My Makeup Setting Spray Beauty Tip!

I discovered a little beauty hack recently that really works – and naturally wanted to share it with you all!

I love using my Urban Decay Makeup Setting Spray, and really notice the difference on days I forget to use it.  You can catch up on my review of the spray in detail here – Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray – Review

I recently suffered from sore eyes and was faced with a real beauty dilemma! I wanted to fix my makeup with my setting spray but didn’t want to spray any into my eyes as this would only aggravate my eye complaint.

So, what is a beauty addict meant to do in a situation like this?!  ……. Improvise!

I use my MAC 187 brush (but any soft kabuki style brush would do) and lightly mist my makeup setting spray over the bristles.  I then gently pat the brush  over my face.  This gives exactly the same finish as misting it in the usual way, but I am able to control where the setting spray falls.

Another benefit of applying in this way is that I suffer from a very oily nose, so I am able to make sure my nose has more spray than drier areas such as my cheeks.

Have you ever tried applying your makeup setting spray in this way? If not, give it a go and let me know your thoughts!

Talk to you all soon x

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Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette Tutorial To Make Blue/Green Eyes Pop!

Its been a while since I played around with my Urban Decay Naked Palette. This particular look is created using the Naked Palette 2. I have been using my Charlotte Tilbury The Sophisticate Palette for many months now, and while there is no doubt I absolutely love it, I felt like a change.  I have created this look using a natural colour to wash over my eyelids, creating depth with a darker brown and adding interest with a silvery grey hue.  I am really pleased with the finished look, and wanted to share with you all how I created it.  My eye colour is blue, and they turn green when light hits them.  I find the silver and grey really compliment the colour and bring out the green.  If you have the Urban Decay Naked Palette and want to mix things up a little (we all have our favourite go-to shade combinations!) then keep reading to find out how I created this look.

As this tutorial is all about the eyes, I have not photographed every step, but for those who are interested, here is what I used on the rest of my face.

First up, I cleanse tone and moisturise.  I am really enjoying my current skin regimen, but after editing this post have realised my under eyes could do with some moisture! To the naked eye they look fine, but under the harsh reality of my digital camera they look rather dry! Any suggestions for a good eye cream would be gratefully appreciated!

I then apply a makeup primer all over my face. My current favourite is the Chanel Le Blanc multi-use base.  This creates a lovely canvas to work on and really brings out the best in my foundation. I apply a small amount of my NARS eyelid primer to ensure my eyeshadow stays put during the day.

I then apply my Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation.  I take this over my eyelids too so that I start to build an even base and texture for my eyeshadow to sit on. Next up I apply my Charlotte Tilbury Miracle Eye Wand.  This little beauty was created by Charlotte as she thinks the whole world is tired! Step 1 is an eye cream that makes the under eye area appear firmer, and Step 2 is a light reflecting concealer that eradicates my lack of sleep! As you can see from the pictures, I apply this liberally to my under eye area in a triangle shape and use my Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation brush to gently buff in the concealer.  Once I am happy with this I apply a light dusting of my Charlotte Tilbury Air Brush Finish Light Reflecting Powder. This sets my under eye concealer beautifully without making it look heavy.

Now for the eyes! My favourite part!

For this look I used my Naked Palette 2.  A lovely palette with taupe and greige natural colours.  I am working with three colours for this look – Foxy,Verve and Tease.

First of all I apply Foxy (a cream bisque matte shade) to my entire eyelid using my Bobbi Brown Eye Sweep brush. This neutralises any redness my eyelids naturally have.  I then apply Verve (an oyster coloured shade with shimmer finish) to my outer crease and blend into the middle part of my eyelid.  To do this I use my Bobbi Brown Eye Shadow brush. This is slightly smaller than my Eye Sweep brush and I am therefore able to demonstrate greater control.  This greige  colour works wonderfully with my eye colour and really makes them pop.   When I am happy with the finish I apply my final shade Tease (a creamy pale brown matte shade) to the crease of my eye.  This shade creates definition. To do this I use my Artis Circle 1R brush. This makes applying eyeshadow to my creases an absolute dream and ensures the colour stays exactly where I apply it and doesn’t work into the inner eyelid.

