Monday, 11 February 2013

Look of the Day: Burgundy Sandstone

Hi, everyone! Today's Look of the Day focuses on deep, vampy lips and glowy skin and eyes. If you've been reading the blog over the past few months, you'll know that I've been a bit obsessed with dramaticvampy lips for fall and winter. I recently picked up another shade that meets this criteria- NYX Jumbo Lip Pencil in Burgundy. It's a rich, berry colour with wine and slightly brown undertones and a nearly matte opaque finish. Quite bold! I loved the shade so much that I picked one up for my 100 Follower Giveaway, which you can check out here!

For this look, I let the lips do the talking and left the rest of the face quite bare and luminous. I opted for a contoured cheek with a touch of rose-toned blush (thanks to Hard Candy So Baked Bronzer in Hula Hula and Laura Mercier Powder Blush in Rose Petal) and touches of glowy shimmer on my eyes and cheekbones with the incredibly versatile Laura Mercier Powder Eye Shadow in Sandstone. I passed on eyeliner and subtly pumped up my lashes with a single coat of black mascara.

Here's the end result!




And now a breakdown of what I used!

Foundation: Smashbox Studio Skin 15 Hour Wear Foundation in Shade 1.2 (testing a sample of this and really liking it so far!)
Concealer: NYX Above and Beyond Full Coverage Concealer in 03 Light
Powder: Lush Emotional Brilliance Translucent Face Powder
Bronzer: Hard Candy So Baked Bronzer in Hula Hula
Blush: Laura Mercier Powder Blush in Rose Petal

Highlighter: Laura Mercier Powder Eye Shadow in Sandstone

Brows: Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in Ash Blonde
Primer: Urban Decay Primer Potion in Original
Eye Shadow: Laura Mercier Powder Eye Shadow in Sandstone (all over lid, brow bone, and inner corners)
Mascara: Clinique Lash Doubling in Black

Lips: NYX Jumbo Lip Pencil in Burgundy



And a few more photos of the look:





Overall, I was happy with this look because I'm totally smitten with the lip colour and it's a bit of a departure from my typical makeup look. I rarely keep my eye makeup so basic, but I think it made for a nice complement to the bold lips.

Would you wear a look like this? What are some of your favourite products to create a bold lip? Glowy eyes and skin?

Thanks for reading! :)

52 comments:

  1. So beautiful... your eyelashes look amazing and the lip color really suits you!

    Ellie | Ellalogy 

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  2. Looks lovely Jen :) Also the Laura Mercier Blusher looks just beautiful on you too! It looks like a great shade for spring!

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    1. Thanks so much, Marvelle! Laura Mercier Rose Petal is one of my favourite pink blushes- so soft and versatile :)

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  3. Love the look! The lip shade is amazing. You look so nice!
    Katie xx
    http://thegravityandshe.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Aww, thanks for the kind words, Katie! I'm loving the lip colour too! :)

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  4. love the look. I especially the combination between the blush and lips. very pretty! would you like to follow each other?

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    1. Thanks so much for the kind words! I'll check out your blog for sure :)

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  5. Lovely lip co,our!

    I really love the Nyx jumbo pencils but I can't find them in the UK for a reasonable price! :(

    Nice blog,I'm a new follower :)

    Kimberley x

    Http://kimberley77.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Kimberly, for the kind words and for following! Means so much! If you love the lip colour, you can submit an entry for my 100 Follower Giveaway- I'm giving one away :)

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  6. I love the colour of the jumbo pencil! I think I might have to find it somewhere.

    Amy xo
    http://www.roseberrylips.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks so much, Amy! If you're loving the Burgundy Lip Pencil, check out my 100 Follower Giveaway- I'm giving one away :)

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  7. I love burgundy. Suits your lips so well!
    http://abiriza.blogspot.com/

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  8. I love this whole look on you!

    The Rose Petal cheek colour really accentuates your cheekbones too.

    www.SamuelJamesMorris.com

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    1. Thanks so much, Samuel! The Laura Mercier Rose Petal blush is one of my favourites :)

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  9. Love that lip color! And the blush is beautiful.

    xo
    summer

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  10. This is such a beautiful colour! It really suits you!
    http://thelipstickthegirlandherwardrobe.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks so much, Fabrizia! It's one of my new favourite lip colours! xoxo

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  12. This look is so beautiful! I love the look of the lip pencil x

    www.lamourjosie.com

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    1. Thanks so much, Josie! I've really been loving this lip colour. I'm giving one away in my 100 Follower Giveaway- you should check it out! :)

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  13. i'm such a fan of burgundy lips although i have yet to try it x
    www.vicariousLA.com

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    1. You should definitely give burgundy lipsticks a try! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  14. Make up is gorgeous!
    You're glowing
    http://shradhaloves.blogspot.co.uk/
    S xx

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    1. Aww, thanks so much, Shradha! xoxo

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  15. Your make up looks incredible!
    Love this look


    www.missbethanymae.blogspot.co.uk

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  16. This looks great on you! Really brigtness your face and eyes :)

    Would you like to participate giveaway? It's going on my blog right now :)
    nails-and-more.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks very much, Illy! Will check out your giveaway for sure :)

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  17. So gorgeous! Love that lip color. :)

    http://lets-faceit.blogspot.com

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  18. lovely look!
    I'll be happy if you check out my blog too=)

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    1. Thanks so much! Will check out your blog for sure :)

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  19. you look gorgeous! i love the lip colour
    xx
    http://anoddgirl.blogspot.com.au

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    1. Aww, thanks so much! You are too sweet- thanks for stopping by!

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  20. So gorgeous!!!

    http://stylearua.blogspot.com.es

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    1. Thanks so much for the kind words, Emma! xoxo

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  22. You look lovely! The lip colour really suits you.. your skin truly is glowing and might I add that your hair is amazing! what do you use for it?

    http://www.candyliquor.co.uk
    UK High Street Fashion & Style
    xoxo

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    1. Aww, thanks so much, Chloe! I use a random assortment of things for my hair (mostly moisturizing shampoos and conditioners, as my hair tends to be dry), but when I wear my hair down like this, I always add a touch of Bumble & Bumble Brilliantine finishing cream. It's great! :)

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  23. Absolutely chic! The burgundy lipstick and your amazing hair colour = perfect!

    <3


    xx, Sandra @ Blasfemmes.com

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  24. i love your lipstick! :D

    check me out too. its new (:
    http://sunsetswings.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Shalini! Will check out your blog for sure :)

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  25. I really love your lipstick! I think keeping you eye makeup so basic was the good way to go, it's fresh and simple, but still chic thanks to the lipstick :) And you look great!

    -Cecile http://whatcecilethinkstoday.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks so much for the kind words, Cecile! This really has been one of my favourite lip shades lately :)

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