The Make Up Menu: Antique Rose…

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My cosmetic drawers are literally bunged to the hilt with a multitude of gorgeous colours, yet for me there is nothing quite as feminine and beautiful as the delicate rose shades, particularly when they’re fused with warm antique golds. Ideal for most skin tones, ages & seasons – soft pinks and warm metals is often one of my go to looks for almost any occasion.  Sound like your kinda thing too? Then hopefully you’ll fall as head over heels as I am for today’s Make Up Menu


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Antique Rose Make Up Menu Face

L’Oreal Infallible Matte 24 Hour – Shade 11 Vanilla: I’m almost ¾ of the way through the tube yet I’m still bouncing between whether I ‘just’ like it or love it. It would seem the verdict hinges on the hydration of my skin. When it’s dry it under performs yet when my face is fresh and fully hydrated it does a fantastic job at staying put for as long as I need it too. Damn those dry skin days, thankfully yesterday wasn’t too bad & it stayed vibrant for the duration. Result!


Maybelline Super Stay 24 Hour Concealer – Shade 2 Light/Beige: My quest for a decent drug store concealer continues. Having only used this the once I’m nowhere near ready to give solid feedback however (as I’m sure you’re all yelling at your computer screens for some sort of feedback) what I will say is that you have to work super quick to get this blended as it literally sets before the wand’s out of the tube. I’ll be trying it with a variety of foundations so keep your eyes peeled for a thorough review coming soon!


Sleek Face Form Contouring & Blush Palette – Shade 372 Fair: To be fair (excuse the pun) contouring really isn’t something I’m big into, simply because my skin is so fair. I always feel contouring could take my complexion to the edge of potentially resembling dirty unblended lines of foundation. However with this palette I actually have to make it work to contour; not entirely a bad thing in my opinion – a great palette for softly building and sculpting the cheek bones. Thumbs up!


Soap & Glory Peach Party Blush Block – Shade Apricot Jam: One of my favourite blushes, this is super beautiful, One stroke of your blush brush and voila – peachy perfect cheeks with a hint of dewy highlighter. It is stunning! If you haven’t got it in your collection already ladies make sure it’s top of your shopping list, you won’t be disappointed.


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Antique Rose Make Up Menu Eyes

Make Up Academy (MUA) Pro Base Eye Primer: At a mere £2.50 this primer really does perform phenomenally well for the pocket friendly price tag. It most definitely keeps my shadow looking vibrant & crease free  – just as promised!


MUA Eye Shadow – Shade 22 Pearl: A beautiful soft pink that I used as a soft transitional shade along the crease line. Super pigmented & true to its colour, I love it.

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MUA Eye Shadow – Shade 24 Pearl: Outer crease… very difficult to describe, the words mocha/rose/mauve all spring to mind to try. Undoubtedly beautiful, it’s a gorgeous deep antique shade that would compliment a variety of colours including purple, lavender, brown, pink, gold, copper… I could continue. Main thing is, it works wonders!


Maybelline Color Tattoo – Shade 05 Eternal Gold: All over the lid… not too brassy, I adore this warm gold colour that adds a subtle touch of glamour to the lids. I’m also super impressed at the longevity, without feeling heavy or overbearing.

Top Tip: blends so much easier when using your finger!

Antique Rose Eye Shadow

Rimmel Glam Eyes Professional Liquid Liner –Shade Black: My staple liquid liner, I’ve tried (almost) all of them and this gets the top spot every time. The super fine nib is incredibly precise and the black really is the darkest of blacks for a dramatic HD winged tip.


Barry M Brow Kit: A brow staple of mine, this cute little kit never fails to shape my brows into order. Highly recommended!


Barry M Lash Vegas Blackest Black Mascara with Fibres: Intrigued by this so called ‘fibre technology’ that has swept the mascara market, I had to give it a whirl. I have to admit it didn’t disappointment & certainly added length to my lashes however those looking for extra volume/thickness may be a little less impressed.


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Antique Rose Make Up Menu Lips

Natural Collection Lip Liner – Shade Ruby Rose: I’m a huge fan of Boots Natural Collection range, not only are they incredibly affordable but the soft muted earthy shades are right up my street.


Max Factor Lipfinity – Shade Evermore Lush: Having been bowled over by the colour, I couldn’t resist testing out the Lipfinity range. From the first stroke it was beautiful creamy and could easily have been mistaken for a high end product. As for the staying power it really does last without feeling dry or uncomfortable. I’ll definitely be topping up my collection with a few more of these.


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 Antique Rose Collage

Voila… my finished ‘Antique Rose‘ look. Are you a fellow fan of soft pinks and antique golds? Have you tried any of the above products or possibly tempted to add them to your wish list? Whatever your thoughts do let me know in the comments below 🙂 As always, thanks so much for stopping by!

