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Monday, 26 February 2018

Mii Cosmetics | Nude Ambition & Classic Favourites (Full Look!)

Mii Cosmetics Beauty Blog Full Look Review
Oh!  Surprise, surprise.  I'm still in love with Mii Cosmetics.  For those unfamiliar with my longterm obsession with the British brand, Mii Cosmetics specialise in makeup that flatters your face, rather than hides it.  They're all about natural beauty, flattering shades and making the most of your features.  So, if that ticks all of the right boxes for you, you'll love this news... their new collection launches in just three days from now!  Nude Ambition launches officially on March 1st and features a Double Delight Concealer & Serum, Illusionist Translucent Powder and Double Delight Blush & Bronze.  Along with these gorgeous new additions to their range, I've put together a full look using all Mii Cosmetics products.  Some of my classic favourites are included, along with a few new introductions from the brand's extensive range...

N E W   C O L L E C T I O N  :  N U D E   A M B I T I O N 

Starting with my absolute favourite product from the new collection, Double Delight Blush & Bronze (Revel & Glow 01).  Contrary to what seems like the general shared opinion, I churn through blushes ridiculously quickly.  I guess y'girl likes to look as though she's blushing?  Having tried quite a few now, I can safely say this new release from Mii Cosmetics is in my top three blushers.  It's certainly got me excited to try the bronzer this Spring!  The soft natural finish is perfectly subtle and works seamlessly with the Mii Cosmetics Precise Finish Brush.  

Also featured in the new collection is the Illusionist Translucent Powder (Mystique 00).  This was a new introduction for me, having never used a product similar to the powder before.  Short story?  Smitten.  It claims to conjure up a long-lasting look of airbrushed perfection and photo-ready radiance - and it doesn't disappoint!  Six hours of foundation wear without it cracking in the usual pesky areas.  It can be used as both a primer before applying makeup, as well as afterwards to set makeup.  For this look I only used it as a primer, though have to say I'm pretty excited to see how well it performs at setting makeup...
Mii Cosmetics Double Delight Bronze Blush Review
Mii Cosmetics Double Delight Bronze Blush
Mii Cosmetics Nude Ambition Double Delight PaletteOkay, I genuinely feel as though it's impossible for Mii Cosmetics to put a foot wrong.  But if I had to choose the weak link in the new Spring collection, it'd be the Double Delight Concealer & Serum.  The concept of applying both serum and concealer together for a flawless finish is genius (especially as the formula is both makeup and skincare), but it isn't the perfect fit for my skin type.  The finish is gorgeously smooth and stays that way for hours on end, but it's not quite enough coverage to conceal all of those late nights of writing and photo editing!  Oops.

Psst!  I've layered Clarins Instant Concealer over the serum and concealer to achieve this look.
Mii Cosmetics Double Delight Concealer and Serum Review

M I I   C O S M E T I C S   :  C L A S S I C   F A V O U R I T E S 

As you can probably guess, I have a lot of favourites from Mii Cosmetics.  Put it this way, about 70% of my daily makeup routine is now by the brand!  Depending on how long you've been reading A Glass Of Ice, you may recognise some of these makeup-hero products I've been continuously returning to.  First of all, my all-time favourite Mii Cosmetics product; Wide Eyed Liner from the Tropical Daydream collection.  This was a serious discovery for me and I can pretty much guarantee I'll be repeating this liner for many, many years to come.  It's the quickest route to wide eyed beauty that hides just how tired you've been for the last ten years.  This is the shiniest, sparkliest inclusion in my natural, 'no-makeup makeup' routine thanks to its ability to totally transform your eyes.  Try it!
  
