The Face Edit #1 - Nearly Naked

12 February 2013

Spring is on its way (or so I keep telling myself), so I've dragged myself away from berry shades, and moved towards a more fresh, natural look. Surprisingly, I've also switched from 100% high end to mostly drugstore. Here's a run down of the go to products in my makeup bag recently:
For my base, I've been reaching for the Revlon Nearly Naked foundation. I'm still not too sure how I feel about this - it's a fair bit heavier than I expected, and the shade which I have (120 vanilla) is a little too light for me. However, it does give a flawless, satin finish and packs a punch in the SPF department (20). Under the eyes and on any blemishes I've been using the Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting concealer.

My cheeks have been loving MAC's Pink Cult (review to follow), a lovely neutral pink. This is my first matte MAC blush, but I'm definitely interested in trying more. Read my rave about Illamasqua's Gleam in Aurora here. There's not much more to add, I love it and I may have been eyeing up a back up... Colour wise, after experimenting with lots of heavy, bronze eyeshadows for the last couple of weeks, it's been refreshing to leave my lids bare. I've been reaching for Maybelline's heavily promoted Rocket Volume Express mascara, which is great for adding length and holds a curl nicely. Lips are an easy one - MAC's A Perfect Day (post here) - a nice nude.

After all of that, I like to use a slick of Revlon's Nearly Naked powder on my forehead, to make sure I'm not working that glow too much. Are you switching your makeup routine for Spring, or are you still enjoying Winter shades?

31 comments

  1. Loving revlon at the moment! It's snowing right now but I really hope spring arrives soon! x

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  2. I love switching to Spring makeup and always look forward to wearing more corals and peaches on my cheeks and lips. I've already moved over to tinted moisturisers, although that's largely due to being abroad in a hot country - I just want a minimal, natural look that doesn't feel heavy on the skin.
    Mel
    melswallofmirrors.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. That's the second mini review I've read on Revlon's Nearly Naked Foundation today. I've got a drawer full of bases but I'm a sucker for a good review - will probably be heading to Boots tomorrow I fear! x Becky

    Cosmetic Debris

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  4. I recently bought the RT buffing brush and it is amazing. I want to invest in the full range and really can't rave about them enough! X

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  5. Awesome products!! I REALLY want to try the Nearly Naked line by Revlon! I keep hearing great things about them and I definitely want to pick it up! Awesome Pictures by the way! So glad you gave me a link to your blog! :) Followed!!!! :)

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  6. That MAC blush is such a pretty colour!
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  7. Lovely items!

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  8. That lipstick colours lovely xx
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  9. Love that mascara need to try out that lipstick
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    S xx

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  10. Real techniques are the way forward!

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  11. I love Revlon but haven't gotten round to this one yet, what would you say the coverage is like?

    I'm having a giveaway on my blog to win a Mac eye shadow and Lipstick of your choice if you fancy having a look :)

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    Xx

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    1. I tend to wear sheer foundations/tinted moisturisers, so this leans towards medium coverage for me, and it's definitely buildable! It's been compared to my favourite foundation, ysl le teint touché éclat, but I actually think its closer to NARS sheer glow personally x

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  12. Your blog is really lovely! Such great posts :D

    Would love a visit back :D
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  13. All these products look great! Love these type of posts, lovely blog too- will like it now :)

    gracierosee.blogspot.co.uk xx

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  14. Love the CK cosmetics roll, and real tech brushes are so good! Revlon is definitely my fav drugstore brand, too.

    The January Girl ♥

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  15. oh wow, these products are just gorgeous..I love nude makeup and dramatic makeup. so hard to choose which one I like most. did a post on more attention grabbing makeup but love nudes too...that mac blusher is just gorgeous and gives a lovely natural glow to the cheeks when I do go for the natural look..great post x

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  16. Your staples are pretty amazing products!

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  17. that mac blusher is gorgeous, i absolutely adore their matte blushers, melba and pinch o peach are to die for! xx

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  18. I have that Mac blush and love it!! My other favorites is in Melba, Fleur Power and Pink Spoon!!
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  19. the mac blush looks like such a pretty natural color, and ive also been loving my maybelline concealer!!

    Karly.
    www.karlymichellem.blogspot.com

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  20. Great post and products!! I am loving the Rocket Mascara atm! It's lovely! :))

    XO,
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  21. I really want to try the Revlon nearly naked foundation. Great post x

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  22. I love that Maybelline concealer :) I really like RT brushes too. I only have the purple eye brushes that come in a set, but I've been eyeing the orange and pink ones as well.

    I'm enjoying both winter and spring makeup, for now. I'm nearly bare-faced today, with the exception of pressed powder, mascara, blush, and loose eyeshadow as a highlight. It feels nice to look fresh-faced!

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  23. As I live in the southern hemisphere, it's summer (nearly autumn) for me and I am also reaching for nudes these days :) I am starting to crave reds and berries lipsticks but wearing neutral shades is just so comfortable and you never can go wrong with these colours!

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  24. Oh sweetie really interesting the products! And this post! i really like it your blog because is about makeup, for that reason I´m following you my blog is about makeup too if you want follow me back

    xoxo

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  25. Hi sweetie, new follower here :-D Really like your blog and think you would be a great addition to our Aloha Friday Blog Hop. It is a great way to meet other bloggers, get some exposure for your blog and find new readers and followers. Feel free to stop by anytime and join us :-D Happy Valentines Day !

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  26. I love that MAC lipstick! Some great products mentioned Josie :D
    xxx

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  27. I've just bought the Nearly Naked foundation too. I think the colour I got (Nude) is a bit too dark for me....and Ivory would have been better. But I haven't been able to find that shade anywhere?! Weird. I just apply it quite thinly and I really do like it!

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  28. What a great selection of products for a soft, pretty look! I really want to try the Revlon Nearly Naked foundation- thanks for the review :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  29. I loooove that maybelline concealer! It hides my dark circles so well.

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  30. such a great post!

    I really like your blog and your style, I´m following you! :)
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