Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Face: Bronze eyes, glowy cheeks


With some time to burn "in town" yesterday, I bought a few bits and pieces to try out.  In the photo above, I'm wearing Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place ShadowStick in "Bronze" on my eyelid and lower lashline, blended with L'Oréal Studio Secrets Eye Intensifier eyeshadow in "Nude (511)" up to the brow.

I have highlighted my brow arches and the inner corners of my eyes with Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place ShadowStick in "Gold Pearl".  My waterline is lined with my new Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in "Zero" (plain ol' black).

I also bought Prestige Skin Loving Minerals Fresh Glow Baked Blush in the shade "Peach" which I am wearing in the photo.

I know the colours are hardly very adventurous but I'm trying to find some photo-friendly, long-lasting make-up in classic colours for my wedding this summer.  I'll probably be a cheapskate and do my make-up myself you see.  (By the way, if you have any tips, I'd love to hear them!)

Here are some mini reviews of the products while I'm here:

Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place ShadowStick



I really like the Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place ShadowSticks.  They glide on beautifully, and the colour result is smooth and intense.  They are highly pearlised, but this doesn't obscure the colour itself.  I can't imagine this stuff ever fading or creasing.  Yesterday I had swatches of it on the back of my hand and realised after washing my hands twice (with soap of course), the lines of eyeshadow were still there, pearl effect intact!

L'Oréal Studio Secrets Eye Intensifier



I picked up another one of these L'Oréal Studio Secrets Eye Intensifier eyeshadows after being impressed with the blue shade I bought a while back.  This "Nude (511)" shade is designed for brown eyes.  It looks pink in the packaging, but has no real colour once applied... it's a high shimmer nude.  It's nice.

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil



The Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in "Zero" is a joy to use.  True to its name, it glides on creamily, and has a long-lasting intense black colour.  The sales assistant was wearing a really cool blue metallic shade, and even though it was the end of the day, it still looked perfectly neat and vibrant around her eyes.

Prestige Skin Loving Minerals Fresh Glow Baked Blush



I was looking for a rosy pink colour for the apples of my cheeks, and thought this little dome of Prestige Skin Loving Minerals Fresh Glow Baked Blush looked cute.  When I got home, I realised that it's not very pink at all... and that the name of the shade is "Peach".  Whoops.  It's still the pinkest blusher I have though, and actually the colour works well with my skin tone.  It has an opalescent finish, so it gives skin a glow without actually having big shimmer particles (I try to avoid shimmer).  It's the kind of product that will give you shiny, round cheek apples.  I like it!

P.S. Sorry about the unkempt eyebrows in the photo <shakes head in shame>...

10 comments:

  1. Such a pretty look!
    The Baked Blush looks great, I'll defo check it out at Boots!
    xoxo

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  2. You are so beautiful =).
    Awh, getting married! That is so sweet =P. Hehe.
    I love your look, and that baked blush is gorgeous O_O. I have one of the bronzers from prestige but it's too shimmery to use to contour! I'm gonna check out that blush you have on tomorrow when I go Boots.

    Lovely post.
    XXX

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  3. This look is so pretty and easy. And damn you are stunning! :)

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  4. That is such a beautiful complete look! Love the bronzy shade on the eyes. And the blush looks so flattering on your gorgeous face! :)

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  5. Haha thank you all for your compliments! You're too kind!!

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  6. Such a pretty look - you look gorgeous! I particularly love the peachy cheeks. Prestige is cheap too isn't it? I'm going to get some when I'm in Oxford at the weekend. The link doesn't work btw because the site link to the specific colour doesn't work - this one to the blush will have to do I think.

    http://www.prestigecosmetics.com.au/catalog/minerals/sun-baked-mineral-blush

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  7. Those colors are gorgeous on you! I did my make up on my big day as well. My wedding was incredibly chilled out, and the thought of having to plan make up artist and staying still was horrible! I made an appointment with MAC about a month beforehand and told them my ideas and it came out great. BTW, I used, All that Glitters, A Little Folie, Nehru as a liner, and Vanilla to highlight for my eyes, Rose Romance on my lips, and NARS Orgasm as blush. I'm going to do it all again and put up a FOTD soon I think.

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  8. Hi hun, I nominated you for blog awards and tags, check out my latest post xoxo

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  9. @La: Thanks! Yeah Prestige is pretty cheap... that blusher was £7.99 but it's a bit more pricey than the rest of the range. It's not very pigmented, but I like it for the subtle glow it gives.

    @scarlettholly: That's a good idea to get the make-up ideas well before the wedding! I might try something like that and just practise myself afterwards. I would love to see your look as a FOTD! I might try that NARS Orgasm blush... I keep hearing such good things about it - and the shade sounds like kind of thing I go for.

    @The Beautifier: Ooh thank you for the awards!! That's so lovely!

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  10. Oh wow, getting married? Must be so busy but yet exciting at the same time!!! I wish you the best!
    And I am totally lovin your look!

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