Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Brick by Brick...

Shimmer Brick, Bobbi Brown 

These award winning products are without doubt the best highlighters you can buy on the market. Sweep along the top of cheekbones after applying blusher, under brows where light naturally hits the face, or you can use the individual bars as an eyeshadow.  You can use them day and night, and at this time of year, they look amazing with a tan. Pop one into your holiday makeup bag for that golden beach goddess glow! 

Choose from Rose Quartz which gives you a pink rosy glow, Beige, giving a subtle candle light glow, or 24 karat for a pearlescent shimmer.

Available at Bobbi Brown, and Selfridges, £32 

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

NARS Tinted Moisturiser

NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturiser SPF30/PA+++

"NARS, foundation is the key to modern makeup. By balancing skin without masking, skin looks flawless and healthy. NARS is about translucent skin" - Francois Nars

During the heatwave, I discovered he most amazing, and lifesaving makeup product - NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturiser.  It gives you enough coverage to have perfectly radiant looking skin, yet doesn't cake or melt in the heat like a normal foundation.

The task of wearing less makeup, without it looking overly made up or having it melt off your skin can be tricky. We all know showing off more skin in the summer requires a lot of effort - waxing, exfoliating, moisturising, fake tanning, pedicures, etc, etc.... this should also apply to your face too. 

I've tried BB, CC creams, and even mixed foundation with SPF, but none have been as effective or easy to use as the NARS Tinted Moisturiser.  You don't even need a mirror, just apply to your face like a normal moisturiser - perfect for applying just before going to the beach (obviously for those who admit wearing a 'little' makeup to the beach)... ;) 

The oil free formula is infused with naturally derived botanicals to help skin feel hydrated, and also contains sun protection (SPF30), whilst reducing the appearance of hyperpigmentation, and dark spots in four weeks.

* Makeup Artists Tip - For that extra bit of coverage, add a tiny bit of foundation, or for the ultra bronzed goddess glow, add a little drop of highlighter and apply to the face as normal.

I am seriously hooked, I will be wearing this product all year round!

11 shades available from Selfridges, Liberty or John Lewis, £28