Makeup Medley

Saturday, March 1, 2014

 I always instagram my makeup choices for the day, but today I thought I'd write a post and explain the products in a little further detail.

For my base I used one of my favourite drugstore foundations that honestly doesn't get enough love in the beauty world! This is the CoverGirl & Olay Tone Rehab 2-in-1 Serum Foundation that I talked more about in THIS post. In a nutshell, it provides amazing coverage, has a beautiful satin skin like finish, and feels absolutely amazing on the skin.

On my eyes I used the Smashbox Encore Eyeshadow Palette which just might be Limited Edition from a few years ago as I can't seem to find it online. Although the shadows don't look like they have much of a dent in them in the photo, this is actually quite a well loved palette! For today I used the first shadow in the top row all over my lid and on my brow bone, followed by the second shadow in the second row in my crease. In my outer corner I added the first shadow in the second row as it added such a beautiful cranberry warmth to the makeup. Smashbox has some AMAZING eyeshadow quality as they are so pigmented, buttery smooth, and blend so well. 

I then lined my upper lash line with my L'Oreal Super Slim eyeliner with a thin line and my usual small flick at the end. I've talked so much about this eyeliner, but if you haven't tried it I would definitely say you should go to your local drugstore and pick it up! For mascara I used my beloved Maybelline Falsies Mascara as it provides wonderful length and fullness.

For my blush today I used MAC Mocha and it really tied the look together with the cranberry shade in my eyeshadow. This is quite a pigmented blush so I just lightly tapped my brush in the pan and blended well on my cheeks. Lastly on my lips I didn't want anything too bright but still adding some shine and pigment - so I went with my MAC mini Lipgelee in the shade Glosspitality. Also quickly wanted to mention that this lipgloss is quite thick and feels more of a balm then a gloss, and isn't sticky at all! So lovely! It is looking quite bright in the photo but on my lips it's more of a sheer watermelon colour which is wonderful for todays makeup choices.

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  1. I've had my eyes on MAC Mocha but I just have so many blushes! I'm really trying to try out new brands or get more unique shades. I'm seriously addicted to blushes and need to stop!
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

    1. I agree! I was never a huge blush wearer, but since about this past November I feel like blush is all I ever think about and all I ever want to buy! xo

  2. That smashbox palette is just beautiful! I've never tried their eyeshadows, and now I wish this palette was still available because I would definitely pick this one up because the shades are so me!

    Alexandra | The A Style | Beauty and lifestyle

    1. I don't use it nearly enough, it really is such a nice palette! It's definitely an older one though. xo


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