Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Birthday Face...

I have never done a 'What's on my face' type of post but seeing as yesterday I celebrated my 21st birthday and selected some of the finest pieces of my makeup collection to celebrate with me. 

If you follow me on Instagram then you would have already seen the makeup I wore to my birthday dinner yesterday. 

Recently my skin has been pretty good so I only used a mixture of two concealers as a base. I use the Essence Stay All Day Concealer in 10 Natural Beige on my cheeks, chin and forehead and blend all of that in with my Real Techniques Buffing Brush. I then use my favourite concealer NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Vanilla down my T-zone and under my eyes as this provides a lot more coverage than the Essence one and give a more flawless look around the centre of my face which again I use my Real Techniques Buffing Brush to buff into the skin. I set this all with my MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus in NC15 as it provides a tiny bit more coverage and holds the concealer in place really well! 

I use the Clarins Colours of Brazil Bronzer to add some warmth to my face and then go in with the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Radiant Magenta for a natural/glowy colour to my cheeks. I find both of these colours compliment each other very well and gives a nice Summery makeup look. 

One of the products I seem to be using underneath all my eyeshadows at the moment is the Maybelline Colour Tattoo in On and On Bronze. It creates a really nice base with a bit of tack (before it dries) and really helps eyeshadow stay put and as I was going for a bronzey eye anyway the bronze colour worked well with it. The LORAC Pro Palette is something I have wanted ever since it came out and I was lucky enough to take part in an international swap recently were the lovely Frederica (post to come soon with all of the goodies) kindly picked one up for me. It arrived a week ago but I saved the palette to use on my special day and I am already IN LOVE, I used the shades Champagne, Pewter and Espresso from the palette. I then used the Urban Decay Eyeliner in Perversion to tightline and apply a very thin smudged out line of black liner to my lids as this stays put for ages without transferring or smudging. To finish off my eyes I used my favourite mascara which is the bareMinerals 10-in-1 Lash Domination Mascara

I broke out one of my limited edition MAC lipsticks in the shade Red Balloon which is a beautiful, bright red/pink/fuchsia (swatches here) and was released in the Playland Collection. 

That is everything that I had on my face last night! I had an amazing birthday dinner and my birthday itself was wonderful.

A big thank you to everyone who sent me lovely birthday wishes! 


  1. That Clarins bronzer is soo beautiful! The Lorac Pro palette is pretty much at the top of my wishlist after seeing so many gorgeous swatches and positive reviews about it! x

    The Sunday Chapter

    1. It really is a gorgeous bronzer! I am in awe of the Lorac - I will have a post about it on Thursday with more swatches :D xx

  2. Mac's Red Balloon looks gorgeous! I really want to pick up the Lorac pro palette!
    xprincessjas | ♥

    1. It really is! Definitely pick it up! You will NOT regret it :)

  3. The Bare Minerals mascara looks interesting. Have you reviewed it? If not, maybe you could as I'd be interested in reading about it. Gemma x

    Beautiful Life as I know it

    1. I have already reviewed it :) http://www.tashameline.com/2014/06/bareminerals-lash-domination-10-in-1.html?m=1 hope that helps xx

  4. Ah such gorgeous choices! I'm so glad you love your Lorac! I treat mine like a baby or something hahaha xxx

  5. Thank you so much, lovely! Oh I'm with you on that, I don't even want to put it away yet as I'm not done staring at it :P xxxxx