A natural purple/plum look

I love wearing purple on the eyes, lips and cheeks- I feel like it really suits my skintone, especially during the fall/autumn. Now that autumn is ending though, I thought I would better hurry and get in a pic of my makeup of the day!

I will post a purple spring look too but for now here it is!

Taken with my iPhone:



Taken with my digital camera:


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Makeup used:

Maybelline Colour Tattoo Cream Shadow in Tough as Taupe
Bobbi Brown Black Ruby Sparkle Eye Palette
The Face Shop Face It Auto Gel Eyeliner
Chanel Imitable Intense Mascara

Chantecaille Future Skin Foundation in Vanilla
Korres Zea Mays Blush in Purple
Clarins Duo Soleil in Bright Sun

Shiseido Lacquer Rouge in RS312


7 day beauty challenge: Wednesday

Wednesday’s look: “no makeup” makeup. Also known as “running errands” makeup or “early morning start” makeup. Basically this should look like I’m not wearing makeup but I still look awake and have a glow type look.



Products used:
Le m├ętier de beaute creme blush in Poppy/Coqueliot
Nyx 10 colour eyeshadow in Catwalk (I think)- pale gold mixed with pale pink shade all over eyelid
Kate lipstick in a medium pink shade
Cle de peau concealer in Ocher (essential for this look to cover up tiredness)
Dolly wink black pencil eyeliner
Face of Australia mineral foundation (medium)

Face of the day: mocha lips

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Products used:

MUFE HD Foundation

Estee Lauder Pure Colour Eyeshadow in Cinnamon (lid colour)

Bare Minerals ‘The Truth’ Eyeshadow palette (Fate shade used on the outer corners)

Laura Mercier Second Skin Blush in Lush Nectarine

Laura Mercier Lip Stain in Mocha

L’Oreal Lineur Intense liquid eyeliner


Mini review:

By the way, the Laura Mercier lip stain in Mocha is a beautiful sheer brown-red that adds a little sophistication to an overall natural look (and a little goes a long way) but on the downside, it lasts no longer than 2-3 hours without eating (probably wouldn’t last after a meal!). It’s pretty disappointing considering it’s called a stain!

However, unlike most stains it’s glossy and hydrating and feels more like a lip balm, which probably contributes to its poor staying power.

I just got a little sample of it from Sephora to test out, and although I do like the colour (amazing on warm skin tones), the poor staying power of the product doesn’t justify its US$20/S$39 cost.

Face of the day: Plum lips


Makeup used:

NARS velvet matte lip pencil in Damned

Make Up For Ever Invisible Cover HD Foundation (N118)

Chanel Correcteur Perfection (Beige Clair)

L’Oreal Lineur Intense liquid eyeliner

Maybelline Full N’ Soft mascara

Top: Forever 21

Skirt: American Apparel