Whatsalon 2019

Whatsalon 2019

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Imagery by Amanda Thomas

A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to take part in a photo shoot for Whatsalon. Whatsalon are a beauty app, soon to be launching in the UK, who aim to connect beauticians, hairdressers and makeup artists with clients within seconds. Users of the app can search easily for appointments in their regular salons, or somewhere new if they need an appointment fast. This easy way of booking means that you no longer have to call or text to make an appointment, and it can be done whenever you have a spare second in the day… or even night. It will also enable users to search for new salons in the area, looking at images and reading reviews to see if it fits in with where they would like to go.

There is also going to be a second app, which is for freelancers in the industry, whether that be beauty, hair or make-up artists. This app is going to be called Whatsalon Go, and has all the functionality of a salon booking system, customized to the unique needs of the freelancer. It is now available online, or via the app which can be found in any app store. 

For the shoot, Amanda Thomas was the photographer, known for her work in the fashion and portrait industry. I do a lot of shoots for my blog, but as you can imagine, nothing is the same as this. I don’t think a camera lens has ever been so close to my face!

I felt honoured to be in with the chance of working with Whatsalon, modelling two makeup looks for their social media and app launch. So the day consisting of meeting three wonderful, local makeup artists, two of which created two very different looks for me. The first look was created by Shari Knowles, a very talented freelance makeup artist in Bristol, who also works part time for Bobbi Brown. I was really excited to see what she was going to create for me, as Bobbi Brown is usually the kind of look that I go for. They always seem very much about natural looking makeup looks, that are flawless in texture and subtle in colour. Shari did not disappoint, and I was utterly in love with the look. The whole look used mostly MAC, another brand I really love. It had bold and sparkly eyes, with a huge depth of colour throughout, as well as a dewy finish to my skin. I also got to test out some individual eye lash extensions, which really brought the eye look together. It was bold, and something I only wish I could create on my own. To finish the look, and in my eyes what brought it all together was the red lip. The red lip was created using a MAC liner in shade REDD, and a liquid lip in shade QUITE THE STANDOUT.

The second look that was created on me was by Danny Williams, another great local makeup artist. This look was all created using Anastasia Beverly Hills. This look was very different to the first, and in some ways a little more casual. In fact, in my eyes it was much more of a glamorous every day look. I have never actually tried Anastasia Beverly Hills before, so was really excited to see what look was created. Danny created a warm, deep pinky eye with a gentle shimmer, complimented by another dewy face look. The highlighter was gorgeous! The contouring was also beautiful, with so much definition added to my cheeks. For lips, we went with a very neutral, glossy look. The whole thing came together perfectly, and looked so naturally pretty on camera.

Watch the vlog! Linked below is a little BTS video of the day. I hope you enjoy!

For more information on Whatsalon, please visit the website here.

On the shoot. 

Whatsalon

Amanda Thomas

Shari Knowles

Danny Williams

Alex Niven

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This blog post is a paid for collaboration with Whatsalon, however all views and opinions are my own.

All images featured in this blog blog as owned by Whatsalon. 

A huge thank you to Naomi, and Whatsalon, for this opportunity.

Discovering Tropic Skincare

Discovering Tropic Skincare

 The products featured in this blog post have been gifted to me by Tropic Skincare.

Imagery by Hana Dallimore Photography

So a little while ago, Ryannan contacting me via Instagram regarding some products from Tropic Skincare. Ryannan is an ambassador for the brand and was really keen for me to try a few products to see how I liked them, as she is so passionate about everything they have to offer. I have been trying the products Ryannan kindly sent me over the last few months, and have really loved getting to know this brand. As you are all aware by now, discovering new skincare brands is something I love most about blogging, and it always amazes me when I find products I love just as much as the ones before.

Tropic Skincare stand for three things: freshly made, cruelty free and natural. What else could you want from a brand?

All products made by Tropic Skincare are freshly created by the Beauty Chefs in their Surrey kitchen every day. This in itself, made me love the brand as it seems so personal that it is all made in a small kitchen, not that far away from home. When I picture a lot of big, famous skincare brands, which don’t get me wrong I still love, I imagine them all being made in huge factories by robots, with very little love going into them. When I read more into Tropic Skincare, this wasn’t the feeling I got. It felt like a very personal, family driven brand, which it is, and something about that just made me connect with them. 

