My Makeup #5 – Mother’s Day Special


Thanks to my lovely housemate (and his large MAC that made editing these photos a very scary experience, no one should see their face that big!) I am able to bring to you a What’s On My Face blog post. This is the makeup look that I wore yesterday for Mother’s Day, it contains slightly more makeup and products compared to what I use for my daily work routine, but it still leaves a natural finish on my skin. As I have a couple of pesky blemishes that have popped up the joys of being a woman aye I opted for one of my all time favourite bases – the Origins Plantscription Foundation*. This offers great coverage when it comes to spots and areas of redness, but it still lightweight on the skin and gives a slightly dewy finish. As I wanted my makeup to last all day I used what was left of my MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural to power my T-Zone. Concealer was left to my reliable Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer and Nip + Fab CC Eye Fix* for under my eyes. For cheeks I went for Nars Laguna as a contour and Laura Mercier Second Skin Cheek Colour in Peach Whisper on the apples on my checks and blended up towards the temples. To add a bit of highlight and to intensify the colour on my cheeks I popped on some MAC Skinfinish in Stereo Rose (which everyone needs in their lives!)

Next was time for the eyes. To act as a base and to neutralise my eyelids I used my MAC Paint Pot in Bare Study. I broke out my Inglot Palette and used shades Pearl 452 and 402 to give a soft smokey eye with plummy undertones, then for the inner corner highlight and brow highlight I used my trusty MAC Neturals Palette. To vamp up the volume when it came to lashes I turned to my Shu Uemura Eyelash Curlers then applied lashings of my L’Oreal Mega Volume Collagene Mascara and Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara. What I have recently starting doing is applying eyeliner to only the outer quarter of my waterline and tightline. This adds a subtle smokeyness to my eye without making it look smaller and closed up. To complete the look was MAC’s Plumful on the lips and the L’Occitane Brightening Mist* to set it all in place.

And there you have it! A look ready for lunch out with your Mum or an occasion where you want to vamp up your eyes a bit for a special meal out.

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  • Freya

    I love the look of your inglot palette. x

    • A Girl and a Beauty Blog

      It’s one of my favs xx

  • You’ve made me want to do another Inglot pallet! oops! You look stunning as always hun! xxx

    • A Girl and a Beauty Blog

      Haha whoops ;) Thank you lovely xx

  • Lovely look! I’ve never tried Inglot but love your palette. Can’t beat a neutral smokey eye!

    • A Girl and a Beauty Blog

      They have some great quality shadows xx

  • I really enjoy this look! Light and pretty :)

    • A Girl and a Beauty Blog

      Glad you liked it =) xx

  • I love how smokey yet warm this looks!

    • A Girl and a Beauty Blog

      It’s perfect to vamp up a look a bit whilst still looking natural xx

  • I really want to try some Inglot products! You look so pretty, i love your eye make up

    A little bit Unique


    • A Girl and a Beauty Blog

      Thanks lovely xx

  • I wish Id managed to get a hold of stereo rose, so sad. Love the look of the inglot palette too :)

    • A Girl and a Beauty Blog

      It is a beaut!xx

  • Lovely! I do wish you’d defined your lips a bit more as they seem to have faded away at the corners. But all in all, it’s a pretty look <3

    • A Girl and a Beauty Blog

      Something I always forget to do haha!xx

  • Lovely post, loving the Inglot palette xx

    Lucy Loves To Blog

    • A Girl and a Beauty Blog

      Thanks love xx

  • Your Inglot palette looks like my perfect go to palette! The look that you created looks amazing x

    • A Girl and a Beauty Blog

      Aw thank you!xx

  • Laura

    gorgeous eye shadow (:

    • A Girl and a Beauty Blog