• 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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10323690425945244239 Tanya

    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


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10433554379520813710 EllieAlice

    You look gorrrgeous xx


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05803485661236126372 Katie Walker

    I love your eye make up in this! Very pretty!



  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00258944780607184136 Rebecca

    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.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16267388343593455069 Amie Haffenden

    Such a pretty look :) Love the eye makeup! xx


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08332938252253775048 Tereza

    You look so lovely here Lily! x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07035522683622096690 Amelia

    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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06389812208452770787 Kitty3500

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18259068320498989714 Northern Blush

    Great look! The eyeshadow looks lovely :) xx


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05121777607568179985 hannah maggs

    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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18303858030832489389 Laura

    Your skin looks amazing. x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13702155863326200845 Kim @lovecloth

    you skin looks amazing here

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18343576992321052459 Barb Brussels

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17456209768516109936 Rebeka
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09177079859929294561 daniella-r

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


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00861525012963499457 Hannah Cagney Lace

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


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10503845826613790974 Toujours Zweee

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08571781894554016937 yazmine

    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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12663759852735549246 gleepface

    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!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12066612405954029967 LuxeLifeAspirations

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16931628941166343794 Emily

    Beautiful eye makeup!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09057571571994614452 Hannah

    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!!



  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08740202493457464391 Daria

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16171909443955041650 francisdodson

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00804978433393252639 Leanne Helmer

    You look gorgeous Lily! So pretty xx


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05353976544169395074 Harriet Olivia

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

    Please check out my blog if you get a chance, I’ve just started out and any comments or followers would mean the world to me <3


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01244665211791239170 ABeautyRomance

    Gorgeous products!! Your eyes look lovely! :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01267805584252213866 Fleur

    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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11652291829320304463 Urenna

    This look is amazing!!
    Please do a tutorial?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01684425731372729281 HeartsAndCrosses

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



  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05514003350762812637 Shradha G Loves
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07278395207664142973 jana knaepen

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


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02788911615032012676 Heather

    Gorgeous makeup look :) New follower x


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00474534675927063438 Lou

    I think I need Handwritten eyeshadow. Looks soooo good!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14148404882458163257 Danielle

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


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16745548340553984697 Klaudia…

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


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13403469360334856492 Mimi Finerty

    Gorgeous makeup – loving the eyes.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12692963936233396450 lovenectarlove

    Perfect! You look absolutely beautiful!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12252134889402951836 Fleem B

    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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15123553687499182887 Laura (White Winters)

    You look lovely! The eyes are gorgeous!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16182373536649926368 Naffy

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

    Nafisah xo

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18251181141605354745 Tessa D’haene

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07420142976713485777 María

    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?


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07842457346828868143 Re As

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


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00992384156949146040 Damaris Chamorro
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06552225307499110510 Rohini

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03054415164458688286 Jen27

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



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