November Makeup Menu

Waiter, I`ll have that Ivory foundation with a side of rosy blush and berry lipstick! Sorry, I really don`t know how to start this post! I have a clear idea what I want to say when I actually talk about the products, but the beginning baffles me. Maybe it`s because I did not have my coffee yet. Or the fact that it`s so dark outside I want to go back to sleep even though I just woke up an hour ago (this will also explain the bad photo). I can`t really think of any stupid puns, but I`ll stop procrastinating and jump right into it! As you might have guessed I finally did it, I upgraded my makeup routine.

Face:
The main and biggest difference is that I started wearing full coverage foundations when I go out. A/W is the perfect time to do that, as it is colder and the foundation won`t melt off your face. In a recent post I reviewed Mac`s Studio Sculpt and if I were to grade it, I would give it a 9.50 out of 10. The first time I got a breakout, but now everything is fine, so it might have been hormonal. (cause you know, Netflix and chocolate) This is described as medium to full coverage, but for me, the tiniest amount is enough to cover my whole face and hide any major blemishes. The finish is quite dewy and lasts for a long time  though it can get cakey if you put too many layers.

To cover my dark circles I use No7`s Instant Radiance Concealer. This is very similar to Touche Eclat, from the formula to the packaging. The coverage is quite light, but it has a nice brightening effect and it`s gentle enough for my dry under eye area. It blends really well and I don`t have to set it with a powder, so I guess that`s a plus. When I was wearing light coverage foundations I used to apply a second concealer for my spots, but now that I use this one from Mac I don`t need to do that. Lately, I`m not really feeling the contour trend, so no bronzers or sculpting powders. However, because I`m so pale I could pass as Wednesday Addams, I can`t say no to blushers. At the moment I love this baked one from Makeup Revolution, which gives me the prettiest rosy cheeks and also has highlighting particles in it, so my face looks more radiant. You can read my review here.

Eyes:
I`m really into minimal makeup lately and I`m keeping it quite simple. I use Kiko`s shade 203, a gorgeous burgundy all over my lid and then I apply two coats of Benefit`s They`re Real! Mascara. I just love this, it gives me tons of volume and definition and it`s almost like I`m wearing false lashes. On my eyebrows, I use another Benefit product, their Gimme Brow fiber gel. My eyebrows are quite sparse and generally they look like shit, but this keeps them tamed for a few hours. Also, the brush is quite tiny and easy to use, which is perfect if you`re not related to Cara Delevigne. 

Lips:
This was quite hard to choose, as I wear a new lipstick daily. Keep in mind that this is the makeup I wear at work, so I can`t be too bold with my choices. Then again, I`m a nude lipstick kind of girl, so I wear shades like these 24/7. The one I reached out most though is Clinique`s Nude Pop, which I got with this month`s Glamour. It`s a your lips but better type of shade and what I love most about it is that it feels extremely hydrating on the lips and the creamy formula is one of the best I ever tried.

I really hope you enjoyed this post, so let me know if this is something you would like me to do on a regular basis. This is quite a minimal makeup cause it`s for work, so if you want me to post my going out makeup I`ll do that as well. Also, if you tried any of these products let me know if you liked them as much as I did.

P.S. I love reading your comments and always reply, then visit your blogs if you leave the link. Lately, I`m been working extra hours so sorry if I`ve been M.I.A. I`ll do my best to catch up with your posts. And last, don`t forget about my MAC GIVEAWAY!




44 comments

  1. I didnt manage to find a Clinique's lippie *cries* haha
    entering the giveaway asap and you know what, that was a good and funny post intro ;)

    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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    1. you are too nice *cries* the red would be nice! we will pose in many many selfies at the blogger party :D no awkward faces ;) xxxxxxxxx

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    2. Red it is, you`ll be my master Yoda of Selfies:))

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  2. what a great post ! beautiful pics ! keep working dear wish you all the best !

    www.madamedaria.blogspot.com if you like me blog just follow me and i will do the same asap:D

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    1. Thanks so much, I`ll check your blog straight away!

