Study FOTD

So now that every waking moment is taking up with writing my thesis/ editing my thesis/ lying awake worrying about my thesis, makeup application has become rather streamlined.

In the mornings I want something that is really quick to apply but makes me look awake and polished:

Base: DIY Rose Sunscreen.

Cheeks: Edward Bess Compact Rouge in Love Affair, Le Metier de Beaute bronzer (a little applied above temples too).

Eyes: Two Faced Shadow Insurance, MAC All That Glitters, Lancome Le Stylo Wateproof in Cafe, Covergirl Lashblast.

Brows: MAC Mulch.

Lips: Lanolips 101 Ointment and Bobbi Brown Lipstick in Pale Plum.


I am absolutely loving the wide-awake look that MAC’s All That Glitters gives to my eyes. It’s an instant full night’s sleep for me.

The Edward Bess Compact Rouge is such a great quality product too: it looks very natural on my cheeks and wakes my face up. It also works well with the Le Metier de Beaute bronzer. Previously I think I was far too heavy-handed with bronzer application, but now that I’ve learnt to just tap my brush into the bronzer I’m much happier with the result I get with it. Bronzer gives my face fantastic shape when applied just under cheekbones and above the temples. I think when my face naturally had less shape it was very hard for me to achieve any sort of sculpted look with bronzer (it was like painting stripes on a half-deflated beach ball) but now that I *have* some shape thanks to good skincare and facial exercises, I find merely emphasising that shape much easier.

I’m really loving the Bobbi Brown lipstick in Pale Plum that came in my POBM gift bag. It’s one of those versatile lipsticks that fits any occassion and suits my skintone perfectly. I reach for it often.

I’m also a bit of a latecomer to the whole ‘filling in your brows’ phenomenon. I’m usually too lazy to do it, but of late I’ve been finding that it really adds great structure to my face without looking like I’ve filled in my brows.  It’s great for framing my whole face and I wouldn’t be without it now. At the moment I’m just using MAC Mulch and an angled brush, but I shall have to look in to ‘proper’ brow pencils I think.

Best of all, this FOTD takes about five minutes and prevents me from looking too harried by my thesis.





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16 Responses to Study FOTD

  1. Megan says:

    I’ve been dithering over getting the Mulch eyeshadow for the longest time, all that glitters looks great on you as well. I’m pretty lazy when it comes to filling in my brows but when I do make the effort I think it just looks more polished and seems to give my face a bit more balance when I’m doing things like smoky eyes.

  2. Dempeaux says:

    @Megan Mulch is a great staple for me because it works well all over the lid, on the upper lash line, or under the lower lash line. And now, I realise it works for my brows too! 😉 I’m glad I’m not the only one who’s lazy when it comes to brows 😉 I just love the way it frames the face!

  3. hello you! Hope that progress on the thesis is going well and I have to say MAC All That Glitters is my favourite MAC eyeshadow. It’s so flattering x

  4. Dempeaux says:

    @Chloeblue Hi there! Yes, all going well, am only slightly crazy 😉 Love All That Glitters! Always makes me look better 🙂

  5. I second what you say about the Bobbi Brown lipstick here. I find that on weekends now in New York I’m wearing less makeup, feels like I am preparing myself for summer when the heat is intense I hate that feeling of cosmetics heavy on my face. Have you tried any of her foundations? You may not need after your fantastic skin detox but they add a bit of sheet tint in the morning that makes me feel “awake”….

    Thank you so much for all the comments on my blog Sarah – I’m just catching up with my reading after my travels xx

  6. olivia says:

    I think you look lovely. I like how you look polished and natural! How I try to achieve that look many mornings and just end up looking like a total zombie! I must check out the Edward Bess blush!

  7. Jos says:

    I love this polished dewy look, so pretty!

  8. Dempeaux says:

    @StyleOnTheCouch I actually haven’t tried any of her foundations, but I hear they are beautiful! To be honest I rarely wear foundation these days, but it’s still good to know 🙂

    No problem! I still love your blog 🙂

  9. Dempeaux says:

    @Olivia Thankyou! That Edward Bess blush is stunning. I have to use it more slowly!

  10. Dempeaux says:

    @Jos Thankyou!

  11. Jen W says:

    Love the look, and your eyes are opening up so much after you started the facial exercises. All that Glitters looks so much better on your eyes- it looks pretty rubbish on mine. Ah well!

  12. jo says:

    Your skin looks so great. Love the look too. The EB individual eyeshadows are so good

  13. Dee says:

    Hi there, I came across your blog because I have been exploring facial exercises. I have to say that your photos seems the most realistic I have seen because the lighting and face mannerisms are the same. I noted from an earlier blog you started with Cynthia Rowland exercises and in this one you mentioned FlexEffect. Did you buy the book from FlexEffect and is there anywhere in Australia this can be purchased? Which exercise program have you felt has been most beneficial to you? I’m 46 yo have good skin as I have always worn sunscreen, but I do have the hooded eye thing happening which is so ageing. Thanks in advance for any information you can give to me.

  14. Dempeaux says:

    @Dee Unfortunately you can’t buy it in Australia, only online. Good on you for always wearing sunscreen!

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