A Nearly Naked Face

Thursday, 18 April 2013

revlon nearly naked, mac lightscapade, topshop head over heels
lancome hypnose star, mua undressed, rimmel taupe, scandaleyes taupe
Apologies for the bad quality face shot - I need to wean myself away from the front-facing iPhone camera!

I'm not one of those girls who refuses to leave the house without make-up on. In fact, I've been known to roll out of bed and nip out to the shops with a completely bare face. But for those days when I'm feeling lazy, but it's likely that I'll bump into someone I know, I tend to go for a 'nearly naked' face using minimal products. And what better excuse to test out the aptly named new foundation offering from Revlon? I'm still not 100% sold on Revlon Nearly Naked foundation. I love the finish when it's first applied but I find longevity lacking on my skin. Equally, the Revlon Nearly Naked powder gets a thumbs up where application is concerned - it's a really nice, finely milled powder that doesn't apply cake-y or heavily. I'm planning a full review of this duo in the near future, I think I need to give it a couple more trial runs!

As always, I use Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer to cover up any blemishes or red areas that foundation hasn't covered. I'm loving Topshop Cream blush in Head Over Heels for adding a little pop of Spring colour to my cheeks - it's the perfect coral, and a little goes a long way! MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Lightscapade is the most recent addition to my make-up stash, and I have to say I'm loving it so far. It seems to brighten up my dull skin with ease, but doesn't leave my face covered in chunks of glitter which I've found with other highlighters. Eyewise, I've stuck to my trusty MUA Undressed Palette using a shimmery bronze colour all over the lid to liven my eyes up a little bit. I smudge some Rimmel Scandaleyes Eyeliner in Taupe on my lower lashline, chuck some Lancome Hypnose Star mascara on my lashes and brush a little eyebrow powder from the Look Beauty Brow Perfect palette on to my (currently in need of a good wax shaping) eyebrows and I'm good to go.

Most definitely not the most glamorous of looks, but it's a nice 15 minute job and I can run out the door - almost always accompanied by hair that's still a little damp, wavy and completely untouched by heat or styling products!

What are your go-to products for your lazy day make-up?

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  1. I actually really like keeping makeup pretty natural anyway, and I'm not really one for liquid eyeliner etc. On quick/lazy days I usually go for my Laura Mercier tinted moisturiser, Mac Pro Longwear concealer, Mac Peachykeen blush and Groundwork Paintpot or MUA Undressed palette, and L'oreal Volume Million Lashes Mascara. I do need my MUA Pro Brow Kit too though, as I have slightly wonky brows without it, haha.
    That Topshop cream blush is lovely, I just got Flush as it looked really corally on the website, but turns out it much more of a pink.
    Mel xx

  2. This is such a beautiful, yet natural look lovely! I definitely need to pick up the MUA eye shadow palette, the colors look so pretty! <3 Great post hun!


  3. Gorgeous look! I really want lightscapade, so pretty x

  4. Really pretty and natural xx

  5. I love the natural look! Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer is my friend on lazy days, along with maybe a Maybelline color tattoo, a Korres lip balm and some mascara. Four products and done! Oooh, you may have just inspired my next post... xx

  6. I love the MUA Undressed palette, and I'm yet to try the Revlon foundation it not having a pump really puts me off x

  7. I've been wanting to try the Revlon Nearly Naked foundation since it was released but I've kept getting put off by some not so great reviews if it. Instead I chose the MUA Undress Your Skin Illuminating foundation. I've been told it's very similar if not better than the nearly naked and at £5 I have no complaints. I'm interested to see a more in-depth review of both products from you :)

    Got your blog from tonight #bbloggers chat. I'm your latest follower.



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