Sunday, 29 March 2015

Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation + FOTD

Today I thought I would share with you a foundation that I have been using for months - Bourjois Healthy Mix. This always gets rave reviews and I have liked it since I began using it but only now that I've nearly finished it am I realising just how good it is. It has a really nice coverage level for me that is light enough to wear in the daytime but also can be built up to wear on a night out too (especially when combined with the other hundred products I pile on).

I have really dry skin and this is one of few foundations I've tried that doesn't cling too badly to dry patches and gives a nice natural skin like finish. If you have normal or oily skin I think this would have a much dewier finish but on me it's very natural looking. I've also tried the Healthy Mix Concealer and I really like that too. It has good coverage but is still very light and has a lovely finish.

I'm wearing Healthy Mix in these photos and hopefully you can see the nice natural finish it gives. I'm also wearing all this:
Face - Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation in Light Beige, Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in Cool Medium (I couldn't find my Healthy Mix concealer but I love them both), Chanel Soleil Tan De Chanel
Brows - Soap & Glory Archery in Blondshell
Eyes - Stila Smudge Pot in Taupe (can't find a link anywhere, sorry!), L'Oreal Super Liner Eye Liner in Black Lacquer, Lancome Grandiose Mascara
Lips - Autograph Ultimate Wear Long Lasting Lip Lacquer in Ruby Red - This is currently on sale for £3 and is amazing! I wore it for the first time yesterday and am so impressed. It has a nice colour and consistency but what amazed me was the lasting power as it stayed on perfectly through a very greasy, messy dinner - incredible! I will definitely be looking at more colours in the range.

Apologies for the frizzy hair btw, you'll quickly learn that a lot more time and effort goes on my makeup than hair.

Since I've very nearly finished my Healthy Mix Foundation I need a replacement but would like to try something new so if you have any recommendations for foundations for dry skin let me know! Thanks for reading :)

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Kylie Jenner Lips

Kylie Jenner - the latest member of the Kardashian clan to provide us with endless selfies, major wardrobe envy and her most famous asset that everyone is obsessed with.. the lips. How many times in the last 6 months have you heard the phrase "Kylie Jenner lip," whether it's the title of your favourite YouTuber's latest tutorial, your friend describing the colour of lipstick she's after or the latest Daily Mail headline trying to decipher whether the famous pout is real or fake? It's safe to say we are in the middle of a visibly lined, overdrawn, nude lip obsession in the online beauty community and I am just another victim to the hype.. And I love it. Since I first tried this look a few months ago it has been my favourite combination and I have become so used to seeing myself with a fuller pout that I now feel so naked with just lipstick or gloss.

To achieve this look I start by lining my lips with the Rimmel Exaggerate Lip Liner in East End Snob and filling them in. I love the colour of this as it's pink but has enough brown in it to make it a nude shade and also isn't too pale which, I think, is the key to achieving that Kylie shade. This liner is so creamy and smooth and glides on the lips with no tugging and doesn't highlight dry patches the way other lip liners can. I then take the Rimmel 1000 Kisses Lip Liner in Black Tulip and fill in the corners of my lips and line the edges. I like the difference in colour to be visible but soft so I use my finger to blend the edges to avoid a harsh line. Then to finish the lip I use a really old Mac lipstick (Lady Glam Gaga 2 if you're interested - ancient, I know) which was limited edition but any pale nude will do the trick. I swipe a little bit of this in the centre of my lips and this finishes off the ombre effect. These products leave a matte finish which I like but if you like you can apply a gloss on top to give a shiny look.

I think this lip can be the focus of your look if you want it to be by wearing it with glowy skin, mascara and defined brows but I also love it with dark smoky eyes for a night out because even though it's very heavy, it's still neutral in colour so works perfectly for an ultra glam, "done" makeup look.

Let me know in the comments if you have jumped on the bandwagon with the Kylie Jenner lips and, if you have, what are your favourite products to achieve the look?