Tone It Down

January 22, 2014

Now the time to celebrate is over I've been reluctant to let the dramatic bronze metallic shades and dark lips go, instead I've replaced it with this toned down version that looks just as pretty but is far more appropriate for the gloomy months.

I pair Le Blanc de Chanel together with the Laura Mercier Mineral Powder to create fresh, healthy looking skin, using YSL Touche Eclat to lighten and highlight key areas. NARS Penny Lane produces a subtle warmth to the cheeks, which is a soft, natural nude-peach shade. From the Inglot Freedom Palette I apply 402, blending outwards a little and then reapplying to the center of the lid for a boost of colour; I apply Max Factor Masterpiece Max Mascara for long, well defined lashes. For the lips I use Korres Lip Butter in Wild Rose, which can be built up to create a gorgeously deep red shade or worn lightly for a slight flush of colour.

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  1. I seriously need to get my hands on a Korres Lip Butter!

  2. Stefanie Meier1/22/2014

    That Nars blusher is so gorgeous and this entire look is stunning


  3. Michelle1/22/2014

    nice adaptation...lovely post!

    check out my latest January post :)

  4. You're looking gorgeous doll!

    How do you find the Chanel base? I've always been intrigued by it but didn't want to spend the money on it unless I knew it was an amazing product :)



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  5. Kyra Crisp1/22/2014

    You look beautiful! I loved this post - I'm so intrigued by the YSL Touche Eclat as there is so much hype around it but I feel like I don't know how to use it properly!

  6. Parisian To Be1/22/2014

    This is so pretty! I really want to try the Laura Mercier Mineral Powder. xo

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  7. Mads | Its a Mads Mads World1/22/2014

    I love the look of penny lane !

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  8. Yasmeen MirrorAffects1/22/2014

    Lovely products, your makeup looks gorgeous. I much prefer a subtle look, natural beauty shines through. Your blog is lovely!

    Yasmeen x

  9. The Wild Rose Korres Lip Butter looks lovely on you. Really need to get my hands on the Inglot eyeshadows, they look so dreamy and super pigmented! x

  10. Chelsea Leigh1/23/2014

    Love your glasses! And the makeup too of course ;)

  11. Celina1/23/2014

    The Korres lip butters are just... omg. I have them in Plum and Quince but I have been meaning to get Wild Rose too.
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  12. Your Inglot freedom palette is so pretty x

  13. YES I want to buy a couple more but I'm not sure which ones to get and they are quite expensive for tinted lip balms, hmm..

  14. They are SO GOOD; I want a ton more of them.

  15. It's really lovely although I would recommend Lily Lolo Mineral Powder, it's a great deal cheaper and just as amazing.

  16. Thank you <3
    I use it more as a highlighter and to brighten the undereye area. You can use it on your cheekbones, under your eyes, on your brow to add definition.. it's a great product :))

  17. Thank you!

    The Chanel base is AMAZING. Seriously SO GOOD. I am almost out of this bottle and I will definitely be repurchasing, by far the best base I have ever bought and I even wear it on its own when I don't want to wear much make-up. It makes skin look really soft and naturally flawless. If you check my product directory (top right of page), I did a review of it :))

  18. It's super lovely.

  19. I can highly recommend Wild Rose, it's super easy to wear and you can build it up.


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