Sunday, 24 October 2010

Embracing New Products; Simple Sunday FOTD...

Evening girlies.. 

It's been a while since I last posted a FOTD, so after getting ready for work this morning and having some rare spare time before I have to hop in the car to get to work, I thought I'd take a few snaps and show you how I'm currently doing my makeup and what products I'm using on a day to day basis. 

Cue the cheesy photos...

[Jumper - H&M & Scarf - Zara]

I've recently been spritzing my skin with MAC's Fix+ before I apply my foundation. This leaves my skin hydrated, glowy and allows the foundation to be blended in really effectively. For me personally I am yet to find a moisturiser which sits 'right' on my skin yet underneath my foundation, they all seem to just sit there and not sink in which means when I apply the foundation I get a cakey, unnatural finish.

On another note, a couple of new products I'm really getting some use out of are; firstly the new Sleek blush in 'Rose Gold', a beautiful corally pink with a gold shimmery undertone and secondly the 'Her Own Devices' beauty powder from MAC from the Cruella line of the Venomous Villains collection. I've been using the latter almost as a setting powder to finish off my foundation rather than my natural MSF, just for a change.


On my eyes I've been keeping it fairly simple. Today I was working 11-4pm and then straight out for a glass or two of wine with everyone from work so I wanted something which would see me through. I used UDPP to prime my eyes, yes I keep trying this out, but no it has still not managed to convert me from my beloved MAC Paintpots.. Am I missing something? Shadow wise I simply used Urban Decay's Virgin all over the lid and then swept a touch of 'Smog' through the crease. You may have noticed I have lined my upper lash line. I personally LOVE this look on other people, but I could never manage to get the line thin enough to not look over dramatic, but yet smooth. However, I have 100% solved this problem with the new 'Precision Ink' liner from the new Art of Darkness collection from Illamasqua. This liner is seriously amazing, I may in fact do a separate post on this as I'm in love! 

Finally, I kept my lip simple with one of favourites from MAC, the very nude and very wearable 'Myself'..

What new products have you lovelies been wearing & embracing this week? 

Lots of love 
Xxx

33 comments:

  1. Just too gorgeous. I want to be you. You make me feel ugly haha. God. :( sad me! xx

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  2. i love how you look so glamorous with neutral makeup. gorgeous ! i love your jumper too x

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  3. you look truly radiantly gorgeous in these photos :) xx

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  4. You look fab and your skin is so great! *pretends not to be jealous!*

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  5. Your eyes look amazing. I really want the Illamasqua liner - keep hearing great things about it.x

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  6. your makeup look's gorgeous!xx

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  7. Pretty, pretty, pretty!
    I love the feeling of MAC Fix + before and after makeup, it just brightens up my skin!
    XOXO
    Catanya
    P.D; your pictures look always so so good!

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  8. Love this look! You look gorgeous!

    xxx

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  9. So pretty! This makeup is absolutely gorgeous on you. xoxo

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  10. Thanks for all of the super lovely comments girls :)

    @ Lily - It's amazing, honestly buy it! hehe x

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  11. You look beautiful. Loving the clothes and the how the foundation looks on your skin

    http://lolamarie02.blogspot.com/

    xx

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  12. You always look absolutely gorgeous and everytime you do a post detailing what products you use I find my makeup wishlisy getting longer and longer. Just flawless :) x

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  13. you look beautiful, i have the same problem with moisturiser i think i will try the MAC's Fix+.

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  14. You look gorgeous! I never found the benefit of my fix + for 'setting' my foundation so I will try it before my foundation =) I picked up rose gold today and your photo confirms it was a great buy! xx

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  15. This is bloody gorgeous! End of :)
    x

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  16. your cheeks look radient. PERFECTION!
    xxx

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  17. just found your blog and followed! :) love this makeup look...just gorgeous!
    xxemilie
    http://beautyblether.blogspot.com/

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  18. WOW. you're stunning :) love the look.

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  19. You look lush! Loving the eye make-up!

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  20. you are soooo gorgeous! your eye makeup always looks perfect :) xx

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  21. You are so bloody gorgeous! It really isn't fair..! xx

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  22. Need this blush in my life, you look gorg as always xxx

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  23. i love how gorgeous and smooth your skin looks and the glow your cheecks give is down right beautiful! love your eyes

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  24. i love the MAC lip colour,
    you look great!
    www.kaatieeee.blogspot.com

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  25. your skin looks gorgeous!
    & loving the eyeliner :)

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  26. you are so unbelievably gorgeous.
    wowza.<3

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  27. Laura, your skin is flawless. Beautiful :)

    Love, Lauren
    xox

    www.laurensdressingroom.blogspot.com

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  28. You look so pure
    love your lips

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  29. This is an awesome pic of you.. I love your jumper/scarf combo the colors are awesome, along with the makeup of course :)

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