Christmas is officially 5 weeks away, how mad? This year has flown by!
So it’s the time of year where everyone has parties to go to and wants to look their best. I love this time of year because you can use warm shades/tones of make up that just don’t look right at any other time of year!
Wheather it is shimmery highlighters to eye shadows, at this time of year, you can go all out! Help add an extra glow to your face, remember to highlight all the correct areas of your face; down the nose, middle of forehead, top of cheeks, chin and cupids brow if you want!
Dark, rich lipstick shades look perfect at this time of year, adding a dramatic edge to any make up look. I personally love dark purple/very deep pink shades at this time of year, just whatever suits you!
Again, all those warm gorgeous colours that just help open up the eyes, creating a gorgeous finish. Purples, dark blues, blacks, greys, greens; all look amazing at this time of year, helping your eyes pop. If your not sure what colour of eyeshadow will make your eye colour show more, have a look my post from last year here which helps explain it a little: http://madewithmakeup.co.uk/post/28425259406/answering-all-the-eye-colour-questions
I just think it is the best time of year to go crazy with glitters, metallics shimmers, try bold, deep shades that you wouldn’t normally go for any other time of year!
I’ll be posting my favourite winter time beauty products soon, so keep an eye out for that!
How you ever tried the Even Better Makeup foundation from Clinique? My complexion is clearing up and I have dark spots from acne. Could you or any of your followers tell me how well it worked?
I have tried this foundation, it’s actually really good. It’s got a dewy, light weight finish but still gives a good coverage that lasts all day. It’s a silicone based foundation but I didn’t notice it do anything for my pores (which aren’t visible at all anyway so I never notice the difference with this to be honest). The foundation is good for my rosey cheeks and did help cancel this out, although, could still see some rosey-ness.
I’m not sure how this foundation would be for dark spots but it certainly gives a good coverage and would brighten your complexion, so may be worth a shot :).
What is a good long lasting drugstore blush? Or reasonably priced higher end long wearing blush? My blush always comes off within an hour and makes my contouring look terrible because it stands out with worn off blush.
Bourjois little round blushers are amazing, they come in all different shades that work well with every skin complexion, has a really nice pigmentation to it. Benefit dandelion is also a really nice, natural blush that just adds a healthy glow to your face. Make sure you are using a good primer before applying any make up to your face, just to help your make up last longer!
I have really dark under eye circles no matter how much sleep I get. I tried using some under eye concealer by Clique but they still show! I was wondering if you knew a better product or a better way to get them to go away?
Sometimes using a concealer under your eye can actually make the dark circles look worse as it is easy to look cakey on such a thin piece of the skin. You should avoid matte concealer around this area and stick to light, moisturizing and brightening light formulas.
For example just because a concealer is really good at covering up redness/spots of your face, does not mean it will be good for covering dark circles. You want it to look natural and know that no-one can see what you’re trying to hide as this will just draw the eye to this area even more! Look out for semi matte concealers that are hydrating!
ahhh! you are SO STUNNING! hi ^.^ i have reaaallly light skin its very pale and finding the right foundation is so darn hard for me :/ i tried the lightsest shade in loreal lumin and its still a little too dark any recomendations? 💌
Illamasqua have one of the best range in foundation colours I’ve ever seen, from actual white to the darkest browns. You should have a look on their website or pop into your nearest illamasqua counter to try some out!
So it is coming up to my favourite time of year (apart from Christmas) and everyone will now be thinking of what they can go for as halloween! I’m still trying to figure something out but I think I have a good idea! I’ll get some ideas up in the next week in case any of you are lacking ideas!
I purchased this product whilst I was on holiday in the airport. I wanted a primer that also reduced the rosyness of my cheeks and I had seen this around so thought I would try it. Plus, I thought the tube looked nice and colourful.
The formula has several colours in it;
Green tone to neutralize redness and conceal blemishe
Lavender tone counteract sallow undertones for a more vibrant look
Peach tone to brighten, illuminates and help diminish the appearance of sun spots
I was more interested in the green tone to neutralize the redness, that way, I wouldn’t have to bother with make up abroad.
This is how the product looks before applied to the skin. Although it does feel silky on the skin, like mostly all primers out there, I don’t think it does what it says on the packaging. I didn’t find my skin any different - It didn’t give a brighter complexion and I didn’t notice any difference to my rosy cheeks.
For £24.00, there are a lot better products out there on the high street. If you are looking for a product that does all these things in one tube, this isn’t the product for you and I wouldn’t waste money on purchasing it.
I’ve heard from a few others that have tried this product and said it has caused breakouts on their face, so if you have sensitive skin, I’d stay away from this product.
This is definitely one of my favourite make up brushes right now for applying my foundation. I just think it blends really well into the skin, it helps build the coverage of a foundation without it looking really cakey which a lot of brushes like this can do because they hold quite a bit of product. It doesn’t leave streaks like most a lot of foundation brushes out there. The only thing I would say is this brush is a nightmare to clean as the product really sticks into the brissels but still, I love it!
Again, I really like this brush. Lovely and soft on the skin and the way it is shaped allows you to really get in and create the perfect face contour. You can use this for your powder ect also but I just use it for contouring as I find that is how it works best!
Maybe it is just me but I really didn’t like this brush. I don’t particularly like flat foundation brushes anyway as I find you have to use your fingers to actually blend the foundation, so it is a waste of time but this seemed to get really hard very easily with foundation. If you are a fan of these type of brushes, you may like it but as I said, I’m not a fan of these brushes so could be why!
All in all, I really do like real technique brushes, they are reasonably priced for the quality of the brushes and definitely worth a try if you haven’t already got some!
on holiday 2 weeks tomorrow and I really cannot wait! 9 days in the sunshine is exactly what I need right now and going with the best person I would ever want to be anywhere with. Not to mention we were both born on the same day/year/month and we turn 23 whilst over there woooo! Also coming up for our 2 year anniversary.
I will be putting a few posts up shortly some of you may find interesting including some about hair and of course, make up.
Yeah, really good! I use it about once a week and It’s not made any difference in the way my hair feels but it has brightened up my hair so much! I wouldn’t say it’s worked too well on my roots but I have dark hair so that would be why! It’s a great little product :)! xxxx