FOTD – Featuring Makeup Revolution, e.l.f. Cosmetics, Barry M & NYX

This is just a quick Face of the Day post, simply because I’m really happy with the way my makeup turned out today – even if the only place I’ll be wearing it to is the gym!

FOTD - Featuring Makeup Revolution, e.l.f., Barry M & NYX

This was supposed to be part of my upcoming Worth the Hype? post about Makeup Revolution’s Redemption palettes (make sure to follow Poppy alla Norma on Bloglovin’ so you don’t miss out!) but I was so chuffed with the look I decided I couldn’t wait until Saturday to share it with you all. I will admit that my foundation is a smidge too dark for me, and I may have overdone the blusher ever so slightly, but nevertheless I’m so enamoured with the eyeshadow I can totally look past those slight flaws. Here’s a list of all the products I used:


Eyes

Makeup Revolution Redemption Palette in Iconic Elements

NYX High Definition Eye Shadow Base

Barry M Showgirl Extra Volumising Mascara

Face

e.l.f. Mineral Foundation SPF 15 in Fair

e.l.f. Zit Zapping Concealer in Fair

e.l.f. All Over Cover Stick in Apricot Beige (used as an under eye concealer)

Makeup Revolution Powder Blush in Treat (holy hell, this bad boy is so pigmented!)

Makeup Revolution Vivid Baked Highlighter in Peach Lights

Makeup Revolution Pro Fix Makeup Fixing Spray

Lips

e.l.f. Studio Lip Balm SPF 15 in Nude (you can read more about my love of this balm here)


The Iconic Elements palette by Makeup Revolution is utterly gorgeous, and a complete joy to use. I have always adored the look of matte eyeshadows but this is the first totally matte palette I have owned – it’s so good, I probably won’t be trying many more. It allows you to create the perfect daytime eyeshadow look, subtle enough to be office appropriate, but defined enough to make your eyes pop. If I had enough time in the mornings I would recreate this look every single day but alas, sleep is too precious to me to justify getting less of it just to apply eye make-up. Spoiler alert: this is a great palette.

I'm so in love with this eyeshadow, especially the grey shade which I used as a liner, it's so flattering and makes a nice change from my usual black gel eyeliner.

I’m so in love with this eyeshadow, especially the grey shade which I used as a liner, it’s so flattering and makes a nice change from my usual black gel eyeliner.

This is a bit of an awkward photo I admit (gah my brows are so unruly!), but it does show how subtle the eyeshadows are when applied. Matte eyeshadows are so sophisticated, I wish I'd jumped on the bandwagon years ago!

This is a bit of an awkward photo I admit (gah my brows are so unruly!), but it does show how subtle the eyeshadows are when applied. Matte eyeshadows are so sophisticated, I wish I’d jumped on the bandwagon years ago!

Unfortunately I have run out of my beloved Meow Cosmetics Flawless Feline Foundation in Sleek Siamese (that’s a hell of a mouthful!) and since a new jar would cost $30 plus $11 shipping (around £27 in total) I’m using the oodles of e.l.f. Mineral Foundation SPF 15 I hoarded years ago and holding off the Meow until they have a free shipping promotion. The e.l.f. foundation is too dark for me, it tends to oxidise and it doesn’t have particularly good coverage. I used to love it back when my skin wasn’t too bad in my early teens, but now that I’m paler and more blemish-prone it just doesn’t suit anymore. I may as well use up what I have, but I definitely wouldn’t repurchase now even if you could still buy e.l.f. in the UK.

There is definitely a difference between the colour of my face and the colour of my neck and shoulders, I can't wait for Meow to have a promotion so I can have a matching face and neck again! I'm aware that it looks like I've overdrawn my lips, but I assure you that I haven't, I just have weird lip creases that make it look like I have the teensiest lips ever. Oh well, we can't all have perfect lips!

There is definitely a difference between the colour of my face and the colour of my neck and shoulders, I can’t wait for Meow to have a promotion so I can have a matching face and neck again! I’m aware that it looks like I’ve overdrawn my lips, but I assure you that I haven’t, I just have weird lip creases that make it look like I have the teensiest lips ever. Oh well, we can’t all have perfect lips!

I just want to talk about the Makeup Revolution Fixing Spray for a moment, as I’m not completely decided on whether I like it or not. The only other setting spray I’ve used is MUA Pro-Base Makeup Fixing Mist, which didn’t really improve the longevity of my makeup but did offer oil control. The Makeup Revolution spray does the opposite – my makeup stays looking better for longer, but there is literally no oil control and my nose ends up looking like an oil slick by the end of the day, despite the fact I haven’t had shiny nose issues when not using a spray for quite a few years now. I have just discovered that Makeup Revolution offer an oil control formula of the spray, so I may give that one a whirl instead. Does anyone have any opinions on this spray? Please comment if you do, I’d love to hear what you think.

I can't resist pulling at least one stupid face every time I do a set of make-up photos for the blog. #SorryNotSorry

I can’t resist pulling at least one stupid face every time I do a set of make-up photos for the blog. #SorryNotSorry


I hope you enjoyed my FOTD post, make sure to stay tuned for the next installment of Worth the Hype? on Saturday!

Until then,

Poppy