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Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Chanel Le Rouge Collection No 1

Chanel Le Rouge Collection No 1 review - Lucia Pica

Chanel Le Rouge Collection No 1 review - Lucia Pica

Chanel Le Rouge Collection No 1 review - Lucia Pica

Chanel Le Rouge Collection No 1 review - Lucia Pica


Red eyeshadow is not something that I've ever considered or dabbled in before, its far too outside my comfort zone of neutrals. However, Chanel have managed to pique my interest by releasing their A/W 2016 collection, Chanel Le Rouge Collection No 1.

Chanel Le Rouge Collection No 1 is the first collection by Lucia Pica since taking on the role of Global Creative Makeup and Colour Designer at the beginning of 2015, and it certainly marks a new and exciting direction for Chanel. Lucia is known for her love of bold, strong colour, and Coco Chanel herself was an avid lover of red, so it's no surprise that Lucia's debut collection is centered around striking red hues.

The stars of the show for me are the eye products, namely the Candeur et experience eyeshadow quad. As well as the dreamy red shade, which is made wearable due to it's almost brown/burgundy undertones, there's a warm taupey brown that makes the ideal crease colour or all over base, a more red toned medium brown to add definition and a chocolate brown to intensify and line the eyes. I'm still playing around with combinations at the moment, as I've found this to be a surprisingly versatile little palette that I'm going to get so much wear out of. I have indeed gone to work wearing red eyeshadow and didn't look like I hadn't had any sleep! That's the beauty of the colours in this collection, they're strong but yet so wearable and as you'd expect from Chanel, they're super blendable and well pigmented, with no fall out.

But there's yet more choice for eyes within Chanel Le Rouge Collection No 1. The Illusion D'ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadows really are a force to be reckoned with. Rouge Brule is the most striking rusty orange colour which is certainly a top pick for me. The other cream colour, Rouge Contrast is a reddy brown which makes for a dreamy eyeliner to really make the eyes pop or smudged under the eye to really intensify. I do love a cream formula on the eyes and both of these are such a lovely bouncy texture which has the most wonderful almost foiled effect on the eye.

I tend to pick up a Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof Long-Lasting Eyeliner from the majority of their collections as they're great to throw in your bag to transform your makeup on the go. In Chanel Le Rouge Collection No 1 there are two shades, Eros, a cranberry hue and Agape, a rich brown that really reminds me of MAC Teddy. As they are twist up pens there's no faffing about and I love these creamy eyeliners.

Chanel Le Rouge Collection No 1 is my ideal autumn collection (who knew?), and it's really excited me for what's to follow from Lucia Pica. This isn't one to be missed...

Will you be picking up anything from the collection?

Laura

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Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Five Time Saving Beauty Products

Five time saving beauty products

Time is something that I'm always lacking, and if I can find a multi-tasking beauty product, or one that makes my life easier I'm all over it. We're going to France early tomorrow morning for four days with just cabin luggage, so I've been trying to downsize my life into the smallest collection of products possible. So now is definitely the time to crack out those time saving beauty products.

My new base obsession as you'll know by now is the L'Oreal Nude Magique Cushion Foundation. This is so easy to use thanks to the cushion inside the little tub, and I can apply this in a matter of seconds, just by gently tapping it across my complexion. It's fairly compact, and as the foundation is held in the cushion it's not at all messy and perfect for travel. I think I need to pick up the second shade in the range in the hope I get a little bit of a tan.

Highlight and I are great friends, especially Becca highlighters. The colour pay off is somewhat magical! New to the Jaclyn Hill Champagne collection is the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Slimlight in Champagne Pop. It's the gorgeous gold highlight that we all love in a stick formula. It's not as pigmented as the powder, but its so quick and easy to apply. It's particularly great for applying to the corners of the eye, nose, brow bone and cupids bow, but I've been going to town and using this all over. As it's in a little pen it's so handy and it lives in my bag. I might have to invest in the other two colours that this comes in, Pearl and Topaz.

