A few months ago, I won £100 worth of points to spend at Love Lula online natural beauty store*. I had a challenge to buy a complete face of make-up with it, and then film a natural make-up tutorial using them. I chose four products, including three from one of my new favourite brands Pacifica, and a hero product from RMS Beauty.
How gorgeous do they look? I was super excited to get started filming my natural make-up tutorial, so here it is!
As you can see if you watched my video, it is super-quick and easy to use these products, and they don’t contain any nasty chemicals.
Natural Make-up Tutorial Step 1: RMS Beauty “Un” Cover-up
I’ve wanted to try RMS Beauty “Un” Cover-up for years. Because I have bought so many foundations and concealers in the past that have been the wrong colour, I was worried about wasting my money. “Un” Cover-up is not the cheapest item, coming in at £34 for a little pot. Because I wasn’t spending my own money, I took a gamble, and I’m so glad I did! I chose shade ’11’ which is a fair tone. ‘000’ is for extra fair skin, ’00’ for very fair skin, and will be perfect for me in the winter, ’11’ which is good for me for summer, then four darker shades.
“Un” Cover-up is a bit of a multi-tasking marvel, as you can use it as a foundation and a concealer. You can apply it with you fingers, or a brush, or as I do in my vlog, a dampened beauty blender. I find this gives a quick, even covering, which looks really natural. It doesn’t cover all blemishes though, so I use a brush to add an additional layer around my eyes, and over blemishes. I would say it’s a mid-coverage formula, so doesn’t cover dark pigment or blemishes.
The formula is rich and creamy, and looks shiny on its own. I would definitely recommend setting it with powder unless you have very dry skin. It does settle into fine lines, much as any other cream would, but can easily be blended away by patting with with your ring finger.
You can buy RMS Beauty “Un” Cover-up for £34*, in seven shades.
Natural Make-up Tutorial Step 2: Pacifica Perfect Lotus Powder in Light
As I love all of the Pacifica products I’ve tried over the past few months (the Pacifica lipsticks in particular are fantastic), I decided to complete my look with other products from the range. Aside from great eco credentials and high quality formulas, Pacifica products are on the more affordable end of the spectrum. I chose Pacifica Perfect Lotus Powder in Light, which is £16.99 for 2g from Love Lula*.
As you can see, it comes in really cute packaging, but it is teeny! It’s only about 5cm across, but you only need a small amount. This pressed mineral powder claims to ‘deliver hydrating, brightening coverage with a weightless texture’ with a shine-free finish. I personally wouldn’t say it was shine-free – instead it’s more of a radiant glow, which is flattering. Just don’t expect matte perfection! I would say it has more coverage than normal pressed powder, but not as much as a mineral foundation. The colour is good, it is great for me for summer skin, but will probably be a touch dark in the winter. It comes in a darker shader too.
Natural Make-up Tutorial Step 3: Pacifica Aquarian Gaze Mascara in Abyss Black
I am a die-hard fan of PHB Ethical Beauty All-in-One Mascara (read my review here to find out why!) but I thought I’d try a new one for this video. Pacifica Aquarian Gaze Mascara has a nice brush, but it has quite a dry formula. It is a nice dark colour and easy to apply. It gives a very natural look, and separates lashes well.
If you want to try Pacifica Aquarian Gaze, you can find it here for £15.49*, but for real length and volume, I recommend PHB.
Natural Make-up Tutorial Step 4: Pacifica Solar Colour Mineral Palette
I have never owned a make-up palette, and this is an absolute beauty. It’s made up of three creamy colours, which can be used on eyes, lips and cheeks, a warm peachy blusher, a matte bronzer and six shimmery eye shadows. It comes in a coated cardboard case, with a magnetic closure. The colours are very flattering and subtle but do require top ups, particularly the eyeshadows. They are easy to apply and blend, and give a really lovely radiant glow. Isn’t it gorgeous?! For the look in my vlog, I used both the blush and bronzer, and it gives a great summery glow when blended together. I used one of the pinky shades of balm on my lips in place of lipstick or gloss. I added a touch of the gold cream to the inner corders of my eyes, then swept the pale pink eyeshadow over my eyelids, from lashes to brows. Next I added a touch of turquoise and peach, just using my fingers. Next came a thin line of dark brown using a thin dampened brush, along the las line. Finally I used an angled brush to define my eyebrows with the dark brown. You can buy the Pacifica Solar Complete Colour Mineral Palette at Love Lula for 33.99*.
The Finished Look
As you can see, the finished look is very subtle, almost a no-make-up look. You can see some ‘glow’ over my skin, and I found that the RMS “Un” Cover Up actually looks better as the day goes on, which is not something I could say about any other foundation I’ve tried. Have you ever tried any of these products? I’d love to know what you think, please leave me a comment!
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