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Look In Smoky Garden

A relatively simple look today, featuring a few Dior products from their Spring 2012 collection. Fresh, clean and perhaps ready for Spring? Let’s get started.

Nail colour from Dior504 Waterlily (more swatches and comparison here).

For face: Kind of loving how Diorsnow UV Shield BB Creme looks on me recently thus I have been using it quite often as a base. You may have heard about my recent skin allergy on Twitter and this BB Creme helped even out my imperfections and concealed the redness I have. On top of the BB Creme, I have Dior Capture Totale Radiance Restoring Serum Foundation – another one of my favourite foundations at the moment (sample reviewed here). It provides instant radiance to the skin, ideal for dry skin.

To set, I chose Estée Lauder AeroMatte Ultralucent Pressed Powder – a pressed powder I have always liked, it’s ultra-fine and light on the skin. To give my skin a healthy glow, I dusted a very small amount of Diorskin Nude Glow Healthy Glow Summer Powder in First Light to highlight my features.

For eyes: I used all the three shades from the Dior 3 Couleurs Smoky in 461 Smoky Garden. First, I applied the base colour (pale green) all over my lids, inner corners of the eyes and under my brow bones. I went on to applying the soft smoky shade (deep green) all over my lids – stop just under my crease. Blend the edges of deep green with the couture smoky shade (glittery green) for some sparkle and more dimension.

Apply black eyeliner to upper lash line and 3/4 of lower lash line, soften the edges with the soft smoky shade (deep green). Apply a small amount of base colour (pale green) to the inner 1/4 of my lower lash line to brighten up the eyes. Apply mascara and false eyelashes to complete the eye look.

For cheeks & lips: I used Illamasqua Powder Blusher in Rumour to sculpt my cheek bones for this look as I wanted the contouring to be as natural as possible and Rumour is perfect for my skin tone. After sculpting, I applied Dior Rosy Glow Healthy Glow Awakening Blush in Petal on the apples of my cheeks and blend down and upwards together with Rumour. Let Rosy Glow do its magic – let’s go onto the lips.

I am using quite a few products for the lips in this look which is quite unusually for me. Anyway, I wanted to create a pair of lips that is natural with a hint of coral peeping through. I thought Make Up For Ever Aqua Lip in 18C is the perfect bright coral – I lined my lips with it, blot and applied a layer of Dior Addict Lipstick in 214 Tulle over to tone down the brightness. As I was going through my lipglosses, I thought MAC Lipglass in Flurry Of Fun totally complemented this look with its coral base and green shimmer so I applied a little just to the center of my lips.

Thank you for looking, hope you like the look.

Products Used

Face
Diorsnow UV Shield BB Creme
Dior Capture Totale Radiance Restoring Serum Foundation
Estée Lauder AeroMatte Ultralucent Pressed Powder
Diorskin Nude Glow Healthy Glow Summer Powder in First Light

Eyes
Chanel Perfect Brows
Urban Decay UrbanBrow
Benefit Powderflage
Dior 3 Couleurs Smoky in 461 Smoky Garden
Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes in 0L
Bobbi Brown Extreme Party Mascara in Black
Ardell False Eyelashes in 118 Black

Cheeks
Illamasqua Powder Blusher in Rumour
Dior Rosy Glow Healthy Glow Awakening Blush in Petal

Lips
Ettusais Lip Essence Stick
Make Up For Ever Aqua Lip in 18C
Dior Addict Lipstick in 214 Tulle
MAC Lipglass in Flurry Of Fun

8 thoughts on “Look In Smoky Garden

  1. Hi i really enjoy reading ur posts n learning abt make up. I also find ur eyebrow amazingly pretty. Could u share where u did ur shaping or perhaps have a post abt eyebrow shaping and make up related to eyebrows. Thanks,

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