NUDE LIPS AND SMOKEY EYE | FOTD

24 February 2015








Hello lovelies, I hope you are all well and having a good start to the week! I did this make up look the other day and got a lot of compliments and a few people on Instagram said how gorgeous my eye make up was so I thought I would share with you all how I did it!

I started of as I always do with my base, I prep my skin using the Laura Mercier foundation primer, this is by far the best primer I have ever used! It doesn't make my make up slip and glide through the day it keeps it put! Then I apply my favorite foundation at the moment Rimmel 25 hour lasting finish, this is medium to full coverage, it covers most of my blemishes up and stays put all day and into the evening and I think it gives me a more flawless coverage to my face and makes me feel the most confident. I then conceal any blemishes still on show with the Mac studio finish concealer in NW15 and dab it around my nose where I get red areas, this covers them all up lovely then I go in with another concealer being the famous Collection lasting perfection concealer in fair to really brighten up underneath my eye area, then I finish that all off with a powder to keep in place using Rimmel Stay Matte in peach glow, the only powder I use, it stays put all day and doesn't cling to my dry areas at all and it doesn't feel too cakey on the skin. 

After the base I like to add some color to my face so I contour the best I can with the Bare Minerals foundation in R310, I got this sample from a blogger event a while ago and thought how the hell am I going to use this foundation on my paleness? I then tried it out as a bronzer/contour and fell in love so have been using it ever since! It stays put all day too, then I give my cheeks a flush of color using the Topshop cream blusher in head over heels, its such a pretty coraly pink shade and gives my cheeks a lovely glow, I then like to add more 'glow' to the skin using Mac MSF in soft and gentle which I totally forgot to picture, woops but it is my favorite highlighter of all time. 

Once I have done all that I go onto the eye area, I usually do my brows before eye shadow and things so for my brows on this particular look I opted for something easy and chose the Soap and Glory Archery Brow tint & precision shaping pencil in medium brown, this is so easy to use, you literally just draw on your desired eye brow shape then fill them in using the felt tip side to give them more definition. I then colored in my eye using a new release from Bourjois their colorband eyeshadow and liner 24hr stick in the shade Rose, such a pretty dusty pink and the perfect primer to prep for any eye shadow look or on their own. I then covered that with Mac pigment in Tan, this is such a gorgeous shade and I wore this a lot on holiday last year and everyone complimented on how stunning it was, thanks to Vivianna does make up for this find! Then I used another Mac pigment in the shade Museum bronze to give it a bit of a smokey feel and added that into the crease to make my eyes pop that little bit more, two shades that I think work really well together considering how much sparkle was going on. I then defined my eyes more using a liquid eyeliner as I think this just finished a smokey eye off using the Make Up Revolution Awesome Double flick liquid eyeliner*, it really is awesome and super cheap! It stays put all day and comes with a thick side and thin brush for applying eyeliner, I use the thinner side for more precision and accuracy and it works wonders. I then finish of my eyes using a new mascara in my collection and contending to be a new firm favorite! The Maybelline Lash Sensational Multiplying mascara, I am so glad I picked this up in boots a few days ago I haven't put it down since, it is very similar to the new Benefit release and could even be better, I will be doing a review for you all soon. 

Then no make up look could be complete without a lippy right? I have been wearing this stunning nude non stop lately, it is the Mac Velvet Teddy dupe - Maybelline Color Drama Velvet lip pencil in Nude perfection, all of the lip pencils in the collection are to die for, the color pay of and longevity are just phenomenal, I have reviewed them here. I can't now stop adding all the shades to my collection, they truly are stunning and well worth the tiny £4.99 price tag.  

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