Here’s the list of products Fran used on Jess in our latest video.
Mandy Gold makeup palette from PAM – this is great to have in your make-up kit especially if you work on set as it’s so quick and easy to work with.
Concealer/Lip/Cheek Palette from PAM – another great item to have in your kit as it’s a multi-purpose product.
MAC Signed Sealed eyeshadow – discontinued (sorry!) but Shadowy Lady is similar but not as dark. When you’re working on darker skin tones, you can use darker eyeshadow colours for a natural look.
MAC Tempting eyeshadow. Fran chose this pretty golden toned eyeshadow to add a bit of glamour to Jess’ makeup look. I love this shadow so much as it’s really flattering on any eye colour!
NARS Corcovado Soft Touch Shadow Pencil – Fran used this as a highlighter in the inner corner of her eyes. With darker skin tones you can use more golden shades to highlight rather than silver shades.
Avon Supershock Gel Eyeliner – we absolutely love these pencils as they’re so easy to blend and have great pigment to them. This is ‘Khaki’ a shade that suits pretty much all skin tones and eye colours.
Giorgio Armani Blushing Fabric 01 – we have never come across a blusher like this! The texture is unique, it feels really silky when you apply on the skin and blends very well. We recommend this to anyone who doesn’t like powder blusher and can’t get on with cream blushers.
Sleek Pumpkin Blusher Palette – Sleek make great products for darker skin tones and the prices are reasonable too! Fran used a little powder blusher over the top of the Armani one just to give a bit more oomf.
Guerlain Shine Automatique 263 – these lipsticks by Guerlain are really moisturising and give a nice amount of colour to the lips. I actually have some of these in my own makeup bag and they don’t dry my lips out like MAC lipsticks do.
So there you have it, I hope you found this useful and as always, if you have any beauty related questions, you can always tweet, facebook or instagram us! L x
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 a beautiful coral lipstick for summer. Guerlain’s Shine Automatique (shade 240) is a sheer coral pink with warm undertones – it’s very creamy and lovely to wear. With most lippy’s you’ll need to reapply but this is really long lasting. It’s perfect if you suffer from dry lips as it keeps your lips moisturised as well as being a flirty, young, fresh colour. Retailing at £24.50.
My new summer crush is Poppy King’s No7 Lip crayons. These are super easy to apply, moisturising lip colours ….and masquerading as lip pencils! They come in a cute range of colours, Dancing, Playing, Singing, Skipping and Smiling. Some of them provide more coverage than others so it’s good to test them out on your hand before you buy. They last for a fair amount of time but reapplication is needed after drinking, eating, snogging etc.
A little pricey at £11.50 a pop, but definitely worth having one in your handbag as it doesn’t take up much space and it comes with its own pencil sharpener. Marvellous if you ask me!