Friday, 29 December 2017

Christmas GRWM

I'm back! I apologise to anyone who's been waiting on posts from me for the last couple of weeks. Work and life has been hectic and I only really managed to get my 25 Day's Of Beauty Posts done each day. And once things calmed down towards the end of last week I decided to take some time off to enjoy the time spent with my family over the festive period. However I'm back now and today I'm showing you the look I did for Christmas Eve at work this year.

Prime: For primer I went in with a combination of primers that I got from my Marks and Spencer The first is the Autogrph Hydrating Confidence Boost Primer, it's ultra lightweight and hydrating which I placed down the centre of my face to give it a moisture boost. The second is the Pur Correcting Primer. This adds a glow to the skin so I placed it anywhere where I wanted a little bit of a glow. The combination of the two gave my skin a healthy glow whilst looking fresh and hydrated.

Colour Correcting: I had a couple of little breakouts that were quite angry looking so I went in with the Collection Lasting Perfection Colour Correcting Concealer in Green to reduce the appearence of the redness surronding them. I then popped a little bit of the same concealer but in Lemon under my eyes to lessen the look of my dark circles. Both of them I blended them in with my finger as I find they blend better than with a brush or a sponge. Once they're blended in it's time to go in with foundation.

Foundation: I wanted my base to look as flawless as possible so I went in with my Loreal Infallible Total Cover Foundation. This is one of the highest coverage foundations I own and I love how flawless it makes my skin look. A little goes a long way and it blends out easily with either a sponge or a brush.

Concealer: For concealer I went in with my Maybelline The Eraser Eye Concealer to cover where I put the corrector and blended it out with a sponge. Then I took a little bit of my Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer and covered any redness that still showed through the foundation and added a bit more to my forehead as foundation just seems to disappear from there as soon as I've applied it. Again I blended it out with my sponge before setting it all with powder.

Powder: And to set everything into place I went in with my MUA Transparent Pressed Setting Powder. It's lighter than most pressed powders and doesn't crease under the eyes either. I use a Real Techniques Setting Brush to set under my eyes then go in with a B Powder Brush to set the rest of my face.

Brows: I don't do a lot to my brows but wanted them to look a little tidier than normal. So I went in with a little bit of Benefit's Gimme Brow to add a hint of colour whilst keeping them at bay.

Mascara: I wanted my lashes to look big, full and defined but not clumpy or overloaded with product. But I also wanted them to last all day long as well. So oncw I'd curled my lashes I went in with the Maybelline Lash Sensational Lash Primer. It not only help lengthen the wear and look of my mascara but also nourishes my lashes as I wear it. Once I've coated them liberally in primer, I went in with the Loreal Lash Paradise Mascara. It's not one of my favourite mascaras but it does give my lashes, amazing lift and definition. This can be a little clumpy if too much is applied but just the right amount is enough to give lashes that wow factor and the combination of the two is a brilliant long lasting lash look.

Lips: As it's Christmas, I of course had to go with a red lip. Nothing beats it this time of the year. I started off with my favourite red lip liner from Primark and lined my lips, making sure to slightly overdraw my top lip so everything looked even. Once I was happy with how they looked, I went in with the Loreal and Balmain Lipstick in Domination. This is my latest red lipstick to join the collection. Every year I add a new red to my collection and this year Domination was the shade that called my name. It's matte but comfortable to wear, doesn't transfer and doesn't dry lips out as you wear it. Once everything is in order, I take a cotton bud to clean any edges I need to tidy up and then I'm all done.

Setting Spray: I wanted this look to last my entire shift at work so I set it in place with a setting spray as well. Normally when I wear the Total Cover Foundation I don't need to set everything in place with a spray but I wanted to make doubly sure that everything would still be there after six/seven hours so I went in with a liberal spraying of the Collection Primed and Ready Make Up Fixing Mist. This leaves behind a soft matte finish that still lets skin breathe and stops everything from looking powdery or too much. And once I'd doused myself off it was time for a quick selfie before work.

Sunday, 24 December 2017

Marks And Spencer Beauty Advent Calender Day Twenty Four

Welcome to the Penultimate Day of my 25 Day's Of Beauty Series where I show you what I get in my Marks and Spencer Beauty Advent Calender.

In today's box I recieved a PUR Correcting Illuminate and Glow Primer. This is a correcting primer that works to brighten skin and give it a boost when it's looking a little dull and lifeless. It also contains mushroom silve ear extract to give skin a hydration boost that will slowly release throughout the day to give skin continous hydration.

I tried this this morning when doing my make up and I have to say whilst I liked it, I wasn't blown away by it. It sunk into my skin quicker than other primers I've tried and whilst it added a glow in some places, it also just made me look sweaty in others. This is a nice primer and held my make up on for a whole eight hour shift at work but it didn't blow me away like my Maybelline Primer does.

Saturday, 23 December 2017

Marks And Spencer Beauty Advent Calender Day Twenty Three

Welcome back to Day Twenty-Three in my 25 Days of Beauty Series where I show you what I get in my Marks and Spencers Advent Calender. 

 In today's box I recieved a tube of the Formula Ultimate Sleep Cream. It's a thick night cream that works as you sleep to make it look like you've had eight hours sleep even if you haven't. This is very similar to the Garnier Miracle Sleeping Cream in that it hydrates, plumps and soothes skin whilst you sleep. 

I've been looking forward to trying this product out. I'm a big fan of the Garnier Miracle Sleeping but ever since I've heard about this product, I've wanted to try it. And tonight is the night. It feels a little thicker than the Garnier but still feels very hydrating and soothing on the skin. A full review/comparison of this will be coming after I've given this a full trial.

Friday, 22 December 2017

Marks and Spencer Beauty Advent Calender Day Twenty Two

Welcome back to Day Twenty Two in my 25 Days of Beauty Series where I show you what I get in my Marks and Spencers Advent Calender. 

 In today's I recieved a tube of the Autograph Hydrating Confidence Boost Primer. This is a lightweight gel-esque primer that contains Aloe and Cucumber extracts to hydrate skin as well as prolong the wear of make up. It's also hypoallergenice and suitable for all skin types. 

I was going to use this when I did my make up today but I compeltely forgot. I did however pop a bit on the back of my hand and I think this will be a product I'll get a lot of use from. It felt very cooling, hydrating and soothing on the back of my hand and left it feeling slightly tacky which means any base products you apply over top will adhere nicely. I'm definitely try this out tomorrow without fail.

Marks And Spencer Beauty Advent Calender Day Twenty One

Welcome back to Day Twenty-One in my 25 Days of Beauty Series where I show you what I get in my Marks and Spencers Advent Calender. 

In yesterday's box I got a rollerball of the Balance Me Rose Otto Facial Oil. It's a lightweight facial oil that is suitable for sensitive skins and helps reduce the appearence of redness. The essential rose oil works to nourish, hydrate, plump and strengthen skin without weighing it down or leaving it feeling greasy. 

I've been really looking forward to trying this product out. It's lightweight, easy to apply and nourishes skin without leaving it feeling clogged or greasy to the touch. I've only used it once but I liked it and if I continue to like it then there will definitely be a full review up next month.