One of the things I love about having this blog, is that I can use it like my own personal makeup diary. If I'm stuck for inspiration or trying to remember what products I have loved and forgotten, I can scroll back through here and the memories come flooding back. That's one of the reasons I also love
Face of the Day posts. I change my makeup so often that I forget some of the looks that I've done, that I love.
This is the makeup I wore when I went on a night out last week and I was so chuffed with it, that I did it again the next day to post on here!
Rachel K Original CC Cream
This CC cream makes such a good primer because its smoothing without having that horrible silicone slip.
MAC Studio Fix mixed with NARS Illuminator in Copacabana
I have been using this foundation combination for the past month and whilst I've actually had a few compliments on my skin, I can't wait until I've finished up Studio Fix and can use something a bit lighter. Studio Fix does give you flawless skin but its heavy and I just want to use something fresher.
Corrector and Concealer
Bobbi Brown Corrector in Light Bisque and MAC Pro Longwear Concealer
I am still using and loving my Bobbi Brown corrector but I am now onto a different concealer, as I finished both the Collection one and the Dior BB eye creme. I've had the MAC Pro Longwear concealer a while, so figured it should be next on my list to finish. This really is a very good concealer, it covers everything without looking cakey or heavy and I can use it under my eyes, as well as on the rest of my skin. I can see why this is raved about so much.
Powder and Contour
Anastasia Contour Kit
I only tend to use this if I'm doing my makeup for a night out, or for 'special occasions' but whenever I do use it, I absolutely love it. Contouring and highlighting really can do amazing things for your face, but its not something I would want to do on a daily basis.
One of my all time favourite blushes and a MAC classic. Peaches is a matte peachy pink, its bright without being overpowering.
Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil in Soft Brunette and L'oreal Brow Artist Plumper
NARS Pro Prime Smudgeproof Eyeshadow Base
The best eyeshadow primer, plus a tube of this lasts forever!
'Cream' and 'Taupe' from the Lorac Pro Palette
I have been reaching for my Lorac palette quite a bit recently. I think its because I have been watching a lot of YouTube videos with people who are taking part in the 'Pan that Palette' challenge and the majority of them are trying to completely finish this palette by the end of the year. While I don't know if I'm quite ready to commit to the challenge, especially when I'm trying to use up so much other makeup, I am enjoying using it. For this look I used two of the matte shadows from the palette, Cream and Taupe.
MAC Eye Kohl in Teddy
Fun fact, Teddy and Prunella are my two all time favourite eyeliners and they are both from MAC. Teddy is a bronzy brown which is so much more flattering than black on the eyes. I apply this on the outer corners and smudge out with my finger.
Tarte Lights Camera Flashes Mascara and Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara
I was going to wear false eyelashes but as I ran out of time I opted for my beloved Tarte mascara. It gives so much volume, you don't need falsies.
Buxom True Nude Lip Foundation in 'Au Naturel'
If you are a fan of MAC matte lipsticks, Velvet Teddy, Kinda Sexy, Honeylove etc then you will love these Lip Foundations by Buxom. They don't dry your lips out and I only had to reapply once throughout the night. I have the shade 'Au Naturel' but these Lip Foundations are at the top of my list to try when I get to a Sephora later in the year.