I recently went to Boots and picked up some amazing products from Barry M! I mentioned in a previous blog post that they had released some autumnal matte shade nail paints and they looked amazing, so I picked them up too! Take a look at my mini haul!
I’ve been loving pencils lately because the hot weather means that creamy products just aren’t cutting it! They just tend to crease and rub off with all the sweatiness happening on my face!
L’oreal Super Liner Perfect Slim: £6.99
The first item isn’t even a pencil at all, rather a felt tip! But this eye liner is amazing! I saw an advert on YouTube with this and instantly knew I wanted it because I love gel eyeliner but sometimes I want something more stark in colour and liquid liner is sometimes too flakey and glossy! This is the perfect go between! It lasts for ages, is super black and you can create all different width lines! It’s super easy to use so if you’re a beginner to lining eyes, this one is great!
Bourjois Metallise in 54: £4.99
This eyeliner jumped out at me because of the colour! I recently saw Pixiwoo use some greens and blues in the tutorial on their YouTube and I really wanted a nice blue! Not only did I love the colour of this, I love the texture! It’s a beautiful metallic light blue shade that is as creamy as can be! I would probably smudge this with some darker eyeshadow to make it more smokey but just look how it makes your eyes pop!
Rimmel 1000 Kisses: £2.99
I wanted a few lip liners because I was getting bored of lipstick and saw these from Rimmel! The lighter colour is ‘Tiramisu’ and the darker ‘Wine’. I love the staying power of these and they glide on too! They can be a bit hard to get even on the lips though as you can see with the darker shade but they look fantastic and there are some great shades to choose from!
The time of the month is here and I don’t mean the one us women dread! The Glossy Box for April has arrived.. And by Golly Gosh is it a good one!!
As soon as I opened the outer packaging, I said ‘WOOOOOOW’ out loud because the box is so stunning! And then when I opened the actual box to see the contents, I was even more amazed!
Illamasqua medium pencil in Debonair
Crabtree & Evelyn Somerset Meadow Ulta moisturising Hand Therapy
You can subscribe to Glossy Box for £10 a month (£2.95 delivery)!
I’m absolutely OBSESSED with the ‘no make up make up’ look at the moment! Usually I’m the kind of person who feels bare without any eyeliner or highlighter on my face!
It takes so confidence to go kind of bare faced when you’re used to caking your face with so many products, your makeup drawer looks like a Sephora loot! But I think I’ve cracked it with a very simple formula!
Step A: Good cleanse + hydrating moisturiser = perfect skin – foundation
I pride myself on maintaining my skin an it’s the one thing I never go without doing! Ensuring you take your make up off beautifully before bed and then washing/ exfoliating/ cleansing your face and then applying a hydrating moisturiser, will make your skin shine without the need for moisturiser!
Step B: Concealer + Blending = natural beauty
Everyone has those imperfections which they can’t bare being seen with! For me it’s my dark circles which wearing glasses and contacts have given to me over time! Get yourself a nice creamy concealer and blend as flawlessly as you can to create skin that looks naturally clean! **Avoid putting concealer on scabs and dry patches because it looks blotchy! Try moisturising those areas to help them heal faster, instead :)
Step C: mascara + pencil liner / bright shadow = awake eyes
Your eyes should do the talking in the no make up equation, the reason being that there is no bright lip, or contoured cheek coming up. By using a lengthening and volumizing mascara which will feminise your face. Using a highlighter in your inner corners will make your eyes seem brighter and more awake and by using a pencil liner to rim the waterline, it will add a little drama to your eyes to make your eye colour stand out more. ** Instead of using a black liner, use a brown or soft colour instead as it won’t seem as harsh. Tight line the the top lash line too to make your lashes seem fuller.
Step D: Cream blush + lip liner = a completed gorgeous look!
Cream blusher will look more natural than a bright pint powder blush just because it blends better and looks like skin. It also adds a nice dewy finish to the skin thus, beautifying your flawless face more! Add a simple nude lip liner around your lips to define them an fill in with your lip balm to add a touch of shine and moisture!
Good cleanse + hydrating moisturiser = perfect skin – foundation
Concealer + Blending = natural beauty
Mascara + pencil liner / bright shadow = awake eyes
Cream blush + lip liner = a completed gorgeous look!
Products shown: Garnier Exfo Brush face wash, Illamasqua cream blush in Dixie, Soap & Glory Kiss Ass Concealer in medium, Soap & Glory thick and fast mascara, Tweezerman eyelash curlers, 99p brush, Monu Revitalising Moisturiser, Avon supershock gel pencil in Black