Makeup of the Day: Flawless Base

Hi, lovelies! Today's Makeup of the Day (which is actually last week's makeup!) consists of my attempt at a flawless base. I was going to be running a few important errands that day so I wanted my skin to look its best. As soon as May began I started feeling the terribly humid island heat. I had been opting for really lightweight light-coverage foundations like the BECCA Luminous Skin Colour and Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum. That day I chose my go-to foundation for special occasions (and sometimes for everyday too, depends on what I'm looking for). That is NARS Sheer Glow which, surprisingly, has never been reviewed on my blog but has been mentioned numerous times. I find Sheer Glow to be really long wearing and to have a solid medium coverage. 


BASE: I'd normally skip face primer because my foundations last well on me without it and I try to keep my routine as "simple" as possible. However for long or special days I use the Laura Mercier Oil Free Foundation Primer. It's amazing at smoothing out my skin's texture. Next I used NARS Sheer Glow in Punjab. Since Sheer Glow has a nice coverage, I went for a light concealer (MAC Mineralize Concealer in NC30). Since I was happy with the coverage and didn't want to add anymore, I opted for a translucent setting powder to improve staying power and remove shine. I used the Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder.

CHEEKS: I slightly contoured my face (cheeks and temples) with Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzer. For blush I went with a slightly cool toned baby pink (theBalm Down Boy). Since everything on my face was matte, I added a little bit of shimmer by highlighting the top of my cheekbones with MAC Miss Behave Mineralize Blush (not shown). 

EYES: The eyes were kept simple and neutral (in terms of eyeshadows). I used a mixture of Sin and Sidecar on my lid and Naked eyeshadow on my crease. All from my very well-loved Urban Decay Naked Palette. Using the Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Liner in Black Ink I created a thick line on my top lashline. I lined my waterline with the MAC NC15/NW20 Chromagraphic Pencil, added a coat of Bettina Bolder Lashes Mascara, and then placed a few Ardell Individual False Lashes on top.

LIPS: For lipstick I chose a long-wearing liquid lipstick (Guerlain Rouge G de Guerlain L'Extrait in Avarice). I threw a lip gloss in my bag for easy, mirror-free touch-ups (which is ironic because the Guerlain lipstick comes with a mirror so I could have just reapplied that, haha). In case you're curious the lip gloss I took with me was BECCA Fallen Angel Ultimate Colour Gloss.
And that's basically my neutral makeup for special occasions. It's a bit of a lengthy routine (specially compared to my everyday one) but I enjoy it. I did hide the mess in my living room by editing the picture (LOL, sorry for that!) I'm currently in the process of moving so there's a mess everywhere. It's also the reason while my blog posts have become a bit more irregular. I tend to post (or schedule posts) in the morning but the move has thrown everything off a bit. Hope you enjoyed this post. Have a nice week! :)

64 comments

  1. I love how perfect your makeup looks on you! Really pretty :) Great post!

    X Valérie
    scribblesofvalerie.com

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  2. such a pretty neutral makeup look :) your skin looks so amazing x

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  3. Beautiful! I hear so much about the NARS foundations, I guess that means I'm gonna have to try them out for myself!

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  4. So lovely! Your skin looks flawless!

    alittlebitsunshine.co.uk

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  5. lovely look, love the naked palettes. ;-)

    k xx

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  6. I've been wanting to try the nars sheer glow, but I've heard that it doesn't do well on dry skin? Love the look! You always look so pretty :) xx

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    1. It's quite deceiving because of the name. It's medium coverage and not glowy, luminous or dewy at all. It's actually a satin finish that looks semi matte on some so I recommed trying a sample first in case it accentuates dryness but I would think it's not best for dry skin.
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  7. Great post!

    Naked palettes are so pretty!

    www.victoria-emma.blogspot.co.uk

    XO

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  8. love how effortless this looks! the blush is especially pretty :)

    x x

    dippywrites.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. Looks like you´ve been using really great products! And of course I also like the end result :)
    xx
    www.clothesandcamera.com

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  10. Ahh you look so gorgeous! Your base really is flawless! :)

    Amy| The Little Koala Blog ♥

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  11. Your skin looks great :) Have you tried Too Faced's liquid face primer? (The one in the tube)??? I'm such a sucker for packaging but was wondering how well it works.

