Sunday, 26 May 2013

Look of the Day: Frivolous Rendezvous

Hi, everyone! Hope all of your weekends have been spectacular. Today's dramatic LOTD title is derived from two stunning orange-coral makeup products that I've been loving now that the temperatures have finally risen from their frosty wintertime levels. The first is the ultra-lovely Chanel Joues Contraste Powder Blush in Frivole (for a full review, see here), which is seriously the prettiest orange blush I've ever seen. The coral undertones and super subtle shimmer make it incredibly wearable and perfect for summer. The second is one of my favourite frugal finds, Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Rendezvous. To read more about it, see here! I got this beauty for Christmas and have been wearing it religiously since, but with a particular gusto since the warmer weather arrived. It makes my lips scream "summer" without having to open my mouth! ;) 


As you can see, Rendezvous is a warm orange-coral shade with quite high pigmentation and a semi-glossy finish. It is so easy to wear! Below is a picture that demonstrates the true beauty that is Frivole, and highlights how well it pairs with the lip stain. A match made in makeup heaven!


If you saw my last post, you'll know that I recently attended a Chanel makeover event, where I fell deeply in love with an aqua green mascara, Chanel Inimitable Waterproof Mascara in Lime Light, from the brand's new L'Ete Papillon de Chanel Summer 2013 collection. Since I was so instantly smitten, I had to bring it home with me. This look was my first attempt at incorporating the green mascara into a wearable summer face. To complement the coral lips and cheeks and highlight Lime Light, I opted for a generous portion of warm, brown eye makeup. I applied some smokey brown shadow (MAC Bronze) underneath the eye, to contrast the paler shade of the mascara. I think it worked quite well!

Here's a view of the finished eye look, followed by a breakdown of everything I used:


The Breakdown:

Foundation: Revlon ColourStay Liquid Foundation (Combination/Oily formula) in Buff
Concealer: BeneFit Fake-Up in Light (under eyes) and Hard Candy Glamouflage in Light (on blemishes)
Powder: Hard Candy Welcome Matte Translucent Mattifying Powder
Bronzer: Bourjois Delice de Poudre Bronzing Powder #51
Blush: Chanel Joues Contraste Powder Blush in Frivole

Brows: Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in Ash Blonde/Taupe
Primer: Urban Decay Primer Potion in Original
Eye Shadow: MAC Ricepaper eye shadow (all over lid and as a highlight), MAC Bronze eye shadow (on crease, outer corner, and on lower lash line), Chanel Joues Contraste Powder Blush in Reflex (as eye shadow, in centre of lid)
Eyeliner: Tarte emphasEyes Clay Liner in Brown
Mascara: Boots Maximum Volume Mascara (Waterproof) in Black (on top) and Chanel Inimitable Waterproof Mascara in Lime Light (on bottom)

Lips: Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Rendezvous

And a few more shots of the look:






And that's it! Wearing a mix of coral and brown shades is my go-to when I want something warm, sultry, and wearable for summer, and this look embodies it well. I was so happy to incorporate the green mascara this time around to add a touch of something different!

What's your go-to look for summer? What are some your favourite coral-toned blushes and lip colours?

Thanks for reading! xo

44 comments:

  1. You look gorgeous! I love the blush you're wearing, makes your face look healthy and radiant.

    Louise
    dreamdustx

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    1. Aww, thanks so much, Louise! Frivole is one of my favourite blushes ever :)

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  2. Your skin looks awesome here! I love the lipcolour. Revlon has awesome lip products. I'm still obsessed with my lip butters.

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    1. Thanks so much, Alma! Revlon's lip products really are top-notch. I love the Lip Butters too! xo

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  3. NICE FACE,Amazing Eyes!!

    follow Your blog!

    kisses:*

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    1. Thanks so much for the kind words and for following! xo

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  4. Love your lip color. Will be eagerly waiting for more.

