Beauty Products

New Year – New You!

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Need some top tips for sticking to those New Year’s Resolutions?

Read my review for Meade Magazine here: http://meademagazine.com/new-year-new-you/

Tells you simple steps to setting realistic goals and achieving them – but if all else fails, there are some amazing get fit quick & pamper perfect treats from Amazon Local

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Can’t Live Without – NUDESTIX Magnetic Eye Pencil

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It’s an essential in my own makeup bag! 

I love eye shadows that actually last throughout the day.  Creamy pencils that blend easily but stay in place and don’t crease.  And, after trying it out, I love this one – NUDESTIX Magnetic Eye Color Pencil

“A long wearing eye shadow pencil that highlights, provides intense colour, precise lining and primes lids for all day wear.”NUDESTIX Magnetic Eye Colour Pencil

I’ve been usng Twilight – a nude, natural soft shade as a base eye shadow colour on it’s own for a daytime look, or blended with shimmers and darker shades for a more smoky night time look .

It applies perfectly and blends so easily.  It comes in a cute little tin and the jumbo size pencil also comes with it’s own pencil sharpener too.

NUDESTIX Available from Amazon Beauty – £24

Create This Look

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Using Mehron Makeup, first I used Celebre Pro HD Foundation to create a high quality base for the model’s skin.  Then to show you how I created this look on her eyes, I’ve detailed what colours and products I used and where I used them

JC Hermier Bruja Estrella Howe Katrina Stamp1 – Eyebrows; brushed gently and shaped then defined by filling in with E.Y.E. Powder Cocoa

2 – The brow bone is highlighted subtly with Precious Gems in Diamond

3 – Into the corner of the eye, Precious Gems Diamond is blended with Precious Gems Citrine

4 – E.Y.E. Powder Espresso is a base to the socket area, blended into E.Y.E. Powder colour Black over the base colour

5 – E.Y.E. Powder Black is applied under the bottom lashes and blended above into section 4Eye

Here’s how to do this:

Can’t Live Without – St Tropez Luxe Dry Oil

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It’s an essential in my own makeup bag! 

I’m an addict to any makeup product that gives me a fabulous colour and a healthy glow without the dangers of sun exposure!  And I love this one – St Tropez Luxe Dry Oil
“Our most luxurious tan yet for the ultimate natural-looking, luminous glow that lasts for days. This Brazilian-inspired indulgent dry oil is suitable for all skin tones with a quick-drying formula that is clinically proven to moisturise for up to 7 days.”

St Tropez Luxe Dry OilI use this fake tanning dry oil when I want an extra bit of colour and a lovely shimmery finish – it contains tiny golden particles that give you a fabulous sheen and, even better, it doesn’t smell of fake tan!

Use a gloves or a mitt and gently blend into dry skin, then wait til it’s dry before getting dressed – and wait at least 4 hours before getting wet!

St Tropez – £25

 

Maxi Mascara & Luxe Lips

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Want Maxi Volume and Maxi Lashes?  Try this one!  Miners Cosmetics new Maxi Mascara will “Pump up the volume of your lashes”

Miners MAXI VOLUME MascaraI just tried it – it’s great and it’s only £3.49 from Miners.  And as well as making an impact with longer, fuller, Maxi eye lashes, you’ll also make a bold statement with the bright pink packaging too!  They also do a Waterproof Maxi Mascara too for the same price – just look out for the bright blue one.

 

And here’s a product I love from Miners – Luxe Lips It Girltheir Luxe Lips Crème Gloss.  These are fabulous!  The colours are superb and these are only £3.99 each.

Try It Girl, Duchess, Material Girl, Beauty Queen and Uptown Girl.  I’ve used these alone and on top of lipstick to create a bolder colour on a range of photo shoots because the pigment is so good and the gloss stays put.  These definitely get the ‘Stamp of Approval’ from me!

 

I wrote about some other makeup products from Miners in Meade Magazine – if you want to know more, you can read about them here – http://meademagazine.com/miners-fresh-faced/

 

 

Velvet Kiss

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I’ve just tried out the 4 new colours for MUA Luxe Velvet Lip Lacquer…. These really are LONG – lasting and kiss proof.

There are 9 highly pigmented, velvety smooth colours in the range which you can buy exclusively from Superdrug or online at MUA Academy and they’re only £3 each!

They really do stay put, with a bold matte finish. Perfect for that velvet kiss and selfie pout!

Can’t Live Without – Dior’s Incognito

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It’s an essential in my own makeup bag! 

I prefer to keep my own daytime makeup natural and subtle, using nude tones and shades for my eye shadow as opposed to strong smoky eyes and shimmers – Katrina Stamp MUA Jan Polcek Becky WrenchWhilst still wearing makeup, I like to wear neutral colours; eye shadows that are matte, subtle and soft; browns and natural skin tones, resulting in a makeup finish that’s barely there – often called a ‘No Makeup’ look.  My favourite is an eye shadow palette called Dior (Incognito) – 5 couleurs

 “The legendary Dior palette, with its rich and long-lasting colours, offers an infinite range of possibilities.”

Dior Incognito eyeshadowI use this as Dior advise -“Apply the lightest shade to the inside corner of the upper eyelid and a darker shade along the upper lash line. To finish, add a third colour to the corner of the middle lid and, for intensity and emphasis, apply another shade under the lower lash line.”

But don’t get me wrong, much as I love this I still bring out my  colours, shimmers and glitters for my eyes at night!!

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