Tuesday, April 12, 2016

5 Product Makeup Look


I've seen this post floating around for quite a while and have been itching to do it myself. Mainly because I can't imagine only using 5 products on my face. I was actually quite surprised I managed to attempt a half-acceptable makeup look with just five products, without blush, bronzer, highlight and eyeshadow. It was a tough decision.

I started off with a medium to heavy coverage foundation, The Vichy Dermablend Foundation* in Opal. I wanted something that would cover up any blemishes and under eye circles as I won't be using concealer wah. I didn't want to apply a coverage too thick as it would look unnatural if I weren't able to give it back some life with bronzer and blush, so only applied one layer. 

I then of course powdered, which is a must step for me as otherwise my foundation will not stick. I applied the Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder in transparent. 


Can't believe I was already two products down. Eyebrow filling is an absolute must. Ever since the woman who did them last butchered my left eyebrow, I've been letting them grow out, but this also means I can't get away with not filling them in. I opted for my Wet 'n Wild Eyebrow Kit. It's easy and quick to use, which is perfect if you're looking for a five product easy makeup look. 

I'm one of those people who also can't be without eyeliner. Some people can get away with it, but I generally think I look about 13 years old and my eyes look so small! So my trusty Maybelline Master Precise Liquid Eyeliner which has great pigmentation and I think really opens up my eyes. I do think this eyeliner works best with an eyeshadow underneath, but alas, I can't afford not to wear mascara. So my Benefit Roller Lash was my last product I chose. 


I have to say, I'm impressed I managed five products. I do feel as if my face looks a little flat, and needs some more colour (I actually pinched my cheeks to see if that would help) but if in a rush or someone who doesn't like wearing a lot of thick makeup, five products may just work! 

I would love to know what your five essential products would be to feature on your face? Have you done this post too? Link it below! 
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26 comments

  1. Such a fun post and a really pretty look with just five products. I haven't tried any of the Vichy makeup products, I have heard that there concealer is incredible!

    Kiran | www.alittlekiran.co.uk

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    1. Thank you! It's definitely a hard post as I'm more of a bajillion-product face type of girl! I've heard amazing things about the concealer too, the foundation is incredible though! xx

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  2. i loved this post! you're so pretty:)xx

    emjbarker.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. To say you haven't got blush or anything on your face looks so nice and rosy and bright! Love the look as its so natural!
    Amy xx
    Call Me Amy

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    1. Haha! I definitely pinched my cheeks for more colour and I have naturally quite blotchy-red cheeks anyway! Thank you amy xx

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  4. This post seems like a really fun one to write! I can't really imagine myself not using concealer, its a must for me aha
    Paula | www.namelessgap.blogspot.com

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    1. I know what you mean, concealer was the one product that I found really hard to let go, if I hadn't needed eyeliner, I would've chosen concealer! I mean those eye bags aren't cute! xx

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  5. 5 products! Thats a tough one. I have no idea what i'd pick. You look great though :) xx

    www.lpagebeauty.com

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  6. I'd probably also skip the lipstick, I might have a tough time choosing between foundation or concealer, then I think I would set my face with a light bronzer or something - I just NEED some colour.
    Then something on the brows, mascara as well, and maybe after all I'll go for blush as the fifth one...

    Love, Charline | Charline Has a Blog

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    1. Lipstick is usually a must for me, but I thought I would embrace my natural colour in aid of having eyeliner haha! I have to say I do wish I could have used bronzer, as I think I do look a little paler than usual, but can get away with it because of the freckles! xx

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  7. You're so pretty and these five products produce such a lovely, simplistic make-up look, great for spring and summer. I need a couple of months to think about what five products I'd use haha!
    Charlotte // www.charlottespicks.com

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    1. Aw thank you! Well do let me know if you end up doing a five product face post! It's definitely a simplistic one and reckon it's one that you can really just shove on and go! xx

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  8. I don't think I could pick just five products! Great job x

    www.beautyfromkatie.blogspot.com

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  9. I really want to try the Roller Lash mascara! This is such a pretty and natural makeup look :) x

    www.anacelinelabod.com

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    1. Thank you Ana! I chose the benefit one mainly because it gives both the curl, volume and length which I find is perfect for just a five product face look! xx

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  10. I surprisingly haven't seen these style of posts but I loved reading yours, duh of course haha. I have a miniature version of the roller lash and loved it, I did a comparison with that and the They're Real, and preferred the RL ♥

    tipscapsule.blogspot.com

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    1. Aw thank you Trishna! Oh would definitely love to take a look at the They're Real one, I've heard a lot of comparisons between the two! xx

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  11. A 5 product makeup look is super hard! You did a great job. I really want to try the Benefit Roller Lash mascara.

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    1. Thank you Tanya! It definitely wasn't the easiest of my makeup look attempts. The mascara really is great for a simplistic makeup look xx

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  12. Love the sound of the products you picked :) Really want to try the eyebrow kit xx
    www.chasingbelle23.blogspot.co.uk

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  13. You are so, so pretty, Caroline! I actually love this natural makeup look on you, nice to know a very quick and minimal makeover can still look so lovely!

    Raashi
    raashiagarwal.blogspot.com.au

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