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I’m backkk!! :)

Hello lovelies!

I apologise for being a bad blogger and disappearing off the radar for a few weeks, things have just been so busy since we moved to London, I’ve barely had any time to do anything! But, I’m back, we’re all settled into our flat and all our stuff has finally arrived so I’m back to posting regularly from now on and I have SO many products to show you and reviews to do so we better get started! 🙂

Over the past few weeks I’ve just picked up bits and pieces here and there and also, it was my 21st birthday so I got a few goodies for that too and I’ve gathered them all together specially to show you! 🙂

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So as you can see, I’ve been having a little bit of fun with this lot!
Here’s the full list of what I got just incase you can’t see everything;
Collection Lipstick, Topshop Lipstick, Sleek Matte Me liquid lipstick, Collection Lip Definer, Lancôme Blush Subtil palette, Mac blush, Nars blush, Sleek Brow kit, Maybelline Gel Liner, Lancôme Hypnose Doll Eyes eyeshadow palette, Sleek foundation, Lush Cleanser, Babyliss Tangle Teezer and I also got the Argan Oil Hydrating shampoo but I forgot to include it in the picture 🙂
I will do reviews on everything here separately but I just wanted to let you have a look at what I’ve been upto and products that have taken my fancy in the shops over the past month or two!
And as always, as beauty junkies, we do love a good sample or two when we buy products so I also picked up these whilst getting some goodies for family and friends for Christmas (and myself, of course!)

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I actually got some really lovely samples, some of which I’ve tried out over the past few days and have really liked! So above, we’ve got a few things from L’Occitane; Precious Eye Balm, Ultra a Rich Body Cream and Milk Concentrate Face and Body Lotion, as well as the Cupcake face mask from Lush, Charcoal face mask from Origins and a little pot of the Sheer Matte Foundation from Nars in the shade Mont Blanc.

Instead of writing one super long post, I’m going to go off and do mini reviews on all these products for you guys over the next few days so I hope you enjoy them! 🙂

Love & Lipstick,
Tammy xoxo


Review: MAC Lipstick in Rebel

Hi loves! 🙂

The other day I picked up a MAC lipstick that I've had my eye on for agess. It's called 'Rebel' and it's an absolutely stunning purple-y plum, gorgeous for this time of the year.

 

It's a Satin finish, which means that it's still creamy, matte and full of colour but a lot less drying on the lips than the matte finishes. As you all know I the satin and amplified finishes from MAC are my absolute favourites because they're so packed with colour, and you can always find literally any colour that you could ever want, they last forever too which is a bonus! Check out the swatch below 🙂

 

What do you think? What's your favourite MAC lipstick?

 

Love&Lipstick,

Tammy xoxo

 


Autumn Make-up Look

Hello loves! 🙂

Today, I decided to try out a different look using some lovely autumn colours so I dug out my Sleek iDivine Monaco palette and got stuck in!

It's got a lovely mix of colours, some brights, some pastels and some neutrals, perfect! I absolutely adore the Sleek palettes, I've got a few of them, and I love them because there's a massive range of colours, they're long lasting, reasonably priced and super pigmented.

I decided to go for the three colours above, I'm not sure of the names though!

So, I started with the lightest colour, a matte beige colour, and applied it all over the lid and right up to the brow bone.

Then, I applied the middle colour, a super pigmented bronze-y red over the lid. (It looks a lot more orange in the picture than it really is).

Finally, I used the matte plum (which is gorgeoussss) in the crease and blended it up and out for a smokey look.

Finish with a flick of liquid liner, some mascara and a plum lipstick (I'm using No Competition by Benefit) and your good to go! 🙂

Love & Lipstick,

Tammy xoxo

 


Brand Wishlist – Illamasqua

Hello my loves 🙂

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 (£27). I need it!

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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!

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

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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!

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

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

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I can’t take lusting after these products much longer, I might just have to shimmy on over to Illamasqua.com 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 Illamasqua.com


Make Up of the Day

Hi loves! 🙂

I just thought I’d show you my make up for today! I was feeling some vintage glamour so I just went with it! What do you think? 🙂

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To get this look I used:
Doublewear Light Foundation in No. 2 from Estée Lauder
Loose Translucent Powder from Creme de la Mer
Bronzed Perfection Bronzer from MUA
Bella Bamba Blusher from Benefit
High Beam Highlighter from Benefit
Virgin, Half Baked & Darkhorse from the Naked Palette, Urban Decay
Liquid Liner from ELF
Hypnose Mascara from Lancôme
MAC Red Lipstick

Love & Lipstick,
Tammy xoxo


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


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