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FACE OF THE DAY

As before, here’s the FOTD that goes with my most recent OOTD!

 

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Holy eyebags. Batman! Should have tried harder with the concealer, I guess. Oh, well. Did manage to kill the raging hormonal explosion on my cheek, so it might have been worse! Back to my beloved Naked 3 for the eyes here, but I am trying out something new with the foundation. I’m looking for something different at the moment, and in the running are Dior Skin Star, Estee Lauder Double Wear, and MUFE HD foundation. The trouble is, I’m both pale and yellow/neutral toned. Getting foundation to match this shade is, as I’ve mentioned before, nothing short of nightmarish. Consequently, I’m hoping to get to trial a few before ultimately making a decision. The lovely Anna at the Dior counter in House of Fraser in Dundrum was kind enough to give me a trial pot of both #10 (light pink-toned) and #11 (light yellow-toned) to use at home to see how it worked out for me.

I’m wearing #11 here, and I think it worked out okay! I am LOVING this foundation. I’m not 100% sure on the shade (I will want to try out the #10 first for comparison), but the foundation itself is lovely. It’s very, very buildable (I only did a light and sheer application here) and not heavy or smothering at all. Compared to the Urban Decay Naked Skin I usually use, this oddly feels far more… Naked. Despite this, it gives pretty excellent coverage. (Although as you can tell from the picture above, you might want to apply a concealer in the eye area with it too, or at least more than one light layer if you have persistent dark circles.) The only complaint I had was that oddly, at the end of the day, I had mascara smears under my eyes. That usually never happens with this mascara, and I’m wondering if I just didn’t give it enough time to dry (I was in a bit of a rush this morning) or if there’s something about this foundation that encourages mascara to smear? More testing definitely required– perhaps if I try it with a powder…

Here’s what else I was wearing:

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Skin
Kiehl’s MicroBlur Skin Perfector (not pictured, because oops)
Inglot Cream Concealer in #60
Clinique Line Smoothing Concealer in #02 Light
Dior Skin Star in #11 Creme

Eyes
Eylure Brow Palette in Blonde
Urban Decay Naked #3 (Strange, Buzz, Liar, Factory)
Max Factor Masterpiece Waterproof Mascara in Black

Lips
Guerlain Gloss D’Enfer in #464

Cheeks
Benefit Dandelion Blush
Inglot
Face and Body Illuminator in #61

 
Do you have any foundation recommendations for me? What do you think of DiorSkin Star? Do you have any tips for encouraging your mascara to stay in place? Drop me a line and let me know!

-A-

FACE OF THE DAY

As before, here’s the FOTD that goes with my most recent OOTD!

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I’m breaking into my Naked 2 for the first time here. Oh, how I love the Naked palettes– let me count the ways…! One, two, three… Three and a half (Naked On The Run). Here’s what else I’m using:

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Skin
Kiehl’s MicroBlur Skin Perfector
Inglot Cream Concealer in #60
Clinique Line Smoothing Concealer in #02 Light
Urban Decay Naked Foundation in #0.5

Eyes
Eylure Brow Palette in Blonde
Urban Decay Naked #2 (Foxy, Half Baked, Snakebite, Suspect)
Max Factor Masterpiece Waterproof Mascara in Black

Lips
Chanel Brilliant Gloss in #66

Cheeks
Benefit Dandelion Blush
Inglot
Face and Body Illuminator in #61

I’m happy enough how this turned out, even if it’s not quite perfect because there were many points where it tried to go horribly, horribly wrong. Firstly, my skin is throwing a minor wobbly right now. That’s all right; I just pasted on the concealer(s) and then foundation. Job done, sort of. Then my eye makeup went wrong. Twice. First, I messed up my eyelining, which had to be corrected. Not so big a deal, though you can still see where some mascara has made the liner darker looking on one eye, alas.

Then, inexplicably, I managed to smear mascara over both my eyelids and also ALL OVER MY FACE. In trying to fix the escaped mascara on my eye, I got it on my hands, and then got it on my cheeks, and then my nose… Cleaning that mess up took a while, as you can imagine, which is why the above photo is a bit rushed– by this point, I was running very short on time!

