• 4th Dec 2012

Playing With Makeup #1

When it comes to getting in a makeup rut I’m definitely guilty. I tend to find products I love and stick to them, which is great, but I also love trying new things. So occasionally on days when I know I’ll be at home all day I dive into my beauty drawers and pick out products I either haven’t used for ages or haven’t yet properly given a chance. In Anna’s words, I pretty much have a makeup party! 

For my base I thought I’d try my new La Roche-Posay BB Cream that I bought in Paris. Despite my initial worries about the very light colour, it actually matched my skin pretty well. It’s a very sheer formula so I’ll be saving this for my good skin days, but it felt nice on my skin and left a pretty finish. For concealer I forced myself not to use my Bobbi Brown corrector and instead applied the Sonia Kashuk concealer palette using the top two colours. I actually really liked it once I warmed it up using my finger and the back of my hand. I then used my Soleil Tan de Chanel with a mineral powder brush from Sephora. Because the BB cream base was still quite ‘damp’ (right word?), the cream bronzer blended in really smoothly and really bronzed up my pale winter skin. For blush I rekindled my love with an old friend from Smashbox. I LOVE this blusher/highlighter and can’t believe it’s been so long since I used it. It’s easy to use, pretty and just so amazing. 

I primed my eyes with the MAC Painterly paint pot, which I do like but only if used sparingly otherwise it does crease on me. I went for a brown smokey eye, starting with MAC Handwritten which is a matte brown eyeshadow that I haven’t used in years! Handwritten is also nice as an eyeliner because it’s a really dark, rich brown. Over the top I added some of the Fashionista ‘Foxy’ eyeshadow which is so incredibly creamy and pigmented. I finished the eyes with a NYX brown eyeliner – where has this been in my life?! I love how dark and easy to apply it is, it’s exactly what I was looking for and it was in my drawers all along! On the lips is MAC Patisserie, a lipstick I fell out of love with a long time ago, but with a strong smokey eye it gives a nice neutral lip to even out the overall look. 

…AND breathe. 

So what do you think of this look? 

Lily xx

Fashionista ‘Foxy’ Eye Shadow* | Smashbox Fusion Soft Lights* | MAC Patisserie
YSL Volume Effet Faux Cils | Soleil Tan de Chanel | MAC Painterly | Sephora Mineral Powder Brush 
Biodema Hydrabio Légère | Sonia Kashuk Hidden Agenda Concealer Palette | MAC Handwritten
La Roche-Posay Hydreane BB Cream ‘Light’ | NYX 15 Brown Perfection

Discuss this post

49 Responses

  1. Tanya says:

    I love it! You should definitely wear this look more often and perhaps we’ll all be seeing these products in your favourites in the upcoming month! x


  2. EllieAlice says:

    You look gorrrgeous xx


  3. Rebecca says:

    I rarely wear eye makeup (I cannot apply it to save my life and find myself rubbing it all over my face forgetting I’m wearing it) but really love this look.


  4. Tereza says:

    You look so lovely here Lily! x

  5. Amelia says:

    You are so gorgeous, and your skin really glows with this makeup. I love the way you applied your eyeshadow, and the color choice was perfect! Also, wow that blush, I mean..!! xx

  6. Kitty3500 says:

    I’ve never tried patisserie but it looks lovely on you x

  7. hannah maggs says:

    lily i absolutely adore youre brown smokey eye, in fact im going to head and and buy both these shades. You skin looks flawless too, beautifully done make up x

  8. Laura says:

    Your skin looks amazing. x

  9. you skin looks amazing here

  10. i really love this look! and the quality of the pics is amazing! nice post!thanks for sharing!

  11. daniella-r says:

    I love the way you’re done your eyes, the brown/red shades look lovely on you
    Daniella x


  12. What a beautiful look- it’s fresh enough for the day but would easily go through to the evening. Lovely!


  13. This is such a gorgeous look, you look so stunning! The eyes are divine, and MAC Patisserie looks so gorgeous.
    Zoe xx

  14. yazmine says:

    this looks so pretty, and that mac eyeshadow keeps tempting me online, could be the next in my quad after seeing how pretty it looks on you :’)
    yazmine xx

  15. gleepface says:

    What a lovely look! I really need to get out of my makeup rut too, I just have a few looks I alternate these days!

  16. Love this look! Your skin is flawless. Just remembered I have Soleil Tan de Chanel sitting unused must give it another chance…

  17. Emily says:

    Beautiful eye makeup!


  18. Hannah says:

    Lovely, everyday look – not too heavy but still eye catching. I love a brown smoky eye, the Urban Decay Naked palette is my favourite for it, but I’ve not yet found the perfect lip colour to go with it, I think I might give the MAC one you used a whirl! Also, you’ve given me definite skin envy – yours is so perfect!!



  19. Daria says:

    I love this new kind of post! Keep it up,looking forward to the next one! <3 x

  20. I love the eye make-up. Your eyes are stunning! x

  21. You look gorgeous Lily! So pretty xx


  22. Love this look, I just bought a Fashionista eyeshadow and the quality is really amazing! XO

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  23. Fleur says:

    I absolutely adore this look! That lipstick is just divine. I love getting out all the products I rarely use and having a play, such good fun :) xo

  24. Urenna says:

    This look is amazing!!
    Please do a tutorial?

  25. I’m the same, I always get into a makeup rut! :( Love the chanel and everything MAC related



  26. jana knaepen says:

    You look so great. I really want to go check out that soleil tan de Chanel.


  27. Lou says:

    I think I need Handwritten eyeshadow. Looks soooo good!


  28. Danielle says:

    Your eyelashes look great. I tried this mascara and hated it :S it all clumped to the brush. Maybe I had a bad batch


  29. Klaudia... says:

    Love these post. You’ve got lovely make-up and the make-up on you looks gorgeous! <3 xo


  30. Mimi Finerty says:

    Gorgeous makeup – loving the eyes.

  31. Perfect! You look absolutely beautiful!

  32. Fleem B says:

    I think this look suits you more than your current one (tho you suit that too!), i just think this one is more natural & suits your skin tone more, love the natural lips! Make up tutorial vid for this look please? Thank you! xxx

  33. Naffy says:

    The look really suits you! you look lovely :) xo

    Nafisah xo

  34. I love the warm colours you are using! It looks really good on you!

  35. María says:

    I’d love to see a tutorial video on your channel! You really detailed the process, but who can deny videos can make you see things clearly?


  36. Re As says:

    You look amazing! what’s in that CHANEL pot?


  37. Rohini says:

    Love the Fashionista colour!! Such a unique colour! Looking gorgeous! =) xo

  38. Jen27 says:

    You look lovely, Lily! Love how the eyes turned out (I really need MAC Handwritten!) and your skin looks flawless :)



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