Sunday, February 16, 2014

Lazy Sunday, Not Lazy Makeup

It's snowing again, so what better way to fight the blues than to get ready for the day than to:
1) sport a tan (courtesy of Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Glow Pads)
2) not wear black (clearly I need help in this department since I still opted for a neutral… sue me!)
3) bust out the gold eyeshadow!

On my face I started by mixing my current foundations of choice, Smashbox Studio Skin 2.0 and Givenchy Teint Couture #4, concealed with Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage (using a Real Techniques concealer brush) on the face and Tom Ford Illuminator in Dusk Bisque under the eyes. My blush is Chanel Revelation, which is the best cream blush formula I have tried. I used Dior Nude Bronzer in shade 02, Laura Mercier Illuminator and NARS Light Reflective Translucent Powder to set everything in place. 

For the eyes, Trish McEvoy Shadow/Liner in Topaz is the perfect base for a neutral-toned gold look. You can easily warm it up or cool it down depending on what shades you use along with it. I decided to keep it neutral and used Burberry Pale Barley, which is one of their most popular eyeshadows (for good reason - it's rather unique in the world of golds and the texture cannot be beat). Bobbi Brown Hot Stone was the perfect neutral matte brown to use in the crease, outer corner and lower lashline. For eyeliner I used MAC Teddy, and the mascara I used is Clinique High Impact Extreme Volume. Eyebrows were groomed with the Makeup Forever dual eye brow brush and the Clarins eyebrow pencil (darkest one they make).

Sealing it all with the lips - Lancome Natural Mauve lip liner (HG nude lip liner), Hourglass Femme Nude Lip Stylo in #3 and Buxom Lip Cream in White Russian.

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  1. I am loving that eyeshadow combo! It's the perfect burnt gold color. Also I totally agree about the Chanel cream formula. Such a dream to use.


  2. Gorgeous make up look Sandra, I'm definitely going to be reaching for my Burberry Pale Barley tomorrow morning when I get up for work :-) weather is awful in the UK too! Quick question, how long does the Chanel cream blush last on you? I had a YSL one last summer and it wasn't great at all, I'm tempted to try another.

    Lis x


  3. Also, another quick question (sorry!) what widget do you use to get your wish list down the side of your page? x

  4. Ooh, how pretty! Soft and sultry. Pale Barley has been on my wishlist for a while. Hope you're having a great long weekend! xo


  5. Beautiful make up look! I love the Chanel blush!

  6. Completely agree that having a tan helps fight off the snow blues lol, looking gorgeous as usual

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  7. I always love the gorgeous neutral looks you come up with!

  8. Love the look, especially the lip combo! I am wearing no makeup today haha can't get lazier than that!

  9. Pale Barley is such a chic neutral shade, looks great on you. Try Rosewood - it's more of a taupe shade and it's gorgeous too.

  10. Your make-up looks great, nice blog too!

  11. Hi Sandra,,,, I've been watching your video's for a long time! and I love them!!! I have tried lots of skincare items that you recommend and so far nothing has failed me (I have similar skin type as u!),, wish you would do more video's or update your blog more often but I understand life gets in the way,,, best wishes from Dubai!


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