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Saturday 21 February 2015

The 5 Product Face

Now, before I jump in here let me give you some background on my make up experience.

When I was in high school (which is forever and many moons ago), on the first day of Gr8 a girl stopped me and very snotty told me "you have a base (foundation) stripe across our face" and then snickered at me while walking away. I was so terribly embarrassed, it was the first and last day I ever wore make up in high school. The only time after that incident that I wore makeup again was at our matric dance.

That said, I only really started wearing makeup on a daily basis beginning of this year. Last year I was still trying to find my feet and watched a gazillion videos on YouTube to try and figure out how and what.

I always like a natural look with neutral colours and a splash of colour on the cheeks and/or lips. So on my quest I stumbled upon the 5 Product Face Challenge. What does this entail? You are only allowed to use 5 products to makeup your face. So, choose the 5 products that you can not do without! The first video I saw was Allison Anderson's The 5 Product Face Video and then her The 5 Product Face Blog Post What a jewel (Allison and her video)!

I tried it and loved it!

The products I use are:
Ideal Flawless BB Creme in Nude- Avon
Ideal Flawless Pressed Powder in Light Medium - Avon
Blusher (I am very sorry, but I don't know the name of the color) - Victoria Jackson Survival Kit
The Colossal GO Extreme Volume in Black - Maybeline New York
Perfect Kiss Lip Gloss in Butter me up - Avon

Why do I choose these specific products?
♥ BB Cream - It's light weight and it doubles as a cream. Bonus is it's got a SPF 15 as well!
♥ Pressed Powder - my face tends to get a bit oily sometimes and the powder just sets everything in place and give it a matt finish and get rid of the shininess
♥ Blusher - Who doesn't love blusher? This is for that splash of colour of course.
♥ Mascara - I will give up more of the products as  long as I am able to use mascara. That's how important it is to me. But, it makes my eyes pop and make my lashes look pretty!
♥ Lip - you need to look after your lips and mine are almost always dry and this lip gloss gives it a bit of moisturiser. Most of the time my Body Shop Lip Balm (mango) is in my handbag if I did not use a lip colour the day.

I am absolutely in love with this 5 product face makeup. This is my 5 reasons why:
♥ It looks natural
♥ It adds enough colour to my face for a pretty "glow"
♥ It is super quick in the morning
♥ Removing it in the evening is a breeze
♥ It doesn't take up space in my suitcase (seeing that we are travelling this week)

I won't always use only 5 products, I will add some from time to time, but for now this is prefect.

I asked some of my friends to join in and show me their 5 product face, so here are the results.
Products used:
* Pressed Powder - Rimmel
* Creme Foundation - Rimmel
* Black Eyeliner - Rimmel
* Mascara in Black - Rimmel
* Revlon Colorburst Lip Gloss in Light Brown
Products used:
* Foundation:Kryolan (specific to skin tone)
* Blush in Sunkiss-Hannon
* Mascara (Waterproof) –Hannon
* Eye Pencil (Brown)_China Mall
* Lipice-Labella in Strawberry (yOu can use it as a blusher too!)
Products used:
* Environ A Ultra Day Cream
* Heliocare Advanced Gel spf50-I even wear this at night. It smells delicious of all the fruit flavors    and gives your skin a glow
* Revlon Photoready Concealer
* Ralo Cosmetics Face Powder
* Essie Blusher – Pink
* Sumptuous Infinate Mascara –Black

I would like to know what 5 products you will use if you are only allowed 5. Leave them in the comments below or find me on Twitter or Instagram. I would love to hear from you!

Speak to you soon...or sooner!

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