Thursday, 17 November 2011

Guerlain Terracotta Bronzing Powder

Hello Ladies! Hope you're all well. Been dying to get this post up for a few days now but my uni assignments have been calling. I feel like i'm on top of my work now so have time to pop a post up.

I had been dying to get my hands on a Guerlain bronzer for such a long time, so when I was wandering around the counter in John Lewis and the lady told me that they currently had 25% off the Terracotta range I thought it would have been rude not to. I never could justify paying over £33.50 on a bronzer so this only came to £25 with the money off. All the bronzers from this range look absolutely gorgeous so I decided upon this one which you can currently pick up from Debenhams with 10% off. I choose the colour 01 Blonde after recently becoming a blondie again.

top:lightly swatched, bottom:heavily swatched

As you can see, the colour is gorgeous. The pink shades in the bronzer really compliments my skin colour and the slight shimmer gives my skin a healthy glow. It only has to be applied lightly to give a great sweep of colour. All in all, I love it! Definitely a great new staple on my makeup bag!
I promise I'll get a FOTD up as soon as I can while i'm wearing this.

Have any of you girls tried the Terracotta range?


Monday, 8 August 2011

I♥Orange! MAC Ravishing and Jemma Kidd Cream Blush

Hello again ladies. I've been starting to notice a little trend in my makeup lately, apparently i'm subconciously loving a bit of orange at the moment! I didn't notice tuntil I was going through my makeup box to get my July favourites ready!

(Top-Bottom: MAC Ravishing, JK Pose, JK Pose blent in)
The MAC lipstick in Ravishing is a nice little staple of summer for any makeup bag! If you like a bit of a bright shade then this is great, it's not too over powering so it doesn't leave you looking like a clown. It's a nice mid orange and the cremesheen formula is lovely and applies really nicely. This was my first experience with a bright coloured lipstick and I found it drew attention to my gums (wierd right?). So, all I do is put some vaseline on my lips and then I apply the lippie to just the middle and then blend out with my lip brush, this makes it look more like a sheer lipstick which is so much better for me!

The Jemma Kidd Cream Blush has been my favourite product this month! I absolutely love it and have only been using this blush since I received it. I got this in the shade Pose, it looks really orange in the swatch but when blended in it looks so gorgeous, a light peachy-orange colour. I love peach blushes and this is amazing, the formula isn't thick at all so it gives a really light finish and it's so easy to blend! I haven't tried this on the lips but I can imagine it looking amazing. You can pick this up for just £9 from ASOS  small price for a great product :)

Are there any colours which you're loving at the moment?


Friday, 22 July 2011

YSL Perfect Touch Radiant Brush Foundation

Hello Dolls. So, after my MAC Select Foundation not being right for my skin type I chucked it on eBay and bought a new one with the money I made from it. This time I decided to do a bit of background research to find myself the perfect foundation. I wanted it dewy, lightweight but still with a decent coverage. And after a bit of a search on the Debenhams website, I found it! YSL Perfect Touch Foundation!

I love YSL packaging, it always look so shiny and expensive. But onto the foundation... a quick google search showed me that not only does Olivia Palermo use this but also KATE MOSS. So a 40ml bottle retails at £32, a little pricey but definitely worth it.

This to me is the only downfall, the brush. It feels amazingly soft but it just doesn't blend foundation into the skin. I just squeeze the foundation onto my hand and apply with my normal foundation brush rather than the one provided.

(top: blended in, bottom: straight from the tube)

I can't get over how much I like this foundation, it just has everything I was looking. I purchased this in Opal(3). I always find no matter how light in colour my foundation is it always makes me look a little on the orange side, so the fact this doesn't is a big deal to me! It feels so light on the skin and it provides about a medium coverage but buildable which is always handy. It smells a bit like melons, which is strange but quite nice.
This is definitely a new favourite of mine and I feel really impressed by my first YSL foundation!

Are there any foundations which you girls are loving at the moment?