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Wednesday, 25 December 2013

christmas day FOTD

christmas day FOTD review swatch photo

laura mercier silk creme foundation in cream ivory, laura mercier mineral pressed powder in real sand, The Body Shop Honey Bronzer in 03*, the body shop shimmer waves in coral*, mac amber lights, guerlain eyeliner*, Bourjois twist up the volume mascara*, topshop gloss ink in cruel*

HAPPY HOLIDAYS! I decided to keep my Christmas makeup look true to my usual makeup with a bit of a boost in the form of festive lip colour. I don't like to stray too much from what I usually wear because I like to know I'll look nice in family photos rather than worrying what Im going to look like if my makeup's different. How silly is that? But hey that's the truth!

In started with my usual base combo, Do I really need to go over it? But if you didn't know, a light buffing of LAURA MERCIER SILK CREME FOUNDATION IN CREAM IVORY with LAURA MERCIER MINERAL PRESSED POWDER IN REAL SAND dusted over for a flawless base. Rather than be too bronzed (I forgot to fake tan, but desperately needed a bit of colour) I opted for a soft contour of THE BODY SHOP HONEY BRONZER IN 03. Then moving on to a dusting of THE BODY SHOP SHIMMER WAVES IN CORAL, my new favourite blush. Remind me to talk about this in more depth in the next few weeks, but It's a mix between a blusher and a highlight. I love how warming and subtle it is with a little bit of colour. I kept my eyes my usual style and went with MAC AMBERLIGHTS. This was one of the first MAC eyeshadows I'd repurchased and a must have for my makeup bag. I've worn this so many times as it is the prettiest copper shade to bring to the green in my eyes. Unlucky for me but my much loved GUERLAIN EYELINER is on it's last legs so I HAVE to repurchase it in the New Year. I'll happily admit that it is my favourite eyeliner of the year, possibly all time. An absolute met have if you're a cat flick lover! Lashings of my favourite mascara, BOURJOIS TWIST UP THE VOLUME MASCARA to give my lashes a lovely lengthened look with tons of definition.

And final I wanted to go big on the lips so went with a new lip colour I've been trying, TOPSHOP GLOSS INK IN CRUEL, a deep bloody purple. I accidentally kissed my Grannys cheek when wearing it and she has a kiss mark for ages, I didn't have the heart to tell her! However, it lasted with one application from 10-3 without reapplication. Defintely has excellent staying power when eating or drinking!

What did you use for your festive makeup look?

31 comments

  1. you look so nice Lily! love this makeup so much!

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  2. Merry Christmas u look gorgeous, hehe about the gloss it sounds fab and poor granny!
    Liza | Glambeautys | YouTube

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  3. You look so pretty! Love the lipstick colour, it really suits you :)xo

    http://901lovely.blogspot.co.uk/

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  4. I really like the pop of colour your lipstick gives! Ive just done this post too :) katt x

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  5. I love your lip colour! Its so bright and festive and goes beautifully with your hair! Merry Christmas!

    www.pookybanana.blogspot.ie

    xo

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  6. great look
    xx
    daniella
    simplybeautifulelegant.blogspot.com

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  7. Lily - you look absolutely stunning here!
    Hope you had a merry Christmas.

    xx

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  8. that lip color is wonderful on you! xx

    http://thehannahway.blogspot.com

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  9. love your makeup! hope you had a lovely christmas :)

    Rachel x
    Style Soup

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  10. Love the lipstick color and your FOTD looks amazing!

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale |

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  11. I am the same when I put more makeup then I normally would on you get way more self conscious than you should, I really love the look you've gone for especially your eye makeup hope you had a great christmas x

    EmmiHearts

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  12. I'm sure you get this all the time, but I have to say it as well: you are stunning. These bold lips look soo good on you! New hair is absolutely perfect. And I love your grey coat! Perfect!

    http://exquisiteelixir.com/

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  13. You look so pretty, hope you had a good christmas!

    jessssicahart.blogspot.co.uk

    (I am also running a Chanel giveaway on my blog)

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  14. love the lippie! x
    http://www.isitjustmeme.co.uk/

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  15. Beautiful! I love the lip colour so much! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD

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  16. The colour of your lipstick is fabulous!Merry Christmas everyone <3
    http://natbeesfashion.blogspot.com

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  17. Lovely look, I went for a similar look this year. Love the lip colour
    E, x

    http://loveisrealbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/

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  18. that lip colour is beautiful, looks so lovely on you. Hope you had a fab christmas!

    Lauren| thatgirlcalledlauren.blogspot.co.uk

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  19. You look lovely! I absolutely love the lip colour!

    meganscloset1.blogspot.co.uk

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  21. Gorgeous, I bought Mac Amber Lights ages ago but I've never used it, I might have to give it a go it looks lovely with that lip colour! :)
    http://wwwclairabelle.blogspot.co.uk/

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  22. This look really suits you.
    pearlsandsparkle.blogspot.com

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