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Monday, 25 November 2013

Current Favourites: Skincare & Beauty


I don't know about you but my "likes" on BL is practically my shopping list that sets me back a few bob every now and then... 

I have to admit I do tend to buy into the hype even although some hyped about products become 'nah' after a few uses however I have two products that did not fail to please. The Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Diffused Light gives the most beautiful yet natural highlight under my eyes and it creates miracles in photographs by blurring blemishes. I have really ouly skin but I recently experienced a bad breakout and I was left with dry patched where the spots were, this is where the Embryolisse Lait-Creme Concentrate worked a treat! It seen rid of any dry patches and left my skin feeling soft and smooth. 

Another setting that I have been enjoying using recently is the Ben Nye Natural Set loose powder; like I said before I have very oily skin so I often need to blot and touch up my makeup so I love when I find a powder that you can touch up with and it doesn't leave your face looking "cakey". It's very sheer and doesn't add extra coverage. 

By Terry Cover Expert has been my foundation of choice recently simply because it feels light on the skin but covers imperfection and evens out skintone. And... it is the only foundation that has ever matched my skintone perfectly! 

Lastly is my favourite lip combo. I have been loving peach/nude lips and I have my eye on the Lime Crime Babette lipstick but until I get my hands on it I am having to make do with M.A.C Honeylove matte lipstick and Topshop Whimsical

Have any "hyped" products made it into your makeup bag? 

Ta'ra x     

Limited Edition: Guerlain Crazy Terracotta


Please forgive the lateness of this post! 
I have now seen this blush/bronzer appear on a multitude of blogs over the last few weeks! 

First of all I would like to applause Guerlain for once again delivering such luxurious packaging! It has that sofisticated "old" feel, worthy of an old Hollywood movie star! However when you open the compact you are presented with the product that is somewhat the complete opposite to the outside packaging concluding the name "Crazy Terracotta". 




The powder itself is a mosaic of warm shimmery browns and there is also a pop of colour with some light peach and bright pink. 



I prefer to swirl my brush in the powder picking up every shade and applying a strong wash of colour to my cheeks - whatever I have left on the brush I like to sweep across the high points of my face to give a healthy glow (even in the winter). It distributes just the right amount of "glow" so you don't look too shimmery or shiny. 

Lastly I just want to touch on the scent... the powder to me is very perfumed and may be off putting for some people and people with sensitive skin should be awear! Luckily I don't mind the smell and I love the finish of the powder & how it looks on the skin! 

Have you tried anything from the new Guerlain Crazy Paris collection?

Ta'ra x