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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The best Halloween make up tutorials on the internet

Stuck for halloween ideas?

Have a look through these tutorials to give you an idea on what to do with your make up on halloween if you’re dressing up for a party!

Nicole Guerriero – Little Red “Rotting” Hood

Make up by Leyla – Feline Glam

PollyAnne B – Black Swan make up tutorial

Chrisspy – Halloween half skull

These are by far my favourite halloween tutorials, great range, still keeping it glam but scary too!! email me on makeupbyamylou@gmail.com if you attempt any of these i’d love to see!!!

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Current 5 Celebrity Make Up Crushes

We all know what its like, if you’re a make up fanatic like me then you too will constantly be yearning for that celebrity make up look. Flawless, fresh, polished. So today i’m letting you know who I think is wearing the BEST looking make up, and what are their make up must haves?

Eva Longoria
Red carpet princess
Spokesperson for L’Oréal, she is a huge fan of the True Match Foundation collection. She swears by moisturising your face for youthful skin, and using a blush with shimmer for a red carpet glow!

Kylie Jenner
Beauty Queen at just 18
Kylie is the Queen of make up already, her make up tutorials with Hrush are second to none. Kylie is all about her lips and lashes.
Her favourite lipliner: MAC Spice, Whirl and Stripdown
Her favourite contour and highlight: Anastasia Beverly Hills powder contour kit
Her favourite foundation: Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation

JLo
Best at Glowing Glam
Never underestimate the power of a nude lip—and Jennifer can wear a nude a million different ways!ips. The shade at the Globes was pale with a slight “silver” and “pinkish” undertone. Giorgio Armani Lip Pencil in 1—”the nude of nudes,” was used as a base for L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro Lip Colour in Neverending Nutmeg.

Khloe Kardashian
Fan of contouring and flawless base!
Her favourite primer: Giorgio Armani Light Master Primer.
Her favourite foundation: Chanel Vitalumière Aqua in 60 Beige
Her Favourite highlighter: Urban Decay Naked Illuminated Powder

Gigi Hadid
Model Behaviour
Super pretty Goddess of Glow has recently burst onto the A list scene with her beautiful blonde locks and natural make up and I love it! Her VMA’s look was to die for. She has been known to use a lot of Maybelline , which is my favourite high street make up brand!


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How to achieve beachy hair : Straighteners addition

This is my tutorial on how I achieved a beachy wavy hair using my :

  • Cloud nine straighteners
  • BEDHEAD Sugar Shock spray
  • HEADJOG Sectioning clip

Good products for beachy hair ….
Sexy Hair Big Sexy Hair Flip It Over Texture Spray

BioSilk Shine On

Frizz-Ease Expert Finish Polishing Serum

Moroccanoil Hydrating Styling Cream

Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Moisture Mist (Aerosol)

Look out in the next few days for a review on a new product and this months beauty favourites!!!