I do like how the eyes turned out despite all the problems, though. Naked 2 is every bit as brilliant as I was hoping it would be… So long as you don’t make a mess of yourself while using it, anyway.

What new additions to your makeup collection are you loving right now? What do you wish you’d tried earlier? How often do you make an utter mess of your face in the mornings (please say frequently, so I don’t feel so useless and alone)? Drop me a line and let me know!

-A-

FACE OF THE DAY

The other day, I posted up my OOTD, but thought it might be fun to do a separate FOTD post for the makeup I had on at the time, because it actually turned out pretty well!

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Here’s a rundown of the products I used:

Skin
Kiehl’s MicroBlur Skin Perfector
Inglot Cream Concealer in #60
Clinique Line Smoothing Concealer in #02 Light

Eyes
Eylure Brow Palette in Blonde
Urban Decay Naked #1 (Virgin and Gunmetal)
Max Factor Masterpiece Waterproof Mascara in Black

Lips
Charlotte Tilbury Lip Lustre in Red Vixen

Cheeks
Estee Lauder Tender Blush in Rose Nuance

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My skin is actually not acting up terribly at the moment, so I was able to get away with a little bit of primer and some concealer, applied very gently with my (freshly washed!) fingertips. I’d intended to have the focus on the lips, but the eyes turned out more intense than I’d intended, so instead of going overboard on the lips, I skipped the lipstick I was intending to use and went with gloss-only for a lighter look.

In addition to the products above, I used a selection of brushes for this, a mix of Real Techniques, Jemma Kidd, and Catrice:

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Brush #1 is used for blusher, obviously, and despite the fact that I only used two shades on my eyes, I did use the other five brushes on those!

I used the Real Techniques “Deluxe Crease Brush” (#2) to apply Virgin as a base all over the lid and right up to the brow bone. This is a great brush because it’s huge and really soft, so it can do either blending or base application in a jiffy. That done, I then took #4 (the Jemma Kidd pencil brush) to apply Gunmetal to the crease, and blended it out with #3, the Real Techniques Duo Fibre Eye Brush. This brush is surprisingly useful; it doesn’t pick up a lot of product, so if you’ve blended too much, you can easily use it to add a little more colour to your look without having to worry about overdoing it in one stroke.

Then I took #6 (which is from Catrice and is actually a lip brush), dipped the pointy end in the Gunmetal, and applied it very gently along the lower lid, just outside the lash line. The tip of this brush is so fine that you can easily nudge individual lashes out of the way and get a really super precise line– almost like an eyeliner, but much softer. I then did the same on the upper lashes, and blended both out with #5, the Real Techniques Accent Brush.

I finished by curling my eyelashes, applying the mascara, and then letting my lashes dry before curling a second time. While they were drying, I filled in my brows with the Eylure powder, applied a light slick of the Charlotte Tilbury gloss to my lips, and added gentle sweep of the blush to finish up my look. I then gave my lashes another go of the curler just for extra hold (which lasted more or less all day). Overall, I was quite happy with how it worked out!

What products are you loving right now? Which brushes are your go-to godsends? What colours see the most use from your shadow palettes? Drop me a line and let me know!

-A-

PRODUCT EXPERIENCE: INGLOT CREAM CONCEALER

I’ve had this product for a while, but I don’t think I’ve talked about it before, which is a shame, because it’s damn good.

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This is shade #60, and don’t worry, your eyes aren’t deceiving you. It is indeed green. Quite obviously, undeniably, green: the colour of split-pea soup with all the unfortunate horror-movie associations that entails.

That is what makes it so brilliant.

Colour correction is something that’s been around for a while, though as a general rule I can’t be bothered with it; I skip foundation anyway, most of the time. However, there are days where you quite simply cannot skip concealer, not unless you want people asking you what minimum safe distance is for when Krakatoa goes off. On those days, this is just the fellow you need.

