Saturday, April 4, 2015

FOTD ft. MAC Sable and Nars Satin Lip Pencil in Luxembourg

Hey Everyone

I used to be obsessed with MAC eyeshadow in Sable. It was one of the first shadows I bought from MAC and couple of years ago I accidentally smashed it. I ended up buying it again in a single pot and I still think it is one of the most effortless eye shadows I have ever used.
I have a love/hate relationship of MAC eye shadows. You can check out a post about my MAC quad here and in that post I said I love MAC shadows but they are expensive and now you can get amazing quality for less money (for example Makeup Geek). 

I stopped collecting shadows in a big 15 pan palette. Got rid of the shadows that I broke or was never going to use and made a perfect quad. Now I still buy MAC shadows but in a single pot. (Stay tune for updated post on my MAC shadows) I am not a makeup artist so maybe if I could buy MAC with the makeup artist discount, I might buy more of the shadows.

Anyway I ended up buying the Sable eyeshadow again and I love using it all over the lid and also on my lower lash line.

Here is my FOTD and it is all about MAC Sable and Nars Satin Lip Pencil in Luxembourg.

For my base I used the Rimmel Lasting Finish Primer and the Chanel Perfection Lumére Velvet Foundation. I can't get enough of this primer and the Chanel foundation is one of my favorite high end foundations. I covered up my dark circles with the Nars Raidiance Creamy concealer and I powdered everything in place with the Nars Light Reflection pressed powder. 

I used the Too Faced Milk Chocolate bronzer to lightly contour and to warm up my skin. The blush is Nars Dolce Vita. I love this blush, it is described as a matte dusty rose but I feel like it has a lot of berry in it. It is kinda dark and since I'm so pale, I need to apply it with a light hand but it looks so lovely. 

I used the Urban Decay Naked Basic 2 palette to blend out Sable and to highlight my brow bone. For my inner corner highlight I use MAC vanilla pigment. 
I just apply the Sable eyeshadow all over the lid with a flat eyeshadow brush and then blend it out with a fluffy eyeshadow brush like MAC 224.

Sable is a cool bronze with a frost finish and warm red undertones. The texture is soft and smooth. The shadow is very pigmented and blends out so easily. 

I used my YSL mascara that has almost dried out and I am going to wait to repurchase it until I finish few other mascaras that I have lying around unopened, I will defnitly repurchase it though!

On my lips I have Nars Satin Lipstick Luxembourg and it is getting so obvious how addicted to Nars I am! The Satin Lip pencils are a must have and this shade in Luxembourg is a red with a lot of pink in it. It goes on so smoothly and lasts for few hours. 

From left to right
MAC Sable - Nars Dolce Vita - Nars Luxembourg
(I know that the blush is heavily swatched but I use it with a light hand and a soft brush. It looks lovely on the skin)

These are the two products that I used for my brows, I am actually rotating few products for my brows for the last few months so I should do a little post about the brow products that I am loving at the moment. 
I used the Soap and Glory Archery brow pencil to fill in my brows and then the L'Oréal Brow Artist to add a little volume and to set my brows. 

I love how Sable looks on my eyes and it is such an easy eyeshadow to work with, you can actually build up the color and the shadow adds so much dimension on its own.

I'm off tomorrow and I will be taking few pictures for my blog to keep up with a steady content here on the blog. 
I'm actually missing Iceland a lot this weekend while it's Easter. It is just so different here in London, there are so many cultures and religions here that everything is just like normal. The Easter eggs in Iceland are so delicious and it just feels all different!
I am going to go for a visit soon so I can't wait to book a little trip.

Thanks for reading!


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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Space NK Haul + FOTD with new products

Hi everyone
I went to Space NK few weeks ago and picked up couple of items and I also made a cheeky little order online on Space NK. (since originally writing this post I have actually bought few other things at Space NK and Liberty so maybe I will do a little follow up) 

I went to Space Nk and picked up the new Nars foundation, it is the Nars Luminous Weightless Foundation. I love the Nars sheer Glow Foundation so I knew I had to try this one out, it is really good but I might be having some troubles with the shade, I did pick up the same shade as the one in Sheer Glow but the Luminous Wightless foundation is so pigmented that the shades are not excacly the same. While I was in the shop I swatched the new Nars eyeshadow duo from the Spring 2015 line. It is called St-Paul-De-Vence. 

Onto the Space NK online order... well for few months now I have been trying to buy the Nars Audacious Lipstick in Anna. It is not available on every Nars counter and when I go to the one that do carry the lipstick it has been sold out! Well the other day I was in Space NK in Covent Garden and I asked if they had it in stock, the sale person went to get it and walked towards me with a lipstick in her hand and I got all excited, finally! BUT NO she looked at it again and it was Anita not Anna that she had, and surprise surprise they were sold out. So when I got home I was fuming and I said for once and all just order the damn lipstick. Then the website said: You are 36 pounds away from a free delivery, HA well that was it. I knew I wanted to try the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Ethereal Light after I saw Katrín María (check her out here) talk about it. I actually had swatched it and thought that it could be similar to the Nars Light reflecting powder. Well I did order it. The weirdest thing is though that the products came in two parcels on two different days. (hmm)

 The Nars Luminous Weightless Foundation is fantastic, so far I have been using it for few weeks now and I am kinda in love, I have to do a post with like before and after pictures because it is just so nice. The coverage is medium to full coverage and the finish is a beautiful semi-matte/semi-satin. It comes with a pump and the packaging is gorgeous.

The Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Ethereal Light is so pretty. First impressions were that I was not too impressed, but I kept on using it and now I use it almost everyday for a light dust around my face with a large brush or just under my eyes with a small brush. I did not think I would love this powder as much a I have.

The Nars Audacious Lipstick in Anna is a smokey rose shade, I feel like it has purple undertones and it is very cool toned shade. I actually think it actually gives the whole 90's lip trend a little twist. I don't think I have anything like this lipstick and that is why I just had to have it. 

I love the Nars eyeshadow duo's and the new one just caught my eyes. The Nars Eyeshadow Duo in St-Paul-De-Vence is a new product from the Spring 2015 line. The due is described as a nectarine and a chestnut shade. I would say that the left shade is definitely a shimmering nectarine shade with peachy hint to it and the right shade reminds me of caramel color. 
This is perfect for my pale green-ish eyes and the right chestnut-caramel shade is my current favourite blending shade. I love wearing that shade all over, it blends out so nicely and has dimension to it. I then take the left orangy-peachy shade and apply it to the inner part on my eyelids. it just gives such a lovely editorial look. A different from the brown everyday look. 

I used all four products on my face here:

I know I look extremely pale and to be honest these pictures are quite true in color, it was just so gray outside when I was taking them.

The rest of the products that I am wearing are: 

For my concealer I used the Nars Radiance Creamy concealer under my eyes and then the Benefit Rockateur blush. I used the Urban Decay Naked Basic 2 palette but only the lightest shade to highlight my brow bone and then MAC eyebrow pencil in Fling to fill in my eyebrows. My mascara is my favorite YSL and then I used MAC Kohl liner on my waterline and this time I skipped the liner on my upper lash line for a different look. 

I currently have really big problems with my laptop and it looks like the hardware is broken.If I leave the laptop for like a whole day it works for couple of hours and then it just breaks :(

I am also a bit down at the moment with my blog since I change my blog address to margretscorner my traffic has fallen down so much, down by 100 hits a day :(
It will take time to build it up again but like I have always said, if one person enjoys my content then I'm happy!

Thank you so much for reading :)


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