The Daily Face: Neutral As Usual

Last week something pretty exciting happened – Josh finally rescued my MAC quad from behind our wardrobe. It had taken a tumble months ago and I hadn’t been able to use it since – not due to lazyness, but spiders. It’s now back in my possession and I couldn’t resist using Grain and Charcoal Brown to create a neutral eye look – accompanied by a good contour of the cheeks, a pinky peach blush and a nude lip.

I’ve also continued to give the Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet a bit of loving – I love the matte finish but there’s this pesky eczema patch on my forehead that’s giving me some serious grief with even the most dewy of foundations – so I stand no chance with this one. Roll on summer when I’m oilier than a portion of bad pub chips – the PLV will be my best friend. At the moment a squidge of the Dior Glow Maximiser Light Boosting Primer (hello longest name ever) is helping to set things right.



Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet (10 Beige)

Dior Glow Maximiser Light Boosting Primer

Origins Plantscription Concealer (Shade 1)

Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Powder

Tarte Amazonian Clay 24-Hour Blush (Tipsy)

MAC Eyeshadows (Grain on the lids & Charcoal Brown in the crease)

L’Oreal Superliner Perfect Silm*

Clinique Super Fine Liner For Brows (02 Soft Brunette)*

Maxfactor False Lash Effect

Revlon Colourboost Matte Balm (Complex)

Maybelline ColourSensational Shine Gloss (Cashmere Rose)


*PR Sample


  1. Jenny
    22 Apr 2014 / 7:57 am

    Might it be a good idea to stop wearing foundation until the eczema clears up? I know it's then the issue of it being on show and icky etc, but in my experience when I stopped wearing make up over my patches, it cleared up pretty quickly compared to with make up πŸ™‚ Those sunglasses in the make up pics are gorgeous x

    • sara iqbal
      22 Apr 2014 / 7:14 pm

      totally agree with u..i've recently developed eczema specially on my forehead abetween eyebrows and my chin area.i've stopped wearing any makeup since a week and i have seen a significant difference along with using kiehls midnight recovery!

  2. Mira
    22 Apr 2014 / 7:57 am

    Lol glad you got your Mac quad back again. Love this beautiful natural look πŸ™‚

    xx Mira

  3. Ellis Cochrane
    22 Apr 2014 / 8:01 am

    I absolutely adore the look of this look! And I'm in love with your eyeliner! πŸ™‚ I definitely need to try out the L'Oreal Superliner and see how I get on with it since I'm looking for that kind of eyeliner and this looks beautiful on you.

    Ellis – Ellis Tuesday

  4. Elizabeth Riddle
    22 Apr 2014 / 8:14 am

    You look absolutely amazing and beautiful like always!! So flawless !
    Little Beauty Blog
    Elizabeth x

  5. Amelia
    22 Apr 2014 / 9:14 am

    So pretty, the natural look suits you a lot.

    Amelia Rose | Beauty Blogger


    22 Apr 2014 / 10:02 am

    You look lovely! I really want to try that colourburst lip colour, I had shyed away but think this will be my next purchase πŸ™‚

  7. Maria K.
    22 Apr 2014 / 10:11 am

    I hate spiders as well. I'm absolutely terrified….


  8. Tiny Alis
    22 Apr 2014 / 10:11 am

    Love a good neutral look, always my go to! Eczema is my worst nightmare at the moment, got a bit patch on my eye lid and it sucks! πŸ™ Hopefully ours both clear up soon!

    Tiny Alis

  9. Brittany Seel
    22 Apr 2014 / 10:14 am

    Beautiful! I have a similar situation going on with a particular eye palette that I'm yet to get from behind my dressing table!
    Bea x
    Bea's Beauty Blog

  10. Gina
    22 Apr 2014 / 10:50 am

    eyeliner really suits you – love it

  11. BelΓ©n CarriΓ³n
    22 Apr 2014 / 11:02 am

    I love your makeup! it's so natural and pretty <3

    xx, Be || lovefrombe

  12. Dizzy Miss Lizzy
    22 Apr 2014 / 11:41 am

    Love the natural look! It really suits you too as you have such a flawless complexion x

  13. Sofika G
    22 Apr 2014 / 11:46 am


  14. Lillian ParisianToBe
    22 Apr 2014 / 11:49 am

    Ha! What a saga about your MAC palette. Your eyes look amazing, though. And Tipsy looks gorgeous on you; it's been on my wishlist for quite some time.