The best way to use this stuff, I find, is to layer on your primer, and then use this. Let it dry. (This is a pain, but also important.) Dust a little of your finishing powder over the top with the pad of your finger. Then apply your flesh-toned concealer (but gently). Finally, dust with powder again to set. (If you want to use foundation, you can do it before concealer, after the first round of powder, but obviously you need to be even more gentle with it.)

This does a really good line in covering spots, but it does not feel especially good to use. It’s thick –thicker than my Benefit Boiing– a bit like toothpaste, and if you were ever short something to fingerprint a criminal, this would do rightly. (No joke: when applied directly to the skin with a fingertip, it leaves a perfect fingerprint mark until blended out.) However, it also absolutely kills the redness of spots, and provides a pretty good base for regular concealer, so despite the weird feeling of applying it, I’m going to be keeping this one around for a long time. Unfortunately, I have no recollection of what this one costs, but Inglot is generally a budget-to-mid-price brand, so it can’t be too terrible.

If you’re in the market for heavy-duty colour correction concealer, you should definitely give this one a chance; it’s earned its place in my permanent collection, and I will definitely be repurchasing.

Do you use colour-correcting concealer? Are you an Inglot fan? Have you tried this product out? Drop me a line and let me know!

-A-

PRODUCT EXPERIENCE: INGLOT HIGHLIGHTING POWDER

I bought this a little while ago, but never got around to doing a write up on it. Inglot is a brand that’s doing gangbusters in Ireland at the moment, and it’s easy to understand why: it’s new, it’s different, their quality is good, their price is good, and their range is excellent. You can get almost anything you’re looking for with Inglot, though this their AMC White Highlighting Powder is one of my recent favourites.

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First thing’s first: I’m pale. I’m really, really pale. Ghostly. And I don’t wear bronzer. And I rarely have a tan. So. For me? White powder: basically foundation. Lightly blended, this gives me a gentle, glowing highlight. What I like about this stuff is that it’s not at all shimmery; it’s a matte white, but somehow manages to give a light glow without any actual light reflection, which is something I adore. It’s lightweight, too, and my skin doesn’t feel heavy or clogged when I’m wearing it.

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Top swatch is three or four passes of colour, not blended. Swatch below is two light swipes, blended. This powder blends incredibly easily, and gives a really pretty non-shimmery glow.

I’m working though my pot of this at a fairly unusual rate for me, because I like to use a lot of it (hopefully nobody will take my photo with a flash when I’m wearing it, lest I scare small children or look like I’ve been trying to bathe in talcum powder), and I would definitely recommend it to everyone… Well. Everyone with pale skin, anyway. Unfortunately, I can’t remember the price of this one, and Ingot don’t list them online, but so far as I can recall, it was in the €20 bracket.

Are you an Ingot fan? Do you brave white powder? Do you live in permanent terror of someone taking your picture while you’re wearing it? Drop me a line and let me know!
-A-

INSIDE MY MAKEUP DRAWER #9

Let’s look at some more things Inside My Makeup Drawer! Today we’re delving into my bag of:

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Lipsticks & Glosses

1 x Revlon Just Bitten Kissable (Lovesick)
1 x Wet & Wild Mega Slicks Balm Stain (E127)
1 x PS Love (Pink)
1 x Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick (Sugar Plum)
1 x Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick (Nude Pink)
1 x Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick (To Nude Or Not To Nude?)
1 x Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick (Diva Red)
1 x Max Glaze (Frou)
1 x Inglot Lipstick (138)
1 x Max Factor Lasting Finish Lip Tint  (01)
1 x Max Factor Lasting Finish Lip Tint  (05)
1 x Max Factor Lasting Finish Lip Tint  (60)
1 x Clinique Different Lipstick (Raspberry Glaze)
1 x Clinique Different Lipstick (Blushing Nude Soft Shine)
1 x Clinique Long Last Lipstick (Pink Spice)
1 x Clinique Long Last Lipstick (Blushing Nude)
1 x Clinique Colour Surge Lipstick (Sassy Spice)
1 x Clinique Colour Surge Lipstick (Vintage Red)
1 x Clinique Colour Surge Lipstick (Delovely)
1 x Clinique Moisture Sheer Lipstick (Silver Pink)
2 x Smashbox O-Plump
1 x Chanel Lipgloss (66)
1 x Guerlain  Lipgloss (464)
1 x Technic Lipgloss (Gold)
1 x Estee Lauder Pure Colour Ultra Light Gloss (Sparkling Shell)
1 x Maybelline Super Stay 10H Tint Gloss (Forever Fuchsia)

