Monday, 21 October 2013

Whats on my face #2

I haven't done a whats on my face post since july - say whaaaat?! I love doing these posts and seeing how my make-up style changes so i'll defnitely try and do them more often. Today i went for quite a simple look with a dark bold lip as i wanted to try out my new nars lipstick.

I kept the skin really natural and dewy using the laura mericer foundation primer in radiance, giorgio armani luminous silk foundation, nars radiant creamy concealer and the mac mineralize skinfinish in lightscapade. I never usually bother with primer but i wanted my makeup to last all day today, and as i was wearing a dark lip i needed to add some extra radiance to my skin so it didn't look flat and lifeless in contrast. For the cheeks i used my much loved nars laguna bronzer to warm up my face (i cant believe i only just tried this a couple of months ago, definitely holy grail!) as it just gives me a really natural sunkissed look whilst still defining my cheekbones enough to give me a little bit of shape. I also used the nars blush in liberté which is just a gorgeous red-peach shade, a perfect alternative to coral for the autumn. I applied a really light wash just to give my cheeks a bit of life without it being too overpowering. I recently purchased the jouer highlighter and i must say i absolutely love it. I found my mac pearl cream colour base would look slightly cakey if applied over blush but this just blends in like a dream and look really natural but still gives me a lovely glow.

For the eyes, I've gone back to using powder on my brows. I wen't through a phase of using my hourglass brow sculpting pencil again, and then i tried out the l'oreal brow artiste, but my mac eyeshadow in brun always reigns supreme for brows as its just so quick and easy to apply, and defines my brows nicely without being too harsh. I then set them with a new product, the maybelline brow drama brow gel. I have the shade dark brown and although i haven't tried using this on its own, i find that when applied over the powder it helps my brows to look a little less flat and drawn on, and just gives them a bit of fullness. On my eyeballs i used a slight bit of mac wedge eyeshadow right in the crease to define slightly, and i then applied the revlon grow luscious mascara to my top and bottom lashes. I always forget how much i love this mascara, one coat gives so much volume and its actually surprisingly easy to apply to the bottom lashes.

And now for the star of the show, The nars pure matte lipstick in volga. I purchased this on a whim when i ordered my nars 'ride up to the moon' palette as i refuse to pay for shipping, but i actually love it. It's matte, but when applied over a balm it glides on super easily and is really pigmented. In this picture its faded slightly as it was taken a couple hours after i applied my makeup, but you can see it freshly applied in todays earlier post. This is definitely going to be one of my most worn autumn lipsticks.

So, there we have it, todays (well, saturdays) face.
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