Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics

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At the Into the West Blogger Network (#ITWBN) event we were kindly gifted some Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics products to test out.

Ive heard a few Irish bloggers talk about youngblood but I had never really caught on to the bandwagon and tried them out. Now I have no idea why I didn’t try these. The two products I have trialled out above, are amazing and I don’t mean a little bit amazing. There awesome!

The foundation does look a little too dark for me but once I put it on, it blended into my skin perfectly. The shade I have is sun kissed, which would be perfect if your a NW20/25.  Youngblood’s Liquid Mineral Foundation is paraben and cruelty free! It leaves a silky and dewy finish.

This cream blush is the bomb dot com! I personally wouldn’t use it as a blusher because I never wear blusher and this is a bit too shimmery for me. But I have been using Champagne Life as a highlighter. It is a beautiful frosted pink. Its so beautiful on the cheekbones.

I can’t wait to try out more youngblood cosmetics. Do you have any favourite products that you love?

 

 

Top 3 Light Bases

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I am not one to wear full coverage foundation bases everyday, I prefer something light and natural looking, My skin but better.

Here are my top 3 light bases that I reach for on a daily basis.

No.1 Laura Mercier Oil Free Tinted Moisturiser in Natural Beige. 

This is 100% my 10/10 foundation base. A little goes a long way for this base. I need less than a pea sized amount to cover my entire face. The finish of this base is dewy and the coverage is excellent for a tinted moisturiser. I blend this in with a brush but it also looks lovely applied with a sponge or your fingers.

No.2 Diorskin Nude BB Creme in 002

I consider BB creams to be like tinted moisturiser honestly who knows the difference between them really. This base is slightly matter than Laura Mercier. This BB cream has good coverage and feels very light on the skin.

No.3 MAC Cosmetics BB Cream in Medium Plus

This base is alot thicker in consistency than the others but it still feel light on the skin. It offers good coverage and has a dewy finish.

There’s my top three light bases. What are yours?

NARS Sheer Glow

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I finally got my hands on the NARS Sheer Glow foundation. This foundation is hard to find in Ireland but if you live in the UK you can find it in Space NK which is where I picked mine up.

Sheer glow is a “sheer” foundation! which you can build up which is something I always look for in a foundation.

Sheer glow applies seamlessly and give enough coverage to cover redness in the skin. I am the shade Sante Fe which is a tad too dark for me at the moment. There is a huge shade range so there is a shade to match your skin tone.

I prefer to use my fingers to apply this foundation and only use a brush on areas I want more coverage such as my cheeks.

Have you tried this foundation, what are your thoughts?

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The Make Up Edit | Allure Deep Impact Trend

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This was an editorial shot I saw in November’s Allure. The best beauty magazine in the world. I think this is a gorgeous photo and I love the simple but “deep impact” makeup look.

The skin is very dewy and flawless. This look can be achieved with a sheer dewy foundation such as NARS Sheer glow. the highlight is very strong in this look and as for bronzer it is done with a very light hand to just slightly contour the face.

For eyes they are very glossy you can achieve this look with a clear lipgloss. Strange I know but it is a catwalk secret.

Now onto lips my favourite part of this look. This is a gorgeous plum berry shade. Very similar to MAC Rebel. MAC would be the best place to find a lipstick like this as they have some many colours and tones. Its on my shopping list thats for sure.

Would you like to see a video of me doing this look?