All posts tagged: lipstick

Chantecaille Summer Must-Haves

When it comes to summer makeup, I prefer to use cream products instead of powders, mainly because I don’t want a really heavy look but also because creams create a natural radiance which feels weightless on the skin. The Chantecaille Radiance Gel Bronzer is my summer must-have as it blends so seamlessly with a brush or fingers and provides a long-lasting beach glow like no other; I’ve used it every day for the past few weeks and I adore it. This gel bronzer is ultra-moisturising and adds a natural luminosity to the complexion, ideal for those beachy days. Initially, I combine a small amount of the gel with my primer to create a sheer tanned base then after applying my foundation, I blend it across my cheeks and over the highpoints of the face to create a sun-kissed glow. It’s such a lightweight product that surpasses any of my other cream bronzers; since the gel consistency is like an additional layer of skincare, it gives you that no-makeup makeup look we all love. Now, you …

Tom Ford Gives Me LIFE

There will always be something about Tom Ford that I simply can’t resist… From falling in love at 16, I’ve been in a committed relationship ever since. There is no other beauty brand that I love as much as TF; from the Gold Dust bronzing powder to the Noir de Noir Private Blend fragrance, they get it right every time. Lately I have been loving using my Traceless Foundation Stick, the best foundation I have ever bought and that is definitely saying something, as my collection currently houses over 12 different foundations. The coverage and longevity is insane and after applying my skin looks glowy and radiant. If I have an event, party or simply want to feel my sassy self on a Wednesday morning, I will always reach for my TF Stick as it blends effortlessly and is so easy to carry in my bag throughout the day for quick touch-ups. I feel like I’ve been banging on about how incredible Tom Ford products are since I began EKD in 2014, but it’s something you just …

My Burberry

It’s no secret that I am all about those Burberry vibes! So when it came to choosing a reward from work, I excitedly jumped at the opportunity to pick the My Burberry fragrance. Grinning wickedly, I spritzed it eager to relish in the aroma and as anticipated, it instantly evoked happy memories of my favourite Regent Street destination, Thomas’s. My Burberry is not a typical choice for me as I am a Tom Ford Private Blend gal however, this is the scent of Burberry Regent Street and a reminder of many happy London days, therefore I am so pleased and proud to add it to my collection. Coincidently, I had just ordered a Burberry Beauty lipstick from the Full Kisses range – Light Crimson No.517, a beautiful coral pink shade I have been trying to locate after spying in the Covent Garden store back in April. The complimentary next day delivery and gift wrap service is the greatest I have come across, just look at that beautiful packaging!  “My Burberry is a joyful scent that …

Tom Ford Ravish Cheek Colour

I’m going to go right out and say it – Tom Ford is my favourite makeup brand of all time. There – I said it, and I meant it. I adore Tom Ford, always have and always will. Unfortunately, I’ve not come across much that can compete on Tom’s level… From the dreamy packaging, exceptional product quality and outstanding customer service, Tom Ford wins and today, TF is winning with my new favourite Cheek Colour – Ravish. I picked this up a few months ago and have been addicted ever since. I find the quality of Tom Ford powder products – whether that be a bronzer, highlight or blush – to be amazing. They’re buttery smooth and blend seamlessly, with amazing colour payoff and longevity – What else could you possibly want? Ravish is amazing paired with a nude or red lip and that diversity is something I look for when choosing my everyday makeup bag products. I would say Ravish is a rich pink with red undertones and slight shimmer. It looks bold in …

Mac Retro Matte Liquid Lipsticks

Back in January, after observing the huge trend of matte liquid lipsticks for long enough, I decided to get up to speed and order the latest release – Mac Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour. I picked up two shades, a peachy nude, Back In Vogue and a rich cranberry red, Dance With Me. My initial thoughts were really positive… I don’t mind the packaging – I find it pretty standard for Mac, the shade range is also good and the price point is OK at £21 each. I first swatched each shade on my wrist to see what the colouring and texture was like. I was impressed on first swatch as both were very pigmented, smooth and opaque which is what I would look for in a liquid lipstick. I then went to try them on the lips, both applied with ease although I would recommend using a lip liner to ensure absolute precision as once they dry, they really set. I would describe the formula as a creamy mousse and the applicator felt smooth and easy to navigate. They don’t …

