The perfect everyday nude blush

We all know that moment when you’re done with your makeup and the only thing missing is a blush. Sometimes you just need a little something – some healthy colour on your cheeks without it taking all the attention from the rest of the makeup. Just some nude shade that looks natural and almost as if you’re not wearing any. Well, I’ve found that shade.

Jane Iredale’s blush in shade Flawless is the perfect nude that I’ve been looking for. At first when I opened it it looked almost boring ’cause it’s so light and subtle and matte. But now that I’ve tried it on I realize it’s the perfect colour for my makeup collection. Not only does it go with different styles and looks it also works as a contour shade for lighter skin tones. And not only that but it also works as an eyeshadow.

The packaging is golden and beautiful. It’s quite small which is nice ’cause it doesn’t take much space and it’s easier to work with. We all know how clumsy big palettes can be not to mention they take up so much space in the drawer. This is cute and tiny and it’s easy to take with you when you’re travelling especially since it works for eyes and contour as well.

In my experience the makeup powders from Jane Iredale do feel good on the skin and they blend easily just like this one does. Jane Iredale products are not purely just minerals ’cause there are also synthetic ingredients such as silicones to make them easier to use. This blush contains minerals and silicones but also pine extract and pomegranate extract which are anti-aging and hydrating. Pigmentation in this is top-notch so a little goes a long way.

I’m wearing Flawless on my cheeks and lids in the photos.

Jane Iredale PurePressed Blush in Flawless*

*The product was sent to me.

Graduation makeup / Naked3 tutorial

Spring and summer is full of parties so I decided to do a little tutorial for graduation makeup. I used a palette that many of us have – Naked 3. It has nice warm neutrals so you can use any palette you have with same colours (there are a lot of dupes for the palette!). This tutorial is also
good for hooded or deep set eyes as my eyes happen to be like that. I hope you find this tutorial helpful! I’m referring to the colours from the Naked 3 palette with ” xx ” .

Eyes

1.Prime your eyelids. I use the classic Urban Decay’s Primer Potion. I set it with  “Strange”. 
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Do your brows. That helps to give your eyes a frame and is just a personal reference really. Brows make quite a difference, right!

23. Prime your eylids with white eye pencil like this. This helps to make the shimmery colours show up more and with Naked 3 some of the colours lack pigment so don’t skip this!
4. Blend with your fingers.

 35. Add “Dust” to the inner corner and blend to the center. The colour should cover almost like a third of the lid.
6. Add “Trick” to the centre of the lid but leave a little space to the outer corner. 

47. Add “Liar” to the outer corner where you left a little empty space.
8. Blend these three colours together with a tapping motion.

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9. Apply  “Limit” to the crease and slightly above it.
10. Apply “Nooner” to the outer corner of your eye and to the crease.

 blend

Blending instructions:
With hooded eyes you want to bring the colour up here so blend it up and straight from the crease. As you can see when the eye is relaxed it hides some of the eyeshadow. So you want to make it rise higher on the outer corners so it lifts the eye. This works for other eye shapes as well and creates a cat eye look to them.

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11. Apply “Dust” and “Trick” to the lower lashline.
12. Line your eyes using a damp liner brush and “Blackheart”. You can wing it or not – up to you and your skills.

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13. Add mascara and falsies (mine are Eylure #143).

Face

1.Prime your face! Especially for parties such as graduation you want your makeup to last all day long and a primer helps with this. Choose a primer suitable for your skintype – more here!
2. Apply foundation and set it with powder. I used Rimmel’s Lasting Finish Nude in Ivory and I do recommend that for all skintypes. It’s a great foundation. It’s my go to foundation for parties.
3. Do your basic contouring if you like. I applied just a little Hoola under the cheeks. I concentrated to the highlighting this time and I used “Dust” as a highlighter.
4. Apply a light natural colour to the cheeks. I used Jane Iredale’s Flawless blush*.
5. Any lipcolour could work for this look but I deciced to go with nude glossy lips. I lined my lips with Zuii Organic’s Nude liner and lipstick is IsaDora’s Twist-Up Gloss Stick in Milk ‘N Chocolate.

 

Products

Rimmel Lasting Finish Nude
Jane Iredale Flawless Blush
Urban Decay  Primer Potion
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil -Milk
Naked 3
IsaDora Twist-Up Gloss Stick -Milk ‘N Chocolate
Eylure – 143