Winter Makeup Series: Part 1

winter makeup part 1
winter makeup part 1
winter makeup part 1

Oer what’s this I spy? Another category has been added to the mix you say? I present to you the brand spanking new Winter Makeup Series! Three posts coming to you fresh each week featuring a different look that I like to wear during these cold and dreary months. Following on from the festive makeup posts I put together before Christmas I thought I would continue with some seasonal appropriate picks and do four mini series throughout the year. This not only encourages me to switch up my daily makeup stash, it’s also is a great way of showcasing products I’m loving and how they look on my old mug lucky you ;)

The onset of Winter results in my skin reverting from it’s normal combination type. Dry patches appear thus meaning I have to be more careful with my primer and foundation picks, anything to prevent my skin from drinking it up throughout the day! Keen to keep things looking fresh I’ve opted for my new Laura Mercier Radiance Foundation Primer that gives a sheeny and luminous finish to my skin. Paired with the L’Oreal True Match Foundation and Louise Young Super Foundation Brush my base lasts throughout the day whilst leaving my complexion to shine through.

Considering last year I ‘found’ eyeliner here I’ve forgone my usual liquid eye look. Opting for a fresher finish that helps to make my eyes look bigger and more open I popped down the pen and instead kept things simple with a single shadow blended out across the lid. No surprise it’s the NARS Dual Intensity Eyeshadow in Himalia however the switch up comes in the form of Urban Decays 24/7 Eyeliner in Pervision. A tiny amount blended in the outer corner of the tightline helps to keep that defined finish. To complete the look I added a pop of colour to the cheeks, highlight to amp up the glow finished with a kiss of colour on my lips thanks to MAC Cremesheen in Peach Blossom. It’s as though Spring is calling ;)

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  • Peach blossom is my all time favourite! It’s such a pretty shade.

    Adorethee.blogspot.com

  • Gorgeous makeup! I definitely want to try the Louise young foundation brush x

    http://www.ofbeautyandnothingness.co.uk

  • Kaiesha Ceryn Page

    Pretty. I am loving L’Oreal true match at the moment and also love Soap and Glory bronzers. I love the wonder bronze!

    Kay, ohkay-dohkay.com

  • Charline Steuckers

    Lovely! The tarte amazonian clay blushes look so gorgeous, I never tried them before..
    http://charlinehasablog.blogspot.com

  • This lipstick is a gorgeous colours! I love the NARS Dual Intensity eyeshadows too.

    Antonia x | Fifi and the Diamonds

  • Paulaena Franco

    Gorgeous as always! I noticed you photographed Benefit’s Watt’s Up… I’ve been considering it as my ‘first highlighter’. I was wondering what your thoughts are on it :)

    Tweezers and Tongs

    • I really like it – I find applying it with my finger works better as you can control the amount of highlight but the gold tones are really flattering :) xx

      • Paulaena Franco

        Thanks! :)

  • I like the idea for the Liner. The look looks gorgeous!

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  • Danielle Gorman-Kiely

    This look is stunning! Love that Mac lipstick as well!
    Danielle | simplicityrosex.blogspot.com

  • Ella

    HOORAY for a new series! I love all of the Louise Young brushes. And I’ll have to check out that lip color, it looks beautiful!
    http://www.youtube.com/sparklesandsuch26

  • Beautyosaurus Lex

    Gorgeous post! I can already tell that I am going to love this series :) Peach blossom is one of my favorites along with L’Oreal Miss Manga mascara *swoon*

  • I love the lipstick! Almost looks like you aren’t wearing one!
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    • I know! Gives a really natural and soft colour with just that hint of pink to make your lips look a bit fuller xx

  • Esha Rajesh

    Soooooo pretty!! love the lashes!! soo defined!!! <3 xxx

  • Abbie

    I love the look of the Louise Young brush. Great post :)
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  • AuntyMiff

    I love the idea for this series! cant wait for more! :)

    charlotte – blotandreapply.com xx

  • katie m

    Benefits watts up is my favourite high-lighter, i put it also in my brow bone a little. Nars eye shadow is such a pretty shade

  • Love this idea for the series and love this fresh look on you!

  • I use the oil free LM primer, but I have yet to try the Radiance one!

  • chelsea

    you look lovely! the make-up is simple but gorgeous! I love most of the products you used aswell xx

    i would love for you t come check out my blog http://www.chelseaabbott.blogspot.co.uk

  • Taylor

    I love your blog! Ive been reading it for ages now! I’ve just started my own, and I would love it if you could have a look! Hopefully it’ll be as good as yours one day!!
    makeup journal.com

    Much love!
    Taylor xxx

  • I’ve just found your blog and can honestly say it’s one of my favourites already! You’re so gifted at this and I look forward to many more posts from you. It’d mean the world if you could check out mine too? xo

    Passionate-Mind.blogspot.co.uk