Sunday, 19 April 2015

Face of the Day with MAC Lustering Lipstick

My Face of the Day posts have been a bit sparse lately, because I keep wearing the same makeup looks! 

That's the problem when you are trying to use up makeup, you have to use the same products regularly. I have had a rotation from my last FOTD post though, so thought I would pop an updated one up here.

Dior Nude Glow Natural Glow Complexion Enhancer
This is something that I've had in my collection for ages and I'm pretty sure its now been discontinued by Dior. I apply this before my foundation and it just gives my skin a healthy glow. Its a strange one, as there is no shimmer in it, but the bright peachy colour just gives your skin that healthy look. 
I do enjoy this but its definitely not a must have. 

Dior Diorskin Nude BB Creme
I am still loving this BB Cream. It provides enough coverage for me, lasts all day, doesn't feel like you are wearing makeup and the finish isn't too 'wet' unlike some other BB creams. Love this stuff.

Giorgio Armani Skin Master Corrector (Shade 1)
Personally I find the Bobbi Brown Corrector does a much better job of neutralising dark circles under the eyes and would repurchase that over this Armani one in the future. But if you do find the Bobbi Brown Corrector's too heavy, you might like this, as the consistency is much lighter and doesn't crease.

MAC Pro Longwear Concealer
Although I like the lighter coverage the BB cream gives, I do find there are a few areas I want a bit of extra coverage. This concealer is great as the coverage is high but its still really easy to blend. I just hate the pump packaging, as it always pumps out too much product!

Too Faced Primed & Poreless Pressed Powder
Not my favourite powder and one I will be glad to get finished up. It provides good oil control but I just find it makes my skin look ashy. 

MAC Extra Dimension Bronzer in Alluring Aquatic
I have finally finished this bronzer, hallelujah! It was actually a really lovely bronzer but after using it for almost a year I'm craving a change.

Delilah Colour Blush in 'Lullaby'
Delilah is a new makeup brand that I have been eager to try for a while. This blush is such a beautiful spring pink and the texture is lovely. I can't wait to try more from Delilah now.

Kevyn Aucoin The Celestial Powder in Candlelight
I go through stages with highlighter and right now I'm a bit obsessed. I have to actually stop myself dusting this over my entire face!


Bobbi Brown Perfectly Defined Long-Wear Brow Pencil in 'Grey' with L'oreal Brow Artist Plumper in 'Dark Brunette'
I know, where is my Hourglass pencil?! Well I've actually just used it up and I recently went to a Bobbi Brown event, where I got a sample of these new brow pencils. 
I was really excited about these, as they are basically the same design as my beloved Hourglass (angled pencil, brush on the other end). I have the colour 'Grey' which obviously isn't the best match for me but paired with the L'oreal Brow Plumper, works fine. 
As a pencil I can't fault these and they are great for giving you that full but soft looking brown, also the colour range is vast, which is amazing for eyebrow products. But I will be going back to my Hourglass, purely because I have been using this for less than a month and have almost used it up already. 

Charlotte Tilbury Colour Chameleon in Champagne Diamonds
Cream shadow sticks are a staple for me. I have to get ready quickly and these are the quickest things to use, just colour in your whole eyelid and blend out. 
This cream shadow stick is super, super glittery and looks so pretty on the eyes. This colour is specifically designed for blue eyes and the gold tones are super flattering. My one complaint with this though, is that the pencil doesn't self sharpen, but for such a pretty eyeshadow I'll get over it!

Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof Long-Lasting Eyeliner in 'Grenat'
I believe this was a limited edition colour by Chanel from one of their holiday collections. I find that if you have lighter eyes, black eyeliner is just too harsh. This russet red shade actually enhances my blue eyes whilst giving some depth to my lash line. I'm sure you can find a cheaper alternative though!

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara and Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara
So, I've been using the Better Than Sex mascara for about two weeks now and I will say that it has grown on me but the jury is still out. 
Yes this does give super volume and length, but its such a bitch to  apply. I have to really take my time to avoid getting mascara all over my eyelids because the brush is so big and you have to build up layers slowly to avoid a big clumpy mess. It still flakes on me by the end of the day as well.
 I am warming up to it, but lets just say, its no Tarte Lights, Camera, Flashes! 

Left to right: Charlotte Tilbury Champagne Diamonds, Chanel Grenat, MAC Lustering


MAC Lustering
I know Spring is here when I start reaching for the pinky lip colours. 
This is a pretty colour by MAC, but its a lustre finish……Lustre's have a high shine but that means they don't last very long on the lips at all, after a couple of hours I find this has disappeared completely. It doesn't leave behind any colour at all, literally just slips right off and I find my lips feel quite dry afterwards. As much as I like the colour, its one I will be glad to finish. 


  1. I love seeing people actually finish stuff up. And that bronzer! talk about hard pan. Congrats. What are you replacing it with?

    1. Ah thank you for your comment, I have just subscribed to your blog on bloglovin, love it! I am also on a mission to use things up this year and have been posting what I finish each month so I can't wait to catch up on your blog now! I have replaced my bronzer with the infamous Chanel Bronze Universal. I've had it for a while and as its a cream I really should use it up. Its gonna take a while but I have finished one before so I know I can do it again! xx