2.25.2013

The Beauty Box: Modern Love Palette



I was looking at my make-up collection a few days ago when my Modern Love palette caught my eye. I realised that I hadn't used it for a while, and figured I'd use some of the shadows in there. 

(p.s I'm not sure why my face looks so much bigger on the before picture?!)


Base: for my base I decided to use my NARS Sheer Glow in Monc Blanc. I've only had this for about a week but so far I'm really impressed with the coverage and the finish it gives. I didn't need any concealer because it has much more coverage than my usual foundations. The brush I've found works best with this foundation is my Sigma Flat Angled Kabuki brush.


Contour: As always, NARS laguna. I absolutely love this bronzer and use it every single day. It gives me such a subtle contour without making me look muddy or orange. I blend this in the shape of a three - on my temples, under my cheekbones (or where they should be!), and just below my jaw line.


Blusher: Carrying on with the NARS theme, I opted for NARS Desire. It is scarily bright pink in the pot, but when you blend it on the cheeks you get a really lovely subtle pink colour. My favourite blusher brush by far is the Real Techniques Blush brush.


The pale peachy colour in the palette blends so nicely across the lid, and the red toned brown works well blended into the crease. I used the Real Techniques flat shader brush and the deluxe crease brush, which are by far my favourite eye tools at the moment!

BASE>BROWS>CONTOUR>BLUSH
SHADOW>LINER>MASCARA>DONE!
My favourite liquid liner at the moment is the Soap and Glory Supercat. It has a felt-tip end which means that for those that fine it hard to create straight lines (i.e. me), liner becoems really easy.  The pigmentation of the liner is really black too, which helps make the lashes look fuller. Mascara wise, I used L'oreal's False Lash Telescopic mascara. I'm not sure how I feel about it yet, I'm going to use it a bit more before I share my thoughts.


Do you like this new style of FOTD? Let me know in the comments if you do!

20 comments:

  1. I really like this FOTD style, you're so cute! And I'm loving the Nars blush you used, its really pretty :)

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    1. Thank you! :D ahh thanks, I do love it. It looks bright fushia in the pan, luckily you only need a tiny bit so it will last me ages! X

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  2. The eye shadow looks amazing what palette is it? Xx

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    1. The modern love palette by NARS! X

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  3. Your make up looks beautiful!

    It's nice to see someone who's skin is so good they could probably go makeup free (maybe some eye make up is always essential) but this look is really beautiful.

    Hope you are well, take care xx

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    1. What a lovely compliment, thank you! xx

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  4. Love the look, especially love the way you photographed the steps x

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    1. thanks chick, I'll do it like this again then! xx

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  5. I love NARS desire too, it's one of my faves. I've noticed you have really long lashes, don't you use a lash curler? I'm starting to use mine now, and wow, what a difference! :)

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    1. Thank you! Yes I do, its just the image I had of me doing it made me look like zombie! I've got the mister mascara ones at the moment but I really want the shu umera ones too! x

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  6. wow! I like it! Great job! You look so much like my college friend! Very pretty :-)

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    1. Thank you. Haha do i have a face twin?! Xx

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  7. I've tried a sample of the Nars sheer glow foundation and I did like it :)


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    1. I'm liking it so far, it has a fair bit more coverage than i'm used to but i quite like that! Xx

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  8. Your eyes are beautiful :) Adorable, I admire your makeup skills!

    xx
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  9. i always enjoy seeing how other people apply makeup! it's fun to see different routines and beauty products :) lovely blog you've got girl!

    xo,
    kristyn

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