Top 5 MAC Lipsticks | Nude ♡

Friday, 22 August 2014

Who doesn't love a nude lippy ay'?!

I'm very much a nude lipstick wearer, and always lean towards neutral shades when doing my makeup ( and of course, who doesn't love MAC?). I find that when it comes to MAC lipsticks, there are staple shades that everyone has heard of especially when it comes to nudes. My top 5 are hope fully a little different to the usual 'Angel', 'Creme Cup, 'Fleshpot' shades that we all know and love!

My favourite finish of MAC lipsticks are the 'Cremesheen' (as is most people's), but the glossy finish is just irresistible and seems to last longer than the other finishes. Enjoy my top 5 below!

1. Pure Zen
Pure Zen is a peach toned nude that really flatters most skin tones as it is a little darker than most of the fleshy nudes. This shade looks great with a smokey eye or even subtle brown shadows. A winner for everyone in my opinion.

2. Creme d'nude
Most people have heard of this shade, but I had to include it because its like the acceptable/lipstick version of 'foundation lips' (bringing back the '09 makeup disasters there) but i love it! This colour is a really light fleshy colour that is so versatile to any look you want to wear!

3. Patisserie
This lipstick is one of the 'Lustre' finishes meaning its more sheer than the other lipsticks but means you can build the colour to the intensity you want. The shade is a 'your lips but better' pinky nude with a gloss, making it really flattering. So gutted my went through the wash because I've had to de-pot it and apply it with a brush, but i was not ready to throw it away!

4. Shanghai Spice
Although a nude shade, this is much darker and more brown toned than the other, maybe a little orangey too! Also the name is perfect because it suits the shade to a tee!

5. Japanese Maple
This is my favourite ever MAC lipstick,  I just find it the perfect shade! A little fleshy, but a little pinky and a little peachy all at the same time, what more can you ask for!?

All MAC lipsticks are £15.50 and you can purchase them here ♡
Hope you have enjoyed this post. Let me know if I should try some different shades!
See you soon!♡

FOTD| Face Of The Day- High End ♡

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Welcome back! ♡

In my previous post, I showed you my 'face of the day' using drugstore products, which is the sort of makeup I would wear on a daily basis. This post is going to be the higher end version. Although the products I've used are higher end, I would still wear this as a daily look however would also wear it out for dinner or simple outings with friends and family.

I found prepping my skin was really important to get the final glowy finish I wanted without using a highlighter. I've tried to centre this look around the eyes by adding a small amount of shadow, highlighting my tear duct, adding liner and adding volume to my lashes. To compliment the eyes I simple created a light flush to my cheeks, and a 'your lips but better' shade to my lips. Here are the products I used:

Perricone- Blue Plasma £79
I use this to prep my skin before my moisturiser. The smallest drop goes a long way and after smoothing on, my skin instantly looks 100 times better! It contains the same ingredients as some skin peels but obviously without making my skin fall off which gives my skin a fresh glow before I've even started with make-up. Once you've used it, you can definitely understand the price.

 Aesop- Control £15
Another prep product! I apply this before my makeup to any blemishes i have, which keeps them from becoming any worse! It also reduces redness, so an overall must have product.

 Laura Mercier- Silk Creme Foundation £34
My favourite ever foundation! Honestly a holy grail in my collection, it smoothes on so evenly and you need the smallest bit each time meaning the tube lasts a long time. The finish is silky (as the name suggests, duuuh) and leaves a flawless and dewy look which is personally my favourite finish.

Arbonne- Got You Covered £29
I have the shade bronze in this powder and although its a finishing powder/foundation, I use this as a bronzer to contour and generally bronze my face. The finish is silky like the Laura Mercier foundation so the duo really compliment each other.

Chanel- Joues Contrast Powder Blush £31
I use the shade 'Rose Initiale' which is a soft pink colour that creates a slight flush of colour to the cheeks. Not too much but not too little! The perfect shade (and also it smells divine).

♡ Urban Decay- Naked 3 £37
I simply used the shade 'Trick' all over the lid after priming with the urban decay primer potion, followed by the shade 'Nooner' throughout the crease, and then 'Dust' on the inner corner.
This palette is the perfect palette to take you from day to night, it has a wide range of colours so you're never short on a different look!

Dior- Dior Addict Lipstick 'Tailleur Bar' £24
Obviously Dior lipsticks are going to be good but I can't get over how much I love this! It is the perfect shade, which is very similar to my natural lip colour but with shimmer and gloss. Adaptable to any look you're trying to create.

 Dior- Dior Addict Gloss 'Spring Ball' £22
Such a pretty pink gloss and thats all I can really say!

What do you think of this look and what are you favourite high end products?
Thanks for reading,
Claire xo