Friday, 30 May 2014

Au Naturale

Considering I'm normally about the bright lipsticks, blush and eyeliner, this little period is a bit odd for me. But, recently I've been favouring a more natural look; perhaps it's the nicer weather we've had a bit of. I've got a few favourite products that I've been loving using recently to help create this..

Starting off with base, my favourite and most suited to my skintone is MAC Studio Fix Fluid in NW13. This is the perfect shade for me, and gives a medium-heavy coverage without being too much, but covers every little flaw and imperfection. It has a natural, matte finish, and is just one of the best foundations I've tried. There's quite a few blushes I own which give such a pretty, natural flush of colour to the cheeks; My top three are Rimmel Pink Rose, No7 Honey, and Natural Collection Rosey Glow.

Urban Decay's Naked 3 Palette is my go-to palette, and you can create so many looks with this. My favourite is a neutral look with a slight smokiness to it, using some of the darker browns in the corner. I've never done a review of this as I figured everyone is sick of the sight of it, but I only have good things to say, I use it pretty much everyday. I've been using Soap & Glory Thick & Fast Mascara the past week or so and I'm really enjoying it so far. It's not the greatest on lengthening (not with my stubbly lashes, anyway), but the volume and thickness it gives is fantastic, and again it looks so natural.

For lips, there's a couple I've been wearing a lot. My (almost) perfect nude, is No7 Moisture Drench Lipstick in Romantic, which is a light nude with the slightest pink undertone. It's just a lovely everyday colour, and I love the formula of these too, they feel so moisturising on the lips. I've been going for my Korres Rose Lip Butter Stick a lot too, which with one or two little swipes give a really pretty sheer light red colour. I love the Korres lip butters, I really need to pick up a couple more shades.

What are your favourite products for a more natural look?

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  1. I really love the natural look at the moment too, I agree that it's probably the weather - apart from all the rain in the past week!
    What are the pigmentation of the natural collection blushes like?
    I've never tried any of them because I heard such mixed things about their eyeshadows.

    aimey xo

  2. I prefere stayn natural most of the time rather than exagerate with colours :)

    Michela xx

  3. Nina Zane11:25

    I am the same, I loved my bright lipsticks but lately I have been loving the nudes, rocking the natural look right now :) xx
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  4. All of the products have such similar shade they look part of the same family! Makes for a lovely photograph I am sure it looks beautiful on you!

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  5. I LOVE my Naked 3 palette. I've used it pretty much every day since I got it! xx

    Katy | Little Miss Katy

  6. Belle23:02

    I always find the nicer weather calls for more natural makeup. Can't ever go wrong with the Naked palette though! I still use it when I'm wearing more heavy makeup!

    Belle ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

  7. Boho Rush23:39

    I love your picks for a natural make up look! I have the classic Urban Decay palette and really impressed by their pigmentation and result! You can create so many different looks with it :) x

  8. Celina03:27

    I just ordered the Korres Lip Butter Stick in Rose off Feel Unique! I'm happy to hear that it makes a good everyday product for a natural look. xx

    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

  9. Naked3 is such a beautiful palette, I'm so glad I bought it and don't know why I held off for so long. I tend to go for the shimmery shades over the lid though, but I do also love the mattes :)

  10. Thrift Thick19:53

    Such a good roundup of neutrals!! You should definitely pick up M.A.C.'s "Patisserie"… you'll adore it ;)


  11. Amber Hunter03:31

    Ahh the Naked 3 palette looks so beautiful. I always think it's nice to change up your makeup routine from time to time and you can't ever really go wrong with a natural look!
    Amber | Lovely Notions

  12. Absolutely! The natural look is definitely a bit of a change for me though, I'm usually all about the bright, bold lipsticks :)

  13. Thanks Cassie! I thought I would, hehe.

  14. Absolutely, it's definitely worth the price for just how much use you can get out of it!

  15. Ooh, wonderful! It really does, I want to pick up a couple of the other shades too :)

  16. Thankyou :) I want to get another of the Naked palettes, I use my 3 one so much I know I'd get a lot of use out of the others too.

  17. Definitely! It's so versatile, I love it :)

  18. Me too, I'm so glad I decided to get it!

  19. Really good! The blushes are definitely one of the best from their range. Obviously staying power isn't fantastic but for £1.99 they're definitely worth giving a go :)


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