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Make Up Haul!

Hello my loves!

I hope you all had a good weekend, I'm sorry I haven't been posting much this week I've been super busy with work and everything!

But I did find time to go shopping (I know, naughty!) and pick up a few bits and pieces that I've had my eye on for a while now and I couldn't wait to get home and play with it all so I could get on and tell you all about it! So here's what I got..

MAC Lustre Drops in Pink Rebel
Smashbox Oil-Free Photo Finish Primer in Light
Est茅e Lauder Sumptuous Extreme Mascara in Black
Smashbox Smoke Box Eye Palette
*The MAC Fluidline wasn't for me but I just thought I'd include in the picture, and I also bought MAC lipstick in Rebel and forgot to put it in there!
I also came home with a little sample pot of the Creme de la Mer Moisturising Gel Cream that I can't wait to try!
Swatches coming soon! 馃檪
Love & Lipstick,
Tammy xoxo



Today’s Look & Outfit of the Day!

Hello pretties! 馃檪

Does anyone else subscribe to the newsletters from clothing websites and then when they constantly email you with offers of 50% off and free delivery?! For a shopaholic like me, this is dangerous territory, when I see that, I literally can’t help myself, I HAVE TO BUY STUFF! Ahhh!
This is exactly what happened to me on Friday when I received an email from, telling me that there was free delivery and a half price sale. Well, credit card disaster.
On the upside, my order arrived yesterday and I bought this gorgeous skirt which I couldn’t not show you since this season is all about the punk spirit!



Since I was feeling all punky today, obviously I had to match my make up so here it is!


And here’s how I did it..
Benefit Hello Flawless Foundation in Beige
Creme de a Mer Translucent Powder
MUA Bronzed Perfection Bronzer
Benefit Rockateur blush
Urban Decay Naked palette (Naked all over lid, Creep in crease and Virgin as highlight)
MUA Intense Kohl liner in Black
Benefit They’re Real mascara
Kate Moss for Rimmel lipstick in 107

Hope you like it!
Love & Lipstick,
Tammy xoxo

Today’s Look!

As you all know, I love a bold lip whether I’m heading off for a night out or doing my weekly shop at Tesco. Everything about an eye-catching lipstick makes you feel better and a bright colour always brightens up the day.
But, today I decided to give the colour a miss (gasp!), and go for the old faithful smokey eye and a clear, (yes clear!) lipgloss! Check it out below…


-Benefit Porefessional Primer
-Benefit Hello Flawless foundation in Beige
-Creme de Mer Translucent Powder
-MUA Bronzed Perfection bronzer
-Benefit Watts Up! Highlighter

-Benefit World’s Sexiest Nudes Palette (Holy Smokes cream shadow all over lid with Blingo! patted on top for a metallic effect).
-Sleek Storm Palette (Matte Black blended into crease).
-Urban Decay Naked Palette (Virgin used as highlight on inner corners and brow bone)
-MUA Intense Kohl Liner in Black
-Lanc么me Hypnose Mascara in 01 Noir

Victorias’ Secret Sparkle Lipgloss in Cosmic

Love & Lipstick,
Tammy xoxo

Brand Wishlist – Illamasqua

Hello my loves 馃檪

Last time I did a brand Wishlist, I was all about theBalm, but now I think it’s time to head over to the dark side and pick a few of my most wanted goodies from one of my favourite brands, Illamasqua.

Firstly, I’ve had my eye on this for aaagggeeesssss! I’ve heard so many great reviews about it and it looks incredible but I just haven’t got round to buying it yet, it’s the Hydraveil (拢27). I need it!


Next up is the Complement Palette, filled with 4 gorgeous colours in brown and plum tones, this to me is the ideal palette for Autumn, just stunning!


Then we have the Liquid Metal in Phenomena, an AMAZING, super pigmented, metallic silver cream that can be used on eyes, lips or cheeks!



Next, it’s onto my favourite products ever, the lipsticks! I absolutely love this shade, ESP, a stunning vivid violet with a matte finish. Deliciously dark and daring!



We can’t forget a nail polish, and the colour I’m lusting after most is Obssess, the most gorgeously, girly, pink!



Last but definitely not least, is the new Velvet blusher in Peaked, a lovely dusky rose colour, perfect for this time of year!



I can’t take lusting after these products much longer, I might just have to shimmy on over to and make a couple of purchases, all in the name of the blog of course…

Which Illamasqua products are you sticking on your Wishlist?

Love & Lipstick,
Tammy xoxo

*images courtesy of

Fresh Faced Friday!

Hello my lovelies!

