Sunday, 16 June 2013

REVIEW: Topshop "Infrared" Lipstick

Hello lovelies, I hope you are all well! I love all things orange, and I wear orange lipstick on a day-to-day basis, so when I saw this colour in Topshop I had to pick it up and buy it. I have never before owned a Topshop lipstick but have always wanted to try one and I must say, I am quite impressed. "Infrared" is a beautiful bright orange shade, it looks just as bright on the lips which I love. It is a lovely texture and does not feel at all drying (and my lips have the tendency to be rather on the dry side) and the colour lasts really well. This colour has definitely made me want to try more Topshop lipsticks, if there are any colours you would recommend be sure to let me know in the comments!

Thank you for reading! :)

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

REVIEW: Clinique Redness Solutions Makeup SPF 15

Hello lovelies, I hope you are all well! Since suffering badly with teenage-acne a year or two ago my skin has been left horribly red and scarred. So with my love for Clinique foundations in mind, I was super interested in trying this too see if it really could make a difference.

This foundation really does work, usually I will put on foundation then cover up any visible redness with concealer but when I use this foundation, the only place I need to put concealer is under my eyes - amazing! This foundation gives a really good coverage, it will literally camouflage any imperfections. However, whilst giving such a full-on coverage, this foundation does not fail to give the skin a beautiful, natural glow.

My only dislike towards this foundation is that I find it's not brilliantly suited to my oily skin-type, I find myself getting shiner than usual throughout the day and having to powder more often. 

My mum and auntie both suffer with rosacea and use this foundation. It really does cover the redness in their cheeks and would honestly leave someone with no knowledge of their skin condition completely unaware. It is impressive stuff!

Thank you for reading!! :)

Sunday, 2 June 2013

FOTD: Everyday Make-up

Hello lovelies, I hope you are all well! This make-up is what I turn to pretty much every day so I thought it was worth sharing with you all!

bareMinerals Original SPF 15 Foundation in 'Fairly Light'
bareMinerals Warmth All-Over Face Colour
bareMinerals Mineral Veil
Dainty Doll Cream Blush in 'Billion Dollar Babies'
Rimmel Wake Me Up concealer in 'Ivory'

Natural Collection eyeshadow in 'Crushed Walnut'

Natural Collecion 'Sea Shell' across the lid with 'Crushed Walnut' blended into the crease
Maybelline Gel Eyeliner in 'Black'
No 7 Stay Perfect Amazing Eyes Pencil in 'Brown' blended under the eye
Benefit They're Real Mascara

Revlon Lip Butter in 'Tutti Fruiti'

I love the bareMinerals foundation/bronzer/mineral veil combination on my face, it leaves my skin looking so healthy and glowy but still completely natural and not too shiny. I reviewed the Dainty Doll Cream Blush in my previous post so you can read more on that there. The Rimmel Wake Me Up concealer really does brighten up underneath the eyes, I also find it works fine on any blemishes too.
I like a strong brow and 'Crushed Walnut' makes it so easy to achieve. It also creates the perfect shadow when blended through the crease over 'Sea Shell'. I don't feel myself without black eyeliner and the Maybelline Gel eyeliner has always been my favourite for this. I like to put a little brown eyeliner underneath the eye then blend it in with my finger to create a subtle smoky effect. Then when it comes to mascara, Benefit's 'They're Real' is famously brilliant.
I wear Revlon's 'Tutti Fruiti' Lip Butter near enough everyday, it's perfect because it is a lovely colour but is not too heavy and is  moisturising on the lips.

Thank you for reading!! :)