Friday, 21 September 2012

Look of the Day: Dainty Rose

This look of the day is one I put together recently for a night out to celebrate my sister's birthday. I wanted something with a bit of impact, but that still looked natural and fresh. I opted for a palette of pinks and roses, as these shades tend to effortlessly brighten up my face. I was happy with the results!


The two stars of this look were MAC Mineralize Blush in Dainty (one of my all-time favourite blushes) and Chantecaille Lip Chic in Amaryllis. Dainty is a lovely, versatile pink-toned blush with hints of peach and subtle gold shimmer. It is so incredibly flattering and the texture is exceptionally smooth and soft! Amaryllis is one of my recent splurges (and my first ever Lip Chic!). It offers a bright, warm rose hue with reddish undertones. It leaves lips colour-drenched and moisturized and is a great option for those who want to wear bright lipstick but don't like blue-based fuchsias or super opaque formulas. It's fantastic!

Here's another view of the look, followed by a break-down:



The Breakdown:

Foundation: Revlon ColourStay Whipped Creme  Makeup in Buff
Concealer: Cle de Peau in Ivory
Powder: MAC Blot in Medium
Bronzer: Hard Candy So Baked Bronzer in Hula Hula
Blush: MAC Mineralize Blush in Dainty
Highlighter: MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Light Year

Brows: Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in Ash Blonde
Primer: Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden
Eye Shadows: Laura Mercier Eye Shadow in Sandstone (all over lid and as a highlight on inner corners/brow bone), MAC Eye Shadow in Mulch on the crease and outer corner, and a small amount of MAC Eye Shadow in Amberlights, to blend Sandstone and Mulch together
Eyeliner: Revlon ColourStay Liquid Eyeliner Pen in Black
Mascara: Anna Sui Full Mascara in Black

Lips: Chantecaille Lip Chic in Amaryllis


And a few more pictures of the look:






What are some of your favourite pinky and rose-toned blushes and lipsticks? Any other fans of MAC Mineralize Blushes or Chantecaille Lip Chics?

Thanks for reading!

46 comments:

  1. This is such a pretty look! Have you ever tried theKorres lip butter in wild rose? It's one of my favorite rose-themed products lol :)

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    1. Thanks, Erica! I've tried the Korres Pomegranate Lip Butter, but not the Rose version. Maybe I'll try that one next! :)

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  2. Oh my gosh, you are so stunning! And so talented at make up application! It looks flawless :)

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    1. Aww, thanks so much! You are too sweet. It's one of my favourite looks to do, so I guess I have a lot of practice with it :)

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  3. You look fantastic, and just saying that necklace looks very nice

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    1. Aww, thanks! I was going to mention my necklace in the post, but forgot! It's from Forever 21 and one of my new favourites :)

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  4. You look so pretty!!! those shades really suit you great!!! :D

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    1. Thanks, Anne! It's one of my favourite looks to do- pinks are so fun to play with :)

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  5. Beautiful eye makeup! :)
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  6. great post!

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  7. LOVE your make up here! It looks so fresh, I now totally want this blusher! Gorgeous complexion!

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    1. Thank you so much for the kind comments! MAC Dainty is such a lovely blush- it's a must-have for sure! :)

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  8. really nice!
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    1. Thanks! I'll check out your blog for sure :)

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  9. Your makeup is stunning!
    We should follow each other :)
    xx

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    1. Thanks, Kayla! I'll visit your blog soon! :)

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  10. Ah your makeup is so pretty! Just the perfect amount of color. Thanks for sharing.

    Christine
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    1. Thanks so much, Christine, for the kind words and for reading!

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  11. every time i come on here i want to go to my bathroom and play with my makeup. you always give me inspirations- like this pink look. i love how vibrantly pink the cheeks and lips are. i always want to try it out but feel like most of my outfits are too loud to give such pops of color to the face haha. i'm definitely doing it when i do an all grey or black look

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    1. Aww, that's so nice of you to say, Marlen! I'm so glad I've inspired you to play with makeup- that's really the main purpose of this blog! :)

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  12. Your skin is flawless! I am so Jeal!

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    1. Thanks, Marielley! My skin has been better lately, but I mostly have Revlon ColourStay to credit for how I look here ;)

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  14. I love your makeup, its absolutely flawless..you did an amazing job!
    check out my blog & we could follow each other..

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    1. Thanks so much! Checked out your blog and just started following :)

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  15. Love the cheek colour :)

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    1. Thanks, Rebekea! MAC Dainty is one of my all-time favourite blushes!

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  16. What a beautiful natural look! Wish I knew how to do my makeup that well :)

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    1. Thanks, Victoria! It's taken me lots of practice, that's for sure :)

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  17. Gorgeous make up, you eyes look amazing !

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  18. Dainty is my favourite MAC blush! It's perfection in a pan. And you totally rock it. You look lovely.

    <3

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    1. It really is a fabulous blush! Glad to hear you're also a fan. Thanks for the kind words, and for reading! :)

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  19. great make up!

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  20. lovely beautyblog!
    want to follow each other?
    xoxo
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  21. Great make up, I love the colors you used and you mixed them to perfection, love the color of that lipstick, it looks especially good on you. You are really talented and have pretty features! Your have a lovely blog by the way and I am a new follower! Hope you will like my blog and follow back!

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    1. Thanks, Sara, for all the kind words and for following! I'll check out your blog for sure :)

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  22. You're such a doll :)

    I love to see you with very blushed cheeks, I think it has everything to do with you.
    The lip colours looks amazing on you too.

    xx,
    Sandra @ Blasfemmes

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    1. Aww, thanks so much for all the kind words, Sandra! And thanks for reading :)

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