Hi everyone, Happy New Year!
We have a new video up on our channel, something a bit different this time. The lovely Danielle from the fashion and beauty blog, Fashionista Barbie agreed to come and do a video with us and we decided to do a make-up look for glasses wearers.
I loved the colours I used on Danielle as they complimented her skin tone nicely, you’ll find a full product list below the video. I’ll be doing more make-up looks for glasses wearers so watch this space.
If you’re a glasses wearer, do you struggle with eye make-up? Or are there any tips and tricks you’d like to share with us?
Sumptuous two-tone mascara is a new eye opening mascara from Estée Lauder. It comes in range of colours but we thought Madeup should give the black/brown a try!
The idea behind this product is to make your eyes look bigger or more ‘wide eyed’ if you will. One end is a black mascara with a regular sized wand while the other end sports a smaller brush in warm brown for those lower, more delicate lashes.
For my personal tastes the mascara was a little too wet but otherwise it does exactly what it says on the tin. The very action of applying mascara on both the top and the bottom lashes will immediately open up the eye anyway, regardless of the colour. Remember that when reaching for your makeup bag!
I would recommend this to someone who likes a softer look or perhaps for a bride who is looking for a more subtle eye makeup. The brown on the lower lashes provides definition without being too dressy, which is great for daytime. Ladies with a deeper set eye should give this a whirl!
Retailing at £25.00 it isn’t cheap, but its a twofer!
Remember – try before you buy!
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 Mother’s Day in the UK on Sunday 10th March so don’t forget to buy a present!
If you’re looking for a pampering treat, Emma Hardie’s Moringa Cleansing Balm is an amazing product. It’s a cleansing balm that will treat your skin and will remove all traces of make-up, yes, even eye make-up. It smells amazing too, with extracts of uplifting Neroli, Orange and Mandarin. You can also apply a thin layer as a night time treatment for a bit of extra pampering and I’ve also found it to minimise open pores so a great all rounder!
We have a new video up, this time it’s easy contouring. Not everyone is blessed with chiseled cheekbones but with clever make-up techniques you can create the illusion! Another great contouring product that we’ve just discovered is Kevyn Aucoin’s Sculpting Powder available from Space NK.
Our #tiptuesday is use blusher! Blusher, in our opinion, is a must. Many women shy away from it with the fear of looking like Aunt Sally (google image if you’re too young to remember!) If you choose the right shade and apply it correctly, it will give you a healthy glow . This one, by Giorgio Armani, appeared in Stylist magazine last week and we’re big fans as it suits all skin tones and blends like a dream (you only need a tiny amount).