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Introducing The Unique Boutique Edit At Feel Unique

Posted on October 25, 2017

Hi Guys!

I was recently kindly given a voucher to spend at Feel Unique, specifically on their new Unique Boutique section. This is basically a mini boutique on the site where the beauty experts at Feel Unique have arranged a curated selection of products, with different themes each month…

Feel Unique promise you’ll find the very best in beauty in one place – the Unique Boutique, offering product innovation from some of the world’s most revered fashion houses, plus backstage beauty trends and expert panel-approved products, the Unique Boutique edit explores the powerful connection between beauty and fashion.

Now, the products I have are actually from last month’s selection – I’ll go over them individually below. But for this month, the Unique Boutique is all about cozy autumn evenings in, and taking time to pamper yourself. Here’s what you can currently find on the site –

  • Luxury Skincare Heroes – Colder weather brings changes to your skin, it’s time to give yourself some TLC.
  • Innovative Skincare – An edit of products featuring cutting edge skincare technology.
  • Amazing Masks – The biggest craze in skincare, from sheets and foams to lip plumpers and fatigue fighters, masks are having a serious moment right now.
  • Bath & Body – Nourish sun starved skin with body elixirs, souffles and butters – almost good enough to eat.
  • Ruth Crilly – Model and beauty insider Ruth Crilly shares her favourite beauty buys in her exclusive video. 
  • Fragrance Update – As the days get darker, match your scent to your mood. It’s time to add smoky woods and sultry spices to your fragrance wardrobe.

So, here are the products that caught my eye last month – firstly I couldn’t resist snapping up the Maison Margiela Replica Lipstick On Fragrance. I’ve been dying to try something from Maison Margiela for ages but up until now I’d never had the chance. Lipstick On is of course a fragrance named after makeup – inspired by the intimate atmosphere of a boudoir, a woman applying the finishing touches to her makeup: a delicate cloud of powder, a touch of rouge. This is a scent designed to reflect our personal memories.

The fragrance opens with floral top notes of bergamot, heliotrope and neroli, leading to a soft heart of powdery iris with sensual galbanum and orange blossom. The base is warm and heavy, combining tonka bean, bourbon vanilla and patchouli, revealing a feminine, unforgettable scent of the dressing table.

I also have the gorgeous Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer Shimmer Sculpt Powder – I must admit I’ve actually had one of these in the past but managed to lose it, so I’m really glad to have the opportunity to pick one up again. The Dior Nude Air Luminiser is a beautifully packaged highlighter that gives skin a lovely glow – it’s not glittery or shimmery at all, this just gives skin a gorgeous natural looking highlight, and this shade is also perfect for my pale skin tone.

I also went for the Charlotte Tilbury Eyeshadow Palette in The Dolce Vita – I love Charlotte Tilbury products, but her eyeshadow palettes are especially gorgeous. The Dolce Vita Palette contains four beautiful autumnal shades housed in a gold compact. If you’re looking to try Charlotte Tilbury eyeshadows, I’d highly recommend picking this palette up.

And lastly the Glamglow Plumprageous Gloss Lip Plumper Treatment in A List. This is a product that I havent come across before, probably because it’s exclusive to Feel Unique, so it won’t be found anywhere else. The Plumprageous Gloss Lip Plumper is a gloss lip plumper treatment to create the look of visibly fuller lips. On application is gives the classic tingling sensation you get with lip plumping products, with a nude, glossy finish. It definitely makes my lips look and feel fuller, as well as supple and conditioned.

I also received two free samples with my order, which you can choose at checkout, as well as an amazing Feel Unique Exclusive Beauty Bag worth £100, which was an additional freebie at the time I made my purchase. I love that Feel Unique offer these perks! You can also qualify for extra free samples if you spend over £100, and you can currently get 15% off your order (covering makeup, nails and hair) with code SPELL.

If you get a moment I definitely recommend you check out the Unique Boutique, they have some amazing skincare products on there at the moment!

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

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Beauty: New Dior Products at Feelunique

Posted on August 22, 2017

Hi Guys!

I have the pleasure today of trying out, and sharing with you a few exciting new products from Dior Beauty at Feelunique. I have a gorgeous eyeshadow palette, a new lip tint, and a cushion foundation, as well as a couple of new fragrances – lets get stuck in!

Starting with the Dior Addict Lip Tattoo (£25.00) – described as the first long wear lip tint by Dior, the Lip Tattoo promises 10-hour hold with a comfortable, weightless formula, as well as a no transfer finish.

