Sunday, 25 November 2012

A Makeup Inspiration


Hi Darlings,

How has your Sunday been? I've had the ultimate lazy day, watching TV programmes that I've not had chance to this week, whilst snacking on White Cadbury Fingers. 
Last night my family came up to Leeds for a pre-Christmas meal, and we had a wonderful evening; Alex cooked some beautiful food, and everyone had a great time - it's made me all the more excited for Christmas Day!

I've been using the same makeup every day in the last week almost, with perhaps a different lip depending on what I was wearing. It's just been so much quicker to grab my makeup bag and throw my face on with all the products that are to hand - which is exactly what I've needed to do. While I love them and they undoubtedly work for me, it's time to shake things up a bit this week, and this is what I came up with: 

 You might recognise this from the Dream Matte Mousse advert, and while I'm of the opinion that it's potentially one of the worst foundations on the high street, what I do particularly like is the softness of the lips, and the highlighting of the cupids bow. I also like how the blush is very subtle and matches the lips very closely.  

 This is my absolute favourite look. I really go on for the light eyes and the red lips. I may be re-creating this in the next couple of days.

I love the heavy crease contouring and soft fluttery eyelashes. I also particularly like the high gloss black nails. 

Let me know if you have any other inspiration for me, I love to try new looks!

Lea
x

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(Images used are not my own and are Via Google Images)

62 comments:

  1. I'm currently loving a touch of Cranberry mixed with dark brown on the crease, I think it looks gorgeous.

    xx Monica
    Makeup And London

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    1. I've heard that Cranberry is really gorgeous, I might invest in it soon! x

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  2. Amazing makeup inspiration pics!

    I love Cadbury white chocolate fingers!! They are so addicting. :)

    xo - Sheila
    www.sheislovelyblog.com

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    1. Haha they are aren't they! They're so bad for me! x

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  3. The last one is my favourite! Wish I had lashes like those! Wow!

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    1. It is super gorgeous, you'd really suit it too with your hair :) x

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  4. Lovely inspiration! Check out my new post about special ways to make a bun/braids! http://liveyourdreamsxo.blogspot.com/2012/11/5-ways-to-make-bun.html

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  5. I love the make up in the first picture, so flawless and pretty. Loving the red lip look lately too so much <3

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

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    1. It's a really pretty look isn't it? I have a real thing for that kind of shade on the lips.
      Me too, I've not got a small drawer dedicated to just red lipsticks because my collection has grown so much in the past few weeks! x

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  6. Thanks for the comment :)

    All the looks are nice, I like the 1st one the most, very light

    x
    SHOGOxo~

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    1. You're very welcome! And thank you :D x

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  7. love ur posts http://iamaleena.blogspot.com.au/

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  8. nice photos I liked your blog, I follow you!
    and if you like mine I hope you like pretty follower :) a kiss!

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  9. I really love that last look! Also, I didn't know there was such a thing as white chocolate fingers, I must get some! xxx

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    1. Really?! They are amazing! The best version by far hehe :) x

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  10. LEA, I REALLY NEED TO HAVE YOU AROUND ME AND GO SHOPPING FOR MAKE UP WITH ME!:)) YOU ARE SO KNOWLEDGEABLE, I DEFINITELY NEED TO READ YOUR POSTS REGULARLY!;))
    XOXO



    http://style-squared.blogspot.ca/

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    1. Haha well that's certainly a compliment and a half! Thankyou very much! :D xxx

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  11. I adore red lipstick :) I would like to invite you to join my GIVEAWAY! 25 persons will win $20 vouchers :)

    http://anna-and-klaudia.blogspot.com/

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    1. It's my go to lip at the moment! x

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  12. Really so nice make up. I will try it soon. Would you like to follow each other via bloglovin? Have a nice day

    http://www.fashiondenis.com/

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    1. I actually don't use bloglovin hun, so I wouldn't ever see your posts to read them. I just have it there incase others would prefer to follow me via it. Thanks for your comment! x

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  13. oh if only my make up looked that good everyday x

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    1. If only we could airbrush in real life! x

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  14. Love the fisrt makeup! If you want go to my blog:)
    http://asunshineoffashion.blogspot.it/

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    1. I think it's really pretty too :) x

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  15. The girl who models for Dream Matte Mousse is beautiful but the makeup is awful.

    www.skinandroses.blogspot.com

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    1. You mean dream matte mousse itself? x

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  16. Great inspiration :) These are all really pretty make up looks x

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  17. great posts! all those looks are fab! I only wish i was skilled enough to create one of them, haha!

    how did you find the nutella hot choc, love?
    hugs!
    xo

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    1. I thought it was blummin' amazing! It felt like such a naughty thing to have though haha, definitely a treat which needs to be saved for special occasions! x

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  18. amazing, love the third pic
    <3
    x the cookies
    samecookiesdifferent.blogspotcom

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    1. Me too! Can't wait to try it out soon! x

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    1. I think so too! I wish I looked like that! x

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  20. Your blog is Gorgeous and so are you! I love Revlon Mousse have you tried it?
    I'm your newest follower would you therefore mind checking mine out and following back please sweetie?
    Thank you
    Rachael
    http://thenew62.blogspot.co.uk/
    xxx

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    1. Thank you! :) I haven't, is it much better than the Maybelline version? x

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  21. That last look is my favorite of the bunch! I don't have thick lashes to work with so I'm always jealous of those that do!

    JennifHsieh

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    1. Same, mine are quite long, but not so thick. I have to use falsies to get some real volume! x

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  22. Hey darling nice blog you have here, I like your posts! Hope you will have time to visit mine and let me know your opinion about it, maybe we could follow each other if you like my posts =)
    XOXO
    Ylenia

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  23. I'm loving these 3 beautiful looks, they're such great inspirational looks! xx

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    1. I'm so happy you think so too :) x

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  24. Heey dear
    I'm following you *--*
    love your blog !
    love this make ups ♥

    have a nice week!

    kiss
    www.anywaybtfashion.blogspot.com.br

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  25. Love the dark, moody look - the black nails are lovely.
    www.AhkaVintage.com

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    1. Me too, I really want to get a super glossy top coat to recreate the look! x

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  26. Love the first one! It's so natural looking! Great post!


    It would mean a lot if you could check out my blog and leave a comment, I would love to hear what you think!


    xo
    Deanne

    http://myfashavenue.blogspot.ca

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    1. Thanks hun, I really like it too :) x

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  27. My fav look is the light look with bold red lips! I am been very into red lips lately.

    - Vee
    http://www.theavenuevee.com

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    1. I think that's my favourite too. I love the eyes matched with the lips :) x

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  28. Beautiful makeup.
    Thanks for visting my blog.
    Your visits make my days sweeter.
    Take me To Tarah

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  29. Such a lovely makeup. Looking at it I wish I could do it for myself.
    Dusana :-)

    www.letnedni.com

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    1. I think I'm going to attempt the second look and see how it goes! x

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  30. I love the makeup!! ♥ So inspiring all these pegs!

    ♥,
    Shari
    The Misty Mom

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