Susie, founder of Tropic Skincare, approached Sir Lord Alan Sugar back in 2011 where she did not win the series, but he did invest in her company anyway as he did see big potential in the brand. Susie says “My grandma, a medicinal chemist and toxicologist, always taught me that, like our bodies, our skin needs feeding with healthy, nourishing and, most importantly, natural ingredients. Growing up in Cairns, Tropical North Queensland, Australia, I was surrounded by an abundance of natural ingredients, including fresh aloe vera plants and exotic fruit trees. The environment I grew up in has had a huge effect on the products we create at Tropic.”

All ingredients sourced by Tropic Skincare come from the Amazon rainforest, Polynesia, Australia and many more exotic regions brimming with powerful, botanical actives. All the products created by Tropic Skincare are cruelty free, which is something that is becoming so important to me now, as well as not using derivatives that harm the welfare of animals.

So, what products have I been using and loving?

Smoothing Cleanser | £16  & Vitamin Toner | £14

I always categorise a cleanser and toner together, as they are always used one after the other in my skin care regime. I have always had difficulty finding cleansers that work for my skin, as I have very sensitive skin that is prone to irritation from bad products. Therefore, I am only ever able to use products that contain natural ingredients. Since discovering a variety of brands that are healthier for my skin, I have found the process of finding good cleansers even easier. This range is no exception. The cleanser is easy to use, melts away makeup and leaves my skin feeling fresh and perfectly clean. The toner is gentle on the skin and does not cause any irritation. Both together, I feel reassured that my skin is well looked after and nourished keeping it healthy on an everyday basis. I would also like to add that I think the price point of these two products is amazing. The mid-range price point has not affected the good quality of the products. So, I am one happy bunny.

Skin Feast Nourishing Moisturiser | £24

My favourite part of the day, well two times a day, is moisturising my skin. I love how comforted it makes me feel, and my face always feels so alive when I have hydrated the skin properly. I have got a few moisturisers in my collection that I love, and this one has quickly become a favourite amongst them. It is silky soft, not at all oily, and super hydrating. The benefits of the moisturiser also mean that my makeup is applied more evenly, and without a doubt, lasts longer throughout the day.

*skincare tip – in the morning, always do your skincare first. Then have your breakfast and shower. This way your skin has time to absorb the ingredients and the effects will last much longer.

Super Greens Nutrient Boost Oil | £42

About two years ago, I started using my first ever serum, and have loved them ever since. I have tried and tested a few different products, and have to say, have not yet found one that doesn’t work for me. This vibrant green oil was the first thing I noticed in my package, and I was so incredibly excited to try it. The Super Green Nutrient Boost Oil is an award winning beauty oil, which should be used after cleansing and toning, just before applying your moisturiser. This product itself sinks into the skin providing it with all the nutrients it needs to thrive. Serums and oils work mainly to prevent signs of ageing and pigmentation, so unfortunately at my age, I cannot yet tell you if they actually work. However, I am reassured by the science behind them, and have utterly enjoyed using this product. It just feels so good knowing all the green goodness is going into my skin. 

Mini Tamanu Balm | £16

Moving on to body now. This balm was a product that Ryannan raved about when we first started talking, and I was so excited to try it as I never have tested anything like it before. It is a multiuse product, designed to target scars, stretch marks, eczema and signs of damaged skin. Enhanced with anti-oxidant rich ingredients, this product is known as a skincare hero, and a must have for every bathroom cabinet. I am all for being proud of our bodies, lumps bumps and all, but if there is something on the market that can reduce things that do concern me, then I am going to try it. I tested this product on one area of my body. Just above my boobs, I have stretch marks that are still quite purple. My boob size changes a lot with my weight, so stretch marks to often appear here for me. I have been using the balm for a few weeks, and have already seen the marks slowly start to reduce. No, it is not a miracle worker and has not made them disappear completely, but I am confident that with time, they are going to keep getting less and less.

