Sunday 11 January 2015

Sunday's Makeup Look ft. Lorac Pro Palette | FOTD

On Sundays makeup usually turns out better. I am more relaxed, there’s more time to experiment and therefore there’s more chance that my makeup look will involve something more than a line of liner.
Here’s today’s look, with the LORAC PRO Palette and a lovely contrast between eyes and cheeks+lips.

Nars Lorac Hourglass Urban Decay Lancome Kevin Aucoin Kiehl's Dior Clarins Anastasia MAC

I started the face makeup with the Kiehl’s Micro-Blur Skin Perfector, an amazing primer that smoothes the skin giving foundation a good layer to stick to. Then I used the Lancôme Teint Miracle Foundation in the shade #010, which is an amazing glowy foundation that still lasts well if set properly. I then dabbed the smallest amount of Dior Diorskin Star Concealer in #002 under the eyes, and then used the Clarins Instant Concealer in #01 over it in a triangular shape to up the coverage level and highlight the area slightly. To set my base in place I used the NARS Light Reflecting Pressed Setting Powder, that sets everything making it truly dry to the touch and fights shine for the longest time whilst looking glowy at the same time.

On my eyes, after priming them with the NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base, I used the following shades from the LORAC PRO Palette: Cream all over the eyelids up to the brow bone, Taupe in the crease, Garnet (my favourite!) on the lid, Espresso on the outer corner and slightly into the crease and under the eyes and It Bronze in the inner corner. I then used Urban Decay Subversion Lash Primer & Perversion Mascara on my lashes, and I have to say I’m enjoying this combo. I still prefer Lancôme Grandiôse (here’s just the last time I raved about it), but this combo makes the lashes look great! Black and volumized, and more importantly this is the first mascara base I enjoy using. Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Soft Brown on the eyebrows, and the eye makeup is complete.

On my cheeks and lips, I went for cooler shades to add some contrast to the warmth of the eye look. After using Kevin Aucoin Sculpting Powder in Medium under the cheekbones blending slightly upwards with circular motions, I brushed Hourglass Radiant Magenta Ambient Lighting Blush  with my NARS Yachiyo Kabuki Brush (you can read my review here), and followed with the Kevin Aucoin Celestial Powder in Candlelight, which is the most amazing subtle but glowy highlighter. On the lips, I applied a light layer of MAC Speed Dial (the one I’m wearing in the profile pic!) with a brush to leave a somewhat transparent effect, possible thanks to the luminous and soft creemsheen texture of the lipstick.

FOTD Kevin Aucoin Nars Lorac Anastasia Clarins Lancome Urban Decay MAC Hourglass

Well, here it is, my favourite look from the LORAC Pro Palette. I’ve been loving this palette so much, so maybe another look will be featured in the next weeks!

Do you play with makeup on Sunday mornings too? What have you been enjoying lately?

Di domenica di solito i trucchi vengono meglio. Sono più rilassata, ho più tempo per sperimentare e perciò ci sono più possibilità che il mio trucco comprenda qualcosa di più di una linea di eyeliner.
Ecco il look di oggi, con la palette LORAC PRO e un bel contrasto tra gli occhi e le guance+labbra.

Ho iniziato il trucco del visto con il primer Kiehl’s Micro-Blur Skin Perfector, che leviga la pelle dando al fondotinta una buona base a cui aderire. Quindi ho usato il fondotinta Lancôme Teina Miracle nella tonalità #010, che è un fantastico fondotinta luminoso che però dura comunque a lungo se fissato per bene. Ho quindi applicato sotto gli occhi una piccolissima quantità di correttore Dior Diorskin Star nel colore #002, e poi ho usato il Clarins Instant Concealer in #01 in maniera triangolare per aumentare la coprenza e illuminare leggermente la zona. Per fissare la base ho usato la cipria NARS Light Perfecting Pressed Setting Powder, che fissa il trucco rendendolo davvero asciutto al tatto e combattendo l’effetto lucido per tantissimo tempo pur rimanendo molto luminosa.

Sugli occhi, dopo aver preparato la palpebra con la NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base, ho usato le seguenti tonalità dalla LORAC PRO Palette: Cream su tutta la palpebra fin sotto alle sopracciglia, Taupe nella piega, Garnet (il mio preferito!) sulla palpebra, Espresso nell’angolo esterno e leggermente nella piega e lungo la palpebra inferiore e It Bronze nell’angolo interno. Ho quindi usato il primer e il mascara Subversion & Perversion Urban Decay, e devo dire che questa combo mi sta piacendo molto! Continuo a preferire Lancôme Grandiôse (qui trovate l’ultima delle molte volte in cui ne ho cantato le lodi), ma questi due prodotti insieme hanno un bellissimo effetto! Rendono le ciglia nere e voluminose, e soprattutto questa è la prima base per mascara che mi piace. Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Soft Brown sulle sopracciglia, e il trucco occhi è completo!

