Saturday, 30 August 2014

Updated Everyday Make Up Products




Sorry again for the bad quality picture, I'm currently away for the weekend and sillily didn't bring my laptop so I am unable to transport my camera pics to my blog. They will be better pics from now on again, promise.
So recently I have changed up my everyday make up again for a more simple, quicker daily routine when it come to applying my face in the morning. 
As I spoke about in one of my previous posts I can't be dealing with full on foundation at the moment and so I find concealing under my eyes and any blemishes does the trick pretty well.
I use the L'Oreal brow artist in the darkest shade on my brows as it is a perfect colour match for my brows and is so quick and easy to apply in the mornings. The L'Oreal colour riche single eyeshadow in this shimmery nude shade has been my go to daily eyeshadow as it is so super creamy and blends like a dream. Rimmel scandal eyes eyeliner in nude has been a life saver for days when I have been up late and then waking early  as it conceals any red in the tight line. Finally, I have already written a full blog post on my favourite mascara of the moment and it still hasn't budged from top spot, Estée Lauder's sumptuous bold has been a daily essential and a fabulous one at that.
Lots of love,
Son x



Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Best Of Bronzers




Benefit Hoola Bronzer- £23.50- This is more on the pricey side but I would definitely say it is worth getting your hands on if possible. Its not at all orangey which I have found a lot of bronzers can be and it doesn't look like you are covering yourself in a layer of mud- which I would definitely say is a positive! It has more grey undertones which are great for people with paler skin. It's pretty pigmented so a little goes a long way, don't be too heavy handed as it can all get a bit too much pretty quickly (as I would know from personal experiences). I love this bronzer and use it daily!
 
NYC Sunny Bronzer- £1.99- This is a fabulous dupe for Hoola and for such a similar product at a fraction of the price you cant really go wrong with this. Although the colour is slightly more orange toned and a tad less pigmented than hoola it is still fabulous for the price and makes you look like you've been on holiday and caught the sun.
 
Bourjois Bronzing Primer- £9.99- This is a bit odd looking in the pot and the consistency feels pretty weird at first but after applying I fell in love with this and I think the concept is really clever. Its supposedly a dupe for the Chanel Soleil Tan De Chanel in they are both bronzing primers. So buffed into the skin before foundation to add a warm glow from underneath foundation without looking at all cakey. 

What is your fave bronzer?
Lots of love
Son x

Top 5 Make-up Brushes

   
I don't know if I have ever mentioned my make up brush addiction on my blog before and I don't know why but I just can't help myself when it comes to adding new brushes to my collection.

Real Techniques Buffing Brush- I, like the majority of beauty fanatics will have tried a real techniques brush and if you haven't what have you been doing with your life?! They are quite simply fantastic, the synthetic fibres mean they don't absorb much product are really soft and extremely easy to wash. The buffing brush is a definite favourite for buffing (duh) in foundation to create a flawless looking finish on the skin.

EBay Round Top Concealer Brush- I use this for pretty much everything- concealing, blending, contouring.. you name it this brush can do it. Again it is super soft and applies and blends product out so easily. I got this in a set of 15 brushes from eBay (I have a post on all of them) and all of them are surprisingly extremely good quality for the price I got them for and this one in particular is just outstanding.

Spooly- No idea where I got this from but I use it daily without fail and quite frankly  don't know what I would do without it... (well doesn't that sound extremely sad..). Its pretty self explanatory, it tames unruly brows and makes life a lot easier before shaping and filling in my brows. You can get these from most places for very cheap.

Urban Decay Dual Ended Eye-shadow Brush- This came alongside my Naked 2 palette and its everything you need for eye shadow application. The flatter thinner end is great for patting eye shadow onto the lid and the denser fluffier end is perfect for blending into the crease. Also pretty handy that it comes free with the palette, who doesn't love a freebie that works exceptionally well!

Real Techniques Eyeliner Brush- This features in my eyeliner post funnily enough and it is fabulous! It creates the perfect super thin line with gel eyeliner and makes winged liner super easy and looks flawless. You can create so many different beautiful eyeliner looks with this as it is so thin and versatile.  

