Friday, 28 March 2014
Hey everyone and welcome back, today im going to give some tips on something all of us makeup lovers have to deal with... keeping your makeup looking the same all day. I personally hate having to re-apply different products throughout the day. Weather you have dry or oily skin, makeup can tend to move around a little so here are a few things you can do to help prevent this.
Sunday, 23 March 2014
Hey everyone hope you have all had a good weekend, iv'e not stopped much this weekend which is why I did not post yesterday but this morning I did a really neutral makeup look so I thought id share it. I no its not really in your face perfect but it is Sunday and I have just been chilling and I wanted to use my new nude lips which I last posted about. Its really natural and perfect for day time, Ive also tried to use mainly drugstore products so its also affordable.
Revlon PhotoReady foundation
Collection Lasting Perfectin Concealer
Urban Decay Loose Finishing Powder
Rimmel Natural Bronzer shade 002 Sun Bronze
NYX Blusher shade Peach
Revlon Highlighting Palette shade 020 Rose Glow
I did a really simple base by applying my foundation first then concealing the under eyes to hide any dark circles. I then used the loose powder to set it. I didn't do any contouring I just applied a little bronzer to warm the face by applying it where the sun would normally hit, cheeks, little on the nose and around the forehead. I finished with blusher on the cheeks and he highlighter over the top.
Friday, 21 March 2014
Monday, 17 March 2014
Hi everyone I wanted to do a little catch up post today as at the weekend I reached 100 followers on my blog :) I was so happy and excited when I got the notification! I started blogging late last year as I had just qualified as a make up artist and wanted to share all kinds makeup things and I enjoy it so much! but I never thought that many people would actually read it. I get taken into my own little world when im writing about makeup and reading all your lovely blogs and talking to you! so I just wanted to say a big thank you to all my followers and readers!
Tips from a novice:
I am in no ways a blogging genius and I am learning every day about posting, taking pictures and so on but I think these little things help you along the way!
Always be yourself - I think people can always tell when someone is not being genuine, be true to yourself and let the blogging community get to no you.
Believe in what you are writing - Always give your own honest opinion. Don't write about how much you love a product just because other people have said they love it. If you don't like something about a product say why, as everyone is different and products effect people in different ways. This will also show people you are being true to yourself and beliefs.
Take good pictures - I do think that pictures make a big difference to a blog, for me personally when im looking for new blogs I always look at the pictures first. Not only so I can see the quality of them but its a quick insight to what that person posts about without having to read multiple posts to decide weather or not you wish to follow. You don't have to buy the most expensive camera just play around with positioning items you are photographing and making nice backgrounds with flowers etc. I sometime use bedding with a nice pattern for my background.
Post regularly and ENJOY IT :) - Don't just post for the sake of posting, if you feel like you don't have anything to post about just leave it until another day. The better quality of your posts the more people will come back to read more.
So there you go guys thank you again and I look forward to learning a lot more and posting a lot more!
Saturday, 15 March 2014
Hey everyone sorry I didn't post yesterday I was out most of the day and ive been wanting to do another makeup look post so I saved it for today! Today ive done a smokey eye using browns and oranges, I chose these colours as they are softer and I think they are better for summer time and I find browns suit my eye colour better! I have tried out some of the new products out during this to so I will do a little extra note on what I think of those too!
Makeup Forever HD Foundation
MAC Prolongwear Concealer
Urban Decay Ultra Definition Loose Finishing Powder
Chanel Soleil Tan De Chanel
Benefit Hoola Bronzer
Sleek Blush Palette in Lace shade Chantilly
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Soft and Gentle
Its looking a bit washed out but, I was using natural sunlight and it was annoying me! I applied the Foundation using a buffing brush then concealed under the eyes, down the nose, centre of the forehead and chin. I set the concealer with the loose powder. I contoured slightly using the Chanel cream bronzer, then buffed this out with the hoola bronzer. I applied a little blush on the cheeks and then highlighted the top of them, the cupids bow centre of the forehead and down the nose.
* MUFE HD Foundation - was so excited to get this but it just isn't working with my skin at the moment, I thought it would be higher coverage! I do like the finish and will carry on using it but not for when I do looks like this.
Saturday, 8 March 2014
We have all asked the questions about how to apply foundation, the truth is there is no correct answer! Everyone has their own preferences on what tools they prefer and what looks best on their skin. I have narrowed it down to 5 most popular ways to apply foundation and im going to tell you a bit about them all so you can try and find what suits you. :)
Flat Paddle Brush.
Friday, 7 March 2014
Hey guys so ive been shopping today, and I hardly ever do haul post as I don't usually buy that much in one go however Debenhams had a sale, so I thought why not show you. I have tried all these since I have got home so I have a few first impressions however I cant go into too much detail until I have been using them for a while. The only product I have missed off is the Makeup Forever HD foundation which I want to do a review on soon. I have not linked all the products as I only went to two places so I will like these instead: Debenhams and Boots.
First off I got this light yellow top from warehouse, they have soo many nice summery tops in and this really caught my eye as I don't own anything yellow. I have always been put off by this colour as I never thought it would go with my hair however I tried it on and fell in love with it.
2nd I needed another Benefit porefessional, however they had a set which was for mothers day in this beautiful tin which for only little extra had a full size porefessional, a full size They're Real mascara and a mini perfume. I thought this was a great offer and the tin is so pretty I think you save like 45%, I have used the primer and mascara before and love them and the perfume smells really nice, its called laugh with me lee lee.
While at benefit I also got the Gimme Brow. Heard a lot about this and I tried it when I got home it was so easy to apply and really effective so fist impressions are very VERY good! I am wondering how long it will last as you only get 3g of product but it seems like its worth it.
After going to benefit I went across to Urban Decay and got their lipstick in Streak these feel so amazing and moisturising on the lips probably the most comfortable lipstick ive ever worn however I don't no what its staying power is like yet. I already own the lip pencil to this so I will be using these together. I thought the shade was lovely for spring as its a coral/pink shade its really beautiful and I don't own a shade like it.
From Urban Decay I also purchased their new Naked Skin Ultra Definition loose Finishing Powder in the shade Naked Medium light. Again heard a lot about this, and I tested it when I got home it feel silky smooth on the skin cant wait to try this properly I will probably do a foundation routine for you or something to show you? The packaging I found was a little messy and it can be easy to spill so be careful, I did have a bit of an accident!
After I had finished at Debenhams I went too Boots and brought another Bourjois Effet 3D Lipgloss in 52. I love my pink one but this is a more coral colour very similar to the lipstick I brought and looks really nice over the top of it too.
Last but not least I brought the Lasting Perfection concealer from Collection in Fair, just to see what all the fuss is about! I really like the texture so will be trying this out over the next few days.
So that is what I got today, I will be letting you no how I get on with these and maybe will do some tutorials with them too, I hope you liked this post and thank you for reading!
Wednesday, 5 March 2014
Sunday, 2 March 2014
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