Monday, 18 September 2017

My Autumn Makeup




It’s finally my favourite time of the year (apart from Christmas obvs), with pumpkin spice being pretty much everywhere I thought It was about time I shared with you my autumnal makeup look as it’s one thing that a lot of my friends and family have been asking me about recently, as I’ve been wearing it pretty much on a daily basis.

Autumnal makeup for me is all about hypnotising golden eyes so I tend to make my eye makeup the focal point instead of the lips, as bold lips are what most people tend to go for when it’s autumn. I’m no way brave enough to go for both so it’s either one or the other.


Close up of the eye makeup.



Here is a break down of my makeup look.

I have been skipping foundation as I’ve been trying to let my skin breath as much as possible and just going straight in with concealer underneath my eyes I use my trusty collection lasting perfection concealer in 01 fair and on my chin, sides of my nose and on any blemishes I may have I use my Nars Creamy Concealer as it last’s all day and is the perfect match for my skin tone. I then set my base with my Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish Powder in 01 Fair. 

To warm up my caspar like face I use for both my contour and bronzer my Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess great for fair skin and it adds that bit more warmth and dimension to my face. Blush I like to keep it simple and my Bourjois blush does just that. I then like to move on swiftly to brows and eyes, I’ve not been using powder to fill my brows in recently and instead just a tinted brow gel as it just looks more natural, my brow gel of choice is Charlotte Tilburys Legendary Brows in Linda.

Eyeswise I prime them first with my Urban Decay Primer Potion and then begin applying the lightest isolde duo shade all over my lids, I then blend this out with my MAC 217 & then begin to add the slightly burnt coppery shade from the duo into my crease and bottom lash line. Once all blended out again with a clean fluffy blending brush I then apply a quick wash of my Charlotte Tilbury Champagne Diamonds in the inner corners and just half way from the centre of my eye. A couple of coats of my Mabeyline Mascara & a swish of lipstick & I’m good to go. 

A Quick Break Down

Foundation - None
Concealer - Collection Lasting perfection underneath eyes -
  on other areas on my face Nars Creamy Concealer in Chantilly 
Bronzer - *Same as above*
Eyeshadow Primer - Urban Decay Primer Potion
Eyeshadow - Nars Isolde Duo & Charlotte Tilbury Champagne Diamonds in inner corners & semi mid lid
Mac Nylon in inner corners an underneath brow bone

Brushes


Base -   Beauty Blender from Real Techniques - patting in concealer for that flawless base
            Expert Concealer Brush from Real Techniques - blending concealer
            Real Techniques Square Concealer Brush - Powder underneath eyes
            Real Techniques Blush Brush - Powder
            
                            contour + Real Techniques Powder Brush - Bronzer


Eyes - Zoeva Luxe Smoky Shader (great for apply eyeshadow)
          Zoeva 231 Luxe Petit Crease Blending Brush (for in the crease) 
          Clean Mac 217 Blending Brush to blend everything all together.

Extra’s 

Eyelash Curlers 

What's in your Autumn makeup bag?

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Saturday, 2 September 2017

All The Cupcakes...







Since the Bake Off has hit our screens again all be it without queen Mary Berry all that has been on my mind is cupcakes and has got me wanting to don my pinny and get baking. With this in my mind I recently went on a recent trip to good old London town with work I couldn't help myself but call into Crumbs And Doilies Cupcake shop. Known for doing all sorts of different cakes they have what I consider the best cupcakes in the heart of Soho I simply couldn't resist but pay them a lil visit. I snapped away and then finally decided to go for their famous Biscoff Cupcake which was just as delicious as it looks in the photos......Everyday C&D make and deliver stunning cakes and cupcakes throughout London. Everything is baked fresh and they use the finest ingredients available. What I love the most about this dreamy cupcake shop is that the staff are all SO friendly and welcoming which just adds the cherry on top of the cake. If you have a sweet tooth or just simply want to experience stunning cakes, and stuff your face with sweet treats then definitely check out Crumbs & Doilies when you are next in London.

Everybody loves cupcakes right?


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Saturday, 19 August 2017

Best Concealer EVER???





In recent years I have began to fall in love with Bobbi Brown makeup. Their beautiful bronzers to their oh so creamy & very dreamy lipstick, however one thing that I have always had a love with is their concealer. I absolutely adore the original concealer BB do but I have always longed for and wanted a concealer from them in a tube. FINALLY my concealer wardrobe is happy, as they have just done that. 

I am the shade porcelain as I’m very pale incase you hadn’t of noticed by now. The only way I can describe this concealer looks wise it’s very much reminds me of my beloved nars creamy concealer. This one is very moisturising and extremely brightening, I love the applicator on this as it’s a doe foot applicator, it’s not cakey and the smallest amount gives you the most fullest coverage so you really don’t need a lot.

Shade wise it’s bob-on, it’s not orangey or has a yellowy tint it’s true to colour and makes me look so much more wide eyed, one thing I particularly love is how good it covers my dark circles with or without a corrector underneath it just hides anything & everything. It gives a very dewy look to the skin instead of a matte like most concealers do. It's one concealer you don't need to set with powder. It’s awesome on spots too & gives very high coverage, claims to have a long-wear formula and is water, sweat & humidity resistant too. I haven’t tested the water, sweat & humidity resistance on this concealer but I really love how much coverage it gives you lasts all day and it doesn’t sit in creases. 

all in all I think I may have found my new favourite concealer.


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Thursday, 17 August 2017

Two New From MAC



MAC is one brand that I don't want to love but can't help but.......I find there prices sometimes a bit on the expensive side but all of their products that I have ever tried have always been amazing quality, I particually love their Lipsticks, eyeshadows & of course a bit of their MSF in Soft & Gentle. 

On a recent trip to one of my favourite shopping centres Meadowhall I picked up two little yet expensive MAC products one is a lipstick because you just can't go to a MAC store without coming out with a lipstick, it's just not normal. I also bought a paint pot. The lipstick is Peach Blossom which has been on my makeup wishlist for a while now and I absolutely LOVE it, it's a creme sheen finish which is my favourite MAC formula of lipstick, it's this gorgeous cool nudey pink it's great against fair skin and looks stunning with a simple neutral eyeshadow look, I really love it. 

The Paintpot in Painterly is another great product for fair skin, I am loving using this at the moment for an eyeshadow base it's creamy and really easy to blend, I love this product because it hides any veins on my eyelids, I have a really old limited edition paint pot from MAC that I bought years ago so it was about time I bought another new less germ riddled one. Painterly is a very neutral nude beige it's so nice even on it's own.

Two very pretty yet very expensive makeup goodies we can agree right?!

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