Chanel Poudre Universelle Compacte is a natural finishing pressed powder.
I’ve been asked by a few people what blushes I own. Too be honest I don’t own that many so I thought I’d so a post!
A few days ago I was asked by a few people on twitter what I keep in my make-up bag. I’m currently in the process of moving back home for the summer holidays for university so a lot of my make-up as already been taken back, so my current make-up bag is fuller than it usually is as it’s for everyday while I’m still in halls. I don’t usually carry this much but for the time being I am.
I’m going to insert pictures of the products, what their called, a brief description and if I can find the price I’ll insert that too.
(my make-up bag came with my Alien perfume by Thierry Mugler it came in a gift set for Christmas)
I don’t know about you but I have a lot of make up, and I was thinking the other day if hypothetically I ‘lost’ all of my make-up in a freak accident where I would more than likely cry an awful lot. What would I replace? So I thought I’d write a blog post telling you. I disscussed this with a friend the other day and we thought there has to be a few rules but we only thought of one rule and it’s pretty obvious really and that is the products we would be replace can not be limited edition.
These are my picks….
Summer time means tanned skin, that is unless your like me and remain unfortunately pale. I have to use bronzer all year around just to look alive. I’ve been using the four (well three ones a skin finish) bronzers pictured above for a while now and I’m going to give my thoughts and how well they last and how they blend.
So spring is here!! Here are a few cosmetic items I think are perfect for Spring/Summer! I have already reviewed a lot of these products before so I wont be going into too much detail.
In warmer weather we don’t want to wear a heavy foundation and a full face of make-up, so here are a few alternatives I find perfect for the warmer weather!
Sometimes just a moisturizer or a face cream will be enough in the warm weather. I love this one by Avon it’s from the care range and it’s called Fresh Hydration. It has an SPF of 15 so thats great for protecting your skin from the sun. I think it’s only £2 in price so it’s budget friendly too!
GOSH BB cream
BB creams are light a light weigh all in one product that’s perfect for spring/summer. Again the one I use is the GOSH BB cream and I’m the shade 01-sand.
I’ve reviewed this product before so if you want to read about it then just go to the home page and scroll until you find the GOSH cosmetics review.
Chanel -Vitalumiere Aqua
If you prefer a fuller coverage in the spring/summer months then I suggest a light weight formula that isn’t going to feel heavy on your skin. I use Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua foundation if I’m going out in the evenings in the warmer months as it’s long lasting and still light. This is a water based foundation so make sure you shake it well. Like all Chanel products It smells amazing and you feel a million dollars wearing it.
Benefit- Hello Flawless powder
In warm weather I just like to put some moisturizer on, a little concealer and some face powder. I love Benefit’s Hello Flawless powder because it’s a full coverage powder whist still being light weight and allowing your skin to breath. I have done a full review on this product so if you want more information on this product check it out.
Benefit- Boi-ing Concealer
I have a lot of facial scaring for various reasons so no matter what season it is I only wear a full coverage, heavy duty concealer. I love Benefit’s Boi-ing concealer as It full coverage, heavy duty but lets my skin breath. It’s a holy grail product and I suggest it to everyone.
MAC-Mineralise skin finish – soft and gentle
This is a new product for me that I recently purchased, I see a lot of people use this as a highlight but for me because I’m really pale I use a light dusting of it all over my face to make me look alive. It gives me a healthy, natural glow to my skin and I really really love it. I think it’s perfect for warm weather because if your anything like me and don’t tan or burn (yes the sun ignores me) then you need something to look a little bit sun-kissed.
Dainty doll Cream Blush
Like I have said I million times in many of my blog posts I have really dry skin so I love cream blushes but I often find that their really heavy on my skin. I love Dainty Doll’s cream blush because not only is it for really pale skin but it’s not heavy on my skin and they come in loads of different colours and none of which are too dark for me.
MUA Pro -Base Fixing Spray
Using light amounts of make-up also means you have to touch it up more often, That is unless you use a fixing spray! I love this one by MUA as its only £5 and it actually works, unlike MAC’s Fix+. I only apply my make-up once and then I only need to top up my lipstick though the day and my powder if it’s really warm.
I still use my normal eye make-up in the spring/summer so no real change there apart from eye shadow
I don’t tend to use eye-shadow in the warm months but if you do I suggest to use a eye-shadow base or primer. I use dainty doll’s eye shadow base. but any cream eye-shadow or primer will be fine.
I love using lip-balm in the warmer weathers so lip-balms with a tint are perfect.
There are my favorite lip-balm tints to use in the summer and spring.
Revlon Colour bust lip butter, MUA Power Pout and The body shop-born lippy in passionberry
I hope you liked this, what are your favorite spring/summer must haves? tweet me @Angiebeatdown or take a picture and instagram me @APAGETJONES
One of my closest friends showed me this and I really, really love it! I wasn’t even aware that Next made perfume!
This is the perfect perfume for spring if your not looking to spend to much but still smell rather classy!
The scent reminds me of all the forest (woodland) flowers coming out to bloom in the spring. It’s a really fresh feminine scent which a light spice too it.
One the back of the box it says that it has a top note of Pink pepper, with a heart of lily of the valley ( my favorite flower) and a base of patchouli musk.
The bottle reminds me of something by Chanel and it smells a little bit like Chanel Allure just a little bit lighter in fragrance.
it’s £8 for a 50ml bottle and its EDP so it’s worth a try, so next time your passing a NEXT store pop in and have a sniff!
It dosen’t irritate my skin either which is a bonus.
Lately I have been hearing some good things about MUA products and thought I would give some a try. I had used one or two products before but I have never done a review. Some of the products are really great quality and are worth for more than the price they retail for. MUA can only be purchased at Superdrug stores or online. All links will be at the end of this post.
We all have Products we’d repurchase again and again. Well after load of questions from you guys here’s mine.
Good make-up is very rarely cheap, So I’m going to tell you a few tips and tricks to buying high end make-up at a better price and how to get the most for your money when you do buy it!