine in because they're so gappy but I don't know what to use! I love the Rimmel foundation too, I started to use it recently and I love it :)x
    Libby-Jade

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    1. Ah cool! Do you dye your hair or is it just naturally a different colour to your brows? The foundation is great isn't it!? :)X

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