Friday Face 29th November 2013

Friday face 29th November 2013

Firstly, apologies for the shoddy lighting in these photos. Winter is an absolute nightmare for photography with it growing dark so early but I actually took these at about midday! I know you can’t tell….

If I’m not rocking a burgundy eye these days, I am still trying to inject as much red into my makeup as possible. People have been sent to rehab for less….

To begin, I applied my Irish Rain Regenerative Cellular Repair Cream as my skin has really begun to dry out in this cold weather. I am regularly exfoliating with my Clarisonic Mia and lashing on the moisturiser whenever I get a chance in the hopes of clearing it up as best I can but I am still getting flaky bits on my cheeks near my nose. For my base, I am still using my Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Full Coverage Foundation despite its shortcomings and applying it with my Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge. I tried using a brush with it during the week and it was a streaky nightmare! Do not try this technique at home. For any under eye baggage, blemishes and general redness, I used my Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer and blended with the same sponge. I set everything with my Catrice All Matt Plus Shine Control Powder and a small brush, really pressing it on to my nose and T-zone where I have a tendency to get shiny. I have broken out my IsaDora Big Bronzing Powder again lately for my contour and for buffing down my neck so that it matches my foundation better and on the cheeks, I opted for my No7 Blush in ‘Soft Damson’ as I wanted something subtle so as not to compete with the strong eyes and lips. I also topped my cheekbones with my Mac Cream Colour Base in ‘Pearl’ as I have been really obsessed with the finish lately.

Friday Face 29th November 2013

I have been continuing with my NYX Brow Kit this week although I only use the powders and not the gel which I will discuss in more detail in my upcoming review. As I mentioned my cranberry Inglot Eyeshadow in ‘450’ last week, I decided to use it this week. [For reference, it is less orange than Mac’s eyeshadow in ‘Cranberry’]. I used a Mac 217 Brush to buff it into the crease. Now, this is a pearlescent eyeshadow which usually aren’t recommended for the crease but it blends down to a matte so you could use a matte red either. I also worked it underneath the eye. I then used my Illamasqua Eyeshadow in ‘Wolf’, a dark matte chocolate brown and focused that more in the crease, allowing the red to be seen around it. I then used Illamasqua ‘Obsidian’, a matte black, also from the Neutral Palette on a pencil brush to get a really defined line in my crease and worked it into my lashes underneath my eye. I used a flat eyeshadow brush and ‘Stealth’, a matte cream, from the same palette, all over my lid and underneath my brow. I finished with my IsaDora Twist Up Metallic Eye Pen in ‘Deep Black’ on the waterline, Maybelline Gel Liner on my MUA Brush for a defined flick and lashings of Diego Dalla Palma Mascaragogo.

Friday Face 29th November 2013

To finish up I applied my Essence Longlasting Lipstick in ‘Dare To Wear’ – isn’t it amazing?! I am currently in love with it!

I also got so many compliments on this look when I wore it into work that day.

What do you think? Are you a fan? Or is it too much with a dramatic eye AND lip?

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