Coconut Cream Whipped Body Velvet | £28

The final product that I was able to try is the Coconut Cream Whipped Body Velvet. I was so excited about this one, as I love trying anything new to moisturise my skin. And, anything coconut has my undivided attention! The first thing I noticed about this product was the silky smooth consistency, that just melts into your skin when you apply. It isn’t overly oily, which I love, and it adds such a lovely natural glow to the skin. A complete must have on your bedside table to top up each evening.

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The products featured in this post were gifted to me, however I have not been paid to produce this post and ALL views and opinions are entirely my own.

The Honest Truth | My Rodial Beauty Review

The Honest Truth | My Rodial Beauty Review

So a few months ago I jumped onto the Rodial sale hype and ordered a few products to try out. I ordered three products and paid £40 for what should have cost £252. I wanted to put this post together, as there will probably never be another time in my life when I can afford, or even want to pay this much money for skincare. A brand like this is something that I would just never consider having as part of my everyday skincare regime, so this was the only opportunity I would have to test out the products and see if they really are worth the money. I bought a selection of products, mainly from the most popular section, as well as a hero product box to get a little variety of what they offer. I have never used Rodial before, nor heard too much about them, so this was a real opportunity to see what they were like with no assumptions already in my mind. I want this to be a very honest review, so will also be comparing the products to those I use already as part of my healthy skincare regime.

I never want to use this as a space to spread negativity, however just as an introduction, the reviews are very mixed when it comes to what I have tried.

My current skin care regime, which I have been using for a long time before trying Rodial includes brands such as Guinot, Alumier MD and BeautyLab London. It has taken me a while to find products that are right for me, but I finally got there. My skin has never felt or looked healthier. One thing I wanted to achieve from the Rodial products, for the cost, was instant results and a much healthier glow. For me, this didn’t happen. Obviously, everything I say in this post is only relevant to my experience and my skin type. So what didn’t work for me, could still work for you.

Bee Venom Moisturiser

This was the product that I was most excited about, as it is the only product from Rodial that I had heard of before buying into the brand. This product is claimed by beauty critics to be revolutionary in the industry, using an advanced formula that revitalises the skin for a naturally younger finish. Some of the key benefits include the use of bee venom to plump and smooth the appearance of lines and wrinkles; vitamin C to promote an even skin tone and correct sun damage; as well as long lasting hydration. I have probably used this product the most out of the whole selection I purchased from Rodial as it is the one I was the most excited for. As I said before, this is going to be an entirely honest review, so this is the product that I needed to start with as I have very mixed feelings. I definitely noticed an instant glow to my face after using this product and during the days afterwards (whilst carrying on using it morning and night), as well as a much more even skin tone. However, compared to using my usual moisturiser from Guinot, I definitely noticed that my skin was not as hydrated as normal. I also found that the product was not rich and did not feel luxurious when applied. For the price of £160, I would expect to have all these features, especially compared to my Guinot product that costs £50. All in all, it is an okay product and definitely does a lot of what it suggests, but for the price tag I do expect to be blown away.

White Brightening Mask

This so far has been my favourite product out of the whole Rodial selection. I started using face masks in about March of this year when I really wanted to better my skin care regime. I have got through countless of products trying to find the right one for me, and if I’m being honest, I have found  a few that I like but none that I love. This one, I have really enjoyed using. Unlike most other face masks, it has much more of a gel like consistency, and is a clear product that you apply evenly over the face. It covers very easily and doesn’t dry the skin out by any means. I always remove the product after 10 minutes with some warm water and my face is left to feel baby soft. The results over the next few days are always consistent, with a much more hydrated face and even skin tone. It is an easy to use product and in my opinion, well worth the money.

 

 

Dragons Blood Sculpting Gel

 

So for me, this is the product that I have seen the least results from, probably because it is something that needs to be used over a longer period of time, and being only 20 I probably don’t need my skin to look plumper yet. There may be a few people hating on me right now for saying that…but give it 10 years and I will probably bring this product out again! I have heard really good things about the long term effects of using this, so would definitely still recommend it if you suffer from dehydrated skin and to reduce the effects of ageing.

