Wednesday, 29 September 2010
Monday, 27 September 2010
Sunday, 26 September 2010
Saturday, 25 September 2010
Thursday, 23 September 2010
Monday, 20 September 2010
Sunday, 19 September 2010
I picked the NAKED palette up in Sephora in Vegas. I figured my chances of getting one back home were fairly slim to none, so snapped it up. Like everything else I bought over there, I wish I'd gotten 2! I paid $44 (about £30). Unfortunately, it's almost impossible to find UK info online for UD; I believe you may be able to buy this in HoF if it's not sold out. I am not sure about Debenhams or Boots (sorry!)
I've never been a massive fan of the UD palettes as I often find there's only 1 or 2 shadows in it that I would wear on any sort of regular basis, but this one is jam-packed with colours I could wear every day and it has enough 'rockier' shades that it could be used just as well for evening looks. I also have never used the Primer Potion before (I know, I know), so will be looking forward to giving it a go. First impressions of the 24/7 glide on pencils are that they are super soft and I am keen to get using these too!
I imagine there will be a couple of FOTDs coming out of this in the near future which is why I didn't bother with a billion swatches. In the meantime, you can feast your eyes on these...
Love A xx
Wednesday, 15 September 2010
Tuesday, 14 September 2010
Monday, 13 September 2010
A few wedding snaps to follow...
Saturday, 11 September 2010
So, I return as an old married lady... well married at least!
so so so much to post over the next few weeks... I spent $$$'s in Sephora, mostly on Make Up For Ever products, so lots of reviews to come. Some wedding pics and honeymoon pics will no doubt sneak their way up too, I'm sure!
Hope you enjoyed Lisa's guest posts?!
See you soon!
Tuesday, 7 September 2010
I told you she'd be back....!
Eve Pearl Concealer
Ok, I’m guessing many of you may not have head of this brand but Eve Pearl is actually an awesome Emmy awarding makeup artist based in New York, New York. She also has a YouTube channel you may wish to check out, in which she demonstrates some of these award winning techniques.
The ‘Salmon Concealer and Treatment’ (yes, salmon!) is her most prolific product (also a favourite of the luuverly Goss Make-up Artist – http://gossmakeupartist.blogspot.com) which is known for covering under eye darkness and other skin discolorations. So to cut a very long story short during late stages of pregnancy I got horrendous pigmentation around the eyes known as Melasma, which has not faded one year on and gets worse through sun exposure. I’ve searched far and wide for a truly fabulous concealer to mask these marks to no avail – until now! Seriously fabulous stuff. Mine is in light/medium and I apply with my finger in a soft patting motion on top of my Chanel Pro Lumiere foundation (in Clair no.20), and then set with a little MAC Prep & Prime Power.
It’s expensive – $35-but IT WORKS and is apparently full of a lovely CosmeNutrient® Complex, which does all kinds of good stuff for the skin (sorry for being so technical there....) It’s lovely light texture belies its ability to give full coverage, and the dual palette means you can mix the light and medium shades to get your perfect colour match. Eve also has a rather fab book I purchased called “Plastic Surgery Without the Surgery - The Miracle of Makeup Techniques” Awesome bedtime reading for the makeup obsessed like me!
Friday, 3 September 2010
Thought I would do a quick run through some of the stand-out products that I got to try at MUSE a couple of weeks ago...
*please note, these are all products that I tried only. I haven't bought them yet and therefore don't really know best places to buy or best prices. All I know is the products are fab!
MUFE HD Powder
This is a talc-free, uber finely milled finishing powder and it is WOW. It's so fine, it literally smokes when you take the lid off. Leaves skin with a satiny finish and not a horrible dry chalky finish that some loose powders leave you with. As I didn't get the opportunity to get to the store, I didn't buy this, but think I've found a fairly decent dupe-ish product... Illamasqua loose powder; although not talc-free, still has a gorgeous finish and I actually use the Pink Brightening powder - gorgeous!
MAC Patina E/S
Believe the hype. This e/s is gorgeous. enough said.
MAC White F&B
This stuff was a dream product during the course, because we were working on different people each day and it was so so easy to custom blend a foundation shade. You can literally mix this with any liquid or cream foundation to lighten it, without it losing it's pigment. Fab Fab Fab and I will be ordering some of this, through mail order as it is a pro product.
Louise Young Foundation Brush
(3rd one, at the bottom of the page) This little baby has been showcased by Pixiwoo on YT a lot and it's difficult to see why it's anything more special than a traditional flat foundation brush. But, using it, you discover that it is super firm, but as soft as a feather. It doesn't make foundation streak as the bristles are so densely packed. Again, I will be purchasing this as soon as.
Hakuhodo Flat Top Kabuki
Love love love this brush! was amazing for buffing over the skin to create an unbelieveably flawless finish with foundation. Particularly worked well with HD Foundation and Pro Lumiere. Like the LY foundation brush, amazingly soft but super dense. This can be bought online (about $54 dollars I think), but I think I will wait til next years IMATS and keep my fingers crossed that Hakuhodo will be there!!
Hope that's useful!