Everyday makeup routine| Winter Edition

Half the time I’m bare faced, and half the time I’m wearing makeup. When I wear makeup, it’s this easy concoction. I love looking glowy, a little dewy, and always healthy. This is the turn-out. Obviously I’m a bit tan in these photos because I love wearing self-tanner. However, I admit I’m a creature of habit and not much has changed since my last makeup look.

I use two foundations in my everyday makeup look because I love the effect it gives. The Burberry one has this gorgeous finish, while the Dior one provides more coverage and adds a bit of natural dew. It might seem like a lot, but I’m pretty relaxed and get ready quickly when it comes to my makeup, so this routine doesn’t take any more than 6 minutes (I promise!).

Philosophy › Hope In A Jar moisturizer
Burberry Cashmere Soft Matte Foundation › Honey
Diorskin Forever Foundation › 020 Light Beige
Cle de Peau concealer › Beige
Becca Powder › Soft Light Blurring Powder
Too Faced Bronzer › Milk Chocolate
Dior Brush › Kabuki
Bobbi Brown Blush › French Pink

Bobbi Brown Extra Eye repair cream
Anastasia Brow Powder [you’ll see in the video I’m not sure which colour it’s in]
Bobbi Brown › Smokey Mascara

Burberry Kisses Gloss › Nude Beige No. 201

Watch the video to see it all in action!

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Makeup of the day | Burberry Cashmere Foundation

Burberry Makeup of the dayNo filter, no editing done to the photo above. It was taken with my new Google Pixel phone which seems to make things a little more saturated and sharpened (something that bugs me a bit since I’d rather do that on my own if I wanted it to look a certain way). But that’s another story for another day. I wanted to share this photo of me above that I took on Friday of last week in my parked car — one, because my hair never looks that good. And secondly, I was sportin’ the Burberry Cashmere Foundation that I’ve been using more regularly now that the cooler weather has arrived.

I shied away from the Burberry Cashmere Soft Matte Foundation for a while when I got it — simply for the fact that it had matte in the name. But it doesn’t look too matte does it? It looks really natural and skin-like, it seems. Plus it gives a medium to high coverage to the face, which I’m diggin’. Overall it lasts a bit longer than the Burberry Fresh Glow foundation that I reviewed here.

When I went to get my skin analysis done at Kiehl’s, I heard the same results as I did back in 2012: I have dehydrated yet oily skin. All this time I thought it was bogus I had oily skin, but it’s not overly oily if you get my drift. It doesn’t require blotting so to speak — either that or I like that ‘natural dew’ I seem to have. My t-zone for the most part is the only oily bit on my face, which hey I’m okay with. When I heard the results it was when I was wearing makeup (both in 2012, and last week). So I’m wondering if my philosophy hope in a jar moisturizer has anything to do with it? Does that not sink into the skin as much, leaving an oilier residue on the face making me look dewy? Or do I have oily skin regardless of me wearing makeup? Thinking out loud here I guess.

Burberry-cashmere-foundatioHere’s what makeup I’ve been wearing (not too much difference in my everyday makeup besides swapping out a few pieces like the foundation, mascara and blush!). When it works – ya don’t change it. At least, for me. Even though makeup is super fun to play around with.


Burberry Cashmere Soft Matte Foundation in the shade Honey
Chanel Les Beige in No. 50 (as bronzer)
Cle de peau concealer in Beige


Burberry Cat Lashes mascara in Jet black
Dior All-In-Brow 3D in Blonde (yes! blonde!)


Burberry Kisses Gloss in Nude Beige (my favourite of the 4 I have!)


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Burberry Kisses Gloss

BURBERRY-kisses-headerBurberry Kisses Glosses are an exceptional product and filled with luxury. Rightfully so as the 6ml buildable glosses are made in Italy! With a flexible doe-foot applicator and a dab or two into the product your lips are glossy without being sticky, streaky nor feathering. The applicator has just enough to cover my bottom lip, sometimes I’ll pinch my lips together to add a bit of shine, but I’ll have to go back into the gorgeous glass tube to apply more to my top lip.

Kisses-GlossThe attractive packaging is an eye catcher, as the hefty lip gloss is made of glass with the gunmetal top with Burberry’s classic etching. The Kisses Gloss comes in 28 colours from their classic military red shade, to perfect nudes like one of my favourites: nude beige.

The four shades of Burberry Kisses Gloss are all pigmented enough to wear on its own, or of course to be topped over another lipstick. I tend to keep my makeup quite simple with little layering as possible, so I love to wear these on their own, and it creates a subtle colour to finish off my makeup application.

The formula is excellent, as it feels hydrating and lightweight on the lips with a buildable colour payoff depending on how opaque you want the shade to be. And the texture is also fantastic since it’s not thick, or runny — instead it glides onto my lips smoothly keeping them hydrated. However I don’t find the formula incredibly long-wearing.

no-lipstickSo you can see a true definition of what my lips look like with zero lip product on them (above).

Burberry-Gloss-Nude-BeigeBurberry Kisses Gloss | Nude Beige No. 17
My favourite colour out of the four, a perfect everyday shade. It is fantastic blend between beige/pink without washing out my fair complexion.

Burberry-Gloss-City-PinkBurberry Kisses Gloss | City Pink No. 49
I would describe City Pink as quite a playful pink with cool blue undertones.

Burberry-Gloss-TangerineBurberry Kisses Gloss | Tangerine No. 77
A gorgeous reddish orange colour that adds a bit of fun to your makeup look.

Burberry-Gloss-VermillionBurberry Kisses Gloss | Vermillion No. 81
This shade has a bit of sparkle to add a bit more shine and shimmer to the lips, but not gritty where you can feel it. The colour is a wearable and buildable shade of peachy pink.

A closer look, with the four Burberry Kisses Gloss swatched on the back of my arm. Top to bottom: Nude Beige, City Pink, Tangerine, Vermillion.Burberry-Kisses-Gloss

Burberry-KissesGloss-flatI absolutely recommend you pick up one or two of these Kisses Glosses from their 28 colour range, especially come winter time — I cannot get over the hydration these give my lips, it’s incredible.

Thank you to Burberry for partnering with me and sending me these beauties!

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