Max Factor Creme Puff Blush

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When I saw these  Max Factor Creme Puff blushes, I knew I had to have them! They are hella gorgeous and they promise to contour, blush and highlight. You can count me in. Like everything these day’s all products have to be multi-tasking so let’s see if it stand up to the test.

I NEVER wear blush so this is new to me. The reason why I don’t wear blush is because I am very conscious of the redness in my skin and tend to spend ages conceal in it, so I have never dipped into blush really as I always find it emphasises the redness and let’s be honest, who wants that?

These in my opinions are the drugstore version of the Hourglass blushes. Have you seen them? They are equally as gorgeous! But reading many reviews online I think these Max Factor blushes may give Hourglass a run for their money.

There are 6 shades in the range. From a peachy pink  to brown pink  to berry for deeper skinniness. There is a blush for everyone in this range. I chose 10 Nude Mauve. As you can see this is a brown-y pink shade which I thought wouldn’t bring out my redness. It doesn’t!

These blushes are very silky in texture and blend so well into the skin. And the shade is perfect. It bronzes the skin whilst adding the tiniest amount of peachy pink tones to add a flush of cover and the highlight is really nice. No disco balls to be found here! I really love this blush and for someone who doesn’t wear blusher that is a statement.

What other shades do you recommend from this range? They are €11.49 in boots and well worth the money!

The Newest Additions to my MAC Palette |Blanc Type, Nylon and Sketch

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Many of you may know that I purchased a 15 pan eyeshadow palette from MAC so here are three eyeshadows I picked up on my latest trip! I only have four spaces left in my palette! Any recommendations would be hugely appreciated.

Shades:

Blanc Type (matte white)

Nylon (Shimmery cream)

Sketch (deep purple)

Where I use them?

I use Blanc Type as a highlight on my brow bone as I prefer a matte highlight there.

Nylon is the perfect inner corner highlight!

Sketch is the perfect colour to deepen a smoky eye, to give  some more definition in the crease.

L’Oreal Lumi Magique Concealer |Review and Dupe

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L’Oreal is seriously wowing me at the moment with all the dupes its pulling off.

What I like about it?

The brush is attached which makes it really easy to apply although personally I still love to blend it with my fingers.

Its multi-purpose meaning you can conceal those under eye dark circles and highlight your cheekbones and cupid’s bow all with this one product.

The coverage isn’t too heavy which means its perfect for everyday use and it doesn’t crease throughout the day as long as you really blend it in.

I picked up the shade Light which is lighter than my natural skin tone so it does highlight and brighten my under eye bags.

Any Dupes?

YSL Le Teint Touche Eclait

Where can I buy it?

UK: Online Here for £8.49

Ireland Online Here for €12.99

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MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft and Gentle

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I was never really one for highlighters, I just never felt like I could see them on my skin. So i thought they were a waste of money.
I have tried Benefits Sun Beam and although it did give a slight sheen, I hated the consistency when I was applying it. I felt that it removed half of my foundation that I then had to fix.
So one day when I was in MAC, I tired the MSF in Soft and Gentle. The girls are always so lovely in MAC and will always help you out and teach you how to use it. This is one thing I love about MAC.

At first when she brought out this highlighter, I thought it was going to enhance my redness but to my surprise it left a lovely golden highlight as you can see in the swatch. As this highlight’s shimmer is smooth, you aren’t left with chunky bits of glitter on your face.

I would recommend this highlight to anyone who is a highlighting noob like I am. It really is gorgeous and I don’t leave the house without it.

The Art of Contouring

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I am obsessed with contouring mainly due to the kardashians. Honestly this is the easiest thing you will ever master and you will feel great after it.

The products you need are;

a bronzer/concealer two shades darker than your skin tone.

a concealer two shades lighter than your skintone.

To achieve perfectly chiseled cheek bones, place the darker contour shade under your cheekbone from your ear to the middle of your cheek.  Highlight above your cheekbones to pop them out. I do these steps  everyday but if you are going out or want to be more adventurous  follow the picture above to really contour your face. Try and see if you can notice the difference.

Let me know what you think on twitter, instagram or facebook.




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?