I like reading face of the day posts but I hardly ever do them myself because I am a creature of habit and tend to wear more or less the same products most days. I have decided to make more of an effort to mix it up a bit now and then in order to get some more use out of all the other products that are sitting in my stash being ignored. Some of which are actually really great products but like I said it’s just habit that keeps me reaching for the old reliable. So here is today’s face of the day:

Foundation: Max Factor Whipped Cream Foundation
Setting Powder – MAC Mineralise Skinfinish Natural
Blush: Rimmel Lasting Finish Soft Colour Mono Blush in Live Pink
Concealer – Nars Radian Creamy Concealer
Eye shadow: Maybelline Big Eyes Eyeshadow Palette in Brown
Eyebrows: MAC Omega
Mascara: Max Factor Clump Defy Extensions
Lipstick: Clarins Joli Rouge Brilliant Perfect Shine Sheer Lipstick in Sweet Plum

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Do you mix your makeup up regularly or are you a creature of habit like me?



On weekday mornings when I get ready for work I operate on auto pilot. I apply the same products in the same order every day. All the products that I use in my everyday routine are products that I purchased myself and they are the products that I trust to last all day without any need for touch ups. Thanks to blogging I am lucky enough to occasionally be sent products to try out and review. I not the biggest blog on the block so I don’t get sent loads of stuff but every now and again I do receive some great products. At the weekends is when I have time to play around with some of the other products in my stash. For this post I decided to try and do a face of the day without using any of the products that I use in my every day routine, however, I did have to use two products. They are MAC Mineralise Skinfinish in Medium Plus because I don’t have a bronzer without shimmer that I could use to contour and MAC Omega because you will see in the pictures below just how important filling in my eyebrows is so I don’t like to mess with them. I have brow pencils but I find that when I fill them in with pencils or pens they end up looking very different. I am happy with the result I get from Omega and feel the colour is perfect thanks to the ash tone. So here is the look:


1 My bare, pale face (no wonder everyone tells me I look tired when they see me without any makeup)
2 Max Factor CC Colour Corrector Pencils, Green to neutralise red and Yellow for dark under eye circles
3 Pari Mineral Perfection Foundation
4 Nars Light Reflecting Setting Powder
5 MAC Mineralise Skinfinish in Medium Plus to contour
6 Rimmel Mono Blush in Live Pink
7 MAC Omega to fill in brows
8 Eyes done with Pari 5 Well Eyeshadow Elements Palette (pink on lid, light brown in crease and liner) Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara for a subtle no makeup eye look.


Here I am right before getting ready for bed without having done any touch ups and I think all the products lasted pretty well.


Do you work on auto pilot in the mornings or do you vary your routine from day to day?


Rimmel London Lasting Finish Soft Colour Mono Blush in Live Pink: Review & Pictures

The minute I saw this here on Beaut.ie, I knew I would have to have it. Low and behold I spotted it on Saturday and it was the last one; it was fate and it was mine. Mine I tell you all mine.

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I wasn’t disappointed. It’s a powder blush that lasts all day on me. In the pan it looks frighteningly hot pink, but fear not; applied with a gently touch and it gives a sheer wash of colour.


There does seem to be a gold shimmer through it but that isn’t noticeable as such when applied. So you don’t look like a disco ball. Maybe it’s the gold shimmer that makes it look a bit peach on me. Normally I prefer a more peach or coral blush, but I’m making more of an effort to try new colours in all my makeup. Live Pink however wasn’t too much out of my comfort zone as it gives a flattering glow to my cheeks. It makes me feel pretty and that is what I look for in a blush; that immediate feeling of being prettier the moment it applied. As you can see in the pics below, I like a light sweep of blush for day time, I would be a bit heavier handed for a night out

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L-R: Without, With & With


L-R: Without, With & With

At €5.35, it’s definately worth checking out. Have I tempted you to try Live Pink?