Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Matte and easy

This look is really easy and takes little time, so I thought I'd share it in case anyone else is feeling as uninspired as I usually do early in the morning!

I've mostly used mattes and neutral colors, but topped it off with a glowy finishing powder and a natural dark nude gloss. All products are either drugstore buys or mineral make-up bought online, and everything is very budget-friendly.

I forgot that I used Urban decay's eyeshadow primer, but Essence has a very nice and affordable one too. To achieve the soft smokey look I first applied a light matte shade all over the lid and browbone and then layered the darker colors on top with a fluffy blending brush.

Product list:

Catrice allround concealer palette
MAD minerals foundation in Fair
Opera House blush (Catrice sidney palette)
MAD minerals satin glow finishing powder
MAD minerals flasg glow (highlighter on cheekbone)

Bring me frosted cake eyeshadow (Catrice mono)
Harbour bridge eyeshadow  (Catrice's Sidney palette)
Town hall eyeshadow (Catrice's Sidney palette)
Coffee multi-use color (MAD minerals)
Super fine eye-liner pen (Catrice spectacul-art)
Essence I love extreme volume mascara

Catrice colour show lip gloss in No. 9 is mine

The tan blush looks a little bit tacky on my pale skin, but I decided I like it anyway. I can't help but like my blush bold and visible :)  I wore a similar look during the most part of winter but I actually made this look back in november on one on the last days of actual sunlight. We're finally starting to get some good light again here in Belgium so I will probably be posting swatches and looks more regularly.

Thanks for reading!


  1. This looks absolutely stunning! I might try something similar tomorrow :)

  2. This is a beautiful look on you! The neutrals make your eyes look bluer.

  3. Very pretty and classy! I love all the mattes you used.

  4. You are so pretty and a gorgeous smile! I love my blusher loud and bold too, it's my desert island product!!

  5. Thanks everyone!

    I keep buying bright and sparkly eyeshadows, my next purchase will be some gorgeous mattes and neutrals. That's what I keep wearing lately :D


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