Friday, 23 March 2012

Springtime Nude Look #FOTD

Hiya girlies!
Apologies for a short absence, I been busy and the like. But I'm back with a spring nude inspired Face of the Day for you. 

According to Illamasqua's twitter yesterday it was National No Make Up Day, now this is a beauty blog so it would completely defeat the object to show you my face with no makeup on (I wouldn't subject you to that either, ha!) but I thought why not try a naked inspired look...
As strange as it may sound, I have real problems wearing a nude look, I'm always seen with a bold colour on my lips, or eyes, or cheeks. Or all. What can I say, I love makeup! I struggled to create a nude look and physically had to stop myself from reaching for the bold colours, it's become habit. However, I'm a strong believer that it's good to mix up your look and experiment and lately I have been gaining interest in nude lips. I don't own many nude, or natural- type lip colours in my collection so plumped for M.A.C 'Blankety' which is a sort of brown toned nude beige colour, I popped some Laura Mercier lip gloss on top to make it a bit more jazzy and to neutralise the brown tones a bit. I've just ordered Creme d'Nude so we'll see how I fair with that- will keep you posted!

I got to admit, I couldn't help but add a bright cheek make it a bit more exciting, Illamasqua powder blusher in 'Lover' is a strong fave of mine though would probably terrify most other people....I've got a post coming up on my Illamasqua blushers in a couple of weeks time, it's not showing up too strong in these pictures. I threw in a strong brow in for good measure, or I would have felt completely naked!

17 Photo Flawless Skin Primer
Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation in 'Shell'
Bare Minerals Matte Powder in 'C10 Fair'
Illamasqua Powder Blusher in 'Lover'
Benefit Hervana Blusher
M.A.C. Bronzing Powder in 'Matte Bronze'
Benefit Stay Don't Stray Eyelid Primer
NARS Eyeshadow in 'Abyssinia' all over lid
17 Eyeshadow in 'Fanfare' in crease
M.A.C Eyeshadow in 'Showstopper' in crease and underneath eye, and used to define and fill brows
Maybelline Gel Eyeliner
Rimmel Eye Pencil in 'Pure White' on waterline
Benefit High Brow
M.A.C. Cream Colour Base in 'Pearl' on brow bone
Yves Saint Laurent 'Shocking' Mascara

M.A.C 'Blankety' (amplified) and Laura Mercier Lip Gloss in 'Nude Lilac'

What new makeup looks are you going to be trying this spring?
Do you struggle to wear a nude look, or is this what you wear everyday?
Can you recommend any great nude lip colours?



  1. your hair color is absolutely gorgeous!!
    and your make up looks wonderful, I love the nude tones!


  2. Looks great, I love it!!!

  3. Looks lovely. Instead of wearing no make up yesterday I sported Illamasqua's new teal lipstick! If you haven't checked it out yet you should!

  4. you look gorgeous :) and your hair colour is so nice! x

  5. I wish I was able to do such a nice line of liner like yours! Love your bangs x

  6. emily, you just look beautiful. the natural look looks great on you and i always love how bold and bright you are with your make up! you could teach me thing or two xxx

  7. ps. i think i will weep a little the day you decide to no longer have fiery red hair, it makes me so jealous!

  8. Love this look, so pretty! :) x

  9. I want your brows and hair color! So pretty!

    Bright looks are so much more fun. I recently gave in to neutrals and tried out a nude lip. I'm a noob with lipstick so I ended up trying something cheap: ELF Nostalgic. It's actually a nice color.


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