Bare Minerals Touch Up Veil

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Bare Minerals Touch Up Veil is a soft focus mineral powder that blurs out any lines and gives a flawless finish.

What it does?

  • minimises pores and fine lines for a smooth look
  • Absorbs oil without drying out the skin
  • Prolongs wear of foundation

My thoughts;

This powder is for girls who don’t like wearing powder. Its doesn’t have that cake-y finish most powder have. It does prolong the wear of your foundation and it does keep your oils at bay!

I use Touch Up Veil as the last step in my foundation routine to give my make up a nice flawless look.

There are four shades to choose from; original, translucent, light and medium. I got the shade translucent as it will work whether I am pale or tanned.



You can find it on Bare Minerals  or on Brown Thomas


L’Oreal Colour Riche L’Ombre Pure Eye Shadows


While wandering through the aisle  of Boots I came across these beauties.  The colour range caught my eye first and their pigmentation made them a must have!  There a three ranges with various shades – Matte, Lumiere and Shimmer. As you can see I was instantly attracted to the Lumiere range. I picked up the colours –500 Gold Mine and  – 502 Quartz Fusion.

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Instead of being a loose pigment that’s usually pressed down with a stopper these eyeshadows are gel pigments that turn to a powder texture once they have set.  We owe this beauty genius to the amazing pigmentation! As well as their incredible pigmentation they are extremely butter eyeshadows that apply seamlessly and blend out really nicely or can be pressed into the lid for a more intense look.

you can apply these shadows with your fingers but I prefer to use a brush.



502 Quartz Fusion – This is a hard shade to pinpoint it’s a mix of grey, purple and bronze. It reminds me on MAC SAtin Taupe but half the price.


500 Gold Mine- A gorgeous warm orange toned gold.


The beautiful mono eyeshadows are available in Boots for £5.49

Review and Dupes of MAC Pressed Blot Powder



I bought this product as I was fed up with my shiny T-Zone that alway decides to join me at around 11am on the dot. I bought this in a MAC store but you can find this blot powder online here for $25/£15.  There are 5 shades ranging from Light to Deep Dark.

How does this work?

It contains Mica and Silica to absorb oil and reduce shine.

Does it really work?

Yes, I find that it does reduce my shiny forehead. I did use this all over to set my make-up  a few times but I have found I just prefer it on my T-Zone. A powder puff does come with it but I prefer to use a big fluffy ecotools brush.

How long will it last?

As I only use this on my T-zone a few times a day. I think this is going to last me a very long time.

Any Dupes?

Rimmel Stay Matte Powder

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Travel Make-Up

Here’s another travel post, this one is in relation to what I brought make up wise. 
Let’s start with make up brushes. I put them in my Real Techniques travel brush case it just fitted them all in. 

Lets start with the brushes
  • Eco Tools Powder Brush
  • Real Techniques Buffing Brush
  • Real Techniques Contour Brush
  • Hello Kitty flat shadow brush
  • Hello Kitty eye shadow blender brush
  • Rimmel Eyebrown pencil
  • Essence Fluid Black Liner
Make Up 
  • Body Shop BB Cream in 2
  • Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser in Bisque
  • Clairns Ever Matte Foundation in 110 Honey
  • L’Oreal Telescopic Mascara
  • Natural Collection Pressed Powder in Warm
  • L’Oreal Eye shadow 
  • Mac Studio Fix Concealer in B25
  • Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer in 03
  • Essence Lipstick in Nude
  • Natural Collection Lipstick in Rose
So make up wise I am not bringing that much I am going for the natural look like I always do but the eye shadow and black liner are for if we go out. I probably wont wear them every day. 
Hope you enjoy these posts, I’m incredible noisy and love knowing what people bring on holiday.

Laurenaalice x