L-R: Illamasqua Blusher in Disobey|MAC Lipstick in Chatterbox|MAC Blush in Blushbaby|Illamasqua Skin Base in Shade 2
In my mad panic to look nice for my interview earlier this week I felt the need to buy some new make up, and I don’t do things in half measures.
I’d heard lots about the Illamasqua Skin Base foundation and thought I’d pick it up, I think it cost me £25ish and it’s the first foundation that I’ve ever tried that is actually pale enough for my face (maybe even too pale now it’s warming up a bit!) I’ve not given it a proper test run yet but I will let you know how it goes.
Then I needed a new interview lipstick, Chatterbox has been on my wishlist for years and it’s the perfect mixture of bright pink and a more muted raspberry tone. The amplified finish is lovely, it has a nice sheen to it but is fully opaque and lasts a decent amount of time on the lips.
I then turned to a new contour/blush duo, being a palester finding products to contour with that aren’t too muddy or orange is tricky and I’m afraid to say that Disobey is not perfect – it is quite warm toned but with a light hand and a lot of blending it’s workable.
Blushbaby is my new favourite blush. It’s such a lovely shade of pink with a little bit of brown in there too – perfect for use as both a blush and a contour, it blends to perfection and lasts quite a while on the skin.
Blushbaby - £14.50
Chatterbox – £13.50
Disobey - £16.50
Skin Base - £25.00
Do you buy new make-up for special occasions?
Can anyone recommend a contour shade for someone as pale as me?