Wednesday, September 24, 2014

FOTD- Makeup artists are magic

Now I love makeup that is not a big revelation. I also like doing my makeup but my skills are rather limited. I have semi mastered a winged eyeliner and can blend two similar color brown eyeshadow together but every time I attempt something smokier its a fail.

This is the reason I love having my makeup done by professionals occasionally. I do get anxious if it is someone new I dont know cause what if I wount like it. Tastes are different after all. But there is a few makeup artists I trust without a question and one of them also happens to be a good friend of mine. 

So last Friday before me and Diana (click on her name to go see her blog) went out for dinner she did my makeup and I love love loved it. I mean like "wish I didnt have to wash my face ever again" kind of loved it.
I haven't used any filters or retouching on these photos and they are made in natural light. The fact that my skin looks so flawless is not because it actually does- it because Diana worked her magic on it.

So this is how it came together in case you were wondering.
She started by using Bioderma Sebium Pore Refiner (not pictures but you can get it here) on my t-zone so reduce the shine and smooth the texture.

Primer: Jane Iredale Smooth Affair Facial Primer & Brightener (Link)
Foundation: Mac Face & Body Foundation (Link) -absolutely loooove the look of this stuff. Must add to my foundation collection asap
Concealer: Diana mixed two MUFE concealers together the Full Cover (Link) and the Lift Concealer (Link)
Powder: Jane Iredale Purepressed Base Mineral Powder in Warm Sienna (Link)

Contour: Jane Iredale Purepressed Base Mineral Powder in Riviera (Link)for a very light and natural contouring
Blush: Mac Peaches (not pictured but can be found here)
Highlighter:  oh this is my favorite part. NARS Illuminator in Hot Sand (Link) and Jane Iredale Quad Bronzer in Moonglow (Link). When she swiped the Moonglow on top of blush I was kind of floored. So soo pretty! I kind of REALLY NEED both of these products in my life sooner rather than later. Especially Moonglow as Diana said you can also use it as eyeshadow or bronzer.

Eyeshadow: She used three Jane Iredale Purepressed shadows to create the brown smokey effect and these were: Peach Sherbet, Cappuccino and Double Espresso (Link). Then came the super pretty Mac pigment in Copper. Oh the shade and the sheen of this is just amazing.
Eyeliner: L'Oréal Paris Super Liner Gel in black (Link)
Mascara: Kanebo Sensai Mascara 38 C (Link). I want this! Definitely went into must buy list cause its a brilliant mascara.  

We decided to go super natural and non shiny on the lips so it was Bobbi Brown Sandwash Pink (Link) that fit the bill.

The two conclusions I would draw from this are

1. I need to invest in some Jane Iredale products. They are great! 
2. I wish Diana would do my makeup every day because I felt like a million bucks.

Do you enjoy having your makeup done or do you prefer always doing it yourself? 


  1. I love having my make up done by others as like you my smokey eye skills are limited. I had my make up done in Sephora whilst in Las Vegas but foolishly didn't take any photos!


    1. The level of shop assistants in Dubai is soo poor I would never have it done here but yeah in the states they are usually really good.
      I feel your pain though, I had mine done in new york NARS store and also forgot to take pics.

  2. Great face of the day, you look beautiful :) I love your blog and I have followed you with Bloglovin. If you ever get a chance to check out my blog I would be delighted, thanks!

    Camille xo

  3. You look absolutely beautiful-big fan of Diana!!

    Stacey | Expat Make-Up Addict xx

    1. Thank you Stacey :) and Im totally in Diana fan club with you! x

  4. WOWWWW! you look gorgeous! :) xx