Along with the Wide Eyed Liner, I've also used Showstopping Liner from the Supernova Collection.  My first liquid eyeliner and the only one I've been using since last Autumn.  If you've been putting off the moment of trying liquid eyeliner, this is definitely the direction to look in - super easy to use, long-lasting and perfectly defined tip.  But wait, things are about to get even shinier...  Say hello to the Forever Eye Colour Crayon in Sorbet.  Gorgeously creamy, subtle and flattering - ideal for taking from day to night!  
Mii Cosmetics Wide Eyed Liner Innocent 01
Easter Flowers Bouquet Yellow and White
I've been singing the praises of Lancôme Hypnose mascara for as long as I can remember, and then Mii Cosmetics came along with their Showstopping Lash Lover and I've had to totally change my tune.  Literally the best mascara I've tried - which is a pretty big statement! The volume is insane and especially considering only a couple of coats are needed.  The brush is best kept to the upper lashes though, and so for this look I've opted to use the 'definition' brush from the Full Focus Lash Duo for the lower lashes.  Obsessed.

To finish the eyes, I've used Enchanting Eye Colour in Sunbeam in the corners of my eyes.  Subtle, but high impact.  Again, such a cute trick for enhancing that 'natural beauty' vibe.  This has been my go-to now for over a year when that somethin' somethin' extra is needed.
Mii Cosmetics Showstopping Lash Lover Blog Review
Mii Cosmetics Mascara Showstopping Lash Lover
Z for Accessorize Initial Letter NecklaceAlright, so I'll be the first to admit I don't pay a lot of attention to my brows.  It's because of this, the Sculpting Brow Builder (Remarkably Fair) is such a life saver.  The instant tint effect is ideal for when in a hurry, and goes a long way in helping those who are low maintenance when it comes to their brows (you can stop screaming through the screen at me wheneeeever you like).

Last but not least, another product from the Tropical Daydream collection, Passionate Lip Lover in Enthral.  It's the perfect pop of pink for Spring and will absolutely be my go-to as the weather gradually warms up (uh, after this week's snow?!).  I've layered Shimmering Lip Sheen in Flow over the moisturising lipstick to achieve this high-gloss look.  Be still my beating heart.  A few other shades of pink have also caught my eye for the months ahead, including Passionate Matte Lip Lover in Naked and Moisturising Lip Lover in Smile and Exclaim.
Mii Cosmetics Passionate Lip Lover Enthral Review
Mii Cosmetics Passionate Lip Lover Lipstick Enthral
So, we all know makeup can only truly be as good as the brushes you use, and I, um, well... I've procrastinated when it comes to updating my brush collection.  Tut, tut.  Thankfully, Mii Cosmetics have the dreamiest range of brushes & tools and some of which I've used to create this look:  Precise Finish Brush, Special Finish Brush and Perfect Contour Brush (subtle sweep of highlighter by Charlotte Tilbury, Bar of Gold).
Mii Cosmetics Nude Ambition Collection 2018I've loved sharing some of my classic favourites by the brand, along with a sneak preview of their new release: Nude Ambition!  I can't wait to hear your thoughts on this full look using Mii Cosmetics products.  Love anything in particular?  Let me know in the comments below!

* Mii Cosmetics: Nude Ambition launches on March 1st 2018 *

Psst!  Mii Cosmetics are a cruelty free brand; none of their products or raw ingredients have been tested on animals. 

With love,

Gabrielle x


Thanks to Mii Cosmetics for working with me on this post!
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54 comments

  1. Oh very cute cosmetics, the lipstick and the mascara looks very pretty
    Great cosmetics, this brand is new for me
    xx

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  2. How are all your photos so beautiful and dreamy! Love! Anyways I really like the sound of the concealer and serum, especially since regular concealers can tend to dry my skin out or make it look cakey, so the added serum is definitely a plus!

