Friday, July 11, 2014

Soft & Dreamy Makeup Look with Baby Pink Lips

In an effort to switch up my makeup look earlier in the week I rustled through my beauty storage to pull out some unloved products. I wanted to create a creamy and dreamy sort of makeup look with pale pink shades being the focus of the look.
I've been using the Rimmel BB Cream Matte in Light* for quite a while now and really appreciate how pretty the packaging is. I wouldn't say this gives a totally matte finish as it appears more satin on my skin, but it lasts a full day on my face and is akin to a light foundation when it you really think about it. I always set my liquid face products with a powder and rather than my MAC or essence compacts I used my unloved Guerlain Meteorites which I've owned for yonks but hardly ever use. The smell is pretty darn strong I must say, but the finish on the skin is quite light and pretty but not impressive enough to make me want to purchase another pot of this stuff in all honesty.
Nothing exciting on the eyes for this look, as I wanted to the focus to stay on the pink products I selected - I even left out mascara to see how it would affect the look! For the cheeks I chose the 3 Concept Eyes (3CE) Powdery Lip + Cheek in #Neon Full which I applied with my Real Techniques Stippling Brush. I've only used this twice and can't decide how I feel about it - I tend to have this problem quite often when it comes to crème products for my cheeks, I inherently prefer powder and it always plays on my mind. #beautybloggerproblems
Now I feel as though I must mention the perils of pale pink lipstick to you - for an uber pale lady like myself, it certainly ain't the easiest shade to wear, least of all in a matte formula from the beautiful and affordable brand Shanghai Suzy. This particular shade is Miss Amy Baby Pink*, and I'm not entirely sold on it being the colour for me. I received two other bright shades from the lipstick line but thought it important to try something different for once (how many bright pink makeup looks can I share with you before you slap me?) The only other times I really go for a pale pink look on the lips is when I use my Nars lipgloss in Turkish Delight, but that is quite sheer and much easier to wear than a full on pale pink like Miss Amy. I really don't like how you can see my natural lip on the inner rim, and try as I might this is the best I could get this to look on me (though the lipstick itself was quite a nice formula!)
 
What are your thoughts on this hard-to-pull-off shade?
Do you think this makeup look would have worked better if I had've worn a beloved bright pink instead?
 
Emma x
 
*Provided for consideration. Honesty, always.

18 comments:

  1. I think it looks really pretty! Perhaps a little bronzer would have brought the look together? I could never pull off a pale pink lip like that, but I think it looks nice on you! Those 3CE powder lip/cheek products have such an interesting silicone-y feel! They swatched a bit patchily though when I checked them out.

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

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    1. I think bronzer would have been a good idea, smart thinking!

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  2. So SO PRETTY Emma! I love it! You look angelic and glowy!

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    1. Oh Tracy thank you! I really wasn't a fan of how I looked in these photos but honesty is the best policy and all that jazz. Angelic, love it ha!

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  3. thats a really cute look! http://maybemayhemmakeup.blogspot.com.au/

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  4. Love the lipstick! The 3 Concept Eyes blush looks lovely too. You look stunning, love how neutral yet pretty the look is.

    Sheri | Behind The Frames

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    1. Thanks Sheri, I love the packaging of 3CE it's so cool.

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  5. Maybe the lipstick would stand out if you were wearing a darker coloured top? It is a lovely colour but doesn't stand out against your skin tone. I love the subtlety of this look though, it's very natural and soft.

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    1. I think next time I will take the shot further back as I had a black singlet on underneath my kimono - I think because I'm so pale I have to work harder lol thank you for your constructive comments!

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  6. I've always been curious about the meteorites. I can't make that kind of pale blue pink work on me but looks good on your skintone

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    1. Aw thank you! Yeah I feel good knowing that I have tried the meteorites but I definitely don't adore them

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  7. This look makes you look like your glowing! I haven't had a chance to try out and 3CE products, where did you pick them up from? Also, how is the coverage on the Rimmel BB cream?
    t w o p l i c a t e s

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    1. Oh thank you! I bought them from a new place on Swanston St in Melbourne that a friend directed me too :) The Rimmel BB cream has nice coverage but if I have a blemish I need to use concealer as it is light-medium coverage I'd say

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  8. Emma- Try a neutral lip pencil under Miss Amy ! It worked for me, i am in the same boat as you. i LOVE my light pinks (Nyx lip cream in Tokyo) but they made me look half dead until i used a nice nude/pink/peach liner underneath. It really helps & makes you feel like some kind of cosmetic superman. Give it a go xx ;)

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    1. Great tip I will give that one a try!

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