YSL LE TEINT TOUCHE ECLAT FOUNATION

YSL LE TEINT TOUCHE ECLAT FOUNATION
YSL LE TEINT TOUCHE ECLAT FOUNATION
YSL LE TEINT TOUCHE ECLAT FOUNATION
YSL LE TEINT TOUCHE ECLAT FOUNATION
YSL LE TEINT TOUCHE ECLAT FOUNATION
YSL LE TEINT TOUCHE ECLAT FOUNATION
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The aim of this foundation is, similar to the Touche Eclat pen, to illuminate and brighten your face. After years in manufacture, testing and re-testing the foundation has hit counters in 22 shades. These shades are split into three under-tones; Beige Rose, Beige and Beige Dore so in theory there should be a shade for any skintone.

I was matched to Beige Dore 20 by the YSL consultant. Let's get it out there - I love this stuff! Okay well there's some conditions as to when I love it: I have to use it with my beauty blender sponge rather than my usual foundation brush (Real Techniques Buffing Brush). I feel like because it's quite a runny foundation it works better with a sponge! This is definitely the lightest foundation, in terms of coverage that I have in my collection but lately that's what I've been after. I'm not sure why, because I'm having more difficulties with my skin than ever, but it feels nice not to feel like a layer of makeup is sitting on my skin! I really love the finish it gives to my face - a glowly, natural look! This foundation is all about attracting light to your face and making you appear more 'radiant', which it does! It doesn't make you look shiny or greasy in the slightest.

Available at John Lewis, Boots, House of Fraser

BOBBI BROWN MAKEUP MANUAL & JEMMA KIDD MAKE-UP SERIES

Jemma Kidd & Bobbi Brown Makeup Book
I posted a photo on Instagram & Twitter and I had quite a few questions about these books so I thought that I'd feature them in a post! 

For those of you that frequently read my blog, may well know that I am taking the steps to train to be a makeup artist! To try and give myself a basis to build on, I thought it would be a good idea to invest on some 'beauty books' and since I've heard some really good things about these particular two, I snapped them up on Amazon! They both have a RRP of £25, but they are sold at £16 on Amazon, and then as a student I qualify for 5% student discount on certain things, including books! I know 5% isn't a lot but it did mean that I got both books for £30.20 rather than £32 - every little helps!
Jemma Kidd Makeup Book
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Jemma Kidd Makeup Book
The Jemma Kidd book, in my opinion is aimed more so as those who enjoy makeup but do not wish to be a professional in the field. It gives you so much valuable information, tips and advice as well as demonstrations on how to create so many different looks! I feel as if this would be a great book for someone who wants to know a little more about what they're actually using on their face! It's not a bad book at all, I just think the target audience is more hobbyists than those wishing to become pro.

Bobbi Brown Makeup Book
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Bobbi Brown Makeup Book
This book is great! I would say this book caters more for those who wish to make a career out of the makeup industry, but it's definitely not limited to that! There is a large section of the book dedicated to that, which obviously does cater for those looking at becoming an MUA but it's a really informative book for anyone - novice, hobbyist or aspiring pro!

Both books are set out really well and in such a way that you can find exactly what you want really easily. They both cover so much and provide so much detail - from eyeshadow finishes to what to look for in skincare for your skin type! They both have beautiful photographs and have really easy step-by-step tutorials for creating looks! Although I wouldn't stop anyone buying either book, I think if you're only buying one, if you're thinking about going professional pick up the Bobbi Brown one and if you're not, then get the Jemma Kidd one!

Available, cheapest, from Amazon: Jemma Kidd & Bobbi Brown!