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Monday, 23 December 2013

Look of the Day: Damned Hussy!

Happy Christmas Eve Eve, everyone! (Can you tell I'm excited for Christmas?) I'm writing from my hometown where I'm spending a whole week catching up (and eating like crazy) with family and friends. So grateful for these happy, relaxing times :)

It's time for another Look of the Day, featuring some of my favourite new products and a totally cheeky title!


The stars of this look are the ultra cheery Illamasqua Powder Blush in Hussy and the rich and vampy NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Damned. I found that these shades worked perfectly together to create a vibrant, wine-stained look appropriate for any holiday party or festive night on the town :)

Hussy is a warm, rosy pink shade with slight peachy undertones and a matte, highly pigmented finish. It's a true stunner! Really adds life and colour to the face without looking too over-the-top, even on my fair skin. Damned is a slightly cool-toned burgundy berry shade that creates a fantasticly wearable vampy lip. 


I paired Damned and Hussy with (what else?) some shimmery pinky-plum shades from the Urban Decay Naked Palette. I applied Sin a frosty champagne pink, all over the lid and added some Hustle, a deep plummy brown in the crease for some definition. I also applied a generous helping of my brand new RMS Living Luminizer on my cheekbones and the bridge of my nose for an extra glow. 


Here's a full breakdown of everything that went into the look!

The Breakdown:

Foundation Primer: Laura Mercier Oil-Free Foundation Primer
Foundation: Revlon ColourStay Whipped Creme makeup in Buff
Concealers: BeneFit Fake-Up in Light (under eyes) and MAC Select Cover-Up in NC20 (on blemishes)
Powder: MAC Blot Powder in Medium
Highligher/Bronzer: Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light (lightly as a bronzer) and RMS Living Luminizer (on cheek bones and down the bridge of my nose)
Blush: Illamasqua Powder Blush in Hussy

Brows: Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in Ash Blonde/Taupe and Anastasia Tinted Brow Gel in Caramel
Eye Primer: Urban Decay Primer Potion in Original
Eye Shadow: Urban Decay Sin (all over the lid and up into the crease), Hustle (in the crease), and Virgin (as a highlight on the brow bone and inner corner of the eye) 

Eyeliner: Tarte smolderEyes Amazonian Clay Waterproof Liner in Brown (on upper lash line) and NYX Wonder Pencil in Light (on lower waterline)
Mascara: Clinique Lash Doubling Mascara in Black

Lipstick: NARS  Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Damned


And a few more shots of the look:







Overall, I was super happy with this shade combination- both Damned and Hussy are quite rich and colourful, yet remain totally wearable and demure (despite the risque sounding names!). They will both definitely be go-to shades for me this Winter!

And on a quick side-note, I wore this makeup look last night out to the casino, where my Dad's band was playing. He's in a fantastic Beatles tribute band called the Liverpool Echo (if you're interested in checking them out, you can take a peek at their website, here) and it's always such a treat watching them perform and to see my Dad totally engrossed in his passion for music. Here's a shot of them rocking out:


It was such a fun night! Hope everyone is having a wonderful and relaxing holiday season so far! All the best to you and yours :)

40 comments:

  1. i really want to try some of the nars velvet matte lip pencils. is that the line with the color cruella? my friend tried that shade on and it was killer on her!

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    1. You should! Yes, the same line as Cruella. I have that one as well and it's also very pretty :)

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  2. Hi :) I follow your blog and waiting for you to follow mine :)
    pisimel.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks for following! Will stop by your blog soon :)

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  3. You're right! Those products look really nice together xx

    www.lam-style.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Maricruz! It's one of my new colour combos :)

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  4. Love the look!! Illamasqua blushes are on my list to pick up. They seem to have such lovely colors.
    Happy Holidays! :)

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    1. Thanks, Lupe! Illamasqua blushes really are fantastic :)

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  5. Love this look! Your lipstick is so beautiful and suits you so much :) Hope you have an amazing Christmas! <3
    http://handpickedbeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks so much for the kind words and for stopping by! xo

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  6. I've been loving these titles lately haha! Also, can you please come over and do my makeup on a daily basis? I'll pay you with gratitude and hugs :)

    xo marlen
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    1. Haha, thanks, Marlen! Would be happy to do your makeup anytime ;)

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  7. Absolutely lovely!!! Love the name of the post, by the way!

    nentasfrivolity.blogspot.com

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  8. You look gorgeous......
    I like your makeup............:)


    http://www.jollychic.com/?a_aid=SIRIUSIT

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  9. I love how glowy and clean this look is, great for the holidays. I've been wanting to try some Illamasqua blushes and the NARS velvet matte lip pencils since everyone raves over them! I see you used the Hourglass Ambient Lighting powders (swoon!) those are on the top of my list if I get any Sephora giftcards.

    katiechamel.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks! All three of those products are so worth checking out :)

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  10. Your father's in a band?!?!?! Ok, that has to be one of the coolest things ever, right?? I admire musicians and people having passion for music and living out that passion, so good for him! But you pairing Damned and Hussy is pretty genius, they look incredible together and sound even more like a match made in heaven.:D

    Happy holidays, dear, I hope you're still relaxing, catching up and eating crazy delicious foods.;)
    xoxo

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    1. Yup! It's pretty cool and their band is great! Thanks so much, Peet! xo

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  11. Merry Christmas doll!
    xoxox
    www.supongoestilo.blogspot.nl

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  12. Ah, gorgeous, gorgeous!
    I love your eye makeup, very soft and subtle, it works so well with your lip colours.

    Kah-Feh Yen

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    1. Thanks so much, Wanischa! Have been loving the Naked Palette so far :)

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  13. Your dad's band! love that.
    You look beautiful as always.
    Happy holidays, sweetie :D

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  14. beauty, you look great! wonderful make up!
    happy holidays!

    <3
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  15. Great makeup <3
    new follower
    http://piubuonepiubelle.blogspot.it/

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    1. Thanks for the kind words and for following! Much appreciated! xo

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  16. Lovely blush colour, so complimentary of your skin colour.

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    1. Thanks! Hussy is such a fab colour :)

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  17. I really love your eye make up, you look great ! Hope you had a merry little Christmas :)

    xoxo
    ennaihposa.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much! So nice of you to say :)

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  18. Oh my God, your mascara is mad! I love your lashes - so jealous! Love the overall look!

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    1. Aww, thanks so much! Clinique mascaras are the best! xo

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  19. The colour and finish of the Nars lip pencil is amazing! I love how defined your lashes are!! Hope you had a lovely Christmas!
    xxx Kat @ Katness

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    1. Thanks so much, Kat! NARS Lip Pencils are really fab :)

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