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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

 

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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
 

 


Top 5 Halloween Pinterest Looks!

Hi loves! 🙂

How excited are all of you for Halloween? It's one of my favourite times of the year when it comes to make up and dressing up because it means you can be as creative and crazy as you want, I mean, what other time of the year could you go out in a full body, painted-on skeleton body suit?!

Anyway, here are my top 5 Halloween looks that I've been Pinning this week! 🙂

1. Little Red Riding Hood
2. Bane-Inspired Mask

3. Pop Art

4.Sugar Skull

5. Corpse Bride

 

Have you guys got your costumes picked out already? Or are you taking inspiration from Pinterest like me? Let me know 🙂

 

Love & Lipstick,

Tammy xoxo

 


Make-Up Basics: Choosing & Applying Mascara

Hello loves! 🙂

Hope your all well! Here is he next instalment in my Make-Up Basics series; How to choose and apply mascara. To me, it’s the Holy Grail of make-up and that ‘must-have’ item in your purse. And it’s also typical, that it’s so difficult to find the right one! I should know, I’ve tried most of them (in the name of research, of course)…

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So here are my top tips for applying and choosing the right mascara!

Always curl your lashes before applying mascara, doing it after will make your lashes brittle and prone to breakage.
Black mascara looks good on everyone, but for redheads and blondes, brown is great for a natural, daytime look!
NEVER pump your wand in and out of the tube, air will get in and cause bacteria to grow, and your mascara will dry out quicker too!
Replace your mascara every 3 months and never ever share, unless you really want to end up with some nasty eye infections!
When applying, start at the base of the lashes and roll the brush as you work towards the tips for full coverage!
Let mascara dry between coats for thicker, voluminous lashes without the clump!
Never rub or pull at your lashes when removing mascara, this can irritate the delicate skin around your eyes and can also make lashes fall out. Instead, soak a cotton pad in eye make up remover and hold onto the eyes for a few seconds to dissolve make up.

Hope this helped you guys!

Love & Lipstick,
Tammy xoxo


MOTD!

All of you know by now that I am a huge fan of a bright lip, and today this gorgeous, vibrant violet took my fancy! Hope you like it 🙂

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And how did I get this look, I hear you ask? Read on to find out!

Benefit Stay Flawless primer
Benefit Hello Flawless foundation in Beige
Benefit Hello Flawless powder in Beige
Benefit Rockateur blusher
Benefit Creasless Cream shadow in Skinny Jeans
MUA Intense Kohl Liner in Black
Lancôme Hypnose mascara in 01 Noir
Benefit Brow Zings in Medium
Missguided Lipsplash in Fashion

Enjoy!
Love&Lipstick,
Tammy xoxo


New Series: Make-Up Basics!

Hello lovelies! 🙂

I’ve decided to start a new series, covering all the basics of make up. Whether your just starting out playing with make up, or a make up connoisseur, I find that there is always something new to be learned or some new tricks to try out!

To start with, I’m going to talk about Foundations and how to choose the right shade for your skintone. Here are my top tips on choosing the right colour;

Use foundation to even and perfect your skintone, not give you a new one
I know that sometimes it is tempting to go a shade or two darker than your natural skin colour to make yourself look more tanned but please, unless you love your face to be a totally different colour to the rest of your body, resist the urge! It never looks natural, always choose a foundation to match your natural skintone, it’s so much easier to bronze it up than trying to lighten a foundation that’s way too dark for you.

Always swatch before you buy
And I don’t mean on your wrist or the back of your hand! Whether your going to your local drugstore to pick up a purse-friendly foundation or heading to a high-end make up counter, go make up free and test the colours ON YOUR FACE! In natural light, take your chosen shade and swipe from your cheek down to your jawline, beside this colour, do the same with a shade lighter and a shade darker. The one that disappears completely is the one you want. If you want to be extra sure your picking the right one, test it on your forehead too as some people tend to be slightly darker here!

Choose a yellow base
Sounds odd I know! But pale or dark skinned, everyone has yellow undertones to their skin. Using a colour laced with pink or peach undertones can make even the most ghostly pale ladies and gents look washed out and chalky! A yellow based foundation will blend easily into your skin and keep you looking bright and radiant 🙂

Change with the Seasons
To keep you looking fresh and healthy all year round, make sure you have two foundations to hand; one for summer when your tanned, and one for winter when your paler. For the rest of the year, you can mix the two colours together or use separate for certain areas where your skin might be lighter or darker!

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And here’s how you can get the right consistency for your skin type!

Dry/Dull/Tired Skin
Your aim here will be a fresh, dewy complexion and to get this, you will want to choose a hydrating foundation. These have a moisturising formula and you can choose to have a sheer coverage, that you would find in a tinted moisturiser, or medium-full coverage from a liquid or mousse formula. Avoid matte foundations and cakey powders as these will make your skin look even drier.

Oily Skin
If you have oily skin, obviously you will want to choose a foundation that will keep shine at bay, so look for foundations that state directly on the packaging that they are mattifying or oil free. You can also add a mattifying powder on top to reduce shine.

I hope this helped some of you!

Love & Lipstick,
Tammy xoxo


Today’s Look & Outfit of the Day!

Hello pretties! 🙂

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 Boohoo.com, 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!

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

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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