Hey Dolls :)
While I was doing my make up this morning before meeting an old friend for lunch, I realised that there are three products I've pretty much used daily for the last month or so that I still haven't blogged about yet.
Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua
In August, I went on holiday and for the evenings I wanted to try a much lighter foundation than I was used to. Vitalumiere Aqua is extremely lightweight and fluid and because it's water based the foundation must be shaken before used. For me, the coverage is light - in the sun I become very freckley and Vitalumiere Aqua lets my freckles show through. While it does even out my skin tone, I definitely need to use a separate concealer.
The finish is extremely natural and allows the natural luminosity of my skin to shine through - however for it to last the full day I definitely need to use a setting powder. While this foundation was perfect for my holiday and every day wear at work, I have since bought a separate foundation for night wear. When looking back at photos from my holiday, in those taken with a flash my skin looked a little lifeless and 'blah'. Sadly, Vitalumiere does not photograph well which is a little disappointing but both in person and in natural light, it leaves a really natural yet beautiful finish on the skin.
M.A.C Star Wonder Mineralize Skinfinish
I never seem to be able to keep up with M.A.C collections, however on a recent shopping trip I had a look at the Heavenly Creatures Collection and fell in love with Star Wonder. It's a perfect combination of pink, plum and gold which is laid into beautiful patterned swirls. It is extremely shimmery so a light hand is needed. I love Star Wonder as I can use it either as an individual highlight or a blush/highlight in one as the pink and plum veining are extremely buildable.
Dior lipstick in 333 Nude
Along with Chanel Rouge Allure lipsticks, the Dior Addict lipsticks are my favourite formulation and Nude has quickly become one of my favourite shades. Nude is a perfect 'my lips but better' shade and is another peach toned nude that on me are much more flattering than a lighter, skin toned nude.
The formula is extremely glossy and smooth - the product practically glides onto my lips without accentuating any imperfections. While it is quite sheer, the shade is buildable and can become quite opaque depending on the look you want. The lasting power is pretty average for a sheer lipstick, however because of the formula reapplication is simple, even without a mirror!
Lots of Love