Tuesday, 21 November 2017

GOLD LIDS

Earlier this year, I was a (CHUFFED) bridesmaid at my best friend's wedding. I opted for an understated, golden-taupe eye look for which I went straight to Charlotte Tilbury where I picked up an Eyes to Mesmerise Eyeshadow Pot (£22) in Marie Antoinette and a Luxury Eyeshadow Palette (£39) in Golden Goddess. I used the cream eyeshadow all over my lids, which made for a dreamy, iridescent base, followed by all four shades within the palette - both are packed with pigment, and the shadows are like butter. Fun fact: CT used to create all the beauty formulations for Tom Ford. I'm big into her Airbrush Flawless Finish Powder and Lip Cheat Liner in Pillow Talk too (see my previous post on them here). If you're looking for an indulgent beauty product, Tilbury is the way to go for gorgeous, glowy formulations that work wonders.

E x  

Thursday, 20 July 2017

FRENCH MY FACE

French your own face with Toleriane Riche Soothing Protective Cream by Le Roche-Posay (£16), it's a deliciously (unfragranced) rich moisturising cream that softens and hydrates the skin making for a perfect, slap-ready base. Ideal for every day, bed time slathers and hangovers. 

E x

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

EAST END SNOB

Back in March, when payday was close yet still so far with zero chance of a beauty counter splurge, I struck gold at the Rimmel stand in Superdrug. The Exaggerate Lipliner in Eastend Snob 63 (£3.99) is a dead ringer for the Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat in Pillow Talk (£16). Rimmel's offering brings a creamy texture with pigment that doesn't budge, it blends beautifully with lipstick but can also hold its own as a stand-alone shade. OH and did I mention it's less than four quid? 

E x

Monday, 26 December 2016

CRUELLA

NARS will make your matte dreams come true, fact. For Christmas, I picked up another Velvet Matte Lip Pencil (£20) in the ultimate wine-stained shade, Cruella. This jumbo crayon combines the delicate application of a pencil with the coverage of a lipstick, making for a flawless, matte finish with a long-lasting, punchy pigment. Cruella is a dark, blue-toned red which is universally flattering and even creates the illusion of whiter teeth (winner!). 

Get your mouth around it, you'll love it!

E x 

Monday, 19 September 2016

SUNSHINE SPF

I'm a bit of a slut when it comes to SPF, I dabble with my foundation, smooth it on in moisturiser and slather it across my limbs inconsistently with little or no consideration for factor protection. But currently, I'm very much committed to Bioderma Photoderm Max Crème (£14.10). This tinted SPF is dewy sunshine in a bottle that packs in a generous factor 50 for under £15. The fresh finish is perfect for minimal make-up days (I often wear it for running and gymming) and offers a surprisingly thorough coverage (add a touch of cream blush with an eyelash curl for wide-awake radiance). The cream comes in light and golden shades and a pea-sized dollop will see you through the day. 

Have you tried Bioderma's SPF range? Comment with deets below if so!

E x

Monday, 18 April 2016

SMUDGE PROOF

As a lover of liner and late nights, an eye primer is essential. This offering from NARS brings a barely-there base that's as good as glue. The light cream formula dries comfortably without a trace, leaving an invisible, adhesive foundation for eye makeup that lasts all day and night. My lids are big into it. NARS Cosmetics Pro Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base (£19.50)

E x 

Tuesday, 15 March 2016

SWEET CHEEKS

Today, I'd like to shout out the bargain balm that is the Waitrose Baby Bottom Butter (£3.20) This cult beauty is made of gentle ingredients (olive oil, chamomile and vanilla) is rich in texture and has a scrumptious scent, similar to that of cake mix. As well as being the answer to a smooth derriere, BBB makes for soft, sweet skin all over by providing a soft velvety base for makeup (my foundation blends beautifully overtop); soothing and protecting dry, chapped skin; adding moisture to nails and cuticles or as a nourishing, overnight face mask. It's the baby aisle's answer to Elizabeth Arden and I highly recommend.

E x