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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

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Illamasqua Launch New Colouring Pencils

Hello lovelies!

Illamasqua have just released ‘Colouring Pencils’ in store & online today!
“The new colour intense formula features a soft, creamy texture & long-lasting finish to create a range of dramatic effects” claim the quirky brand, I can’t wait to get my hands on a few of these. With 8 Eye Pencils & 12 Lip Pencils your bound to find a shade you love. Check these out..

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Do any of these colours take your fancy?

You can buy them here..http://www.illamasqua.com/shop/products/pencils/.. I know I’m off to pick up a few!

Love & Lipstick,
Tammy xoxo

(Photo Credits to Illamasqua)


Saturday Haul!

Hello pretties!

So, after work on Saturday I was a little naughty and had a(nother) little beauty splurge.. I always feel so bad spending money on more beauty products I really don’t need, but then I just think its for the blog and that makes me feel better :p

This is what I came home with..

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First up, we’ve got a Pro Formula Face Wash and Exfoliator. This is a brand I’ve never seen before and is new and exclusive to Tesco! I picked up the version for normal/combination skin as I have a super oily t-zone. Both these products contain Green Tea & Vitamin E complex to gently cleanse and soften the skin. I’ve been using these for a few days now and I like them so far, the face wash is great; a gel kind of texture that foams up almost as soon as the water hits it, a little does go a long way.
The exfoliator I’ve only used once so far but I’ve definitely noticed a difference, it’s creamy with a rough grain, which I like, it’s grainy enough to feel it working but not so much that its rough on the skin. My skin felt so much softer and looked brighter after I used it as well.

Now onto the exciting stuff, lipsticks eek! 🙂
I can’t believe it took me so long but I FINALLY got round to getting myself a Kate Moss for Rimmel lipstick, as well as one of the Apocalips glosses.
We’ll star with the Kate Moss one as you all know I’m not really into nude lipsticks, I love colour, but I saw this one and thought it was just gorgeous. It’s matte as well which I really like.

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The colour of this one is 03, it’s a lovely, matte, peachy nude, stunning. I also love the packaging of these, very sleek and classy.

This is the one I’m super excited about, the Rimmel Apocolips gloss! All I can say is that they are AMAZING!

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I swatched all of them in the store (obviously), but I came home with Apocoliptic, a st-uhnning fuschia pink. I can’t believe how pigmented they are, the colour payoff is just incredible. I also really like how there is an almost matte finish, they aren ‘t overly glossy and not sticky at all. Plus, once it’s on, it’s ON, this baby isn’t moving! And for just under £6, how can you go wrong?! The only complaint I have about this is the applicator, I find its just not a great shape to apply with and makes the gloss go on uneven, I think the finish is much better with a brush but obviously that’s personal preference!

What do you guys think, do you use any of these products?

Love & Lipstick,
Tammy xoxo