OK so I thought I was quite quick at applying my makeup & that If needed I would be able to get ready in under 3 minutes so when Fragrance Direct asked me to take part in a 3 minute makeup challenge I was excited to see how well I’d get on. Well let me tell you once that clock is ticking you almost forget how to work your brushes & I’m sure my 3 minutes passed in double quick time.
I was able to pick 3 products from the Fragrance Direct website & that took me quite a while as they have a huge selection of affordable makeup. I tried to pick products that if needed could be multi use, so I picked the L’Oreal Matte Morphose Foundation*, UNE Breezy Cheeks Blush* & L’Oreal Glam Bronze Sun-kissed Bronzer*.
I was optimistic and also looked out a few products from my collection that I wanted to use in this challenge just to finish the look off, I have to wear mascara & I do like to use liquid liner. I wanted to keep the whole look affordable so I picked the Miss Manga Mascara & L’Oreal eyeliner.
My before shot – I look far too calm for whats about to happen, but I do look a little dishevelled though like I have been outside in the wind?!
This was 100% harder than I’d though it would be. I started with the L’Oreal Matte Morphose Foundation in the shade Rosy Sand – although the shade was slightly too dark for my skin tone right now it applied really nicely. The Mousse consistency was a little odd at first but it was light and went on very smooth. It has a Matte finish and felt like velvet on my skin which I really liked. Although I applied it in a rush it still gave me a nice but natural coverage, if you had more time I think it could be built up to give a more medium coverage.
I then moved on to my eyes, I used the L’Oreal Glam Bronzer as an eyeshadow – I put the darker shade all over my lid just to even out my red eyelids and a little of lightest shade in the inner corner. I then managed to add some eyeliner & I used my trusty L’Oreal Super Liner Carbon Gloss, this stuff never fails me. I was a little wobbly at this part due to the clock ticking but I managed some half decent lines. The nib on this liner is very thin so you have a lot of control and can create nice subtle lines. I added one coat of the Miss Manga Mascara. Not my favourite Mascara but one coat of this on your lashes looks OK so being in a time pinch this was good for making my lashes look black and quite thick.
I then moved on to cheeks & I swept a little of the L’Oreal Glam Bronzer across my forehead & under my cheek bones. This looks quite pretty although I don’t think my camera picks that up, It gave my complexion a little warmth & definition. I then used the UNE Breezy Cheeks Cream Blush in B12 but I was almost out of time so I just dapped a little on my cheeks & swept this across my lips too for some colour.
To save time & the amount of products I used, I thought it would be fun to use the Bronzer as eyeshadow too & the cream blush as lipstick. I will try this more often as the bronzer especially worked out well as shadow.
Phew I took the full 3 minutes & could have done with 30 seconds longer. I loved all the products I used but the stand out was the L’Oreal Foundation as it was easy to apply, the texture was light on my skin and it gave good coverage. With the UNE Blush I wish I’d picked a better shade, maybe more of a rosy pink rather than a peachy brown, this colour didn’t show up too well on my skin tone but there are other shades to pick from. Oh & don’t look too hard at my bushy brows. Im growing them so I can get them shaped & threaded.
Have you done the 3 minute makeup challenge? If not I tag you all to do it, tick tock.
Also I have never shopped with Fragrance Direct before but after seeing their huge range of beauty products including quite a few of my favourite brands like Orly, OPI & Essie (at rediculousy affordable prices) I will be making a cheeky order soon.
Products that are marked with an * have either been sent to me for my consideration or I’ve received at events. I’m under no obligation to review them on my blog. However if I do, the reviews are 100% my own.