Monday, September 30, 2013

My Everyday Face

Everyday Make up

Whilst I may have aspirations to look uber glamourous at work when it comes down to it I'd prefer that extra five minutes in bed - yes I love the snooze button. I also find that as I spend most of my day darting in and out of meetings I've yet to find a look that remains the same with little more than a touch of lipstick between meetings - until now.

A combination of products I'd been sent to review and those I've brought or were at my disposal have helped me create the perfect low maintenance look that suits me on a day to day basis.

I start with Liz Earle Sheer Skin Tint* in Bare 01. This was my first foray into Liz Earle's make up range and I was a bit concerned about the shade as it looked too pale in the tube but applied to the face it works like a dream and is the right light coverage I prefer. I disguise any blemishes and my hated under eye circles with Bobbi Brown's Creamy Concealer in Sand and follow this with a dusting of Chanel Les Beiges No 30 all over the face. I'm so glad I finally gave in and purchased this product. Such a finely milled light powder that really does give that sheer glow to the skin.

A pop of colour on my cheeks is provided by Chanel's Creme Blush in Affinite applied with Real Techniques Due-Fibre Contour Brush. When I first went to buy this the sales assistant told me it wasn't right for me, I'm glad I disagreed.

Brows are filled in using either my Anastasia Brow Wiz or Mac Omega depending on my mood, which also depends on whether I sweep some Omega across my lid.

My love affair with mascara's continues in the form of Barry M's Lash Vegas*. By the end of the day I need to neither touch up or remove any black smudges under my eyes which is a major plus in my book. I can also finally understand the people who claim they cannot live without mascara as it changes the look of your eyes without needing to apply eye shadow.

Finally I hide my lack of sleep with Rimmel's Wake Me Up concealer and reach for one of my lipsticks, in this case Rosette by Clinque.

What I love about this look is if I'm heading out of an evening it's usually only necessary to add some more Les Beiges, maybe some blush and usually I'll go for a red lipstick (tonight it's Chanel Amant). I'm finding this low maintenance look really works for me right now.

Below you can see the before and after looks. I must stress that the after has not been photoshopped despite my hair being a different colour! I actually took the before picture in the morning and the after once I'd done the above touch ups when the evening light was coming through my window so it has shown up the colour in my hair better.


I'd love to know if you've tried any of these products or what you use in your minimal everyday make up or even if you think this is still too high maintenance. 

*PR Sample

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21 comments:

  1. id love to know more about the liz earl tint... i have been eyeing it up! lol
    im not sure its enough coverage for me though...

    I have been looking for a finishing powder that sets whatever you put underneath yet doesnt look too "powdery". im yet to try something that i think really gives the right result! X

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    1. I'm planning a further review of the Liz Earle Skin Tint soon along with some other fab goodies they've sent me :o) x

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  2. You look lovely! Very natural
    xo Elle

    www.beautyisawonderland.com

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  3. I'm so jealous of your Chanel powder! And she wasn't a very good sales assistant telling you it doesn't suit you! I think you look lovely :) Rachel xx

    www.pillarbox-post.blogspot.com

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    1. The sad thing is she lost a sale which went to another assistant but I guess that's the difference of knowing your stuff! x

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  4. Gorgeous look. That Chanel cream blush looks b-e-a-utiful. So jealous you own such an amazing product. Been eyeing them for a while!

    http://bigbeautybag.blogspot.com/

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  5. You look beautiful before and after! I've been really intrigued by the skin tint, I have their foundation, which I love so I think I might like the tint too!

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

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    1. Such a lovely thing to say thank you! The skin tint is definitely worth looking in to x

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  6. The blush!!! It looks amazing! I may also have to give that mascara a try

    xx

    www.salted-roses.blogspot.com

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    1. It's such a great colour for that healthy look! The mascara is definitely worth a try x

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  7. It's so good you didn't listen, the blush looks gorgeous on you :) new follower :) so glad I've found your blog!

    Rebecca Coco

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  8. Great selection of products, I'm still trying to find my go-to every day products!
    Love your blog <3
    mintsunday.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Good luck with your every day make up search! I'm so pleased to have found mine, it makes life so much easier! x

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    2. I love your look. What wonderful prducts I love Chanel. Thank you for your comment on my blog you are a dear. Everything is getting better I have to post about it soon. Grace xoox

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  9. You've got some really amazing products there :) Your makeup looks absolutely beautiful!
    Hayfa
    http://www.londonloafers.com

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  10. Your everyday face makeup is fabulous, so natural and gorgeous xx

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