Saturday, 9 June 2012

Beauty Update


My makeup routine was getting a little tired so I did an overhaul of all the products that were no longer working for me. I like to focus on my skin and these are the products I'm loving the most right now.

*Face & Body from MAC: This has very light coverage, it's almost like a tinted moisteriser. After years of using a particular shade I've recently gone one shade darker (C4) as living in LA has warmed up my skin slightly.

*Skin Illuminator from No. 7: I use this on my cheek bones for a dewy finish.

*Perfect Lumiere from Chanel: Gives medium coverage and a flawless, velvet finish. I use this with the 'Face & Body' for a heavier more polished evening look.

*Invisible Loose Setting Powder from Laura Mercier: Don't let the white shade of the powder put you off. This truly is invisible. I use it on my t zone to prevent shine.

*Vitalumiere Aqua Compact from Chanel: Creamy full coverage. I use this instead of concealer (which always looks chalky against my skin) and take it out with me for touch ups. It's really beautiful packaging.

*Sheer Concealer from Burberry: I wouldn't really class this as a concealer. It works in the same way as the YSL 'touche eclat' but has a much better tone and texture for my skin. It's a lovely light weight formula perfect for correcting under eye darkness.

*Mineralize Skin Finish from MAC: This works as a highlighter and is an alternative to the No.7 illuminator. I alternate between the two depending on the look I'm going for.

I get a lot of questions about which fragrance I use. I love the ones from Frederic Malle and my latest one 'Une Rose' was bought with my wedding day in mind. It's the ultimate rose scent. Rich and floral with just the right amount of sweetness. I also like to use 'Lipstick Rose' which has a more glamourous heady feel to it.









48 comments:

  1. Nice post, thank you :)
    kisses :*

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  2. I really want to try out the burberry concealer! As always Chanel's packaging is divine x

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  3. I love Laura Mercier products and haven't heard of the powder, I must pick some up when I'm next in the US. Thanks for the heads up :)

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  4. wonderful recommendations, I really like Burberry Makeup and Frederic Malle makes such beautiful fragance compensitions

    *MlleWanderlust *

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  5. Love mac and have always wanted to try Laura Mercier products

    xx
    leather-clouds.blogspot.com

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  6. great post!

    from helen at www.thelovecatsinc.com // @thelovecatsinc

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  7. Un buen pack, me quedaria con todo!!!

    Un beso, Maquillando sueños

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  8. So glad you use similar products as I! I was using MAC Face & Body for a while then got bored of it. I've been eyeing the Chanel Lumiere ones for a while, got a sample and found it was chalky as well.

    Enjoy reading your blog and seeing this beauty update made me smile! Yay!!

    I'm a beauty blogger so seeing how you usually do fashion blog entries, I found this surprising and relevant!

    Much Love,
    Joline

    justplaindelirious.com

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  9. Thanks so much for sharing! I might try the Chanel vitalumiere, I've heard so many good things about it!

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  10. cool products :)

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  11. Super!)





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  12. I've always wanted to try a skin illuminator, but haven't really known which ones to buy. Might have to try yours out! I think we're almost the same shade :)

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  13. wow looks like you use AMAZING products! i love the mineralize skin finish from mac :)

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  14. Great Products! :)

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  15. Wow, i love this make up products you wear! Looks good! :-)

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  16. ahh soo many products ,,, all i use is foundation !! need to try out new stuff

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  17. Everyone loves the face and body foundation.
    x

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  18. I love MAC products;)
    U Honey r so pretty u don't need any make-up:*

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  19. MAC's Face and Body is one of my holy grail products! Although I have to say, I am tempted to try the Chanel Vitalumière Aqua, purely because of the packaging.

    -Elodie x
    http://www.elle-yeah.com

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  20. Great to see what you use :)

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  21. Gah I keep wanting to try face and body as an alternative to a tinted moisturizer...!

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  22. I freakin well love that mineralise range by mac, it's perfect for my skin and looks so fresh and simple.

    Very pretty make up bag

    Rianna xxx

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  23. I might actually go buy that Mac product. I hate heavy products so thank you :)
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  24. looove skin illuminator no 7...it's in my daily routine too :)

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  25. I love Mac`s Face and Body. Thanks for sharing your make uo routine with us :D
    xo
    glamDevils

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  26. May need to try this!
    Your skin always looks flawless
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    S xx

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  27. great post! lovely blog!! :)
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    we can follow each other if you want?
    i would be very happy.
    i follow you now.


    Kisses,
    Nastia
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  28. i love mac too. i have just started with their blusher, sure it suits me.
    i love ur blog.
    am a new follower. :-)
    i hope u come visit mii too :-)
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  29. Thanks for sharing, your skin always looks glowing xx

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  30. Great post, I really like your blog!

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  31. My first comment to you ever.
    Ashley you are such a cutie, your make up choices just make sence, how do I say it? you keep it to the pretty basics without getting carried away, and believe me these days with all the stuff outhere, it is very easy to become overwhelmed with too many products in your drawer, most products that probably you end up throwing out.
    thanks for your simplicity in make up, being an actress and all.
    Love you in revenge, keep it up.

    All the best,
    Marta from Spain

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  32. I love hearing about other girls beauty routines. I hear a lot of people rave about laura mercier products. I'll have to add it to my list of things to try :-)

    p.s. hope you're enjoying london my love!

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  33. Really happy to know your beauty routine. I love the Chanel and Laura Mercier products.

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  34. I just have to say, I LOVE YOU IN REVENGE!!! And you are ridiculously beautiful! Love from Sweden :D

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  35. Love that article! I never used Chanel products but your introduction is very convincing me to try them! I love M.A.C though :)
    xxx

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  36. I would love to find that no 7 illuminator! can't seem to find that in canada...

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  37. I've been longing to know what your fave makeup brands are! Loved this post! Oh And Face & Body's a dream isn't it!! So light and natural! Definitely checking out the No7 Illuminator! :)

    xxx

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  38. love your cosmetics :)!

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  41. I have Skin Illuminator, but never thought of using it over my foundation. Such a good idea!
    Love you in Revenge :)

    e x

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