To really save on time in the morning, tinting brows and lashes is the way to go. I've used the Colorsport 30 Day Brow Tint in Dark Brown*  few times before, and it's a super easy way to disguise any sparse areas (or if you've been a bit tweezer happy!). This is brilliant as it means I can get away with just enhancing the shape of by brow and not needing to spend ages on them of a morning. In the heat this is a life saver, as quite frankly I don't want my brows melting off! Colour-wise, Dark Brown is a good match for me and it's not faded too much since I applied it earlier in the week.

For my eyelashes, the Colorsport 30 Day Mascara in Black* means that I can forget about mascara if I want and go au natural. When I'm on holiday I find the heat, contact lenses and getting a bit hot can irritate my eyes, so the less I need to wear makeup around my eyes, the better. Application is pretty easy, but obviously as it's so close to your eyes a steady hand and taking your time is key. It's a two step process where you simply apply a few coats of the colour solutions to your eyelashes, leaving it on for a minute to develop before doing the same with the colour gel before rinsing it all off. The kit comes with a little pad of papers that you stick under your eye to protect the skin, and it's pretty fool proof. I applied the 30 day mascara twice to give an even blacker colour pay off which I was happy with. My lashes are quite dark anyway, so the result on me is never going to be dramatic, but if you have fair hair then tinting is a must. My lashes are darker and give the illusion of being fuller too.

I do have unruly long eyebrow hairs though so I always have a spoolie on me to keep them in check. I recently started using the Anastasia Beverley Hills Brow Definer, which has a spoolie on one end and a angled flat tip on the other. This makes combing through my brows and slightly outlining the arch super easy. As I've tinted my brows I don't really need to do much to them, but sharpening up the edges and tidying the line underneath makes all the difference. The Brow Definer can create really fine hair like strokes as well as filling in super quickly when turned on it's side, so it couldn't be easier to use. It literally takes about 30 seconds to do each brow; if that isn't time saving at it's best I don't know what is.

What time saving beauty products do you reach for?

Laura

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Thursday, 28 July 2016

A Trio Of Summer Bases

A Trio Of Summer Bases

With summer now upon us in the UK, I'm enjoying keeping things nice and light on my complexion. Now that my blemish marks are fading, I find that all I need is a light fuss-free base to even out any redness and keep my skin glowing.

Over the last few weeks I've done exactly that, keeping it simple with this little round up of bases. One that I recently dug out and have been really enjoying is the bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream. With a generous SPF30, this dewy gel-cream formula is a dream to wear. It's light and hydrating, almost undetectable; but somehow makes my skin look so much more healthy and lit from within. It's so easy to apply, and I usually opt for using my fingers to lightly smooth the soothing cream across my face. This is one that's definitely coming away with me next week when we head over to Monaco for a few days.

A Trio Of Summer Bases

I'm still getting the odd tiny lump and bump, which is more to do with the dryness and irritation that Roaccutane has brought to my skin, and annoyingly I recently had a bit of a reaction to MAC Face & Body recently which resulted in lots of angry pinhead spots. On days like these when I want to heal and disguise any imperfections, the La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo + Unifiant* has been my go to. A new launch in the range, this sheer coverage base is a tinted version of my much loved Effaclar Duo. Effaclar Duo + Unifiant has pretty good, buildable coverage for a sheer product and it blurs out any imperfections instantly, while working to clear breakouts over time. Shade-wise I have the lightest of the two shades, but would welcome a slightly lighter shade if it were available.

The final product in my little trio is the L'oreal Nude Magique Cushion Foundation. Now, I kind of ignored this one for a while until the initial fanfare from the beauty press calmed down, but now it's in my possession I'm rather smitten. Encased in a sponge, this Korean inspired foundation offers a super flattering dewiness that I can't get enough of. When I want my skin to really look its best and to be flawless, this is the one I reach for. The coverage is pretty decent too, given that it is a lighter hydrating formula. I really want to try out the cushion bronzer from the same range now as well.

