Thursday, 25 October 2012

Look of the Day: Mauve Glow

Hi, everyone! Time for another look of the day. For this look I hadn't planned anything special, but ended up quite liking how it turned out so I took some photos. I'd probably label this as a natural fall look, as it features some autumn tones (berry, mauve) but isn't overly dramatic. 


On the cheeks I used an unexpected mix of blushes: NARS Powder Blushes in Dolce Vita (a deep dusty rose with berry and red undertones) and Sex Appeal, a super pale peach. I liked the effect! On the lips is Lush Emotional Brilliance Liquid Lipstick in Perspective, which is a lovely pinky mauve shade. I have several of the Emotional Brilliance lipsticks but I have to say that I reach for this one the most- it's incredibly wearable and flattering! For a review and swatches of the new Lush lipsticks, see here.


I was also testing out a new BB cream on this day, and was really happy with the results! Good coverage with a glowy, but not greasy, finish. Regrettably, I've totally forgotten the name of this one, as I received a sample of it in an unlabeled jar. I picked it up from one of my favourite Korean beauty shops, so hope to go back soon so I can let you know the name and brand!


So, other than the mysterious BB Cream, here's exactly what I used...


The Breakdown:

F
oundation: Unknown Korean BB Cream (will update once I figure out the name!)
Corrector: Bobbi Brown in Light Bisque
Concealer: NYX Above and Beyond Full Coverage Concealer
Powder: MAC Blot in Medium
Bronzer: Hard Candy So Baked Bronzer in Hula Hula
Blush: Mix of NARS Dolce Vita and Sex Appeal
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 Bare Escentuals mineral eye shadow in Madras in the crease
Eyeliner: Tarte smolderEyes Amazonian Clay Waterproof Liner in Brown
Mascara: Clinique Lash Doubling in Black

Lips: Lush Emotional Brilliance Liquid Lipstick in Perspective






And one in natural sunlight:


And that's it! What are some of your favourite products for crearing a natural fall makeup look?

Thanks for reading!

24 comments:

  1. the glow on you is rally fabulous.
    the cheek colour of NARS is one top of my wishlist!
    Have to check Dolce Vita out!


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    1. Thanks! You should check out Dolce Vita for sure! Both the blush and the lipstick of that name are fantastic :)

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  2. Gorgeous look! I love the eyeshadow x

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  3. Gorgeous as always! You really have beautiful skin <3

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  4. I really like the blush you've done here. I want a NARS blush so much, but can't justify buying one on my student budget :s
    Daniella x

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    1. Thanks, Daniella! NARS blushes really are worth the occasional splurge :)

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  5. I am so suprised by this! In a good way.

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    1. Thanks! Always glad for inducing a pleasant surprise :)

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  6. The blushers look amazing!!

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    1. Thanks, Coco! Both of the blushes I used are among my favourites :)

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  7. I love your eye makeup. It looks very pretty! xx

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    1. Thanks, Marie, for the kind words and for reading :)

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    1. Aww, thanks! That's so nice of you to say :)

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  9. Such a pretty natural but better look, the liner is perfection.

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  10. I'm loving the blush combination on your cheeks! It is so pretty!

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    1. Thanks so much! I love when unexpected combinations work out :)

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  11. Wow I am loving the blush! The overall look is lovely on you but that blush specifically suits you so well! It gives the loveliest overall glow :)

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    1. Thanks so much! I was really happy with how the blush combination worked out :)

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