St Patrick’s Day in France

Hello Internet Peoples! A very Happy St Patrick’s Day to you all- whether you’re celebrating or not, I hope you’re having the best day!

Being from Northern Ireland, I’m considered the “Irish” girl here in Compiègne, and so to mark the occasion, I wore my favourite green jumper (and a green scarf too!). It’s from American Apparel, and I got it when I was in Amsterdam a few months back. It’s very tight, slightly cropped, and I am obsessed with it. My students were very excited that I was being so authentically Irish by sporting the national colour!!

I took a cheeky wee selfie after one of my classes finished early, and I thought, why not share with you lovely people what I’m wearing on my face! Loads of you really liked my post on my new lipstick, so I thought I’d tell you what I like to team it with when I do wear “full” make up.

  1. MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation (NW15)

Once I had moisturised, I applied this all over my face with the Real Techniques buffing brush. It’s the first time in a long time that I’ve actually worn foundation- I’ve been sticking to powder and concealer for a while now- but I’ve been sick for the past week, so I needed a little more… somethin’ somethin’! Love the brush, not sure about the foundation yet.

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http://www.maccosmetics.co.uk/product/shaded/158/1231/Products/Face/Foundation/Studio-Fix-Fluid-SPF-15/index.tmpl

2. MAC Mineralize Concealer (NW15)

Used this under the eyes and around the nose. I really like this concealer- the formula is great, and it has good coverage. However, it is expensive, and I think that I’ll maybe go back to my old faithful Rimmel when I need a new bottle!

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http://www.maccosmetics.co.uk/product/shaded/157/20500/Products/Face/Concealer/Mineralize-Concealer/index.tmpl

3. MAC Prep and Prime Highlighter in Light Boost

I love this product! Used it underneath the eyes, down the nose and a little on my temples. Sometimes, I use this instead of my concealer, because it’s a better match for my skin tone, and then just powder over it. Really amazing and so easy to use!

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http://www.maccosmetics.co.uk/product/shaded/9863/15746/Cult-Classics/Prep-Prime/PrepPrime-Highlighter/PrepPrime-Highlighter/index.tmpl

4. MAC Studio Fix Powder

Another fabulous product- can be worn as foundation or used to lock in make up. And I’ve had it for quite a while, and barely made a dent in it! Applied it with a Barry M brush- recommend the powder, not the brush. It’s quite old, and the quality is not great- I have little hairs flying out everywhere!!

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http://www.maccosmetics.co.uk/product/shaded/159/251/Products/Face/Powder/Studio-Fix-Powder-Plus-Foundation/index.tmpl

5. Eyebrows- Soap and Glory Archery pencil

I have sizeable brows as it is, so I don’t really feel the need to thicken them up any more- I use this sparingly to fill in any gaps, and slightly elongate the length of my brows. REALLY recommend this pencil (more like a crayon, really)- it’s not too dear, and it lasts for ages. Mine ran out today, and I could cry because Soap and Glory is SO HARD to find in France!

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http://www.soapandglory.com/makeup/eyes/eyebrow-pencils/archerytm-brow-pencil

6. Kiko Eyeliner Pencil in Bronze

I much prefer using brown eyeliner- it makes my eyes more defined than not using eyeliner, but it’s not as harsh as black, and there’s not as much transfer. This is a great dupe for the Urban Decay pencils! I apply it to the top lash line only.

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http://www.kikocosmetics.com/fr-fr/maquillage/yeux/crayons-yeux/Intense-Colour-Long-Lasting-Eyeliner/p-KM00303020

7. Benefit Roller Lash mascara

Love love love love love. That is all.

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https://www.benefitcosmetics.com/fr/fr/produit/roller-lash-mascara-lift-volume

8. MAC Soft and Gentle Highlight

This is new to me, and I think it’s just the bees knees. It’s THE highlight, it’s everything you want from a highlighter. I apply this to my cheekbones, brow bone, and to be honest, just a general dusting everywhere because I love glitter!!!!

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9. YSL Lipstick in Orange Imagine.

You can read my full review of the product here– safe to say I am in love.

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And that’s it! That was my face today, and these are kind of my holy grail, standard everyday products. As I mentioned before, I haven’t really been wearing foundation recently, but I’m kind of in the market for a BB Cream, so please guys, if you have any recommendations, leave them in the comments!! What are your holy grail products? I would LOVE to know!

Thank you so much for reading, your support means the entire galaxy!

A bientôt!

Amber xx

 

 

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. Great! thanks for sharing 🙂

    1. Amber says:

      Thank you for reading!! 🙂 x

  2. Gorgeous colour lipstick 😉

    1. Amber says:

      Thanks so much!! 😀

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