July 17, 2012

Super Simple Makeup

Revlon Lip Butter in Lollipop
Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer
L'Oréál Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara
Sleek Brow Kit in Dark*
MAC MSF in Blonde (LE)
MAC MSFN in Light
Clarins Bronzing Duo in 02 Medium*
Maybelline Colour Tattoo in On and On Bronze
Benefit Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow Foundation*
Real Techniques Blush Brush
Crown Synthetic Contour Brush
Ecotools Angled Brush

Swatches: Revlon Lip Butter in Lollipop, Maybelline Colour Tattoo in On and On Bronze, MAC MSF in Blonde, Clarins Bronzing Duo in 02 Medium
As much as I adore strong, bold makeup, it's just not always appropriate or practical, is it?! Whenever I'm short on time or doing a daytime look, I tend to focus on looking radiant and awake without too much fuss. I've been wearing this look quite a bit recently - it's so easy and takes under ten minutes, using only three brushes, without compromising on colour or lasting power.

A lot of you will have seen many of these products before on the blog, so I won't go through each and every one, but honourable mentions must go to a few at least!
I'm still loving the Benefit HFOW foundation (read my review here) - I spread it over my face using my fingers, and then buff it in using this synthetic angled brush from Crown. I'm seriously enamoured with it and use it just as often as my Real Techniques ones. It's really cheap, never sheds and gives a flawless finish - what more could you ask for?!
I can't believe it's taken me so long to mention the Sleek Brow Kit, as it's been a staple in my routine for ages now. I was sent it a while ago from, and was reluctant to switch over to it from my HD Brows kit, but it's so much better. The shade of the powder and wax is pretty much bang on for me, and the wax keeps the long hairs in my brows (ew) from straying. It's an exact dupe for Benefit Browzings (€34), except it's €9.10. Can't go wrong! My best friend rushed to buy this as soon as she tried mine and loves it too!
Finally, I picked up the L'Oréal Voluminous as part of a 3 for 2 offer a while back, more out of curiosity than anything else, and can confirm that it is well worth the hype that has made it a cult classic. The formula takes a week or so to settle, but when it does, it creates a really pretty, thick fan of jet-black lashes. I'll definitely be buying this again!


  1. great job! it is a simple look, agree but always a surprise to realize a simple look requires a lot! :D

    1. Yep still takes a lot of products!

  2. L'Oreal Voluminous had been one of my favourites for months! it's just a great mascara! I love simple makeup as you described! x

    1. It's great, can't believe it took me so long to try it x

  3. *It's such a great mascara not just :)

  4. Really love the simple look, the lipstick just completes it, gorgeous :)

  5. You look SO pretty! Love the look and your lip color <3

  6. I really want to try the Benifit foundation, you look amazing:) xx

    1. I think it's a brilliant everyday foundation, definitely give it a shot! X

  7. Lovely Dee, really flattering look on you xx

  8. You look gorgeous Dee, just goes to show that there's no need for bucketloads of stuff to look amazing x

  9. A lovely simple look. Love the pop of colour on the lips!


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