Friday, 17 April 2015

Starter Makeup Kit

I remember the first time I bought my first piece of makeup. I was around 12/13 and I think it was a Rimmel London Black eyeliner and Mascara. I had dipped my foot in the pool with the occasion free lip-gloss from Mizz magazine but after that one trip I was hooked, however I didn’t always get it right.

I was un-experienced and unware what colours and tones suited me. I thought it would be fun to put together a post all about the products I’d recommend for a starter makeup kit and hopefully it will help you out when picking out some makeup products.

At first I never wore foundation, I had pretty good skin when I was younger so didn’t feel the need to bother with it but if you want to wear it I would recommend Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation (£8.99). This is a great foundation, it gives you a glowing natural looking complexion and feel weightless on the skin. If you have oily skin you might was to set it with some powder I have always used (and still do) Rimmel Clear Stay Matte Powder (£3.99). It’s a great powder which really helps to set your foundation.

Keeping along the lines with face products you can pick up some beautiful blushes from MUA which will only set you back £1! They have great pigmentation so be careful not to apply too much.

Onto the eyes I am going to stick by my guns and say Rimmel have some amazing eye products which are easy to use and really affordable. I have been loving the Barry M showgirl mascara recently it gives great volume and holds the curl. If you are ready to dive into the eyeshadow road you can pick up a MUA eyeshadow palette in a range of colours which will set you back around £4. They have a lovely range of shadows from matte to satin finish. So you are bound to find something.

On the lips I would recommend the Maybelline baby lips they have a hint of colour and keep your lips hydrated. If you’re on the lookout for something more striking then head over to Makeup Revolution lipsticks or MUA lipsticks.

I’ve tried to keep this quite minimal and affordable, so everything here you can pick up in either Boots or Superdrug.

The Body Shop Fuji Green Tea Collection

I was lucky enough to have been asked to attend the launch of the new The Body Shop Fuji Green Tea collection. It was a wonderful experience and I learnt a lot about the benefits of Green Tea not just on the inside but on the outside too.

My Make up Storage

There is nothing I love more than spending time re-organising and having a bit of a clear out of my makeup stash. It’s like going shopping, re-discovering old favourites and passing on things I no longer want/need to family and friends. I am very fortunate to have so much makeup but please know that this has been built up over a long period of time and I do spend a lot of my hard earned money on it. I keep my makeup in an Ikea - Alex 9 draw, however I am not quite happy with the way it's organised at the moment. I haven't shown my lipsticks within this post as I have something else planned.
Here is a breakdown of each make up draw;
Face draw

Saturday, 11 April 2015

Currently Loving #1

With Spring here and the weather gradually getting warmer I thought it was the right time to switch up the dark hues for pretty pastels.