Best tips for a flawless face!

Know your skin type – oily, dry, normal, or combination. Knowing your skin type means you can tailor your products to match your skin properly. For example, i’m oily skinned therefore I avoid intense moisturising products/foundations and I stick to matte products.

Primer – finding the primer that is perfect for your skin type. Primer is the perfect smoothing product which leaves a flawless finish and mixes with your foundation. It is essential to the perfect base.

Application of foundation – There are a few different ways to apply your foundation to create a perfect finish and it is NOT with your hands.

  1. Dense stifling brush – Buffing your foundation in circular motions makes your foundation sits in your skin and not on your skin and that way it won’t slide off.
  2. Beauty blender or foundation sponge – Using a beauty blender damp will sheer out thick foundation but also keep it full coverage and blend perfectly into your skin leaving a flawless base.
    C360_2015-11-04-12-42-29-988Setting spray – This is essential for keeping make up fresh and flawless and a respray throughout the day freshens make up and makes it glow again. This is because setting spray oxidises with foundation making it settle perfectly into the face.

Exfoliation and moisturising regularly – Letting a build up of product stay on your skin will turn into dirt and will therefore leave you with redness and spots. Regularly keeping on top of your skincare regime will help you keep that hollywood glow by removing dead skin cells and prevent skin looking cake and will hydrate your face.

Current Make Up Wishlist and What to be looking out for!

Here are the top 5 make up items that i’m currently lusting over, and I WILL be purchasing in the near future.

Too Faced Born This Way Foundation

I love any Too Faced product, but this foundation from the reviews and swatches I’ve seen looks to die for!! Its full coverage, dewy and luminous , everything we desire in a foundation however if you’re oily like me you may want to carry a powder round with you! On this image is beauty guru Shaaaanxo and you can see how amazing this looks. It comes in around £29 and you can purchase this from http://www.debenhams.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/prod_10701_10001_154614104999_-1

Anastasia Beverly Hills Illuminator

LOOK AT THAT GLOW… is all I can say. These creamy powder highlighters come in 4 shades, so hollywood, peach nectar, riviera and starlight. I’d be happy with any of them, they’re super pigmented and glowy and this will be my next purchase!! The shade in the picture is peach nectar. They come in around £28!

https://www.cultbeauty.co.uk/anastasia-beverly-hills-illuminator.html?gclid=Cj0KEQjw75yxBRD78uqEnuG-5vcBEiQAQbaxSHYJeCnifGGxAalMExmID4XqYRR_v9qec8QnfTt8JtwaAjwa8P8HAQ

Anastasia Beverly Hills Cream Contour kit

Here pictured is Beauty guru Carli Bybel deciding whether the ABH cream contour kits are a hit or miss. I haven’t personally tried the kits yet as I’ve been debating buying them for a while. This is because I’ve always used separate items to highlight and contour , such as dark and light concealers and never thought to use an actual kit.
It’s also quite pricey coming in around £39.99 but the beauty gurus of the world all say its worth it!!

https://www.cultbeauty.co.uk/anastasia-beverly-hills-pro-series-contour-cream-kit.html?gclid=Cj0KEQjw75yxBRD78uqEnuG-5vcBEiQAQbaxSEP-xILXLYCDZayQyz0gL1wWRP9zlTsKzFj392TmEhgaApFC8P8HAQ

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My favourite lip glosses and liquid lipsticks for Autumn | Review and Swatches

Favourite lipglosses

Certain colours we wear in Autumn really complement the colours in the air, the ground, the trees and usually we run with the theme of oranges, burgundy, browns and this applies to make up too.

I’ve picked out 4 lip colours that i feel will compliment all make up colours that are fall appropriate.

2 of them glossy lip colours and 2 liquid matte finish lipsticks.

Lipglosses 

Smashbox legendary lip gloss in Disco Rose –

This colour is absolutely beautiful , a proper “glossy” gloss however it’s really pigmented so much so there doesn’t even need to be a lipstick underneath!! The rose shade is perfect for fall eyes , oranges, browns , purples etc. I’m gonna wear this colour for the rest of the year!! This was sent as a sample to me so I’m unsure of the price.

Chanel Lipgloss in 46 – 

This lipgloss is absolutely to die for!!! Looks great over a brown lipstick or by itself. Its taupe/mauve shade is completely the colour of the season. Its versatile and will look good over purples, browns, nudes and pinks. Its a little pricey at £22 but will last you forever as you don’t need much for 1 application.

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Liquid Lipsticks

MUA Luxe Velvet liquid lipstick in Halcyon

This bargain liquid lipstick is 100% one of the best I’ve ever used and at an amazing price of £4 you can’t go wrong. The consistency is thick but not too drying, the colour is nudey/pinkey/mauve shade and it lasts all day without flaking or drying, I’m going to buy every shade!!

Lime Crime Velvetine Collection in Salem – 

This liquid lipstick is the bomb.com , the shade isn’t for the faint hearted as its extremely dark BUT should you dare to wear it I personally feel it will suit all skin tones in different ways. This particular lipstick is around £13 but much like the other one will completely last all day and night if you left it !! its creamy, super pigmented, quite difficult to apply because of the dark colour, does need a bit of practice! Once you have mastered it, is totally worth it.
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