Oh you're making me blush!

So opposed to doing a typical 'red lip and smokey' eye Valentine's make up post (which, let's face I can't really nail anyway)- I thought I'd present to you some of my favourite, and most loved nudes and neutrals that are currently consuming my make up bag. Whether that's some rosy shades, delicate glittery tones or even a new airy light foundation that I've fallen in love with (ahem)- I thought I'd pop it all in one place so I can introduce you to some serious new loves...

The foundation of the relationship...

Let me tell you now, I'm not an easy cat to please when it comes to finding the perfect foundation. I have a seriously pasty face so finding the perfect pale tone is essential, and love (and look for) something that gives good coverage whilst still allowing a subtle glow. So, let me introduce my latest base- the Suqqu Frame Fix Liquid Foundation Lightness in shade 101 (a bit of a mouthful, but absolutely worth it). This foundation is the perfect combination of something that emits light, dewy and healthy skin- whilst being build-able, great at covering redness and hitting top marks with longevity too (without being greasy, drying or oily either). Paired with that, I've been using the Bareminerals Bareskin Complete Coverage Serum Concealer, after hearing rave reviews online- and have also fallen in love like many others. It's far lighter than many other concealers that I own, but because of it's light consistency, isn't cakey but still excels at covering darkness, redness and any naughty pimples too. To set, I've been obsessing over the stunning Guerlain Meteorites Light Revealing Powder- which is just as beautiful on the skin as it is in it's pallet (I promise)- and is the most delicate powder, which packs a subtle highlight punch and setting power too (plus, smells like Parma Violets too, if you're interested). Finally, I had to mention the Bobbi Brown Skin Nourish face mask which I've been turning to weekly for the ultimate skin-drink after some serious dehydrated January-face. What I love most though, is that you don't have to wash it off, so can sit watching T,V (mask and all), tissue it off after 5 minutes and massage the excess in- simple!

Foundation (the Lightness edition is out at the beginning of March) | Concealer | Mask | Powder

All about the eyes (and, ahem, nails)...

Now, for the rest! To apply the above I've been turning to both the Zoeva Rose Golden Face Curve and Face Shape brushes, with the smaller, Face Shape brush being perfect for just. about. everything. Although it's small it's perfect for the inner corners of the eyes, concealing and foundation application- a perfect all rounder (literally, ho ho ho)! In terms of eyes, I've been loving playing about with the L'Oreal La Palette Nude in Rose, which is made up of some gorgeous pink-toned nudes which apply beautifully and are great for layering (especially with this Urban Decay eyeshadow in Midnight Cowgirl which is what all my sparkly golden dreams are made up of). Finally, for my nails I've been prepping with the Butter London Nail Tinted Moisturiser, which acts like a rapid-drying nail treatment and acts as the perfect base (or on it's own too).

Brushes | Eyeshadow Palette | Eyeshadow | Nail Varnish

Simmer down and pucker up...

Finally- lips! Although the selection is a little more compact, these three items are products I've turned to near enough daily, so you can safely say they get a huge thumbs up. First things first- the Clinique Sweet Pots (this one is in Black Honey) are the perfect slightly tinted lip balm/exfoliant combination, and perfect for priming or as a standalone great lip product. For lipstick, my complete Jenner-esque go to is the Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick in Safe Word Matte which is the most beautiful warm nude lipstick I've possibly ever owned, and is the perfect every day, or more dressed up lipstick. Stuff of dreams, I tell ya! Finally, the Revlon Ultra HD Lip Laquer (in Smoky Topaz), is the perfect option for something a little glossier (without the hair-in-face stickiness I dread with lip glosses), and has gorgeous pigmentation too.

Lipbalm | Lipstick | Lipgloss


x
Oh you're making me blush!

So opposed to doing a typical 'red lip and smokey' eye Valentine's make up post (which, let's face I can't really nail anyway)- I thought I'd present to you some of my favourite, and most loved nudes and neutrals that are currently consuming my make up bag. Whether that's some rosy shades, delicate glittery tones or even a new airy light foundation that I've fallen in love with (ahem)- I thought I'd pop it all in one place so I can introduce you to some serious new loves...

The foundation of the relationship...

