Caudalie Beauty Elixir

 

If like me you love your skin care and always looking out for the magic product then i’m sure you have come across or heard of Caudalie’s Beauty Elixir. This product is a cult favourite for makeup artists and celebrities along with bloggers and I can see why.

Recently this product was added to my bridal makeup kit as it’s important to have the skin feeling hydrated and looking healthy before I apply the makeup base and this elixir certainly doesn’t fail. Brides ask me for that healthy, bright skin with a fresh finish and having this really does help. Okay so it’s not a miracle worker but it’s pretty close. You have to up your skincare game if you’re wanting that glowing skin and flawless makeup finish. Without a good canvas to start with the makeup results will be hard to be the red carpet finish.

Anyway, back to the beauty elixir. This mist I spritz on cleansed skin and before moisturising, then i’ll finish off my makeup with a quick spritz to set and hydrate the face.
It instantly brightens the skin’s appearance and after a very short period of use, you will notice that the pores on your skin will have reduced. See what I mean about it being a magic product!

Key Ingredients:

Grape – Boosts Radiance and Moisturises
Rose & Myrrhe – Tones the skin
Rosemary – Energise the skin

The ingredients are 100% Natural and also help calm the mind so a great handbag product. It smells amazing and doesn’t feel sticky or heavy on the skin. It would also be perfect if you’re a jet setter and want to avoid the plane air con or general sun rays.

Caudalie is a french brand and the French really do know their stuff when it comes to skincare and style, creating this beautiful light skincare range that has that luxury feel to it and amazing results. Pricing starts from £12 for a 30ml bottle and £32 for 100ml bottle, can you afford not to have this as part of your skincare routine!

Let me know how you get on with it, enjoy.

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NEW FIT me! Matte & Poreless Foundation

As the Spring has arrived and Summer is only a month or so away, it’s been time for me to have a makeup bag sort out and put my beloved Winter foundation to one side. Okay more like use it up to make room for the new finds but we all do it don’t we…

So this month with the arrival of my first baby and most money being spent on baby items, I knew my luxury spends would need to take a back seat so I hit the high street to see what foundations I could try. I had seen the New Maybelline FIT me! foundation advertised on telly quite a lot recently so thought I’d give it a try and with 35 shades available (amazing) I knew I’d find the perfect match for my skin tone which I did, Shade 110.

Usually with foundations they always come up a little warm on my skin, especially if I don’t have any self tan on so to find a foundation to work with my winter skin is a fab feeling.

 

Right back to this foundation and how I am finding it. As it’s suitable for an oily skin type which to be honest mine isn’t, only occasionally around my nose I have found it possibly a little too matte but if that’s your preferred finish then you’ll love this product. I’m enjoying using it as it blends so well and is super lightweight on my skin and no need for powder on top so less on the skin, perfect for this warmer weather.
I have found the medium coverage is great for most of my skin but where I’ve got a few breakouts on my cheeks, I just need to apply a little more on those areas for a more full coverage and it’s great.

This foundation does last all day on my skin but may vary for each person. I’d definitely recommend using a primer underneath and on I use is either Charlotte Tilbury – Wonder Glow or MAC –Prep + Prime Skin as I still like a slightly dewy look to my skin.

The secret to this foundations is it features micro-powders to control shine and blur pores. If you have any concerns in either of these area’s you’ll love the finish you get. Don’t get me wrong, you won’t get a heavy finish but a natural lightweight finish with a great cover.

So, it’s time to update your makeup bag and go try out some fab high street brands and for the price of around £4.85 you seriously can’t go wrong. I’d love to hear your thought’s on this foundation and also which foundation you’re loving at the moment.

 

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NATURAL BEAUTY

 

I am seeing more and more about vegan makeup and getting more enquiries asking if I use cruelty free makeup in my pro kit. If I’m honest some of my favourite brands aren’t cruelty free as they are sold in China but I did say I was being honest.

So anyway, I came across Inika Organic on Instagram and after reading about their products and that they are not only a makeup brand but the ingredients actually help nourish your skin in a way they are meant to it was time I invested and gave the brand a shot!

