Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Spring face


Urban Decay Buck
Nars Laguna Bronzer
GOSH Long Lasting Eyeliner Pen in Carbon Black
Maybelline the Falsies Big Eyes mascara

Eyebrows: Mac Omega eyeshadow


L'oreal True Match foundation
Max Factor Facefinity Foundation (mixed together for my colour)
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder (only a little bit on T-zone)
Nars Laguna Bronzer
Topshop cream blush in Head Over Heels
Benefit Watts Up

Lips: Tanya Burr lip gloss in Picnic in the Park

I've never been one to particularly pay attention to makeup trends, but this year I have heard a lot about one certain kind of look. I really like the idea of applying bronzer as eyeshadow, as these dusky/bronzey kinds of shades are some of my favourite to wear anyway, as they usually bring out the blue in my eyes (I am also a sucker for any multi-use product!)
The look to pair with these muddy, matte eyes, so I havc heard, is glossy lips and dewy skin. This is the part which was fairly unfamiliar to me. However, I have learned to love it! As I have said many times before, my skin is combination, leaning towards oily, so shiny or 'dewy' skin is not a look I would usually favour. I used to be baffled that anyone would want to achieve this look on their skin, but I have since learned that there is an art to it, and it can make you look glowing and healthy (rather than greasy as I had always thought it would). As I said, I would usually try my best to make my skin as matte as possible, piling on as much translucent powder as I could, but for this look I went much lighter with the powder. I couldn't let myself abandon powder completely - anyone who is brave enough to do this, I envy you - but I only dusted a little bit onto my forehead, nose and chin. For extra glowiness, I applied my favourite highlighter of the moment, Benefit Watts Up. I received a mini version in a Christmas set, and I have fallen in love. The full-size has definitely gone on The List. It is actually a very subtle highlighter when you first apply it, and only needs a tiny bit of blending. The blending part is quite difficult, I have found, as you can often accidentally rub off the product, but you get the knack after a few times.
The glossy lips is another look which I don't often try. I have said in the past that lip gloss is not one of my favourite products, and I think in the back of my mind I have always stigmatized it because of thoughts of messiness and hair getting stuck to your lips - never a pleasant experience. However, after hearing all of the fuss about Tanya Burr's recent lip gloss collection, I had to order one. I really like the colour, and the formula is growing on me. I'm just not quite sure yet. Who knows, maybe i'll be converted soon!

 This photo was obviously taken on a different day to the others, but it is pretty much exactly the same look, and the dewiness of my skin shows up a bit more, so I thought I would include it :)

Hope you enjoyed!

1 comment:

  1. I love the winged eyeliner look, and the eagle necklace is amazing! It's a great statement piece :)