Tuesday, 13 March 2012
|image taken from Becca|
I used BECCA cosmetics as a MUA many years ago, I loved the cream blushers, pigments (Nymph was one of my fave) and the foundations/liquid highlighters. I was known for my 'signature glow' as a MUA at photo shoots and on music videos and this signature glow was always created with BECCA products.
More recently, I came across the Beach Tints, available in seven delicious shades, BECCA's Beach Tint is a Summer hols must-have. It's water-resistant, streak-free, can be worn as a blush and on lips. It's non-greasy, non-drying so it's suitable for all skin types.
The shades I am going to hunt down are;
Guava - bright coral pink
Watermelon - bright Pink
Grapefruit - pale Coral Pink
Strawberry - warm orange red
The tints cost £20 each and are available from www.beccacosmetics.com
Have you tried the BECCA Beach tints? If so, which shades?
When I buy these four colours, I will do some swatches and let you know exactly how good they are. I'm confident they'll be AHHH-MAZING.
Saturday, 3 March 2012
Hello beautiful people,
How are y'all this weekend? I've got a horrible cold and sore throat, just as I'm due to come home. Urgh.
I've always had an obsession with blusher and I really appreciate how blusher can transform a face, blusher is able to balance out your features, contour cheekbones and most importantly brightens up your whole face.
I have only a few blushers, the reason is because when I like a colour and the quality of a particular blusher, I will stick with it unless something better comes along. I am very fussy when it comes to blusher.
My most recent blusher buy is from a brand I highly respect, Sue Devitt. I have been using Sue Devitt's bronzing blocks, cream blusher for a few years now.
I was in Harvey Nics at Christmas and picked up this blusher from the Sue Devitt counter.
This image was taken without flash on my iPhone 4S. Here it looks like a pale pink, it is actually a rose/coral,
It is highly pigmented so don't be fooled, like I was. When I first used this, I rubbed my blusher brush quite hard into the powder and then swept over my cheeks which resulted in a pink/coral blob, which was easy to correct.
I love the colour, it's very pretty and gives a fresh flushed look, wonderful for everyday use and also for brides. I have been wearing it everyday with winter skin and I am looking forward to seeing how it looks on my skin when I have a tan.
This colour will suit everyone and the wearability is brilliant too, like NARS and my Amazonian Clay blushers, I can wear this all day without the need to re-touch. I have even cried wearing this blusher and I didn't have any terrible streaks running down my cheeks.
I will definitely be buying more colours.
I paid £16 for this blusher from Harvey Nichols.
Thursday, 1 March 2012
Good morning from Cyprus,
How are you all today? Weather here is good after the thunderstorm and I've just had a boxing session, which I really enjoyed, it was so good releasing all that frustration. I'm not a gym bunny at all, but I definitely want to continue boxing. I also had my body fat measured which is 17.9%, it's OK but I want to get it lower. So, I'll have to cut down on chocolate...now, that IS a challenge!
Today's review is about a product which has recently entered my 'hero' range. I have been using Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum (HMS) since December when my tan had finally faded and my skin was back to it's original olive-yellow tone. My lifeless skin needed some va va voom, I read about Healthy Mix Serum in all the mags when it first launched. I then saw it at the Clothes Show Live but the Bourjois stand was soooooo busy I didn't get a chance to match my colour.
Finally, I got my hands on some and I LOVE it! It's a light gel foundation infused with vitamins from lychee, goji berries and pomegranate.
Here is a picture of the skin on my hands without HMS.
|Luminous, even skin tone|
HMS has a semi-matt finish and is really easy to blend, I have applied this without a mirror when I've been in a rush for work, it has been my skin-saver during the miserable winter months when my skin is at it's dullest peak. However, I will continue to wear this all year round. At the moment, I am wearing number 55, an olive-beige. Obviously, when I have a tan, I will need to go maybe a shade or two darker.
Bourjois HMS is officially one of my hero products.
Have you tried HMS?