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Look In Black Honey

A look featuring all the products from The New Black Collection by Clinique (view details of the collection here). I have paired the neutral eye makeup with bold lips this round – featuring one of Shiseido’s Top 10 products (click here to find out what the other 9 products are) voted by Shiseido fans 2 months ago, the Shiseido Perfect Rouge in RD 514 Dragon. I have also included a second look, so to speak, with the Clarins Rouge Hydra Nude in 01 Nude Rose - the lipstick I am currently obessed with.

For face: To start, I wanted very natural skin with a subtle sheen. I chose the Chanel White Essentiel Whitening Modeling Effect Base SPF 30/PA+++ as a base as it provides a very barely there sheen when used under the foundation. As for foundation, I chose the Bobbi Brown Natural Finish Long Lasting Foundation SPF 15/PA++, I used some concealer under my eyes and set my entire face with Bobbi Brown Sheer Finish Pressed Powder.

For eyes: Let’s name the colours in Clinique Colour Surge Eye Shadow Quad numbers 1 to 4, from left to right. I applied (1) under my brows as highlight and went in straight with (3) all over the lid – up to the crease and along the lower lash line. I followed by applying a brow eyeliner to the upper lid, as close to the lash line as possible and 3/4 of the lower lash line. I used (4) to smudge and blend the eyeliner, apply a little more (4) and blend upwards to darken (3).

I applied a little MAC Powerpoint Eye Pencil in Gilded White to the inner corners of my eyes and pat (2) over the eyeliner. This will help brighten up the eyes. Finish off with some false eyelashes.

For cheeks & lips: Start off by sculpting my cheeks with Clinique Gradient Powder Blusher in 01 Black Honey and I added a touch of Clinique Blushing Blush Powder Blush in Precious Posy to the apples of my cheeks. To glam up this look, I have chosen Shiseido Perfect Rouge in RD 514 Dragon for the lips. Finish off with a touch of Clinique Superbalm Moisturizing Gloss in 16 Black Honey.

You can also switch the lip colour to change the look. For the look below, I have the exact makeup on except the lips – I am using Clarins Rouge Hydra Nude in 01 Nude Rose.

Thank you for reading. Which look do you prefer?

Products Used

Face
Chanel White Essentiel Whitening Modeling Effect Base SPF 30/PA+++
Bobbi Brown Natural Finish Long Lasting Foundation SPF 15/PA++
Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer Kit in Warm Beige
Bobbi Brown Sheer Finish Pressed Powder in Pale Yellow

Eyes
Chanel Perfect Brows
Benefit Speed Brow
Clinique Colour Surge Eye Shadow Quad
Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof in Espresso
MAC Powerpoint Eye Pencil in Gilded White
Benefit BADgal Lash
Ardell False Eyelashes in 120 Demi Black

Cheeks
Clinique Gradient Powder Blusher in 01 Black Honey
Clinique Blushing Blush Powder Blush in Precious Posy (from Pretty in Prints Compact)

Lips
La Mer The Lip Balm
Shiseido Perfect Rouge in RD 514 Dragon OR Clarins Rouge Hydra Nude in 01 Nude Rose
Clinique Superbalm Moisturizing Gloss in 16 Black Honey

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