24 July 2014

Zenning Out...

Don't be fooled by the picture above, this is make up at it's absolute best...this post is actually brought to you amongst a pile of tissues! I have been really poorly this week with a terrible cold and to make matters worse the temperature has been super hot. Now normally I don't mind this, I love the hot weather! but when you have a temperature and your nose is streaming the last thing you want is for it to be excruciatingly hot! 

Moan over - promise!

So what's a girl to do when she feels awful? Yep, you've guessed it, pile on a load of make up to sit around the house in! Standard procedure :) 

The point of today's post is to share with you a great lip combination I concocted today. 

Whilst feeling very sorry for myself this morning (sniff sniff!) I shopped my stash and stumbled across MAC Pure Zen. I forgot how much I love this lipstick, particularly for a really paired down natural Summer look. It has a slight peachiness to it and because it's one of the 'creme sheen' lipsticks it's nice and moisturising.  I do find it works best with a gloss and also a liner though.  Step forward, MAC 'Boldly Bare' Liner and Chantecaille Lipgloss in 'Lucky'.   The overall result of these three products combined makes for a very full plump lip that lasts reasonably well.  I've been really into bold lipsticks lately so to go back to something pretty and girly (and a lot easier to wear!) was a refreshing change! 

Other products used to disguise how ill I was!....

Foundation - Mix of Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet and Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua in B30
Concealer - Diorskin
Bronzer -Tom Ford in 'Gold Dust'
Powder - Rimmel
Highlight - Dior Amber Diamond
Blush - Sleek 'Lifes a Peach'
Brows - Tom Ford Brow Sculpt in 'Taupe'
Eyes - Mish Mash of the Bobbi Brown Nude & Nectar Palette
Mascara - Clinique High Impact in Black
Lips - As above

ps. the Chantecaille gloss is hands down the best lip gloss I've ever bought and if you don't have it, seriously think about getting it! It's neutral enough to be able to be worn with a lot of different types of lipstick. The tube is an ample size (ok, it's expensive but lets forget that for a moment!) and it has great lasting power. I'll definitely be repurchasing it,  put it that way!

Anyway, until next time!

Lis x 



  1. That lip gloss looks amazing!! I hope you get well soon Lis :)


    1. Not going to lie, it is pretttty special! and combined with that MAC lipstick and liner it's gorgeous. It would also work with things like MAC shy girl, MAC Patisserie etc too. Very versatile lip gloss and especially nice for the summer months with a tan :)

      Feel a lot better today, thank goodness! xx

  2. Hi Lis!
    You look great even sick!
    That lip combo looks really good. I will check that lipstick!
    Get well soon!

    1. Ha! Thanks Anne :) I feel a lot better today so hopefully over the worst of it!

      You'd definitely like this combination, can you get Chantecaille stuff where you are?

      Lis xx

  3. ahh I have been eying the Chantecaille lipglosses for ages but have trouble parting with the small pile of cash it costs. Everytime I think..no I dont need it..someone says how amazing it is and it shoots right up on the wishlist. *such hard life*

    hope you are feeling better now and get to enjoy the weather :) x

    1. Keep it up at the top of your list Laura...they're pretty special! ha!

      I watched your vlog today, awesome! :)

      Lis xx

  4. This look is so gorgeous on you :D you have great flawless skin too :)


    1. Aww thanks! Its not so great today though, covered in spots :( time of month!

      Lis xx



© Elisabeth Rilatt

This site uses cookies from Google to deliver its services - Click here for information.

Blogger Template Created by pipdig