I was contacted a couple of weeks ago by SACO asking whether I would like to take part in the Saco five product face beauty blogger challenge. I have wanted to write a five product face post for a while but it is so difficult to narrow down my makeup to five products but I have actually managed it! The products I used are as follows: Max Factor Luminizer Foundation, Laura Mercier Smoky Neutrals Eyeshadow Trio, Sephora Black Waterproof Liquid Liner, Too Faced Better Than Sex Mini Mascara and the new Makeup Revolution The One Blush Stick in Matte Malibu.
I wanted to pick five products that would be fairly travel friendly so you can take them easily in your handbag and that are multi-use where possible. The Laura Mercier trio works as an all over highlighter, eyebrow shade and an all over the lid colour in one small compact! Also the Makeup Revolution Blush/Bronzer I used doubled up as a contour/bronzer and lip colour. I did use some brushes, including the Illamasqua blush brush, the Real Techniques buffer brush and the new Real Techniques mini brush set which is amazing for travel/touch ups!
I have created a video tutorial with a step by step guide for each stage of the day and night looks. My day time look consists of radiant foundation, subtle natural lips and winged liner. Then my night look consists of a stronger lip, smoky eyeshadow and more highlighter! The night look can be made even stronger by using more of the dark brown eyeshadow and highlighter for a super glam, smoky eye look. I love the versatility of the looks, as you can change the shape of the liner to make it more subtle or more dramatic or the lip colour could be made more subtle or stronger. Both looks are quick and easy to create. They would look fantastic on numerous skin tones and for many occasions such as a work to party look or a quick and easy girls night out look. I love the autumnal shades in this look from the brown/burnt orange lips to the dark brown smoky eyes!
There are my two looks, I also wanted to include some bargain makeup products such as the mini Too Faced mascara which is only £2.99 and the blusher/bronzer sticks are only £5 each which is fantastic. If you have any problems with the video, let me know in the comments.
What do you think of my two looks? What are your favourite day to night looks?