Saturday, 18 August 2012

Daily Makeup


A few posts ago I did a July round-up and one of the pictures featured was this (very rough!) picture snapped one morning of my Daily Face.

I've been asked a few times to list what was in the product so a quick run-down from base to lips is below:

The only foundation I wear. It's sold as a tinted moisturiser but is perfectly adequate coverage if you don't want to look too made up but do want your even skin tone back.
If you are over 'a certain age' you see the benefits of this on your face immediately. In a league of its own. 

Laura is the Queen of concealing - and this is the no-brainer concealer - comes in a pan with two different colours so you can blend accordingly with the area you want to conceal. You need to use with a brush though - just fyi.

Loving this - I don't wear eyeshadow - I just can't be fussed and my eyelid bags are more like suitcases so why make them MORE noticeable? Anyway - this little beauty does a great job of 'lifting' the area (without the use of glitter - don't get me started) and just perfectly brightens the eyes so that you look alive. Love it.

Easy to use - the right texture - I don't have the patience for powders etc. I just whack this on and blend out the ends if necessary.

The best bronzer (for my face) ever - I've hit the pan on this twice. I use it every single day without fail across the top of my forehead and just 'around' my face. Have tried other colours, other brands, every single bronzer on the market - this is the best. No competition.

I can't remember the last time I used a blusher that wasn't NARS. When you hit 40 (and upwards) you really do lose the colour in your cheeks - this - like the new CID - makes me look alive. I have about 6 other colours - this is the most used. 

I've been using this for about a month and I LOVE it. Double ended - one end for the top lashes - one for the bottom in a contrasting colour to make the eyes 'pop'. I wear the black and brown. Highly recommend.

I picked this up in Harvey Nichols and totally blame Cesar - Armani's top dude - and an old friend from my counter days. He's a total enabler. He's also a genius so if you ever need your makeup doing/new look etc - call Harvey Nics and ask when he's in. I digress. 
This is the colour used in the lipstick ad with Megan Fox. Needless to say once applied, you too will look like Miss Fox. Kinda. Not really. But it IS a perfect, divine red.

YSL Rouge Pur Couture in Rouge Laque - The perfect stays-put gloss to stick on top of your lipstick to give extra oomph or just to use on its own to give you instant red, shiny, glamorous lips. Stains a little so great for long wear coverage.

That's it. Swift, easy, long-lasting. I change the blusher and lip products regularly but the rest of it is pretty much set in stone.




23 comments:

  1. Rats. You know I need to purchase all of this now don't you?? xx

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  2. Hi Caroline, Welcome back (yay!) Is the Just Skin any good for oily skin? or will is just disappear after an hour or so like most foundations seem too ..

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    1. If your makeup sinks in too much you are probably dehydrated - have you read the cheat sheet? Also - missing from this picture is my powder. Powder away!!

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  3. Hello! I notice an absence of primer and I'm always trying to be sold a primer. What are ur thoughts on primer and do u have any recommendations? X

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    1. Depends on the foundation tbh. And your skin. This is pure silicone so adding another one just seems redundant.
      I NEVER use a primer. Make your foundation good enough I say.
      The only exceptions are people with really, really troubled skin - and even then I would stick to the same brand to ensure no 'rolling' of product.

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  4. Any more budget friendly recs for foundation? Thanks :-)

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  5. Honestly? No.
    Depends on your age and skin.
    I wouldn't go below £30 - but I'm in my 40's. I need it! :)

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  6. Any recommendations for foundation to cover large pores? I just look all pore-y all the time :( Using all the recommended products, LG etc. but still just have large pores ;(

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    1. I would try a concealer on top of your foundation as opposed to just foundation. The Secret Camouflage in the details above is a good place to start.

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  7. Wow will have to try the mascara, sounds good!
    Do you know of any foundations for very pale skin that is also red? It's a nightmare as all the foundation shades are too dark, have tried Estee Lauder, Mac etc, Bobbi Brown has a very light one but none of their formulations seem to cover up my skin enough. Do you have any suggestions?

    Many thanks xx

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    1. If you have pink undertones go to Chantecaille - they split their range into pink and yellow - whereas nearly everyone else JUST does yellow.

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  8. Caroline, pls tell us what powder u use?

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    1. Caroline, what's the difference between loose powder and the pressed poudre delicate? Do they apply differently? I prefer pressed because I get loose powder everywhere! Thanks :)

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  9. Dear Caroline, forgive for asking this unrelated question, I just wanted to know if it's ok to use the hydraluron under the Darphin puryfng balm?

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    1. I wouldn't to be honest - Purifying Balm is a thick wax-like texture (and beautiful) - I would use them separately.

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  10. Bonjour Mrs Hirons,

    Thanks a lot: your blog is very informative ( and fun). I read it since the MAC-Rodarte controversy (well done, beauty blogosphere)and I must admit I was evil to my skin... But after 2 years I am still wondering : what is a good looking skin ? What kind of perfection can we expect ? Has improvement an end ? Or can we all look like a nars sheerglow foundation ad ?

    I was also wondering if you were still working on a cheat sheet about skincare during breastfeeding ? I'm in the middle of it and, I'd like to hear wisdom...

    Thank you again for your blog and your outspokenness (new word learned, yeah).

    From scorching France,

    Camille

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  11. YES...would also love to know what good skin 'should' look like???? I have generally ok skin but usually all I see in the mirror are large pores! I know you say other people don't see that but it really gets me down. What skin does someone like Angelina have? up close, for real? ANYONE? thanks

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  12. Hi Caroline! Would the New Cid i-glow in coral crush suit very pale skins, or is it aimed at slightly darker complexions?

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    1. I think it would suit - its the dark bronzers that tend to look a bit scary isn't it! :)

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  13. I really want to try the Laura Mercier concealer, heard such good things about it!! http://hiddentreasure21.blogspot.co.uk/

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  14. I would really like to try Just Skin by Chantecaille but they don't send samples and I live in Devon and no-one stocks it down here. I currently use YvesSaintLaurent Perfect Touch Radiance in No 6 which is probably ok for me for winter skin. Can you recommend what shade I should buy in Just Skin and also Idealist Cooling Eye illuminator what shade do you use, they do a dark and light one?

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