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Sweat Proofing Your Summer Make-Up With Dior Beauty

Posted on July 24, 2016


Hi Guys!

I don’t know about you but I’ve been literally melting this past week. Beauty lovers will be well aware of the daily struggle to prevent makeup sliding down your face, smudging around, going patchy, and just generally not staying put in the recent heatwave.

So today, I have some fantastic tips to share with you from Jamie Coombes, National Make-up Artist for Dior. Read on for his 10 pro-secrets to ‘sweat proofing’ your summer make-up, and how to prevent make-up from melting in hot weather…

1. Go light: Heavy, oil-based cosmetics do not wear well in hot weather. Light, sheer and waterproof make-up will hold much better.

2. Prepare ahead: Make-up moves around when it’s hot, so the best way to avoid that is to wear less of it. Use a tinted moisturiser and a concealer where you need it such as Dior Fix It Concealer (£23.50). This can be used as a skin perfector in your make-up routine or for touch-ups, concealing facial blemishes, helping to erase under eye circles and dark areas.


3. Invest in a primer to hold your make-up in place. Primers are made for humid weather because they extend the life of the foundation you apply over the top, keeping it looking fresh all day long. Diorskin Forever and Ever Wear (£29.00) primer is a fluid, non-oily texture and perfect for hot weather. Its intelligent ingredients specifically target the skin’s needs: in dehydrated areas, they trap water in the epidermis to maintain hydration; in oily areas, they capture sebum to eliminate shine.


4. Stick to stains: these are great for longevity in hot weather as they will avoid make-up sliding when the sun comes out. Use a gel lip or blush stain. Dior Backstage Cheek and Lip Glow (£27.00) is great as this enhances the wearers natural glow for an all-day glow of colour.

5. Avoid the shine: Use a powder such as Diorskin Forever and Ever Control Loose Powder (£34.00) to hold make-up in place and matify oil prone areas throughout the day.

6. Avoid melting eyeliner: Opt for a waterproof gel-like formula such as Diorshow Pro-Liner (£20.00). Once it is set after application, the resilient formula stays true with no movement.

7. Shimmer for the right reasons: When it comes to a cream blush, approach with caution. You should look for ones that have a dry finish on the skin. Avoid ones with shimmer because this will make you look oilier in the heat. Powder blushes can also look dull and streaky in hot weather. For longwearing climate resistant blushers try Diorskin Rosy Glow (£31.50) or Dior Cheek & Lip Glow (£27.00).


8. Let the skin breathe with a bronzer: Wear a bronzer in the months when the weather is warmest. A bronzer is a good choice for hot-weather make-up, because you will not have to wear as much other types of make-up to add colour to your face. Diorskin Nude Air Tan (£35.00) bronzing powders warm the original skin tone and let the skin breathe for the continual radiant beauty of a sun-kissed healthy glow.


9. Get a grip: Dior’s new Dreamskin Perfect Skin Cushion SPF 50 (Available 17th August at £62.00) has a lightweight serum texture which easily absorbs into the skin without leaving residue. It reduces complexion imperfections, so you don’t have to use a lot of foundation. It also helps the pigments in foundation or tinted moisturiser grip to the skin.

Edouard Mauvais-Jarvis, Scientific Director, Parfums Christian Dior, says: “Dreamskin Cushion is an ideal over make-up touch up solution. By tapping the applicator on the face, it will absorb the excess sebum, bring freshness, even the complexion and revive radiance, all of this without worrying about the result because the colour blends with the complexion, leaving no marks. The plus is that it also gives a boost of sun protection with the SPF 50 and the broad spectrum UVA protection. It’s easier to apply than make-up with all the benefits of skincare.”

I’ve just started using this and so far I absolutely love it – I’ll have a full review coming up soon!

10. For the more oil prone complexions: Jamie recommends Diorskin Forever Foundation (£33.00). At the heart of the new Diorskin Forever fluid foundation formula, the Activ-MatTM complex combines two types of innovative powders: one with mattifying properties that absorb excess sebum and another which refracts light in shadow areas created by skin texture irregularities. Shine is erased, light is softly diffused. The complexion is matte, vibrant and non-cakey. With SPF35 and up to 16-hour wear it’s perfect for the warmer temperatures.

I hope you enjoyed my post – I’d love to hear if you have any tips and tricks for helping your makeup stay put during the heatwave? xxx

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Sponsored: 10 Top Tips For Using Dry Shampoo

Posted on September 19, 2015


Hi Guys!

In my opinion, dry shampoo is one of the best beauty inventions in recent years. Previously you only had two options for greasy hair: wash it, or put up with it until you get an opportunity to wash it. But now I love that you can get away with an extra day by just spraying some dry shampoo on! It’s also handy that dry shampoo is so universal, it’s not just for reviving greasy hair. You can use it to add volume, or add texture to hair to help hold your styles in place.

