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.

4 comments:

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

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  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
    drawings)

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

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  4. What a compliment! Thank you :)

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