    Jenny | Geeky Posh

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  3. You look amazing Gabrielle, your photos are so beautiful and also your outfit, so perfect for spring! Love the lipstick :)

    Yiota
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  4. Wow!! all product look very interesting!! i like that lips stick.Thanks for sharing .
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  5. Lovely cosmetics,beautiful pics <3

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  6. I don't remember ever hearing of this brand before but it sounds fab and I love that it's a British brand too. The look is so pretty. I love quite natural looking make up so this brands sounds great x

    Jenny | Luxestyle

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  7. I remember hearing about this line on your blog before, it seems to have made a lasting impression. And rightely so, the products you show are stunning.
    Oh, and I never even came close to finishing a blush, even though I wear them every day!

    Anne|Linda, Libra, Loca

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  8. This makeup looks so pretty on you Gabrielle and it's such a stunning location!

    Gemma x
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  9. You look lovely.

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  10. Your makeup always looks so lovely. These products all sound interesting, and I'm really into the idea of that lip sheen for Spring! Also love that they're cruelty free. That's a huge plus!

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  11. How have I never heard of them? It's beautiful make-up though, you look lovely!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

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  12. Love the colors on that makeup, the lipstick is gorg ♥

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  13. Loving that palette- you look amazing here, babe!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  14. Your makeup is always flawless gabrielle!! I love natural makeup, will have to give Mii a try!
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  15. Mii cosmetics sounds like a wonderful brand. It was great reading your review of these products. It seems you had a lovely experience, apart from that corrector/serum two in one product that didn't suit your skin type.

    That Showstopping liner seems amazing, and I do like the mascara on you....The best mascara you tried, now that is definitely a serious recommendation, with so many great mascaras out there. I will look this one up.


    I have to stress how beautiful these photographs are. I'm a big fan of natural and subtle make up looks, so this just blew me away. You look divine.

    Have a great rest of week!


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  16. Your makeup is flawless and I really need a lesson from you on how you do that winged eyeliner - literally perfect! Thanks for sharing, girl!

    -Emily | www.East91Blog.com

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  17. I really love your no-makeup look! I love long-lasting makeup products and Mii sounds like a great brand. I will definitely watch out for them. Have a great day, Gabrielle!

    - Gretch of GG Memochou

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  18. I know you're a huge fan of this brand, Gabrielle! And what a beautiful collection and I love classic shades and pieces like these.

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

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  19. I love how natural and pretty your makeup looks!

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  20. You look so beautiful! Love this natural look!

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  21. Love how fresh and natural this makeup looks!!! It's exactly how I like my makeup to be :)
    I would really love to try this brand one day!

    Hope you are having a lovely week Gabrielle! :)

    Andrea.

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  22. Is it bad that I've never heard of Mii Cosmetics? Either way, I'm now pretty damn sold on them, their products look incredible. They're really flattering, they look really light whilst still covering and emphasising your look - gorgeous! I also adore the fact that they're cruelty free, that can be so hard to find yet it's always more than worth it to dig out a specially cruelty free brand. As always, your photographs are divine!

    Amy;
    Wandering Everywhere

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  23. Your makeup looks fabulous and I remember how much you love Mii Cosmetics Gabrielle! You can never go wrong with classic nude shades when it comes to makeup. They're just so versatile and wearable.

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  24. Oh yes I rembember you mentioning the brand before! can't believe I haven't purchased anything from Mii Cosmetics when I was in the UK (I will soon tho ;) ) The translucent powder sounds truly awesome, and from the classics, I'm super interested in the Sculpting Brow Builder because I don't pay that much attention to my brows either *gets all the screams at her now* haha, so that sounds like something I HAVE TO try :)
    xx

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  25. Is this why your makeup always look so perfect? Though, you do have flawless skin anyway! I never would have guessed you were doing late nights of editing because you always look so bright eyed! Love this makeup on you though!

    SHANNON VALLE
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    1. Aww, thank you Shannon! Yeah, most days I'll create this look or something similar using Mii Cosmetics products, with a focus on looking 'bright eyed', and also 'not about to die from tiredness' ;)

      Gabrielle x

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  26. You look good in any shades, dear! Pretty shots! xoxo

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  27. Your skin looks perfect babe.
    I love the blushon.

