10 Sep 2015 38 comments

Makeup Medley #23.


I’m a little late in getting my monthly makeup mix up this month, but hopefully this array of dreamy products will allow you to forgive me. I’m experiencing some sort of 1940’s makeup obsession right now, so it’s all winged liner, strong brows and bold lips…

Let’s start by taking a moment to appreciate the awesomeness that is Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder Foundation; this stuff is even more incredible than you would expect! I truly cannot get enough of the Charlotte T makeup range right now, and I’m hooked on the complexion-enhancing, flaw-minimising ways of this base. It applies beautifully, works to make my skin look heavenly and even lasts well on the skin!
I’ve been mixing it in with a bit of the This Works Energy Bank Sun Flash as I’m a little more tanned than usual right now – though it’s slowly fading, sob! This is a miracle-worker for pasty complexions, I love how it works to boost my skin and just give me this happy, healthy glow.

Also a complexion staple right now is the Kevyn Aucoin Celestial Powder in Candlelight – another ‘believe the hype’ product that I ignored for too long! I sweep this all over as it’s so subtle, and so perfecting. It actually blurs imperfections, which also promoting a youthful radiance that I do not have naturally. It’s almost meant to make makeup stay put for longer too, though I’m not sure how true this is – let me experiment and get back to you.

Strong brows are courtesy of Illamasqua Precision Brow Gel in Strike. This may be a touch too dark for me, but when applied lightly it gives me brows to rival Lily Collins. I actually prefer using a good brow gel as it really boosts the brows, and you can get a really natural result too. I use a good slanted brow brush and a spoolie for best results.

Finally, daaaaat lip colour. This is the Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Venezia, and yes it is truly beautiful. I wrote up a full post here, but I wanted to chuck it in this roundup because it’s just so lovely. I’m really in to bold lips at the moment, I feel like it’s my new thing.

Have you tried any of these?