Though it looks like a normal lipstick, the Lip Tattoo is far from what you’d expect from a traditional liquid lipstick – the Lip Tattoo has a light liquid texture that feels barely there on the lips, and it applies with a sheer finish that gives lips a light flush of colour while boosting their natural tone. I have shade Natural Rosewood 491 which is a pretty muted rose shade that’s subtle in terms of colour and slightly deepens the shade of my natural lips – it’s the perfect lip stain for the coming Autumn.

I also have one of the many 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palettes (£45.00) – this gorgeous palette is in option 767 Inflame, and it contains five beautiful eyeshadows in both matte and satin finishes. I’m beyond impressed with both the pigmentation and the texture of these eyeshadows – they’re buttery soft and really do blend like a dream. I particularly love the middle shade which is a pretty matte coral pink, and the bottom left shade which is a deeper rose toned pink with a lovely shimmer finish.

And lastly for makeup, the Diorskin Forever Cushion Foundation (£35.00) – promising a perfect complexion for up to 16hrs, the Diorskin Forever Cushion Foundation contains fine mattifying powders to instantly create the perfect luminous matte finish, as well as a combination of two Wear-Lock polymers which adorn the skin in a stretchy veil to set the texture and pigments.

I have the lightest shade available, 011 Cream. Initially I thought this may be slightly on the yellow side, but on application it actually suited my neutral skin tone well. It was also lighter coverage that what I was expecting, which is fine but personally I like a little more coverage than what this foundation offers. The finish however, was really nice. It was definitely matte, yet velvety rather than an intense matte, and it also gave my complexion a slight luminosity which I loved. This is definitely worth a try if you’re looking for a base with a light, natural matte finish.

On to fragrance now, I have the beautiful Miss Dior Absolutely Blooming EDP (from £49.50 for 30ml) – Miss Dior Absolutely Blooming is the new olfactory variation of Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet, and it’s a wonderfully joyful floral scent that’s easy to wear every day –

The fragrance opens with tangy and striking top notes of Red Berry Accord, with Raspberry, Pomegranate and Blackcurrant Accord heightened by the spicy teasing tingle of Pink Peppercorn. At the heart the magnificent Grasse Rose Absolute unfurls in perfect harmony with the beautifully spirited Rosa Damascena, while the exquisite May Rose embraces a radiant Peony Accord. The base of White Musk notes envelops the entire composition to leave you with a fresh and rounded finish.

  • Top Notes: Raspberry, Pomegranate, Blackcurrant and Pink Peppercorn.
  • Heart Notes: Grasse Rose Absolute, Rosa Damascena, May Rose and Peony Accord.
  • Base Notes: White Musks.

And lastly J’Adore In Joy EDT (from £59.00 for 50ml) – whenever I see a J’Adore fragrance bottle, I always imagine Charlize Theron strutting towards the camera whilst ripping off her jewellery fin the iconic TV advert… anyway, J’Adore In Joy is the latest fragrance in the J’Adore family.

For this scent, Dior perfumers have created an original note – Fleur de Sel that seems to sit on the tip of your tongue. Described as both joyful and fresh, this note is instantly charming and equally compelling. At the heart shines tropical and solar Ylang-Ylang and Jasmine Sambac, leading to a base of a fruity, juicy Peach note, giving the fragrance velvety softness that renders the composition even more delicious.

  • Top Notes: Fleur de sel.
  • Heart Notes: Ylang Ylang and Jasmine Sambac.
  • Base Notes: Peach.

All the above products and more are available now at Feelunique.

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

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Christmas: Stunning Luxury Beauty & Fragrance Gifts

Posted on December 20, 2016

Hi Guys!

I’ve just finished the final instalment of my Christmas beauty gift guides – and I think I’ve definitely saved the best till last! This guide is all about luxury fragrance, makeup and skincare, where no price is too high. I hope you enjoy!

Starting with the Benefit Blushin’ Babe Set – this limited edition palette contains five of Benefit’s famous cheek & face powders, as well as signature tips and tricks leaflet to show you how to wear them, and also a They’re Real Mascara, Eyeliner and Watt’s up highlighter. Everything in this set is in mini form, making an affordable way to try before committing to purchasing full sized products.

For fragrance, Annick Goutal Les Absolus Rose Oud EDP is a stunning luxury scent, described as a new interpretation of some the finest raw materials in perfumery – Agarwood and Turkish rose, Les Absolus Rose Oud is both a unique and sensual fragrance. The perfume combines coriander and cardamom for a spicy freshness, leading to a sensual heart of Turkish rose. Oud and incense leave a woody, mysterious and enveloping trail, rounding out this captivating scent.

