MAKE-UP LOOK: Gold Eyes & Red Lip

I love doing my make-up, but I guess that's pointing out the obvious. I enjoy creating a plethora of looks and keep meaning to showcase these looks on the blog, however I find them pretty hard to devise and capture in writing. I feel the make-up tutorials/looks are something that suit YouTube better, in which I am trying to pluck up the courage to progress into. I find sometimes that I use so many different products, it's hard to convey in writing and still-life images their beauty and performance, but below does display my recent efforts. I've been thinking a lot lately about expanding out of my comfort zone when it comes to make-up application, but I find myself coming back to the same, classic colour combinations. But it works, y'know? I love a classic, timeless make-up look that makes you feel 1% pretty and more confident than if you were to go bare. I also know what works for my pale complexion and blue eyes, so I try and find products that really compliment those. I learnt pretty early on that green, pink and gold hues emphasised blue eyes, and although I haven't reached for the greens since my early teens, golds, pinks, bronzes and browns are shades I regularly reach for. See what products I used below.

make-up look for blue eyes

I think we all have established by now how obsessed I am with the ZOEVA Cocoa Palette, it just has everything that I need for a quick, but pretty eye look. I won't bore you with too much detail as I have written about it in full in this post, if you fancy a read. I tried to create a glowy, flawless base. You know, the thing that all make-up enthusiasts and their friends want to achieve? however, my dry skin seemed to soak up every liquid illuminator that I applied to my skin in record time. Despite this, the Burberry Fresh Glow Liquid* was used first as a primer to provide my skin with a subtle shimmery sheen ready for foundation. The GOSH Foundation Drops* are something that I haven't put down since I got them. They are literally incredible. I haven't been this attached to a foundation since I first discovered NARS Sheer Glow, but please take my word for it, you need to try it. The foundation is ultra-light and formulated with water; providing a silky, youthful glow with medium to full coverage. What I especially love is that it doesn't cling to my dry patches and other make-up applies seamlessly on top, especially cream formulas.

a photo of bronze make-up products

To contour, very lightly, I opted for the Makeup Revolution The One Blush Stick* in Matte Malibu and blended upwards with a stippling brush. For extra glow, I turned to my veracious Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer under my eyes and Revlon PhotoReady Skinlights on my cheekbones, brow bone and down my nose. This is probably my fourth bottle of this, I quite simply adore it.

Burberry Fresh Glow make-up look

For Lips, I wanted a slightly orange-toned red, so opted for the Maybelline Color Drama Pencil in Fab Orange, which considering the name, I deem to be more red than orange. These pencils are incredibly easy to apply and provide a matte finish, lasting for a good amount of time before wearing off. I didn't use any blush in this look because I wanting to concentrate on highlight and a porcelain base. Overall, I like how it all comes together and also complements the purple of my hair.

a photo of lots of make-up products for a glowy bronzed look

Although more suited to spring/summer, I think this look could transition well into next season, replacing the orangey lip with a berry/plum tone, as well as adding a bit of a feline eyeliner flick. I would also matte down the complexion a bit and use a pomegranate-hued blush as opposed to the extreme highlight. What do you think?

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