Coral metallic EOTD

You’ll have to excuse the low budget quality of, well, everything about this post. None of my cameras are set up for holding out at arms length and trying to take a good photo, I’m not accustomed to taking selfies apart from the occasional over-filtered Instagram snapshot, and I sorta don’t have a photographic face to begin with. So that leaves me with this: a quick snap in my bathroom (classy) with the terribly grainy front-facing camera on my iPhone (classier).

Last night was a nifty little celebration for’s 10th birthday, an milestone in blogging that’s beyond inspiring. Given that the vast, vast, vast majority of blogs face away in under two months, reaching a decade and still going strong practically makes Helen from SassyBella the Dame Judi Dench of blogging. I kid, I kid. Helen is an example of growing and developing a blog into a business whilst still remaining gracious, kind and inspiring, and you should all go and embarrass her by telling her so.

soft coral FOTD

soft coral FOTD

So, for once, I hauled myself out of the house in something other than my favourite Black Milk leggings and minimal make-up. I even did my hair for once (using that tutorial I linked a couple of days ago, of course).

  • Laura Mercier Hydrating Primer
  • Make Up For Ever HD Foundation #115 Ivory applied with a MAC 187 duo fibre brush
  • MAC Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder
  • Too Faced Snow Bunny bronzer along the cheekbones
  • Illamasqua cream blush in Rude on cheeks and lips
soft coral EOTD

soft coral EOTD

Due to my visually heavy eyeglass frames I’ve taken to doing very minimal eye make-up in terms of colour and intensity. Yesterday I decided to play up the creamsicle orange panels in my dress by working a touch of soft pinky orange into my eye makeup. I’m also growing out my brows at the moment, so please excuse the lack of grooming!

  • Too Faced Shadow Insurance eye primer
  • Too Faced Nude Scene eyeshadow along the brow (sadly discontinued)
  • MAC Grand Entrance eyeshadow applied wet across the lid and blended through the crease. This creates a damp and dewy illusion even after it has dried.
  • MAC Expensive Pink applied sheerly through the crease.
  • Napoleon Perdis Colour Disc in Flamingo Road on the outer corner.
  • Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Eyeliner in Denim Ink
  • Benefit They’re Real! mascara.
  • MAC Eye Brows brow stylo in Fling (another of my staples sadly discontinued)

Whew. What a lot of work to look unlike a fat 15 year-old boy.

There are 6 comments

  1. Catharine

    Love seeing your whole face! Not that I don’t love seeing your beautiful eyes and lips on their own in all your other posts. :P Ok…this comment just got really creepy…hahaha

    1. swatchgirl

      Not really, no. It’s like… it’s like a satiny lip cream, if that makes sense? Matte, but not chalky and dry.

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