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5 Best Setting Powders

When it comes to setting powders, not all are created equally. Although using the correct techniques to set your face and apply powder are essential to help your makeup look great, using a powder of high quality is just as important.

Too Faced Primed & Poreless Setting Powder

A tried, true and tested favourite, the Too Faced Primed & Poreless Loose Setting Powder has been an essential in my collection for many years. The formula is extremely finely milled which means it never looks cakey and is great for setting concealer under the eyes.

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This week I filmed a look using warm eyeshadows with a beautiful Champagne shimmer!
In the flesh these colours are so much more true to Rose & Champagne in hue, but they have photographed a little bronzy, due to my change of lighting.

The tutorial for this look is now up on my channel - click here to watch:

I used a mix of MAC & MakeupGeek eyeshadows to create this look. The lashes I used are from Eldora False Eyelashes, and they are a multi-layered set for added volume and dimension.

Full details will be included in the next post along with the video link!

How to Maintain Your Brow Shape

Whilst brows should be thick, there is no such thing as a universally flattering shape. This is merely a guide on how to reshape your brows, I highly recommend that everyone visit a brow specialist at least once in their life, you can keep them in shape yourself. A good brow stylist should be able to figure out your ideal shape just by looking at you. Make sure you do your research and ask a lot of questions before choosing a brow stylist.

Whether you choose to wax, tweeze or thread is entirely up to you. Waxing and threading are best for removing large amounts of hair where as in tweezing is best for precision and removing small amounts of hair.

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PSA to all my friends binding this summer

It’s hard to compromise feeling safe and comfortable and not feeling like 100 degrees all the time with your binder on. However, I’ve found a small tip that can help at least with feeling sweaty and sticky in a binder! I bought powder deodorant from Lush (although I’ve not tested it, any powder deodorant would probably work). The stuff from Lush has a gender neutral scent and is very clean smelling, which is also a perk. Before I put my binder on, I sprinkle it on my chest and under my breasts/pecs/area/ (insert whichever terms you are comfortable with), and rub it in. Put your binder on and you’re good to go. It helps things stay dryer and less sticky and works for me for a good 8+ hours (and yes, I realize I wear my binder too much). Not a complete fix for the binding in the summer issue, but it has brought me some relief (in a house without AC) and just wanted to pass it on.

Stay golden all you beautiful humans. Much love and peace and happy vibes your way.

Concealer vs. Corrector

Many people don’t know the difference between corrector and concealer. They’re all the same right? Wrong! This post will be all about the difference between corrector and concealer.

Concealer is used to hide blemishes/imperfections or give more coverage to areas your foundation didn’t cover. It is the color of your skin-tone, or a few shades lighter or darker, depending on your skin color, or what kind of look you want. These come in cream, powder, and liquid formulas. Some even have moisturizing, highlighting, oil-controlling, or blemish controlling properties. This is most commonly used over corrector to balance and even things out.

Corrector is used to even out your skin tone, camouflage blemishes/imperfections and to give you a more evened out, flawless look. These come in many different colors, depending on what you want to correct, using the color wheel. If you want to correct acne/redness, use green corrector. For undereye circles, use yellow, orange, or peach. For discoloration, use purple. These come in cream, powder, or liquid formulas. They are sold in concealer-type formulas, or in primer-type formulas, for all over correction. There are even setting/finishing powders that have green, yellow, and pink all together, to even everything out! These are most commonly used under foundation or concealer.

Bottom line? Concealer is used to cover, Correctors are to correct and camouflauge.

Thanks for reading! Hope I helped. Stay beautiful! xoxo


2 looks in 1! Green & Gold Holiday Look with Deep Red Lips | Classy & Sophisticated Holiday Makeup Tutorial

A chic, simple and sophisticated makeup look for the holidays. A tutorial featuring a glittery gold winged eye liner, beautiful deep matte red lips and a hint of a green. Great for Christmas, New Years, whatever! Looks great on fair/pale skin but would also compliment darker skintones, just try a brighter lip colour!

Products used:

*Givenchy Acti’mine Color Correcting Primer - Acti Strawberry

*Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation

Clarins 3 Dot Liner  3 Dot Liner

Stila Stay All Day Liquid Liner

Colourpop Eyeshadow in Get Lucky

Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner in Midnight Cowboy

*Bobbi Brown Chocolate Eye Palette Ivory, Milk Chocolate, Woodrose  

*Bobbi Brown Extreme Party Mascara

*Ardell Brow Pomade in Medium Brown

Maybelline Master Conceal Concealer

*Tom Ford Shade + Illuminate Duo

*MAC Mariah Carey Powder Blush in Sweet Sweet Fantasy

*Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips All-in-1 Palette In Natural

*Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet in 08 Grand Cru

*Ardell Glamour Lashes 135

Marc Jacobs Style Eye-Con No.3 in The Seductress 122

Bourjois Contour Clubbing Waterproof Eye Pencil in Green

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