As promised yesterday, here are my favourite beauty bits from all the Fashion Weeks thrown on my face – mash-up style. Different aesthetics? Who cares? A trend on trial if you will. It all went on and the results weren’t too horrendous. Here are the deets:

For hair I dug the undone glam gritted curls at Topshop Unique. Now despite a bulging hair tool drawer I don’t actually own a curling tong, so I had to make do with some straightener included curls. For that ‘second day’ hair texture I added a blob of Oribe’s Surfcomber Tousled Texture Mousse throughout. The results? Well, I wasn’t too crazy about it. The curls weren’t curly enough *adds curling tong to shopping list* and the Oribe Mousse just made the whole thing greasy. An Oribe product I don’t like? Am I feeling ok?

Another element that didn’t really hit the mark for me was the nails which I’d lifted from the Burberry runway. Their Nail Polish in Pale Yellow* (out in January 2014 FYI), looked amazing on Cara but against my skintone it just looked a little off – too mustardy. It was my first foray into yellow tips so I think next time I’d plump for something even more pastel. The shade Dusky Mauve* though (third from left in the picture) – well that’s a whole different story…

Lastly let’s address the makeup. My take on Alexandra Wang’s NARS directed look. The brief was simple: concealer, groomed brows, curled lashes and a swipe of lip balm. So I did exactly that using NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Vanilla (the same one used for the show) and Diego Dalla Palma’s Rich Lip Balm. The outcome I liked and is one I’d give a go again for ‘no makeup, makeup’ days. The concealer gives just the right amount of coverage to ward off bad skin days and the lip balm dosed the lips with a nice level of gloss. Wang – you hit the beauty spot.

And no I’m not sure if I’ll ever stop harping on about that NARS Concealer, it’s just too darn good. But yellow nails? I think I may have to pass on that one… 

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  • Charlotte MacDonald-Gaunt

    The little Mulberry nail polish collection looks amazing! Xx

    http://makeupbycandlelight.blogspot.co.uk

  • Anna Blush

    I really love the natural make up long, yellow nail polish is always so hard to pull off! jttp://anna-blush.blogspot.com

  • Maria

    Yellow nails isn’t my thing either… But how are the Burberry nail polishes in terms of longivity and formula?

    I really want that Nars concealer too… Vanilla seems to be a pretty universal shade…

  • PeonyandPeach

    Maybe a really bright yellow might work on you come summer? Love this look, wish I had good enough skin to pull it off!

    http://www.peonyandpeach.blogspot.com

  • s

    Hey love reading your blog daily and watching your videos.

    Would love for you to film an updated make-up collection!

    x

  • Alice Porter

    I still can’t get my hands on the NARS creamy concealer and its so upsetting!

    http://www.makingmeblushblog.wordpress.com

    xx

  • Carrie Ward

    I think you maybe yellow isn’t your colour too cool for your skin tone, perhaps a orange instead which is warmer? I remember your post on the hourglass opaque rouge ‘Riviera’ looked stunning on you. Or ‘fear and desire’ by Essie?

  • Anya Cross

    I know the feeling of your yellow nail fiasco – that’s one colour I really cannot pull off! I need to get my hands on the nars concealer! It looks lovely x

    http://www.crazylins.blogspot.co.uk

  • Katie Nally

    wow your skin…

  • Lindsay

    I feel like I’m the only one who doesn’t like the Nars concealer. It makes me breakout like ‘whoa’ (read in Joey from ‘Blossom’s’ voice). And cystic breakouts at that. :-( As for the nailpolish, I like it on you.

  • Gina

    ….in this photo though, the yellow nail polish looks very nice!!!!

  • Becca

    I think the yellow nails look really sweet. Shame about the hair products, have you tried anything from Kerastaste? I seriously love everything! I just blogged about my new fave hair mask http://beccaroseking.blogspot.co.uk

  • Ami Lowden

    You look gorgeous! Great way to get those waves is with damp hair and bendy rollers- no heat, no damage and the waves will stay until you get your hair wet again! Just spritz the ends of clean dry hair with water, wrap them round the roller and sleep in them and you will wake up with perfect waves- so quick in the morning! Plus they are way cheaper than a curling wand! :)
    http://www.superdrug.com/superdrug/superdrug-bendy-rollers-assorted-colour-12-pack/invt/604054

  • Hannah

    If you only used concealer, your skin is amazing!

