Thursday 1 August 2013

Summer Pastels Beauty Look with Nars + Nude Lip Combo

Foundation: Nars Sheer Glow Foundation in Light6 Ceylan 
Blush: Nars Blush in Gaiety
Eyeshadow: Nars Single Eyeshadow in D.Gorgeous
Lipstick: Nars Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil in Mexican Rose

 Nars Sheer Glow Foundation in Light6 Ceylan 
Nars Blush in Gaiety

  Nars Single Eyeshadow in D.Gorgeous

Nars Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil in Mexican Rose

Nars Sheer Glow Foundation in Light6 Ceylan ; Nars Blush in Gaiety; Nars Single Eyeshadow in D.Gorgeous

Pinkish Nude Lip Combo: Revlon Matte Lipstick in Pink Pout + Topshop Lips in Rumour Has It

Hey Beauties! Here is a look I wore that kind of was inspired by chilled out summer's day... Although I have been sporting lots of dark-ish smokey eye since I have changed my hair style, yes(!) I actually had half of the length cut off and I'm also getting my heavy fringe shaped into light side bangs! Quiet a drastic move but I wanted a change after wearing long hair for like seven years and the full on fringe I was stuck with that really wasn't flexible, there was only one way I could wear it, and after a while I felt like it was hiding to much of my face. But I am absolutely loving having shorter and lighter hair now, it feels fresh and more chic. With new hair there is of course new make-up. I love playing around and finding new beauty looks to suit my new hair. 

And so I decided to create a pastel look, still keeping the black liner but the rest pretty light. Nars Single Eyeshadow in D. Gorgeous is a very pretty sheer matte lilac and it's from the Spring 2010 Collection. Matte eyeshadows aren't the easiest to work with especially when it comes to a lighter colour, but D. Gorgeous is smooth and blends beautifully, and of course since it is very sheer it's not a scary shade but actually a very flattering. Apparently Rihanna wore Nars D. Gorgeous eyeshadow to 2010 Clive Davis Pre-Grammys Party. As D.Gorgeous is a sheer matte it needs a nice base to come through nicely, I wore it over MAC Paint Pot in Nubile, which is a barely there nude shade with a light satin shimmer.

For a blush I applied Nars Gaiety which is from last years Spring [2012] Collection. I own a few beautiful bubblegum bright pink blushes including my favourite Dior Rosy Glow in Petal, but Gaiety is also very pretty. It is also quite sheer, but you can build up the pigmentation easily by layering the product. Gaiety looks almost matte in the pan but actually it has a finely-milled satin finish that creates a beautiful natural glow.

Although I'm decided to wear this pastel look with a pink nude lip to keep everything soft, I will still quickly mention my love for the Nars Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil in Mexican Rose [also from Spring 2010 Collection] - I wore it none stop for almost a week! That says a lot. It has been my 'it' lipstick this summer, I have no idea what it is about this shade but it's literally amazing! It's a stain lip products so I've been wearing to dinners, beaches, lunches, day and night basically without taking it off, it needs a little touch up after about five hours, but even then you still don't end up looking like you swallowed your lipstick with your meal. I had so many compliments when I wore Mexican Rose that I usually get for MAC Ruby Woo - so it's in that league! I will definitely create a separate look to showcase how stunning Mexican Rose is! 

And finally, I have mentioned before that I have discovered Nars Sheer Glow Foundation, which I had two small samples of. This is the full size, in the shade Light6 Ceylan. This foundation requires a lot of blending and I prefer applying it with my beloved RealTechniques Expert Face Brush. It has a medium coverage and I like the way it feels and looks on my combo/oily skin. And it lasts beautifully! If you are new to my blog I always set my liquid foundations with Laura Mercier Mineral Powder in Rich Vanilla.



  1. I have been wanting D Gorgeous for a while and seeing this post has made up my mind to buy it! I love your blog! New follower :)

    1. Thank you Amber! Hope you will enjoy wearing D Gorgeous as much as I do :) xox