Sunday, 30 March 2014

This weeks loves


Wow, this month sure has had it ups and downs but the one consistent for me has been my makeup routine! Odd to put so much into a look? I don't think so.  

For me creating a look, no matter how simple it is, is an act of art and creativity.  I lay out my tools and start thinking of the possibilities.  Usually for work I keep it to a minimal, maybe some eyeliner and light sweeping of shadow over the lid and that's it I'm done but this week I have been enjoying mixing it up a little, even doing a full face.  A little crease action here, a small wing there and a dash of smokey, sultriness for good measure.

Hourglass- mood exposure, Chanel vitalumiere aqua - B20, Too Faced - LashGasm mascara, Nars - Casino
To create these looks I have been using the Tarte Be MATTEnificent Amazonian Eye & Cheek Palette.  This palette contains six eyeshadows, two eyeshadow/liners, one blush (love!) and a small double ended brush (great if your in a pinch or when touching up).  The shadows are soft to the touch and kick up a little powder but pack quite a decent amount of colour.  You’ll want to use softer brushes and a light touch when you go to pick up the product to apply to the lid. I recommend patting the colour on, then blending, to minimise excess powder falling underneath the lid.  I use my M.A.C paint pot in painterly to ensure these shadows show true to colour, as well as enhance their already impressive wear time.  This formula (like most Tarte products) lasts all day, after 7-9 hours of wear they still look pretty and the crease colour is still showing strong, which is impressive because I have slightly oily lids and work predominately outdoors.

What is more, they blend beautifully and although the colour's aren't hugely different in hue, it is a nice neutral palette that’s not too warm or too cool-toned.


These colours really draw on the Pantone colour of the year and I have had fun paring this palette with some of my other favourties of the last few weeks.  They're all similar in colour and compliment each other really well.  I have been going for a light to medium coverage for my base (which is my preferred coverage), warmed complexion and radiant orchid/purple tones for the rest of the face. Stunning!  

Keeping in mind I am in autumn I am still really gravitating toward a more dewey, simple look.  I have been loving the fresh faced, bright eyed look this palette can create. There's something refreshing about having a bright spring like lid and slightly smokey crease on a cool crisp morning.

M.A.C's syrup, one of my newest additions to the collection  and it really finishes the whole look, such a perfect shade.  It is described as a sheer medium pink with mauve undertones, making it the perfect day to night shade!

I cant wait to start to bring in some more warmer, deeper tones into my look but for now I'm happy clinging onto the last few moments of sun before the cold and rain really starts to kick in!

I would love to know what have been some of your favourite products over the month?

(c)All pictures belong to SweetsomethingsNZ 30th March, 2014

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