Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Face of the Day for Lily!

The lovely Lily from Paris made a suggestion for a look to go with my new hair. I thought I'd oblige and dutifully paired red lips with liner, I went for Illamasqua Intense gloss in Fume though rather than my more full on Box lipstick. I really liked how it turned out and even my husband commented on how nice it was (a rare but lovely treat). Unfortunately in pictures the colours looked washed out.

So, I had a second go at it, amping up the colours a bit. I liked how everything turned out apart from the how blush looked. I'd picked out MAC Petticoat MSF in a final attempt to see if I could feel comfortable wearing it. It just isn't for me, don't be sad though as it's already found a new and loving home!


Korres Watermelon Tinted Moisturiser - 01 Sand
RMK Super Basic Liquid Concealer undereye
Shu Uemura H9 Brow Pencil in Seal Brown
MAC Petticoat MSF
Light dusting of MAC Blot Powder in Medium

MAC Painterly paint pot
MAC Brule all over eye up to brow
MAC Omega in the crease
Bobbi Brown Caviar Ink gel liner
L'Oreal Voluminous mascara

Illamasqua Fume Intense lipgloss

I think it's quite a simple look but I really liked it. The first time round I was wearing a stripey Breton top. Husband said I looked very French, so it seems you really did inspire me Lily!


  1. Love this look on you, gorgeous! xxx

  2. you look fab !!!!! you're super beautiful !!!!!!

    xx !

  3. Tres jolie! Very sophisticated look and it really suits you, that red gloss is very va va voom!

  4. ps - actually I think the addition of the specs would sex this look up even more btw!

  5. Pretty and sophisticated :) Red lips always look classic, yet modern! I think if you added a victory roll/ barrel roll in your hair it would add a vintage twist - quite literally :P

  6. Tres chic! You look beautiful......I love the lip colour...I'm going through an Illamasqua obsession...

  7. Oooh-La-La!! Gorgeous as always. Tres chic! Yay for Lily, that was a good call.

  8. I just discovered your blog and I love it! I also do like this look for you! Very sophisticated and contemporary.

    Would love to have you as a follower on my blog too!


  9. @loveaudrey: Thank you x

    @Lily: Thank you so much for inspiration! x

    @Debbie: I had some pictures with my glasses on and would have posted them if it hadn’t been for the visible smudges! I must remember to clean them more often. :)

    @Beauty’s Bad Habit: A victory roll would really suit this look. I’m pretty hair inept but I’d love to give this a try. I’ll report back if it’s not a disaster! ;)

    @Bella Queen: Thank you. Illamasqua have some amazing products. I’d like to try some more of their lipglosses.

    @Leanne OCD: Thank you. I really love this lipgloss and feel good wearing it. The more muted version I did of this look is more me but it’s difficult to pick it up on camera.

    @Kajal Couture: Thank you, glad you’re enjoying reading.

    Jane x


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