I decided to do a little bit of a tutorial for you today, just a round up of my general, everyday make up routine, hope you enjoy it! 馃檪

So, this is before the magic happens, fresh faced and ready to go! (Scary, I know :p)

So first off, you know I always start with my skincare. So to start with, I applied my Lanc么me Visionnaire serum, Clarins HydraQuench cream because I think coming into the winter time, my skin gets a bit drier so I need that extra little bit of hydration, and finally Clarins Moisture Replenishing Lip Balm purely because it gives the perfect base for lipstick, especially if your wearing a colour. It’s also super moisturising, which is great if you wear a lot of matte lipsticks, like me, and your lips tend to be drier.

So now it’s onto the base. I started with the Porefessional primer from Benefit (great if you have oily/combination skin like me, and open pores as well!), just applied with my fingers on the t-zone. I then buffed Doublewear Light foundation from Est茅e Lauder in 03 into my skin using the Stippling Brush from E.L.F. I also applied the Benefit Bo-ing Concealor (02) using my ring finger onto any little blemishes before dusting Creme de la Mer translucent Loose Powder over my whole face.

Next, onto the Contouring & Highlighting. This is the part people seem to have most difficulty with so ill do a separate tutorial on that later 馃檪 I started by dusting MUA Bronzed Perfection Bronzer onto the higher planes of the face (forehead, cheekbones, nose and chin). Then, apply the bronzer, lightly, (your not trying to look like you need to wash your face!) along the hairline, down each side of the bridge of the nose and underneath the cheekbones and sweep out wards to the hair line. Then, with highlighter, I used Watts Up! from Benefit, apply to the centre of the forehead, brow bones, cheek bones, down the centre of the nose, Cupid’s bow and chin and buff in using a foundation brush. Then, with your blusher, apply lightly to the apples of the cheeks and sweep out towards the hairline.

This should be what your aiming for:

Then it’s onto the exciting part, eyes! 馃檪 I used the Urban Decay Naked Pallete to cereal an everyday smokey eye look. I started by using Sidecar from the centre of the lid outwards, and then applying Naked to the crease.

I them applied Virgin as my highlight, to the inner corner of the eye.

Finally, I used Darkhorse (this is my most used colour in the palette, I blend it with everything!), on the outer crease and lid to add some definition.

Then, I simply added black kohl liner to the top and bottom lash lines and smudged slightly with my fingers, before adding They’re Real mascara from Benefit.

You can see the before and after here too, which I think is pretty amazing, my eyes go from having no lashes at all to almost looking like falsies (in a good way!).

Next, it was onto the brows! You all know i love a strong brow and if you haven’t seen my post on how to do the perfect brows, you can find it here.., but this is what I used today.


Lastly, I added E.L.F’s Moisturising Tinted Lip Balm in Berry and we’re good to go!

This is what you should end up with!

Hope you had fun reading this guys,

Love & Lipstick,

Tammy xoxo

Upcoming Benefit Launches!

Hi guys! 馃檪

So, I know you all know that the new Benefit perfume is released at the end of this month but did you also know that the Bathina spray on body oil is launched on the same day?

The original Bathina comes in a creamy formula that can be rubbed onto the body to give a gorgeous, shimmery glow. The same idea with the new Bathina, except this time it’ll much easier to apply, just spray on after you come out of the shower & your good to glow!

BUT there’s also another top-secret Bene-launch coming this January that I am SO excited about! As an avid Pore-fessional fan, I cannot wait for this, coming out in January. Check it out.. the Porefessional; Agent Zero Shine translucent powder!

Annndddd… Finally, another addition to the B.right skincare range, called Dream Screen. It’s a liquid sunscreen, oil free SPF 25 PA***, the highest sunscreen protection available, coming out in the New Year.

How exciting! 馃檪

Love & Lipstick,

Tammy xoxo

Benefit Stay Flawless Review

Hi folks!

Ok so I know the Stay Flawless primer from Benefit has been out for a few weeks now but I wanted to give it some time using it because I just wasn’t sure it would live up to my expectations as a diehard Porefessional fan, and also the fact that it comes ready to apply in stick form made me slightly cautious as it reminded me of a dirty old panstick foundation! But after using it for a few weeks, I’ve decided that I actually am really enjoying using it.
Now, Benefit says “Flawless works overtime! Our instant PRO-long primer acts like a magnet to lock on your foundation for 15 fresh & flawless hours. This invisible stick primer glides directly onto skin for optimal wear and a natural-looking finish. Go longer. Stay flawless!”


I say, they’re absolutely spot on! It definitely does what it says on the tin, all day coverage with no signs of my make up disappearing, and obviously, I find it works better when I actually use the Benefit Hello Flawless foundation (which I also love, by the way!). The texture is also quite interesting, it’s tacky in a non-sticky way and isn’t actually unpleasant.

The only thing that disappoints me about it, is that it doesn’t cover open pores, (of which I have a fair few thanks to my oil slick t-zone!), which is what I loved most about the Porefessional. But of course, the Benefit geniuses have decided that we can combine the two primers for perfect coverage, hurrah!


Anyway, let me know what you think of it guys!
Love and Lipstick,
Tammy xoxo