What are your favourite brushes?
lots of love
son x

Ditching The Heavy Stuff

Glowing, dewy (not greasy) skin is very sought after during summer and there are lots of products on the market to help achieve it. Heavy foundations which block my pores and end up sliding around my face during the day in the heat is not particularly the best look so altering my daily make up routine has definitely made me feel a lot better about how my skin is looking. Lightweight products that enhance your natural dewiness are always welcomed1 Products such as tinted moisturisers or BB creams are fab alternatives to foundation as they give some coverage to even out the skin tone but they allow your skin to breathe and look natural and glowing. The majority of tinted moisturisers also come with SPF's ranging from about 8-20 which is definitely useful when in the sun.
Powdering lightly around the T-zone is often a good idea to keep the oil at bay (if you have oily skin) and set your BB cream or tinted moisturiser for the day. I think that drugstores do particularly well for setting powders for example; Rimmel- stay matte, Maybelline- fit me and Bourjois healthy mix powder. And you can usually get them from around £5 from Boots and Superdrug.
I am back from holidays now and so will be able to update my blog with lots of new posts coming soon,
hope you are all well and having a fab summer! Good luck for anyone getting results next week and if you got A level results last week I hope you got what you wanted! 
Lots of love
son x 
 
 

Monday, 18 August 2014

Eyeliner

  

I used to find eyeliners such a daunting thing to attempt and there were always so many different types of formulas to try out it can seem quite overwhelming so I steered clear from trying out anything other than a thin line on my upper lash line for quite a while. But after A LOT of trial and error at home I have become pretty confident with different looks. Using eyeliner in different ways can really enhance how your make-up ties together.
 
Liquid eyeliner is probably my favourite thing to use of the moment, especially with this L'Oreal one. It is so easy to apply and simple to create flawless flicks and wings with. It does take practise but once you've got the hang of it you will be amazed at how perfect a line you can achieve!
Pencil eyeliner is perfect for creating smudgy eye looks or used in the tightline to make your eyelashes look fuller at the root, this Avon Supershock one has had a lota love as you can probably tell from how worn down its got, it goes on so smoothly and is really easy to apply.
Felt tip/ Pen eyeliner is always good to use when you are first getting into eyeliner as it is super duper easy to use, creating thin or thick perfect lines and distributing the perfect amount of product. This L'Oreal one is a goodun which I have repurchased on numerous occasions and go back to it on days where I just want hassle free super quick application.
Gel eyeliner used with the right brush (real techniques liner brush) is fabulous when creating a winged line and can look really well done, although you have to have a lot of practise using gel eyeliner as you need a steady hand to keep the gel from smearing all around your eye unless you are trying to achieve that look of course!
Disappointing product mention goes to the Bourjois Liner Feutre, I bought this a couple of weeks ago expecting good things from this as it swatched well in store but after about 2 or 3 uses I could only get a faint line and after about an hour it started flaking off leaving a patchy mess on my lash line, not impressed!
Hope everyone is well,
lots of love
son x
 
 
 
 
 

Simple Festival Look





On Saturday I went with my friends to V festival at Hylands Park. V festival is a music festival and people such as Ed Sheeran, Bastille, Example and Justin Timberlake were just a few people who performed there. It was a really enjoyable day and I thought some of you may be interested in seeing the outfit and make up I wore that day.
I kept my makeup quite simple with a tad of BB cream and concealer to cover any imperfections and to even out my skin-tone because I wanted to concentrate mainly on my eyes with a slightly shimmery slightly bronze natural smokey eye with winged eyeliner. I mainly just used my Naked Basics Palette for this along with L'Oreal Colour Riche Eyeshadow in Cafe St Germain which I have been using almost daily and I'm seriously loving it! Eyeliner is my go-to L'Oreal superliner (post on eyeliners coming up soon).
Outfit is pretty simple too, I found these shorts in new look in the sale section last week for only £9 and I really liked how bright and festival looking they were! I literally wear plain vests and T-shirts everyday and here was no exception, this white vest top is from Primark and I think it was about £2. I borrowed the cardigan from a friend but its from Pull and Bear and also the compulsory festival wellies are also borrowed from a friend and I have no idea where they are from!
My hair was looking quite dead that morning so I just decided to curl the ends and leave it down and was surprisingly happy with how it turned out.
Have fun if you are off to any festivals soon!
lots of love
son x