Burberry Beauty

I have been meaning to do a write up of my makeup pieces from Burberry Beauty for so long and luckily it was requested last week by the lovely Eva. I know you’ve heard me bang on about how much I love the Earthy blusher (here), but there are a few other products I am obsessed with too. In addition to that, I also have a few items I’ve been lusting after, so I’ll share my Burberry wish list with you too! Starting with lipsticks, the first I bought was Nude Beige No.01 from the Burberry Kisses collection. I picked this up the week they were released after seeing Lily Pebbles use it after attending a Burberry Beauty event. It looks very nude in the swatch however it is slightly sheer but also still very build-able. I find it looks stunning patted into the lips over lip balm. It’s pretty long lasting, balmy and hydrating and I love the sheer yet pigmented finish. I often keep this in my handbag, so the packaging is pretty scratched! After falling in …

Tom Ford Soleil Collection

I vividly remember my first ever experience with Tom Ford… I was around sixteen, and wanted to treat myself to a lipstick. I was a newb in makeup and had recently invested in a blush, tinted moisturiser, perfume, brushes and an eyeshadow quad, all from Chanel. My makeup bag was pretty small but definitely my pride and joy – even at that point. I was in Manchester one Thursday afternoon, and I found myself truly in awe of the Tom Ford counter… Champagne on ice. Hours later I emerged from Selfridges, feeling somewhat transformed. That was the first time my eyebrows had been drawn on, we went for Violet Fatale lipstick, stick foundation and masses of metallic cream eyeshadow. That was also the day I was introduced to the entire concept of ‘contouring.’ I had never felt so glamorous and naturally, I left with more than just a lipstick… Over four years later, I still shop at that very counter and I will only be assisted by that very wonderful makeup artist. #Loyalty When I got …

My Santorini Makeup Look

I was discussing with my friend the other day about outfit and makeup planning… Something I like to do before I drift off into a deep beauty sleep – why is it called that? I usually wake up with a new spot right in the centre of my forehead and an unsightly kink in my hair… When an occasion pops up, be it a London trip, a family dinner or a summer getaway, my makeup look must be premeditated. Since my collection is forever growing, I like to shop my stash and make use of products or add new ones, when I can and so… I have my Santorini makeup look with hues of turquoise and coral! First up, we have my Chanel Les Beige Tinted Moisturiser. I use the shade 010 however I think I will be picking up 020 when I am tanned. I bought this a few months ago and I have used it everyday since – My ten foundations are feeling neglected, I’m sure! – I adore this product, it has …

I Need You, Arthur

I am no stranger to Chanel lipsticks. I do believe Mademoiselle, 05 Rouge Coco was my first ever high-end lipstick, and one that is still a staple in my collection. I adore Chanel for beauty, a reliable and firm favourite, my go-to when I need to add glamour into my afternoon! Last week I picked up Arthur, 440, the first release from the new Rouge Coco collection, launching on March 15th. I am in love. I have never come across such a pigmented, long-lasting and hydrating lipstick, EVER. This is by far my new obsession, I love it! Arthur is an orangey red shade, perfect for Spring/Summer. I pair it with another new launch from the Chanel Spring collection, Capucine, 92 lip liner. I find using a good lip liner with a bold colour will stop it from bleeding and make it even more long-lasting. I’ve had so many compliments when I’ve been wearing Arthur, which has been non-stop this past week! I like to pair it with Tom Ford Cream colour in Platinum on …

How To Look Good Nude

There is nothing quite like a nude lip to compliment a perfected smokey eye and bronzed skin. Be it a brown or pink nude, I love them all! Nude lips are classic, understated and give a sophisticated touch to any makeup look. I love that a nude lip is so versatile, it can be glossy and seductive or effortless and beach ready! Blush Nude by Tom Ford is my go-to nude lippy; I do believe I am on my 4th or 5th bullet! This shade of pink nude is my perfect match. I like to use either the Charlotte Tilbury Lip liner in Pillow Talk, or Mac What Comes Naturally as liner. Sometimes I will use both to create a more defined and plump look. I adore the formula of TF lipsticks; I don’t believe I have found anything that beats them. Blush Nude is no exception, being creamy, highly pigmented and long lasting, not to mention the stunning packaging! You can never have too many Tom Ford lipsticks, thus why I have another nude …