Sunday, 22 May 2011
A Little Beauty Blogger Shopping Trip & FOTD
This afternoon we spent a brilliant few hours perusing the aisles of Superdrug, Boots and Unicare in Omni Shopping Centre with Karen from Lovely Girlie Bits and Claire from In Claireness Now Fair. I was quite restrained and only bought one item, the Cosmopolitan Beauty Expert Sponge (AKA the poor man's Beauty Blender!) as I had been on the lookout for one and, for around €6, I couldn't leave it behind! The other girls had a slightly more fruitful shopping expedition and I'm sure they'll post about their acquisitions soon!
I thought I would show you my FOTD since it, especially the eyes, was something I haven't felt inspired to do in ages. I haven't had the time nor the motivation to just sit down and play with colour and blending and it was great to get the opportunity to do so this morning.
Face: For my base I used MAC Prep+Prime Skin, NARS Sheer Glow Foundation, MAC Studio Finish Concealer (on spots- wahh!), YSL Touche Éclat (for under eyes) and MAC MSFN in Light. For my cheeks I used MAC Bronzing Powder in Refined Golden, MAC Blush in Tenderling and MAC MSF in Soft and Gentle to highlight. I set my skin with a spritz of MAC Fix+.
Eyes: For my eye base I used MAC Prep+Prime Eye and MAC Paint Pot in Rubenesque. Using a flat shader brush (MAC 252) I packed MAC Eyeshadow in All that Glitters all over the lid. Using a blending brush (MAC 217) I used MAC Eyeshadows in Sketch (crease), Nocturnelle (outer crease and lower lashline) and Beauty Marked (lightly at the outermost corner). I then blended all of the edges using a tapered blending brush (MAC 224) and used MAC Eyeshadow in Mylar to highlight the browbone (using a MAC 227) and the inner corner (using a MAC 219).
I filled my brows in using MAC Eyeshadow in Wedge and an angled brush (MAC 263). I applied MAC Eye Kohl in Smoulder to the water and tight lines and finished the eyes off with lashings of Cover Girl Lash Blast Mascara.
Lips: I used some Vaseline to prepare them before I started my make-up. I then removed the excess Vaseline, lined my lips using MAC Lip Liner in Subculture and filled them using MAC Lipstick in Shy Girl.