Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Soft Peach

I very rarely wear such a subtle all over make up look, I tend to either have strong eyes or bold lips. However recently with the weather being so warm, minimal but soft and pretty make up has been my go to look for my days off. 

I usually go for my favourite long lasting foundation Estée Lauder Double Wear Light, add some powder and brow gel to my eyebrows, then some mascara, at the moment I've been loving Estée Lauder's Sumptuous Extreme mascara again, it gives the perfect amount of length and definition for during the day. I finish off the look with some cream blush and matching lip gloss. Brows, lashes, cheeks and lips. That's all you need. 

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Bourjois Cream Blush in 01 Nude Velvet, €10.49

I received this cream blush in a goodie bag about three weeks ago and have been wearing it every day since then. I read about these new Bourjois blushes for a while and had no plans to buy one because I don't really need another blush, but now that I've tried it I'm so glad I have it. It's not really a nude colour as the name suggests but more a peachy shade that gives a gorgeous glow to the cheeks and is perfect for summer when you want something that looks fresh and subtle. The formula is cream to powder but I find it still looks natural rather than powdery on the skin. It's easy to blend and build up the colour if you want more of an impact too. It contains mango butter and apricot extracts to leave your skin feeling soft and to give a healthy glow. The packaging is the same as the regular Bourjois Little Round Pot powders blushes only a little smaller and more compact, so it is perfect for if you are travelling. At €10.49 they are a great price for such a quality product, I'm interested to swatch the other shades to see if there are any I can't live without.


No7 Stay Perfect Nail Colour in Peachy Keen, €8

I won't go into too much detail about the No7 Nail Colours because I've already reviewed a few of them so you probably already know everything I love about them. I bought Peachy Keen at the beginning of Summer because I thought it was the most perfect pastel peach shade. I think this is a shade you could wear all year round because it's not too bright. It looks great paired with '60s inspired make up.


Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector in 02 Apricot Shimmer, €17

I've already written about the Rose Shimmer shade which I've since used up. Thankfully I was given the Apricot Shimmer shade as a gift recently as I was really missing this product in my life. The two shades aren't completely dissimilar, this one is more peach than pink but it's perfect for those days when you want to downplay your lips but still want them to look nice and stay moisturised. They contain Shea Butter and Mango as well as derivatives of Vitamin A and E to repair, soften and protect the lips. They have a sweet vanilla scent which I love but if you don't like scented products, it may put you off. As you can see they leave the lips looking glossy and full. The formula is not sticky at all and feels comfortable and smooth on the lips.  I really don't have a bad word to say about these, I don't even mind the applicator which seems to be the only thing people don't like about them.


Do you ever go all matchy matchy with your make up and nails?

Emma x

19 comments:

  1. This nail color is just perfect. I love peach!!

    Xo, Hannah

    sweetsweetnoir.net

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    1. isn't it great! me too! :) hope you're having fun in princeton!

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  2. Love everything about your post as always, and love all the products!

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    1. Aw thank you, such a compliment coming from you!

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  3. This is probably my favourite colour to wear and it's so flattering on your skin tone Emma! Love the blush especially - waiting for them to be released in Australia. Hope they're not too pricey here :)

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    1. I hope you manage to get your hands on them, they are such a great product, I'm so impressed!

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  4. This is a really pretty look! Your skin is gorgeous. I've been wearing lots of peachy/coral shades this summer as well. I'm ready for it to cool off so I can do more bold looks without having to worry about the makeup melting off of my face!

    Mabel
    Life of Mabel

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    1. Totally agree, I'm so excited to start wearing darker colours again!

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  5. The Bourjois blush and Clarins lip perfector are two of my favourite products - they all look so pretty on you! And HOW do you get your nails so neat?!

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    1. Plenty of practice and patience Emma! :)

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  6. Ohhh that's a gorgeous nail colour! The application looks so smooth as well. Very pretty!

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  7. I looove the blush!!! *O* <3 (and your blog :) )
    Kisses from Spain! ^-^

    http://laisladelosmanzanos.blogspot.com.es/

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  8. i've been wearing a very similar version of this minimal makeup this past few weeks. I've been using the no7 'dupe' of the clarins lip perfector and I'm not the biggest fan of it, it turns into a bit of a paste on the lips :/

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    1. I was wondering about that actually, was going to get it but I think I'll stick with the Clarins ones for now! :)

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  9. Your skin is so gorgeous! Must get that nail polish at lunch time - thanks!!

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