11.23.2013

My Favorite Look This Week #5

It wasn't exactly intentional, but I realized sometime this week that I've been slowly incorporating more fall tones into my makeup little by little. My favorite look this week was a bit heavier and smokier than some of the other MFLTW looks, and it's a favorite for a few different reasons:

Firstly, I'm wearing the base combination I talked about in this post, and the fuller coverage has been a nice change of pace for me. It doesn't hurt that the lasting power is phenomenal either. 

Secondly, the eyes. I had been using my Laura Mercier Artist's Palette almost exclusively since acquiring it a few weeks ago, but I started missing my LORAC PRO Palette this week, so I took it out for a spin. It's still my favorite eyeshadow palette at the moment, without a doubt. It's not easy finding a palette where you literally love every single shade. I opted for a smokey, taupey-purple in this look.

Lastly, I'm infatuated with Illamasqua Lies' glossy pink sheen. I have quite a few highlighters, but definitely nothing quite like Lies.

LORAC PRO Palette (I used Nude, Pewter, Mauve, Sable and Garnet)
Bobbi Brown Blush in Berry
Chanel Les Beiges Powder in 30
Illamasqua Cream Blush in Lies (it's more of a highlighter than a blush)
Hourglass Immaculate Foundation in Shell
Make Up For Ever Pro Finish Powder Foundation in 120 Neutral Ivory
Jordana Twist & Shine Balm Stain in Honey Love


Glossy, icy pink sheen on the tops of my cheekbones, courtesy of Lies. I like using my ring finger to tap it into the skin.

I've played around a lot more with Bobbi Brown Berry blush, and I think I love it even more now than I did when I reviewed it, probably because I've gotten the application down. Now, I can apply it in a few seconds just like I can with any other blush. I think it just took some practice. I've been using the e.l.f. Blush Brush lately, and I've learned how to tap the brush in ever so gently in order to pick up the perfect amount of product each time. I don't even need to dust the brush off on the back of my hand before applying anymore! If you're on the market for that quintessential fall/winter blush shade, I'd highly recommend picking up Berry.


24 comments:

  1. Love the shadow colors and the balm stain looks lovely. Your skin has a pretty, subtle sheen too. I need to try more looks without eyeliner!

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  2. loved ur look! simple yet chic!

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  3. Oh love! I'm definitely feeling that autumn mood from this look! Berry looks amazing on you! Maybe if I get a fan brush I can finally give more pigmented blushes a go ;)

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  4. So pretty! I really love the lip colour as well, it's understated but perfect for the whole look. I think I neglect my LORAC Pro Palette - the quality of the eyeshadows are really good but I found that there was a lack of medium-toned shades. They were all either a bit too light or a bit too dark. But I should give them another go!

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  5. beautiful, simple and classic!
    x


    veruzkas.blogspot.com

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  6. the eye look i gorgeeeeous!!!! and ur brows are always so perfectly shaped!

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  7. Thanks, Zozo! I love the look of winged liner, but sometimes I'm just too lazy! Haha

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  8. Thanks, Sunny! And don't be scared! It just takes practice. You'll be a pro in no time, and the result is so worth it :)

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  9. Thank you so much! I know what you mean about the medium-toned shades in the Pro Palette. I sometimes wish there was a shade like MAC Wedge in there to use to blend everything out. But overall, I've never liked a palette as much as I do the Pro Palette. I hope you can work with it more!

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  10. Thanks, J! I love the Shu eyebrow pencil!

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  11. Thanks, Tracy! I think you'd like Lies a lot! It looks so much darker in the pan than it actually does on the skin. Love how glossy and dewy it looks!

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  12. I used Honey Love on a bride recently. SUCH a pretty fall color. This look definitely shows off the plum tones in e/s that I envision you wearing rather than the rosiness of Naked 3. This is such a gorgeous look! What is your favorite applicator and method of using the MUFE powder to set? I'm still playing around trying to find my favorite technique.

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  13. Thanks, Alison! I'm really impressed with the Jordana balm stains in general. They're so good! For the MUFE powder, if I'm using it as my primary foundation (ie, just on top of concealer), I buff it into the skin with the Real Techniques Multitasking Brush. If I'm using it to set a foundation like I did here, I use my EcoTools Powder brush and just dust it on using less product. How are you liking it so far? I think I like it more over other foundations than I do just on it's own.

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  14. I absolutely love the eye look! So plummy, berry and brown. I love it. I'm torn between buying the lorac pro first or the lorac unzipped. I know I will use all of the shades in the unzipped but the lorac pro will take more time to use everything, however there's a great variety of colors and the matte and shimmer concept is great!

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  15. I've never been a fan of powder foundations so I haven't even tried MUFE that way. I just use it to set when I want extra coverage. I especially like it after tinted moisturizer. Still trying to figure out which bush I prefer. I've used a few and I think I'll try a buffing brush next for TM days.

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  16. love this eyelook! and love it even better that i have the lorac palette and can recreate it :D its all about life's simple consumeristic pleasures hahah

    Jenn

    A Beautiful Zen

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  17. Thank you, Sharlynn! So glad you like it too :) As for the palettes, I really don't think you could go wrong with either! I personally like the PRO because of the variety, but Unzipped is undoubtedly beautiful and very wearable!

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  18. Haha, yay! I'm the same way. I get kind of sad when I see a look that I like and might want to recreate but I don't have any of the products. Looking for dupes can be a struggle!

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