Made Up: Alexa Chung

Wednesday, 30 April 2014

The Guide: Applying Fake Tan

Sunday, 27 April 2014

A few weeks ago, I had been trialling a fake tan for the blog, and a reader asked me for a guide on applying fake tan in general. I will say now, I'm really no expert and the few tips I do know I have picked up in the same way that everyone does when they are experimenting. I've managed to cut it into a few steps for you all, but it really is about finding what works best for you.

Made Up: Pretending I'm from Paris

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

One of my main inspirations for finally chopping off all my hair was the women of Paris. I kept seeing so many Parisian street looks, with short cropped bobs, and I fell in love. Since the big chop, I've been trying to channel a more Parisian make up look, which to me is a fresh complexion, big eyes, and a nice bold lip.

For the skin, I used No 7 Essentially Natural Foundation in Calico - my go to foundation at the moment - and brightened under the eyes with L'Oreal Lumi Magique Concealer in Light. I contoured ever so slightly, to add a bit of warmth to the face, with The Body Shop Honey Bronzer, and used my favourite blush of the moment, the No 7 Pop & Glow in Mango Sorbet. Finally I dabbed a tiny bit of Seventeen Wow! Skin 3 Way Highlighter on the top of my cheeks - review coming on Friday...

For brows, I used the Sleek Eyebrow Stylist in Light, which I am loving right now. I added Rimmel Scandaleyes Shadow Stick in Taupe to the eyes and blended it out, before adding the L'Oreal Superliner Perfect Slim Black Intense (mouthful or what?) in a neat cat eye flick. I went back to my trusty Max Factor False Lash Effect Mascara, which is starting to dry out a bit so a new one may be finding itself in my shopping basket soon. Finally, on the lips, I applied Topshop Lipstick in Ohh La La, which is a gorgeous coral shade, and is fast becoming my favourite spring shade.

Hair Update #1

Sunday, 20 April 2014

MUA Eyeshadow Palettes

Sunday, 13 April 2014

MUA Eyeshadow Palettes - £4 each. Top - Heaven & Earth; Bottom - Undressed

Patisserie Valerie

Sunday, 6 April 2014

The Round Up - March

Friday, 4 April 2014

As if March is already over! April is here and the weather in the U.K. is rapidly improving, and the evenings are getting lighter! If you follow me on Instagram then you'll know how much I've been loving all the flowers that are out right now! March has also been a fab month for beauty goodness, here are the most popular posts from the month!

Made Up: Charlotte Tilbury - The Dupe Edition

Wednesday, 2 April 2014