Thursday 20 March 2014

FOTD 3/19: white lids/black liner & pink lips

In my most recent beauty post I mentioned the NARS 'Final Cut' collection and I was asked to do a post featuring the Lip Pencil on my actual lips - which I guess would be more useful than just showing a swatch on my anaemic looking pale skin. I usually wear darker eyeshadows because I like how it creates the illusion of deep set eyes, which is something I don't have but in this post I'm doing the opposite and wearing white eyeshadow (obviously with a little sumtin sumtin in the crease to create a bit of depth nonetheless).

This is actually a really quick and easy look despite the fact that it looks like it requires a bit of effort. For my eyes, I first applied my Urban Decay Primer Potion (which not only helps with creasing issues but also color vibrancy) and then applied Bobbi Brown Eye Shadow in 'White' all over the lid. The reason why I actually like this white eye shadow is because it's not too blue/cool toned compared to some and it isn't chalky, which I think is particularly important for white eye shadow because otherwise it will look cheap and, well...chalky. I then used my L'Oréal Paris Infallible Gel Lacquer Liner in 'Blackest Black' and lined my upper lashes with a bit of a flick. I don't hear people talk about this liner that often but I love it because it doesn't dry out as quickly as other gel liners, doesn't transfer, doesn't smudge, and it's really black and opaque. When I left work yesterday it was pouring down with rain (obviously forgot my brolly) and my makeup did not budge despite my face being soaking wet. I used MAC Omega in the crease and on my lower lashine because when I done define my lower lashes or crease I look like a bit of an egghead. And then I curled my lashes using the Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler (why would you use anything else?) and applied mascara to my top and bottom lashes. On my lips I applied the NARS Satin Lip Pencil from the 'Final Cut' collection in 'Villa Lante' - which is only available from Nordstrom in the US so if you want it you have to order it online before it sells out! I don't feel the need to line my lips when I use NARS Lip Pencil because they are already pretty pigmented and they don't fade/smudge.

All products used:
Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation (4)
Vichy Dermablend Concealer (Opal 15)
NARS Laguna 
Anastasia Brow Wiz (Ash Blonde) & MAC Omega (for brows and crease)
Anastasia Brow Gel
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Bobbi Brown Eye Shadow (White)
L'Oréal Paris Infallible Gel Lacquer Liner (Blackest Black)
L'Oréal Paris Million Lashes (Carbon Black)
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder (Dim Light)
NARS Satin Lip Pencil (Villa Lante)

Sephora Classic Mineral Powder Brush (AMAZING for liquid foundation actually)
Shu Uemura Eyeslash Curler
MAC 217 (for all eyeshadow purposes)
MAC 266 (eyebrows)
MAC 210 (liner)
Lancome Cheek Brush # 6
Lancome Powder Brush # 1

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  1. You look so pretty, I love the NARS lip pencil xx

  2. love it! very subtle but gorgeous! xx Rena Kiss and Make Up

  3. Absolutely lovely and oh so simple! I've seen that shadow being featured by some other ladies, they love how it's sheer and so brightening without actually looking so white. I think I need a shade like that!

  4. Such a pretty look, I love the lip colour so much! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD

    P.S. I don't want to be spammy, but I have a YSL Lipstick Giveaway on my blog at the moment!

  5. So pretty, love the combination of white eyes and pink lips <3

  6. This look is lovely on you and the pink shade just really suits you! xx
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

  7. Ahhh this look is perfection, so Bardot! I definitely need to get my hands on this white shadow ;)

    xx -b.

  8. This look is so simple but beautiful. It really does remind me of Bardot like Brittany said above. I also loved the lip color.


  9. This lip product is gorgeous on you <3

  10. Really beautiful and fresh look! Love the colour of the lipstick! x

  11. Love the look<3 the lip product is amazing!

  12. You look so beautiful! I love that NARS Lip Pencil, what a gorgeous shade! xx

  13. That is such a lovely lip colour on you, it works really well on your skin tone and against your hair colour; very pretty :)
    Amy x | A Little Boat Sailing

  14. I've nominated you for a Liebster award!

  15. I too love the lip color, I need to get my hands on some Nars lip products!

    Jordan | Boho Vanity


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