Holy wow that’s a lot of lipsticks. I had no idea I’d accumulated so many over the years? Some of these are definitely from the Jurassic era! I should probably toss them out, but some of them are just too pretty and difficult to replace…

Do you have any lingering old favourites in your makeup drawer? Do you spy any of your preferred lip colours here? Drop me a line and let me know!
-A-

INSIDE MY MAKEUP DRAWER #8

Next on Inside My Makeup Drawer, part eight:

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Blushers & Highlighters

1 x Autograph Pure Colour Powder
1 x Inglot AMC Face & Body Illuminator 61
1 x Inglot AMC White Highlighting Powder
1 x Estee Lauder Tender Blush Rose Nuance

Not pictured: Benefit Danlion, Nyx Winter In Moscow Pink Blush, Clinque Quick Blush Pronto Pink

I just love blushers; they’re one of the few items of makeup that I wear more or less daily. My collection of these is pretty small, but when it comes to blush, I’m less interested in having several options and more interested in finding the one that most closely matches my natural flush.

Are you a blusher fan? Have you found your perfect blush? Drop me a line and let me know!
-A-

INSIDE MY MAKEUP DRAWER #7

Number seven on the list of things Inside My Makeup Drawer:

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Primers, Concealers, & Foundations

1 x Benefit Pore Professional
1 x Smashbox Photo Finish
1 x Inglot Cream Concealer 60
1 x Benefit Boi-Ing 01
1 x Rimmel Perfect Match Foundation 100
1 x La Prairie Brightening Eye Treatment 10
1 x Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream Fair
1 x Creme De La Mer Foundation Porcelain

Yep, you guessed it: I’m pale as a ghost and I don’t like wearing heavy foundation. It’s actually really difficult for me to find foundations that match my skin colour and I don’t much enjoy the feel of it on my skin so this side of my makeup collection is on the small side. I do love a good primer, though!

Are you a foundation fan, or do you prefer a nearly naked face? Are any of your favourites featured here? Drop me a line and let me know!
-A-

 

INSIDE MY MAKEUP DRAWER #3

Inside My Makeup Drawer continues today with part three:

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Inglot Travel Brush Set

I’m going to be honest, here: I haven’t a bloody clue what half of these brushes are for. There’s obviously a big blusher brush and two eye brushes, but not sure what either end of the white one is for, nor the skinny end of the one on the second left. Eyeliner? Concealer? Lips? Those would be my guesses, but I can’t be sure. The little bamboo-handle brushes are eye brushes I bought from a set in Boots a while ago, and just stuffed two in here for extras since I had the space.

The photo was taken before my visit to Gran Canaria, so I hadn’t used any of the brushes then. After saving this for about a year and a half, I finally took it away with me on my trip and did use some of them and I can tell you they they’re pretty excellent and super easy to pack away to bring with you. I’m glad I had it to take with me, though I think I will still keep it for flight travel and just bring my regular brushes with me any time I am going away on a trip that only involves a car as I don’t want to “waste” them!

Do you save things up to use for certain occasions, or do you dive into everything you buy right away? Are you a fan of Inglot brushes? Drop me a line and let me know!
-A-

IN PURSUIT: THE PERFECT PINK LIPSTICK

When it comes to lip colour, having found Right Red and the Best Brown for me (both of which will be covered in a future post), I covet the Perfect Pink lipstick, but so far it has proved elusive. I mentioned in a previous post how I am forever in pursuit of the perfect blusher— my quest for the perfect pink lipstick is likewise ongoing.  I may, however, have reached a temporary solution in the combination of two different pinks overlaid which kind of give the effect I’m after…

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