SOFT AND EASY DAYTIME FACE OF THE DAY

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Today’s look is just a soft face of the day that is easy. These type looks make me feel like I am polished and put together without being over the top. No fear of “where does your wan think she is going with all that slap”. Most days I don’t really bother with doing my eyes or lips but instead reserve the full face of makeup for nights out, but now and again at the weekends when I have a bit more time I like to do soft look on  my eyes and maybe wear a tinted lip balm or gloss. Sounds like I am low maintenance, but we all know the truth.
To start I did a bit of prep work to create the illusion of a flawless base.

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I used:
Max Factor CC Colour Corrector Pencil in green on some redness at the sides of my nose and on my chin
I also use the yellow CC pencil on the dark circles under my eyes and then applied some NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer over the areas where I used the Colour Corrector Pencils.

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On my face:
I used a sample I had of Lancôme  Miracle Air De Teint foundation in 010.
I set my foundation with MAC Mineralise Skinfinish Natural in light. I use the Mineralise Skinfinish Natural in Medium Deep to contour my cheeks and then used MAC Fleur Power Powder Blush.

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For my eyes:
I always use MAC Omega to fill in my brows.
I used Max Factor in Feral Brown in the outer corners and blended it in to the crease
Then I applied Max Factor Auburn Envy on the lids
I then lined my eyes with Feral Brown and applied Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara to my lashes.

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To finish I lined my lips with MAC Subculture and loaded on some Max Factor Colour Elixir gloss in Enchanting Coral.

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BRIGHT SUMMER LIPS: LAYERING LIP PRODUCTS

When the sun shines I am all about trying to create a more glossy makeup look, however since I have oily skin, I try to keep my skin matte and keep the gloss on my lips. Last week I reviewed Max Factor Colour Elixir Glosses and I have been using them ever since. Over the weekend I was playing around with layering them over lipsticks and pencils, so I decided to do a post on layering some of my favourite lip glosses over my favourite lipsticks and pencils.

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First up we have Max Factor Colour Elixir in Luscious Berry over Clinique Chubby Stick in Curvy Candy and I lined my lips with MAC Lip Liner in Subculture. (My favourite look of the three)

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This is Model Co Shine Ultra Lip Gloss in Strip Tease over Dior Addict in Jet Set and lips are lined with a sample size Make Up Forever Lip Liner in No 23. The liner is a bit dark in this one so I think a shopping trip for a new liner is called for. Jet Set and Strip Tease will be gorgeous together with the right liner or maybe no liner at all.

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Finally is Max Factor Colour Elixir in Enchanting Coral over L’Oreal Glam Shine Balmy Gloss in Fall for Watermelon and the liner is Gosh Cosmetics in Nougat Crisp. This is beautifully bright for summer and I can’t wait to wear this look with a tan.
Do you prefer layering your glosses over more pigmented lip products or are you keeping it simple and wearing one at a time?