What bases are you loving for summer?

Laura

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Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Charlotte Tilbury's Hot Lips Lipstick Collection


Charlotte Tilbury's Hot Lips Lipstick Review

A new release by Charlotte Tilbury, the Queen of Makeup herself, is always going to catch my attention, and her new Hot Lips Lipstick collection has not disappointed. On sale from last month, the 16 shade line which includes 12 new shades, are inspired by 12 iconic celebrities from Salma Hayek to Miranda Kerr. And let me tell you, they're gorgeous.

Depending on your preference, there's both mattes and Charlotte's Fallen From The Lipstick Tree formula and shade-wise, there's a wide selection of nudes to deep burgundy hues. Tilbs is also donating £1 from every lipstick sold to Women For Women International during the first two months they're on sale. Personally, I think the donation could be higher and over an indefinite period, but it's still great to see them donating to charity when many (and bigger brands) do not.

Charlotte Tilbury's Hot Lips Lipstick Review

Charlotte Tilbury's Hot Lips Lipstick SwatchesSpoilt for choice, I chose four of the pink shades as I really couldn't narrow it down. My favourite has to be Liv It Up, inspired by Liv Tyler. It's the perfect blue-toned light  nude pink that goes with everything. It's my perfect everyday colour. In the same formula I also opted for Kim KW (no guessing who that was inspired by!). Not too brown, not too pink, it's the ultimate nude and looks awesome next to my pale complexion. I'm not really one for a smokey eye but this would be a great accompaniment. It's also dreamy when paired with a feline flick!

For the mattes (and a matte formula that I adore), I went for Kidman's Kiss, a peachy pink that goes so well with barely there dewy makeup, and as a bottle red-head myself I can see why this was created for Nicole, it looks amazing on pale skins. Lastly, I opted for the more vibrant Bosworth's Beauty. It's a bright blue-based pink that pairs well with toned down natural makeup and perfect skin. Definitely one for a night out (for me anyway). Charlotte Tilbury's matte formula is my absolute favourite. It's actually quite moisturising and lasts well, even on my parched pout.

Will you be checking out the Hot Lips collection and do you have any favourites?

Laura

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Thursday, 14 July 2016

Madame LA LA Self Tan Mousse in Light - A Faux Tan For The Pale Girls

Madame La La Tan in Light Review

I can probably count the number of times I have used a faux tan on one hand, because I'm not too good at it but mainly because they always look so unnatural on me and like I need a darn good bath! I think this is so to change though as I was recently sent the Madame LA LA Self Tan Mousse in Light* and I've most definitely been getting my tan on since! The brand have recently collaborated with Alexander Wang as part of his resort collection which is pretty exciting.

Madame LA LA Self Tan Mousse comes in two shades, one for most skin tones and a version for us pale girls. Not everyone wants a super deep tan, on some it might look odd and others (like me) just want a slight, yet healthy glow, so to have a choice of shades is awesome. Inspired by Malibu Beach and those gorgeously healthy and tanned LA girls, Madame LA LA's tanning products are infused with coconut water and also has aloe, green tea and vitamin E included to hydrate and care for your skin at the same time. Unlike the majority of faux tans out there it doesn't smell of biscuits or potatoes, but instead of dreamy coconut. It's certainly something different!

Application-wise it's all pretty simple. The guide colour is quite good, so it makes life easier for newbies like me. It says that it develops in 3 hours, but to wash off in 10, so I tend to apply it before bed and rinse in the morning. As it is a light tan it doesn't last too long on me, more like 3-4 days than the 10 days Madame LA LA quote. I only put a light layer on but I'm sure that if you apply more you'll get a week or so out of it. Also for that reason it fades really nicely.

Are you a faux tan fan and will you be checking this out?

Laura

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