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26 Oct 2014

Pink eyes

It happened – I shopped the stash again and found a lurid deep pink shadow that gives me pink eyes. I know it doesn’t sound good but long time readers will recognize this limited edition Shu Uemura ME shadow and apparently my love for it has not diminished over time.

Why have I had this stuffed in a back of a drawer for so long? This is the type of deep pink/burgundy tone that makes green eyes sing.  I paired it with a Make up For Ever Artist Shadow in 808 (amazing texture by the way!) and a whole lot of other makeup bits and pieces. Here is the rundown:

Face: Estee Lauder Double Wear All-Day Glow BB cream - early indications are that I really like this. It has a thick cream consistency that when applied with a kabuki gives decent coverage. There is a little bit of a Just Skin vibe  and that’s perfectly fine by me.

Concealer: Estee Lauder Double Wear Brush-On Glow BB Highlighter – another surprisingly fantastic product. This beats the pants of that ole’ chestnut, the YSL Touche Eclat, mainly because it doesn’t just highlight but also manages to brighten and conceal at the same time. I have used this every single day since the moment I got it in my hands.

Cheeks: Bobbi Brown Shimmerbrick in Sandstone – do you ever have those moments when you put on make up and gasp: “yesssss” out loud? I do and I did because of Sandstone. It’s got that whole warm, candlelit glow going on but manages to impart that effect without shimmer overload. I have to admit that some shimmerbricks are impossible to wear because of the latter point but this one seems to be a little bit special.

Eyes: This was a careless combination of Make up For Ever 808 and a whole lot of Shu ME 160 on the outer corner and lower lash line. Pink eyes were topped off with a bit of Laura Mercier brown liner and a whole load of mascara – Make up For Ever Smoky Lash of course!

Lips: I went for consistency in terms of tone and kept these pink. Pink Nude by Bobbi Brown, which is a new creamy matte lip colour...

... and a dash of Tom Ford Naked lipgloss. I have to say that I am really feeling the nudes at the moment – something that I think is mostly impacted by the fact that I am absolutely chucking on the eye makeup.

...speaking of which, check out what I wore for a photoshoot this morning. The was for a magazine feature that depicted looks from different era's. Can you guess what era my face represented? :) Totally wearing this all day/evening/throughout dog walking duties! 

How amazing is makeup -seriously!!!

Make up by Hannah Lisa Makeup and hair by SOH Dubai


  1. You look lovely and the make up is amazing! I really love wearing pink eyeshadows x


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  3. I find pink eyes often make me look tired, but this is just gorgeous! Love the products you used as well.

    Amelia Rose | Beauty Blogger


  4. both looks are lovely! eyebrows are looking great, love how they made them a bit more rounder to fit the 60s theme x

  5. There is something special about finding a long lost treasure in your stash. and the pin really suits you.

  6. Love this sixties make up look on you! Your lashes look amazing <3

    Gillian from Glam Up Everyday x

  7. I'm REALLY into red/pink eyes. Vampires come out in Autumn, right? Ha!

    Georgina x

  8. I think pink eyeshadow gets a bad rep but it really can be so much fun to wear! Loving the magazine makeover, it's very cute.

  9. the pink shade is really gorgeous - and pink is only acceptable for me in make up :-)

  10. You look amazing! I wish I could pull off pink eyes — I always look a bit sickly, no matter what shades I choose or how tan I am.

  11. OMG GIRL you loook super gorgeous!!!! I die over these looks, super beautiful!! please check out my blog too :):) xxx

  12. You look gorgeous Laura, love reading your posts :) xx

  13. I think that shade of pink looks wonderful on you. Very fresh and modern.

  14. This is such a lovely eye look. I have never been bold enough to wear pink on my eyes... maybe now I will :D

  15. woww......so awesome

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  16. Loving the pink on your eyes Laura. I have Tom Ford Naked lipgloss & LOVE it!
    Your make up for the shoot looks AMAZING! I'd never want to wash it off my face!!!!
    Hugs xoxo

  17. The first looks is so lovely, the eyes and the lips are wonderful. Deep pinks are definitely underrated shadows!

  18. Love the deep pink shadow, it's beautiful. And your photo shoot makeup is amazing - very 60's! x

    Kate Louise Blogs

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  20. That pink really suits you!

    If you like blogs like this, I'd love for you to check out mine, I'm sure you will love it (hopefully) :)


  21. I love these looks! I am a bit scared of pink eyeshadow and I don't know if it would suit me as much as it does you (I have blue eyes and lighter skin), but you really sell it well ;) Also, was the look from the 60s? Just a guess ;) You look so beautiful!
    Steph | Misc. Bliss

  22. Love the Shu shadow on you, it looks beautiful. I think I need to pick up some Shu singles as my collection is lacking xxx