Tuesday, January 29, 2013

On My Face Today - More Dior

Spoiler Alert: you will see most of these products in my January 2013 favourites video since I have enjoyed wearing them so much!

On the skin I have been priming with Sibu Hydrating Serum followed by Murad Essential C Day Moisturizer. I skipped foundation and used Revlon PhotoReady Concealer (in the shade 02 Light) all over - focusing on the inside of my face and blending outwards with a synthetic buffing brush. This concealer is awesome and really works for me now that my skin is more normal/combination in the winter.

I powdered with Chanel Universal Loose Powder.

Under the eyes I used my trusty Armani Master Corrector (#1) and Dior Nude Concealer (Shades #1 and #2 mixed). 


Now on to the fun stuff:


This Dior palette from their 2012 holiday collection creates the perfect brown smoky eye. I used the lighter shade all over the lid, the shimmery cool-toned bronze in the centre of the lid and the satin/matte brown in the crease and along the lash lines. The top two creamy products in the palette are an eye primer (the only disappointing product of the bunch) and a brow liner that works really well for me. It also comes with a mini DiorShow New Look mascara. At $40 this really is an awesome little palette. (Link)

I bronzed with my usual Dior Nude bronzer in shade 02, and added Tarte Exposed blush on the apples of my cheeks a bit heavier than I usually do.

To finish off, let me introduce one of my favourite lipsticks ever. I will need to do another blog post solely on it, or maybe just stop slacking and film a new favourite lipsticks video but until then, the shade is called Grace and it's by Hourglass (Link). Texture very similar to Tom Ford lipsticks and the shade is the perfect nude with a hint of peach. If you like YSL Rouge Volupte #1, #2, Tom Ford Blush Nude or MAC Shy Girl... give this a try. It's so good!

What makeup have you been wearing lately?

31 comments:

  1. Grace does looks stunning! I wanted to love the Photoready concealer but upon close inspection, I realized it had that same slight shimmer in it as the foundation :/ Don't know how visible it was in daylight but I was worried by that. xx

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    1. it doesn't show up at all once you blend it out on the skin!! def not as bad as the foundation. x

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  2. How drying is the hourglass lipstick? Ive wanted a nude lip and I'm frustrated with how dry my lips get. I've tried Stila and two faced and both cause it. Nars lip glosses even do occasionally. Anything you recommend?

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    1. not drying on me at all! it's quite similar in texture to a cremesheen by mac.

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  3. Your cheekbones are amazing!!!

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  4. You look beautiful! Just found your blog and love it x

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  5. That Dior palette looks gorgeous! I've always wanted a Dior quad/quint, but I'm still loving my Naked palettes too much to stray away.

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  6. I really like the look! Your skin looks flawless, very pretty! xx

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  7. OMG, this Christian Dior looks just perfect! I don't know why the brushes on these palettes are so cheesy though.


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  8. I wear lately mac face&body foundation, nars douceur blush, some mascara and dior lipgloss in pretty rose, and that's it! i'm too lazy for more :p
    i think I need this revlon concealer although I was looking something for the eye area..

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  9. Just ordered the Dior palette. I can't believe it's 40$... it was 60€ here in France when it came out (and sold out pretty quick), grrrrr. Anyway I had it shipped at a friend and will pick it up when in the States. Beautiful makeup as usual !

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    1. I know! It was almost $70 in Canada when it came out, too! sigh.

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  10. stunning! I need more dior in my life :(

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    x

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  11. You look amazing,well done with the heavier blush,too
    I always think it looks better when theres something on your cheeks;) but other than that, i tend to ollow the less is more line;)

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  12. What a lovely look! I'm a sucker for a brown smokey eye, and this palette looks perfect for creating one! Tarte Exposed has been one of my favourite blushes over the past couple months (so versatile!) and Hourglass Grace looks so nice. I'll have to check it out! :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  13. wow I didn't know palettes for $40 existed in the Dior world!! It's such a pretty look :) I'm going to go check this out now haha

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  14. You pull of smokey eye looks so effortlessly! You look beautiful as always xx

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  15. so pretty! will have to try that lippie ..hope it works on me:))


    Shellz
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  16. Aaah you look amaaaazing! The eye palette is amazing. I'd love to seea review of the Chanel powder as i'm really wanting to buy that. Love your blog...
    Lots of love, Em.

    Emtalks x


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    1. i did review it last year, check it out :) http://www.15stepsblog.com/2012/01/currently-loving-chanel-loose-powder.html

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  17. Hi Sandra,

    You look gorgeous in these products. Really tempted to try out the Hourglass lipstick. I love so many of their products, but haven't tried any of their lip-related items yet.

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  18. The blush looks so pretty! You look lovely!

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  19. you are so beautiful! love your make up!

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    xx

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