What makes it special is that I have been using some of the products sent to me by my very lovely friend Jeanie of Makeup Merriment. She kindly acts as my Le Metier stockist since they cruelly withdrew from the UK but even better than that she also sends me items from brands I've never heard of before or have access to.
|Products used in FOTD|
You might also notice from the pictures that my eyelashes seem to have grown. This is due to eyelash extensions from Daxita Lashes that I had done on Tuesday, in preparation for the wedding. I am beyond ecstatic with them but have been trying to take the best care of there so this is the first time I've worn eye makeup since having them done. I'll do a full post on them once I know exactly how long they last but at the moment I would highly recommend them.
Now onto the products, although this is a natural look and doesn't show up too great on camera, it is the first time I've used Tarte and Julie Hewitt products. Here is the breakdown:
- Nars Sheer Glow Foundation in Mont Blanc
- Chanel Blush in Tea Rose
- YSL Colorama Metallic Compact Powder
- YSL Touche D'or
- Eyelash Extensions by Daxita Lashes
- Julie Hewett Eyeshadow in Terra
- Tarte Lifted Natural Eye Primer
- Bobbi Brown Party Mascara (only on bottom lashes)
- Le Metier de Beaute Eyebrow Pencil in Natural Blonde
- Julie Hewitt Lipstick in Oona Noir
- Le Metier de Beaute Lip Kaleidoscope in Ecumes D'or (bottom colour, only used in last pic)
|Not the best blending skills ever but at least you can see the lashes and the eye colour a lot better in this pic|
|Can you tell I somewhat obsessed with my eyelashes?!|
There was little to no skill involved in anything in this look, only one eyeshadow colour used and no liner, but I did take the shadow under the lower lashes. I haven't used Nars Sheer Glow for quite a while as in the summer I prefer to use Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser but I am impressed with it. Tea Rose is probably one of my favourite Chanel blush shades and I would not be without my Le Metier eyebrow pencil.
As a slight aside, I am nearly out of my Laura Mercier and can't decide whether to repurchase that or try out the Burberry foundation, that I think from reviews seems to offer a similar coverage to a tinted moisturiser. Anyone have any thoughts or tried it? Also, I have to sort out my nails for this wedding. My bridesmaid dress is a dirty lilac colour with an ivory band under the bust and the other two bridemaids are having French Manicures. I've been given free reign but not sure what to go for. I would love to wear Chanel Jade as a contrast to the lilac, but I think that would be an absolute no no from the bride. What colour would you go for?
Finally, thank you Jeanie for always surprising me with such wonderful things! xx