Let me tell you now, I'm not an easy cat to please when it comes to finding the perfect foundation. I have a seriously pasty face so finding the perfect pale tone is essential, and love (and look for) something that gives good coverage whilst still allowing a subtle glow. So, let me introduce my latest base- the Suqqu Frame Fix Liquid Foundation Lightness in shade 101 (a bit of a mouthful, but absolutely worth it). This foundation is the perfect combination of something that emits light, dewy and healthy skin- whilst being build-able, great at covering redness and hitting top marks with longevity too (without being greasy, drying or oily either). Paired with that, I've been using the Bareminerals Bareskin Complete Coverage Serum Concealer, after hearing rave reviews online- and have also fallen in love like many others. It's far lighter than many other concealers that I own, but because of it's light consistency, isn't cakey but still excels at covering darkness, redness and any naughty pimples too. To set, I've been obsessing over the stunning Guerlain Meteorites Light Revealing Powder- which is just as beautiful on the skin as it is in it's pallet (I promise)- and is the most delicate powder, which packs a subtle highlight punch and setting power too (plus, smells like Parma Violets too, if you're interested). Finally, I had to mention the Bobbi Brown Skin Nourish face mask which I've been turning to weekly for the ultimate skin-drink after some serious dehydrated January-face. What I love most though, is that you don't have to wash it off, so can sit watching T,V (mask and all), tissue it off after 5 minutes and massage the excess in- simple!

Foundation (the Lightness edition is out at the beginning of March) | Concealer | Mask | Powder

All about the eyes (and, ahem, nails)...

Now, for the rest! To apply the above I've been turning to both the Zoeva Rose Golden Face Curve and Face Shape brushes, with the smaller, Face Shape brush being perfect for just. about. everything. Although it's small it's perfect for the inner corners of the eyes, concealing and foundation application- a perfect all rounder (literally, ho ho ho)! In terms of eyes, I've been loving playing about with the L'Oreal La Palette Nude in Rose, which is made up of some gorgeous pink-toned nudes which apply beautifully and are great for layering (especially with this Urban Decay eyeshadow in Midnight Cowgirl which is what all my sparkly golden dreams are made up of). Finally, for my nails I've been prepping with the Butter London Nail Tinted Moisturiser, which acts like a rapid-drying nail treatment and acts as the perfect base (or on it's own too).

Brushes | Eyeshadow Palette | Eyeshadow | Nail Varnish

Simmer down and pucker up...

Finally- lips! Although the selection is a little more compact, these three items are products I've turned to near enough daily, so you can safely say they get a huge thumbs up. First things first- the Clinique Sweet Pots (this one is in Black Honey) are the perfect slightly tinted lip balm/exfoliant combination, and perfect for priming or as a standalone great lip product. For lipstick, my complete Jenner-esque go to is the Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick in Safe Word Matte which is the most beautiful warm nude lipstick I've possibly ever owned, and is the perfect every day, or more dressed up lipstick. Stuff of dreams, I tell ya! Finally, the Revlon Ultra HD Lip Laquer (in Smoky Topaz), is the perfect option for something a little glossier (without the hair-in-face stickiness I dread with lip glosses), and has gorgeous pigmentation too.

Lipbalm | Lipstick | Lipgloss


x

34 comments:

  1. interesting products!

    xx
    http://www.cherry-mag.com

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  2. Whenever I rock a red lip I have to whip out my mirror a gazillion times to check it hasn't smudged, so I'm all for a neutral look :) X

    THEFASHION-JUNKIE

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  3. That Guerlain powder is BEAUTIFUL!!!! I'm obsessed with Clinique's lip balm in Black Honey too. Glides on the lips so well! x

    www.ashrealasitgets.blogspot.com

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  4. These look lustworthy! I am especially in love with the Zoeva brushes they look beautiful. Midnight Cowboy feels like such a throwback to me I definitely have it kncoking around in my Urban Decay Book of Shadows somewhere (does anyone remember the days when they were the must have!?) I have been reading blogs too long it seems! :P

    Have a wonderful Valentines Day <3

    Em x

    www.emilyrosevass.com

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  5. That Bobbi Brown skin nourish face mask sounds like the perfect thing I could use right about now for my dehydrated skin! Its quite a decent size too x

    bohorush.blogspot.com

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  6. I've never heard of that foundation before, it's always hard to find one pale enough for me. Zoeva brushes are just the bomb! x

    Jodie // Jodie Loue

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  7. Love the look of these products. I think my dry skin would benefit from the Bobbi Brown face mask too x

    Wonky Lauren

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  8. I love that Bobby brown face mask! It's one of my favorites!

