Sunday, 12 June 2011

Trying something new...

Hey Dolls :)

As promised, I recreated the make up I wore to my grad ball on Thursday using some new products I have recently bought. Before talking about some of the new products I've been recently using, here is how I wore my make up...

Face - Estee Lauder Maximum Cover / Prestige Skin Loving Minerals / Dior Bronze Original Tan / Dior Amber Diamond

Eyes - MUFE Aqua Eyes / MAC Carbon / MAC Old Gold / Chanel Inmitable Intense Mascarra

Lips - Chanel Rouge Allure 81 Insouciante / Chanel Glossimer 287 Aurore

Estee Lauder Double Wear Maximum Cover

Despite beginning this post saying I love all of the products I mention here, maximum cover really has me split. There is no denying it gives a ridiculous amount of coverage, it literally covers any imperfection, I even tried it on the beauty spot at the side of my eye and it was barely detectable. However, I personally don't think I could ever use it as a foundation - I tried it and in a couple of hours it was horribly cakey, despite using the smallest amount. However, when used as a concealer in small sections of the face I love it! I think it's the texture of the product that puts me off, it's so thick and almost feels like a whipped foundation (an extrememly heavy duty one) but when it settles it can feel quite dry. Sadly, I think this has been discontinued, I had a look online and you can still get limited shades on a number of websites (selfridges, debenhams etc) - if you're looking for a heavy duty concealer, I can't recommend this enough if you can get your hands on it!

Dior Bronze Original Tan 002 Honey

For the last couple of weeks, I have longed for a change from my usual pink cheeks and on a mooch around Frasers, I swatched Dior's bronzer in 002 honey. The bronzer has quite a subtle gold shimmer which looks lovely on the cheeks - especially paired with amber diamond as I have done above.

It's quite golden in colour and though it contains shimmer, it is very finely milled creating more of a glow than a shimmer. It is extrememly buildable and lasts the day without needing touching up!

Chanel Rouge Allure 81 Insouciante and Glossimer 287 Aurore

Finally, I believe I have found the perfect nude lip combination for my skin tone!

Rouge Allure 81 Insouciante is maybe one of the most beautiful lipsticks I have ever owned - though it is one I would never dreamed of trying. It's quite beige toned but has enough pink to balance this out and still look quite natural. Formula wise, it is so smooth and lightweight that you don't really feel like you're wearing anything. I would love to hear any other rouge allure recommendations.

Glossimer 287 Aurore is a new release from Chanel's summer collection and it is BEAUTIFUL! It's a peachy pinkgloss that contains the most amazing gold micro glitter that catches the light amazingly. It isn't sticky and lasts a good length of time - However, it is quite sheer so perfect for layering on top of lipsticks. Together, I think the two are so pretty and natural together!

Love Nicola


  1. very pretty, loving your hair as well <3

  2. love your blog! you look stunning - love the eye makeup!

  3. I have the Dior Matte bronzer in 002 Honey Matte and I LOVE it! I'm thinking that all Dior products are amazing now :) I also love Old Gold on you and that lip combo is perfection! x

  4. You are so beautiful and your hair is so glossy and shiney. I have jet black hair too, but it's a bit worse for ware at the moment. MY hair dresser gave me some treatment to put on it. You have a gorgeous blog, I am your new follower.

    I wish you all the luck in the world with your blog (although I am sure you don't need it).

    All the best,

  5. You look beautiful Nic! I really love the yellow/gold eyeshadow it's something different and looks lovely. I'm also loving all the high end makeup, making me jealous and wanting to go out and buy some haha xx

  6. do you think the Chanel lipgloss is a lot like Nars Orgasm or maybe the Super Orgasm lipgloss?

  7. Thank you so much everyone!!

    Donna I've only tried orgasm gloss and they're very different, orgasm is much more pigmented and peachy gold toned where as the Chanel gloss Is a lot sheerer and glittery, hope that helps!

  8. love love love this look on you!
    hair and eye makeup looks fab xxx

  9. What colour did you use in the estee lauder camouflage foundation? x

  10. What colour did you use in the estee lauder camouflage foundation? x

  11. What colour did you use in the estee lauder camouflage foundation? x

    1. I chose medium/deep however it's not the best colour match, it tends to look a little ashy if used all over x


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