Tigerlilly Quinn: 5 minute make up

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

5 minute make up





I was recently asked if I'd like to check out the Sali Hughes for Clarins make up tutorials. Sali has made three easy videos with Clarins to teach you how to recreate a look in either 5, 10 or 15 minute slots. I was really taken by how easy the five minute tutorial was and how fresh faced a look it was so wanted to try this out for myself.

I've never previously owned any Clarins make up although I've heard about the BB Cream via blogs and interviews as people seem to swear by it! I was also interested in the fact that Sali was only using her fingers to apply her make up as I'm used to doing my own with a brush (for foundation and blusher).

The top shot is of the products needed for the ten minute routine and the third image is for the look I wanted to create. This five minute make up routine is perfect for anyone who doesn't have a whole bunch of time to spend on getting ready. Pre motherhood I used to spend a good half an hour getting ready for work but since having Wilf I tend to spend less time as there is always something that needs to be done!

I have to say I was really impressed with the BB Cream it had a brilliant texture to it and was easy to apply with just your finger tips. My second favourite item was the blush, I've only ever used a powdered blush before and I love the creaminess to these ones. I chose a peach colour as I usually go for darker colours and fancied a brighter look. The mascara is also rather brilliant and has a very fine brush so as not to result in clumps and leaves the eyelashes with a cleaner look. I always just do my top eyelashes as I feel like doing both looks a little 'doll' like.

The items I used were:

BB Cream in 01
Eclat Minute 02 (a champagne colour)
Multi Blush 01 - Peach
Instant Light Lip Perfecter - Rose Shimmer
Be Long Mascara

I'm so impressed with the coverage of these products and how light they feel. I'm totally saving them for my wedding make up too, eek!



this post was sponsored by Clarins

13 comments:

Eleanor Willock said...

Clarins Beauty Flash Balm will pretty much get you through any horrible day. Smells beautiful, makes you look fresher instantly. Take that from someone who very rarely wears makeup. It's also great combined with Clarins' tinted moisturiser. Good choice for wedding, Fritha!

kathrynsharman said...

I love BB creams but I've never tried the Clarins one - sounds pretty good! I usually go for a pretty minimal make-up look (because I don't know what I'm doing really) so 5 mins sounds ideal. I love Sali Hughes too, she's ace. P.S. You look beautiful as ever xx

Claire said...

Ooh that looks beautiful. Yes make up has to be fast these days for me too. :-) x

abigail said...

I've never used Clarins before, but really like the sound of these products, espcially that blush, such a good colour!

Globalmouse said...

These look great - I've used Clarins creams before but not make up. Looks brilliant though x

Chelsea said...

Love that blush!

Polly Davies said...

never used Clarins, but I swear by a good BB cream :)

Life With Munchers said...

Wow! Thank you for sharing that video! I'm always looking for quick ways to do anything and I think this is amazing. (Rushes off to buy supplies)

laura redburn said...

i've sworn by BB cream for a good few years now! i somehow discovered it (via ebay of all places) *just* before it seemed to get popular. and i'm always a fan of quick and easy makeup! never been a one to take ages. a bit of bb, swish of lipstick and eyeliner and i'm done!

fritha strickland said...

aww thank you Elizabeth! What a lovely thing to say! You are too! x

fritha strickland said...

I get that, I think I might not have made the leap had I not also had a freelance social media job offer at the time. Actually that only lasted a month or so but by then Wilf had settled and I thought 'why not!' doing so has certainly improved the amount of work I get from the blog so it was a risk but worth it, and yes I agree, I'd be doing this stuff anyway so we are very lucky to call it a job too! Love your blog also x

fritha strickland said...

well I can't comment on two (hats off to you!) as I find it quite hard at times with just one. I wish I could say that I have this perfect scenario where work days are work days and wild days are just for him but I often end up catching up with some emails during Wilf days too..it's so hard isn't it! x

fritha strickland said...

isn't it a beautiful blog! x

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