I’ve fallen in love. It doesn’t happen very often, it’s quite rare in fact, but when it happens it feels so damn good.
It’s a little bit like the feeling I get when I see a pot of Haagen Dazs cookies and cream ice cream with a spoon sitting next to it. There’s nothing quite like finding something that just fits, feels good and more importantly makes your skin look great.
This Becca beach cheek tint is 100% worth having in your makeup bag. It’s non greasy, non sticky, with a great pigment. This means I only have to use a tiny bead of product plus it blends extremely well. I’m not really sure why they called it a Beach Tint, perhaps because its water resistant too. It’s wearable all year round, comes in an array of colours and smells delicious. Presented in a little squeezy tube which will fit into any bag, it’s priced at £20.
You may worry you are not getting much for your money, but let me put your mind at rest….it will last FOREVER. Ok maybe not forever…I am just being a bit dramatic now. Honestly, its worth every penny and you can even use it on your lips! What more do you want?! Jeez! You lot are so demanding 🙂
Available from Space NK.
We all love a bit of lippy but how do you get it to stay on that bit longer? One glass of wine and it’s gone! As part of our back to basics series, Fran’s done a quick video to show you some handy tips, you’ll need:
– a lip brush
– a lip liner
– your favourite lipstick
– pointed cotton buds (if you need to tidy up around the edges)
It might take you a bit longer to apply but using this method will really increase the longevity of your lippy, just make sure your lips are nicely moisturised first. If they’re a bit dry and flaky use a toothbrush to gently buff away the dry skin.
You can pick up a lip brush from Boots or Superdrug, one of my favourite lip brushes is from Estée Lauder as it’s quite flat so good for layering on the lipstick.
If you try this technique, tweet us your pics!
Lanolips Lip Balm
Clarins Lipliner in Ruby 02
Estee Lauder Bois De Rose Lipstick
MAC Lip Lacquer
This is RMK’s Spring Matte Lip Crayon in Orange 05, which is a beautiful
Pros? Easy to apply with its rounded nib, with a nice creamy finish. Not as drying as other matte lipsticks.
Cons? Less vibrant than I had personally hoped for and it didn’t last very long on the lip without fading.
Verdict? Still extremely pricey at £18 – but a great shade and worth having in your bag. Lets hope they bring the price down! As long as you don’t mind topping up and prefer a more subtle shade then this is for you.
It’s finally finished! Jo Jo Desmond has released her brand new music video ‘Satisfaction’. Hope you like the hair and makeup..!
Check it out…
We have a tutorial coming up starring my beautiful friend Jess, which has given me some great practice on applying and mixing foundation on black skin. My new palette purchase from PAM (by Mandy Gold) has allowed me to play with different colours to even out the skin tones and create warmth in darker areas.
We decided to go for a subtle evening look using golds and guilded greens, which I’m sure you will agree really suits her. It’s more of an understated, natural feel. Just a touch of glamour without her having to feel like she was caked in makeup or having to use really bright pigments.
Stay tuned for our video…
The best way to inject a little life into your face? Use colour!
This little gem from Nars (pic below) inspired me this week to be bold and wear brighter colours! Stay tuned as I will be trying out a variety of bold hues over the coming weeks, and consider me your personal guinea pig as I will show you how wearable bright colours are. So any suggestions… Don’t hesitate to put them forward!
We all fall victim to using the same old tired bits and bobs in our makeup bag. The mangled 10 year old eyeshadow we have at the bottom of the drawer because we don’t want to ‘waste it’. The crusty old mascara we knew we should have thrown away months ago! But why not try to mix up what colours you wear and try different trends? Your face changes as the years go by so whats the harm in trying a wild lip colour or bright eyeshadow? It’s a great confidence boost to try something different. It’s also a very cheap and effective way of changing your appearance. It doesn’t matter if you don’t know what suits you – just pick it up and give it a whirl – otherwise how else will you ever know?
May the force be with you…
Until next time…