Cheerio Chums…

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80 thoughts on “The Make Up Menu: Antique Rose…

  1. Hey Karen!

    Oh, what a lovely look! That lip combo is incredible!
    I just love the way the pink compliments your eyes – it looks so darn good!
    I also have to mention that sweet, sweet close-up shot of the eye look – stunning! 👌

    Great post!

    Hope you enjoy the rest of your day! 😊


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    • Awwh hello lovely lady 🙂 So lovely to catch up with you Dora… thank you so so much for your kind comments huni! I do love a good pink & gold combo 😀 Oooh thank you so much, I’m always so wary of close ups lol But your compliments have me well & truly flattered huni!! Popping over to you now to see what’s going on 😀 *huge hugs* ❤ xxx

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  2. Love the eye look: that combination of pinks and gold is so sophisticated 🙂 Really nice, I will definitely be trying this look myself.
    Also, I went on a swatching spree for the Loreal True Match foundation, but I came out of the store frustrated and without foundation. The lightest shade was zombie pale (even for me) and the second shade up was way to yellow 😦 Turns out they only sell 10 shades here, even though the entire range in the USA contains 33! Hope you have better luck.
    xx Anne

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    • Hello chummy – oh what a day I’ve had Anne! So good to settle down an pop on here for a chatter! lol Glad you like the look huni, I do love the pink and gold together, it’s such a soft look that seems to work well on my translucent skin!
      Oh that’s pants re True Match. How stupid not having a wide range of shades, particularly this part of the world where we’re known to be a little paler in complexion. Doesn’t make a pick of sense to me! I’ll be popping in over the weekend to check out the range we have here, though I fortell the same issue! Either ghostly white or too yellow as we seem very close on skin tones XXX

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      • Pink and gold just look great together and it doesn’t look to girly either 🙂
        It was rather disappointing I have to say. I can only hope they picked better shades for the UK range so you can find a match (and I can pick it up there next time I cross the pond). xx

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      • Keeping fingers crossed there is a better range here – though I’m pretty sure we’ll end up with the same range as you have! Must check out the boots website actually… that should give me some indication!! XXXX

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      • Ooooh I’ve just taken a peek too – I’m thinking rose ivory as I have a feeling rose vanilla may be a little too yellowy… ahhh decisions decisions!!! Why on earth can’t they provide these shades everywhere? Height of nonsense!!! Xxx

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      • That’s what I’m thinking! I put a complain in a few months ago via email as there’s quite a lot out of stock in shops across the board. I’ve no idea what their stock control team do all day… twiddle their thumbs by the sound of it *rolls eyes* Think I got a lousy little amount put onto my card & no improvement. I just don’t get it – would rather have had nothing but them actually resolve the issue (considering I wasn’t looking compensation in the first place anyways) So disappointing that nothing has changed. Thankfully Boots have their no 7 brand well stocked, but it would be nice to explore other alternatives for my skin tone every once in a while lol xxx

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      • That is a little silly. You are a customer with a genuine suggestion. Of course you don’t want compensation, you expect them to adress the issue!
        They should be happy you took the time to write them the email.

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      • Anne, if only they had your way of thinking. Hard to get across I don’t want them to give me money but instead stock their blooming shelves so I can spend my own on things I want to buy!!!!! lol No brainer right? Clearly I’d have been as well emailing my cat. Eejits. *sigh* XXX

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    • Gosh that’s so weird Jo as I was only thinking of your blog today… have to get over for a catch up as this last week has been such a blurr!! Thank you so so much lovely, what a compliment *blushing* I totally agree, rosy makeup is just so flattering for all & one of my current favs too 🙂 Hope your well, popping over to Pore For Thought once my tea is ready for a nosey hehe *huge hugs* 😀 XXX

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    • Thank you so much Stef 🙂 Aren’t the colours so lovely? Really liking this combo right now – very easy to wear! Anything that helps my pale skin look a little less bleak this time of year is a blessing lol lol Hope you’re keeping well huni 🙂 XXXXX

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  3. I adore your makeup here.. love the antique rose, so beautiful! I have a few similar products I would like to try my hand at recreating this look but will definitely scout around for the Maybelline Color Tattoo. Simply stunning! Well done hun! Xx ❤

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    • Thank you chum – really glad you like it 😀 Such a lovely compliment to read!!!! I do find it just adds a little bit of warmth to my skin, especially this time of year Jen! Ooh I’d love to see you recreate it with your products too, fingers crossed you find the Color Tattoo. I’m pretty sure you will! I find it goes on so much nicer using my finger than the brush oddly enough! Thanks again chum, you’ve made my day as always *hugs* XXXX

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    • Awwwh thank you so so much wee chum!!! What a lovely compliment, you’re a star *blushing* hehe Really glad you like it Amy, yes I do love these colours for Autumn! Very rich 🙂 How are you keeping? All well with you? So lovely to get a little chatter with you ❤ XXXXX


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