Lockdown Makeup Routine #1.

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After being an advocate of the no makeup, no effort look in both lockdown 1 and 2, I’ve finally had a change of heart. I understand that using the makeup in my collection, while I have nowhere to go other than to my kitchen table for lectures, would seem counterproductive – but I’ve actually found it to be very motivating. You better believe my lockdown makeup routine is not going to create a masterpiece using all the colours of the rainbow, but it definitely makes me feel better when I have to turn my camera on for online uni.

Lockdown Makeup Routine #1

Even though we’ve been in lockdown for a large part of the last year, I still haven’t curbed my beauty spending. If anything, I think the boredom of being inside all the time has exacerbated my love of online shopping. Couple that with Christmas and I have a whole box of new beauty goodies that I can’t justify using yet, because I still have so many products on the go. This led me to think about the fact that my collection has been sat collecting dust, with me waiting to use it when we’re allowed back out. On current showing, it’s not looking like that’s going to be for a while, so either it just sits there slowly expiring or I actually get some use out of it.

Back in secondary school I’d spend hours creating artistic makeup looks with eleven different eyeshadows and glitters, now I’m definitely less adventurous, but I still love the process of doing my makeup. The getting ready element is something I was missing when working from my room, remaining in my pyjamas in lockdown 1. Lockdown 3 is definitely seeing me mix things up, I’ve already tackled my study plan and now I’m tackling getting ready – clothes that aren’t pyjamas and a lockdown makeup routine. To shake things up further, I’m doing a mini project pan each week. By this I mean I’m pulling out a full face of makeup from my collection each week or so and properly shopping my stash, getting rid of anything that doesn’t spark joy (Marie Kondo in lockdown 1 anyone?) and rediscovering old favourites. The first week of February saw me use some absolute classics:

Base // Dr Jart+ Cicapair Tiger Grass Correcting Treatment, IT Cosmetics CC Cream in Fair, Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in 0 and 2, Vichy Dermablend Setting Powder, Morphe Continuous Setting Mist, BeautyPie Quick Contour Supergel in 01, Liquid Luminizer in Golden Whirl and Supercheek Cream Blush in Bare Blush.

Eyes // Bobbi Brown Smokey Eye Mascara, BeautyPie Superbrow Precision Pencil in Perfect Brown, MAC Paint Pot in Vintage Selection, Benefit Gimme Brow in 03, 3D Browtones in 2 and Pixi Eye Define Waterline Liner in Tightline Black and Eyebright Liner in 2 Extra Bright.

Lips // MAC Glaze lipstick in Hue, Clinique balm in Black Honey, Charlotte Tilbury Penelope Pink mini lipstick and Pillowtalk lip liner.

My lockdown makeup routine might seem like a lot, but I promise these don’t get used everyday, more often than not it’s a few of these at a time. I managed to wear makeup 4x last week, which is already 4x more than lockdown 1. If you want to see me wearing makeup I would suggest heading over to my Instagram, where I might start posting more get ready with me stories and some feed posts of me in makeup too. If my lockdown makeup routines aren’t for you though, good news, it’s unlikely that I will be updating you every week and instead promise that an empties post is on its way.

Beth x

This post contains PR samples that have been sent to me for consideration. See my full disclaimer here…

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