I recently picked up Kiko Radiant Baked Blush in 02 About A Coral and have been enjoying wearing it so much. This blusher gives such a radiant, natural flush to the cheeks and the lighter swirls add a subtle burst of luminosity.
I think this blusher is so pretty for everyday and one that works well with a range of looks, from neutral, colourful and super smokey.
I also think the Kiko Radiant Baked Blush is a great dupe for the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blushers, as there are some similarities in terms of finish, glow and the overall look both products give to the cheeks.
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I put together The Chocolate Series back in 2015 to show how experimenting with a different lid colour could easily change up an existing look. I thought it would be fun to re-do the series by updating the close-up of eye photos, adding in full face photos and giving suggestions for cheek and lip colours for each look.
This post provides a short summary of each look and two face photos for each combination. You can also click on the links for each look to view more details on how to re-create that particular look and see what cheek and lip products I used.
For all looks, I used medium and deep chocolate browns in the crease, a pale pink-nude to highlight and the same application technique.I used the Urban Decay Vice 3 palette to create these looks but you can use any brand of eyeshadow you like which has similar shades.
If you are interested in how these combinations look on other people, then I’d recommend taking a look at @shinebridabeauty on Instagram! @shinebridabeauty tagged me to show she was inspired by The Chocolate Series and re-created the looks on her Instagram page. It’s so wonderful to see the combinations on someone else. @shinebridabeauty also uses different products, which that you don’t need the same items to re-create a look. She also came up with her own extra Chocolate look – Coconut Chocolate – so look out for that one on her Instagram page!
Urban Decay recently launched their Naked Heat collection, including an eyeshadow palette, three Vice lipsticks and a 24/7 eyeliner. I picked up two of the lipsticks (Heat and Fuel) and the eyeliner (Torch) as I loved these particular shades. I don’t have anything else like Fuel in my make-up collection and Heat is just such a beautiful, burnished coppery-red shade. Wonderful additions to my make-up collection!
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