Stem Cell Superfood Cleanser

 

 

I was really excited about using this product as I am such a sucker for a really nice cleanser. You can easily take this product out the pot with your hands and work it into your skin like a cream, however it obviously doesn’t soak in. This cleanser was so gentle on the skin and easily removed all remaining makeup and thoroughly cleaned my skin. Using the muslin cloth I removed the product with warm water and was left with super fresh, baby soft skin. Following my remaining skincare products my skin felt incredibly after using this product.

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Bee Venom Moisturiser  

White Brightening Mask 

 

Hero Discovery Set

 

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A Luxury Experience with Dior

A Luxury Experience with Dior

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of visiting Kieran, the manager at Dior beauty House of Fraser in Bristol. Dior for me has always been my go to for true luxury and elegance in a beauty brand, from their fabulous range of makeup and competitive skincare products, not forgetting their gorgeous fragrances. The first product I ever bought from Dior was a bright red lipstick a few years ago, which I still use and love to this day. In fact, it is my staple lip colour during the festive season. It is a part of their infamous Dior Addict range, in a beautiful silver packaging, that boasts high quality and a unique selection of colours. Being able to go along to Dior, I was incredibly lucky to try out a huge variety of their products, which was absolute heaven. My face was transformed, and Kieran created a look which I have been trying so hard to replicate ever since.

Dior for me hasn’t just got it with beauty, but also their fragrance and fashion. Being a keen follower of those high up in the fashion industry, I adore admiring those wearing bespoke Dior and am always able to identify when it is a piece from this truly beautiful brand. Victoria McGrath from Inthefrow always looks incredible in her Dior pieces.

During my experience at Dior, I learnt a lot about the beauty and skincare products they have on offer, as well as the services they are able to provide at the counters. I love my makeup and skincare, however have always been someone who finds it quite hard approaching counters and asking to test out products. It just isn’t in my nature and I am always unsure as to what services they actually offer. At Dior, Kieran and his fabulous team in Bristol, work so hard to provide an exquisite service and will always be open to helping you select the right products for your beauty bag, and your skin needs. I honestly felt like I was in the best hands, and it was just so heart-warming to speak with someone who was so passionate about the beauty industry and the brand they work for.

Before starting my makeup, Kieran and I discussed my usual makeup habits and what I love in my looks, as well as a variety of others things of course. I think in the end I was at the counter for over two hours! Time flies when you’re having fun! The look I was going to have was developed around the beautiful eye shadow palette named ‘inflame’. It really brought my eyes to life and was so rich in colour. Using these deep red tones, I also got to experience a whole variety of other Dior products that best complimented the eye look as well as my skin type and of course personality. I usually go for a very subtle, feminine look, which I think Dior cater for extremely well. Their makeup products and looks created are always representative of their brand, and in my view completely timeless in their beauty.

 

The first step in creating the look was obviously removing my pathetic excuse for an everyday look and a applying a little skincare. Kieran started with a Micellar Water, known from Dior as a new generation of Micellar Water, that offers a combination of powerful makeup remover as well as a comforting texture. Up until this point, I had not yet found a product that didn’t irritate my skin. This was so gentle, I had no idea that it even was a Micellar Water. Followed by this was the Capture Youth Redness Soother Serum, a product designed to sooth and balance out red or sensitive skin. This beautiful products contains a blend of cotton peptides derived from natural sources for skin, that appears smooth and even. As a bonus, the bottle is incredibly beautiful and would look perfect on any night stand.

To then hydrate the skin, Kieran used three key products. Dior Hydra Life Intense Rescue Sorbet Crème, Dreamskin Perfector and Dreamskin Cushion 012. I was reassured by the cream that my skin was hydrated, and was thrilled to try out the two products from the Dreamskin line, designed to prevent lines and signs of ageing. All the products worked beautifully together and my skin felt baby soft. For me, what was also amazing, was just how good my fresh faced skin made me feel.

 

Complexion

I am always very basic when it comes to my face makeup, often using the lightest foundation from any range and just a little contouring to make me look awake! Pale problems!

To begin with, Kieran used the Dior Airflash Mist and Setting Spray to prep the skin allowing for a more even coverage of foundation. This was a very cool product, that all you have to do is spray over your face as opposed to rubbing in as I have always done with other products.

