Saturday, 2 April 2016

Simple Winged Liner & Nude Lips Look

Last week, although I was crazy busy with work, my university thesis and generally organising my life, I managed to head out for a drink for my housemate, Becky's birthday and so I created this look. I was going to post this a lot earlier but I've been on a trip to Dublin this week and I'm only getting back to reality now. This look is pretty simple, focusing mostly on the eyes. I hadn't worn liner for a while as I have been doing quite rounded smokey eyes recently so I wanted to mix it up with a winged liner look so here we are. 

Starting off I prepped my face with Image Skincare Prevention+ Daily Matte Moisturiser, my new holy grail skincare range and I then primed with Nivea Men Sensitive Post Shave Balm. I really can't see myself going back to any other primer after using this. For the base, I mixed Benefit's Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow in 'Believe in me - Ivory' and Illamasqua's Skin Base foundation in #06. I'm totally loving mixing these two foundations as I get the glowy finish that I love from the Benefit one and the more full coverage finish from the Illamasqua one. I used Rimmel's Wake Me Up concealer in '010 Ivory' to highlight under my eyes and everything was finished off using Benefit's Porefessional Agent Zero Shine powder. For my cheeks I used Benefit's High Beam almost as a primer for my highlight and I then used Collection's Highlight & Sculpt Contour Kit (which I have slightly cropped out of the below photo because it's so beat up from dropping it, oops). I finished off my base with a tiny little pop of Coralista blush from Benefit.

For my brows, I used Benefit's Browzings and Gimme Brow - both in light - to give a defined but still natural looking brow. On the eyes I used my love - my hand-picked Makeup Geek eyeshadow palette. My boyfriend bought me a few shadows and a Z Palette to start me off and I have been filling it ever since with colours that I totally adore. I've just ordered the last few colours I wanted to fill them. For this specific look I used White Lies as a base, Créme Brulee in the crease, Beaches & Cream as a transition shade and a little bit of Mocha in the outer corner to smoke it out. Right on the inner corner I used a pop of Shimma Shimma for a little bit of sparkle. You will see High Brow from Benefit in the below photo and I actually used this on my waterline to really brighten my eyes up. Then for my wings I used Makeup Gallery's Pro Liquid Eyeliner which is actually from Poundland! This is honestly one of the best eyeliners I have used.. it's so black and lasts forever. I would definitely recommend at least trying it - after all, it is only £1. I finished off my eyes with Benefit's Roller Lash mascara (review here).

Finally, on my lips I used Cashmere from Lime Crime which is one of my absolute favourite nude lippies. It's a perfect colour for me and it stays on for hours. I don't even need to use a lip liner with this liquid lipstick... I just need to use a tiny bit at a time to line my lips before putting it on all over. I recently got a lot more Lime Crime products and might review some of them for you.

I hope you liked this post and this look. I'm really enjoying posting makeup looks and can't wait to post more. Keep up to date with me on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook and let me know if there's any looks you'd like to see.

With love,


  1. I love this look! You look so flawless. I need to get my hands on Cashmere, I swear I've been lusting after it for over a year now. It looks so flattering on you. I was super confused when I read that you used Nivea Men Post Shave Balm as primer, but after a little research it sounds amazing! I might have to try this myself! Fab post girl.

    Katy / Katy Belle