Sunday, 9 June 2013

face of the day

Hiya guys! Just thought i would do a little post letting you all know what makeup products i used today!
I went for a flawless face with a neutral eye and a pink lip.(my attempt to look summery) I just went out for lunch and went window shopping (unfortunately i had to resist the temptation of shopping as im saving up, painful for a shopaholic) However, really enjoyed using these products today, they were very wearable and perfect for an everyday look. Hope you enjoy!


The first product i used today was Estee Lauder's Double Wear foundation (stay in place makeup). Retailing at £27.50, Id definitely say it is worth the money. The foundation is full coverage and buildable (you dont even need a concealer, but feel free to use one! i still do). For someone who has suffered with acne i would say this product is suitable for oily/combination skin. The finish is more matte to satin than dewy on the skin, so might flake on dry skin. However, if you have normal skin and love a full coverage foundation this is one to try!  The consistency is quite runny, but drys quickly. It doesn't come with a pump so can be quite inconvenient, and hard to control the amount of product you want to use. (But to be honest im not too fussed). The foundation comes in a range of shades so is available for most people to purchase. The longevity of the product is superb in my opinion, I would say it lasts a good 10-14 hours, You may need to blot the skin throughout the day if you don't set the foundation with a powder or setting spray after application (this is quite common with most foundations anyway).  I haven't found that the foundation oxidises throughout the day, and it also contains SPF 10 which is a bonus and shouldn't be to harsh in pictures using flash photography. The product would be suitable for a weddings or big events to create a flawless look. I also think the packaging of the product is luxurious and looks expensive (it also looks very pretty in my makeup collection too)  Overall, I would say this is a great product that I enjoy using on an everyday basis.
 You can find this product online if you click  here or instore from an Estée Lauder counter. 


Today I skipped blush and rocked the bronzer. I used benefits well loved Hoola bronzing face powder. This product is great for all year round and suits a variety of skin colours
. I just applied a small amount in the hollows of my checks and onto my temples, it creates a defined yet natural look to the skin, it is also build able for a more Intense look). 
This product is a matte shade, which means it has no shimmer (so for all of you matte gals and guys this is the one for you) 
This product has great pigmentation, its not too powdery either and has a longevity of 5-6 hours depending on how much product is used.
 This product retails for £21.50, overall I would recommend trying this bronzer (besides if its not your cup of tea there are plenty others to try) The packaging is also super cute
This product is available at a Benefit counter In store at Debenhams (for us UK&European guys and gals) and also Sephora (for you US guys and gals) or click here to purchase online. 


For my highlight i used Mac's famous mineralise skin finish in 'soft and gentle', another well loved product on the market. Im crazy about this product as i think it gives a beautiful finish to the skin. It has a subtle shimmer to it with slight gold flecks to it. I just apply on top of the cheek bones, down the centre of the nose, tops of the temples and the Cupid's bow. (The Areas where the sun would hit my face) It's very natural, 'healthy glow'  on the skin that us guys and gals dream of. I would say it is suitable for a wide range of skin types. This product retails at £21.50 and is available at Mac in store or click here to purchase online. I would definitely recommend this product as you only have to used a small amount to get a subtle glow to the skin, its a lovely piece to have in your collection/makeup bag. 


The next product I used was the hyped-up naked palette by Urban Decay. (Its definitely worth the hype) I love this palette as it comes with a wide range of shades for creating everyday neutrals to an evening look. (My favourite looks super easy!) It comes with twelve shades, two matte shades and the rest shimmer shades. Shimmers are great for the centre of the lid and matte are perfect for a defined crease colour) The pigmentation is excellent, along with the longevity lasting 9-10 hours ( If prepped with an eye lid primer) It's a great palette for travelling as it has every colour you would need to create a neutral eye, or even something more daring. 
(Smokey eye perhaps) 
Today I used the colour 'Sin' in the inner corner, then 'Side Car' in the centre of the eye, 'Hustle' in the crease of my eye lid and Then 'Virgin' as a highlight underneath the brow bone. I love the combination of these colours, it looks so pretty (it looks like I spend hours on my eye makeup when it took 2 minutes)
With this product retailing at £36 I would definitely recommend purchasing this palette (I know you will love it as much as I do) it's a lovely palette to if you are starting a makeup collection and just want a 'go to palette' for everyday. (or even if you just experiment with basic shadows its very handy) this product is available online at an Urban Decay counter at sephora or debenhams, or click here to purchase online.


The mascara i used was 17's 'VA VA VOOM'. This is a recent purchase of mine from my local drugstore 'Boots'. So far i have been enjoying this product as the thick wand adds volume and also helps too provide more length to the lashes. Im not a big fan of the packaging but hey-ho! (its just a mascara)  I would recommend using a brown mascara if you want a subtle look on the eyes (more natural) and a black mascara if you want to achieve a more dramatic look.
This products retails for under £10,You can pick this product up online here

The last product i used today was this Moisture drench lipstick by No7. This is a great lip product, as it is very moisturizing and would suit many different skin tones. There are also a good range of colours to choose from. I picked up the colour 'Mulberry' as it's more of a red toned pink than blue (i tend to use this product when im not daring enough to wear my red lipstick, I also blot my lips with tissue, so theres not much product on the lips, i find it looks more flattering) This lip product has great pigmentation for a drug store lip product, and i would say its longevity lasts up to 4 hours (depending how much product is applied, and if you eat etc). Lastly, the packaging is lovely, it feels really expensive, its sleek and a great lipstick to have in your makeup bag for everyday use. 
You can purchase this product here online. (sorry US) 

Thank you for reading. Hope you enjoyed! 
Look forward to the weekend!
love from em x


  1. Good girl I'm glad you didn't buy anything you resisted the temptation!:)x

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  3. The bronzer sounds great :) Is it as good as Dallas??


    1. I haven't tried it! But definitely get your hands on hoola!x x x

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  5. nice post;) hoola bronzer by benefit looks like a really nice product, want to get my hands on it:)X

    1. Definitely try it, I will check out your blog tomorrow x x x

  6. Hello,
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    1. Thank you, I will nominate you also, but tomorrow evening!x x x