The foundation used was also a spray from the Airflash collection, however Kieran opts to spray onto the brush as opposed to face to reduce product wastage. I couldn’t agree more with him on this. It was very light in colour, obviously to match my skin type and was applied incredibly easily. It had amazing coverage and a beautiful dewy finish which I always sway towards when choosing a foundation. To finish the foundation look and keep everything in place, Kieran used the Forever Translucent Loose Powder (001).

To add some colour and definition to my face, Kieran used the Nudeair Mineral Bronze which I absolutely adored. It added just the right amount of colour to my face, whilst also keeping a very natural and polished look. To the apples of my cheeks, I got to try the Rouge Blush (250), which just added that little bit of colour that the look was in need of. This is very new to the Dior range. Finally, to highlight, Kieran added a subtle amount of Nudeair Luminizer (002), which just completely brought it all together. I love a light sweep of highlighter, and always dread leaving the house with too much on! This look was the perfect amount for me.

Eyes

As I mentioned earlier, this whole look was based around the eye colour, which is from a 5 shadow palette called Inflame (767). The beautiful rich tones really brought my eyes to life, and the lessons Kieran taught me for applying eye shadows were just completely priceless. I have always completely winged it when it comes to eye makeup (no pun intended), so it was really nice to hear from an expert and learn all about how it is actually meant to be done. Starting with the light shades around the eye and in the corner, Kieran then applied the beautiful red to the centre before finishing with the darkest shade along my lash line. The final stage was where it really all came together and the look ‘Inflame’ was glaringly obvious.

 

To finish the eyes, Kieran used the Pump n Volume mascara which added endless length to my lashes. I couldn’t believe how long and volumized they were! I have only ever had one designer mascara before and this really reminded me of how incredible they are for a quick and easy look. You really do get what you pay for.

Then for brows, we used the Browstyler which was so simple. You draw through where you feel you need a little more colour and texture in your brows and then brush through, brushing the hairs upwards. My brows looked defined and instantly volumized. It was so quick, which is the biggest thing I usually look for in a brow product.

Lips

To finish this beautiful look, I opted for a red lip as I knew it would complement the eyes perfectly. Also, for me, whenever I think of Dior I think of glamour and sophistication, which red lips always adhere to. It was an obvious choice really. Before applying the lipstick, I got to try the Lipglow, which is a hydrating balm that is perfect for nourishing the lips and providing the perfect base for any lip colour. The lipstick used for this look was the Rouge Dior Matte in shade 666. It was a striking red, that utterly brought my whole face together. I looked ready for a picturesque Dior ball, which sadly wasn’t the case this day. The look had to be sported around the house and local supermarket instead!

 

I was absolutely in love with my makeup look and everything Dior had to offer in House of Fraser Bristol. The service was phenomenal and it reminded me of how much I enjoy luxury makeup. If you are looking for a luxurious experience, or would just love to get to know Dior beauty a little more, head down to this counter and explore everything they can offer you. I promise, you will not be disappointed.

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Thank you so much to Kieran for this wonderful experience.

 

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This post is in collaboration with the Dior counter at House of Fraser Bristol, however ALL views and opinions are entirely my own.

The Barn, Somerset

The Barn, Somerset

Last week I had the pleasure of visiting The Barn; a beautiful niche salon and place to escape buried in the country lanes of Somerset. I have been following along on their journey via Instagram for a while, completely besotted with the interiors and ethos of the brand. Kelly, salon owner, Dermologica ambassador and therapist, was kind enough to get in touch to see if I would like to visit the salon. As you can imagine, I jumped at the opportunity. Luckily for me, and unluckily for my bank card, I found a love of salons quite early in life and enjoy nothing more than taking some time out for me and visiting a salon to explore new treatments to help me escape, whilst also being beneficial for my skin.

