Wednesday, 20 February 2013

FOTD: Full Coverage and minimal eye makeup

I know, I know... Another neutral look... I apologize, but I really wanted to mention my Holy Grail Full Coverage Foundation. I can't imagine my life without it! It is the amazing Vichy Dermablend!!! I have been using it for over 6 years and it always saves me when I have problems with nasty breakouts. It gives the best coverage I could ask for and it is just incredible. I will dedicate a full review to it soon (and the Vichy Dermablend powder), but today you can see a little preview of the product on my face. Due to lots of stress, I got a new wave of breakouts on my neck and jawline again and it is driving me crazy!!! Without this corrective foundation I wouldn't be able to go out of the house. If you suffer from acne- you will LOVE it and it will change your life. It covers everything, without clogging your pores and looking cakey! 

Anyway.... :) Let's get cracking with the look. I was going for a flawless base, simple eye makeup and glossy lips, because I only had 5 minutes to get ready.  I cleansed and moisturised my face and applied a generous amount of Vichy Dermablend allover my face and neck, using it as a concealer under my eyes and on any imperfections as well. 
I set the foudation with a Loose Powder from Liz Earle* and added some colour to my cheeks with the NARS Orgasm blush. Flawless base - done! 

On my eyes, I smudged an Urban Decay Glide On Pencil in shade Bourbon and added one coat of a natural Occhioni mascara by Neve Cosmetics*. I also tidied up my eyebrows with an Etude House pencil. On my lips I am wearing a very affordable plumping lip gloss by MUA in shade Peach Shimmer.  I feel a little bit naked without my signature winged liner, but I really didn't have time for it :)  

Please excuse my bushy eyebrows, I am growing them out :)

My exclusive February advertiser is Louise from Confessions Of a Secret Shopper


  1. I'm going to start using Vichy, after hearing so many great things about their products. Also, I think your brows look lovely like that!

  2. Very lovely look Sandra!! I've been doing the same sort of thing with a full cover face but minimal eye makeup... it really feels fresh and flawless :)


  3. Very pretty neutral look. I love neutral looks and find it perfect for everyday wear. I also have the Vichy Dermablend. It is amazing. Haven't tried their powder though. Looking forward to your review on that.

  4. i really enjoy reading your blog.

    I like neutral make up too !

  5. Such a beautiful look :) Your lashes look amazing, especially in the first photo! xx

  6. you're so pretty and this look really suits you! x

  7. You always look stunning. I love this look but I would feel naked with out my eyeliner xx

  8. Pretty flawless look

  9. Thanks for reminding me to check out Vichy Dermablend! And don't apologize for the neutral looks, we love them! Can't wait to see when your brows are grown out because they look amazing!

  10. I really like your eyebrows! Lovely neural eye makeup :-)

  11. Your make up looks great here. I'm going to recommend the Vichy Dermablend to my daughter - she loves her make up and is always looking for a good foundation. Katie B @ Minerva Collection – UK Handbags & Jewellery

  12. I've been looking for a full coverage product for the bad days, I might have to try this!

    Today on the blog is a Face of the Day :) xxx


Thank you very much for your comment. If you have an important question, you can contact me via Twitter: @TheBlackPearlB

PS. I approve all comments manually, so giveaway links and other spam comments will be removed.

Love xxx Sandra

01 09 10