This post is going to be a review of the new Urban Decay All Nighter foundation. As most of you know, I’m ghostly pale which means finding foundations that go pale enough for me is a mission in itself. I wanted to try this foundation ever since it came out and finally got around to trying a sample (and then purchasing it for myself). For reference, I’m shade Shell in Estee Lauder Double Wear and I wear 0.5 in UD.
The foundation itself is FULL coverage and I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone wanting a natural finish to their look. It reminds me of the Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation without the cakey-ness and flash back that comes with it (as UD All Nighter contains no SPF).
I found the best way to apply the foundation was with a flat topped kabuki brush to apply most of the product and then perfect the look with a damp beauty blender. I love the finish of this foundation and I find that it sits really nicely on my skin. Due to it being full coverage I wouldn’t recommend this to anyone who is suffering from dry skin – especially if it’s odd patches as it will cling to it without perfect moisturisation.
To conclude I have fallen in love with this foundation and it is my new go to! What foundations have you tried recently (especially if you’re pale like me!)
Here’s my face in its full HD glory to show how perfect this foundation sits on my skin!
Lots of love
Sorry for the gap of a week, I’ve got three assignments due in all at the same time and it’s getting pretty intense! This post is a mini haul of two products – not really a haul but still!
I purchased both these products from Love Makeup this Monday and they arrived yesterday – super speedy even with basic postage!
Lime Crime Diamond Crushers – Choke
This is such a beautiful lipstick, technically a lip topper. I’ve had my eye on this product since they were first sneaked by Lime Crime and I had to pick up the shade Choke first (I’m totally going to get more though!). It’s a white glitter with a pink and blue shift which looks totally stunning on its own on the lips or on the top of another product. This can also be used as a highlight, on the eyelids or to completely cover your face in! watch out work Christmas party ^.^ The packaging is stunning and feels sturdy as its got some weight to it. It’s hard to get a picture of the shade so I recommend looking at the Lime Crime website to watch the videos on each of the shades before purchasing just so you can see the different shade shifts.
Zoeva En Taupe Palette.
This palette I picked up on a whim as it was in my recommended, retailing at a tiny £18 I thought I’d give it a go! The shadows shimmer shadows are creamy and pigmented and the matte shadows are lovely but a tiny bit chalky. The colours are perfect for me and I can see this becoming a staple in my collection.
Sorry for the short post, I’ll be back at normal blogging speed next Wednesday after my submission date I promise.
Here’s a picture of Hektor giving me the side eye because I’m writing a blog post instead of doing my work!
So todays MOTD is a look that is usually my go-to look for work, some may call it my no makeup-makeup look!
For this look I used two new products from my drug store haul the other day with amazing results. Firstly the MUA baked highlighter, this highlighter is off the scale, its amazing, so cheap £3! The next product was the MUA brow mascara in mid brown, this gave me a really full but natural brow look which is still on 12 hours later at 6pm.
Sorry for the bathroom shot, my husband was still asleep when I took this!
- Foundation – Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation
- Concealer – Mac Pro Longwear Concealer
- Powder – Mac Prep and Prime Translucent Setting Powder
- Blush – Benefit Dandelion
- Bronzer – Benefit Hoola
- Eyeshadow – Naked 2 Palette
- Brows – MUA Brow Mascara
- Mascara – Benefit They’re Real
- Lips – Mac Whirl Lipliner and Mac Twig Lipstick
- Highligher – MUA Baked Highlighter
Brushes used are the Real Techniques brushes, the NARS Ita brush, and the Beauty Blender ❤
This is the product shot (Minus the Benefit Bronzer/Blush)! The only difference is that I changed the highlighter to the MUA one as the Revolution on wasn’t very pigmented.
Can we just take a minute to adore this highlight… £3 really.
Heres an out-take from yesterdays eyelash tutorial which includes lovely Apollo trying to eat the eyelashes! ❤
What’re your beauty essentials for a work day?