Monday, January 31, 2011

Face of the day: simple daytime neutrals (duh!)

I got really excited to wear my new eyeshadow this morning (Le Metier de Beaute's "Corinthian") so I figured it was a perfect opportunity to capture a FOTD - Face Of The Day.
I know that most of my looks are similar but I enjoy making minor tweaks and sharing them with you.

Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation #5
Laura Mericer Secret Camouflage Concealer SC-4
Laura Mercier Translucent Powder
Benefit Hoola Bronzer
NARS Taj Mahal Blush

NARS Mykonos Cream Eyeshadow as a base
Le Metier De Beaute Corinthian Eyeshadow all over the lid
Bare Minerals Nude Beach Eyeshadow in the inner corner
MAC Feline Eyeliner
Makeup Forever Smoky Lash Mascara

The consistency of the Le Metier de Beaute eyeshadow is just amazing. I can't wait to get into the brand more and check out some of their other offerings. They do these things called Kaleidoscope which are little eyeshadow "palettes" with disc-like drawers that pull out to reveal the eyeshadows:

They're refillable, aaaand unfortunately super expensive (at $95 a pop these aren't exactly the most wallet-friendly of things) but they're just so smooth and amazing that it might actually make sense to downsize a collection of many mediocre shadows in order to make room for just a few wonderful ones.

I'm all for the collection minimizing this year.
Who's with me?


  1. Very pretty and natural! Love the look! :)

  2. so shimmery and pretty! do nars cream eyeshadows crease easily in your experience? and i love taj mahal on you.

  3. @kellyyes YES they crease a lot!! I often need a bit of Urban Decay Primer Potion in order to make it last longer

  4. You darling are absolutely gorgeous! :D

  5. absolutely gorgeous! You have such good skin x

  6. What a pretty look, right up my street! Next time im in France i NEED to pickup tons of chantecaille and LMDB!

  7. wow that eyeshadow looks absolutely amazing. i will have to try some of that brand!

  8. I love your hair here too!
    I NEED Corinthian I've decided, it's not even an option - as soon as I get a trip to the states I can't forget!

  9. You look gorgeous! Like a cover page in the magazines.
    I don't look good in neutrals.

  10. Lovely! I find it really hard to downsize my makeup collection... always something new and beautiful to buy, but I like your thought ;)

  11. I can't get over how beautiful that eyeshadow is! And I thought I was done buyinig eyeshadows (since I ALWAYS end up using "all that glitters" as a wash over my lid).

    What MAC shade would you say Corinthian is similar to?

  12. corinthian is next on my list of must haves! I have le cirque and it just started a wave of "want" with LMdB!

  13. You loook beautiful, this is a gorgeous color!

  14. This look really suits u.. Very sweet and soft..

    You're giving me ideas for how to use mykonos properly ;)

  15. What a gorgeous colour! I must have Corinthian..

  16. love these colors ! Very pretty

  17. I love this look! Always looking for natural looking make up! Great blog :)


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