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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


Face of the Day!

Hi guys! 🙂

Monday again, boo! Well, not boo for me this week because I’m off work on holidays yay! But still, mondays always need a little brightening up in my opinion so it’s a good day for a good old loud makeup statement, I think!
So today I was feeling a bit grungy so I decided to glam up the old smokey eye and make a few changes with it, I’ve used a copper shadow instead of greys and blended it with black in the crease with tonnes of black kohl liner and a fantastically 90’s red lipstick. Hope you like it 🙂



I’ve thrown on some black skinnie jeans, some leopard print and an oversized acid wash denim jacket and now I feel like Kit from Pretty Woman, 90’s heaven!


Anyway, back to the face, here’s what everything I used today:

Primer: Benefit Stay Flawless 15hr Primer
Foundation:Benefit Hello Flawless in Beige
Powder: La Mer Translucent Powder
Concealer: Benefit Bo-ing no.3
Blusher:Mac Archie’s Girls Collection in Veronica’s Blush
Highlighter: Sleek Contour Kit
Eyeshadow Mac Shadow in Sable and Urban Decay Naked Palette (Creep)
EyelinerHelen-E Cosmetics Black Kohl Liner
Mascara Clarins Wonderlash in Black
Brows Benefit Brows-a-Go-Go!
Lips Mac Lipstick in MAC Red

Lemme see all your faces of the day! Hope you enjoyed this girlies 🙂
Love & Lipstick,
Tammy xoxo