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Friday, 22 July 2011

FOTD: Golden Roses (and Mini ELF Review)

Hey girls (and guys)!
It has been for-evaaahhhh since I last posted on here and that is mainly down to the fact that by the time I get home from work, I am so shattered that I just want to veg out on the sofa and watch TV. I know that is a lame excuse but after a day of sitting in front of a computer and going square eyed, the last thing on my mind is to come home and do the same thing. I hope you can understand :-)
Last week was pretty manic for me as I had two back-to-back weddings to attend which meant a week of pre-wedding parties and a whole lot of getting glam. Unfortunately, I didn't manage to get any outfit shots but I tried to snap a few mugshots so you can see what my makeup was like - See, I do think about you lot!!!
This was my FOTD (well, Face of the Evening) for Friday night:

I went with ye old faithful golden brown eye makeup and rosey coloured lips - This has become a staple look for me and works with so many of my Indian outfits so when I'm in a rush or running late, this is what I've been doing.
Products on my face:
- *Benefit Porefessional
- Bobbi Brown Natural Finish Long Lasting Foundation in 4.5 Warm Natural
- Bobbi Brown Corrector in Bisque
- Bobbi Brown Concealer in Warm Natural
- *ELF Mineral Blush in Rose - Applied very lightly as it's a loose powder blush
- MAC Powder Blush in Gana - Used as a highlight on top of blush

The eyes:
I actually steered away from using my trusty black liquid liner and delved in to the world of brown liner. This is a first for me and I'm kind of annoyed with the fact that I've never tried it before. I guess you could say that I'm extremely late to the party with this but brown liner with gold/brown eye makeup works so much better because it brings everything together and doesn't look as harsh as a black line cutting through the shadow.

A closer look:
Products I used:
- Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion
- *ELF Mineral Eyeshadow in Golden
- *ELF Mineral Eyeshadow in Caffeinated
- Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Eyeliner in Chocolate Shimmer Ink
- Max Factor Xperience Mascara in Black
- ELF Eyebrow Lifter and Filler
- MAC Chromographic Pencil in Black Black to tightline

I've never been a fan of loose shadows or products, except for my trusty Bobbi Brown Sheer Loose Powder, because I find them really messy. However, all ELF products used were from their mineral range and therefore came in a loose form and I quite enjoyed using them. There was very minimal fallout from the eyeshadows and blusher and the colours were very pigmented so didn't fade during the night. I found the trick with applying loose eyeshadow is to make sure you've got a good base underneath and don't load the brush up with too much product. The mineral blush has a very very subtle sheen to it so would look good if you just wanted to add a natural flush to the cheek without risking the whole "Aunt Sally" thing.
Overall, I'm impressed with the ELF Mineral products and will be having a closer look at other shades they have to offer on the wesbite.

You can buy the ELF products mentioned in this post from the website and keep your eyes peeled on their Facebook page as there are always loads of free shipping or discount codes flying around.

Until next time...
Keep swivelling those hips in your

NOTE: Products marked with * are PR samples

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6 stiletto lovers had something to say::

  1. Wow Amrita!! u luk really pretty n ur makeup is perfect! :)

  2. Love this! You look gorgeous xx

  3. Thanks for your comments girls :) xxx

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