nude smokey look

For someone who’s a bit of a beauty hoarder I don’t really mix up my beauty looks as much as I should. Awful, I know! I have been trying a new look lately but there will be more on that later. For now, check out the products I’m using for these two beauty looks when I’m strapped for time.

six products two looks

{The six stars}

These are the products you’ll need for both looks. Gotta love multi-taskers, non? The base for both looks involves Givenchy Foundation for a matte but glowing base and Dior’s Iconic Overcurl Mascara for volume and curl.

1. Givenchy – Teint Couture Foundation

2. Shu Uemura – Tint in Gelato in Cassis Delight

3. Benefit – they’re Real! Push-Up Liner

4. Diorshow – Iconic OverCurl Mascara

5. Dior – Addict Extreme Lipstick in Mirage

6. Lancome – Blush Subtil Palette

shu uemura tint in gelato red

The first look is as easy as pie. Base as above with Shu Uemura’s Tint in Gelato in Cassis Delight on the lips and a cheeks. It’s my favourite lip and cheek product by far. Keep this badboy in your purse for beauty emergencies.

red lip wing liner look

Red lip lovin’

benefit liner smokey effect

This look is all about the eyes. Using Benefit’s they’re Real! Push Up Liner I apply it to the lower and upper lash line, as well as the waterline.

lancome blush subtil palette

For the cheeks I use Lancome’s Blush Subtil palette in Nectar Lace — bronzer, blush and a little highlighter for good measure.

dior addict mirage

For the lip I have pretty much one go-to nude lippie for a balm-like finish. Dior’s Addict Extreme Lipstick in Mirage is perfect for olive-toned ladies like myself. It has just enough caramel and pink in it to look natural but healthy.

nude smokey look

The finished “smokey-nude” look

Which is your fave? Ya’ll know I’m a red-lip aficionado but recently I’m all about the nude-lip, lined up combo!

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 shu uemura rouge unlimited brave beauty

{Rouge Unlimited Lipsticks – Brave Beauty}

This Fall 2014 Shu Uemura welcomes a generous collection of lipsticks, highlighting sticks, eye shadows, lashes and more in the most beautiful of packages. Though the Brave Beauty collection screams summer, it’s refreshing to see a range of hues that offer more than the anniversary shades of mulled wine. View Post

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nighttime skincare routine beauty blogger

beauty blogger skincare routine

{Collection of 12}

I know it’s not skincare sunday but I had to share the skincare routine that I’ve settled in to with you. Some of these beauties are repeat guests and others have recently made a comfortable spot in my routine. Either way, these products are so good I find I’m using them daily and my skin has honestly never been better.

daytime luxury skincare routine

{Daytime must-haves}

Philosophy Purity Cleanser – the creamy, staple cleanser that doesn’t strip my skin

Dr Renaud CC Eye Cream – featuring brightening pigments and de-puffing properties for instant results.

Pure and Simple Skin Drink – Simple, unscented and hydrating. I love this for days I feel like my skin is feeling sensitive.

Fresh Rose Floral Toner – Easy, one step spritz to tone and hydrate. Allowing my skin to soak up my serum with ease.

Shiseido Ibuki Refining Moisturizer Enriched – On days that are frigidly cold and I need a thicker barrier of moisture

Philosophy Hope in a Jar – My everyday moisturizer. It melts like butter and feels soooo lightweight. If it’s good enough for Oprah it’s good enough for me.

Dr Renaud UV Science, SPf 30 – Everyday is a sunscreen day. It’s the number one way to protect your skin from premature aging and developing large dark spots. This formula is buttery and whilst it feels thick at first it settles in perfectly after a few minutes.

The Body Shop Chamomile Cleansing Butter – It’s exactly that, a heavenly scented golden butter that melts as you work it in to your skin to remove your makeup.

nighttime skincare routine beauty blogger

{Nighttime must-haves}

Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Eye – this night cream for the eyes works magic on my dehydrated peepers – whenever I use it they’re always a little less puffy than they usually are.

Bobbi Brown Hydrating Face Tonic – my favourite toner of all time. Still after almost a year! The silkiest prepping product I’ve used to date. My skin drinks it up!

Philosophy Time in a Bottle – My first anti-aging serum that I’ve been using religiously for the past few weeks and it really is buffing out the fine lines I noticed on my forehead before Christmas! The addiction of the concentrated vitamin C means I’m left with skin that’s naturally radiant.

Philosophy Miracle Worker Overnight – This tub of joy really is a miracle worker. I wake with plump, hydrated skin. Another anti-aging number that’s become a favourite in my routine. I haven’t been this attached to a night cream in a while!

purity facial wipes shu uemura ultime 8 cleansing oil fresh honey face mask

{Speciality}

Philosophy Purity Wipes – the best make up removing, skin cleansing, toning wipes of all time, period.

Fresh Creme Ancienne Honey Mask – As a fairly recent graduate I can’t justify buying this product. Ever. It’s $150. But let me tell you that when I’m a boss lady I’ll be investing in this bad boy a couple of times a year. It’s like a luxury facial in a tub and feels ten times more blissful than any treatment I’ve had.

Shu Uemura Ultime 8 Cleansing Oil – Mika for Shu – no cleansing oil has come close. This product melts the make up off and nourishes every millimetre of it as it works. Bonus? Check out the gorgeous new bottle design for Spring 2014. A collaboration with Japanese photograher, Mika Ninagawa and available in April.

fresh creme ancienne honey mask

{The honey pot}

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new years eve look

new years eve look

{Night in New Year’s Eve Look}

I’m a little too excited for New Year’s tonight and I’m not even going out. Instead I’ll be enjoying a feast of Chinese food (cheat meal!) with my main man some awesome friends. Could you really ask for much else on a cold winter’s night?

new years beauty look

{Copycat}

Seeing as I’ll be home I decided to take some inspiration from  Christina Aguilera’s beauty look and opt for something a little seasonally inappropriate.

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{The Inspiration}

I saw this beauty look on Christina and majorly swooned. So gorgeous right? I took her orange hues and made them a tad more pink. Coral if you will! I so wish my hair was this blonde though…

new years even makeup

{The products}

Alas, the products to get the look.

Yves Saint Laurent – Le Teint Touche Eclat in BD50

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette

Diorshow Iconic Overcurl Mascara

Shu Uemura False Lashes in Natural Volume

Tarte Maracuja Creaseless Concealer (best ever)

Make Up For Ever Aqua Lip Liner in Coral 18c

Benefit Cosmetics Gimme Brow

L’Oreal The Super Slim 12H Eye Liner

Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte Lipstick in 13 Peach Passion

eccentrico palette

{Giorgio Armani Eccentrico Palette Holiday 2014}

Armani’s Limited edition palette is a bit of a splurge at $90 odd so I’d fully only recommend it for the true beauty collectors out there. That being said the product is sensational.

armani eccentrico palette

{Eccentrico without the overspray}

I was totally not expecting this awesome BAM of colour on the palette. At first I was disappointed that the shimmer was just an overspray and then this happened. I mean, it’s like make up graffiti I LOVE it. It’s just enough shimmer to ring in the New Year I think.

lancome nails

{Lancome Vernis in Love – 520 Étincelle de Neige}

This nail polish drives me wild and is my mani of choice for our night in celebrations. I Love how it looks like hardened, glittery snow on your fingertips.

yves saint laurent beauty

Tag me in your NYE beauty looks, I’d love to see them!

I: @theburgundybook

T: @RemaGouyez

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