Springtime in the Sahara FOTD

Posted by Lipglossiping On February - 22 - 2012

My poor, poor face.  I’m in the middle of a snot fest and I’m now understanding why I was brought up on a diet of haliborange.  Throughout the year I’m not a terribly sickly person (I was as a kid) which is just aswell because I’m the biggest wimp you could meet (probably).  I even have a ‘cold’ voice – you know that weak-sounding, more-than-slightly whiney tone that resonates through the nose more than the throat?  My poor family.  Anyway, this week’s cold has been particularly frustrating because of how beautiful it’s been outside!  The whole family have had it and thus we’ve been mostly quarantined indoors through the weekend.  I decided to make a break for it yesterday and thus needed a face of makeup to disguise my ravaged skin.  It’s so dry and dull, combined with the snot-induced nose flakes and hormonal jaw-line mega zits?  Not pretty.

I massaged my freshly-washed skin with a combination of Liz Earle SuperSkin Concentrate* and Alpha H All For Eve Age Delay Facial Oil* in an attempt to revive some life.  Kinda like a cardiac massage for the face before giving my driest spots (flakey bits) at light cover of Lucas Paw Paw Ointment (this stuff is great for disguising nose flakes).  I went with the spring-like weather and injected some colour onto my face with a bright streak of blue under my lower lashline.  This is my favourite way to wear the shade and I do it quite a lot in the Summer.  Anyway, enough talk.  Here’s my Springtime in the Sahara FOTD:

I think I could have done with a touch of highlighter but I’m otherwise looking fairly perky considering I felt like DEATH.  Like my Tammy Faye Baker eyelashes?  Tough – I do!  I never put that much on my lower lashes normally but now I’m gonna (until I get bored of it).

I’m wearing:

Skinfood Gingko Green BB Cream
Priori Perfecting Mineral Foundation (lightly buffed where I needed more coverage)*
Maybelline Pure Cover Mineral Concealer

KIKO Automatic Waterproof Eyeliner
Laura Mercier Luster Eye Colour in Marina under the lower lashline
Benefit They’re Real Mascara*
Illamasqua Eye Brow Cake in Gaze (I found it, I found it!)

Benefit Hervana Blush* (I did promise you a FOTD with this beauty)
Boots No7 Vital Brights Lipstick in Blooming Pink*


What do you think?  Bit too early in the year to pull out these shades?  Hope you’re well and less snotty than me!  At least the pancakes (bacon and maple syrup!) cheered me up!

* press samples

14 Responses to “Springtime in the Sahara FOTD”

  1. Glitterishallsorts says:

    You look flaming gorgeous woman! I wish I looked half this good when I am ill!

  2. jazz says:

    Wow you look great! Even though you’re not feeling well :)

  3. Well for someone who’s sick, you’re looking pretty damn good!

  4. Bee says:

    You look beautiful! You’d never know you were poorly.

    I like the made-up bottom lashes, is there a trick to getting them to sit so neatly, curlers can’t reach them, surely?

    I haven’t seen Hervana blush in action before, from the box I wasn’t sure if it would be my scene, but now – I love it! I’m going to bother the Benefit counter ladies to put some on me soon :)

  5. Ooh, purdy colours! I love the blue on the lower lashes. I’ll have to give that I try sometime. Get well soon :)

  6. Sabah says:

    You look amazing! <3

  7. Christina says:

    Okay, I wish I looked HALF as good as you do when I’m sick…seriously, you look fab


  8. Jamilla says:

    You’re the best looking Sickie I’ve ever seen!

  9. Good lord – if I went to work sick looking like that nobody would believe me 😛 Do really love that lippie on you though. Gorgeous shade.

  10. Grace London says:

    You’ve faked human (rather than cold-zombie) rather well 😉 That lipstick is lovely lovely lovely on you.

  11. Henessy says:

    You look gorgeous!!!! I refuse to believe you’re sick :)

  12. No I think it’s perfect time after a long dark winter I reckon it’s time for SPRING to shine through!

  13. Oh dear *fans self* I need Hervana and that lipstick.

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