    Manda Lee

    ASparklingStickyStyle.com

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  9. These look like amazing products and the lipstick looks so pretty.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale |

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  10. Love this colors! Xoxo

    Sunita | http://www.alittlebitof.at

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  11. These sound great! It has been a battle between the Nars Concealer and UD Naked Concealer, but I think I will have to add the Bareminerals one to the mix ^_^

    Laila from Townhouse Palette

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  12. The Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick is gorgeous, slightly reminds me of velvet teddy by mac except a little bit lighter. gorgeous post as always liv.

    Jess
    justthatgirlonline.blogspot.co.uk

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  13. The Urban Decay eyeshadow is gorgeous! I always want to get more of their single eyeshadows but they are so pricey on their own. xx
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

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  14. Lovely products, I love Bobbi Brown's stuff!

    Anything & Everything | Bloglovin'

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  15. I love nude makeup looks, they're more subtle and make a perfect Valentine's day look. The Météorites powder looks gorgeous, I'm sure it works wonderfully on the skin for a glowy finish. The l'Oréal palette is also gorgeous, but of course the Naked 3 palette would work amazing as well for that type of look!

    Julia xx
    Last post: A Makeup Haul | http://juliaspeaksbeauty.blogspot.fr/2016/02/my-winter-makeup-haul.html

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  16. The UD eye shadow looks stunning! So does the smash box lipstick. xx

    www.lpagebeauty.com

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  17. The photos are simply perfect! I'd love to try out the Loreal palette (or any other, because I really suck at eye make up) or the Smashbox nude lippy!

    My blog: BOWTIE DIARY

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  18. I've just bought the new bareMinerals concealer and I can't wait until it arrives so I can try it! Everything in this post looks so pretty... I can't decide what I want to try first! The Smashbox lipstick really does look like the perfect the perfect nude shade!

    Becki, xo
    beautyandthebrunette.co.uk

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  19. Butter London have such fab polishes and I adore Chanel Mademoiselle lipstick for a nude pick

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Beauty Wellbeing

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  20. Going to have to try out that Sweet Pot by Clinique! Thanks for sharing babe x

    Taylr | www.taylrdaily.com

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  21. The nail polish and brushes look lovely. X

    www.beautylifebecca.blogspot.co.uk

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  22. any girl that includes puns AND arctic monkeys lyrics as subheadings in a post has a blog that I want to read religiously

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  23. Oooh lovely brushes and that foundation looks lovely, must try!

    thebeautyrookie21.blogspot.co.uk

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  24. I'm all up for neutral makeup products on Valentine's Day because guys in my opinion prefer natural makeup so much more than dramatic looks (my guy at least haha!) I am going to give the Guerlain Meteorites Light Revealing Powder a try as soon as I finish my Givenchy Prisme Libre :) I have fallen in love with colour correcting face products after using the Givenchy powder and it looks like the Guerlain one would work just as well <3

    Jacqueline | Sail Away to Neverland ♡

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  25. What a great roundup! I'm also going for a more nude blush-y look this Valentine's (not that I don't love a classic red lip too!) :)

    http://shakespeareandsparkle.com/

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  26. A nude lipstick for Valentine's day is such a good idea! So much better than red and pink as it often ends up just coming off anyway (ooh er) x
    http://my--socalledlife.blogspot.com.au/

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  27. A nude lip for Valentine's day is such a good idea! So much better than red or pink as it often ends up just coming off anyway (oo er) x
    http://my--socalledlife.blogspot.com.au/

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  28. Anything similar to the Bobbi Brown Skin Nourish Mask available in the US? I cannot get it here in Florida.

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  29. everything looks heavenly! beautiful post!

    annasjotter.wordpress.com

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  30. So many lovely products! I especially love the brushes!

    Mimi
    www.coffeeandsunday.com

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  31. What a stunning selection of products! The Suqqu foundation sounds divine and I need that Bobbi Brown face mask in my life, as winter has truly sapped my skin of all moisture!

    Alice / Alice Grace Beauty

    x

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  32. LOVE the photos and Guerlain seriously has the most beautiful packaging, to the point where you're like "Wait, is this real makeup!?". It's almost like the makeup you played with when you were young, Barbie's makeup.

    coffeeslag

    COFFEESLAG Winter Coat OOTD

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  33. That powder compact is GORGEOUS!!

    http://a-woman-of-a-certain-age.com/

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