Sunday, 23 February 2014

Face of the Day with NARS Copacabana Illuminator

Now the evenings are getting that tiny bit longer and we have seen just the tiniest amount of sunshine I am feeling very Spring like. Although its a Monday, so trust me there is no spring in my step ;)

I do tend to change my makeup with the seasons and I wanted to do a much fresher, lighter, glowy base, so out came the highlighters and cream based products!


Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua in B30 mixed with NARS Copacabana Illuminator
When it comes to foundations, for me the more runny they are the better. After a lot of trial and error, I have come to the realisation that although I don't have the best skin I just prefer a lighter foundation and
I can then use a heavier concealer where needed. Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua is my all time favourite foundation and this is my third bottle of the stuff. I mixed a blob of NARS Copacabana Illuminator in with this and it just gave the most beautiful, natural glow to my skin. 

MAC Prep & Prime Highlighter in Light Boost
This yellow toned highlighter brightens my under eyes and the centre of my face.

Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage in SC30
I love my Vitalumiere Aqua but as the coverage is light you do need to use a separate concealer for any areas of redness or blemishes. Secret Camouflage is pretty industrial and will cover just about anything!

Chanel Soleil Tan De Chanel
As I wanted to keep my base light and dewy, I dug out my cream bronzer. I have used up a whole one of these pots in the past but my second pot has got a bit neglected. Synthetic brushes definitely work better with this product, I used the Real Techniques Multi Task brush and it blended beautifully.

Milani Illuminating Face Powder in Beauty's Touch
The prettiest blush I own, it gives a beautiful sheer, pink glow to the cheeks.

NARS Copacabana Illuminator
For once I didn't use my Kevyn Aucoin Celestial Powder to highlight. As I wanted to use more cream based products I thought as well as mixing this with my foundation, I would also apply a few extra dots to the high points of my face. I am going to do a post on highlighters later this week but they are one of those makeup products where I do think you need to spend a bit more money to get a decent one.


Eyeshadow Primer
Benefit Stay Don't Stray
Cannot wait until I have finally used this up!

Bare Minerals True Romantic Eyeshadow Palette
Reviewed here yesterday, so I wont say too much else but you can see in the pictures how 'Woo Is Me' gets everywhere, its just so crumbly. I just used Woo Is Me over my whole lid but as it came out quite pink I decided to apply another shadow over the top.

L'Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow in Amber Rush
Such a beautiful shade, I don't know why this colour is only available in the US. Its the perfect light copper colour and I applied this all over my lid and underneath my lower lash line.

L'Oreal Miss Manga Mascara
I have become quite smitten with this mascara, gives me length and volume plus it doesn't smudge.

Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil in Soft Brunette

Illamasqua Brow and Lash Gel


MAC Lustering Lipstick
For lipstick I dug out one of my old favourites, MAC Lustering. This is a pretty, bright but wearable pink which isn't blue based so it looks much more natural on. Lustering is a Lustre finish so it feels very moisturising and has a lovely sheen to it.