Saturday, 16 July 2016

Bronzed Summer Makeup; Face Of The Day (FOTD)


Hello, today I really wanted to share this makeup look that I created. I actually did this about a week or two ago so finally getting it up! All of the photo's above are un edited as I wanted to keep it as real as I could. That way you can see the makeup for what it is, I took these photos in front of my window in natural lighting too. This is one of my favourite looks to wear, I am wearing lashes here but that was just to complete the look really, I wouldn't opt for them on a everyday basis.

I feel like this look has very earthy tones to it. I opted for the browns and rose blush colours and I really like that natural look they give. I don't know why I decided to add fur cones in the photo's, they are actually a winter thing and this makeup I guess would be for we are experiencing summer right now and might I just add, what a glorious sunshiny day it is too :-) 

Makeup I used;

Foundation and Blush:

I mixed some of Clinique's - Even Better Foundation (Honey 06) with a bit of Lancome's - Teint Idole Ultra 24H (010) I did a blog post on the Lancome's foundation, see it here.
My fake tan was on it's fading stage here so had to mix these both together to get the right colour for my skin. Both are highly recommended foundations by the way, the Clinique one i've used for maybe 2 years and the Lancome one for about 1 year. Both are great coverage on the skin and you don't need a lot on. The Lancome one also smells like a holiday, it reminds me of sun tan lotion :-)

On top of that I use my trusty Mac - Studio Fix (C4) which I love. I also have a blog post on this powder which you can see here.

Now I don't usually bother with contour or highlight on a daily basis but when I do i've been using Bronze & Sculpt Contour Kit from MUA (Light/Medium). This is a great little compact with a mirror inside and very pigmented on the skin too.

Then for the blusher, i've used Rimmel's Lasting finish blusher in Live Pink (050). It goes nicely on the skin and again, pigmented. I've used it for ages :-)

Eyes and Lips: 

I have been using eyelid primer for a while now and find it really good at holding the colour on the lids. Saying this I should probably use a face primer...I have one, I just forget to use it! Weird how I always remember my eyelid primer tho! Anyway the one I've been using is by Elf, It's almost empty though so need to get a new one soon, any recommendations? I've only ever used my Elf one.

For the eyeshadow, I recently discovered the Sleek eyeshadow palettes, I have i-Divine in Au Naturel (601)
I really love how pigmented these colours are and they have such a huge range of palettes to choose from as well. The colours in the Naturel one are gorgeous and I would say I use all the colours equally, there isn't a favourite I always go for, which is a good thing as I am making the most of them all! I guess the black would be least used. I did do a full review on this palette so if you wanna see more, click here. Oh and for the colours I used in this look, I chose Bark (3rd from the right, bottom row) and Cappuccino (3rd from the right, top row)

For the eyeliner, I usually go for black but for this look being more soft and natural I used my brown eye pencil from Aveda in colour Cacao (914). Sometimes it's nice to use a brown over black because it's less harsh and gives a more softer, subtle look. I then used my white kohl pencil from Barry M. A brand I really love and would definitely recommend, I love a lot of there products and they have a huge range.

For the mascara I used False Lash Architect by Loreal (Black). This mascara is good but not a favourite, I actually really like Loreal's Telescopic Mascara better, that is an all time fave of mine. It doesn't really matter about the lashes though as I did apply fake ones on top. I forgot to add these in the photo but they were some natural looking ones from Eylure which you can find in Boots or Superdrug.

To finish off I used my Lipstick by Loreal - Linda Evangelista (716) and I really love this colour. I actually wanted a lipstick this kinda shade and from my current collection this was the closest. I do find it a bit sheen for my liking, I actually prefer a more matte finish to a shiny one but it's still a gorgeous colour.

I really hope you liked this look and I really enjoyed writing this. I hope you all enjoy the rest of the hot summer weekend we are having at the moment and I will hopefully see you all again in my next post.




  1. gorgeous makeup! you look beautiful <3


  2. Love this look 😍 absolutely gorgeous 💗


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