    Much Love,
    Jane | The Bandwagon Chic

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  28. Wow it just looks amazing, I love your make up here !

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  29. Absolutely stunning, gorgeous eyes :)) x

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  30. Beautiful pictures! How do you get your eyeliner to look that good? I really like the nude lipstick too, so pretty!
    Have a lovely day :)
    Rosanna x
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    1. Thank you so much Rosanna, I've been working on that lately so really pleased you noticed!!

      Gabrielle x

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  31. I love this makeup look on you, this brand sounds right up my street and I'm surprised I haven't tried anything yet with them being cruelty free! I'm definitely a fan of more natural makeup and that lip colour is absolutely gorgeous!
    Amy xx
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  32. You presented so many great products, I will have to check them out myself. I also use Lancome for mascara, I believe that is very good but now you got me thinking, since you said this one is the best you ever had. And I wish I could use the eyeliner as good as you do, remarkable. Lovely products, thanks for sharing Gabrielle. Pink on the lips, definitely suits you :)

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    1. There's no denying Lancôme mascara is pretty much perfect, but Showstopping Lash Lover by Mii Cosmetics has impressed me just that *little* bit more! Let me know if you give it a go :)

      Gabrielle x

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  33. The blush shades are gorgeous! I also love your photos! They're all well taken. And of course, you look lovely in each photo! :)

    Hear from you soon!
    God bless and stay gorgeous! ♥

    Love, Airish
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  34. Your makeup looks flawless! You're inspiring me to expand my blush collection. That's too bad about the concealer & serum, but one out of all of these products isn't a bad trade off. I also would love to give Mii Cosmetic's brushes a try!

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  35. Lovely cosmetics :) Great! Thanks for sharing <3
    Beauty and Fashion Freaks

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  36. Who is your photographer?!?! Your photos are always so jaw dropping gorgeous!!! - www.domesticgeekgirl.com

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    1. Thank you so, so much! (Very kind) family and friends take my photos, and I edit them.

      Gabrielle x

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  37. I adore your makeup, mii is a brand that you are single handed-ly making me want to try haha.

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  38. Hey! Omg, your pictures are perfect! It must be a Virgo thing! Lol! Anyway, your makeup looks great!

    -L.
    LenaRevealed.com

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  39. I know how much you love Mii Cosmetics and I can see why, the brands products really do look beautiful and love the sound of the creamy eyeshadow, I really enjoy creams also as they're so easy to apply!

    You've created such a beautiful look here Gabrielle, very natural and charming!

    Laura xo
    www.shehearts.net

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  40. That is a very cute makeup and I love the lipstick, it looks cute on you :)

    xx Alyssa | STYLE VANITY

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  41. This collection is lovely! Nude is the best way to go for spring, it's so light and I always prefer natural to heavy contour and dramatic lashes. The transluscent powder sounds amazing!

    Julia x
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  42. I think I remember you working with Mii before, no? Either way their products seem amazing!!

    Heba xx
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    1. Hey babe! Yeah that's right, a longterm fan over here! ;)

      Gabrielle x

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  43. Definitely feeling this brand because my makeup routine is definitely simple (I've literally been rocking the same look since 8th grade). I appreciate the girls who can rock out the contour magic, but I feel more comfortable with a simple glowy face and opened up eyes! Because let's be honest, 1) my 1st graders put me through hoops all day and who KNOWS what's going to end up on my face, and 2) sweating off tons of makeup working out is no fun. Love these products!

    Susie | http://milehighdreamers.com

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  44. You look soooo beautiful in these photos! Like a princess! :) xx

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  45. Their new collection is very soft & pretty. Looks lovely on you! Love your gingham shirt.
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  46. Couldn't agree more. I'm a huge fan of the subtlety.

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  47. I love how natural and subtle your makeup looks :)

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  48. I love nude makeup and you look lovely it suits you

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