My Makeup: NARS Madly

You might have noticed that this week I’ve tried a few new features on the blog. ‘The Weekend Post’ will be up every Sunday with my lazy-day beauty goings-on and Wednesday will now be the day that I inject a hit of style into this blog. Quite a few of you asked to see more content on events that I am lucky enough to be invited to, so I’ve vowed to lug my camera along in the evenings and bring you the latest pics and goss. One final thing is a weekly dose of ‘My Makeup’. I’m a creature of habit when it comes to what I put on my face, so ‘FOTDS’ are all a bit too regular for me, so I’ll be trying to shake my makeup routine up weekly and sharing the outcome every Friday. Phew, housekeeping out of the way – now on to the good stuff!

Laura Mericer Oil-Free Tinted Moisturiser in Bisque
By Terry Touche Veloutee Highlighting Concealer Pen in 3
NARS Madly Blusher
L’oreal Telescopic Waterproof Mascara
MAC Hue Lipstick


Uber simple stuff right? I’ve got 3 foundations/tinted moisturisers on rotation at the moment and the Laura Mercier is what I reach for on lazy days where my skin is looking alright. A haul video is on it’s way but the other day I picked up the By Terry Touche Veloutee highlighting concealer pen and I have to say I have been so impressed with it so far. My Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer gives a much fuller coverage but is also much heavier under the eyes. The By Terry is a liquid form, much like YSL Touche Eclat, but still has good coverage whilst being a lighter consistency. The main point of this post is to do a bit of raving about NARS Madly blush. This is  a product that has been sitting in my ‘possible blog sale foder’ pile for a while, but in a rush the other day I grabbed it and I’m very happy I did. I have been reaching for the Laura Mercier Second Skin Blush in Lush Nectarine recently (post on that here), but if I fancy more of a bronzy peach blush then Madly is perfect. I know when it comes to NARS people always bang on about Orgasm, which is a bush that I really dislike for it’s reddy tone, or Deep Throat, which is a colour that I own but don’t reach for too often; but Madly is definitely one to check out. It does contain a fair amont of shimmer, which is easily removed by a quick tap of the brush, but it’s one of those shades that adds blush, a bit of contour and highlight, all in one. For my lashes and lips I stuck to my old favourites – L’oreal Telescopic Waterproof Mascara and MAC’s Hue.

Let me know if you’d like to see more weekly ‘My Makeup’ posts and I’d love to hear what you’ve been slapping on your face this week in the comments below!


  • Anonymous

    I remember when you used to love Madly! 🙂 Glad you found it again!

  • Charlotte’s Obsessions

    On wednesday I was at the Laura Mercier counter at leeds swatching the blush you have been talking about, before I knew it I had purchased the tinted moisturiser. I have no idea what came over me as I am a lover of heavy coverage foundation but I am so surprised at the decent amount of coverage it gives..I am only two days in but I freaking love the stuff x

  • Brightowngirl

    Madly has been on my wish list for ages, I think you may have given me the push to get it. 🙂 x

  • Victoria

    Great post.
    I bought the L’oreal False Lash Telescopic mascara the other day after reading your post about the waterproof one (but I couldn’t find the waterproof one). I love it 🙂

  • beautyandablog

    I hadn’t even heard of Madly but it looks great on you! Like the “My Makeup’ post too 🙂 xx

  • Ahrum Kim

    I, for one, would love these “my makeup” posts. I always love seeing what people use for their regular day makeups. I love the look here – so fresh and pretty! 

  • I really need to check out madly. It looks good on everyone! 

  • The Laura Mercier tinted moisturiser is looking amazing as usual. How long does a tube last you? It’s looking like an investment! x

  • Eves

    This lipstick looks really great on you! It’s subtle but brings your lips to life. 🙂 xo

  • Hue looks gorgeous on you – makes me look a bit ill though! I would definitely like to see more of these posts.
    This week I have been slapping on JK Light As Air, Illamasqua Dixie cream blush and MAC Shy Girl lippie :) 

  • Lindzmcm4

    Keep the “my makeup” posts coming! I can’t wait for your blog sale 🙂

  • I love d.j.v volume lash as a new alternative to telescopic… and at the moment just vitalumiere with a little bit of Becca shimmering skin perfector and pink cheeks.x

  • Ellis

    I know it has nothing to do with this post, but do you prefer the REN cleansing balm or Purity made simple with your clarisonic? :) 

  • flirtydresses

    I really need MAC Hue in my life! xo

  • Bangbangamy

    i’ve over looked Madly, will definitely swatch it today on my shopping travels!  x

  • By Terry is amazing ive used the serum and omg makes your skin amazing! <3

  • charlotte_queen

    Do more makeup tutorials please, you always look stunning and completely flawless!
    Charlotte Couture Blog 

  • I love seeing your makeup posts, I get so inspired (and my shopping list gets longer, lol). NARS Madly is gorgeous on you!

  • Paigek2

    Gorgeous make-up as always, I think I need to try the Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser!

  • Clay

    This blush looks amazing on you ! Great purchase ! xx