Sulle guance e sulle labbra ho deciso di usare tonalità più fredde per dare un po’ di contrasto ai toni caldi del trucco occhi. Dopo aver usato la Kevin Aucoin Sculpting Powder in Medium sotto gli zigomi sfumandolo leggermente verso l’alto con movimenti circolari, ho usato il blush Hourglass Ambient Lighting in Radiant Magenta con il pennello Nars Yachiyo (qui potete leggere la mia recensione), e ho poi usato la Celestial Powder in Candlelight, sempre Kevin Aucoin, che è un bellissimo illuminante non eccessivo ma molto luminoso. Sulle labbra ho messo uno strato leggero del rossetto MAC Speed Dial (quello che indosso nella foto profilo!) con un pennello per lasciare un effetto un po’ trasparente, possibile grazie alla texture morbida e luminosa dei Creemsheen.

Bene, eccolo qui, il mio look preferito usando la LORAC PRO Palette. Questa palette mi sta piacendo davvero molto, magari vi mostrerò un altro look nelle prossime settimane!

Anche voi sperimentate di più con il makeup di domenica? Qual’è il vostro look preferito ultimamente?



  1. u r looking so pretty and loved all the products u have used
    and that Hourglass blush -pure gorgeousness ,I need it badly dont know how to get it :P

  2. Such a great selection of products and the end result is amazing, you look gorgeous. I agree doing your makeup when you're all relaxed & have the time is pure pleasure. I tried to get myself a sample of the Kiehls Microblur the other day and apparently all stock has been sent back as the formula wasn't 100% right and they are going to continue working on it?! Strange but I look forward to trying it when it's back in stores x

    Beauty with charm

  3. i have the lorac pro but i never seem to love it as much as other ppl do. but when i see other ppl use it, I'm always wowed by their locks. so ...where is the disconnect? its like i don't understand what to do with the colors when i open my palette even though i've seen all those colors in other palettes before and they are hardly daring. *sigh* don't know why i don't love it...

    but, i /do/ love that lipstick on you! :)


    A Beautiful Zen

  4. I adore the Brow Wiz pencil!! Such a great brow sculpting tool. I've always wanted the Lorac Pro Palette, but I have both the first UD naked pallet and the naked basics. How different is Lorac from those two? Is it worth the purchase?
    Hailey xx

  5. WOWZA, a wonderful spread of products there, Gyudy! YOU MAKE ME WANT TO BUY ALL OF IT. Just been catching up on your blog! love seeing you grow and improve, cos you're one of the first that started reading mine. I REALLY want to give that Kevin Aucoin Sculpting Powder a go - I've seen Anna from VDM rave about this forever...and those Ambient Lighting Blushes look divine. EEEP! Might havta go shopping soon aha... :) xxx

    Annesque - Beauty & Lifestyle

  6. I love this look. It's the natural look that still looks like you put effort in.


  7. so many great products, and i love how it turned out! i adore those hourglass blushes and the lorac pro palette, and i really want to try that clarins concealer, i've heard so many good things about it since it was released.

  8. Stunning, as usual! I'm so jealous... I want the Lorac Pro palette badly. :D I love your lip colour too. I'm a pink lipstick kinda girl (any time of the year). xx

    Renata | Speaking Beauty UK

  9. You look beautiful, love! And I am in love with the blush, that hourglass blush looks so gorgeous, can't wait to try it out soon <3


  10. I do like to play around with my makeup when I have some extra time (: the look you created is really pretty (:

  11. You look flawless!!! I love the Lancome Teinte Miracle foundation. It's my favoooooooorite, but their lightest shade is still too dark for me during winter months, and I've been kinda lost without it :( I have no idea what to replace it with. Any suggestions for a pale girl?


    Jenny // Mish Mosh Makeup

  12. Spectacular look as always. I haven't used my Pro in a little while - after not being able to put it down for weeks, I decided to rotate. Hehe. Garnet is to die for though. One of my favourites as well. :-)

    Beauty Isles | An Island Girl's Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

  13. LORAC Pro Palette looks ahhmazing! I so want to try it. MAC speed dial is absolutely gorgeous and looks so good on you Gyudy.

  14. I love this look. You look beautiful. Definitely going to try the eye make up out. Been wanting to get creative with my Lorac Pro Palette.