Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Fresh Faced with BB Powder & Chanel Frivole

Lately, Melbourne has been struggling through a heat wave of recrod preportions. Sweltering nights spend tossing and turning are backed onto days at university with insufficient air conditioning and long walks with rays beating down on my back. Honestly, some of the nicest days of late have been spent at work in the cool air of the shop floor. We were lucky enough to have a cooler day (around 25C) a while back and I relished in pulling on my jeans and throwing on a light jumper to spend the day with Mumma Bovary doing errands and having rice paper rolls for lunch. As I often do, a mix of new release products were mixed with old favourites to get my face presentable!
I’ve been trialling the new Rimmel Match Perfection foundation* and so far I am enjoying the light-medium coverage and natural finish. I still prefer the cream-gel version in the pot (which I fear may be discontinued!) but the packaging is definitely nicer, a heavy glass bottle with handy pump opening. I’ve been setting it with my L’Oreal Nude Magique BB Powder* which is one of the exciting new BB/CC type products that the brand have recently launched. Cheeks were of course dusted with my new Chanel acquisition, the limited edition powder blush in 76 Frivole.
As always I used MAC Coquette to add some definition to my brows, it is seriously one of the most versatile eye shadows I’ve come across from MAC. I love it swept through the crease with a soft angled crease brush, but for this look I left it on the brows and used the essence duo to cover my lids and line my lower lashline as well. I finished the simple eye look off with generous coats of my new favourite mascara, the Covergirl Clump Crusher. Absolutely loving the volume and length it gives my lashes, not to mention the compliments I’ve been receiving from coworkers, family and friends.
Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation SPF 18 in 010 Light Porcelain*
L'Oreal Nude Magique BB Powder for light skin*
Essence 50s Girls Reloaded palette in 03 Come on Board Captain
Covergirl Clump Crusher mascara in Black
Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara in black brown
MAC Cremesheen Glass in Dynasty at Dusk
Mac Coquette for brows
Sportsgirl Shady Lady in Prom Night for highlight
What do you think of my fresh faced look? What are your best tips on escpaing this horrendous heat?

*Marked items were provided for consideration. Honesty, always.


  1. Frivole looks AMAZING on you, Emma! The only Chanel blush is Rose Initiale, but Frivole is next on my list! :)

    1. @Tiffany Thanks so much, I wasn't sure when I first saw it whether or not it would work on my skin tone, but I really like the way it looks on me so am a happy camper. I love the look of Rose Initiale but I think Rouge will be my next Chanel purchase.

  2. I really like this look. I have been going makeupless during this heat wave!

  3. Now I've seen your lashes, I am definitely going to buy the Clump crusher mascara!

  4. You look gorgeous, specially considering this crazy melbourne heat! I've nearly given up on make up haha not really but I've certainly cut back on the amount. Now it's just down to Mac concealer, a press powder and some mascara and of course my brows! Can't wait for cooler weather to come around x

  5. You look gorgeous Emma! That blush is amazing! So fresh looking!
    I think I'd DIE in your heat-as much as I complain about the snow here, I do like it cooler!

  6. I love my Lashblast Covergirl mascara, even prefer it to a lot of high end mascaras! Poor you, I wouldn't mind having some of your heat come this way!

  7. Rimmel have released a new version of the creme-gel Match Perfection. I got mine from ASOS (http://www.asos.com/au/Rimmel-London/Rimmel-London-Match-Perfection-Cream-Compact/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=2797787&WT). I got Ivory but it's too dark for me.

    I adore Chanel Frivole, gorgeous shade. I got mine as soon as it came out.

  8. Aaw you look so adorable :)
    I have a good "medicine" for the heat... come to Finland ;) We have -15 C right now ;)

  9. I want that chanel blush oh dear! I enjoy the new Clump Crusher mascara however I have experience quite dry eyes whenever I have worn it not sure if that is coincidence or not... I am still on the fence about that Loreal BB powder too! Love your post, I am always on the lookout for humidity defying makeup posts (living in central coastal QLD like I do it is hard to avoid frizz and sweat) so thank you for sharing this face! ;-)

  10. Lovely! You look so fresh-faced and glowy. Frivole looks great on you. :D


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