Friday, 11 October 2013

Look of the Day: Merlot, Amour

Hi, everyone! NARS Amour Powder Blush has been the apple of my eye for some time. It provides an incredible, flattering warm rosy flush that makes me feel alive and, well, amorous! I was going to do a Look of the Day featuring it solely, but I recently purchased a new lipstick that seems to be its perfect mate. So I'm putting both in the spotlight!


NYX Matte Lipstick in Merlot is a rich, velvety, slightly cool shade that falls somewhere between fuchsia and burgundy. It embodies the vampy-lips-for-Fall trend quite nicely, while still being bright enough to liven up my face. The finish, as the name suggests, is quite matte, but it feels very nice on the lips. And the staying power is phenomenal!

Even though Amour leans quite warm-toned and Merlot is rather cool, I find they harmonize nicely to give an overall rosy, cheery tone to the face. I think it's a makeup look that embodies my overall style quite well- fresh and feminine, with a bit of an edge.


To contrast the bold cheek and matte lip, I opted for a sheerer, more glowy foundation, my brand new Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua. I added a shimmery rosy glow to the eyes as well (thanks to the frugal, yet wonderful Wet N' Wild Eye Shadow Trio in Walking on Eggshells), and I finished things off with a gentle stroke of winged liner and lots of mascara!

Here's a full breakdown of everything I used:

The Breakdown:

F
oundation: Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua in B10
Concealer: Hard Candy Glamoflauge in Light
Powder: Revlon ColourStay Pressed Powder in Light
Blush: NARS Powder Blush in Amour

Brows: Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in Ash Blonde
Primer: Urban Decay Primer Potion in Original
Eye Shadows: Wet N' Wild Eye Shadow Trio in Walking on Eggshells (pinky/champagne shade all over lid and up into the crease, ivory shade as a highlight, brown shade very lightly in crease)

Eyeliner: Revlon ColourStay Liquid Eye Pen in Blackest Black
Mascara: BeneFit They're Real! in Black

Lips: NYX Matte Lipstick in Merlot


And a few more shots of the look:








And that's it! My love for NARS Amour blush is no secret, and I'm thrilled to find a new lipstick that complements it so nicely. NYX Matte Lipstick in Merlot is rich, flattering, and really perfect for Fall. Can't rave about it more!

Do you own any NYX lipsticks? What are some of your favourite lip/cheek combos for Fall?

And as a preview, my next few posts will be reviews of products from my recent Feel Unique and Chanel hauls- hope you enjoy them and find them helpful!

Have an amazing weekend (and to my Canadian readers- Happy Thanksgiving)!

62 comments:

  1. Looks lovely on you <3 I have a love for the Amour blush as well. I purchased it not too long ago and find it to be the perfect blush, whether spring, summer, fall, or winter!

    Des | Simple Charm Beauty

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    1. Thanks, Des! Glad you're enjoying Amour too :)

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  2. Your skin is flawless! Such nice tones, it really suits you.

    xx
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  3. Lovely combination for Autumn days x

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  4. Oh wow, great reviews, you're beautiful!

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    1. Thanks so much, Tanya! So nice of you to say :)

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  5. All of the NARS blushes are amazing (so pigmented!) but this one looks especially great on you! Thanks for sharing :)

    xoxo, Abundance of Erica

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    1. Thanks, Erica! Amour really is a fab blush :)

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  6. Amazing, amazing, amazing!!

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  7. Merlot is stunning. Love this combo x

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  8. You look beautiful. Love the lip colour on you.

    Kah-Feh Yen

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  9. This is a very pretty look, it really suits you hun!

    Kimberley x

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  10. I can't wait to go to America next month so I can get some nyx products :D

    xx

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    1. They're definitely worth checking out! Thanks for stopping by, Eloise :)

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  11. Beautiful!

    I love the lipstick, nice to brighten things up sometimes!

    emmazingbeauty.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks! Merlot is one of my new favourite shades for sure :)

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    1. Thanks so much! It's one of my new faves for sure :)

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  13. Hi Jen, just found your beautiful blog, love the combination of products used in this post, you have created a very pretty look indeed! x
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    1. Thanks so much, Maddie, for the kind words and for stopping by :)

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    1. Thanks, Emily! It really is a pretty shade :)

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  15. You look lovely! I really want to try the Chanel foundation! x

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    1. Thanks so much! Vitalumiere Aqua really is a great foundation :)

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  16. beautifull babe!
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  17. The NYX matte lipstick looks beautiful, and perfect for fall!

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    1. Thanks, Ingrid! So happy I discovered this shade :)

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  18. stunning look! x

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  19. ha! i was like. love those eyes! turns out its a palette i own but always forget about. /and/ was going to pick up the matte in merlot but then didn't...le sigh.
    Jenn
    A Beautiful Zen

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    1. Ah, Walking on Eggshells is great! And Merlot is definitely worth it :)

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  20. very petty! the blush looks wonderful!
    happy sunday!

    <3
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  21. Very special!
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  22. Wow, you look so beautiful, definitely one of your best looks!

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    1. Thanks so much! So sweet of you to say :)

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  23. Your skin looks amazing!
    Very pretty color too!
    Hope your having a great Thanks Giving!
    TarteTanya

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    1. Thanks so much, Tanya! Hope your Thanksgiving was great :)

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  24. Wow that is an amazing colour, that blusher suits you so much. Love all of your make up here, you look gorgeous!

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    1. Thanks, Izzy! So nice of you to say :) Amour really is a fantastic blush! xo

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  25. I haven't tried any NYX lipsticks, only the jumbo eye pencils but this is gorgeous!

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    1. Thanks so much, Roisin! NYX lipsticks are really worth checking out :)

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    1. Thanks, Gail! It's one of my new favourite shades :)

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