So I'm back with a face of the day. I know, I know, long time no speak!
As we transition in to autumn I always get excited to start wearing fall make up which for me mostly consists of darker lipstick. I recently bought a new lip product which I just fell in love with so thought I would show you the look I created. I was sort of aiming for 1940's old Hollywood when I was doing my hair and make up and above is the outcome. I really liked the end result and got lots of compliments on my make up that day, which lets face it, is always nice!
Here are the products I used.....
I started by applying my MAC Pro Longwear Concealer (NC20) on any blemishes, which for me is around my chin area and under my eyes. I really like this concealer. It is easy to work with, isn't cake and lasts well on my skin.
Once blended out I applied my new YSL Le Teint Encre De Peau foundation. This is the newest addition to my foundation collection. I will do a full review on it soon but I am loving it so far. Light weight, good coverage, lasts well, prevents shine....thumbs up! I used my favourite Marc Jacobs Face II brush to blend this in to my skin.
Next I moved on to my brows, filling them in with Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Brow Colour in Dark Brown. This product takes a bit of getting used to but I love how long lasting it is, the more practice then easier it becomes.
For my eyes I wanted to use all matte shades and I didn't want anything too dramatic, just a bit of definition in the cease. I used my Bobbi Brown Rich Chocolate Eye Palette which at first I wasn't a fan of but now I love the matter shades far more than the shimmery shades. I swept Soft Buff all over my lid then went in and defined my cease with Earth, making sure everything was blended out perfectly.
Once my eyeshadow was done I drew on flicked out liner using the Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner. This has to be my all time favourite eyeliner, it is very black and the marker pen makes creating winged liner fool proof! I followed this with a healthy coat of Urban Decay Super Curling Mascara.
To finish the eyes I applied Millie Mackintosh Ibiza lashes. Unfortunately I think these were limited edition however I love all of Millie's lashes, they all look amazing and the quality is second to none. The Ibiza lashes get longer towards the outer edge which really complimented the winged liner.
With my peepers finished, I moved on to perfecting my complexion. I dusted Sephora Shimmering Bronzer all over my face, focusing on creating a 3 shape along my forehead, cheeks and jaw line. I have been adoring this bronzer recently. The mixture of shades just gives the pretties bronzed glow.
For cheeks I swirled on a touch of E.L.F Studio Blush in Mellow Mauve. These E.L.F Blushes are seriously good value for money at only £3.95. The colour range is great and they are very pigmented. Mellow Mauve is the perfect autumn colour.
As always I finished my look with some lip colour. I found these new Maybelline Colour Drama Intense Velvet Lip Pencils in Superdrug last week and am no obsessed with them. They remind me of the Nars Satin Lip Pencils. The provide a matte velvet dose of colour. They are so pigmented and literally stay on your lips forever with out bleeding or smudging. They are amazing! The colour I chose to wear for this look was Berry Much which I beyond love! I was so impressed I now have three other shades :)
There you have a breakdown of my face of the day with plum lips.
I worn this look all day from visiting my gran to going out for dinner. I loved how simple and classic it was yet just dramatic enough.
I would definitely suggest checking out the YSL foundation and the new Maybelline Intense Velvet Lip Pencils!