Saturday, 16 June 2012

How To: Orange Lips!

Hi Guys!

Summer is here and that means bright, bold statement lips. Orange can be quite a difficult colour to pull off but it looks amazing when done right.

In my video I have shown two looks; one wearable and one dramatic and I think they work really well! I hope you find it useful. xx

Products featured:
MUFE Make Up For Ever HD Foundation 117
Real Techniques Contour Brush
Benefit Sugarbomb

Products used for the lips:
Max Factor Colour Elixir Lip Pencil - Red Rush
Real Techniques Detailer Brush
17 Lasting Fix Lipstick - Hot Chili
Sleek Pout Paint - Lava


Monday, 11 June 2012

Friday, 8 June 2012

Travel Essentials

I have a Christening to go to this weekend and I’m planning what makeup to take. I’ll probably just take my favourite HG products because I know they work. I’ll be pressed for time when getting ready so I really do not want the stress of trying something new and it not working minutes before we have to leave!

If you want to have a snoop around my makeup bag essentials please check out my vid!

Products featured:

Chanel Vitalumiere -- 20
MAC Face & Body -- White (for mixing)
GOSH Brow Kit
MAC Lingering
Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer -- Fair
Benefit Boi-ing -- 02
Maybelline Colour Tattoo -- On and On Bronze
Maybelline Gel Liner -- 02 Brown
MAC Fluidline -- Blacktrack
Urban Decay Afterglow Glide On Cheek Tint - Bang
MAC Cream Colour Base - Pearl

Sunday, 3 June 2012

Good Foundations for Dry Skin.

A quick run through of the best dry-skin foundations that I have tried and tested.


Chanel Vitalumiere - 10
MAC Face & Body - C1
Bourjois Healthy Mix - 51
Sleek New Skin Revive - Shell
Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum - 51
Make Up For Ever HD Foundation - 117
Nars Sheer Glow Foundation - Siberia
Bourjois 123 Perfect Foundation - 51

Any ideas for other foundations that work for dry skin?

I hope you enjoy!

Thanks for watching x

Friday, 1 June 2012

Nars Sheer Glow Foundation Review.

As I said before I have dry / very dry skin in winter and slightly more well behaved skin in summer. I’m forever on the hunt for a matte finish foundation that won’t feel tight on my skin or highlight dryness. I’m truly loving the Bourjois 123 foundation (video review coming soon) but as usual I’m still on the hunt for something else. Call it a hobby.

Anyway, I thought I would give the Nars Sheer Glow foundation a go because, after extensive research, I found that the consensus was that it is quite a matte finish on drier skins.

It is indeed a more semi matte to matte finish and not really glowy as the name suggests. The packaging recommends that you use your hands to apply but that didn’t work as well for me as using a brush – the brush I used was the slanted Real Techniques foundation brush.

I also don’t find the foundation to be all that sheer either. I’d say it is more of a light to medium coverage; whatever it is, it is a beautiful finish none the less.

The packaging is 100% useless, pretty but useless. No pump in this day and age is unforgivable in my opinion. Colour range is good – I’m in Siberia which is pale and yellow toned which is a rare commodity!

To sum up: On me and on people with drier skin types this is not a glowy or dewy foundation. It is definitely more than a sheer coverage. I would really recommend it if you have dry skin and are looking for a more matte textured foundation without wanting to look like a prune 10 minutes after application.