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Thursday, 26 May 2016

A-Z of our favourite brands (T-Z)

T

Tangle Teezer
 The best portable hair-brush for both us and our children. Detangles easily and is great at brushing through conditioner on wet hair.

Tatcha
Luminous dewy skin mist is a nourishing spray which not only helps to revitalise a tired looking foundation but also gives a radiant veil to the skin.


The Balm 
The Mary Lou Manizer combines the perfect amount of honey tones to add a powder sheen to the skin without any obvious shimmer.
 
Tom Ford
The Tom Ford eye shadow quads contain a mix of complimentary shades which are intensely pigmented. They wear so well on the skin without dulling. The lipsticks are also among our favoutite.


Topshop Beauty
Great selection of brights for the lips and all at an affordable price.


Trish McEvoy
The makeup planners from Trish McEvoy are the ultimate in luxury makeup transportation. Perfect for holidays or to sling in your bag for on the go touch ups.


U

Urban Decay
The 24/7 Glide on pencil liners are one of the best pencils we have found for longevity, even in the waterline of the eye.


V

Vichy Dermablend
Amazing cover foundations and concealers for scarring or skin conditions.



W

W3ll People
Universalist multi sticks are a great multi tasking cream stick. Use as blush, highlight, concealer or contour.


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YSL Beauty
Volume Effet is our all time favourite mascara. Buildable, jet black and never flakes.


Z

Zelens  
The PHA Bio peel pads are perfect for on the go exfoliating. Very handy to have whilst travelling.
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Wednesday, 25 May 2016

YSL Mascara Vinyl Couture


Nothing screams Summer more than a coloured mascara. Layer them on top of your black mascara, wear them on their own, dab onto the tips or just coat the bottom lashes. Adds a little something extra to your lash look without too much extra effort.


Nine new shades of which we have eight of. The wand is a narrow firm bristle brush and the mascara consistency is creamy.


 The vinyl title suggests it will give you a high gloss finish but we didn't really think that was apparent.
 The shades are nice though, the darker tones could easily be confused for black on the lashes but the brighter shades made more of an impact.
There are also two shimmering top coats in silver and gold which would be nice to store away ready for the festive season.

These are £25.00 each and available from today here.




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Tuesday, 24 May 2016

A-Z of our favourite brands (N-S)


N-S Line up...

N 

NARS
Sheer glow foundation, tinted moisturiser, eye primer and the audacious lipsticks are among our key products from NARS.

    

O

Oilatum
Another drugstore moisturiser that frequents our kit.

OCC
Lip tar is the ultimate pigmented lip cream which packs a serious punch. Great when mixed together to create new and interesting shades.

Oribe 
The shampoo and conditioners are particularly good but the fragrances are gorgeous.

Origins
The ginger range of bath and body is heavenly.

Oskia
Renaissance cleansing gel is super lightweight, vitamin enriched and leaves the skin glowing. It's also great at sweeping off our makeup.

OPI
One of our favourite nail brands. Huge colour selection and awesome longevity.


P

There must be some but we couldn't seem to find one among our products.

Q  

Gap in the market here for brands beginning with 'Q'! 
 

R

Real Techniques

Needs no explanation! 

REN

Glycolatic radiance renewal mask is great for the times when your skin needs a kick up the arse.

  
 Rimmel 

The single eye shadows are great for a quick eye look and feature a lot in our tutorials.


S

Shu Uemura

Hard No9 Brow pencils are the best if you need a long wearing, humidity proof brow.
 

Sisley
Phto-cernes eclat eye concealer has a hefty price tag but it not only targets colour correction around the eye but also works on reducing puffiness and enriching the delicate skin around the eyes.


Skyn
Cooling under eye patches which give a visible difference to the skin under the eye. Needed after every heavy night.


Sleek
Sleek's highlighting palettes are a super affordable product in varying tones to suit all skin types.

Soigné
Kind of like the Farrow & Ball of nail polishes. Chic, effortless muted colours.

Sunday Riley
Artemis, Juno and Luna face oils are the saviour of our skin. Instant results can be seen after one application.
 


Suqqu
Suqqu powders are packed with light reflecting pigments which help diffuse lines and pores. They also help to keep foundation in place without a heavy cover.

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Monday, 23 May 2016

A-Z of our favourite brands (K-M)

Our favourite brands from K-M....

K

Kevyn Aucoin   
Sensual skin enhancers are the ultimate full coverage concealer. They are also really adaptable so you can mix it with your regular primer and use as a full cover foundation.



Kiehls
 The ultra facial cream is probably our most used premium moisturiser. Great for our dry skin and creates a good emolient base for makeup.

