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Friday, 18 March 2011

[043] Injecting some COLOUR back into my MakeUp!

I went to dinner on Wednesday night with the girls it was such a great night and as always filled with lots of laughs, Muhsine has posted some pictures on her blog. I have to admit my favourite part of meeting with Yinka, Tali and Muhsine is after dinner when we all pull out our make up bags and see what each of us beauty junkies is using and carrying around.

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I have to be honest I am known to be a complete lipstick whore, I carry a minimum of about four lipsticks with me - I know I'm awful. It wasn't until the girls took them all out and lined them up I realised they are all the same shade of a BLAHH brown/pinky nude. WHAT'S HAPPENED TO ME! I used to LIVE for colour on my lips, I was known for my hot pink lips and now I'm all about the same smokey eye, peach cheeks and nude lips. 

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These were the lipsticks in my makeup bag on Wednesday night! Tut Tut. 

Prior to dinner we had popped to MAC, I mean how could we not - I was very well behaved and didn't purchase anything! Those who follow me on Twitter will know I am on a make up ban for this month, I just have way too much right now! Anyways in MAC Muhsine picked up 'Impassioned' lipstick now this used to be such a firm favourite of mine, I used to rock it all the time. So I decided I would wear it the next day.. I really needed to inject that bit of colour back into my make up. Muhsine has posted it on her and it looks gorgeous on her but I really think this colour looks different on everybodys skin tone. 

So yesterday as agreed we both wore it! I have to say I loved it, it felt weird at first but I felt so much more alive. It really is such a gorgeous shade it's almost a neon coral but quite a pink one! 

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As I put myself on a spending ban I have been digging out old favourites. I have noticed quite a lot of people talking about the Jemma Kid Dewy Glow, it's being compared to MAC's cream colour base. This shade is called 'Iced Gold' and it is such a pretty champagne/pearly colour what I like about it, is that the product is creamy in texture but not sticky and thick it almost has a powder like finish. 

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I used this product in this look, I applied it just under the arch of my brow, along my cheek bones a little on the nose and a tad above the cupids bow of my lips. It just gives such a pretty shimmer. 

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I have also been rocking such a neon Barbie pink colour on my nails. This one is called 'Funboy' by Rococo at first I was unsure about it but now I totally LOVE it! All the girls at work call me Barbie and well these nails definetley add to that look haha. It is a matte nail polish so I applied a glossy topcoat over it, my hands are still quite tanned and I think this colour works well with it. I can imagine it looking great on the toes on holiday. 

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Face 

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MAC Studio Sculpt NC44/NC45 
MAC Pro longwear concealer in NW35 
MAC Prep and Prime Transluscent powder

Contour 
MAC 'Refined Golden' Bronzer

Blush 
Illamasqua Cream blush in 'Dixie'

Highlight 
Jemma Kidd Dewy Glow in 'Iced Gold'

Eyes 

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MAC e/s 'Ricepaper' in the inner corners 
MAC e/s 'Arena' on the lid 
MAC e/s 'Satin Taupe' in the crease 
Shu Uemura Painting liner in Black 
Avon Gel shock liner in the waterline
MUFE Smoky lash mascara

Lips 
MAC 'Impassioned'

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That felt like a long post.. I love rediscovering old favourites! I will try and post some more of these through the next couple of weeks. What old finds have you rediscovered lately? Are you currently more in to nudes and neutrals? Or are you all about colour? 

Lots of Love 


zara

22 comments :

  1. I love the mixture of Arena & Satin Taupe on your eyes - seems to turn into the perfect taupey-nude!

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  2. Impassioned looks so different on you as it does on me - it's much more of a neon watermelon on me. I love it though! That and Rebel are my two favourite brights, especially with magenta lip pencil. Yum :)

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  3. You look gorgeous hun!! I've yet to pick up Impassioned, I agree, it seems to look different on different skin tones! x

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  4. Impassioned looks gorgeous on you! I bought it couple of years ago and only wore it a few times. Hopefully with summer coming around, I'll have more use out of it! It really is a beautiful color! :) I'm also into more color these days. I have recently rediscovered Revlon Colorburst lipstick in Carnation, it's such a pretty fuschia/pink, I wanna wear it everyday! :)

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  5. Love this lipstick on you, it looks gorgeous on your skintone xx

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  6. Lovely post! You're gorgeous. I'll need to bring some brights back into my life as well.

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  7. I love bright lips. Pinks in general are my thing, whether it be nude pinks, baby pinks, hot pinks, etc. I wear them all!

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  8. i am a lipstick whore too! That's pretty much the only colour i will wear on my face and maybe clothes. I am so getting impassioned for the summer, and i will rock it!

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  9. I love Impassioned it such a sexy color love it :)

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  10. Impassioned looks amazing with your skin tone! I'm beginning to think that is the "it" color for spring/summer. That polish color is to die for! I'm not sure I can get ahold of that brand, do you know any dupes for it??
    LOVE your blog!!
    http://obsessionstolivefor.blogspot.com
    xx

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  11. You look so hot.. and I love the drunken look in the last photo. LOL! Love you! xx

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  12. Oh gosh, last time I popped into Mac I was between Impassioned and Vegas volt, and I ended up with the latter... Agh, I must go back and get Impassioned too! It looks gorgeous on you, girl ;)
    xx

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  13. That lipstick totally suits you!
    Your make up looks gorgeous in all the photos.
    X

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  14. you look gorgeous! I would get this shade but would not have the guts to wear this lippy outside!

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  15. You are so pretty! that lipstick looks great on you!

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  16. You look amazing in that color! I've been intimidated by it in the past because I'm so pale!

    ♥ Jessica

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  17. GORGE! Loving the pop of colour :)
    Gave you a Blogger award x

    Xisses, Onyxsta

    http://say-bleurgh.blogspot.com

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  18. Impassioned looks amazing xx

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  19. Yay well done for keeping your promise, it looks amazing on you, certainly makes a change! xXx

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  20. Damn am I jealous you can wear all those hot pinks and orange tints. Not the case here. I'm a twinkie, so no orange, generally no beige, no yellow. Ugh.

    Okay. So Tali is doing just fine. Worried and waiting for absolutely nothing. It's good to know she's still shopping. Thanks for indirect reassurance.

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  21. Love Impassioned... it comes out slightly red on me though xx

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  22. when i read this post and realized that you're friends with Muhsine from Bubblegarm, it totally blew my mind! i read both of your blogs on an almost-daily basis -- ha ha!
    anyway, Impassioned looks gorgeous on you!
    seeing as i'm really into corals right now, i'm contemplating between ordering Vegas Volt or Costa Chic. but knowing me, i'll probs end up getting them both.

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