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    And will love to hear from you. I am a new follower of yours

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    1. Thanks so much for your sweet comment and for following! Will check out your blog soon :)

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  5. Coral suits you perfectly, like any other colour you put on your pretty face :). Seriously, you look gorgeous here. My make-up muse :)!

    xx
    http://gita-oddsandends.blogspot.com/

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    1. Aww, thanks so much, Gita! You are too sweet. It always makes me so happy to hear I've inspired people to try out new makeup. Thanks, as always, for visiting! xo

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    1. Thanks, Nel! I'm loving it too :)

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  7. Your eyelashes look amazing!
    Kirstennicctalksforbritian.blogspot.com

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    1. Such a pretty look, love the pop of colour on the lower lashes, it's a little bit cheeky! Looking good Jen

      Becs x
      Miscriant.blogspot.co.uk

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    2. Thanks so much, Kirsten! xo

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    3. Thanks, Becky! I do feel a bit cheek when I wear my new green mascara ;) Thanks for the super sweet comment :)

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  8. This is the perfect combo! Your hair looks amazing too btw :) My favourite summer corals are Tarte's blush in Tipsy, Wet N' Wild lipstick in Purty Persimmon, Sleek Lipstick in Papaya Punch, and Revlon Lip Butter in Tutti Frutti.

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    1. Aww, thanks, Christine! I can credit my hair to Lush's Sea Spray (and a bit of summer humidity, lol). I'm definitely tempted by Purty Persimmon! xo

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  9. I see we're wearing the fun mascara again! I love that lip color on you; I have one like that from Estee Lauder I think and I always feel so put-together when I slick it on. And I never ever thought of trying out orange blush but i LOVE how it looks! Pink usually doesn't come out on me (bc I'm so pink to begin with, haha) and red comes out harsh on me, so I am definitely going to give orange a go. Oh Jen, how you open my eyes ;)

    xo Marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

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    1. Yup, definitely wearing it again! Isn't coral lipstick great for looking put together without being too made-up? You should definitely try out an orange blush. Think it would look great with your colouring. Always happy to hear I've inspired you to try something new :)

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  10. Eyelashes look amazing!!! :)


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    1. Thanks, Layla! I'm really loving my new mascara :)

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  11. Your makeup looks so pretty. Great post btw.

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    ♥Aley

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  12. It makes my lips scream "summer" without having to open my mouth. - That's really clever.:D And I love the shade, it's perfect for the summer no doubt! Besides, green mascara - beyond cool!!

    You know what I like for summer? That "wet look" on the eye lid. But apparently that's just for shoots, because it's gloss or vaseline and if you put that on eyes it's going to melt and sting like a mother.:)

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    1. Aww, your kind comments always mean so much! Glad you like the look! I love the look of wet, glossy lids, but I've struggled to find a technique that lets the look last and feel comfortable on the eyes. Perhaps a new summer project?! :)

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  13. That shade of lipstick looks really pretty on you, really suits your skin tone. Gorgeous!

    Please come and check out my latest post if you have a few minutes spare :)

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    Helen

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    1. Thanks so much, Helen! Rendezvous really is one of my favourite shades! :)

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  14. You have such gorgeous skin, I love how voluminous your hair looks too :D My hair is always flat against my head :( xxx

    Gemma | MissMakeupMagpie.co.uk

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    1. Thanks so much, Gemma! I've been using Lush's Sea Spray and it's been great at adding volume! :)

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  15. Loving the blue lashes. Very on trend.

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    xx

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    1. Thanks, Wanischa! Chanel Lime Light is such a neat shade! :)

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  16. Beautiful look girl!! I really love that lipstick!! Thanks for sharing :) xo

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    1. Thanks, Lauren! Revlon Rendezvous is one of my favourites. Thanks for stopping by! xo

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  17. Rendevouz looks lovely! It's like a more everyday wearable red, but still a little orange so it's perfect for summer! Love it!

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    1. Yes, the orange in it is subtle enough to be super wearable. Really is a fun summer shade. Thanks for stopping by! xo

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  18. All I see is pretty, pretty, pretty in this post! :)

    Abi
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    1. Aww, such a sweet comment! Thanks so much for stopping by, Abi! xo

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  19. i love the hint of green in your mascara...colored mascara is something i definitely want to experiment with this summer!

    [oomph.]

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  20. Great job! We love that mascara, that would e included i our summer must have... The blush looks great too. Two of our fav lip colors this season are MAC "feel my pulse" & "candy yum yum"....

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    5th&6th

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