Current Makeup

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I thought it might be helpful if I shared some amazing makeup I’ve been using lately with you.  It’s almost impossible to get a lot of variety for darker skin tones in drugstores, I really like Maybelline’s dream Matte Mousse in Cocoa though but It’s not for everyone and thats the darkest they go, I love to use it as a concealer rather than a foundation, I think it’s brightens up my under eyes nicely.
There’s a lot more variety with high end makeup and I would really recommend Chanel and YSL foundations, I personally like to go for medium to light coverage and I prefer a dewy glow rather than a matte finish but I think these brands have almost everything. Some of my friends have also said really good things about the YSL one so I’m not alone, I really love the finish that it has. I know lots of people think that they are really pricey, and prefer to stick with MAC, but they are around the same price as MAC, the YSL foundation was £29 and the Chanel was £30, but I would recommend them because a little really goes a long way with them. If you’re not too sure you can always ask for samples, I done that before buying them, and I’m really glad I did, I tried other brands out too, but I thought these were the nicest.
I also really like MAC’s pro longwear concealer, I think it really brightens up under the eyes. I’ve also been loving the real-techniques foundation brush, I bought it from Boots, and it’s really making me tempted to get more from the real-techniques range. 🙂 xoJust to let you know though, my friend went to get the Chanel foundation and she is only a tiny bit darker than me and they said that they didn’t have her shade, so she got the YSL foundation and it looks amazing on her, she has a really beautiful and natural glow after wearing it. Also, a few people have said the mac pro longwear concealer leaves them with creases under the eye, but mac do a really good under eye cream that makes the concealer appear much nicer. 🙂 x

Current Skin Care

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I’ve wanted to try some new skin care products recently, I’ve heard lots of good things about Cetaphil, I’ve got quite sensitive skin so it was kind of a risk for me to purchase something new, but it’s always good to try things out. I wasn’t sure if it was working at first, and i had a bit of a break out in the early stages of using the cleanser. I stuck it out though and it worked out really well, i use it in the morning and evening and it’s really good for removing makeup, I would say you should make sure you take your eye makeup off separately first though. Since I had a really good experience with the cleanser, I decided to get the moisturiser as well and so far i love that too! I love products that you can use in the morning and night, i was looking for something like this for the longest time so i’m really glad i found these, and so far I’m liking them a lot. I will definitely let you know how I feel about them when I finish using them both, but so far so good 🙂 xo

Makeup Looks

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I decided to play around with day time and night time makeup looks on my beautiful friend Courtney.
For the evening look I went for more dramatic makeup. I used my Sleek mineral based eye shadow palette ‘The original 594’ and used the greens,blues and some gold. I also used my collection 2000 eye liner pen and winged the eye liner out to give her eyes some more pop. I used the false lash flutter mascara by L’oreal paris. I blended two of her foundations for this look to get the right tone for her skin, I went with Studio fix NW43 and Match Master #7

For the day time look I used my Sleek mineral based eye shadow palette ‘The original 594’I used the gold and copper colours and blended them for the look. We used her 2True plumptuous lipgloss in colour #1. I decided not to use any foundation for the look, because it’s a subtle day time look and because It’s been really hot lately. Keeping the make up minimal and giving her a touch of bronzer on the cheeks to give her a shimmery glow made her look so natural and sun kissed.I used the same eye liner and mascara for this look but i used a much more subtle hand and didn’t put as much on =) x

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