    xo Lillian from Parisian To Be

  15. Zazie Bibi
    22 Apr 2014 / 11:52 am

    So pretty! xx

    A Little Treat | Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

  16. Life of Verity
    22 Apr 2014 / 1:04 pm

    How you do your makeup so perfectly, I will never understand! You look so lovely xxx

    Verity | Life of Verity

  17. Millie Nicole
    22 Apr 2014 / 1:13 pm

    Love your make-up it looks so pretty and your eyeliner also looks so precise! πŸ™‚

    Millie x

  18. Maddy
    22 Apr 2014 / 1:19 pm

    Such a pretty makeup look, I love the eyes! x
    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD | The Little Deer Sunglasses and Β£20 Voucher Giveaway

  19. Aerin Downs
    22 Apr 2014 / 2:01 pm

    I love this look! x

    BerrieBlogs| {beauty blog}

  20. Glam O'Clock
    22 Apr 2014 / 2:37 pm

    Love the eye makeup look! Perfect! I want to try the Tarte blushes so badly! It looks amazing on you. Xo, Alexandra

  21. Ana Leote
    22 Apr 2014 / 3:09 pm

    Love the makeup!


  22. Carey Boyle
    22 Apr 2014 / 3:52 pm

    You are so perfect! I really love your lipstick in this post.

    Something about Carey

  23. Lauren Parker
    22 Apr 2014 / 4:18 pm

    really want to try out a chanel perfume!


  24. Song
    22 Apr 2014 / 5:00 pm

    I love a natural look you're makeup is great!


  25. Lys ModestMix
    22 Apr 2014 / 5:02 pm

    Yay for finally having your MAC quad back πŸ™‚ really want to try out the Tarte blushes, they look great!

  26. Klara Ivy
    22 Apr 2014 / 5:06 pm

    you look stunning!

  27. Siham Hamdan
    22 Apr 2014 / 6:14 pm

    Beautiful! Your skin looks perfect <3

    | Noirette Diary |

  28. Janeese Brown
    22 Apr 2014 / 7:41 pm

    Oh my those spider's were holding it hostage, I'm glad you were able to retrieve it lol.

    xo.Janiecy.xo|A Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

  29. Sophie Stevens
    22 Apr 2014 / 8:05 pm

    You look beautiful and I love this look. Definitely suits you

  30. Lisa Robb
    22 Apr 2014 / 8:17 pm

    L x

  31. Katie Brown
    22 Apr 2014 / 8:24 pm

    Your eyeliner looks soooo good! Wish I could get mine that perfect!! xx

  32. alice lester
    22 Apr 2014 / 9:10 pm

    really like this eyeliner look, do you have any tips for getting it so perfect?? x x

  33. Fran Leanne
    22 Apr 2014 / 9:48 pm



  34. Natalie MacDonald β™₯
    22 Apr 2014 / 10:52 pm

    your makeup is always flawless, good to know what products you use πŸ™‚ so pretty! thanks for sharing πŸ™‚ xo

    Natalie | Shabby Chic and Teaβ™₯

  35. Sitara Long
    23 Apr 2014 / 12:41 am

    I think your makeup is absolutely perfect and flawless as usual! Glad that your boyfriend finally took your MAC out of those spiders. Xx

  36. Daniella C
    23 Apr 2014 / 1:47 am


  37. Mads M
    23 Apr 2014 / 3:39 am

    Love this look on you !

    Madeline | Its a Mads Mads World

  38. Ila
    23 Apr 2014 / 6:22 am

    loveee the wings πŸ˜‰ really nice simple but effective make-up!

    Ila x

  39. Claire England
    23 Apr 2014 / 10:55 am

    Gorgeous picks – I need to try that lip combination! πŸ™‚
    Thanks for posting! Claire x p.s. I understand the spider thing – I hate pulling things out from under my bed…..just in case something has eight legs under there!!

  40. Jordan Brown
    23 Apr 2014 / 7:15 pm

    I really want this eyeliner now! I've been looking for a new one for a while!

  41. R Day
    23 Apr 2014 / 11:01 pm

    I love this makeup look! You are so talented. πŸ™‚

  42. Morgan Hart
    25 Apr 2014 / 7:47 pm

    Gorgeous look! By the way, you've probably been told this before but you look a lot like Lily Collins!

    Morgan //

  43. Sunwoo
    25 Apr 2014 / 8:30 pm

    Omg, I swear your eye liner and eye brows are always perfect!
    I think you look more like Tiffany Dupont (she played Franny in an old ABC show "Greek") than Lily Collins!

  44. Andreea
    24 Jul 2014 / 10:35 pm

    You are stunning!

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