All posts tagged: nars

Boldly Bare

Who says you have to go all out to be knockout? From sheer foundations to beautifully enhanced brows and soft balmy lips, take your makeup bare to feel bold this summer. The standout trend from S/S18 was to bare it all and I am so here for it! From flawless filtered Charlotte Tilbury skin to Glossier ‘I just woke up like this‘ vibes, I am ready to go sheer and glossy in the hopes that I too, will look somewhat like Gigi Hadid. Boy Brow recently changed my life, framed my face and ensured I would receive kudos from commuters. Stroked upwards, my brows appear bushy and ready for anything – What more do I need? Thanks Glossier. Dior Lip Glow has been rolling around in the bottom of my handbag for years but now my cult favourite is available in 9 hydrating shades. When I’m not swiping on 001, I’m rubbing Lanolips Lemonade into my chapped pout as it’s the perfect primer to prep for lipstick. I’m in a casual relationship with the IT …

My Beauty Secrets

It was August 2014 when I bought my very first jar of Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream. A pop-up counter had just arrived in Selfridges Manchester and I was absolutely desperate to try the mystical potion of wonder for myself. 3 years on and countless different creams later, I find myself right back where I started – infatuated with Magic Cream. From Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré to Clarins HydraQuench and Kiehls Ultra Face Cream, nothing compares to CT MC, despite all my eager efforts. My secret to beautiful skin is a thorough skincare routine; this sumptuous crème has a light and illuminating formula like no other and instantly hydrates my lacklustre complexion. Magic Cream exudes a decadent rose aroma that is delicately feminine and as the glamorous jar resides on my vanity, I can’t help but think that this cream will always be worth its mighty £70 price tag. As I discussed here, I love using cream products especially in the summer because they create such a radiant and skin-like finish. Thus, when I spied the Nars Orgasm …

Contour Me Pretty

I can never leave the house without contouring; adding a subtle shadow to sculpt my face makes all the difference to any makeup look. I have noticed that some find the entire prospect of a ‘contour’ completely overwhelming, like what product is best? And what brush do I use? And where do I put it? Should I blend it? Etc. My three tips I’ve learnt when contouring is suck in your cheeks, make sure you put the product in the right place! You should be able to see the natural shadow when you pout, making it a whole lot easier. Second, blend, blend, and blend! Depending on the amount of definition you want, blending the bronzer or contour colour well will make such a difference, even if you want to build up the colour, blend after each application. And third, less is often more. A contour job for everyday and for an occasion/evening is very different, however the majority of the time less is more. A cool toned blush will often look more natural and …

What I Got For Christmas 2014

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and New Year and got everything you were hoping for. I always love seeing what others got for Christmas and so I thought I would do a post myself, showing you my highlights!  I was inundated with incredible treats this year, many of which have been on my wishlist for months! Firstly I got a few books. One I’d been thinking of getting for a while now was Pretty Honest by Sali Hughes. I’m not a massive fan of ‘rule books’ when it comes to make up however I’ve heard such wonderful things about this and so I was pleased to find it under the tree. I then opened some wonders from Laura Mercier. The Ambre Vanillé Honey Bath, Ambre Vanillé Soufflé Body Cream, Creme Brûlée Soufflé Body Cream and the Fan Powder makeup brush. I have been using the body soufflés day and night since I got them and I think they’re an amazing moisturizer. Not too thick at all and they sink into the skin beautifully …

November Favourites

I have discovered so many amazing products this month and I’ve been reaching for some much loved old favourites as well! The Christmas Chanel palette is my new obsession, I adore dark smokey eyes and this fits that brief perfectly, with a shimmery twist. With 5 new shades, this is my favourite Chanel palette, all the shadows are pigmented, creamy and blend like a dream. This is also limited edition, which adds to the luxurious element. To blend all this eyeshadow this month I have been finding myself reaching for my Mac 217 constantly. Everyone needs this brush, it is simply the best. On my nails this month I have been wearing this Maybelline Gel Nail Polish in Rose Poudrè.  I find it lasts a good 7 days before any small chips appear. It is also a great subtle colour for work and matches everything, despite not being a very wintery varnish. I am always looking for a pink nude shade! The Tom Ford Lips & Boys collection has been taking the beauty industry by …

An Afternoon at NARS with Benoit Dumont

Last week, I went to NARS to pick up a Radiant Creamy Concealer, a much-needed product in my handbag makeup pochette. In addition to this welcomed coverage, I also met Benoit Dumont, an international makeup artist and NARS Stylist. From Paris to London to New York fashion week, Benoit has done it all, with over thirteen years experience, the amount I learnt in the afternoon I had with him was phenomenal. I didn’t want my limited time with Benoit to be wasted and so I asked the pro all my burning questions! Benoit has worked with the likes of Marc Jacobs and Alexander Wang, so I knew I was in terribly good hands. For my makeup, we went with a trend I am loving right now, the grunge smokey eye and naked lip. Nude lip pick? To my surprise, Benoit loves the Kardashian nude lip joystick … I’ve never tried it however it will be ordered this week! Benoit and I both agree that the skin is essential. Prepping your complexion is key and something Benoit is …