Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Glowing Skin: Gold & Neutrals Photo of the Day







I was in the mood for what I call a sunny makeup look. Considering the weather has been hit or miss I needed to look and feel like it was summer. Typically, I like to remain pale and I slather myself with spf 60 religiously and in the winter I wear spf 30 or spf 50 every day. Today, I looked in the mirror and felt like seeing some bronze, gold and brown. This look is actually a neutral look with a twist of sheen and a pinch of shimmer.

The one thing that I want to mention is that when I choose to sport a glow a la Carrie, in Sex In the City, I choose to do it with liquid highlighter as opposed to powder. Liquid is much more forgiving and it can be applied in various ways to get the look that you want, for example, a damp sponge spritzed with MAC's Fix+ or rosewater or your fingertips. In contrast, powdered shimmer/shine is a little less forgiving. With liquid highlighters you can still apply it over bumps, wrinkles, crow's feet. Powders will settle into any crevice and show off any bump or acne pock mark you want to camouflage. Its best to apply powdered highlighters with a light hand and a bit at a time. If you can get your hands on No7 Radiant Glow Beauty Lotion buy it, I am loving this product. I have used it often over the last 2 years and will definitely repurchase. It is my go to product for bridal work when I want a luminous look. Brides and mother's of the brides go gaga over this product when they see the effects.

I just started using the Faux Cil Mascara from YSL and I have to say so far I'm pleased. I'm waiting to see if it dries out as quickly as Chanel's Inimitable mascara. For the price that is being paid for these mascaras the least they could do is come up with a formulation that does not dry out in less that three weeks! I was not impressed with Inimitable Mascara to say the least.

What's on my face:

Face:

Clinique Perfectly Real Foundation in N08 and then No7's Radiant Glow Beauty Lotion (I give this product 5 STARS) and Select Moisturecover concealer under the eye area and on my chin applied with a 224 brush.

Cheeks: Light contour with MAC's Blunt Blush and then MAC's MSF in Sunny Disposition and on apples of cheeks MAC's Springsheen Sheertone Blush

Eyes: Prestige eyeshadow in C-179 Golden Retriever all over lid and MAC's Blush in Blunt as my midtone crease color with Mystery eyeshadow in the outer corner. Bourjoise eyeshadow in 08 Rose Beige (another must have) in the inner eye corner. Lined my lower waterline with MAC's Brownborder and used MAC's Spite eyebrow pencil used to fill in my non-existent brows

Lips: Revlon Matte Lipstick 001 Nude Attitude with MAC's Lipglass in Lychee Luxe overtop

29 comments:

Latina8184 said...

very pretty! :)

LoveLipstickandLime said...

@Latina8184 Thank you :)

Lotus said...

Wow your skin is definitely glowing! I'm going to try out No7's Radiant Glow Beauty Lotion - after your foundation, did you put it all over your face or just your cheekbones? Thanks!

Valerie Valentine said...

Love the look! It really suits your coloring :) What camera do you use? Your photos are flawless!

kitty kouture said...

It's good to see you my dear! I miss you! You look stunning as always!! :) xx

Michelle (Lipstick Rules) said...

So gorgeous! I will have to try and seek out that No.7 product. I just did a post about glow too - but with bronzers. Yours is so much more informative Nadia :-)

CarolinaBelle84 said...

This is gorgeous, it looks very similar to the makeup Sandra Bullock is wearing in her new movie. Actually, you look a lot like her.

LoveLipstickandLime said...

@Michelle Thanks Michelle! I found that product at Shoppers. I haven't seen it lately, I'm still on the hunt. Let me know if you hit the jackpot :) xxN

LoveLipstickandLime said...

@CarolinaBelle84, Thanks, I was never told that I look like Sandra Bullock before. I'll have to check out her makeup when I watch her latest film. xxNadia

LoveLipstickandLime said...

@kitty kouture. Thanks Ashley! Miss you too :) xoxo

LoveLipstickandLime said...

@Valerie Valentine, Thanks Valerie! I'll check on the type of camera and get back to you on twitter. xxN

LoveLipstickandLime said...

@Lotus, Thank you :) I put the Radiant Glow after my foundation. If I want a real hi sheen look then I'll add it before and after foundation and a touch more after my bronzer. xxN

Rosa said...

I love this look, especially the golden glow on your cheeks! I am going to look for that no.7 radiant glow tomorrow-thanks for the rec :)

Sara (The Makeup Snob) said...

you look gorgeous! Carrie would be proud! I know what you mean about the mascaras! I have that same complaint with Dior show! Ima check out the no7 item you mentioned!

Lydia said...

So pretty! I use a No7 liquid highlighter at the moment, but I might have to buy Radiant Glow now too!
Also, my flatmate uses the YSL mascara and she loves it a lot! xox

Naomi Alecia said...

Nadia, you look so radiant! This is such a pretty look on you. I think that I have seen that No 7 product at the Shoppers near me; I will have to check for it the next time that I there.

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tina_mbc said...

That's a gorgeous FOTD, very summery and glowy! :)
Btw, maybe try out Exceptionnel from Chanel, it's a good mascara (well, works for me anyways)! ;)

xxx

ladyb said...

this looks gorgeous - and perfect for summer. I have to look into that no.7 glow !!

aestheticcoo said...

You look so pretty in these colors. I love the eyeshadow. Neutrals are my favorite and I like your color combination. I'll have to try the Boots Radiant Glow. Yea for 5 star products!!:)

MizzJ said...

Very nice look, so natural and golden!

Gail said...

wow I always try to get this glow but haven't had it for about 5 years - i.e, getting old :(

So I am getting that Boots glow pronto, you look amazing! If that really is due to a bottle than I am so on it! Hope it works like that on me...! Thanks for the tip off!!! Xxxx

LoveLipstickandLime said...

@Sara, Awww, thanks Sara, I'm glad you think Carrie would be proud. Its an easy look to achieve. I too have the same issue with Diorshow Mascara, not a fan. Thanks xxN

LoveLipstickandLime said...

@Gail, You're not getting, silly! Give it a try, I'm sure you'll look even more beautiful. xxN

Michélle said...

Hey beautiful!
You have received a "Your blog is freakin fabulous award! ♥

xo Michélle

Anna said...

Wow you look stunning! I love this look on you! Your hair also is so pretty like that! Bellissima! :) xoxo

Lizzclare said...

Love that look :) the blunt blush is definately on my shopping list
xx

LENORENEVERMORE said...

Wow your skin is definitely glowing...gorgeous eyes too!!

Melissa said...

You are truly a gorgeous woman! I kept stumbling across your blog before and loving it, I have just started up my own blog so now I can follow you yay!
I also use Mac Blunt to contour - I love it and I am much paler than you (winter yuck!) but I just have to use a very light hand and blend well. And then I just put Sunny by Nature everywhere because its lovely haha. Your skin looks extra beautiful and glowy.
Melissa,
xx.

Tali said...

You look so so gorgeous here. I have to try see if i have these products and try this look!! xx

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