I thought I'd do a quick 'face of the day' post as I'm wearing my current favourite blusher/lipstick combination:
Face of the Day (09/01/2012) POUT ;)
It's a MAC duo I'm sporting. Firstly I have 'Pink O'Peach' on my cheeks. It's a beautiful pink with a peach undertone (funny that, wouldn't have guessed it from the name). It adds a real flush of colour but in a natural way. You can tell I'm wearing blusher, but it's not fake or cakey which I love. It's also really feminine, especially when paired with MAC's 'Saint German' lipstick. It's an amplified finish which means it's super pigmented and really stands out. The lipstick definitely isn't natural, but paired with the glowing cheeks it doesn't look over the top for the daytime. I think the look says 'I've made an effort for you but not too much, so don't flatter yourself.'
The lips and cheeks are the focus of the look, so I've just left everything else really simple. Jemma Kidd 'Light as Air' foundation, Elf brow kit in dark, a bit of an old Rimmel bronzer to contour and Soap + Glory highlighter (LOVE) and some Max Factor eyeliner on my waterline. Then it's just lashings of mascara. I did get particularly carried away so there's L'Oreal Telescopic in waterproof, carbon black as the base followed by an array of YSL, Maybelline and MAC mascaras layered on top. Too much. Way too much. Ooops ;)
I've got some serious yellow undertones to my skin so I was quite surprised I could carry off all the pink. That's why I love experimenting. Has anyone else tried this look? Are there any other blushers or lipsticks you can recommend for my skintone? I don't just use MAC, in fact I'm all about a bargain! Although I will say my favourite lipstick is my only NARS one... But I'll save that for another post :)