Another beautiful luxury scent is Elie Saab Nuit Noor – a perfume of contrasts. Beirut, the muse behind this new fragrance, is an icon of modernity in the Middle East and a city revered for its captivating contrasts. One of these is its light – noor in Arabic – that reflects off the sea and city, to set the velvety night sky aglow. Light shines through in a honeyed bouquet of soft Rose made still more radiant by the essence of Ylang-ylang. And, to conjure the night, an accord of spicy, woody notes run throughout the composition in Black Pepper and Incense, across a majestic backdrop of Indonesian Patchouli. This scent is simply stunning!

And Serge Lutens Baptême du feu EDP – translating to Baptism of Fire, this woody scent is a wonderful unisex accord, interestingly inspired by combat. Sitting somewhere between good and evil, this is a fiery scent with addictive notes of gingerbread, powdery notes, tangerine, castoreum and osmanthus. A must try for fans of Serge Lutens.

And I had to include the stunning, Penhaligon’s Oud de Nil EDP – part of Penhaligon’s Trade Routes Collection, Oud de Nil is most definitely a tribute to Ancient Egypt in all its fragrant glory. It takes you on an olfactory cruise down the Nile, with crisp notes of grapefruit and bergamot combined with rich jasmine, oud and papyrus. Not as heavy as you’d expect, this delicate fragrance is perfect for both day and night.

Back to makeup now, with the YSL Extremely Set – this stunning palette arrives housed in a glossy red case which can be re-used after the products are gone. Inside is a beautiful make-up palette offering enough products to give a full eyes, lips and cheeks makeover – there are four eyeshadows, a highlighter, two blushers, three lip shades, a lip gloss, a mini mascara and mini brushes included.

The NARS ASOS Exclusive Orgasm Blush & Illuminator Set really needs no introduction – with Orgasm being one of the most iconic blush shades ever made, this gorgeous set contains a full sized Orgasm Blush, as well as a mini Illuminator, in striking limited edition packaging.

On to skincare now with a couple more high end treats – the 111Skin Space Anti Age Emulsion is a powerful moisturiser that aims to combat signs of ageing and keep skin hydrated, leaving you with a radiant, revitalised complexion. Enriched with vitamins to repair skin, the luxurious moisturiser promotes collagen production and contains a high concentration of hyaluronic acid to retain moisture levels and plump skin for a youthful look.

And the 111Skin Space Anti Oxidant Booster utilises an advanced, anti-ageing formula that delivers an extra boost of vital antioxidants to revive your skin and protect from environmental aggressors. The concentrated blend combines vitamin C with flavonoid rich Grape seed extract to prevent premature ageing and create a defence barrier against daily pollution.

And what would luxury beauty gifting be without a high end lipstick? The YSL Rouge Pur Couture Matte Lipsticks would make fantastic Christmas gifts or stocking fillers. These beautifully packaged lipsticks promise to saturate lips with intense, stay-true colour, with medium to full coverage, and a radiant, satin finish for up to 6 hours wear.

The Nude By Nature Complexion Essentials Starter Kit is a fantastic set for those interested in trying out Nude by Nature products – which really are underrated. This set contains a selection of mini sized base products, giving you the perfect opportunity to get a feel for the brand. This beautifully presented set includes a Perfecting primer, Perfecting Concealer, Loose Powder Foundation, Loose Powder Bronzer, Translucent Loose Finishing Powder and an application brush – all housed in a leather look and rose gold case.

I just had to include the Too Faced Grande Hotel Cafe in this guide – this gorgeous set opens to reveal three Christmas coffee scented palettes – Peppermint Mocha, Gingerbread Coffee, and Eggnog Latte. Each palette contains six eyeshadows in both matte and shimmer finishes, one large face product pan (either a blush or bronzer) and the set also contains a deluxe size Better Than Sex Mascara and a step-by-step how-to Glamour Guide with three beauty looks to get you started.

And finally back to NARS again. This is the gorgeous NARS Blame It On Nars Cheek Palette – this is a stunning exclusive palette containing four cult-favorite shades: the gilded Satellite of Love Highlighter, two limited-edition provocative pinks—Day Dream and New Attitude—and the iconic burnished Casino Bronzing Powder, paired with a mini Kabuki Ita Brush and expressive keepsake palette for literally turning cheeks!

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

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Dior Skyline AW16 Collection: Nude Air Luminizer, Colour Correctors, Brow Chalk & More!

Posted on August 1, 2016

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Hi Guys!