The Barn, who celebrated 10 years of business this year, was first established in 2008 and is formed from the oldest building in Loxton. Using the original stone and oak timber beams, The Barn was rebuilt and is home to an extremely tranquil and unique salon, with a heavy focus on skincare and mental well-being. At The Barn, simplicity rules, with natural and honest beauty seen throughout all Interiors and products,  as well as a natural attitude towards taking care of ourselves mentally and physically. Being a leader in the industry, The Barn connects cutting-edge treatments with the calmness of the natural world. Sitting in the waiting area, filling in my form, I felt instantly at ease with a view of the surrounding land. The green hills immediately rest your mind and soul. Set within 2 acres of gorgeous land, The Barn is completely private giving clients the opportunity to enjoy the serene setting. This is a feeling that is very hard to achieve in the modern world we live in. Because of this, The Barn is a huge step ahead in my eyes compared to a lot of other salon/spas, purely for how you feel when you are in it.

I was lucky enough to take full advantage of the new treatment lounge within the salon, which is home to the beautiful pedicure area, manicure station, massage table and THAT copper bath! I felt extremely privileged to enjoy a blissful hour in the raw copper bath which was fully equipped with candles, mineral salts, fresh herbs, essential oils and the very Instagrammable rose petals. It was an experience like no other and a sheer moment of relaxation, ideal before my massage treatment. I rarely experience moments like these, as unfortunately taking a bath at home will never compare. Especially with my screaming cat next to me begging to come in and explore the water.

“WITH GENEROUS TREATMENT ROOMS AND A RELAXATION LOUNGE WITH VIEWS OVER CROOKS PEAK, WE CAN HELP YOU ESCAPE, HOWEVER BRIEFLY, FROM THE STRESSES OF EVERYDAY LIFE.” – The Barn, Somerset

Carly, who was the therapist responsible for my divine massage, has been with The Barn since 2011 and has over 10 years’ experience in the industry. Stepping into The Barn, I knew instantly that the treatment was going to be amazing, and boy It didn’t disappoint. I have been having massages for a good few years now mainly due to back problems, so am quite particular with what I like. Basically, I love having the balance of relaxation whilst also feeling like something very good and effective is happening to my back physically. Those knots won’t get rid of themselves in a hurry. Carly was thorough, responsive and is extremely talented. My back felt extremely at ease after my treatment and the whole thing just put me completely into a chilled and peaceful state.

Having now finally visited the salon and experienced what they can offer, I can definitely say that I will be going back. I couldn’t fault my time at The Barn in the slightest and I am incredibly grateful to have been able to switch off and just enjoy a few moments for myself. I have a lot going on at the moment so it came at the perfect time. I am also extremely keen to try out some of their skincare from Dermalogica, as it is very apparent from being in The Barn that there is a heavy focus on good skin and helping those get to a good level with their skincare and regimes.

The Barn 

 

Instagram – @thebarnsomerset

 

Thank you so much to Kelly, Carly and all the team at The Barn for making my experience incredibly relaxing and enjoyable. I will definitely be back!

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This blog post is in collaboration with The Barn, however all views and opinions are my own.

Autumn Makeup Look 2018

Autumn Makeup Look 2018

Images by Hana Dallimore Photography

I have found such a love for makeup in the last year, exploring a range of new products and differing my looks through the seasons. Doing my makeup in the morning can often be the only chance I get in the day to get a little creative, and it really uplifts my mood. When Urban Decay released the Naked Heat palette, I fell in love with the colour combinations and depth to the tones. However, initially I didn’t purchase it as I was actually quite afraid to use it. One of my best friends got her hands on it, and it has very much become a part of her everyday makeup routine. Although, she does tend to wear makeup that is a lot warmer in tone to me and she just thoroughly pulls it off. When putting together my birthday list this year, I thought I would pop it on just in case. Luckily for me, my grandma bought it and I have loved it ever since. I think what scared me about it was that I am not very good at using darker coloured products, as I am always scared I will look a little like a drag queen.

My number one tip when it comes to makeup is blending. I used to be so scared of applying too much, and often found that because of this fear, it didn’t really look like I had anything on. Now, I just apply as much as possible and spend the majority of my time blending. It has completely transformed my makeup looks.

For Autumn, this palette is going to be my go to. I haven’t used it much through the Summer as I like to go for the subtle ‘no makeup makeup look’, especially in the heat, unless I had a spontaneous night out! During the Autumn/ Winter season I do opt for these darker tones, and love a good rich eye look and darker lip. I created this look for the purpose of the blog, and have been recreating it most days since the greyer sky and lower temperatures have arrived. So what did I use to create this look?

