I feel like there is this weird thing about beauty blogging that makes you fall in love with neutral makeup. Or maybe it’s just the 90s trend but I have fallen for it. I find it sort of hard to believe that I thought brown eyeshadows, bronzer and dark nude lipsticks didn’t suit me. Now, I go to the Mac counter, apply Honeylove and it’s like I was born to wear this colour.
But it’s actually a real story. Sadly, Honeylove was sold out but I did initially only ran out to get Groundwork right after both Anna and Tamira mentioned it in their July Favourites. It’s just the most beautiful warm medium brown shade. And it’s matte. I feel like it might even be very similar to Ellis Faas Creamy Eyes in Taupe, not as long-wearing though.
Ramble over. Let’s get on with the tutorial.
Face: Are you bored yet? It’s the same. Burberry Fresh Glow BB Cream in Fair applied all over, Urban Decay Naked Skin concealer in Fair Neutral under my eyes and swept Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish in Fair all over the face to set it in place. And here’s a twist. My new love. I’m sculpting my face with the Tom Ford Bronzing Powder in Terra, using it under my cheekbones, on the temples and along the jaw. For a bit of somethin’ somethin’ on the cheek itself, I dabbed on a bit of my Chanel Le Blush Creme in Cheeky and I hear the Chanel Les Beiges Stick in No. 20 is pretty close.
Eyes: Minimal but a bit grungy. I’m smudging Mac Prolongwear Paint Pot in Groundwork all over the eyelid and topping it off with Bobbi Brown Eye Shadow in Camel, I had to find a dupe for Mac Prolongwear Eye Shadow in Uninterrupted and this does the trick. The almost mustardy tone of it is surprisingly flattering! Along the lashline and in the waterline I run Mac Eye Kohl in Costa Riche, a stunning dark brown with a red undertone. Plus it is extremely easy to run on your waterline! Then I just smudged some Camel along the lower lashline. I always want to go lower but I just can’t. Mascara is Benefit They’re Real in Beyond Brown. Can’t believe I actually got a Benefit product but I wasn’t too offended by the packaging. Eyebrows are Mac Pro Longwear Brow Set in Red Chestnut, still haven’t got the hang of the Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil.
Lips: Keeping with the honey hue vibe, I’m applying Charlotte Tilbury Lipstick in Hepburn Honey. Shock horror, I’m liking a lipstick that’s more sheeny in finish but the tone is gorgeous. All hail, CT.
Earthy tones. Terra, Groundwork… Get it? Totally inspired by my hair colour, it would be awesome on redheads but really, equally flattering on all skin tones. Anyway, I hope you like the look as much as I do. I have so been loving these nude looks this year!