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    1. Haven't tried it yet but thanks for putting it on my radar xx

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  12. You look so pretty, love your eyeliner.. and your skin looks so flawless <3 xxx

    Gemma | ♥ MissMakeupMagpie.co.uk

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  13. This is such a pretty look, love the lip colour and eyeliner! ox

    ohso-flawless xxx

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  14. So gorgeous!! Loving the eyeliner.
    Rebecca x
    Ze Makeup

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  15. You look incredible, I love these sorts of posts.

    Emily x- prettypleaseprettyplease.blogspot.com

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  16. Beautiful makeup, awesome job! Where do you get that mascara?

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    1. It's a local brand from Puerto Rico. Sadly you can only get it in PR and Florida, USA
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  17. You look gorgeous Coco! I love the Too Faced bronzer too, it's my ultimate favorite because it smells so yummy and it the perfect color - not too dark! :)

    xoxox aly

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  18. You look lovely! Love how your skin looks completely flawless. :)

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  19. You look absolutely gorgeous as always Coco!! I hope the move goes well/continues to go smoothly :)

    Cassie
    thriftthick.blogspot.com

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  20. Beautiful!! I love sheer glow xx

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  21. Great make up look and I love that necklace you're wearing!

    Yinyin xx
    YinyinLoves

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  22. You look beautiful Coco! I love your eyeliner and your hair looks so perfect.

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  23. Que princesa, tu make up parece de novela :)

    xx

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  24. Pretty makeup look! You look flawless. Love the necklace too.xx

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  25. Te ves guapisima. Love the makeup. De verdad, te ves preciosa!

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  26. You always look so beautiful with the looks you do! You have amazing skin.

    http://skinstuffbykaty.blogspot.com/

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  27. Your makeup looks stunning! PS. love your ombre' xx

    Cat
    MaybeBabyXo.com

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  28. Flawless base is correct, well flawless everything more like it! I would reaally love to see a review on Nars Sheer Glow only if you can find time for it, as I'm more then likely going to buy it!
    I'm loving your hair here, too xx

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    1. Thank you!! <3 I'll review it within the next few weeks xx

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  29. I really need to get round to buying Nars Sheer Glow, especially now that two of my foundations have just run out and I've only got tinted moisturiser. Been meaning to get it for ages as it looks so lovely, you look really flawless. The primer has been on my list for a while too.
    Hope you're well hun.
    Mel xx

    melswallofmirrors.blogspot.co.uk

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  30. omg - just hit me you look like a cross between Sophia vergara and eva mendes!

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    1. Haha, what a compliment! Thank you!

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  31. you are so pretty!
    your skins looks gorgeous!
    hareem x

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  32. I always love your looks Coco! This is gorgeous as per usual! x

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  33. I love a neutral make up looks so fresh and natural.
    I have Urban Decay's Naked 1 & 2
    and I just love using them.

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  34. As always, the makeup is perfect Coco. Be it natural or colourful, it always looks very well put together. And you're a beauty so that adds up too! <3 xx

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  35. You always do the perfect wing! This is a lovely look! xx Rena
    Kiss and Make Up

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  36. I love your tips and the necklace

    http://www.betzysmakeup.com/

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  37. I just ordered my first Guerlain lipstick and after reading this, I'm even more excited to get it. I'm such a fan of your blog!

    Jillicious Cosmetics

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    1. I'm sure you'll absolutely love it xx

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  38. You look flawless sweetie! This is such a beautiful look! <3 I need this blush in my life, it's so pretty!

    Andrea,
    RosyChicc

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  39. Such a beautiful look!

    Anna

    http://95andsunny.blogspot.com/

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  40. You always look STUNNING! Seriously pretty. xxx

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  41. You should be an actress, Coco! You are just too gorgeous :)

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    1. That's so sweet! Thank you! <3

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  42. Your makeup looks gorgeous :) I'm desperate to try Nars sheer glow! x

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  43. Looks amazing, need to try out that blush soon! x

    ravesndramblings.blogspot.com

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  44. What a beautiful look. Your skin really does look flawless and I'm loving that lip colour! So elegant and versatile. I recently sampled some Laura Mercier Oil Free Primer and am loving it too! :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  45. I have been meaning to purchase the Naked palette. I am having a hard time deciding between 1 or 2?

    http://bridgetmarowski.blogspot.com
    @BridgetMarowski

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  46. This looks fab on you! That lipcolor is perfect for your skintone. Love it!

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