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Look of the Day: Daytime Smokey Eye

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I’ve never experimented much with smokey eyes because I find it difficult to make them work for my eyeshape. Lots of dark eyeshadow directly around my lashlines looks odd on me, I always go for darker colours in the crease. However, I’ve been admiring Lisa Eldridge other people’s smokey looks for a while now and I am determined to make this work for me. Here is a first attempt… I wanted it to work in the daytime, so skipped gel liner, etc.

Face:

– YSL Youth Liberator foundation in B30

– Maybelline Dream Lumi touch concealer in Ivory under the eyes

– Nars deep throat blush

– Nars Laguna bronzer in an attempt to contour my nose

– Nars light reflecting loose setting powder

Eyes:

– Rimmel Exaggerate eye-shadow primer

– Nars Fairy’s kiss eyeshadow palette (light lilac over the lid, matte grey in the outer corner/lower lashline/eyebrows, matte black in the centre of the outer corner, with plenty of blending in between)

– Urban Decay 24/7 eye pencil in Uzi (grey) along top lashline

– Gosh Volumateur waterproof mascara (new love)

– Rimmel Scandaleyes nude eyeliner in the waterline (I tried a dark grey first – looked aweful!)

Lips:

– Nothing, just Nuxe Reve de miel lipbalm

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Look of the Day: Shopping my stash

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I get very excited about new products. Who doesn’t? But today I ended up using all my old favourites. It started with my thinking “Why don’t I use my beloved Naked palette anymore?” And then one thing led to another…

Face:
– Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua in B20
The only full size high-end foundation I own. Why do I always look for new bases? This one still has my favourite texture, finish and application.

– Nyx mosaid powder in Highlighter
Great highlighter. Not glittery at all, just a fine silvery shimmer.

– Tarte Amazonian clay blush in Exposed
Oh my gosh. So natural and beautiful. I used to use this every single day. Then summer came and with it my coral-peach obsession. This one is more plummy pink, great as we are going into Autumn.

– Soap and Glory solar powder
– Nars light reflecting loose setting powder

Eyes:
– Urban Decay Naked palette (Sin, Virgin, Darkhorse)
Amazing pigmentation, creamy texture. WHy did I ever stop using this?

– Eyeko skinny eyeliner
Helen Mirren signed my programme with this. If that’s not a good reason to use it, the easy application and staying power is.

– Rimmel Scandaleyes eye pencil in Nude
How could I forget about this instant eye brightener?

– Maybelline One by One waterproof mascara

Lips:
– Mac Hug me
Long before I got properly into beauty, this used to be my go-to lipstick. It is pretty much the colour of my lips. Why am I still looking at nude lipsticks?! I also love the Lustre finish.

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Look of the day: Wearable black liner

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I rarely wear black eyeliner on an everyday basis, although I love a neat feline flick for special occasions. This is me dipping my toe into the whole soft, smudged liner business.

Face:
– Laura Mercier Oil-free tinted moisturizer in Bisque
I bought this at Gatwick Airport duty free several months ago, but never really got into it. In the winter, the shade I was matched to was actually too dark for me. Now that I am more tanned (Chanel B30-B40), it’s a much better fit. I like this – it gives a bit of coverage that evens out my skintone while still looking natural.
– Soap and Glory Solar powder
The golden highlighter is growing on me!
– Alterra powder blush in natural rose
Stay tuned for a post on German drugstore makeup.
– Nars light reflecting loose setting powder (T-zone only)
My favourite setting powder ever. Instant Gaussian blur.

Eyes:
– Urban Decay 24/7 glide-on pencil in zero
Along the upper lash line and smudged out with a lip brush.
– Mac fluidline in Blacktrack.
Along the outer half of my lash line pressed into my lashes and dotted underneath.
– Maybelline One by One Waterproof mascara (what else?).

Lips:
– Giorgio Armani Rouge d’Armani in 511
A high-end splurge that deserves a full review. Amazing formula that lasts.

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Look of the Day: Nars Satin lip pencil

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One of my recent high-end splurges is this gorgeous Nars Satin lip pencil. I promise I’ll do a full review with swatches soon. In a nutshell: Creamy, opaque vibrant raspberry pink.

Face:
Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua compact in B30 (lovely sample from Debenhams)
Soap and Glory Solar powder bronzer and highlighter
Alterra powder blush in natural rose (German drugstore)

Eyes:

MUA Undress me too palette
Maybelline One by One waterproof mascara

Lips:
Nars Satin lip pencil in Luxemburg

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Look of the Day: Everyday Summer makeup

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I took the pictures after several hours of wear, hence the not-quite-flawless complexion.

Face:
– Dr Jart’s Waterfuse BB cream
– Nars light reflecting loose setting powder
– Alterra powder blush in Peachy (German drugstore brand)
– Soap and Glory Solar powder Bronzer & Highlighter

Eyes:
– Mac paint pot in Vintage selection (all over the lid)
– Maybelline 24h color tattoo in On and on bronze (outer corner)
– Maybelline One by One Mascara in waterproof

Lips:
– Maybelline Superstay lipstick in Stay with me coral (entirely enabled by Lisa Eldridge)
– Nyx Megashine lipgloss in candy shop

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Look of the Day: Pink meets Teal

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Face:

Vichy Dermablend in Opal to conceal spots, Uma Mineral powder make-up in 01 Porcelain, Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch concealer under the eyes. I used my matte multi-colour blush from Catrice, which is a subtle light pink. For the cheekbones I used Nyx mosaic powder in Highlighter.

Eyes:

I used the baby blue/minty eyeshadow from the Accessorize Lovely day palette in the inner corners. I then used a shimmery champagne colour (“Shy”) from the MUA Undress me too palette on the lid and a matte taupe colour (“Lavish”) in the crease. For eyeliner I used Model’s Own kohl liner in peacock green on the outer half of the lash line. I smudged it out a little bit towards the inner edge to make it look seamless. My trusty Urban Decay Cannonball mascara for the lashes.

Lips:

I used the MUA power pout in Broken hearted.

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Look of the Day: MUA Undress me too palette

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I bought the MUA Undress me too palette for £4 at Superdrug. Really I should have gotten it when it was on offer for £3, but it’s still a bargain. The palette contains a mix of shimmery and matte neutrals, some warm bronzy ones and some cool grey/taupy ones. Allegedly it is a dupe for the Naked 2 palette, which I don’t own.

For this daytime look I didn’t use eyeliner.

Face:
Revlon Nearly Naked foundation in Nude
Maybelline Dream lumi touch concealer in ivory
Revlon Nearly Naked powder in Light
Tarte Amazonian clay blush in Exposed
Une mineral healthy glow mineral powder
Nyx Mosaic powder in Highlighter

Eyes:
MUA Undress me too palette:
Reveal (silvery grey) all over the lid
Exposed (darker shimmery grey) in the outer corner
Obsessed (dark shimmery brown) and Corrupt (matte black) along the lashline at the outer corner
Lavish (matte taupe) in the crease
Maybelline One by One waterproof mascara

Lips:
Mac Modesty
Nyx mega shine lipgloss in La la

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