The Weekly Makeup Edit #09

I had my tiring week of night shifts this week which meant poor sleep, dehydrated skin, eye bags and acne. To keep my skin looking its best, I opted for a more natural no-makeup makeup look focusing on a good foundation, with contour and highlight. Skipping blush altogether. Lips were lathered in lip balm as often as I could remember. Here are the products I used:

Night shifts call for 12 hours of wear and I used Laura Mercier Foundation Primer to make my foundation last as long as it could. This primer perfects the skin, helps reduce shine and unwanted sheen. It's a great match for the foundation below:

Now I have recently raved about this foundation in THIS POST and I could not adore it enough! It is moderately long-lasting while avoiding drying out the skin. Upon taking my makeup off before bed, I find that my skin improved compared to the beginning of the day. Bizarre and amazing how this foundation perfects the skin.

Another LM favourite this week, this loose powder sets foundation well and looks natural. 

I have been using MAC Give Me Sun! Mineralize Skin Finish as a 2 in 1 bronzer and contour. It can appear too warm-toned for some but with my golden undertones, it works well to chisel on some cheekbones and give me that summer sun glow.

Speaking of glow, this palette, well mainly Incandescent Light, has adorned my cheekbones this week as the other half of my contour/highlight duo. Full review HERE.

Lips were kept nice and neutral with this cult-favourite lip balm. It hydrates and heals chapped lips and I just love the minty fresh taste.

So those were my favourites this week. Care to share yours?

Livia | The Skin and Beauty Blog



  1. I really want to try out the ambient lighting powders, they look amazing!!


  2. The Jewel Beauty29 March 2015 at 09:31

    I have that Estee Lauder foundation... it's gorgeous! I also love the ambient lighting powders too - Great post

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  3. The Beauty Highlights29 March 2015 at 11:42

    I want to try the Estee Lauder foundation. Nice post.

  4. Essie is one of my favs.... I love the Essie Brides No Grooms. http://taltak.com/1DkqWB2

  5. Thanks for sharing, great post. I really wish they sold the ambient lighting palette in Dubai!

    I have just started blogging and I would love for you to check out my blog.

    Deepti xx



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