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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


Rockateur launch party!

Hello my pretties! 🙂

I’m sorry I haven’t posted for a couple of days, I’m filled with a horrible cold as I write this, boo 😦
I promised all of you I would post about how Benefit’s ‘Rockateur’ launch party went on my counter, so here are some photos!

My ‘Glam Rock’ inspired make up for the day, what do you think of the quirky skull head band i found? (£6 from Claire’s Accessories!).

My lovely counter 🙂

Benefit goodies for one lucky customer! My guitar balloons kept deflating though 😦

Food yum yums for my gorgeous customers!



So that’s all my photos from the day, the party went fantastic, and Rockateur sold like a dream, everyone just loved it! Although my feet were killing me by the end of the day :p
What do you guys think, would you have came to rock out with Benefit for the day? 🙂

Love & Lipstick,
Tammy xoxo

A Day In the Life of a Benefit Beauty Artist!

Hello my lovelies! 🙂

First off, thank you so much for all the lovely comments I’ve had recently and also for the nominations for versatile blogger and the Leibster award, they are much appreciated and I’m so glad your all enjoying my posts!

So, now that’s out of the way, I thought it might be nice to show you what a day in the life of a Benefit Beauty Artist is really like! As I’m sure most of you beauty fans know that Benefits most talked about launch of the year, the ‘Rockateur’ blush happens tomorrow and I thought you might like to see how that goes and what goes on during the build up to it!



So, my day today was spent making up goodie bags for my lovely customers who come in for an appointment to have their make up done and purchase a Rockateur..
It took me about 2 hours to make up ALOT of these lol..

They’re filled with samples of our Triple Performing moisturiser, It’s Potent eye cream, Porefessional, Stay Flawless primer and a voucher for a complimentary make up lesson.. Lucky ladies eh? Sometimes I wish I was a regular customer!

Then, I built up 2 tester units to display the blush and wrestled for around half an hour to get this poster into the light box..


Then I had a few make up lessons booked in, before I went to lunch and hunted down some rock themed decorations for tomorrow’s Lauch party! Excited 😀
I ended up coming home with this little lot..


I thought a great way to make the launch more interesting and try and get myself some lovely new customers might be to have a little bit of a competition where they could win themselves some Benefit goodies! So, I’ve decided that everyone who buys a Rockateur tomorrow will be entered into my little draw ( only if they want to of course!). They will have to have a photo taken pulling their best rock & roll pose with my pink guitar shaped balloon to try and win this little baby..


What do you think? Would you guys do it to win this lot? 🙂

So that’s my prepping for tomorrow all done!

We’re ready to rock & roll!

Ill post up some pictures from the party tomorrow and let you all see the finished result! Hope you guys enjoyed this 🙂

Love & Lipstick,
Tammy xoxo