The next step is applying eyeliner and mascara.  I have chosen to use my new Rosie for Autograph at Marks & Spencer gel eyeliner in I’m A Fox Star. A lovely brown shade that compliments the eyeshadows perfectly.  You could then use the darker matte eyeshadow in Tease to soften the look of the line. Finally, I apply lashings of my favourite Charlotte Tilbury 5 Star Mascara to open up my eyes.  This finishes the look perfectly.

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I hope you enjoyed reading this tutorial, I really enjoyed putting it together!  Do you like this look I have created with the Urban Decay Naked Palette 2? I would love to hear your thoughts!

Talk to you all soon x

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The Perfect Pink Kiss By Charlotte Tilbury | Makeup Tutorial

The Perfect Pink Kiss makeup set by Charlotte Tilbury most definitely lives up to the name.  This set contains everything you need for a naturally pretty three dimensional lip. These products make the perfect lip created by Charlotte for many models and celebrities within reaching distance!

This set contains a Lip Cheat Liner in Pink Venus, K.I.S.S.I.N.G lipstick in Coachella Coral and Lip Lustre in Portobello Girl.  These three products literally transform your lips, and I share with you below how the products work together.

 

First of all I apply my EOS lip balm.  I do this before applying any lipstick or lip product as it helps to create a smooth lip.  I then use my Pink Venus lip cheat and start by applying to my cupids bow.  I was never a fan of using a lip liner until I fell in love with Charlotte Tilbury.  She made me realise that this really is the key behind a flawless finish.  Not only does it help prolong my lipstick but it also helps even out my lips.  Everyone is born with uneven lips and the lip cheat helps to even out any imperfections.  When I am happy with the finish, I apply my K.I.S.S.I.N.G lipstick in Coachella Coral.  This is a beautiful bright coral shade that quite literally lights up my face.  Coral is not usually a colour I can carry off, but this particular shade is very flattering.  To finish off this look, I apply my Lip Lustre in Portobello Girl.  This is a lovely pink gloss that I have shared with you all recently. Layered over Coachella Coral really brings out the pink undertones of the lipstick and transforms the look into a pretty delicate pink.  For this particular look I applied the gloss all over the lips, but you could also just dab a little into the centre to enhance what you have and create the illusion of fuller lips.

This set is priced at £49.00 and is available exclusively from Charlotte Tilbury online.  The items are also available separately. The finish is appropriate for any occasion and looks just as pretty worn every day as it does for a special occasion. I absolutely love every item I have used here, and each one works well when used with other makeup I have.

Do you like the finish these products give? Have you tired these Charlotte Tilbury products? I would love to hear from you!

Talk to you all soon x

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How I Achieve Super Glossy Hair – Oribe Supershine Moisturising Cream | Review

For some time now I have been on a mission to achieve the glossy shiny hair I have always wanted. My hair has a very coarse texture, and I really have to work hard to get the smooth shiny hair I want.

I have long been a fan of the Oribe hair collection, particularly favouring the Oribe Beautiful Colour shampoo and conditioner for the way it makes my hair soft and noticeably shiny.

Recently I noticed that my hair was looking a little frizzy and went on the search for a product that could help.  I stumbled upon the Oribe Supershine Moisturising Cream.  This is a leave in conditioner that cures even the driest of hair while calming frizz.  It softens the hair and gives the most amazing shine. It is paraben free whilst offering UV protection and is colour safe.

I use this product on damp hair.  I work some of the product between my fingers and then run my hands through mid-lengths to ends. The cream is not sticky and is easy to work with. It also has the iconic Oribe scent that is just heavenly.  After straightening my hair, I like to apply a small amount to the ends. This makes my haircut look very blunt and rejuvenates my hairstyle – even if it is in need of a cut.

Another use for this cream is on second day hair. It really calms any flyaway ends and re-defines the style – as you can see from the picture below.

 

Left: Natural Hair –  Right: Hair after Oribe Supershine Moisturising Cream has been applied.

I am really pleased I decided to purchase this product.  I have used it every day since and it has literally transformed my hair.

You can purchase the Oribe Supershine Moisturising Cream for £47.00 from Oribe stockists nationwide. For this price you get 150ml of product. It is also available in a smaller size for £19.00.

Have you tried this product? Are you using a product that has transformed your hair? I would love to hear from you!

Talk to you all soon x

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