With this in mind I’ve put together a list of 10 top tips for using dry shampoo. I hope you find them useful!

1. Ok so the point of dry shampoo is because you don’t have time / can’t be bothered to wash your hair, and you want it to look decent enough so you can go out in public, right? So my first tip is to stop touching your hair! Grease, oils and sweat from your hands will transfer to your hair and just add to that lovely oil slick you’re trying to cover up.

2. If you’re organised enough and know you won’t have time in the morning to wash your hair, apply dry shampoo the night before. This gives the shampoo all night to soak up any grease, leaving you with a fresh looking barnet in the morning.

3. For easy, effective and most importantly fast dry shampoo application, part your hair into sections and spray it in at the roots, then just rub in with clean fingers and brush out. Simple!

4. On the other hand, if you have the time I’d also recommend not to rush! Once you’ve sprayed your dry shampoo on, wait up to five minutes if you can. This gives the shampoo time to absorb the oils in your hair. Brushing your hair through after also removes most of the shampoo, so don’t forget to give your hair a good once over with the brush to remove the oil soaked shampoo.

5. If you have a fringe, dry shampoo can keep it from sticking to your forehead and separating throughout the day. Spraying a small amount of dry shampoo on the under side of your fringe only will keep your hair from picking up and sticking to any oil on your forehead.

6. If you’re planning a fancy up-do, spray your bobby pins with dry shampoo before using them. This will give them some added grip to help prevent them slipping out of your hair. Your ‘do should then stay in place all evening 🙂

7. If you’re into backcombing, dry shampoo is definitely your saviour. Just spray some dry shampoo onto the section you’re working with before backcombing to add volume as well as hold.

8. Dry shampoo is also perfect for adding texture and preventing hair from falling flat. A spritz of dry shampoo can make hair easier to work with, especially if you’re trying to achieve a particular style.

9. On that note, to help with volume and texture, flip your head upside down before application. Spray your dry shampoo in at the roots and gently massage in. Apart from soaking up excess oils, this will add volume and texture to the root area, making your hair big, bouncy, and easier to style when you’re the right way up.

10. Did you know dry shampoo is also a great alternative to hairspray? If you’re looking for a light hold you can run your fingers through, without the stiffness of a hairspray, definitely give it a try.

Also, please do check out the below sponsored video with the lovely Victoria from The Frow to see her natural waves hair tutorial with Batiste’s range of products.

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

This post is sponsored by Batiste.

Guest Post – Beauty Tips & Tricks!

Posted on February 21, 2014

Hey guys!

It’s Caitlin here from over at Blogging Through The Mirror and today im guest posting for the lovely Michelle! I’m so honored she chose me to guest post for her, her blog is really beautiful and filled with everything a girl could ever want!

Today I’m going to share with you all my beauty tips and tricks that ive got up my sleeve to inspire you to try them out! Keep reading to find them out..ENJOY! 🙂

  1. Run out of your concealers? Don’t worry go to the kitchen grab yourself a potato, cut it in half and rub lightly on your puffy eyes. Strange i know but you’ll thank me for it later!
  2. If you wake up with a massive zit attached to your face (admit it it’s happened to you!) Apply toothpaste on it for 20 minutes and the spot will be almost invisible!
  3. NEVER, never ever pump your mascara. All you’re doing is forcing air into it and drying out your mascara!
  4. If you run out of nail polish remover and you’re stuck with horrible chipped nail polish don’t fear hairspray must be near! – c’mon your a girl you’re more than likely to have hairspray! Apply it to a cotton pad and wipe away your nail polish.
  5. Want whiter teeth? Mix baking soda and lemon juice into a paste and brush your teeth. Most disgusting thing in the world to taste but does wonders for your teeth. Do this once a week but no more or you can damage your teeth!
  6. Heat your eyelash curlers for a couple of seconds using your hair dryer to intensify your eye look and get bigger lashes. Test the heat on your hands first!
  7. Balance out your shimmer – if your doing a shimmery eye opt for a nude lip
  8. Did you know reds have different undertones to suit different skin tones? I DIDN’T! You can get blue tones for cool skin. There are warmer and cooler tone reds so make sure you test them before you buy them!
  9. Naturally oily hair? Avoid conditioning the roots it will retain oils from the conditioner. Pay more attention to the middle and the ends.
  10. No eyelid primer? I often use concealer it gets the job done if you have no primer on hand!
  11. I get my roots through really quickly but if I want to try to wait before coloring my hair, I hide the roots by going for a zig zag parting.

So there is my post all about my beauty tricks! I hope you have fun trying them out, let me know if they work!

Thanks so much Caitlin, I’ll be seeing if the hairspray one works tonight! xxx