Spoiler Alert: you will see most of these products in my January 2013 favourites video since I have enjoyed wearing them so much!
On the skin I have been priming with Sibu Hydrating Serum followed by Murad Essential C Day Moisturizer. I skipped foundation and used
(in the shade 02 Light) all over - focusing on the inside of my face and blending outwards with a synthetic buffing brush. This concealer is awesome and really works for me now that my skin is more normal/combination in the winter.
I powdered with Chanel Universal Loose Powder.
Under the eyes I used my trusty Armani Master Corrector (#1) and Dior Nude Concealer (Shades #1 and #2 mixed).
Now on to the fun stuff:
This Dior palette from their 2012 holiday collection creates the perfect brown smoky eye. I used the lighter shade all over the lid, the shimmery cool-toned bronze in the centre of the lid and the satin/matte brown in the crease and along the lash lines. The top two creamy products in the palette are an eye primer (the only disappointing product of the bunch) and a brow liner that works really well for me. It also comes with a mini DiorShow New Look mascara. At $40 this really is an awesome little palette. (
I bronzed with my usual Dior Nude bronzer in shade 02, and added
blush on the apples of my cheeks a bit heavier than I usually do.
To finish off, let me introduce one of my favourite lipsticks
. I will need to do another blog post solely on it, or maybe just stop slacking and film a new favourite lipsticks video but until then, the shade is called Grace and it's by Hourglass (
). Texture very similar to Tom Ford lipsticks and the shade is the perfect nude with a hint of peach. If you like YSL Rouge Volupte #1, #2, Tom Ford Blush Nude or MAC Shy Girl... give this a try. It's so good!
What makeup have you been wearing lately?