Saturday, May 18, 2013

Makeup Edit | Winter

I'm really liking the idea of editorials as they can encapsulate the aspect of makeup that I like the best- just how good a product is. I'm hopeless at tutorial style posts and I'm not up for FOTDs so my favourite posts to do are editorial. Today I'll share with you my picks for winter. On truly cold days I don't bother because I'll wear a scarf and there's nothing worse than having makeup rub off onto your jacket or scarf, but on nicer days these are the products I'll turn to.






In the cooler months magazines left right and centre suggest "switching out powder for liquid as it is more hydrating" and for a quick and easy base I've been loving the Skin79 Super+ Triple Functions SPF25++ and the Lioele Water Drop SPF27 BB creams. For more coverage and less titanium dioxide flashback, I turn to Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum foundation in 52 and 53. Regardless of the swap to liquid bases, I think the luminosity of the Laura Mercier Mineral Powders in Real Sand and Natural Beige makes it perfect for winter, as long as the skin is exfoliated and well-moisturised.



Brisbane winter never goes below 12 degrees and the sun is almost always out, making it a very pleasant time indeed. It also means bronzer isn't out of the question, and my favourite natural bronzer is NYC's Sunny. Blusher is a year-round thing, everybody knows that, and my winter picks are the Illamasqua Cream Blush in Zygomatic for a muted dusty brown-based pink and NARS Deep Throat Blush for a perkier peachy pink.



I tend to pay less attention to eyeshadow but some are too pretty not to wear. The Urban Decay Naked2 Palette is one example (my favourite shades are Tease and YDK), as is MaxFactor's Earth Spirits eyeshadow in Burnt Bark- a gorgeous purplish taupe that's a cooler, more purple-leaning cousin of MAC Satin Taupe. A more metallic eyeshadow in the same colour family is the L'Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow in Tender Caramel, which I like to load up on a small Ecotools eyeshadow brush similar to the MAC 228 to run along the lower lashline. I've started using liquid liner on a regular basis and my liner of choice is the Bourjois Liner Feutre, which does water-resistant, clean sharp lines with an easy felt-tipped pen.



Winter means drinking less water and windy days and heating and thus, drier lips. Keeping hydrated is one thing but keeping up with lip balm is another. I'm liking the Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector for a comfortable hydrating gloss, the MAC Sheen Supreme lipstick in Bare Again for a my-lips-but-better shade or the Revlon Colorburst Lipstick in Blush for a natural nude. If I'm feeling brave I'll reach for the Revlon Lip Butter in Cherry Tart but those days are few and far between.

5 comments:

  1. Lovely post. I'll check out those lippies you mentioned as they're one of my staple products xx

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    1. Thanks! Do give them a go- I like all of them. :)

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  2. YDK my love. At first I thought Burnt Bark was a MAC shadow but looks like you just removed the pan from the packaging. I think Suspect is the closest thing I'll have to Burberry Pale Barley, so I'm learning to love it that much more for that reason.

    I gave the LM powder a go today after months of neglect. It looked surprisingly greasy and applied horribly around my forehead. And it kind of caked on in some parts. Had to really blend with my brush, and then go back with my fingers. Hmmmm. Maybe my skin wasn't in tip top condition? But I've always found the powder to be heaps fiddly. Love the oil control though.

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    1. I don't find the oil control spectacular unless I use it over a primer, but it never applies funnily on me... :S Naked2 is proving pretty amazing but it's a bit shimmery for everyday wear. I adore Tease though- it's just like MAC Quarry but so much better value for money. I bought the Burnt Bark discounted because the pan had come loose but I was going to depot it and put it in a magnetic palette anyway so all was well.

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  3. I too love the burjois healthy mix foundation!! and I really need to try that NYC bonzer i've heard so many good reviews!
    Such a lovely post :)

    lilliannbeauty.blogspot.com.au

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