Tomato Lips: FOTD

One of the reasons I don’t tend to do a huge amount of face of the day photos is because I tend to find a selection of products I love and stick with them – with only a very small amount of variation (perhaps a taupe shadow instead of brown…oooh…). This one is actually pretty much no exception – except I threw in a bright red lipstick from the Bourjois Rouge Edition Collection to mix things up a little.

The Rouge Edition is shade 10 ‘Rouge Buzz’ – a true bright red, with an orange undertone to it. Or what I like to call, tomato red. On some paler skin tones I think this shade of the red spectrum can be really flattering. For a break down of the other products I used read on…

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Face wise I used Chanel Vita Lumiere Aqua, Bare Minerals Concealer*, and MAC Mineralsise Skin Finish. As I type this I have also realised I forgot to include the blusher I used in the shot – but it was Benefit Coralista* (with a touch of Benefit High Beam on the top of cheek and brow bones). For the eyes I used Urban Decay Naked Palette* (mainly Walk of Shame), Clinique High Impact Mascara* and Bottom Lash Mascara and Maybelline Master Precise Liquid Liner*. For brows I’ve been using this dinky little palette from Smashbox – it’s smaller than a credit card and almost as thin. Amazing for carrying around!

And that’s it – this is basically the total contents of my regular face of the day…plus the added red lippie to mix things up a bit.

Speaking of mixing things up a bit, I’ve decided to start setting myself a few little make-up challenges to  get me to start using more products – this week I’m going to use a different BB cream each day (Mon-Fri) and then will blog my thoughts at the end of the week. Thinking of also doing a lipstick a day challenge and perhaps something to add in a bit of colour?! I can’t promise daily FOTD stuff as it’s a bit of a challenge to do that before leaving for work (I like my sleep too much) but will try my best!

Any suggestions for other ‘mixing it up’ challenges I should set myself leave them in the comments!

*PR sample



  1. February 25, 2013 / 8:37 am

    Red lipstick suits you really well! 😀
    Great post!


  2. February 25, 2013 / 8:46 am

    I thought it was just me who used the same failsafe products over and over…it makes for easy makeup, but pretty boring FOTD posts. You look fantastic for a Monday morning!

  3. February 25, 2013 / 8:48 am

    I’m looking forward to your reviews on the BB creams. I haven’t purchased any yet as I scared of the limited coverage. It will be good to see your views on them. Xx

  4. February 25, 2013 / 9:29 am

    This red really suits you. Very pretty. The smashbox brow palette looks so tiny and cute!

    Gillian from Glam Up Everyday x

  5. February 25, 2013 / 10:13 am

    The red really brings out your blue eyes! That smashbox palette looks amazing, I’m going to have to hunt around to find it to buy!


  6. Barb Brussels
    February 25, 2013 / 8:53 pm

    This is def not an everyday look;)

  7. February 25, 2013 / 9:46 pm

    Wow! Love the red lips on you – beautiful look 🙂

    Great post – I’m a new follower!
    Abby x
    Be You and Be Beautiful

  8. Camilla Monique
    February 26, 2013 / 5:00 am

    i love this look a lot..

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