Matte Mauve Eyes and Glowing Skin

July 10, 2015

I absolutely love the look of luminous skin during the summer. A fresh and glowing complexion can be so lively and youthful. Combined with a sun kissed tan and I declare perfection!

The star of this look is the new CoverGirl Outlast Stay Luminous Natural Glow Foundation. This is a super dewy, light-medium coverage foundation perfect for us dry skin people. It doesn’t cling to dry patches, blends super easily and can last all day long. I like to apply mine with a damp beautyblender which further enhances the dewy finish. In the bottle there appears to be super fine shimmers but on the skin it looks so beautiful and radiant. It’s the perfect base for a glowing makeup look.

Lately I’ve been pairing a matte eye with a ton of highlight on the high points of my face. This eye is basically my go-to everyday combination. When I’m lacking creativity and just don’t know what to do with my makeup, this is what I go for. The mauve tone compliments my hazel eyes and the end result is neutral enough to pair with any blush and lip colour. I use Taupe from my Lorac Pro Palette as a transition shade, and buff Mauve with a dense blending brush directly into the crease. To achieve a softer look I use this same brush to apply Lt. Pink all over the lid.

The second star of this look is Mac Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft & Gentle. The golden highlight adds even more glow to the tops of my cheekbones, tip of my nose and cupids bow.


Covergirl Outlast Stay Luminous Foundation in Creamy Natural
The original beautyblender
Covergirl + Olay The De-Puffer in Fair/Light
Rimmel Stay Matte Long Lasting Pressed Powder in Creamy Natural
NYC Smooth Skin Bronzing Powder in Sunny
NARS Blush in Orgasm
Mac Mineralize Skinfish in Soft & Gentle


LORAC Pro Palette:

  • Cream (all over lid up to brow bone)
  • Taupe (transition shade)
  • Mauve (crease)
  • Lt. Pink (all over lid)
  • White (inner corner and brow bone highlight)


Oh how I love the glow! There’s apparently a new beauty craze called strobing which uses highlighters instead of bronzing products to contour and make facial features pop. Have you heard of it? Have you tried it? Should I try for myself and write about? Let me know what your thoughts are about this new trend!


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