Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Drugstore brands I want to try more from.

So my high end version of this went down really well so I thought I would do a more budget version of it. I'd love to know what brands which you guys are looking to try more from whether they are in the drugstore or more high end products.
The first brand is Soap and Glory, their Solar powder bronzer is something which is so highly spoken about. I find on me it's a little too light on me however it is a really nice one for more subtle makeup days. I have then tried the little sexy mother pucker lip crayons which are so nice especially for the very low price. Things I want to try from the brand are the One heck of a blot primer, the Supercat liner and the Made you blush cheek colours.
The second brand I want to try more from is No7. I have actually only tried their lip liners and lipsticks which I am a big fan of both. The lip liners are very similar in texture to the Charlotte tilbury Lip cheat liners and the lipsticks are beautifully creamy. One of the main things I want to try from the brand is the Lift and Luminate foundation which Kathleen lights loves. I have a very similar skin type to her so I 100% trust her recommendations. I'd also love to try their BB lips so I could compare them with my beloved Clarins Instant light lip perfectors.
The final brand I wanted to talk about today is Gosh. Their Rebel eye mascara is one of my all time favourites and again as with the No7 liners they are super creamy. The lipsticks are so lovely and the Lumi drops are beautiful when mixed into the foundation. I'd like to give their bronzer a go as I've heard good things and I'd also love t try some more shades of the Lumi drops. Finally I'd like to try the foundation drops.
So that's it for today, i'd love to know what your favourite products are rom these brands. 

Monday, June 26, 2017

Charlotte Tilbury magic foundation

I am still hunting for my perfect everyday foundation and I have to say this has been one of my favourites that I've tried recently. I've heard some good stuff about it however I was a little unsure that it would be too much of a Satin finish for me. It is a Satin type finish however I find it isn't too much. I love the fact the formula doesn't cling to any of the dry patches on my skin. The finish for me is probably the most Satin I would ever go however I can see that it would be nice for any skin types as it isn't too dewy or too matte. I picked up shade Number one which is a slightly yellow toned very fair shade. For my personal preference I would prefer a more pink under tone however the yellow tone does in no way stop me using this.
The packaging is so beautiful and I love the control I have over the pump as I find I need around 3/4 of a pump of the foundation for a nice medium coverage. With a full pump you can get some seriously high coverage and it builds so beautifully and doesn't seem to cake no matter how many layers I apply. This applies so nicely with both a brush and a sponge, it definitely applies sheerer with a sponge as most bases do.
Overall I absolutely adore this foundation and I can definitely see on it working for most sin types. It's definitely more of an investment but it is definitely worth it.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

The orange lip edit

I feel like orange lips scare a lot of people so today I thought I would take you through some of my favourites whether you are a newbie orange wearer or are seasoned in the practice then there will be something for you in this line up.
First off I picked out one of the Body shop's Matte lip liquids in the shade Cali Gerbera. These have a similar texture to the NYX soft matte lip creams but in my opinion are a little less drying. They sit on the lips really nicely and are just a fab no faff lip product. It is more on the pinky tone than some of today's other picks but is still definitely a bold orange although it can be blotted down to a more subtle shade. Next up we have Gerard cosmetics Hydra matte liquid lipstick in the shade Mercury rising which is an incredibly vibrant red toned orange. This isn't one for those testing the orange waters but more for those who are fully committed. I love the formula of these as as the name may suggest they are both matte and hydrating.
If you want a more pink toned very slight orange hint the Barry M 151 is a really pretty shade, there definitely is a hint of orange however it isn't anything too intense so perfect for if you want to introduce yourself in the colour slowly. Rimmel Moisture renew lipstick in In love with Ginger is a beautiful more glossy lip. Don't get me wrong it isn't the easiest lipstick to deal with and eating in it will spread it all over your face but if you are just wanted to wear it for a small amount of time it is gorgeous. It's a little more manageable when blotted but then doesn't have the beautiful glossy finish so it depends what you are looking for.

The Body shop, Gerard cosmetics, Barry M, Rimmel moisture renew, Rimmel Kate, Maybelline, Jeffree star, L'Oreal
Another Rimmel pick is the Kate Moss matte lipstick in 110 which is a more coral orange. I love the formula of these lipsticks as they look matte yet are incredibly comfortable and moveable on the lips. Out of all the matte formulas I've mentioned today this one is definitely the least orange so if you are more comfortable with pinks then this may be a good place to start. Out of the lot the Maybelline colour sensational lipstick in Shocking coral is the least orange out of the bunch. It is a gorgeous almost fluro pink which is incredible in the summer with super tanned skin. This is a more comfortable formula and isn't dissimilar to the Mac Satin formula so it's very comfortable but has a good lasting power.
Out of the lot the Jeffree Star Velour liquid lip in Flamethrower is my favourite. It is a very true orange and is definitely not one for the faint hearted. It does make the teeth look a little yellow as it has more of a yellow base however if you are like me that isn't something that bothers you then I would 100% suggest giving this one a go. Finally in today's lineup is the L'Oreal Lip paint matte in Tangerine Vertigo, I still can't figure out how I feel about this formula as it is almost trying to be a gel but then it also kind of feels like the Body shop ones. Due to the gel like texture this isn't as pigmented as I imagined so although it isn't for me it may be good for someone looking to try an orange lip.
So that's it for today. I'd love to know what your favourite colours are for Summer. 

Saturday, June 24, 2017

The Six Product Summer face

Despite the fact the sun seems to have gone again I am hoping that it will come back soon so today I though I would share with you the products I have been reaching for in the heat.
Foundation wise I have been reaching for the LancĂ´me Teint Idole ultra wear which is a beautiful fairly high coverage foundation. It's a little drier than I would go for in the winter so it is brilliant for the summer as it isn't quite as dewy. Don't get me wrong it's not drying in any way it's just a more satin finish than I would usually go for. For under my eyes I have been using the Nars Radiant creamy concealer again this is more of a satin finish which is better for the hotter weather as I find opposed to something like the Urban decay Naked concealer it isn't quite as hydrating and dewy.
For the cheeks I have been loving the Rimmel Kate palette in Coral crush which is the most beautiful little palette. The blush is a stunning pinky peach with a slight gold shimmer, the highlight a champagne and then the bronzer is just a beautiful everyday bronzer on pale skins. For the brows I love the NYX Micro brow pencil as it is just so easy and feels a lot lighter than a pomade.
Mascara wise I've been loving the Mac Insta curl which holds up in the heat. It doesn't run or transfer which I feel like a lot of mascaras do when it's hot. It also holds a gorgeous curl in the lashes and doesn't droop over the day. The final product is the NYX Liquid suede in Life's a beach which is a beautiful muted neon peachy coral which adds a perfect pop of colour to an otherwise very neutral look.
That's it for today, I would love to know what your go to products are for the hot weather.