Sunday, 24 March 2013

Soft Dusty Pink Make-up: Burberry Heather Pink & Laura Mercier Oleander


I love all kinds of pink tones in make-up, from ballet slipper pink to fuchsia, but the ones I’m most often drawn to are soft dusty pinks that add colour and definition in a very natural way.  I have quite a few in my collection, but have been reaching for this little lot the most lately. 

Dainty Doll powder blusher in My Girl #002 is a great shade for pale skins, comes in a generously sized mirrored compact and can be swirled over apples for a rosy glow or dusted lightly on cheekbones for a radiant sheen. It’s glowy rather than glittery and very buildable, so great for anyone who is afraid of overdoing it!


Laura Mercier cream blush in Oleander (above) is in my Top 3 pink blushers ever (alongside Benefit Hervana & Bourjois Rose D’Or).  Quite a neutral pink, only a tiny amount is needed to give the most natural looking flush with great lasting power, so don’t be put off by the dinky sized compact.  Pat on with the flat of your finger tips or a soft brush over a tinted moisturiser or BB cream for a really pretty only-you-will-know natural look.


Burberry Lip Mist in Heather Pink may be the ultimate ‘no mirror required’ slick on and go natural look lipstick; in fact it’s so easy to apply I can literally do so on the go (yes I am that girl who applies lipstick while walking up the street).  Infused with moisturising goodness it leaves my lips looking and feeling soft and comfortable. Not a million miles from long term favourite, Lipstick Queen in Saint Pink and a more moisturising version of MUFE No31. 

You’d think Rimmel Lip Liner in East End Snob was made to match this lipstick and the two get used together on days when I have time to apply while standing still for a more finished look.

The Heart & Star necklace was a Mother’s Day gift from my lovely sister (a sweetheart who thinks I’m a good mum to my kids!). It’s from one of my favourite shops for really unusual and unique gifts, Urban Orchard in Holywood.



The blushers both work well on their own merits, but if I’m in the mood for a little extra glow, I’ll use both together, with the lightest dusting of Dainty Doll applied on upper cheekbones using my Japonesque fan brush.

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Above left, the lipstick & both blushers (!) and right, the lipstick, liner & necklace (with a different blush).

I think pink tones suit lots of complexions, except maybe those with very high redness, and should not be shied away from by redheads & strawberry blondes!

Are you a fan of pink make-up?

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