Thursday, January 26, 2017

Back to Basics

The Season where I seem to experiment the most when it comes to makeup is Winter. I mean I'm not talking purple eye shadow and blue lips, but I tend to dabble in a couple of nearly black lipsticks and burnt orange/red shadows. However, recently I've been loving going back to the basics and a couple of beauty bits will just forever be my go-to's for a neutral look. 

My one and only Too Faced palette is the Natural Eyes Palette and it's one that I've really loved for a long time. If I'm going away for a weekend this is generally the palette I will take with me. You can literally make every warm neutral eyeshadow look. For the daytime, a mixture of Heaven, Silk Teddy and Cashmere bunny make a gorgeous brightening combo. For a brown neutral eye, Nudie and Cashmere Bunny in the crease or for an evening look, Push up with Chocolate Martini in the crease is perfect for a smokey eye look. The pigmentation of the shadows are the usual high standard from Too Faced. 

Mac Velvet Teddy is of course a cult favourite most days, but I've been sticking to wearing it in the evenings. However if you're looking for one of those 'no lipstick kind of lipsticks' the Clinique Nude Pop  is a beautiful cremesheen formula that looks perfect with nearly every eyeshadow look.
If I'm going back to basics I tend to stay clear from colour correcting as I'll be more inclined to wearing a lighter base like my Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Foundation and colour correctors don't tend to sit well under those. Instead, I love using the Bourjois Radiance Reveal Concealer  for a more subtle and hydrating under-eye concealer. 

Going back to neutrals also includes a very neutral blush in my opinion and therefore I either tend to stick with my Milani 'Luminoso' Blusher or the beautiful Benefit Rockateur Blush as these aren't at all "in your face" but provide just enough amount of 'flush' to the cheeks.

Let me know what products you use to go back to basics or if you're someone who is still donning those berry lips and smokey eyes!


  1. I used to adore the Too Faced Natural Eyes palette, it has the perfect shades in it for everyday wear! Must dig it back out xo

    Love, Catherine

  2. So minimal and pretty! I love the NYX lip cream in Cannes for a natural look

    Fatima x

  3. I definitely go through phases between going a bit mad with experimenting and really pairing it back for that no makeup look. Absolutely love that Too Faced palette, one of my faves!

    The Makeup Directory

  4. Love this post! I have only tried the Too Faced Chocolate Bar and Semi Sweet Chocolate Bar palettes. My go to nude lipstick right now is Bite Beauty Honeycomb. More neutrally pink is MAC Faux. I do adore Velvet Teddy, and Twig as well I just forget that I own them. :)
    Can't wait to see more blog posts you put out!
    xx Nichole

  5. I really want to try the Bourjois Radiance Reveal concealer, it looks and sounds fab! I've started pairing down my makeup this last month too and I've enjoyed wearing a softer look for everyday x

    Always, Alice

  6. Rockateur is probably my favorite blush! That Too Faced palette looks gorgeous, the perfect neutral palette.

    Beauty From Katie

  7. The too faced natural eyes palette is one I've been lusting over for ages now - also gorgeous photography!

    Lucy | Forever September

  8. Gorgeous photo as always 😍 I usually love whipping out the berry lips but this year I've been going very natural. I like a light foundation, bold brows, and a winged liner. I've been skipping blush and just opting for a light swipe of some highlight. Dewy fresh face in the fullness of winter haha. But I'm starting to break out some berry lips starting with CT Bond Girl!

    Cindy |

  9. I love neutrals! I swatched Clinique Nude Pop the other day actually and really liked the look of it, as well as a couple of others from that range. But nobody came to assist me so I had to leave empty handed! Hopefully I will get my hands on it soon. x

    Kate Louise Blogs / Skincare Giveaway

  10. I love the Too Faced Natural Eye palette - it's such a great one for everyday!

    xo, Liz

  11. I often find myself going back to basics a lot since I prefer natural rather than over the top. I really like using maybelline colour tattoos as an all over the lid and then just using concealer and mascara.
    Kathy x

  12. Love this post! Natural looks always flatter me more than heavy looks, as much as I like to experiment! I need to try the Natural Eyes palette because I've been so impressed with the Chocolate Bar palette xxx

    Phoebe & Abida |

  13. I love stripping back my makeup looks and going back to basics. The Too Faced Natural Eyes palette is so lovely, and the shadow combos you mentioned were perfect! Great post Caroline xo

    Mae ♥

  14. I love MAC Velvet Teddy!
    My friends are always telling me to try something new to wear everyday, but I just love it so much, I'm not ready to part with it just yet!

    Danielle xx

  15. I'm dying to add the natural eyes palette to my eyeshadow collection! It's gorg x

    Gemma Louise

  16. I love neutral makeup and the palette sounds lovely!

    Gemma x

  17. I love Benefit rockateur blush too!
    xo Millie

  18. I love Too Faced, I got lots of lovely makeup for Christmas so I have been busy trying that out at the moment :) xxx

    Zoe ♥ MammafulZo

  19. I've been loving the fresh and minimal look recently. I've been meaning to try the Bourjois Radiance Reveal concealer so I'll definitely have to pick it up!

    Also just wondering where the blanket or scarf is from at the top of the photo, stunning photos btw

    Georgia xo |

  20. Aw thank you lovely! The blanket is from H&M home :) The radiance concealer is amazing! xx


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