Thursday, 7 August 2014

Tanya Burr Lip Gloss in Vampire Kiss

Tanya Burr Lip Gloss - Vampire Kiss: Feel Unique

I actually picked up a few from Tanya Burr's lip gloss range when they were initially released, but I thought I would give you the low down on my favourite colour so far - Vampire Kiss! I am a huge fan of a red lip, but usually stray away from lip glosses and go for lip sticks as they usually have much better staying power. Having said that, Tanya's lip glosses have knocked it out the park!

The first thing I thought of when I opened the tube was the gorgeous strawberry fruity smell the gloss has! It reminds me of a mixture of strawberry laces and my favourite fruit flavoured lip glosses I had when I was younger! it's a very nostalgic smell, but also very yummy! 

When applying, the thick, flexible applicator makes it easy to get good coverage on your first application and reach easily into the corners of your lips. After a couple of coats I was very happy with the colour pay off! I was actually astonished at how bold the colour was, as I've never experienced such a pigmented red gloss before!

The formula isn't drying at all, and feels comfortably on your lips after its dried. Another bonus is that the tube holds a lot of gloss, so you definitely get value for money!

Overall, I would definitely recommend Tanya's lip glosses range, especially Vampire Kiss! I am definitely keen now to try out her nail varnishes! Have you tried any of Tanya Burr's range? Let me know your thoughts and recommendations!

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Lana Del Ray Glastonbury Make Up Recreated

Lana Del Ray is my most recent girl crush. Her make up, her style, just everything always looks so effortless, yet flawless! The look she wore at Glastonbury this month inspired me; the perfect day time look that could easily transition into the evening. Definitely the ultimate festival look, so I decided to recreate it! Here's what I used:

Lana always looks perfectly mattified, so after applying Benefit's POREfessional, I applied No7's Beautifully Matte foundation in 'Warm Ivory' with my favourite foundation brush from the Real Techniques Core Collection. I then used my all time favourite concealer, Collection's Lasting Perfection in 'Fair' to aid the contouring process that Lana pulls off so well. To complete the mattified look, I applied Rimmel's Stay Matte Pressed Power in 'Transparent' to my t-zone and around my eyes to set my concealer. 

Blush and Contour:
Lana has kept her cheeks subtle, but still added some beautiful definition, giving her beautifully sharp cheek bones. I firstly began by applying Bourjois Paris Maxi Delight Bronzer to the hollows of my cheeks. I then took Collection's Bronze Glow Mosaic Powder right underneath my cheekbones, heading towards the middle of my ear. I then followed this up the temples and along the hair line. After this, I then took it along the underneath of my jaw line, heading towards the chin. This carefully placed bronzer creates shadows, creating the illusion of much more defined facial structure. 

Finally, to give a soft, rosy look, i applied MAC's Powder Blush in 'Peaches' to the apples of my cheeks. I then blended this all out with a large Body Shop powder brush.

Lana went for a neutral yet smokey look, so to recreate this I began with MUA's Eyes Primer. Then, using a a small round top eye shadow brush I covered my eye lid and highlighted the inner tear duct with a mixture of 'Virgin' and 'Sin' from the Naked palette. I then took a clean brush and dabbed in 'Buck' and then 'Hustle' gently into the crease and outer corners of both eyes. I then used a small, angled brush, dipped it in 'Crave', a matt black from the Naked 2 palette, and lined along the bottom of both eyes, joining and blending with 'Hustle' on the outer corners of my eyes to create depth. To finish, I applied lashings of my current favourite mascara - Rimmel London Scandal Eyes Retro Mascara.

Brows are simple! Lana wore hers bold and perfectly shaped at Glasto - so I simply took a small, angled brush and dabbed it in 'Buck' from the Naked palette and filled in my brows - making sure to pay attention to the arch and making it defined as possible.

Lana's lips were super neutral at Glasto, plus gloriously full and luscious as always! So, i kept things simple. All I applied was my favourite nude Barry M Lip Gloss in 'Igw2', and voila! 

Sunday, 23 March 2014

My Daily Make Up

I haven't done a daily make up post since August 2012! So, I thought I would update you on my every-day, go-to products!

Foundation: No7 Beautifully Matte Foundation in Warm Ivory
Concealer: Rimmel Wake Me Up in Ivory
Pressed Powder: Rimmel Stay Matte in Translucent

Cheeks and Contour: