~NEUTRAL FOTD~ Antipodean Beauties Challenge


I have been so far off the blogging radar these last few months that I had no idea that Omega from Fashion Adjacent had started this challenge. Luckily I finally clued on to it thanks to Jenny’s most recent gorgeous FOTD.Β  I can’t promise I’ll post on every theme but I want to do as many as I can.


The theme for the week (week 14 out of 52) is ‘neutral’ and as I had already spent some time applying a neutral look this morning, I didn’t even need to do a new look. There’s nothing fancy about this look but I always go to a variation of it when getting ready most mornings because it’s flattering and work appropriate.

Base makeup


You all know that I’m a notorious foundation mixer so I used YSL Le Teint Touch Eclat Foundation in B60 mixed with Loreal Magic Nude Liquid Powder in 330 Classic Tan. I love the combination of these two foundations which works out well since I can’t wear either on its own due to colour match issues. I highly recommend checking out the YSL foundation if you haven’t already because it applies beautifully.



I used my Laura Mercier Under Eye Perfector in Orange/Yellow as usual and then applied some NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Med/Dark2 Caramel over the top. I love this concealer. It does everything you want undereye concealer to do so go check it out!

I finished off my base makeup by applying some NARS Loose Light Reflecting powder on top to set everything.


Colour makeup


I didn’t want anything too bright so I used a mixture of a blush/bronzer and a face powder. I used Guerlain Terracotta Blush & Sun in 03 Sun Tan (pretty sure this is discontinued) and MAC Studio Fix powder in NC45 (which is about 2 shades darker than my skin tone).



I applied Too Faced Shadow Insurance and Avon Big Colour Eye Pencil in B02 Vanilla as a base.


I used my original Naked palette as I hadn’t taken it out of the drawer for a while. I used Sidecar (a gorgeous sparkly light taupe) across the lid, Smog (bronze) on the outer half and Hustle (a darker plum taupe) to darken the crease. I also applied a mixture of Virgin ( metallic beige) and Sin (metallic pink) on the inner corner.


I applied Savvy by DB in Black/Brown on the top and used Loreal Voluminous Mascara in Carbon Black on my lashes.


I finished up the look by applying Burberry Lip Cover in Nude Cashmere to my lips. I would describe this lipstick as a slightly taupe toned nude shade. I really like the shade as it takes away some of the natural mauve tones in my lips without totally blanking out the colour.


What’s your go-to neutral eye shadow palette or lipstick?

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5 Comments on “~NEUTRAL FOTD~ Antipodean Beauties Challenge”

  1. kflowermaquillage
    November 8, 2013 at 12:27 AM #

    This look is gorgeous! Fresh & glowing. I love the eye look too. Please check out my blog I’m a fellow aussie πŸ™‚ http://www.kateflowermaquillage.wordpress.com

    • November 11, 2013 at 1:22 AM #

      Thanks Kate. these type of looks are definitely my favourite!

  2. November 9, 2013 at 9:14 PM #

    Yay you’re back! πŸ™‚ been missing your posts big time! you look lovely and this is truly work appropriate! thanks for the inspiration, i’m surely trying this out! πŸ™‚


    • November 11, 2013 at 1:17 AM #

      Thanks Sukanya πŸ™‚

      It’s lovely comments like yours that encouraged me to get back to posting!


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