Dior’s AW16 Skyline collection really is to die for – I posted a couple of days ago about the new Mono Eyeshadows, and I have a few more products from the collection to share with you today…

To the Parisian “SKYLINE” Peter Philips, Creative and Image Director for Dior Makeup, gazed when seeking enlightenment for the AW16 collection. Like an architect for the face, this new makeup wardrobe explores shape, line and structure through the transformative nuances of shade, light and extraordinary optical illusions. From frosted beige to reddened browns, coppery pinks and glinting metallics, autumnal hues find order in state-of-the-art formulations that redefine beauty for the modern woman.

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Let’s start by looking at the stunning Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer Powder in 001 (£39.00) – this is just the most gorgeous powder – please tell me I’m not the only one that doesnt actually want to use pretty products, because I don’t want to ‘ruin’ them?? Well I have used this and I don’t think I’ll be putting it down all summer! It’s the most wonderful champagne beige illuminating powder, perfect for highlighting both face and body – this is a must have for highlighter fans!

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Next I have the Diorshow Brow Chalk in 002 Soft Brown (£20.00) – now I’m the first to admit that I’m no expert at brows, so I’m always looking for a fool-proof product that I can apply quickly and easily, that just does the job without any fuss. The Diorshow Brow Chalk is a chunky brow pencil that combines the colour intensity of a pencil with the staying power of a wax. It fills and sculpts brows with ease – you can use the flat end of the product to cover a larger area, or use it on its edge to draw fine lines. This is available in three shades – 001 Blonde, 002 Soft Brown, and 003 Dark Brown.

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I also have one of the Dior Addict Lipsticks (£26.50) from the collection – shade 777 Sensational is an intensely pigmented beautiful shimmery magenta pink. There are also two more lipstick shades in the Skyline collection – 951 Too Much, a bright red, and 927 Sophisticated, a deep brown.

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And the Skyline collection of nail polishes are just gorgeous. Dior Vernis (£19.50) in shade 848 Skyline is a wonderful warm reddish toned chocolate brown. These shades are inspired by the Parisian horizon on an autumn day, and as expected the rest of the shades on the collection are all nudes, including 112 Minimal, a marble beige, 522 Abstract, a stony taupe, and 818 Obscure, a dusky brown.

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And lastly I have a couple of the Fix-It Colour Sticks (£23.50) – you’ll probably have noticed that colour correcting is one of the latest beauty trends, and Dior have included four lipstick-sized colour correcting sticks in this collection, to help you neutralise any colour issues you might be having –

Dior’s Fix-It Colour contains soft-focus agents to blur away imperfections, refine the skin’s surface texture and banish dullness.

  • 200 Apricot: warms dull skin, reducing dark spots, hyperpigmentation and shadowy circles. Perfect for olive skin tones.
  • 300 Yellow: smoothes away purple under eye shadows and visible blood vessels – then revives blue-toned lips that can alter the colour of lipstick. Ideal for pale skin.
  • 100 Blue: delivers targeted contouring, then evens out and energizes dull, yellow skin to renew its integral radiance.
  • 400 Green: neutralizes redness caused by heat, blemishes and spider veins.

There are also plenty more gorgeous products in this collection which I’d definitely advise you check out! There’s beautiful eyeshadow palettes, highlight and contour sticks, lip glosses and illuminating pens – get your wish-lists at the ready!

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The Dior Skyline collection is available now at John Lewis.

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

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Dior Skyline AW16 Collection: Smoky Strobe Lustrous Mono Eyeshadows

Posted on July 27, 2016

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Hi Guys!

I’ve just recently received some simply beautiful products from the new Dior Skyline AW16 collection, and I thought I’d share the new Smoky Strobe Lustrous Mono Eyeshadows with you today…

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Like an architect for the face, this new makeup wardrobe explores shape, line and structure through the transformative nuances of shade, light and extraordinary optical illusions. From frosted beige to reddened browns, coppery pinks and glinting metallics, autumnal hues find order in state-of-the-art formulations that redefine beauty for the modern woman.

The Diorshow Mono range of eyeshadows was originally inspired by the fabric textures of the brand’s fashion clothing – including matte, silky, ultra-glittery and lamé – and feature super-saturated hues to deck the eyes in long-lasting colors with radiant finishes.

