FOTD: Barely There Make-Up with Pixi Early Bird Palette

I reviewed the Pixi Early Bird palette* a while ago and mentioned how fabulously wearable the shades included were.  If you’re a fan of the “no make-up make-up” look then the Early Bird is such a fantastic investment, containing a wealth of easy going nudes for eyes and gentle, natural tones for the face, making it an absolute steal at just £16.

This FOTD makes full use of the natural shades and I’ve made a point of just adding a bit of colour where needed.  On the face I’m wearing Erno Laszlo Absolute Finish Foundation* (I’ll be reviewing this in full soon), followed by Clinique Continuous Coverage on spots and scars.  On the under eye area I’ve used Giorgio Armani Master Corrector followed by Maestro Eraser.  I finished the base with a generous dusting of Clinique Stay Matte Sheer Pressed Powder buffed in well so it doesn’t look cakey.

Now onto the palette, I’ve used the main two bronzing shades for contouring the cheekbones, forehead and chin and used the highlighter to bring light to the bridge of the nose, cheekbones and centre of the face.  I then used the pinkest blush shade (middle shade) as a blusher.

For the eyes I used the two shades on the right hand side, second from top.  I used the lighter shade all over the lid and followed with the darker shade as a contour. I then used the lighter shade under my eye mixed in with the darker shade on the outer corner.  Before applying any of the eyeshadows, I used the eye base second from the top.  For more highlight on the eye, I used the shade second from left on the left hand column.

The focus of this look was to keep things as natural looking as possible, so I didn’t use any eyeliner or dark colours and instead only really focussed on shades within my own complexion territory.  I finished with one coat of Benefit They’re Real but I was careful with the application and only focused it on the roots with a tiny bit on the tips.

Lastly I used lip balm to keep my lips looking dewy, but I think a pretty pink lip would work really well with this look.  The Pixi Early Bird Palette is the ideal palette to experiment with and create nude daytime looks that are incredibly flattering.  I’m such a fan of barely there make-up so this palette is getting plenty of daily use.

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