Thursday, April 24, 2014

Look at my face aka FOTD

I think I have mentioned briefly about us moving house. We are going from a small one bedroom to a lovely little townhouse with a garden (!!) 

Well its all super exciting but also massively time consuming and we head dove into packing boxes, carrying boxes, unpacking boxes straight after arriving from Sri Lanka. Now we are in the new house but its a big mess and without furniture. I cant wait to get it into a presentable state..because I want to take you guys for a house tour.

Between packing and unpacking I also had to calm down 2 cats who were sure this move is probably gonna kill them and a dog who follows you around cause he cant stay alone in a different room than you. I had little time for makeup and outfit fun. I didnt even know where most of my makeup was packed.

But this morning I did use a few new products (Chanel foundation!) and a few old ones but I loved the look and wanted to show you also.

 I found an eyeshadow at the bottom of my stash I had completely forgotten and now I cant seem to use anything else. Inglot 153- a gorgeous metallic taupe with a golden sheen that is perfect as a one-shop-stop all over the eyelids. This is my one and only Inglot product but as I have fallen in love with it all over again I might need to look into expanding this collection. Whats good to have?

The rest of my face is as follows:

Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet foundation- the new girl on the block that everyone is talking about. I did not even try to resist temptation or wait for more reviews and just bought it. Its awesome! It glides on like a smooth powder leaving a matte but non dull face. It keeps the shiny bits of my combination skin well covered and does not cling to the drier patches on my cheeks. (You can see on the top picture how blurred and smooth the skin looks and I haven't photoshopped anything)

Besides the Inglot shadow I used the Smashbox Limitless Liquid Penliner. Its great for drawing really thin lines and getting in between the lashes. The mascara is Benefit They're Real!.
Then there is Smashbox Bronze Lights bronzer and Tarte Exposed blush. I have hardly used any other blush for a few weeks- loving this over the Chanel foundation.

I also whipped out my Benefit High Beam highlighter. As the new foundation leaves a more matte finish it also leaves more room to play with a highlighter. I always add a bit (or a lot), especially with such neutral eye makeup.

In high spirits about the nearing weekend I decided for Nars Cruella on my lips.

As per usual Zulu had to be where the action is so here is another picture of me and my cat. We kind of look alike dont we?


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    1. I sometimes forget how awesome Cruella is but after using today I dont want to wear anything else on my lips. Its soo freakin great!

  2. Beautiful makeup. I literally want to go out and buy everything you've used here! x

    Kate Louise Blogs

    1. Thank you Kate. If you are one for a red lip Cruella is so so pretty. I would go for that first. No maybe the Chanel foundation..yeah..I think you need it all! :D

  3. Ok, it's official - I need that eyeshadow. Also, do you wear any kind of a fake tan? If not, you have a gorgeous skin tone!

    1. Thank you Natalie :) This Inglot one is such a great everyday shade if you are into metallics. I love it soo much.

      The tan is thanks to my vacation in Sri Lanka last week. I was just thinking I need to look into some fake tan options before it fades away. Do you know of any good ones?

  4. Your FOTDs are the best I've ever seen! I love the way you show your make up, the different angles, the quality of the photos. Just perfect.
    I discovered your blog not too long ago and I'm loving it!

    Lots of love from Argentina :)

    1. Thank you so much for your comment :) happy u enjoyed the post and photos!

      Lots of love right back at you!

  5. The finish of the foundation looks impeccable! I know its just a matter of time before i cave in and get one! And thanks for the inglot eye shadow tip...will look for it ;)
    You and Zulu do look alike... in a good way! Its all in the eyes!!