Beauty Face of the Day

fotd: muted browns

January 25, 2015

Sorry for the lack of posts lately. Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been busy, sick, sick and busy, on a plane, and then jet-lagged. With all that going on, I can’t say I blame my skin for freaking out! Thankfully, it’s finally calming down…at least to the point from which base makeup and concealer make a discernible difference.


My face is still quite red from the extreme dryness, breakouts and rashes (yup, for real) so aside from countering it with a very yellow base, I’ve been skipping blush altogether and just using a tiny bit of contour colour in the hollows of my cheeks for definition.


It’s subtle, but I think it goes pretty well with the lip colour I concocted this morning. I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect purple-grey lipstick for a while now, but as nothing I’ve seen has been quite right – and I’m loathe to shell out for a colour I’ll tire of in a month or less – I thought I’d mix one myself. This turned out to be a nice colour, but still not exactly what I want so I guess it’s back to the drawing board tomorrow!

Innisfree Anti-trouble Jejubija BB Cream
Almay Clear Complexion Concealer
Nars Light Reflecting Pressed Powder

Nyx Powder Blush in Taupe

Urban Decay Primer Potion
Bobbi Brown eyeshadow in Velvet Plum and Cocoa
Maybelline Colossal Cat Eyes Mascara

Mac Eyeshadow in Mystery