Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Face of the Day using RBR and LMdB

Sorry for the rather heedless use of abbreviations in the title. I tried and failed to come up with something more catchy, I really did. In case you haven't come across these abbreviations before, RBR = Rouge Bunny Rouge and LMdB = Le Metier de Beaute. I seem to have posted quite a few face of the day type posts recently, we mostly have the school holidays to thank/blame for this as I have more time to play with makeup but less time to write. I'm sure I'll be catching up with lots of reviews in September.

Today, I went for more golden toned neutrals on the eye than is my usual habit. I resisted the urge to reach for one of my beige-pink blushers and used MAC Prim & Proper instead. This blusher went in my 'maybe' box during my sort out a couple of months ago. I'm still not sure about it and I think it turns too orange on my skin to be entirely flattering. Time to go back in the box, maybe? Let me know what you think.



Too Faced Shadow Insurance - I'm not sure if I've said it before but with oily, hooded lids, an eyeshadow base is an absolute must for me.
RBR Atlas Swallowtail* cream eyeshadow from lash to just above the socket
LMdB Bronze Topaz* eyeshadow from the Penelope Kaleidoscope layered over Atlas Swallowtail
LMdB Brocade* eyeshadow from the Silk Road Kaleidoscope on the outer corner and into the crease
RBR Unforgettable Oriole dusted lightly on the inner corner and a tiny bit on the centre of the lid
RBR Caress of Mink loose glitter pigment lightly pressed onto the outer corner over Brocade
Max Factor False Lash Effect mascara* (this isn't as dramatic as the Clinique mascara on my lashes)


L-R: Unforgettable Oriole, Brocade and Bronze Topaz


RBR Sketches on Water tinted moisturiser in Adansonia
Perricone MD No Concealer Concealer* on undereyes and around my nose
MAC Prim & Proper blusher
Shu Uemura brow pencil

Hourglass Femme Rouge in Fresco lightly tapped on from the bullet



Swatches from left to right: Unforgettable Oriole, Brocade, Bronze Topaz, Atlas Swallowtail, Prim & Proper and Fresco.

* PR Samples


  1. Your hourglass Lipstick color is very very pretty.

    1. I use Fresco a lot, it's such an easy to wear shade. I think I've already made quite a dent in it!

  2. I am loving you in these warmer colours- you look gorgeous! I'll have to check out Prim and Proper , I need a new blush after all. :-)

    1. Why thank you! Prim & Proper was one of MACs pesky limited edition colours from a couple of years back. It's similar to MAC Cubic but a little warmer and more peachy I think.

    2. Those LE's are pesky indeed. I have Cherub from MAC which I love for spring and summer but want something a bit more subdued for fall.
      We have very similar colouring and I always thought I was a 'cool' person but after a Mum's night out getting a Colour Me Beautiful analysis discovered I am a Clear (dark hair, light eyes, light skin) with Warm undertones. Colour me astonished! There is something to it as I look much better in the suggested colours. Have you had yours done?

    3. Well, yes and no. I went to a hen do where they had a lady come in to do the hen's colours. She briefly did everyone else at the end but she'd obviously had enough when she got to me. All I recall was her insulting my choice of clothes. I might have had some wine by this point ;)

      I imagine that I would be Clear too from your description. I know I can wear warmer colours than I usually do. I just can't really do browns with lots of red in them. I'd be fascinated to get my colours done properly some time.


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