Posts Tagged ‘makeup’
Tried & Tested: Laura Mercier Primer
Sunday, October 5th, 2014

Primers…where to begin. Some people don’t see the importance of primers and that is understandable; the market is always saturated with things we don’t necessarily need but love buying! But Laura Mercier is a different story and has been an all-time favourite of mine for a long time. What I love about it is the texture because it feels like a moisturiser and doesn’t leave a greasy silicone film on your skin.


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The Laura Mercier Primer absorbs easily into the skin, yet magically creates a barrier between your makeup and your skin so your makeup keeps for hours and hours. It also has antioxidant vitamins in it, which help protect your skin from the outside elements as well as preventing pimples. I speak from experience of private clients and brides who don’t want to be focusing on touching up their face all night. Whenever I have used this primer, I’ve been told it lasted all night/day and they are always extremely impressed.

This primer comes in 2 variations, a radiance primer and an ordinary primer. The radiance primer highlights and gives you a beautiful glow beneath your base. One thing people don’t realise about primers is that they’re not just there to hold your makeup in place, but the good ones will give you an enviable soft focus effect. If you’re already using a illuminating foundation or tinted moisturizer, then I would recommend the ordinary primer, which is fantastic at keeping your face in place but won’t have you going overboard in the glow department.

Primers can be used on a daily basis there is no doubt about that. I would mostly recommend them for functions or long nights, because if you are like me you won’t want to look in the mirror to notice all of your makeup has dissappeared somewhere on the dance floor!

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Goodbye mascara, hello happy eyes!
Monday, September 22nd, 2014

With the party season comes late nights, and whilst we love a bit of fun our skin is another story. The first thing I want to do when I get home after a night out is get all of my make up off, and get it off fast. But no matter how much I want a quick fix, face wipes have always been a no go for me. My skin and eyes are sensitive, so to me face wipes equal a lot stinging and rubbing to get every last scrap of makeup off – definitely something you want to avoid around the delicate eye area.

Okay, so a quick solution is starting to sound pretty hopeless, but that’s because you haven’t yet been introduced to the Eyeko Mascara Off Eye Makeup Remover Wipes. Makeup wipes lovers may now exhale…


But what is it that actually makes these different from your regular face wipes? For a start, they’re alcohol free. If you’ve ever accidentally gotten your Friday night beverage splashed into your eye (let’s not go into the why or how) you’ll know alcohol isn’t something you want near your peepers. Eyeko we’re also definitely on to something when they decided to include hero ingredients Olive Oil and Aloe Vera. This duo will have tired eyes feeling relieved and ready for bed in no time. Last but not least, these bad boys are paraben free!

Okay, so it doesn’t begin and end with ingredients, because the things actually have to work right? Rest assured you’ll well and truly be breaking up with your eye makeup when you crack these out. Just hold the wipe over each eye for 5-10 seconds to let the ingredients work their magic before gently wiping away. You won’t have to rub your eyes raw – which is a big no no – and the fact they’re made of 100% pure cotton makes the Eyeko magic touch all the more soft.


Think less sting and more soothe when it comes to the Eyeko Mascara Off Eye Makeup Remover Wipes; no compromises, just a quick and gentle solution to eye makeup removal that actually works.

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The benefits of mineral makeup…
Thursday, August 7th, 2014

We’ve all heard of mineral makeup, but not all of us are brave enough to take the leap and give it a try. How different can it be anyway?


For a start, mineral makeup is quickly becoming many people’s first choice. In the past few years people have become more aware of what they put on their skin and brands have stepped up the range of choices available so that many of us reach for the mineral stuff over their conventional makeup counterparts. Bellapierre is a great example of a brand who leads in the industry, always keeping their mineral formulations pure.

Being from natural sources, mineral makeup is much kinder to skin. If you’re prone to breakouts, rosacea or dermatitis that you then try to cover up with makeup, the chances are your current makeup isn’t doing your sensitive skin any favours. True mineral makeup won’t clog your pores, naturally filters UVA and UVB rays, and is free from skin irritants that are sometimes found in more traditional makeup. You may think that all that powder would feel heavy and dry on your skin, but in reality it’s quite the opposite! The minerals sit on your skin light as a feather even when built up to full coverage, not to mention staying put throughout the day and blending  in seamlessly so you’re not left with that dreaded caked on look! The beauty of ground up minerals is that due to the concentrated pure pigments, colour payoff is unrivalled, so a little will go a long way!

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However, what mineral makeup has to offer doesn’t start and end with powder. Bellapierre’s mascara inside the BBL box gives you the drama without the tears. Eyes are especially sensitive to any irritants, which is why I opt for a mineral option in that department too. Natural waxes nourish lashes instead of drying them out and without skimping on extra definition, length and thickness.


Top tip – Investing in a good set of brushes is key to enjoying the benefits of mineral makeup. Most important of all is a nice Kabuki Brush! Synthetic is usually best as they’re easier to clean and last longer.



WIN a Bourjois Beach Bag Essentials Kit worth over £100!
Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

It’s around this time of year, when the weather is hotting up and your beach holiday is close approaching.

With a hot summer in mind Bourjois has cherry-picked a line-up of beauty beach bag essentials which you won’t want to be without. With lip crayons and bronzing products containing SPF, it’s easy to protect your skin whilst still looking beautiful. Smudged mascara under eyes is never a cool look so Bourjois’ NEW 1 Seconde Waterproof Mascara is the ultimate product for poolside or the beach to keep those under eye smudges at bay.

To celebrate The Glamour Beauty Edit, we are bringing you the chance to win your ultimate Bourjois Beauty Beach Bag Essentials!




The Prize 

– 1 Seconde Mascara Waterproof – RRP £9.99
– Color Boost – RRP £7.99
– Color Boost – RRP £7.99
– Contour Clubbing Waterproof – RRP £4.99
– Contour Clubbing Waterproof  – RRP £4.99
– Maxi Delight Bronzing Powder – RRP £8.99
– BB Bronzing Cream – RRP £9.99
– Bronzing Primer – RRP £9.99
– Bronzing Brush – RRP £4.99
– 1 Seconde Nail Polish – RRP £5.99
– 1 Seconde Nail Polish – RRP £5.99
– Cream Blush – RRP £7.99
– Happy Light Illuminating Primer – RRP £10.99

Prize worth £100.87


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How to rock cream blush with Bourjois Paris…
Monday, July 14th, 2014

When we think of blusher, what usually comes to mind is a big fluffy brush and beautiful pressed powder, but today we’re talking about cream blush. Before I delved into the world of cream blush, I always assumed blending it into my base would be a chore, and somehow it just wouldn’t look right. Oh how wrong I was!

The Bourjois Paris Cream Blush is the perfect place to start for beginners, although cream blush die-hards still go weak at the knees for it too. This cute little compact comes with a convenient mirror inside, and is easy to carry around without the risk of smashing in your makeup bag that comes with conventional blushes. To top it all off, the magnetic lid stops any grime getting inside! The cream to powder texture means you get ease of application with a flawless finish every time. I love the pretty coral shade 02 as my go to cheek colour for this summer as it’s light, playful and adds a healthy glow.




The best way to apply this is to skip the brush all together and just use your fingers. Once you’ve applied your base (i.e foundation, concealer, tinted moisturiser) dot the cream on your cheeks, concentrating most of the product at the apples, and blend outwards towards the ear. Important note – do this before applying any powdered products! It might look like a lot when you first put it on, but it soon settles and blends seamlessly with the skin to a natural looking flush.


To complete the look for summer, pair with a flick of blue eyeliner and peach lips! Are you a cream blush convert?



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