Friday, 30 September 2011

What's been on my face

Hey Dolls

I've had a couple of questions about the make up I was wearing in my last post been wearing .  With the exception of my eye make up, I've pretty much had the same products on my dressing table for the last couple of weeks.

Chanel Mat Lumiere

It took me a long time to work out that the best way to apply mat lumiere is with my ELF powder brush - this paired with Maybelline Dream Matte Powder gives me amazing coverage that lasts all day.  As an experiment, I tried applying it again with my fingers - the coverage was patchy by lunch time.   My skin has never looked so good without looking like I'm wearing lots of make up.  Chanel, please don't discontinue Mat Lumiere :(

Dior Bronze 002 Honey Tan

I've spoken about honey tan before as a cheek product rather than an all over bronzing product.  This is predominantly because of the subtle shimmering particles in the powder...

Similar to NARS Laguna and the Bourjois chocolate bronzer, when applied to the skin, the shimmer doesn't translate as you can see in the photos in the post below.  Instead, honey tan gives a really pretty, bronzed look to my face without looking muddy or orange.  It has definitely taken over Laguna as my favourite bronzing product - I really want to try the matte version next!

M.A.C Dainty Mineralize Blush

I honestly forgot how much I loved dainty - it's such a natural and subtle blush that gives a peachy-pink flush with a pretty shimmer.  This means I don't need to apply a separate highlighter - another lazy girl must have!  It blends really prettily onto the cheek and has brilliant staying power.  Dainty has quickly become my perfect blush for everyday.

NARS Oasis Lipgloss

I seem to be on a bit of a NARS lip product kick at the moment - Oasis is part of the NARS autumn collection and it is beautiful! It is a plum gloss with flecks of gold glitter however, although the colour looks quite intense in the tube, it is quite sheer on the lips.  I've found that it is ideal for layering on top lipsticks - if you have NARS Dolce Vita you NEED Oasis, they look amazing together! The one downside is the gloss is quite sticky - not dazzleglass sticky but you can definitely feel you have gloss on your lips.  You can see what it looks like on it's own in the post below.

Lots of Love


  1. I need that Mat Lumiere! But it seems like there are so many great foundations right now, I have choice anxiety!

  2. Oh Chanel Foundation sounds like a dream foundation! I;ve got so many foundation and all of them seems to disappoint me :( My next on the list is definitely Estee Lauder doubel wear :p

  3. I have tried the Chanel Mat Lumiere before, but was disappointed in it. It may be because I tried it with the MAC 130 brush, but perhaps I should try something more like a powder brush instead? I may pick up a sample and give it a second-go...

  4. The chanel foundation and the dior bronzer look really great! I've been dying to try out one of the chanel foundation...thanks for sharing!

  5. Ahh I loved the pics, great idea for a post :) Really fancy a Dior bronzer actually!

  6. Sarah - Oooh what else is on your wishlist?

    Kirsty - I LOVE double wear, I'm just trying to give my skin a bit of a break from it!

    Mandy - When I first tried it, I felt the same, I just couldn't get it to work for me! A flat topped kabuki is the answer!

    Vanity is an addiction -If you want it get it quick before it and pro lumiere gets reformulated into one! I want to try vitalumiere aqua too!

    Yu - Definitely go and look at the dior bronzers, they really are amazing products!

  7. I love posts like this one <3 I really want to try Dainty, it seems like the perfect color for me!

  8. Thanks for sharing, I want to try Oasis!:D

    ***** Marie *****


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