Although it has so far been mentioned on every post on this blog so far, I'm not really one for a big fuss on my birthday. As I'd made plans to see my friends to celebrate on other days, on my actual birthday my parents took me for lunch at my favourite restaurant Nando's and after we were stuffed we went for a small mooch around the shops at the Gateshead Metro Centre and I may have bought a little something pretty with my birthday money - pictures to come...
Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum 51 mixed with Bourjois 10 Hour Sleep Effect in 73
Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer in Sand (under eye and blemishes)
NYX Concealer Pot in Orange (under eye corrector)
Sleek Face Contour Kit in Light (contour and highlight)
Mac Cremeblend Blush in Something Special
ELF Studio Blush in Peachy Keen
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Accessorise Lovely Day Palette
Sleek Oh So Special palette (matte browns for eyebrows)
MUA Mascara in Clear (brow set)
Maybelline Gel Eyeliner in Brown
Maybelline Collosal Cat Eye Effect Mascara
No 7 Metallic Eye Pencil in Green (waterline)
17 Supreme Shine Lipstick in Hot Flash
I decided to go for a sheer gold tones on the eyes with a teal eyeliner to give a pop of colour.
For the eyes I used the Accesorise Lovely Day palette which I'm hoping to review soon. It has a large amount of shades, most of them neutral metallic, which blend together well.
For this look I used the metallic brown (bottom row, 2nd from the right) all over the lid and used a very red/brown toned gold brown (top row, 2nd from the right and 2nd row, 1st from the right) in the crease. These shadows do need the colour building up as they go on a bit sheerer but this actually helps make them more wearable for everyday. Too much of a pigmented red toned colour would be a bit of a more extreme look on my eyes.
The lip colour I used was a favourite from my recent holiday, 17 Supreme Shine in Hot Flash. Going to do a short review on this soon as it is a lovely colour.
* because every blog needs a 'ooh looking into the distance photo'