10th May 2012

Five Minute Face Favourites

By Get Lippie

 
I’m a big fan of quick face fixes, and these are some of my favourite products of all to use at the moment. Some days, I just can’t be bothered with three or four different shades of eyeshadow, and a tonne of base products, so this is what I use when I really need to look polished in a hurry.

Base and cheeks:

Chantecaille Just Skin tinted moisturiser in Glow

Stila Convertible Colour in Lillium and
(occasionally) MAC Studio Fix foundation in NC30.

I love the Chantecaille Just Skin formulation, it’s excellently pigmented, and feels like it’s doing your skin good when you’re wearing it.  I like that you can also build coverage with it – feel like it’s too sheer?  Add a bit more.

Then a dab of cream blush, I like Lillium because it’s a nice, neutral rose shade, and I find it goes with lots of looks.

Occasionally, if I need a less dewy finish, I’ll add a dab of Studio Fix in NC30.  I find it great for toning down high colour, and mattifying a slightly too glowy skin.  Really needs buffing in though, if you don’t want to look too powdery.

Eyes:

Tom Ford Cream Eyeshadow in Platinum
Illamasqua Liquid Liner in Havoc
Benefit They’re Real mascara

The Tom Ford cream eyeshadow has very, very quickly become a staple in my handbag, and a quick smear over the eyelid with my finger very easily gives a quick, neutral and polished look to the eyes.  Illamasqua make the very, very best liquid liners on the planet, as far as I’m concerned, and Havoc is a glorious ox-blood shade that’s not quite as harsh as full on black, but still has a bit of an edge.

Benefit They’re Real has taken a very long time to grow on me, but it’s now very much my mascara of choice.  Lengthening, separating, and it never, ever flakes, it’s a very good mascara indeed.

Lips:



Dior Smoothing Lip Polish in pink and coral

I picked up these Dior smoothing lip polishes in Paris last year, and I really like them, they add a little touch of milky colour to the lips without looking too pastel, and keep my kisser in tip-tip condition during this cold, wet weather.

Swatches:

What’re your favourite products at the moment?

The Fine Print: Purchases and samples all mixed up.  I’m a rebel …

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