Monday, 15 October 2012

Look of the Day: Ambition, Power, and Excitement

Even though the heat of the summer has largely escaped us now, I still like to throw some warm, vivid colours into the mix during the cooler months. Wearing variations of coral is one of my favourite ways to brighten my complexion year-round and today's featured look demonstrates a recent attempt to create a warm, coral-heavy look for fall.

The key players in this look are Illamasqua Powder Blush in Excite, a vibrant coral-orange shade, and Lush Emotional Brilliance Liquid Lipsticks in Ambition, a bright red, and Power, a vivid orange-coral. Illamasqua Excite is my first blush from the brand and I'm totally smitten! The shade looks quite intimidating in the pan, but with the right brush and a light hand you can totally make it work for fair skin! I used a pretty generous amount to create this look, but I often break the rule of wearing *a bit* too much blush. Keeps me looking healthy! :) Ambition and Power are two of my favourite shades from the Lush Emotional Brilliance line, and, when mixed together, the complemented Excite quite nicely! (You can view swatches of all of my Emotional Brilliance lipsticks here).

The Breakdown:

oundation: Revlon ColourStay Whipped Creme Makeup in Buff
Corrector: Bobbi Brown in Light Bisque
Concealer: Cle de Peau in Ivory
Powder: MAC Blot in Medium
Bronzer: Chanel Sable Rose
Blush: Illamasqua Powder Blush in Excite
Highlighter: MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Light Year

Brows: Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in Ash Blonde
Primer: Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden
Eye Shadows: Laura Mercier Eye Shadow in Sandstone (all over lid and as a highlight on inner corners/brow bone) and a mix of the brown and pink shades from the Chanel Sable Rose bronzer in the crease
Eyeliner: Revlon ColourStay Liquid Eyeliner Pen in Black
Mascara: Clinique Lash Doubling in Black

Lips: a mix of Lush Emotional Brilliance Liquid Lipsicks in Ambition and Power

And a few more shots of the look:

And that's it! Anyone else out there a huge fan of coral? Any favourite coral-toned products? Any of you also guilty of wearing a bit too much blush and loving it? :)

Thanks for reading!


  1. I am also a huge fan of coral and specially on the cheeks! you look absolutely amazing xx

    1. Awww, thanks! Coral is such a fun colour to play with, eh?

  2. Really pretty! I love the simple eye with the colorful lip :) Well done!

  3. Gorgeous look! Love the lip colour - I had a look at your lush emotional brilliance post and have to say the colours are stunning, definitely checking them out next time i'm in there!! x

    1. Thanks, Sophie! You should check them out for sure- they really do have some stunning shades :)

  4. I love your makeup, it is look absolutely amazing!

    1. Thanks so much, ladies, for the kind words and for reading! :)

  5. great makeup! x

  6. Hey, just came to say that you look so beautiful in these pictures and the make up is really nice. :)


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