Make-up Menu #3: Spring Edition

DSCN0567A new season demands a new make-up menu: a lighter and fresher one with a glowy finish that makes you look as if you’ve been cocooning all winter long – I wish that were true. I’ve spent part of my Easter Sunday spring cleaning my make-up MUJI drawers and I got inspired to create a simple, everyday spring look featuring my brand-new Ellis Faas Skin Veil foundation. Honestly I was just too eager to try this baby out … How exciting new make-up bits may be, there’s also something about shopping your own stash: dusting off a few buried gems sparks quite some excitement.

A GLOWY & FLAWLESS BASE

Starting off with a new and rather pleasing acquisition: Ellis Faas Skin Veil Foundation (S104). A light to medium foundation that imparts a proper glow onto the skin leaving out that awful greasy look. It was love upon first application and I can already imagine it shuffling its way to the front row in no time. To erase dark circles and to illuminate my under-eye area at the same time, I’m still relying on Charlotte Tilbury The Retoucher (02). Another recent purchase is the Make Up For Ever Full Coverage Concealer (06) which does a remarkable job at vanishing evidence of spots and scars into thin air. It gives my previous concealers a run for their money, it’s that impressive. I’ve now achieved a flawless yet a rather lifeless canvas. That’s why I added a pop of colour on the cheeks with Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Diffused Heat (review: here) and Tom Ford Bronzing Powder Terra to bronze up my complexion. To groom my brows I’ve been obsessed with Burberry Brow Definer (Ash Brown) to create natural, defined brows.

NATURAL YET DEFINED EYES

I’ve left my bronze eyeshadows aside, shock horror, and opted for something much lighter with Nars And God Created the Woman Palette (review: here) from which I’ve used Alhambra (bottom left) all over the lid and Kalahari (top middle) in the outer corner of my lids and under the lash line. Next, I’ve used Charlotte Tilbury Rock’N’Kohl Marlene Midnight to tightline my upper waterline that transforms into a small flick at the end. Marlene Midnight is a gorgeous dark navy blue, which provides a subtle yet gorgeous pop of colour that doesn’t translate at all on picture – sadly. Of course I’ve used my trusty mascara duo on my lashes: Dior Diorshow Maximizer Lash Plumping Serum (review: here) together with Chanel Le Volume (review: here). Not a day goes by without highlighting my inner corners and TheBalm Mary-Lou Manizer is the perfect contender for that.

A COMFY LIP

To tie the whole look together I’ve picked a MLBB shade in a luxurious balmy formula: Dior Rouge Baume Lili (558). It’s not by far a long-wearing formula but at least one that’s fuss-free and extremely comfortable to wear, not having to worry about smudging it whatsoever.

I’m ready to set off into a season where nature is in full bloom, the birds are chirping and the sun is shining 24/7. Could the latter be a thing? With a bright, dewy and healthy complexion I’m impatiently waiting for spring to arrive. Sun, come out and play, please? 

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  • http://www.minnebelle.com/ Isabelle

    Looking very pretty & glowy here! A Spring look well done :)
    I spy some short buttercups in this picture. Are yours also snapping off? Sunny & I have the same issue!

  • http://ALICEYEH.pro/wp Alice Yeh (叶翠云)

    NO WAY!? Are you for real? Haha, you got me excited here! Literally want to run to the store to check it out :o Do you also use it on blemishes or under the eyes? X

    • http://www.abeautifulzen.blogspot.ca/ jenn @Abeautifulzen

      both :)

  • http://ALICEYEH.pro/wp Alice Yeh (叶翠云)

    Hi Alexandra! Thank you, that’s exactly the look I was trying to achieve! Now it’s time to enjoy the lovely weather – FINALLY! X

  • http://www.kissandmakeupsbeautyblog.com/ Kiss & Make-up

    I want to steal all those products and copy that look right of your face! I love it! Your skin looks crazy flawless and the lips look so healthy and juicy. I don’t think I can get away with wearing such subtle eye make-up though. I’d look tired.

    • http://ALICEYEH.pro/wp Alice Yeh (叶翠云)

      Oh thanks, Melissa! My skin is everything but flawless right now, so all the credit goes to Ellis Faas Skin Veil as well as MUFE Full Coverage Concealer. And subtle eye make-up is usually not my thing either, but I’m quite liking it right now. At least I have a small flick to define my eyes, otherwise I’d also look damn tired! :p

  • http://www.beautyminded.be/ Katia | beautyminded

    I still envy that beautiful Tom Ford bronzer.. It looks so stunning. Your lips look amazing in that Dior Baume!

    • http://ALICEYEH.pro/wp Alice Yeh (叶翠云)

      That Tom Ford bronzer is seriously one of my faves, especially when most bronzers don’t really work on me shade-wise. And thanks, Katia! X

  • http://ALICEYEH.pro/wp Alice Yeh (叶翠云)

    Hey Agata! Thank you, that was exactly what I was aiming for! And yes, that MUFE conceals about everything and lasts all day, I’m so impressed! I have no idea what took me so long to get on board with this …

    • http://herandmakeup.com/ Agata

      Ok, I am sold! I am going to check it out next time I am at Sephora! Do you use it under your eyes too?

      • http://ALICEYEH.pro/wp Alice Yeh (叶翠云)

        Yay! No I don’t, it’s slightly too drying to use it under my eyes. It may work better on oily skin! Let me know what you think of it once you’ve tried it.

  • http://www.modestmixblog.com/ Lys

    Glowy indeed! That looks like an amazing foundation! I like the lip colour as well :)

    • http://ALICEYEH.pro/wp Alice Yeh (叶翠云)

      Hi Lys! Thank you. I’m so glad I got this foundation, exactly what I was looking for: glow in a bottle. That lip is the perfect everyday lip! ;)