Thursday, March 17, 2016

Face of the Day- Haute Chocolate

This make up look is the one I wore when we took my latest outfit photos. I wanted something fresh and pretty that wouldn't detract from or clash with the bright pink coat I was wearing. This is what I came up with and I think it would be ideal for any occasion because it's so subtle. 

I began by using my current favourite foundation, Lancôme Miracle Air de Teint in the shade Beige Porcelaine which from what I can tell is the third lightest shade. I won't go too much into my thoughts on this because I have an entire blog post drafted reviewing it in detail. However I think the photos speak for themselves, this is a beautiful foundation.

I think I tend to apply my make up in a different order to most other people. From what I've seen on Youtube and more recently on Snapchat, the majority of people tend to apply their entire face make up first and then brows and eyes. After foundation I usually curl my lashes, apply eyeshadow primer and then fill in my brows because I feel like they anchor the face so much and nothing else looks right until they are done. 


I was given this Too Faced palette as a gift from the lovely Emma (if you haven't yet read her blog, it's wonderful!). I've been playing around with it over the past few months and I've been really enjoying creating different looks with it. It's one of the only palettes I have that isn't Urban Decay so it had a lot to live up to. I'm very impressed with the shade range, pigmentation and quality of this palette (and the fact that it smells like chocolate, I can't stop sniffing it while I'm using it!). I'm drawn back to it again and again and I've found this is one of my favourite eyeshadow combinations in the palette so far. I applied Marzipan all over the lid (the second shade from left on the middle row) and Haute Chocolate on the outer corner (third from left on the bottom row). Then I applied White Chocolate under the brows and Champagne Truffle on the inner corners (the two largest shades). 


I finished off the eyes with my all time favourite liquid liner, the Urban Decay 24/7 Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in Perversion. I've written about it before but if you love liquid liner and you havent tried this one yet, you really need to check it out. The brush is slim so you can get a thin line or build it up to a thicker winged line if you prefer. The waterproof formula makes it ideal for all day wear. You'll need an oil based make up remover to take it off but that's the only downside to it, which I don't consider an issue because I use an oil based remover anyway. The mascara I'm using at the moment is the Bourjois Volume Glamour Ultra Curl which I have a review of here. I really like this mascara for daytime use as it holds a curl very well and gives length and definition. 


To brighten under my eyes I used some YSL Touche Éclat which has become a firm favourite of mine since first trying it last year. I've actually used it every day since I got it and it's just run out so a repurchase of that is definitely necessary as soon as possible. I added some of the Clarins Instant Light Concealer under my eyes and on any redness or blemishes which thankfully there aren't too many of at the moment. 


I added a touch of NYX Blush in Taupe under my cheekbones, Benefit Sugarbomb on my cheeks and theBalm May-Lou Manizer on my cheekbones and a little down the centre of my nose. I finished my skin off with No7 Perfect Light Loose Powder on the centre of my face, my forehead and chin. 

I applied a light coat of Charlotte Tilbury Bitch Perfect lipstick because like I said above I didn't want the make up to be too much with the outfit. This is my go to nude for when I've done my eyes. I can't really wear this unless I'm wearing noticeable eye make up. 


Lancôme Miracle Air de Teint Foundation in 010 Beige Porcelaine
Soap and Glory Archery Brow Pencil
Billion Dollar Brows Brow Gel
Eyeko Eyelash Curler
Urban Decay Anti-Aging Primer Potion
Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette
Urban Decay 24/7 Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in Perversion
Bourjois Volume Glamour Ultra Curl (Review here)
YSL Touche Éclat in 1 Luminous Radiance
Clarins Instant Concealer in 01
NYX Blush in Taupe
Benefit Sugarbomb Blush
theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer (Review here)
No7 Perfect Light Loose Powder in Translucent
Charlotte Tilbury Lipstick in Bitch Perfect

What do you think of this make up? I've been really enjoying playing around with the Too Faced palette and I"m hoping to create more looks to show you. Do you have a go-to make up look at the moment?

Emma x


  1. This look is so pretty I need to pick up the two faced chocolate bar palette it's beautiful!
    Coleoftheball xx

  2. Oooh very nice. I love that lipstick

  3. Adore this look. It's gorgeous and I'm so glad you like the palette. It's one of my favs.

  4. Seriously love this look Emma, the eyeshadow is just beautiful on you!

  5. Absolutely stunning! I'll have to check out these cosmetics you used.


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