Monday, 16 February 2015

A Fresh and Simple Look

Apologies everyone, for I haven't left the confines of my bedroom for a week, which is why no post has come this past week. I had, unfortunately, been very ill- but now that I'm better, I thought I'd share with you a makeup look that is fresh and simple for when you are recovering from being ill, and want to look like you've had a spa weekend away.

Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum £10.99
An old favourite of mine but it's one I can always count on. It's a very light coverage gel textured foundation but it's so radiant and dewey it makes your skin look fresh and glowy in an instant.
Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer £22
Because the foundation was light coverage, I sometimes need a bit of concealer on any redness or blemishes. I have the colour Vanilla which is yellow enough for redness but also pink enough to counteract any blueness under the eyes. It immediately wakes up the face, which, trust me, is desperately needed while being ill.
Bourjois Healthy Balance Powder £8.99
The foundation is very dewy, which is nice for a fresh look, but on my oily skin, I look like a baby seal- not a good look. I like this powder because it balances the oiliness but still leaves a "lit from within" glow and you can touch up as many times in the day and it never looks caked on or overdone.
MaxFactor Clump Defy False Lash Effect £10.99 (waterproof)
For mascara, one that really defines the lashes will make the eyes look bigger and more awake. This has one of those plastic brushes so it really separates the lashes and adds extra length. The waterproof  formula is really good because it dries quickly and then doesn't budge all day.
Soap and Glory Peach Party £11
This is one of my favourite favourite products in the look. It's a shimmer brick with some pink and peach tones and also some copper/brown tones. This is a blush/highlight hybrid that will instantly perk up the cheeks leaving a fresh and natural shine. I think this would suit so many types of skin tones: the light pink shades will be great on porcelain pale skin, the peach and pink will suit warm and cool skin tones and the darker brown will add a lovely bronze that warms the face with a touch of shimmer.
Benefit Hoola Bronzer £23.50
If you're into a more contoured look, like me, the Hoola bronzer by benefit is the perfect balance between an ashy/shadowy colour and a warm orangey colour. It's the perfect shade for a light touch of shadow below the cheekbones which gives just a bit more definition to the face.
Burt's Bees Tinted Lip Balm in Hibiscus £5.99
Finally, pour le bouche, this tinted lip balm is a perfect rosy colour that will add colour while hydrating those chapped dried out lips that are the product of dehydration and staying in bed all day. Hibiscus is such a deep berry toned colour that's still easy to throw on and wear throughout the day.

And that's the final touch. Sorry again for the lack of posts, more will be coming this week.

Lots of Love,


  1. Glad to hear that you're better now. I really want to try the Nars concealer!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style & Beauty Blog

    1. it's really good, an affordable version i've really been liking is the collection lasting perfection concealer-same kind of stuff, the only concealers i use

  2. I would love to try out the Soap and Glory Peach Party, sounds amazing! Great post! x, Josune, Your Beauty Script

    1. they have really great shimmer bricks, i love the others as well!

  3. Love that Bourjois foundation - the yellow tone is so flattering. Great post.

    Erin | Erin and Katherine Talk Beauty

    1. i think all the bourgois foundations are great, i also like the 123 perfect one!

  4. Too bad we don't have Soap and Glory makeup here in the States :( I know Sephora has some lip products but that's about it.


    1. really?! oh well if every you're in the uk, definitely try it out!

  5. I totally need the Benefit Hoola Bronzer in my life. Why does Benefit have such cool packaging?!

    :] // ▲ ▲

    1. i know, the packaging from benefit is always SO cute, i think you can also get personalised ones that have your name, it would be a great gift :)