The Skyline AW16 Collection introduces six brand new lustrous finish Mono Eyeshadows into the range, and these highly pigmented, smoky shades promise to illuminate the eyes in a flash. The new shades offer a modern take on the classic smoky eye, with shades ranging from leaf-strewn brown to shimmery plum and dusky pink, of course with the all-new high shimmer lustrous finish…

  • 094 Gravity – a steely grey shimmer.
  • 184 Temptation – a vivid purple shimmer.
  • 564 Fire – a golden bronze shimmer.
  • 684 Reflexion – a taupe brown shimmer.
  • 764 Fusion – a pink and gold shimmer.
  • 794 Fever – an muted purple toned brown shimmer.

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  • 794 Fever – an intense purple toned brown shimmer.

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  • 684 Reflexion – a taupe brown shimmer.

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64 Fusion – a pink and gold shimmer.

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To look at the shadows in the pans, I must admit they looked as though the formula might be quite chunky and give a bit of fall out – but they’re actually beautifully smooth, soft and buttery – with no fallout whatsoever. The three shades I have are all super shimmery as well as being really well pigmented, and they’re just gorgeous to wear for either a sweep of shimmer across the lid, or built up for a more intense look.

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I’ll have another post coming up shortly showing some more products from the gorgeous Skyline AW16 collection, so keep your eye out for that in the next week or so!

The Smoky Strobe Lustrous Mono Eyeshadows are £24.50 each, available from today at House of Fraser.

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

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Sweat Proofing Your Summer Make-Up With Dior Beauty

Posted on July 24, 2016

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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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My Current Day-to-Day Makeup.

Posted on June 6, 2014

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Hi Guys!

I thought it was about time I showed you my go-to products on a day to day basis. The products I love and use automatically every day. As with most of us, the contents of my day makeup bag does change over time, but these are the products I’m currently using and loving right now!

Sorme BioNatural Blush & Bronze Duo – This is from my February Wantable box. Sorme is a new brand to me, I’d never heard of it before receiving it in my box, and I’m so glad I did! This blush / bronze duo is a great colour for my fair skin, it gives me enough colour to boost my complexion without any sparkle.

Urban Decay Naked Basics Eyeshadow Palette – Ever since I bought it this has been my day to day go to palette, with six neutral matte shades it’s all I need for my day look. It’s the perfect size to fit in may makeup bag too!

Dior Hydra Life BB Cream in Luminous Beige 01 – Now I do love this, it gives great coverage and also manages to brighten and luminize my often dull complexion. I do have to say though it is slightly on the heavy side, this doesn’t usually bother me at all but as the summer begins to heat up I think I’ll need to swap this out for a lighter foundation or tinted moisturiser.

Benefit Boi-ing Concealer in 02 – This has been one of my favourite concealers for a long time. I originally tried this at my first ever Benefit counter experience, which must have been nearly 10 years ago now – and I’ve been re-purchasing ever since! It matches my skin tone and hides my dark circles excellently.

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer in Brightener 160 – I originally saw this product in one of Heidi Cupcake’s videos, it looked so fantastic on her I had to try it! I ended up purchasing from Ebay as it wasn’t available in the UK at the time, and as far as I’m aware it’s still not available now. (Let me know if I’m wrong though) But I know you can purchase different versions of this concealer currently at Superdrug. I use this on top of my concealer, under eyes and in an upside down triangle shape to highlight.

Barry M Blink Precision Waterproof Eyeliner – I’ve only recently stared using this eyeliner, I’ve always been a fan of pencil eyeliners but thought I’d give the pen style a go and I have to say I completely love this one! The tip is long and flexible, and you don’t have to press very hard at all to get a fantastic fine line.

MUA Pro Brow Ultimate Eyebrow Kit – What a great purchase this was! At only £3.99 it’s a permanent staple in my makeup bag. It has everything I need for perfect brows on the go!

Benefit They’re Real Mascara – I’ve heard many mixed reviews about this mascara. It appears to be a bit of a ‘marmite’ product, with people either loving or really disliking it. I have pretty short eyelashes and I find this to be fabulous. My friend on the other hand who has very long lashes, found this to be clumpy on her and wasn’t so keen.

MAC Matte Primer – This is another product inspired by a Youtube beauty blogger! This time it was Whatstyleistonickel. Many years ago when MAC products were a long distant dream of mine I saw he recommended this primer, it was one of my first MAC purchases and one of the best! It’s a fantastic mattifying primer that works on all skin types – I have dry skin and love it.

Revlon Lip Butter in Berry Smoothie – This is a gorgeous wearable colour for summer, in a creamy and moisturising Lip Butter, it makes my lips feel soft and happy and gives a gorgeous natural colour.

I’d love to hear if you have any of these products and if you love them as much as I do!

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx