May 22, 2011

A Little Beauty Blogger Shopping Trip & FOTD

Having attended a few beauty events over the last number of months, Dee and I have a whole new set of friends who share our penchant (ahem, obsession!) for beauty products.  It's great to go shopping with like-minded people who don't bat an eyelid at hands and arms covered in swatches or who don't recoil at our squeals of delight over discounted Clinique, Clarins and Lancome. Basically, fellow beauty bloggers are our perfect shopping partners!

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.


S x


  1. good times had by all :)

  2. Good times had by all indeed + you're make up was amazing especially your eyes!

  3. Awww thank you! Had fun messing around with colours!

  4. Sounds like fun! If you're doing it again and want some company give me a shout as I'm a Santry gal myself x

  5. Ooh god defo the more the merrier! I didn't know that but you're defo invited next time! xx

  6. Gosh Sinead you really do know how to make your eyes stand out.... the look is absolutely beautiful! x

  7. hey sinead

    just wondering about this blender you bought, is it all that, going to superdrug tmw and looking for new products

  8. Dee, honestly I haven't tried it yet. I will say though that I bought it on the back on some rave reviews so it's probably worth checking out, especially because it's super cheap! x

  9. I got it too, I've only used it about 3 times. Apparently once you master the technique it's great. If you're after full coverage I don't think it's fantastic though x

  10. i liked the eye make up especially the lens matching!
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