Thursday, 11 September 2014


How gorgeous is the weather?! I just can't get over it - it's such a novelty after the Winter chills. Speaking of chills, today is a rather relaxed day, so I've been experimenting with 'Spring-appropriate makeup' for the warmer weather. Not to say that I'll be retiring the berry shades altogether, but I thought it was time to introduce some peachy/coral shades to the mix. Today's 'tropicoral' lip is courtesy of Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter in 015 Tutti Frutti. The colour is quite punchy, but can be worn sheerer for a softer look. ...And in other news, today my legs saw the sun for the first time in months. Scaring off neighbours and passersby FTW...

In using La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL SPF 50+ sunscreen, today also marked the first time that I have reached for something other than my perennial pick, Mecca Cosmetica In a Good Light. With the sunnier weather I figured it was appropriate to amp up the SPF, though as you can see, it's caused my face to turn a ghostly shade, despite me layering Chanel Bronzer over the top to tone it down - and not using flash. The washed-out effect is actually more subtle in person, but it's always good to check out these things before using them for occasions where there is likely to be photography! Luckily, you pale ladies probably don't have to worry too much.

What's on my face, you ask?
La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL SPF 50+ sunscreen
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Custard
Rimmel ScandalEyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal in 012 Bronze
Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter in 015 Tutti Frutti 
Chi Chi Mosaic Blush in Pink Peach + Ecotools Tapered Blush Brush
Chanel Soleil Tan de Chanel Bronze Universel + Real Techniques Buffing Brush

I hope you're basking in the sun, if you're in the Southern Hemisphere! x


  1. I use the cream version of the sunscreen and it doesn't give me TOO much of a grey cast. But it's definitely because I'm on the paler side! However, I have noticed that it makes me whiter than normal? LOL? LOL?! I'm pale enough as is! Ahah.

    1. Ooh. Haha, it's lucky that you're pale ;) I find the flashback to be waaay more obvious in photography - it's not as noticeable in person. I'm usually about a NC30, but my face looks so white haha.