Amazing Grace: a retro look

The lovely Amazing Grace lipstick by Charlotte Tilbury inspired me to create a slightly retro make-up look. The color just reminds me of old glamour and Hollywood, so I went with a flawless base, eyeliner, and some lovely curls.

Amazing Grace Charlotte Tilbure Matte Lipstick look

Most of the products I used have already been reviewed here on the blog. You can find the full details and links to the reviews beneath the photograph, but I wanted to talk a little about the Diorskin Star foundation I used as a base.

I received a lovely sample of this at the Dior counter and wanted to share my first impressions with you. I love the light feel of this foundation, it just glides on. It provides a lovely natural finish, but covers any redness or flaws. I received a sample of color 020 Light Beige, but found this ever so slightly too dark. I am a little afraid the lighter 010 will be too light, but I will be dropping by a counter soon to have another look. If i can just find the perfect color match, this has everything I look for in a great foundation.

Amazing Grace Charlotte Tilbure Matte Lipstick look

Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Amazing Grace – Review

Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer in Light 2 Vanilla – Review

Chanel Poudre Universelle Libre in 20 Clair – Translucent 1 – Review

Makeup Revolution Ultra Blush Palette in Sugar and Spice – Review

Makeup Revolution Redemption Palette Iconic 2 – Review

Max Factor False Lash Effect Mascara Black Waterproof – Review

Nars Brow Gel in Athens – review coming soon

Essence Superfine Eyeliner Pen – review coming soon


34 thoughts on “Amazing Grace: a retro look

  1. Amelia Vesper May 4, 2015 / 7:44 pm

    You are lovely!! You nailed the Old Hollywood Glam look πŸ™‚

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    • Anne May 5, 2015 / 8:32 am

      Thanks Amelia, the curls make all the difference πŸ˜€

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  2. V May 3, 2015 / 4:33 pm

    So pretty! Your hair turned out perfectly!

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    • Anne May 4, 2015 / 8:58 am

      Thanks! I am still practicing, but it is getting easier and quicker πŸ™‚


  3. Zoe - May 3, 2015 / 9:24 am

    This lipstick really does lend itself to a vintage look, your hair looks lovely too. πŸ˜„ I’ve tried dior star, it leave a lovely finish and I like the lightweight feel on my skin xx

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    • Anne May 3, 2015 / 9:44 am

      Thanks Zoe: this one just screams retro! it is really modern at the same time, just depends on how you combine it I guess.
      I love Dior Star, I am just a bit torn on the colors. I feel this is going to be one of those were I just can’t get a nice match 😦
      xxx Anne

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      • Zoe - May 3, 2015 / 9:51 am

        Oh no I hope you do find one. I was colour matched to ‘Cameo 022’ and that worked quite well for me.xx

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        • Anne May 3, 2015 / 10:05 am

          I tried 020 but it was ever so slightly to orange in real life (though not on the photos…weirdly). I have a feeling 010 will be way too light. Will try soon.
          xxx Anne

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          • Zoe - May 3, 2015 / 10:08 am

            Fingers crossed Anne! The Charlotte Tilbury foundation I tried yesterday was really nice. It was applied quite liberally at the time but I think it would also be lovely when applied with a light hand too xx

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          • Anne May 4, 2015 / 9:17 am

            Oh, I have been wanting to try it but must visit a counter first for the color πŸ™‚ Happy to hear you liked it!

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          • Zoe - May 4, 2015 / 10:14 am

            Definitely get colour matched. I think they send you sachets of foundation when you order online or you used to be able to order just the sachets, might be worth checking out. It’s going to be my next foundation splurge I think now I know my colour xx

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    • Anne May 3, 2015 / 9:48 am

      Thanks so much Amy πŸ˜€


  4. plus+beauty27 May 2, 2015 / 6:11 pm

    Beautiful look! I love it!! ❀ xxx

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    • Anne May 3, 2015 / 9:50 am

      Thank you Ingrid πŸ™‚ Just love my new curling iron I guess xxx Anne

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  5. Lauren May 2, 2015 / 1:32 pm

    Lovely makeup look Anne πŸ™‚ Loving the look of that Charlotte Tilbury lipstick, it is super gorgeous! I think I am going to have trouble picking a CT lipstick to buy since they all look ever so amazing haha! I also really want to try out that Dior foundation, it looks fab!

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    • Anne May 3, 2015 / 9:52 am

      Oh the lipstick is just gorgeous, but I had exactly the same problem in deciding on a color. I eventually went with this one as I was looking for a more natural color, but I feel there might be more when I finally reach a counter πŸ™‚
      xxx Anne

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        • Anne May 4, 2015 / 9:02 am

          Of course πŸ˜€ I keep seeing the blush pop up on blogs as well and they also look amazing πŸ™‚

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    • Anne May 2, 2015 / 9:41 am

      Thanks so much πŸ˜€


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