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!

Embracing the Red

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So something exciting happened this week, I took the plunge and died my hair red.

The Colour

I wanted to keep my hair natural on the top, so I decided to get balayage, so that my hair still looked natural. The red colour I went for is 246 copper blonde red.   It is super vibrant, but I love it. As I didn’t colour my roots this hairstyle is going to be super easy to maintain.

The Cut

A trim on the ends and some shape through the front with some layers. Super boring but super easy to maintain.

I got my haircut in Peter Mark, it was such a lovely experience and they really do what you want! Highly recommend them.

 

Urban Decay Naked Basics 2

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I am a huge fan of the naked basics palette. I wear it almost everyday. I love how their matte and warm toned so they really suit my complexion. When I heard Naked Basics 2 was coming out, I had to check it out.

Naked Basics 2 is more cool toned than the first one. My favourite shades are cover and primal. I think they would create a nice smokey eye. I prefer undone to crave as it is a little more daytime appropriate and I find black can be quite harsh.

Its hard to say which one I love more. I love the shades in each palette and I think you would use them all the time.

The great thing about these palettes is that they are so small and easy to carry around, making them your travelling best friend.

I would get Naked Basics One if you prefer warm tones and Naked Basics Two if you prefer cooler pinker tones.

 

Which one do you prefer?

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