Sunday, 22 April 2018

Look of the Day: Spring Fresh Grunge

Hi, everyone! If you saw my last post you'll know that I recently swapped my Shoppers Optimum points for a selection of new Chanel makeup. I of course immediately put them to good use and I'm so loving all of it! I noticed that two of the products, the Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow in Pourpre Profond (the prettiest plummy rust brown) and Stylo Yeux Waterproof Eyeliner in Eros (a stunning cranberry), are perfect for a warm, reddish smokey eye while the other two items, the Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Colour Stick Blush No.24 (a sheer apricot cream blush) and the Perfection Lumiere Velvet foundation (which gives a sheer, subtle glow to the face) were totally perfect for a glowing Springtime effect. 

I love combinations that contrast, so today's look is one part smokey grunge and one part sheer, glowy Spring freshness. 

For the eyes, I applied the Ombre Premiere cream shadow in Pourpre Profond all over the lid, blending up towards the crease. I used the small, dense brush that came with the product and it created such a strong, pigmented effect! The pictures here make the product look a bit patchier and plummier than in real life. It really is a bold reddish brown in person!

To add further warmth and smoke to the look, I applied the Stylo Yeux Waterproof liner in Eros along the upper lash line and the outer third of the lower lash line, also smudging a bit of Pourpre Profond along the bottom as well. 

For the skin, I wanted to keep things sheer and glowy. I applied minimal powder over top of the Perfection Lumiere Velvet foundation, dabbing the Les Beiges Sheer Colour Face Stick Blush no.24 on the apples of my cheeks, sweeping up to the temples. It blends and builds like a dream and looks so natural. I added some extra luminosity by applying Chanel Plisse Lumiere de Chanel (a gorgeous, unfortunately limited edition highlighter) on the high points of my face. 

On the lips, I first dabbed the blush stick for a subtle coral flush and amped the colour up slightly with Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick in Catherine, a creamy warm peach. 

The Breakdown:

Foundation: Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet in B10
Concealer: Nude by Nature Flawless Concealer in 02 Porcelain Beige 

Powder: Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder in Creamy Natural
Bronzer: NYX Matte Bronzer in Medium

Blush: Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Colour Stick Blush No. 24
Highlighter: Chanel Plisse Lumiere de Chanel 

Brows: Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in Taupe and Tinted Brow Gel in Caramel
Primer: Essence I Love Colour Intensifying Eye Shadow Base
Eye Shadow: Chanel Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow in Pourpre Profond (all over lids, blended up to crease) and The Body Shop Colour Crush Eyeshadow in Oh, Honey (on brow bones and inner corners)

Eyeliner: Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof in Eros
Mascara: Kevyn Aucoin The Volume Mascara 

Lipstick: Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Colour Stick Blush No. 24 layered with Chanel Rouge Coco in Catherine 

                                                    And a few more shots of the look:

I don't opt for a smokey eye often and I love how easily I can create on with this Chanel cream shadow. And the stick blush will be so very perfect for maternity leave. It creates a healthy flush so easily, even on bare skin. Gotta love easy when you'll be running on a few hours' sleep! 

What shades and textures are you loving for Spring?

Thanks so much for stopping by! 


  1. Gorgeous look! I especially love the cream blush! xx

    1. Thanks so much! The cream blush is gorgeous stuff :)

  2. How pretty! The purple hues on the eyes are gorgeous <3

    1. Thanks so much, Lena! The eyeshadow is so gorgeous- it can lean bronzy and plummy. It's great!

  3. Gorgeous! I'm going to save up my points for a Chanel haul now!

    1. It's so worth the payoff ;) Thank you! xo

  4. such a beautiful eye look, it's so wearable but edgy at the same time.

    1. Thanks so much! That's what I was going for! :)

  5. What a stunning look and that blush is gorgeous on you!

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

  6. I'm in love with your blush & lip color! Both pair so well with your eye shade.


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