First things first, let’s start with the skincare. Autumn is an amazing and beautiful season, that also brings the colder weather resulting in dry or dehydrated skin. Keeping up with your skincare is key, not only to protect it from the weather, but also to be able to create a flawless makeup look. To read my full blog post featuring my skincare regime, click here.

So, for my complexion, the minute the new season hits I always resort back to my fuller coverage of makeup. I just find that I enjoy the barrier in the cold and feel so much better when wearing my foundation. So to start I use two products from Revolution makeup. The first being their face primer. I love this product as it is incredibly light on the skin and without a doubt makes my foundation last longer and look much more sleek. The second product from Revolution is then the foundation base stick. I love this product and through the Summer just used it on its own as my face makeup. However, now that the colder days are here, I am using it as an extra layer underneath my liquid foundation. These sticks are so soft, apply very easily and colour match exquisitely. Then, I use my trusty No.7 Stay Perfect foundation, which I wear in shade Calico. I love this foundation for many reasons, the first being the amazing coverage it offers, how it works perfectly with sensitive skin like mine and has a very beautiful dewy finish. All these products together complement each other and work extremely well to offer a flawless and magazine worthy finish.

To conceal, I use the Revolution ‘Conceal and Define Concealer’ which I always read amazing things about online. I love this product as it truly hides everything I want hidden and is very light on the skin.

So, for the eye look, I primer the lids with a little smidge of the Revolution foundation stick just using my finger. This product is a much cheaper way of priming and offers the perfect base for your eyeshadow. Using the Naked Heat palette, I firstly use the shade ‘Chaser’ with a large eye brush to cover all my eye lid up to my brow, followed by ‘He Devil’ on the lid. In the crease I then use a smaller, denser brush with the shade ‘En Fuego’. To finish, I lightly go over the look with shade ‘Lumbre’ to add a little shimmer. I then thoroughly blend the look together and use a beauty blender around my eyes to finish the look.

Using my favourite Rimmel liners, I then add a line and a flick to the top of my eyes, and using the pencil, darken my water line. I personally find that with the red look, you need the liner to add that added definition.

For my lashes, I start by priming with my Maybelline eye primer. This was a miracle find in my local drug store, after a friend had mentioned it. It is honestly one of the best products that I have ever used. You put a little on your lashes and let it dry slightly before applying mascara. My lashes stay in place all day and have probably doubled in length and volume when wearing mascara since I have been using it. Once it is a little dry, I then use the Maybelline Lash Sensational mascara, applying one coat followed by another. These products together work amazingly and my lashes have never looked so long without having extensions or a lash lift.

For my brows I always use the same one product. I am very lucky that my brows are naturally dark and well-shaped, so just need to simply give them a brush and a little colour in the lighter patches. I use the L’Oréal ‘Paris Paradise Brow Pomade’. It is a gel product, that I apply with a small brush and then brush out with a brow comb.

To contour, I use the same products all year round in general, however in the Autumn I just use a little more. I also use a little less highlight, as I prefer to keep it a bit more matte at this time of year. I use the Benefit Hoola to bronze, just on my cheeks, followed by the Revolution blush palette in the apples of my cheeks. I blend this all together, then I use my foundation beauty blender underneath to make sure that the contour is even. I then lightly highlight the top of my cheeks, using the Revolution compact highlighter and a light fluffy brush. This is all so easy to create and can be done very quickly.

For the lips, I like to go for a bigger pop of colour and something a bit richer in tone during Autumn. One of my go to lipsticks is the Bourjois liquid lipsticks, in the velvet shade ‘peach club’. I wear this on its own as it last for hours and has enough colour in it to warrant not using a liner. I love the slight orange tone that it has, making it much easier to wear in the day through to the evening.

What is your favourite makeup product for Autumn?

Products Featured:

Primer – Revolution

Foundation Stick – Revolution

Foundation – No.7

Concealer – Revolution

Eyeshadow – Naked Heat

Liners – Rimmel

Lash Primer – Maybelline

Mascara – Maybelline

Brows – L’Oréal

Bronzer – Benefit

Blush – Revolution

Highlight – Revolution

Lips – Bourjois

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