Hi lovelies! Today I thought I would share a make up look with you, something a little more wearable than my last one which was on speckled eyeliner. I had my eyes on a few items in my collection that I’ve been meaning to play around with and thought that it was the perfect time to. I was off shopping in Westfield for a few bits and bobs so thought I’d make a little effort and put some makeup on.
The look I went for was a glowy dewy radiant skin looking one. I played with bright colours on my cheeks and lips, and an open eyed neutral smokey look on the eyes. I filled in my brows so they were defined and framed my eye makeup well.
Face: 1. Elemis Pro-Radiance Illuminating Flash Balm 2. Estee Lauder Pure Colour Blush ‘17 Wild Sunset‘ 3. Bobbi Brown Cream Concealer ‘Honey‘ 4. Bobbi Brown Sheer Finish Pressed Powder ‘Pale Yellow‘
Eyes: 1.Urban Decay Primer Potion 2. Estee Lauder Pure Colour ‘63 Tempting Mocha‘ 3. My personalised MAC palette 4. MAC Fluidline ‘Blacktrack‘ 5. Clinique High Impact Mascara 6. Duo Lash Glue. 7. Nouveau Lashes ‘Collection 2 – No.2‘ 8. YBF Brow Pencil 9. Rimmel Scandaleyes ‘Nude‘
Lips: 1. MAC Lipstick ‘Impassioned‘
One of the products that was in my collection that I wanted to play with more was an eye shadow, Estee Lauder Pure Colour in ‘63 Tempting Mocha‘. It’s a shimmery grey mauve like colour with hints of lilacs and browns that I picked up a while ago. I find that with so many eye shadow palettes in my life, I sometimes neglect single pan shadows and this colour was too pretty to be neglected. I’ve now included it into my every day makeup bag and am planning to get lots more use out of it. It really is pigmented, and blends well even though it’s not one of the gelee shadows, and the light colour really opens the eyes up. You can pick it up here for £16.50. During my shopping trip I ended up picking up a gelee shadow in Cyber Silver from EL so after I’ve played around with that I’ll share my thoughts!
A new product has just landed on my desk, and I decided to put it to the test. I will definitely be doing a more in-depth review on it but the product I am talking about is the Elemis Pro-Radiance Illuminating Flash Balm which is set to be released next month. I don’t use foundation but this boasted an even toned dewy brightening finish to the skin with light moisture so I thought I’d give it a go. I LOVED the finish it gave to my skin, made it look so healthy and really glowy. I am really liking my first impressions on this product. It will launch in May for £32.
I’m really not a pouter so the fact that I’m pouting here is demonstrating pure blogging dedication.
The lipstick I wanted to make use of was MAC Impassioned, a colour which has been residing in my collection untouched for a good 3 months or so. It is such a bright almost neon pink colour, the idea of it scared me away from using it. However once I applied it, it was much more wearable than I had imagined it to be in my head. It’s definitely made me feel more bolder and I will not think twice now before I rock bright lipsticks. This retails for £14.00 here.
Overall I am really happy with how the look turned out, and I got a few compliments at the beauty counters which is always nice! I always feel better when I make more use out of my make up collection. The two stand out products for me were the lipstick and the eye shadow. I definitely will be creating a look with the Estee Lauder Gelee powder shadow I picked up and I think I may have to pick their 5 colour palette so I can create looks with just one palette and not several. Damn it, the point of this post was to make use out of my collection not expand it! What can I say, I wouldn’t be blogging if I wasn’t a slight (read: major) addict!! – until next time lovelies, take care. Tanzina x
Hi lovelies, I can’t believe this has been sitting in my draft box since the first of April! Images and all. So without much further ado, I introduce you to the Elemis Pro Collagen Marine Cream.
Before we go any further can we just take a second out to admire the packaging. I love that teal turquoise packaging, very marine-esque and suits my room decor perfectly. Considering that this is also my every day night cream, I think that is more than enough reason for me to have this out on display in my bedroom!
