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Jun. 20.

Face Friday: Summertime

face-summer-thWith the weather having been so warm over the past while, I’ve been trying to keep makeup to a minimum, trying to avoid it sweating and melting off my face (NEVER, ever a good look). For the most part, everything has been neutral, with a sheer colour pop on cheeks, and then a bold, bright lip. I think this fits the bill perfectly.

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Face:

  • Tinted Moisturiser: MeMeMe – Flawless Tinted Moisturiser (02 – Beige Blush)
  • Powder: Mary Kay – Sheer Dimensions Powder (Lace Coral)
  • Blush: No.7 – Pop & Glow Cream Blush (Classic Rose)

Eyes:

  • Brows: Maybelline – Brow Drama (Medium Brown)
  • Shadow: Wet n Wild – ColorIcon Shadow Trio – Eyelid (Walking on Eggshells)
  • Shadow: Wet n Wild – ColorIcon Shadow Trio – Browbone (Walking on Eggshells)
  • Liner: Physicians Formula – Shimmer Strips Kajal Liner (From brown eye trio)
  • Mascara: Rimmel – Scandaleyes by Kate Moss Mascara (005 – Eye Rocks Sapphire)

Lips:

  • Lipgloss: Shiseido – Lacquer Gloss (RD305 – Lust)

Brushes:

  • Real Techniques – Multi Task Brush – Blush
  • Blank Canvas – F16 – Powder
  • Blank Canvas – E32 – Liner (Lid)
  • Royal & Langnickel – C260 Taklon Shadow Brush – Eyeshadow (Browbone, Blend between shadow & liner)

This look achieved what I was looking for, a minimalistic face, using nothing stronger than a tinted moisturiser and powder, with just enough colour to draw out the eyes and cheeks, then a vibrant lip.

Robyn

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face-eyesopen
Jun. 13.

Face Friday: Tropical Face

facce-thAfter not having a Face Friday last week I decided something must be done this week for it. For this, I’ve been working on a quite minimal face with a tropical theme. This means lots of corals are involved, along with some other light colours.

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Face:

  • Tinted Moisturiser: MeMeMe – Flawless Tinted Moisturiser (02 – Beige Blush)
  • Powder: Mary Kay – Sheer Dimensions Powder (Lace Coral)
  • Blush: Benefit – Cha Cha Tint
  • Blush: Benefit – Coralista

Eyes:

  • Brows: Maybelline – Brow Drama (Medium Brown)
  • Shadow: butter LONDON – Wink Cream Shadow – Lid (Sun Kiss)
  • Undereye: Shiseido – Sheer Eyezone Corrector (103 Natural)
  • Liner: Rimmel – SpecialEyes Mono Shadow – Used Wet (244 Moonstone)
  • Mascara: Mary Kay – Ultimate Mascara (Black)

Lips:

  • Lipstick: Mary Kay – True Dimensions Lipstick (Color Me Coral)

Brushes:

  • Real Techniques – Multi Task Brush – Blush
  • Real Techniques – Buffing Brush – Powder
  • Blank Canvas – E30 – Liner (Lid)
  • Royal & Langnickel – C260 Taklon Shadow Brush – Eyeshadow (Blend between shadow & liner)
  • No. 7 – Lip Brush – Lipstick

I really like the minimalistic, yet colourful look that this creates. It’s also the first time that I’ve done a white liner, and while I don’t have an actual white liner, the wet shadow did a lovely job. I love how that turned out, and may have to invest in an actual liner for it.

Robyn

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Jun. 03.

Tried Tuesday: Mary Kay True Dimensions Lipstick

tt-marykay-thLast Thursday I was introduced to a new (to me) brand of makeup, skincare and fragrance, that’s big in the States, and worldwide really. Yet, it’s always been a name that hasn’t stuck in my head, that you may see it briefly mentioned in a magazine and move on to the next thing. Yet I’m glad I was introduced to it, as there are some really interesting bits. The brand is Mary Kay, and today I’m trying one of the products that I was given, a True Dimensions Lipstick in the shade Color Me Coral.

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The True Dimensions  lipstick comes in a range of 16 different shades, containing all the usual gamut of nudes, reds, berries and so forth. there are two coral shades, this one, which is a pink coral, and an orange coral called coral bliss. Some of the catalog printed swatches like of mystic plum and sassy fuchsia do actually look really gorgeous, but lets see how I get on with this one first.

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The tube is really solid, and isn’t your standard half and half opening. To open this one you have to push down on the centre clear section at the top, to expose the bottom, and then pull the tube out. Unfortunately it didn’t come  with instructions to do this, so it did take me a minute to figure it out. One benefit of it though, is that it will not accidentally come apart in your bag, leading to coral coloured blotches everywhere.

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The product itself is soft and creamy, so soft and creamy, that when I was running a brush over it before applying it earlier, I broke a small chunk off the back of it. It happens though, so I’ll get over it.

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And of course it wouldn’t be a Tried Tuesday without trying the product in it’s natural environment – on the lips, so here it is. This is after two coats, using a No. 7 lip brush. The first one was just a little sheer, but it is easily buildable into what I think is a great colour for summer days or the office.

Mary Kay True Dimensions Lipstick is £14, and is available from marykay.co.uk or one of their independent beauty consultants.

What do you think of this colour? Have you tried anything else from the Mary Kay Range? Let me know your thoughts in the comments.

Robyn

Note: Sample was provided for review

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May. 30.

Face Friday: Mary Kay & Lush Event

marykayface-thIt’s time for another Face Friday from a busy week here. On Wednesday I was at the Best in Beaut.ie awards, where I enjoyed drinks, nibbles and was handed two tickets to the Forbidden Fruit festival, while yesterday I went to have a look at some of the products from Mary Kay and the new arrivals from Lush. The face I’m showing you today is from yesterday’s events.

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Face:

  • Foundation: Maybelline – Superstay 24 hour foundation (020 – Cameo)
  • Bronzer: Physicians Formula – Bronze Booster Bronzer (Season to Season)
  • Blush: No.7 – Pop & Glow cream blush (Classic Rose)

Eyes:

  • Brows: Maybelline – Brow Drama (Medium Brown)
  • Shadow: Benefit – Creaseless Cream Shadow – Lid (Birthday Suit)
  • Shadow: Benefit – Longwear Powder Shadow – Browbone (Pinky Swear)
  • Shadow: Benefit – Longwear Powder Shadow – Crease (Quick, Look Busy)
  • Liner: Model Co – Liner pencil (01 – Black)
  • Mascara: Rimmel – Scandaleyes by Kate Mascara (05 – Sapphire Eye Rocks)

Lips:

  • Lipstick: Revlon – Colorburst Lacquer Balm (150 – Enticing)

Brushes:

  • Blank Canvas – F20 – Foundation
  • Blank Canvas – F03 – Bronzer (dusted over whole face)
  • Real Techniques – Multi Task Brush – Blush
  • Blank Canvas – E24 – Eyeshadow (Lid)
  • Real Techniques – Essential crease brush – Eyeshadow (Crease & Browbone)
  • Royal & Langnickel – Silk C260 Taklon Shadow – Eyeshadow (Blend)

Robyn

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