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FOTD: Natural Effort

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For whatever reason, my eyes look *crazy* in pictures when I take them facing daylight.  I have no idea why this is, I’m sure it’s something to do with the way daylight works against photography or something equally technical that I’ll never understand, but if you happen to know then please share.  In the meantime, enjoy my Village of the Damned style eyes….

I called this FOTD Natural Effort as it’s a day look I go for when I want to look natural and lightly made-up, but still fairly polished.  My eyebrows are crying out for a good threading so by the time the next FOTD occurs I should have lovely, neat eyebrows again.  
For the face I started by priming with Boots No7 Airbrush Away* followed by Benefit Porefessional on my cheeks.  
For my base I used Ginvera BB Cream*, then buffed in my custom blend concealer (info found here).  I then dusted on some Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Powder on my chin and nose.  
For the under eyes I used Giorgio Armani Master Corrector in Apricot followed by Giorgio Armani High Precision Retouch in Ivory.    
For my cheeks I used Illamasqua Cream Blush in Promise followed by a dusting of Bobbi Brown Blush in Nude Pink.
For my eyes I used the Bobbi Brown Ultra Nude Palette.  I used with Champagne Truffle all over the lid, Praline in the crease and Cocoa Berry very thinly applied along the lash line, just to add a little bit of definition.
I then used Laura Mercier Cake Eye Liner just to darken my lash roots on the upper waterline rather than as an eyeliner as I like to keep the look ever so slightly smoky and eyes that are too highly defined can detract from that.  I finished by curling my lashes with Shu Uemura Eyelash Curlers and one coat of Boots 17 Peep Show Mascara*.  
My lips are bare in these pictures, but I actually wore a Revlon Lip Butter in Cotton Candy as I absolutely love pink lips with neutral toned eyes. 
So there we have it! A look I really love using products I adore.  
*PR Samples 

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2 Responses to “FOTD: Natural Effort”

  1. Ria says:

    I love the eye make up! And your lashes are sooo long! The eyes don’t look crazy at all, they look great!
    x

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