Thursday, 27 February 2014

Makeup look of the month

After having indulged in quite heavy and elaborate makeup over the winter months, the month of February has been like a cosmetic detox for me and I've worn a minimum of products. Most days I've gone for the no makeup look using exactly the same products that I talked about in the Natural Edition, and when I've needed something a little bit more on the eyes and lips, I've worn the look that I'm showing you today - a time-saving minimal effort look that is still put together enough for work, or an evening out.

Starting with the eyes, I've kept it simple by applying the MUA Colour Blast Eyeshadow Tint (£3) straight from the stick all over the lid, blending it up towards the brow bone with my fingers. The color - Bring it back, is a beautiful golden dark bronze and it's perfect for a light wash across the lid as a base or to use on its own as I have. To add some more depth, I've used the Rimmel Scandaleyes Micro Liner (£5.49) in Black as close as possible to the upper eye lashes. I wanted a very subtle and precise look so I kept the line very thin, starting immediately in the inner corner of the eye and then making it slightly thicker towards the outer corner to define the eyeshape. If like me you're still improving when it comes to eyeliner, this product is great to use since it has a very thin felt tip and I feel that you have a good control over it when you apply, so you get just the right amount you need. After that I've applied lashings of the Seventeen Falsifeye Mascara (£6.49) in Black to get really long, whispy and flared lashes which this mascara is great at creating, even though it's not strong on volumising the lashes. Finishing the eye area, I've at least temporarily gone back to using a trusted eyebrow pencil after a less than successful detour into eyebrow mascara country - best to be forgotten... At the moment I'm still using the Rimmel Professional Eyebrow Pencil (£2.99) in Hazel 2, and for this look which is groomed and well shaped, but not too dark - this pencil works well since it's easy to use to get the right definition.
Moving on to the face, I've kept it very fresh and natural with a dabbing of the MUA Bronzer (£1) in Shade 1 in the hollow of my cheeks and on the sides of my nose for some basic sculpting, and then a light sweep of it on my forehead and chin, where the sun would naturally hit the face. This shade is just right for me - it's golden without any orange or dirty brown undertones and it blends beautifully into the skin. I know I've talked a lot about MUA lately, and for good reason. MUA has made such an effort to make great quality product at affordable prices available to us and they keep expanding their range - enabling us beauty junkies, but I'm only too happy to be enabled when nothing is more expensive than £9! I've applied a little bit of the Bourjois Little Round Pot Blusher (£7.99) in shade 16 - Rose Coup de Foudre, which is a gorgeous muted coral with a slightly burned undertone and a hint of shimmer to it. I've placed it a bit higher up on the cheekbones rather than straight on the apples of my cheeks for some more definition and it's beautiful for a fresh rosy appearance. Last but not least I've lightly placed some of the gorgeous MUA Undress Your Skin Highlighting Powder (£3) that I talked about earlier this week just above the blusher on the cheekbones for a dewy, light shimmer.
To finish the look and to balance out the eye makeup I've used the No 7 Moisture Drench Lipstick (£9.75) in Mulberry. I'm very surprised that this lipstick isn't mentioned more often, although of course competition is stiff when it comes to lip products but it really does deserve to be mentioned since it's incredibly moisturising, long lasting and gives a lovely satin finish. There's also a lovely range of shades available and Mulberry is a beautiful dark rusty red shade with just the right depth when you want a red lip but nothing too vibrant or too vampy - it's simply very easy to wear. That's the most worn makeup look this month - it's straight forward, but chic and appropriate for most occasions. I hope you like this type of post since I'm planning on doing them more often in the future so I hope you'll let me know in the comments what you think and I'm really looking forward to reading them. Have a great day everyone!

72 comments:

  1. Sounds like a lovely look! I love the MUA eyeshadow tints, such a great price! The lipstick looks beautiful too x

    Claire | AgentSmyth

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    1. Thank you so much! The eye shadow pen is so easy to wear and there are lots of fab colors in the range :o). Xx

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  2. I love the Bourjois blush! Such a pretty colour!

    lovefrombethan.blogspot.co.uk

    xox

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    1. It's perfect for an every day rosy cheek :o). Xx

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  3. I'm tempted to try that eyebrow pencil, I need a cheap alternative to Benefit!

    Tara xo

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    1. The best budget option I've tried so far is actually from Collection, it's softer than the Rimmel and even easier to work with :o). Xx

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  4. Love the sound of the mascara x
    http://bellalovesbear.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It's great at lengthening, but not at the volumising. I've done a more detailed review of it here: http://makeupbycandlelight.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/falsifeye-mascara-by-seventeen.html :o). Xx

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  5. Nice selection :)

    I'll wait on my blog, new post on :)

    http://thebluelighteyes.wordpress.com/2014/02/27/un-completo-sporty-chic-mfw-day-3/

    http://thebluelighteyes.wordpress.com/

    Silvia, from Italy

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    1. It really is, so I decided to show No 7 some well deserved love today :o). Xx

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  7. That lipstick shade looks gorgeous! And it's a great shade to jazz up a natural look.

