Friday, 3 January 2014


FOTD: spring ready

review swatch photo
review swatch photo

laura mercier silk creme foundation, collection lasting perfection concealer, the body shop shimmer waves in coral (eyes & Cheeks)*, guerlain eyeliner*, bourjois twist up the volume mascara, NYX extreme lip cream in nude peach fuzz, Benefit Speed Brow

Right, my new years resolution? Try some new base products, Obviously I used my usual Laura MerCIer Silk Creme Foundation and buffed it into the skin for a super flawless finish… Then again I do love that foundation so so much. I then took Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer, a good ol' favourite and popped it on blemishes and under my eyes. I adore this concealer, budget friendly but works so well at covering.

I dusted a little bit of The Body Shop Shimmer Waves in Coral on both my eyes and my cheeks. I used a really warm peach shade on the eyes and a champagne shade from the palette to highlight the brow bone. Then I swirled the powder together for my cheeks. I wanted to keep the cheeks really natural with a slight glow with all the drama being on the eyes. I did a thick black line of the Guerlain Eyeliner, obviously. It's so rare I use anything else these days! I then put tons and tons of the Bourjois Twist Up The Volume Mascara on the eyes for maximum impact. I love how lengthening this mascara is, it makes me look like I've got really long lashes even though they are fairly stubby! For my brows, I used the Benefit Speed Brow, which I don't know if I like or not. It looks fine in real life, yet photographs terribly, It 's made the light bounce off them, they look a little "bitty" plus too ashy in colour. We'll see about this one. I probably just have the wrong colour and its making them photograph oddly, but I think it looks alright in real life. Weird.

On my lips, I used the NYX Xtreme Lip Creme in Nude Peach Fuzz. This lipgloss is on it's last legs, so I really need to repurchase it. It's a mix between a lip lacquer and a lipstick with the formula of a gloss. I don't really like the taste of this product, and it does feel a little smothering on the lips. Then again -The colour is just too perfect.

46 comments:

  1. This look suits you well!

    The Guerlain liner looks so vibrant and creamy and the peachy hues highlight your eye colour.

    x

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  2. You look gorgeous. I must try that foundation!
    Hannah | twoforjoy | xo

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  3. Beautiful Spring look! I love the colours.

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  4. The lip colour looks gorgeous on you. I really need to get my hands on that foundation too. x
    pearlsandsparkle.blogspot.com

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  5. Beautiful! Your eyeliner is always so perfect! :) xx
    kooky capricious 

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  6. So a good picture and I love the hair!

    http://ellenorsworld.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/detox.html

    x

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  7. Some ladies are asserting a facial exercise/muscle invigorating attempts to reduce the Nasolabial Folds Treatment Delhi. Likewise, a couple of report that a golden light mechanism has made a difference.

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  8. I love the collection concealer it's my favourite!
    http://thelipstickthegirlandherwardrobe.blogspot.co.uk/

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  9. I really want to try that eyeliner. You look so lovely!

    www.thebravestindividual.blogspot.co.uk/

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  10. You're so gorgeous and that make up is beautiful. Looking at your hair is making me wanna go for the chop! xx

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  11. Love the peachy shades! Very springtime appropriate.
    xx
    Stephanie | Love, August

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  12. Lovely look, I've been all about simple eye makeup these past few days so naturally I love this! My eyebrow pencil does that too although its a different brand, might be something in their formula?

    Eloise | simplynaturale xo

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  13. I honestly adore your hair short, and I love how its still so you despite the drastic change.
    Lovely colour also!

    chlotalks.blogspot.com

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  14. I'm so jealous of how naturally warm toned your skin is. It's so pretty! And I LOVE the shorter hair QworterLifeCrisis

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  15. your foundation looks amazing! i love laura mercier :)

    Rachel x
    Style Soup

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  16. This looks look so pretty on you! :)

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  17. Peach fuzz really suits you, I love this look!

    http://lashings-of-lavender.blogspot.co.uk/

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  18. Your eyemakeup look so simple yet pretty Lily, I really need to get the guerlain eye liner :p xx

    EmmiHearts

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  19. Gorgeous! I ordered a pixi lash ink recently. Can't wait to start wearing eyeliner!

    www.emandthem.co.uk

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  20. Your new hair cut looks gorgeous! x www.sirens-and-bells.blogspot.co.uk

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  21. Gorgeous! Simple and classic :)

    www.nina-francesa.com

    x

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  22. absolutely stunning ! xx

    http://thehannahway.blogspot.com

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  23. Love this look, so wearable and will have to be trying out some of these products as the results are beautiful. Check out my blog http://apricotsandamethysts.blogspot.co.uk/ I've recently restarted it and would extremely love some of you to check it out xx

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  24. So simple I love it! So my style :)

    www.georginaclare.com
    .Georgina Clare.

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  25. You look gorgeous Lily, those peach shades really suit you!
    http://wwwclairabelle.blogspot.co.uk/

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  26. I wish i could pull off light lips. They always look so pretty on you!

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  27. You look gorgeous. I especially like the look of that mascara!

    herheartisinparis.blogspot.co.uk xx

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  28. that foundation sounds great!

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  29. Love the lip color. This look is beautiful!

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  30. I can't believe it's almost Spring already! This is a beautiful look though :) so effortless.
    Bea x
    www.beasbeautyblog.com

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  31. I can't get over how good your hair looks short
    http://cocotulips.blogspot.co.uk/

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  32. Lily you're an absolute stunner so you are. Love the look. The NYX lipsgloss looks lovely on you. Note to self: Buy Laura Mercier Silk Creme foundation ASAP!

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  33. beautiful
    xx
    daniella
    simplybeautifulelegant.blogspot.com

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  34. Lovely look! Very clean and fresh :)! berrie-blogs.blogspot.com xxx

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  35. This look is amazing, you've photographed it perfectly :)
    Megan x | MeganRoisinn

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  36. You look great :) you pull of nude lips and sort of matted out looks, so well.

    http://lifebyemmy.blogspot.co.uk/

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  37. You have amazing eyes
    Xoxo
    http://camilleslifestylediary.blogspot.fr/

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  38. You look really fresh and pretty Lily! This would look way too overdone on me, I don't know what's happened to me but my eyes just can't take black eyeliner :(

    - Tabitha at Scared Toast x

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