Feb 17, 2015

February makeup bag: the oomph on the lips



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Hello lovelies! How are you today?
You know I like to share with you what is on my everyday makeup bag (I used to call this post "makeup routine"). These are the items I use daily for a 10 minutes face look. I've been enjoying  to put the accent on my lips and rotating between two fabulous lipsticks. Shall we take a look?

Currently, I'm not using a makeup primer daily,not even on the lids!
Concealer: 
Lately I am opting for concealing only undereye darkness, and  NYX HD Photogenic concealer CW04 Beige, does this job well! I admit I had a lot less blemishes since I am pregnant so I don't really need a thicker concealer.
Foundation: 
I am currently using YSL Youth Liberator foundation serum in B30. It is quite a rich foundation but I feel it gives to my tired and thirsty skin just what it needs to look good in winter, leaving a dewy appearance and a smooth finish. I apply it with Real Techniques Expert face brush.
Powder and highlighter :
I usually wouldn't use much powder, but YSL foundation lasts much longer if I apply an ultra thin coat of Chanel Poudre Universelle libre in Rose claire #22, which balances nicely the strong yellow undertone of the YSL foundation.
To give a little highlight to the face I'm using my beloved Chanel Lumières d'artifices beiges.
Cheeks:  
This season I'm absolutely in love with MAC Mineralize blush in Modest, a muted and transluscent rose shade, which I find a perfect complement to a strong lip look, or even for a racy red lip! 
Brows:
I'm using NYX eybrow cake powder and this is a staple for me ;)
Eyes:
I'm going very very soft on the eyes, adding just a touch of depth with MAC Paint pot in Taylor Gray, and blending, blending, blending! No eyeliner or pencil, just a discreet NYX Mascara.
Lips: 
The stars of my makeup bag are these two intense lipsticks MAC cremesheen lipstick in Dare you!, and Dior rouge Pied-de-poule.

And this is what I'm wearing today: all the products mentioned above and on the lips Mac Cremesheen lipstick in Dare you!


What about your makeup bag? what's in it? would you wear a strong lip for a day look?
Love,
Nati 

25 comments

  1. Oh so many nice products, and such a gorgeous result on you, you look beautiful as always,
    I'm so bad at using a lip product, well I'm using a chap stick but lip stick is something I use just a few times/year.

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    1. Thank you for your sweet comment Ann-Sofie. You know when I was in my 20's I was like you, I used mostly lipbalm and eventually lip gloss. But as I grew older I got like a lipstick addiction, haha!

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  2. I always enjoy reading this kinds of posts, the everyday make up is very interesting because we use (and therefore test it) so frequently we can always give a good review on how we feel about it. I love the look, you look superb! I think colored lipstick always look so good on others, but on me I think it look weird. My lips are big and I feel like a clown so usually I have muted nude lipstick and preferably a little black eyeliner ving on half of my eyelid. My focus is on the eyes and not the lips. :P

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    1. I'm glad you like this post! You know, about lipstick, I think each one should go with what it feel confortable for them. If for you is nude lipstick, then that's it! I wear a lot softer colours of lipsticks including rose and pink, this is just lately I had the need to make my lips POP! haha, crazy pregnant woman, haha

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  3. Me encanta me gusta mucho el rostro neutral y labios con un color fuerte y casi siempre matte, pero este acabado de labial te luce bien. Así me maquillo.

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    1. me alegro que te guste! si con un acabado matte le da un toque más vintage, pero a mi en invierno los colores matte me resultan difícil de llevar porque se me resecan mucho los labios por el frío :(

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    2. Yo estoy aun en busca de un buen matte, en rojo, mi único matte es un magenta. habrán buenas opciones que no te resequen los labios,

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  4. Natalia, scusa, ma non mi ero proprio accorta che eri tornata! quanti post che ho perso, adesso me li leggo tutti :)
    Tantissimi auguri per la gravidanza, spero che vada tutto per il meglio, per te e il piccolo.
    Stai benissimi così, io di solito trucco soprattutto gli occhi, ma ogni tanto anche ame piace cambiare e indossare un rossetto strong di giorno :)

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    1. Ciao Sara! Sono io che dovrei scusarmi, figurati! dopo tutti questi messi senza scrivere. Grazie per il tuo bel commento :)

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  5. Love all that stuff dear!!! Well I am a make lover... lol
    xoxo
    Emma
    www.emmalovesfashion.com

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  6. Those are some gorgeous product that you're using and you look fantastic! I have always wondered about the YSL foundation but have yet to invest in it. I am not a fan of anything full coverage so I thought of asking a sample before purchasing. :-/

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. Hi Shireen, thank you! This YSL foundation is not full coverage, I'd say medium coverage. The thing is it is quite moisturizing and rich, so it is not appropriate for oily skin gals, or even for me (combination to dry) in the hottest months. But I love it for winter, because when the skin looks dry and tired long wearing matte foundations tend to emphasize fine lines and I look OLDER. This foundation has the opposite effect, and makes my skin look fresh all day long ;)

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  7. really pretty! I love the lippy :)

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  8. Really pretty makeup and I love that lipstick. You really suit it :-D

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  9. Wow... beautiful lipstick!

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    1. I'm glad you like it Veronica :)

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  10. Love your natural looking make-up! I would wish I could were red lipstick too, because I love it. But I think it looks bad on me :( This weekend I am going to try to were one because I am going to a carnival party, I am curious of my husbands reaction :))

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    1. Oh Andrea I can't believe red lipstick looking bad on anyone!! Listen, I am sure there is the PERFECT red lipstick for you somewhere out there you just need to find it!!

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  11. Hey Nati, OOMPH indeed! You look really good! I like your new, shorter hair :)

    You know me: I do not shy from strong lip colors, although red isn't a shade that I wear often. My favorite lipstick for the moment is Chanel La Romanesque, although I am still very much in love with berry and plum shades as well :)

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    1. Thank you Sunny! I know berry shades come strong this Spring, but I think the pregnancy hormons make me reach for more wine-like sultry shades lately! hahaha crazypregnantwoman!!

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  12. Natalia, I have always marveled at your makeup skills. How do you keep your lip line so even? Do you have any tricks or suggestions?

    From Jing at www.bejingxu.com

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    1. Oh Jing sweetie, I take that question as a compliment! Well, I do have one or two tricks I've learnt on youtube, but I haven't specially used them for this look. This is supposed to be a quick everyday look!. And let me tell you NEVER a MAC lipstick has migrated into fine lines around my lips, these babies are good!

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