So what is this limited edition launch about? Well, the Pro Collagen Marine Cream is actually celebrating it’s ten year anniversary (happy birthday!) and considering it is STILL a cult product that really is impressive. Every now and then new creams are introduced into the beauty market, a lot of fuss and attention is awarded to them yet after a while the fuss dies down. Only a few products stand the test of time and this is definitely one of them. A multiple award winning cream (21 awards in fact!) which is sold once every minute worldwide! Impressive credentials right?
So what makes it so special? I would definitely say the texture is a massive stand out point, its a cream and gel hybrid that sinks into the skin really well leaving it feeling moisturised yet not oily. It spreads really well and doesn’t leave the skin feeling sticky, there is no greasy residue or film of oil on the skin. There are definitely lots of anti-ageing benefits such as clinical trials stating that after just TWO weeks of use, there is up to 78% wrinkle depth reduction however I would be lying if I said that’s what catches my attention. I’m only 22 so although I’d like to take steps in preventing ageing signs, it’s not something I am too bothered about currently. What I adore about this cream is definitely the hydration factor, it really plumps up my skin and feels like it replaces the moisture I lose throughout the day.
I’ve mentioned on here previously this is my go to night cream, which I’ve been using for quite a few months. Clinical trials state that after just two weeks there is up to 45% increase in skin hydration which I honestly feel like I can relate to. When I first started using this as a night cream I was planning on using it now and again as a perk me up for my skin but now I’m hooked.
This beautiful limited edition Pro Collagen Marine Cream launched on the 1st of April and its RRP is £99. Rather pricey yes, however the 100ml of product is worth £158. Along with the cream you get the gorgeous marine blue jar which comes with an embossed lid which gives a sneaky nod to the three types of sea weed the cream contains. The jar is packaged in a dust bag and then in the decorated box. I do think that if you are going to splurge so much on a cream, it should come wrapped luxuriously and I am happy to see that Elemis noted that. I definitely will be depotting all my future jars of the cream into this anniversary jar, it’s just too pretty to be left hidden away.
You can pick up the Limited Edition jar here, or any Elemis stockists.
I hope you enjoyed today’s post and I am so sorry it’s so late! I’m just glad I bought it to your attention before it sold out. I know £99 is quite a splurge on a cream, but if you are looking to invest in skincare then this is definitely one to consider. I personally feel it’s much better to splurge on skincare than make up, and it’s better to try prevent than cure. Until next time lovelies, have a great day – Tanzina x
Hi lovelies! Today’s post is one I have been meaning to do forever but never really got round to creating. However I finally sat down, got my Precision Inks out and decided to start playing around with makeup. I created much heavier brows than usual, used foundation (which I hardly ever do) and really got stuck in. I played around with lighting for my photography (I created the look around 2AM) and played around with contrast, brightness, blur and such. I am so happy with how the look turned out, funnily enough the look turned out much more wearable than I thought it would be. I think going forward there definitely will be a few days with speckled eyes in my life!
This post is mostly just about showing you the look I created and pictures I came up with. This was my first time playing around properly with lighting in photography and I’m kind of happy with how this look turned out. I will attach a link to how Illamasqua created this look at the bottom.
The Illamasqua version, and my inspiration image:
Products I used:
Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Foundation (56 Dark Bronze) mixed with ..
Collection Illuminating Touch Concealer (Glow 3)
Illamasqua Cream Blusher (Libido)
MAC Fluidline (Dipdown)
Naked Cosmetics Matte Shadow Base
Bourjois Intense Shadow (Extrait 01) all over lid
Urban Decay Eyeshadow (Virgin) inner corner and under brow
MAC Eyeshadow (Carbon) to smoke out the black line and under lash line
Illamasqua Precision Ink (Abyss) to line and add speckles
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Pencil (Zero)
Illamasqua Precision Ink (Glister) to add nude speckles
No7 False Lashes (60)
Bobbi Brown Rich Lip Colour (Pink Peony)
I thought I would end the post with a couple of full face images.
I definitely deviated a little away from the original image, for example I used a nude liner instead of white for the speckles and did more work on the bottom lash line. It was mainly just adapting it to my face and the products I had. I used a red cream blush in Libido instead of a more pink toned one simply because I wanted to get more use out of it. Overall I am really happy with this look and I hope you guys liked the images. Any feedback would be much appreciated and please do let me know if you would like to see more of these posts. Thank you! Tanzina x