On my face today #1 | ft Illamasqua, Anastasia Beverley Hills and Makeup Revolution

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I love playing with makeup daily so I wanted to bring you a series called ‘On my face today’ which brings you some of my favourite looks I create when I do create them.

Just to make sure there is no confusion, I don’t profess to be an expert at makeup but I do love playing with it and I feel good after using it so that’s all that matters really.

So what did I have in my makeup armoury today?

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As you can see there is a mix of high end and budget brands. Some you might recognise as cult favourites but some you may not have heard any hype over.

Firstly, I tried for the first time the Illamasqua Skin Base today in the shade 03.

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I decided on this shade because it has a yellow tint to it and I am more Neutral Warm then cool so I tend to go for yellow foundations. The shade 02 is lighter and cooler and 3.5 is also cooler so I though this might be ideal for me.

First impressions is good. It feels so lovely on the skin but it’s definitely high coverage which I wouldn’t use every day as my skin has been quite good lately.

I have dry to normal skin but I think this would work for all skin types.

I concealed as normal but added something I don’t ever hear about.

The Makeup Revolution Vivid Blush Lacquer has been my go to all week. This is in the shade Heart and is a lovely peachy neutral tone.

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I LOVE a cream or liquid blush for this time of year and the summer. It really does feel like it can help with the dewey effect I love.

I highly recommend these, a little goes a long way and you can alter the intensity by adding more if you like – however, you really don’t need to. I always add a little more as I powder on top so it brings the shade down to a nice neutral tone.

After setting my cream products with powder I then go in with this beauty from I Heart Makeup. The Bronze and Glow palette.

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I actually have used this so much I have hit pan on the bronzer.

You can’t tell from the photo but this is a bronzer that is cool toned enough to be used for sculpting. I wish it was bigger than the highlight but never mind.

I also have been using the highlight a lot and used it today.

I can’t deny though that this little palette only really caters for fair to light skin tones – they should seriously consider diversifying this product to bring out more shades for other skin tones because it is amazing. AND it has a slight scent of cocoa to it too.

This look really has focused around warm tones and I can always trust the Anastasia Beverley Hills Modern Renaissance Palette to deliver those.

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Every time I use this palette I fall in love a little more.

Every single shadow is just amazing and there is not one I have not used yet.

I added my mascara, which I am currently testing out so don’t want to bring you that review yet (keep an eye on the blog) and added the Kat Von D liquid lipstick in Lolita II as it matches so well with any warm look.

I finished off with my newly repurchased NYX Dewy setting spray.

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I am trialling a few at the minute and I keep going back to this one. I love it.

This is the final look:

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I love how natural this is but also a little smokey.

Let me know what you have been wearing today on your face or your favourite looks?



  1. April 3, 2017 / 9:21 pm

    You look lovely. I don’t wear make up much but I’m strange because I love looking at it especially the pretty packaging.

  2. April 3, 2017 / 11:05 pm

    You look super lush in those pictures, I’ve heard some amazing things about the Anastasia palette, the pinks are gorgeous in it! 😀

  3. April 4, 2017 / 10:32 am

    I am home today which means no make up, I only wear make up when going out, I do love the natural and smokey look and you have created my perfect look.

  4. April 4, 2017 / 4:50 pm

    That lip colour is gorgeous and your eyes look amazing! I use the NYX setting spray too, it’s so good for the price of it xx

  5. April 4, 2017 / 7:45 pm

    you have so much amazing makeup, its a great look! I really want to get the modern renaissance palette from ABH

  6. April 4, 2017 / 8:43 pm

    That smokey eye looks amazing and I love how extra your nose highlight. Living for this natural smokey look x

  7. April 4, 2017 / 9:38 pm

    I really like this idea as a type of post, I feel like it could really catch on with lots of bloggers. You look amazing, so natural but polished and put together.

  8. April 4, 2017 / 9:52 pm

    I’ve had a lazy day today, so I haven’t put much make up on. I love updating my make up for the changing seasons though. Beautiful photography by the way! I love the plant!

  9. April 5, 2017 / 8:12 am

    I need that ABH palette so much I might just have to order it, love the look x

  10. April 5, 2017 / 11:50 am

    Your eye makeup looks amazing 🙂 I think I’d try the NYX Dewy setting spray

  11. April 5, 2017 / 12:36 pm

    Oooh what a nice selection of products. I really like the look of the vivd product. xx

  12. April 5, 2017 / 1:11 pm

    I love this look on you! That ABH palette is just beautiful! x

  13. April 5, 2017 / 1:41 pm

    ive not tried any of these products but that ABH palette is such a dream! love the look you’ve created

  14. Helen
    April 5, 2017 / 6:15 pm

    Your make up looks gorgeous! I especially like your eyes. I love make up but always stick to the same kind of look, I really need to spend more time playing around with it and trying new things myself.

  15. April 5, 2017 / 8:45 pm

    I really do love the smokey look you have achieved and think this is such a versatile look going from office to going out thanks for sharing ????

  16. April 5, 2017 / 9:04 pm

    Wow! That makeup looks incredible on you! I need that lip color in my selection asap!

  17. April 5, 2017 / 11:35 pm

    It’s the perfect smoky eye for everyday wear- it’s fun without being too dramatic.

  18. April 6, 2017 / 3:24 am

    Gorgeous look Leah, I have the MR palette too and love the shades but sometimes struggle to be creative with it. You’ve given me some inspo, thanks! xxx

  19. April 6, 2017 / 9:17 am

    Love your eyes they are really natural, I don’t wear makeup everyday but when I do I like the natural look best

  20. April 6, 2017 / 2:06 pm

    This is an ace idea! You look beautiful x

  21. April 6, 2017 / 8:17 pm

    I wear the same make up every day. Your post has made me realise I need more variety.

  22. April 7, 2017 / 6:03 am

    Definitely loving this series and how you have done you makeup, I am not good with makeup and never really use it so hence why these products are all new to me.

  23. April 7, 2017 / 8:21 am

    You look gorgeous! And absolutely love the anastasia beverly hills modern renaissance palette!

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