Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Getting back into bronze and gold... (FOTD)

After a long love affair with cool-toned browns, greys and taupes for most of fall and winter this year, I decided to slightly change things up last night before heading out with some friends.

I've been in a bit of a makeup rut lately. My hair is in dire need of a change, my face is paler than its ever been, and I just needed a bit of a kick... so out with the pinky nude lips and dark smokey taupes, in with some bronze and a slight hint of cherry on the lips!

Here's what I had on:


Eyes:
- Estee Lauder Silver Leaf DoubleWear cream eyeshadow all over the lid. This was limited edition but you can get the same result by priming your lid with MAC's new Dangerous Cuvee paint pot from their Champ Pale collection.
- Bare Minerals Nude Beach eyeshadow in the inner corner
- NARS Fez eyeshadow everywhere else (all over the lid and on the lower lashline). A perfect dupe for this would be Mulch by MAC.
- MAC Blacktrack Fluidline
- Makeup Forever Smoky Lash Mascara

Face/Cheeks:
- Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation (Shade #5)
- Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage Concealer
- Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Powder
- NARS Laguna Bronzer
- NARS Mounia Blush

Lips:
- Dior Addict Ultra Gloss in Linen Beige (#317)
- mixed in a TINY drop of Chanel Dragon Rouge Allure Laque for a bit of a cherry red kick

Sadly the Dior gloss is discontinued but it looks like this:


Dior tend to "recycle" lipgloss colours and always have similar shades coming out.
If you're in need of a nice opaque non-sticky pigmented shimmery dark golden beige gloss... look closer at Dior's Addict gloss range.
They're great, you get a ton of product and shades like this are perfect for wearing alone when you have a nice tan or for taming wilder lip colours (or adding an extra shimmery punch if needed!)

That's my story for now! Have you been trying to change things up lately?

Hope you're all starting the week of right :)

xoxx

- Sandra

16 comments:

  1. The bronze eye really suits you!

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  2. Love the deeper bronzes on you Sandra! Fez is lovely! Just picked it up in the Pleasures of Paris palette and I reckon I will be wearing it loads :) xx

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  3. Lovely! My favourite warm shadows are Mulch and Tan pigment by MAC. Otherwise i also like cool tones too. It's fun to experiment.

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  4. Such a beautiful look! I love it. I am def going to try to recreate. I have been in such a makeup rut too. Wearing the same eye for months. Urban Decay Sin shadow all over lid with MAC Embark as liner and some mascara and done!

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  5. That blush is gorgeous on you! I haven't been wearing lots of makeup and I'm really trying to get back into it, so I guess that's my way of mixing it up? hehe

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  6. Curious as to how you like the Laura Mercier concealer..I've been thinking of trying it.

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    I hope you pass to mine and follow me =)
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  8. Hi Sandra! I was just wondering if u would recommend the Mac feline. I have heard so many reviews of people saying it runs and smudges all over their eyes. I know you have used it alot and I am contemplating buying it since it came out in Champ-pale.

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  9. Hi Sandra! I was just wondering if u would recommend the Mac feline. I have heard so many reviews of people saying it runs and smudges all over their eyes. I know you have used it alot and I am contemplating buying it since it came out in Champ-pale.

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  10. @StyleShopping

    yes I do recommend it! It's such a nice and intense black, for me it doesn't smudge any more than other black pencil eyeliners I've tried before.
    If you set it with a powder it lasts alllll day. It's one of my favourite eyeliners!

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  11. oh, such a pretty make up !
    like it :)

    xo lala

    http://lala-tulpe.blogspot.com/

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  12. Fantastic blog!
    I hope you pass to mine and follow me.
    Thanks =)
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  13. I really enjoy the FOTD pictures. Thank you! And need to say you look gorgeous with these warmer colors! Especially love the cheeks and lips.

    xxx

    Love from Finland,
    M

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