Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Look of the Day: Rubenesque, Rosegold Nectar

Hi, everyone! We all know I love a good pun when it comes to Look of the Day titles, but sometimes the product names are lovely enough to stand on their own. Today's look features a few goodies from my recent UK Drugstore Beauty Swap and focuses on tones of gilded rose and peach. Soft, feminine, and glowy!

For the cheeks, I opted for my brand new Sleek Rose Gold Blush. It's a stunning rosy pink with prominent gold shimmer. It gives a wonderful sheen to the cheeks without any hint of frost. It creates such a healthy flush! On the lips, I selected another fresh summery shade from my UK swap, MUA Lipstick in Nectar. It's a cheery peachy coral that adds a kick to the lips while still being subtle enough to fit with the softer motif of the look. It's such a "me" shade- was so thrilled to receive it! 

The standout on the eyes is a longtime fave of mine, MAC Paint Pot in Rubenesque. Not only is the shade name up my alley, the colour speaks to me as well. It's a shimmery golden rosy peach that gives a beautiful glow to the eyes and makes me feel straight out of a Botticelli. A perfect partner for Rose Gold

Here's a peek at the stars of the show, as well as some swatches:

(L-R): Sleek Blush in Rose Gold, MAC Paint Pot in Rubenesque, MUA Lipstick in Nectar

The Breakdown

Primer: Jouer Anti-Blemish Matte Primer
Foundation: Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet B10
Concealer: MAC Select Cover-Up NC20 (on blemishes and redness) and BeneFit Fake-Up in Light (on dark circles)
Powder: Soap & Glory One Heck of a Blot (on t-zone) and Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light (lightly all over)
Blush: Sleek Blush in Rose Gold

Eye Primer: Urban Decay Primer Potion Original
Eye Shadow: MAC Paint Pot in Rubenesque (all over lid, blended up to the crease) and Josie Maran Coconut Watercolour Eye Shadow in Playa del Pink (on brow bone and inner corners)
Eyeliner: Clinique Quickliner for Eyes Intense in Intense Chocolate
Mascara: Revlon Lash Potion Waterproof mascara in Black

Lipstick: MUA Nectar

And a few more shots of the look:

Playing with my new UK drugstore goodies has been suck a treat and Rose Gold and Nectar have become instant staples! It was ultra fun to pair them with some old favourites. Who doesn't want to evoke a golden rosy glow once in a while?!

Thanks so much for reading! xo


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  2. Ohhhh these shades look so lovely on you, I'm so glad! I think I may need to pick up Nectar for myself after seeing it too :) x x x

  3. Stunning! I'm in love with that lip colour! This whole look is just gorgeous, I'm very much partial to a bit of peachy-pink/rose gold ;)

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

  4. Ahhh you look amazing! That blush looks so perfect on you!

  5. What a lovely look. You look gorgeous :) xx

  6. Do you think we have that Rose Gold shade on our side of the pond? Because I am SWOONING. I love that glow it gives you- I just can't tear my eyes away.

    xo marlen
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    1. Thanks, Marlen! Not sure if they carry Sleek in stores in North America, but pretty sure you can buy it online :)

  7. You are so beautiful giirl!!!

  8. Rose Gold looks like a beautiful blush!

  9. Stunning! That rose gold blush on you is alluring, and I'm also loving the nectar... Gorgeous as always!


  10. You are one beautiful woman!
    Your skin is soo dewy and glowing.
    Love love this makeup look.

  11. oh. my. god. You look vibrant. stunning. beautiful. I just love the shine! And damn it, you make me wish I got rose gold!! x

  12. You always look so glowy and dewy! Gorgeous!


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