    Hannah x
    Girl+World

  • Emma and Emily

    Loving your natural make up, you look gorgeous!

    http://www.emandthem.co.uk

  • Danielle

    Love your makeup here! And I really like that nail color on you!
    http://www.keenbeauty.com

  • http://www.artfarmblog.com/ Katie

    Great post, Anna! So funny how things we like on the runway or in photos just don’t translate well into our real lives. I love the make-up! You look great!

  • roshkud

    The colour of your polish looks gorgeous with your skin tone! Perhaps it’ll grow on you?

    Roshni’s Journey

  • Lauren B

    Your natural makeup looks stunning!

    http://laurenslittleblogs.blogspot.co.uk/

    xx

  • Catrin

    I love the makeup but not too mad on the nails!

    catrinteleri.blogspot.co.uk

  • Emily

    I really like how you were truthful about some of these things not working for you. I feel like most bloggers just avoid anything that is a potential flop. I have a godly-yellow nail polish that I adore. Maybe a less pastel shade would work better for you.

  • Celina

    The simple makeup looks beautiful! I’ve been sticking to mascara and concealer most days as well.

    xx
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

  • Christina Abdilla

    I actually like the colour of your nails Anna!

    tinasbeautyscrapbook.blogspot.com

    X

  • Tarte Tanya

    That nail polish looks great on you!
    Love the makeup look too!

    TarteTanya

  • http://www.kmakesithappen.com/ Kassandra Fairhall

    You look so fresh and beautiful, I have been jotting the NARS concealer down on my makeup wishlist for sometime, it looks amazing

  • Happy Locks

    You are so pretty. Love your posts, the images and your write up.
    I want that NARS radiant creamy concealer but it is not available in India. :(

    xx

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  • Mika Avila

    I am now seriously lemming for that concealer!

  • Elise Mooijman

    I love how natural beautiful you look in that picture! Just some concealer, lip balm and brows is one of my favorite ‘makeup’ routines!

  • Maddy Cane

    Beautiful makeup, your skin is uh-ma-zing! Also, I actually quite like that colour on you! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD

    ♥

  • http://www.thesugarspunsisters.blogspot.com/ Sugar Spun Sisters

    Stunning make-up, you’re seriously making us need to invest in that Nars concealer…!

    Eve & Faye x

    Sugar Spun Sisters – A blog about clothes, cosmetics & coeliac disease

  • Emma Handley

    Your makeup always looks so natural and flawless, i love it! x

    http://lifebyemmy.blogspot.co.uk/

  • AuntyMiff

    That green nail polish though? Nothing more perfect has graced my peepers.

    Charlotte – http://www.blotandreapply.com xx

  • Lifestylesheblogs

    Picked up a few Nars bits today, in love!

    http://www.lifestylesheblogs.com

  • http://ivysmaquillagecove.com/ Ivy Vijay

    Love the nail Paint, love love love it..and the lippie looks stunning! very fresh summerish look

    Giveaway on my blog
    http://ivysmaquillagecove.com/celebrating-october-with-a-giveaway/

  • Elle Turner

    I really like that nail colour against your skintone I think it looks really pretty! x

  • Patricia Montenegro

    What an adorable picture of you Anna x

  • Beauty by Berrymix

    Very pretty! And the nail polish looks ok on you.

    http://berry-mix.livejournal.com

  • Amy

    That nail polish looks good on you in that picture!

    Amy | http://amysbeautyjournal.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Lyubomira

    great post! lately I have been loving the Avril nail polish collection- got the bourgogne shade from http://www.naturelleunique.com
    have you tried it?

  • http://makeupfragrances.blogspot.com.es/ Kyllie

    Wow, estás guapísima en la foto, y el color del esmalte es increíble!

  • arin antoine

    i actually like the nails! i think it’s gorgeous with your skin, hair and eyes. i think it’s just one of those looks that are so different from your norm but you will come back around to.

  • http://www.allsheneeds.in/ Debasree Banerjee

    What are you saying, the yellow looks amazing on your nails!!!

    Debasree // All She Needs