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  3. Fab products <3

    Chiara

    http://www.culturewithcoco.com

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  4. Great products! xx

    Samantha | www.samroise.blogspot.com

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  5. Great post! I do love No7`s Instant Radiance Concealer.

    Please follow me, I always follow back <3 Kisses

    http://www.ashonfashionary.com/

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  6. I can't believe that blush is from MUR, I have to check it out, the shade is stunning! The clinique lipsticks have the most lovely formula don't they?! :)

    Velvet Blush | Beauty Giveaway

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    1. The baked blush collection is so good, you really need to try some. They`re like a blush and highlighter all in one.

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  7. I am so in to purple eyeshadow at the moment, it feels appropriate for the gloomy weather! That one's really pretty, I'm gonna have to buy it! I love a minimal look day to day then go crazy at night with all the colours I can get!

    www.sheepishlyshameful.com

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    1. Purple looks lovely indeed, I really want to try more shades.

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  8. Great post, I need to get my hands on the Clinique's pop lipsticks they all look stunning and I always hear rave reviews of them.

    Nicole xx | www.nicolesbeautybabble.blogspot.com.au

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    1. They are so good and the magazine is only 2£, so they are a true bargain at the moment.

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  9. how gorgeous is that blusher! too cute, great picks.

    Jen | Jennifer's Journal x

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    1. Thanks! That blush is really good and it also works as a highlighter on your cheeks. An amazing product!

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  10. I hosted the #FBLChat tonight so I'm stopping by! My holy grail mascara!! Would love to colab with you one day! Thanks for joining the chat and ill be following your social medias (:
    XXX
    kuwcoco.com

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    1. Thanks so much for the comment!You did a great job hosting the chat, I really loved it. And your blog is great I followed you!

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  11. Oooh so many lovely products! I really like the look of that baked blush especially. Makeup Revolution is so good especially for the price!

    www.sophieslittlesecrets.co.uk

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    1. Everything I tried from Makeup Revolution was great. I`m really debating whether I should get a new shade, these blushers seem lovely.

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  12. I've been loving Nude Pop too! Such a great freebie!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

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    1. It was such a bargain at 2£, I actually bought 6 magazines:))

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  13. Great post ! You've sold us on the Clinique Nude Pop, ha ! We'd love to hear from you on our blog xx

    http://www.bellatobella.com/

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    1. Thanks, hope you`ll like it. Can`t wait to check your blog!

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  14. Haha, I actually really enjoyed the opening paragraph of this post! :) I know what you mean though, I tend to struggle with introductions myself! x Great picks - the blush looks especially gorgeous, what a lovely shade! x

    Kay
    http://shoesandglitter.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thanks for the lovely comment! I really have a stupid sense of humor so it`s nice when someone appreciates it:)

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  15. That kiko eyeshadow looks perfect! Definitely going to pick one up when I'm in kiko next

    www.eselle.org

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    1. They are really good..I want to see if they have some nudes as well,cause the formula is amazing!

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  16. Burgundy eyes are just gorgeous this time of year and that Kiko shadow looks amazing. Benefit They're Real & Gimme Brow are also some of my favourite products from the brand x

    Beauty with charm

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    1. I think Gimme Brow it`s the only high-end product I`m addicted to, I haven`t seen any drugstore dupe that`s as good as this.

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  17. How pretty is that baked Blusher by MR!! love this shade for A/W :) Really want to get my hands on more MAC products xx

    Jenny | Krystel Couture

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    1. I got their foundation, now I want their concealer, maybe a pigment...I think I`ll get addicted to their products:))

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  18. I love the Clinique Pop lipsticks :) I love the look of the baked blusher - perfect for Autumn/Winter! xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

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    1. I think that blusher is the best I ever tried and it`s so cheap as well, you should try it!

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  19. I tend to go for full coverage foundations in colder months too (also it covers my spots which I've been having a lot recently). That baked blush looks like Max Factor Cream Puff :) Kiko eye shadow is a gorgeous shade, it is perfect for Autumn! x

    www.elabellaworld.com

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    1. I`ve seen some Max Factor blushers and I thought they looked identical..though I guess both are dupes of high-street baked blushers.

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