Charlotte Tilbury is fast becoming the must have makeup brand. Not only are the products beautiful formulated, the collections are considerate and the packaging is stunning. The idea behind the brand is that you pick a 'look' that you want to recreate and you can buy the products to recreate that exact look!
Friday, January 29
Pigments something I was scared of for such a long time because they're a little messy and can be fiddly. However, they are totally worth that extra bit of care because they give such intense colour pay off and can really make an eye-look just pop!
Wednesday, January 27
Bronzer is used to add a touch of colour, usually a natural, sun-kissed glow. They come in various forms, but are most commonly found in a powder but are slowly being brought to us in cream and liquid forms. When it comes to bronzer, it's all about personal preference. They come in matte, satin and shimmer.. However the only truly matte bronzer I have ever come across, in any brand, is Benefit's Hoola, which was recommended to me by a makeup artist I know through college as the 'holygrail' bronzer for men. Contouring powders are something that we've seen adorning faces for a while now. These are different from bronzers because they are always matte and often a cooler shade as it's about creating shadows on the face.
Sunday, January 24
Chanel makeup purchases are always exciting - the products are pure luxury and the packaging is just so beautiful and I feel special even just using the product. So when I heard Chanel had released a new foundation I was super excited to try it since I've not found one from them before.
Friday, January 22
Jo Malone is such a luxe brand and I've lusted at being able to swan into a store, or to a counter and just pick up everything I want but let's be real, that's not okay. For those of you whom have been into a Jo Malone store or to a counter, did you find it overwhelming? I did.
I don't know whether it's the abundance of fragrances that all look the same - because at least in a fragrance hall you can distinguish between all the different types. Whether it's the design of the store/counter - lines of perfectly organised and positioned fragrances that are replaced or readjusted once you've touched one. Or whether it's the general serene environment. It doesn't matter whether I'm in a boutique store, the John Lewis Oxford St counter of the Selfridges Oxford St counter, I still feel like once I'm in Jo Malone 'territory' I'm in a bubble.. However, I have managed to indulge in making a purchase - or two.
Wednesday, January 20
If you've been following my blog for a while, you may have come to realise that Clarins is one of my favourite skincare brands. They are the UK's number 1 premium skincare brand and in my opinion, they totally deserve to be. However, brands are often leaders in one field, not jack of all trades so I was skeptical about trying a foundation from Clarins.
Monday, January 18
Something I never thought I would feature on my blog. It's definitely not something I tent to talk about or even think about, but honestly, I do need them especially when it comes to wearing high heels. I'm definitely a flats girl but I can't resist pretty heels and how elegant they make you look, and how they can instantly make you look a few pounds slimmer. However, I was doing a little bit of research on Princess Kate and I stumbled across a rather interesting article (you can read it here).
Sunday, January 17
Concealer is used to mask dark circles, age spots, large pores, and other small blemishes visible on the skin. It is similar to foundation, but thicker and used to hide different pigments by blending the imperfection into the surrounding skin tone. You can either use concealer before you apply your foundation or after - it's up to you. I typically use concealer after foundation because I like to use as little as possible and so I will only use it on areas that my foundation doesn't provide enough coverage for.