Kiko
 We have followed Kiko's journey from the start and tend to use a selection of their products in our tutorials. The liquid and gel liners are our star products from the range.

Koh gen do
We do love a face wipe (naughty I know). But if you are going to use them to cleanse with every now and again then we highly recommend the water wipes from KGD. The Maifanshi foundation is another favourite of ours. It's a liquid, mineral based foundation that gives skin a sheer finish with an enviable glow.

L

Lancome
The Rouge in love lipstick collection have a great colour selection with a very comfortable hydrates finish.
Also loving the Art liner for extreme flicks. 

Lanolips
Not a fan of the name but the superbalm is a wonderful lip balm, cuticle treatment and split end smoother. Always a good product to have rolling around the bottom of your handbag.
 
La Roche Posay
Serozinc is nice to spritz on the skin to soothe and calm but also to aid foundation buffing.

Laura Mercier
The Créme liner has a great consistency. Creamy obviously but workable and flexible. Long lasting and extra black.


Le Maquillage Professional
This brand do some great colour correcting palettes. Perfect for makeup artists.

Lilash
 We have been using Lilash and have seen dramatic results in both the length and thickness of our lashes.
 
Louise Young
Louise Young has a great range of makeup brushes but we particularly like her liner brushes.


M

Maybelline
Brow drama from Maybelline gives hair definition and a natural colour.


MAC
MAC eye shadows are always a safe bet. Good colour range, strong pigment and excellent longevity.

Makeupforever  
HD Ultra foundation looks great on both camera and in real life. Works really well on an oily skin type.
   
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Friday, 20 May 2016

Rosie Huntington Whiteley Tutorial #ad

We have been testing out the latest products from the Rosie Huntington-Whiteley collection for Autograph at Marks and Spencers....


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Thursday, 19 May 2016

A-Z of our favourite brands (G-J)

 Our G-J line-up...


G

Garnier 
Our most used gradual tanner. Provides a buildable tan which takes no effort and actually smells nice.
 

H

He-Shi
When we can be bothered to tan then we tend to use He-Shi. Tons of different textures depending on your preference and they also offer rapid developing varieties if you're short on time.
 
Hourglass
Another brand with multiple star products. The new ambient light correcting primers, veil mineral primer and veil fluid foundation.

I

Illamasqua
Precision brow gels and cream pigment in Hollow for contouring are our key products from Illamasqua.

Imedeen
When the summer hits we always take Imedeen tablets. They help to prepare the skin for the sun and support skin health in the hotter months.

Institut Esthederm
Osmoclean is a tow phase remover which removes heavy makeup and lip stains easily.




J

James Read
Sleep mask tan from James Read applies in a colourless gel which doesn't stain your bed sheets. Wake up with a sunkissed skin which also builds with continued use.

January Labs
The power peel exfoliant mask breathes oxygen into the skin. A very stimulating cinnamon based mask which gets fresh blood pumping to the skins surface and leaves the skin refreshed.


Jo Malone
So many favourites from this brand but our key scents are Blackberry and bay, Peony and blush and English pear and freesia.
 
Jurlique
Hand creams and baby skincare are some of our key products from Jurlique.





 
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Wednesday, 18 May 2016

The A-Z of our favourite brands (D-F)

  If you missed A-C then check it out here

 

 D

Daniel Sandler 
Water colour blush provide a lightweight liquid flush to the cheeks which is totally buildable if you prefer something a little stronger.
 
Delilah
Loads of great products from Delilah but our most used items from the brand are their Time Resist foundation and lipsticks.

Diego dalla palma
We love DDP brow products, particularly the brow gels. They create a natural looking full brow with ease.

Dior
Sam's all time favourite fragrance is L'or from Dior.



E

Elemis 
Elemis cleansing balm removes heavy makeup and dirt whilst leaving the skin nourished, hydrated and comforted.

Embryolise
Probably our most used moisturiser. A great base for makeup for a dryer skin.
 
Escentric Molecules 
Another favourite fragrance. It works on the natural pheromones in your skin and is also unisex.
 

Estee Lauder
Daywear plus is perfect for the days when you don't really want to wear any makeup but just need a little bit of help with evening out skin tone and pigmentation.

Eucerin
The intensive lotion not only deeply moisturises but also leaves the skin with a sheer gloss.

Eyeko 
Brow gel which separates the hairs and creates a thick brow with a natural tint.

Eylure
Another fab lash brand which always feature in our tutorials.


F

Face Lace
Not your average everyday product but a great adornment for special occasions. 

Check out G-J tommorow..

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