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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
Estée 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! 🙂
Love & Lipstick,
Tammy xoxo
 

 

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2013

Hello lovelies! 🙂

As I’m sure you all know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, dedicating to educating people worldwide about the disease and how we can all do our bit to help fight it.
So, here are my top 10 picks from the brands helping to promote awareness!
Pink Ribbon Slant Tweezers from Tweezerman, £22

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Think Pink, Beauty Heroes set from Elemis £36.50

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The Hand Treatment from Creme de la Mer £35

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Breast Cancer Awareness French Pink set from Bobbi Brown £35

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Amost Lipstick in Pink Honey Ribbon from Clinique £16

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Drink Up Hydrating Lipbalm in Pink Guava from Origins £16

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Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss in Survivor from Bare Minerals

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Nail Polish in Pinkie Pink by Matthew Williamson and Poppy Delevigne for Nails Inc.

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Pink of Hearts set from OPI

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Estée Lauder and Elizabeth Hurley Lip Collection from Estée Lauder

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Love & Lipstick,
Tammy xoxo


Pay Day Wishlist!

Hello loves! 🙂

I know payday has only just come and gone, but I’m so bad, I’m already thinking up my beauty wishlist for next payday!
Here’s what I can’t stop thinking about so far!

L’oreal False Lash Telescopic Mascara £10.99

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I’ve seen so many YouTube videos and beauty bloggers raving about this recently that I just have to get it and see if it’s really worth all the fuss!

Embryolisse Lait-Creme Concentre £18.50

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I’ve tried a couple of products before from this gorgeous French skincare brand which I’ve loved but I really want to get my hands on this skin-plumping, hydrating moisturiser that also doubles up as a primer!

Anastasia Beverly Hills Pro Brow Palette £33.87

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As a working Make-Up Artist, this looks like a must have in my kit!

Obssessive Compulsive Cosmetics LipTar Matte £11.09

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My most wanted shade is Digitalis, a pale pinky-lavender and 100% vegan and cruelty free, what’s not to love?!

Sugarpill ‘Saint’ False Lashes £4.31

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The perfect lashes for that doe-eyed, flirty look, just gorgeous!

What do you think ladies, have you tried any of these products? Let me know, I always like to read your comments and get some feedback 🙂

Love & Lipstick,
Tammy xoxo


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! 🙂

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 Lancôme 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 Estée 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 🙂 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! 🙂 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..https://loveandlipstickforever.wordpress.com/2013/08/20/how-to-get-the-perfect-brows/, 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! 🙂

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! 🙂

Love & Lipstick,

Tammy xoxo


Skincare Favourites

Hi girlies!

okay, so anyone who has any idea about make up knows that a flawless face starts well before you even think about lifting those make up brushes, it starts with great skincare. Yours truly here has combination skin, which basically means I have dry cheeks and an oily t-zone so I’m going to show you some of my skin care favourites. These are the ones I use on a regular basis and that I think do wonders for my skin.

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Make-up Remover: Lancôme Eau Micellaire Douceur (Express Cleansing Water for Eyes, Face and Lips). I absolutely love this, it’s by far the best make up remover I’ve ever used. It takes your make out off in literally one swipe and its gentle enough to use on your eyes too. It’s also great for taking off waterproof eye make up.

Toner: I love both the Lancôme Tonique Douceur (Softening, Hydrating Toner) and the Benefit Moisture Prep toning lotion. Lancôme is super hydrating, smells amazing and gives the skin the most amazing refreshed feeling. Benefit comes in a liquid-gel formula and is best applied with the fingers and dries in quickly which is great if your in a hurry.

Serum: Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair. I adore the advanced night repair, it does everything you’d want from a great serum, evens out pigmentation, controls oil and literally  locks in moisture to your skin. It also soaks in to the skin quickly so there’s no fussing about waiting for it to dry in before you can apply your moisturiser!

Eye Cream – Benefit It’s Potent! I literally adore this eye cream, it’s got the most beautiful texture and you can literally feel it doing good things to your skin! It’s got apple seed extract, burnette and cocoa extract to take down puffiness, lighten dark circles and moisturise the skin.

Moisturiser: Benefit Triple Performing or Benefit Total Moisture. The Triple Performing is a light daytime moisturiser, soaks in super quick and gives a great base for make up. The Total Moisture is a heavy duty moisturiser that I love for night time, it’s super hydrating and gives the most beautiful feel to the skin. It contains mango butter, which is a natural emollient so even people with psoriasis and eczema can use it. It’s also great for dry areas like elbows and knees!

Face Mask: Clarins HydraQuench Creme Mask. I literally adore this product. It’s the most hydrating facemask out there. It rubs on like a cream and doesn’t dry and harden on the skin like others which I really like because I hate that hard tight feeling! And your skin feels AMAZING once you take it off!

i hope you enjoyed my post today girlies and ill be back with some more rumblings tomorrow!

Love Tammy xoxo