Sorry but as much as I love blogging, when the sun is shining the last place I want to be is inside writing a post. It is such a rare treat in Ireland for us to have beautiful clear blue skies and warm sunshine especially two whole days of it at the weekend when I am off work so I feel it’s important to take full advantage and get out and enjoy it. With that in mind this will be a quick face of the day post using a BB cream for a lighter base. When the sun shines we are all about pared back more natural looking makeup so we go all BB mad.

Although when I lay out all the products that I use for a “pared back natural look”, I have to wonder.

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Max Factor Facefinity Primer
Garnier BB Cream for Oily/Combo Skin
Max Factor CC Colour Correctors yellow for under eyes and green for redness at sides of nose
Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer
Nars Light Reflecting Setting Powder
MAC Peaches blush


MAC Paint Pot in Rubenesque all over lid
MAC Omega for brows and crease
MAC Blacktrack Fluidline liner
MAC Coffee liner on lower lashes
Clarins Eyeliner in Gold on waterline
Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara


So there we have lots of products for a “natural” bright eyed summery look.


Today I am showing you a really quick eye look that is perfect for both day and night. The best bit is it requires very little products and tools. I used two basic and relatively inexpensive brushes from Gosh. You could do this with one brush and your finger.

MAC Paint Pots Constructivist and Rubenesque
These paint pots are really handy because they last all day on me without a primer. Both of these shades are in MAC’s new Pro Longwear range but I bought them in the original paint pot line up a while ago. Constructivist is a “metallic brown with red pearl”. I wanted to use this to create a subtle contour to open the eyes for a soft daytime look. I used only a small amount in the crease and blended it well but you could go really heavy with this for a dark and dramatic look. I also used it to line the eyes. Rubenesque is a “golden peach with gold pearl”, which looks a bit like a rose gold on the skin. This is a beautiful colour for both day and night. So here they are in action:

MAC Paint Pots Constructivist and Rubenesque

Crease: MAC Paint Pot in Constructivist

Lid: MAC Paint Pot in Rubenesque

Liner: MAC Paint Pot in Constructivist

Lashes: Lancôme Hypnose Drama

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Do you use MAC paint pots? Are there any other shades you think I should try out?