Made Up: Pretending I'm from Paris

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

One of my main inspirations for finally chopping off all my hair was the women of Paris. I kept seeing so many Parisian street looks, with short cropped bobs, and I fell in love. Since the big chop, I've been trying to channel a more Parisian make up look, which to me is a fresh complexion, big eyes, and a nice bold lip.

For the skin, I used No 7 Essentially Natural Foundation in Calico - my go to foundation at the moment - and brightened under the eyes with L'Oreal Lumi Magique Concealer in Light. I contoured ever so slightly, to add a bit of warmth to the face, with The Body Shop Honey Bronzer, and used my favourite blush of the moment, the No 7 Pop & Glow in Mango Sorbet. Finally I dabbed a tiny bit of Seventeen Wow! Skin 3 Way Highlighter on the top of my cheeks - review coming on Friday...

For brows, I used the Sleek Eyebrow Stylist in Light, which I am loving right now. I added Rimmel Scandaleyes Shadow Stick in Taupe to the eyes and blended it out, before adding the L'Oreal Superliner Perfect Slim Black Intense (mouthful or what?) in a neat cat eye flick. I went back to my trusty Max Factor False Lash Effect Mascara, which is starting to dry out a bit so a new one may be finding itself in my shopping basket soon. Finally, on the lips, I applied Topshop Lipstick in Ohh La La, which is a gorgeous coral shade, and is fast becoming my favourite spring shade.


  1. Your hair suits you perfectly! Love the makeup as well. You remind me of Essie Button now! Jealous haha. Josie xxx

  2. Suits you very well! I would love a bob too but with my curly hair.. No, I'm too scared.

    WOMANOUK (beauty and portrait

  3. Thank you! Yeah I was terrified to get mine, not a decision to be taken lightly for sure!

  4. What a compliment! Thank you :)