    Keisha xo
    www.chrysalisgals.com

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    1. Completely agree, to prevent it from being insipid :o). Xx

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  8. I've heard so much about MUA Eyeshadow tints! Loved this post!!

    Relationships.College.Love

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    1. Thank you very much Rachael, that's really nice of you :o). Xx

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  10. I’m totally in love with your pics, they are amazing!

    I’m waiting for your opinion on my latest post!
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    Kisses, Alice.

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  11. Oh! I have to try Rimmel Scandaleyes!! Loved the look darling! <3

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  12. Oh how clever to use a face chart to show the look :-) It looks lovely!

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    1. I thought it would be fun to mix things up a little :o). Xx

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  13. That lip colour is so so beautiful <3

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

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    1. It's lovely and not difficult to wear like a lot of other strong reds :o). Xx

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  14. Gorgeous look! That lipstick shade is amazing!!

    <3,
    Pamela
    http://sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

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  15. This is such a good post idea! That lip color looks so gorgeous!

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    1. I'm so glad you like it, and I'll try to do more of them :o). Xx

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  16. love the highlighting powered! Great post!
    Alessia
    THECHILICOOL
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    Kiss

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  17. In my new post i talked about the "scandaleyes" by rimmel but the rimmel, not the micro liner, and i love it!

    Kiss, Nati
    https://www.facebook.com/IamPoliticallyCorrectBlog
    http://iampoliticallycorrect.blogspot.com.ar/

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  18. ten róż jest rewelacyjny;)
    pozdrawiam
    woman-with-class.blogspot.com

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  19. this is a great post… love it!!

    DinaBella
    http://dina-bella.blogspot.com/2014/02/body-shape-perfect-fit-diamond.html

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    1. Thank so much that's really lovely of you :o). Xx

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  20. Lovely look, love the neutral eye with the pop of color on the lips!
    xoxo
    Simona
    http://littlethingsandelephants.blogspot.com/

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    1. For a more groomed look I think a pop of red is the right way to go :o). Xx

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  21. I do love these types of posts. SO many great things that I wish were easier to get a hold of here in the US!

    katespitz.blogspot.com

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    1. And likewise - every time I see a haul from Sephora, I turn green with envy :o). Xx

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  22. Great products used, I love these kind of posts x

    daisy-drops

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    1. It's always fun to get inspiration from others makeup looks :o). Xx

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  23. I love how much effort you put into your posts :) I love the Rimmel scandaleyes liner x
    Sweet Dreams

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    1. That's so nice of you - thank you so so much :o). Xx

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    1. It's a beautiful versatile and wearable red and the satin finish is sooo pretty :o). Xx

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  25. The No7 Lipstick is the only No7 makeup product that I actually like! Great post chick

    Belle ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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    1. I can't say that I've tried that much from No 7, but I agree with you - it's gorgeous :o). Xx

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    1. Thank you - it's quick and easy to do, perfect when you want to keep it simple :o). Xx

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  27. Great post dear, thanks for sharing it!
    New outfit post on my blog, check it out and let me know what you think of it!
    XOXO
    Ylenia

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  28. That highlight is really gorgeous! I wish I could get all this makeup :) Great post!

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    1. I know that MUA delivers worldwide, and with the low prices, it's well worth exploring :o). Xx

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  29. I love simple looks like this! I love the sound of the No7 lipstick.

    Hannah x
    http://b-l-a-b.blogspot.co.uk

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  30. Great idea using a makeup chart to show the look. The Bourjois blush looks a lovely shade too.
    Maybe Its Megan Leigh xx

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  31. The No 7 Moisture Drench Lipstick in Mulberry sounds amazing! I will have to check it out :)
    emmasbeginning.blogspot.com

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    1. It's really lovely to wear and it fades well too :o). Xx

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  32. Love the look! It's perfect for a date night or a classy party. I especially love the Mulberry lipstick. Thanks for sharing!

    May from La Vie En May

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    1. That's so lovely - thanks a million :o). Xx

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  33. i love your picks :) xx
    www.ambifashion.com

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  34. That's a lovely look. I find it really hard to find a bronzer which is the perfect shade - I'll have to check out the MUA one. I've been a bit skeptical to try the range as it is so cheap, but I've only heard good things!
    RosieLM Beauty Blog

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    1. I'm the same with Beauty UK, but MUA does have some great things :o). Xx

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  35. The pot blusher from Bourjois is next on my list to get, it looks so nice :)
    lipstickandlightening.blogspot.ie

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    1. It's a nice, reliable blusher - a classic for me :o). Xx

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