Today I wanted my skin to breath more so wearing the Inika products starting with their Primer – Certified Organic Pure Primer with Hyaluronic Acid. Now this smells amazing and feels gorgeous on the skin. You can feel you skin drink it in and there is no residue left behind, just gorgeous.
So this primer
contains the following certified organic essential oils – Lavender, Lemon Myrtle and Jojoba for nourished and hydrated skin. It also calms and soothes the skin and offers a barrier from the elements we constantly face in our daily lives. Perfect for dry/normal skins.

Next step – Certified Organic Liquid Foundation with Hyaluronic Acid (can you tell i’m liking the hyaluronic acid aspect of these products, anything for a younger, brighter, hydrated looking skin!)

This foundation gives a medium to heavy coverage I would say so perfect for me. If you’re wanting a lighter coverage then their BB Cream is meant to be amazing. That will get getting tried out over the summer months when hopefully I have a more sun-kissed look rather than a typical British wet weather girl look!
Key Ingredients –

  • Aloe Vera Leaf Juice and Jojoba Seed Oils to soothe, hydrate and moisturize the skin.
  • Hyaluronic Acid for improved skin elasticity and hydration.
  • Argan & Rosehip Oils nurture and repair the skin.
  • Fortified with Vitamin E.

The key with this foundation is not to put too much on to start with. Apply a small amount and blend into the skin. I find using a slightly damp beauty blender gives a great coverage and finish without any patchy areas.

My favourite product to finish with is their Long Lash Vegan Mascara. Now this mascara is one of the best I’ve ever come across and trust me when I say I’ve tried hundred’s over the years as a makeup artist.
What I love about this one is it doesn’t smudge, it stays put all day even in the rain and really you only need one coat to get that extra length. Yep it’s true!
This mascara contains c
onditioning ingredients to help boost the lash vitality and health (Vitamin E, Magnolia Bark Extract, Sun flower Oil)
Great for even sensitive eyes.

The mascara has just won the Glamour 2018 Beauty  Award so you can see it’s good stuff.

 

 

 

I haven’t applied any powder as I like the more fresh appearance as appose to the matte look and have added some bronzer to give my face a little lift. It needs it with expecting my baby tomorrow (eekkk)

INIKA is 100% Australian owned which started in Sydney in 2006 and continues to grow worldwide. If you’re looking to try an organic, vegan makeup range with results then please head over to the site and give it a try, you won’t be disappointed.

https://www.inikaorganic.com/uk/

I’d love to hear what you think about the products x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bobbi Brown.

My weakness is makeup so it’s not hard to believe I work within the makeup industry. You should see me when I go to some of my favourite makeup stores, I can spend hours in them but my bank manager isn’t always impressed!
I have been luck enough to try all sorts of makeup brands out but don’t get me wrong there is still a world of makeup to try and test and I can’t wait! Anyway back on track …

My kit bag seems to grow and get heavier each month and to be honest it doesn’t need to. We all have those key products we use and when working on set or at a wedding it’s great to carry a full range but it’s not always practical. You can imagine how excited I was when Bobbi Brown introduced their pro palettes! These have been amazing in my kit and such a space saver.
The lip palette has a full range of their lip colours from glossy to more matte hues. It’s great to be able to just pack this instead a bag full of different lipsticks but saying that I do have a small bag with the popualr MAC colours and some glosses.

 


The newest palette to my kit is their BBU Pro Face Palette full of skin foundations, creamy concealer’s and their correctors. It really is a makeup artists must have item. Great for covering smaller areas and touching up when out and about. What I also love is they are based on the yellow undertones which I use on nearly all of my clients.

You’ll see over time how much I love the Bobbi Brown products. I have just ordered some other products I’ve come across from another brand which have a totally different background so I’ll be posting those once they arrive. I’m like a child at Christmas when I get makeup in the post, in fact I just love receiving little parcels of happiness in the post!

More Bobbi Brown items to come including their rouge pots which are a great product and multi use, why wouldn’t you want these!


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