Friday, 8 February 2013

Favourite new lip colour

I've been on the hunt for a long lasting lip colour and I've found a few that are long wearing however they tend to dry my lips out so I can't wear bright colours on my lips without it looking manky (which no one wants)!

Over the past 6 months or so my lipstick collection has definitely grown with a varying range of brands... all good in their own way however as a birthday treat to myself I decided to buy myself a new lipstick. I was trying some new foundation at Bare Minerals (I bought their foundation as well but that's another story) and they asked me if I wanted to try some colour on my lips so I asked for a bright red as I don't shy away from colour.

She applied the Pretty Amazing lipcolour in Strength which is a rich red colour. It's a hydrating glaze that imparts an opaque colour... it's definitely not a sheer tint however you can apply a tiny amount and blend it to tone it down if you so wished... Throughout the day my lips were feeling glossy, like I was constantly wearing a balm and my lips didn't flake, the colour didn't bleed and I only reapplied a couple of times throughout the day so it's fabulous for when you're out and about.

I try to wear really bright lipstick at work and after wearing this after a couple of days my lips were still not chapped or dry. So I decided to go out and buy another colour... This time a bright pink in Ambition. Seriously loving these lipcolours (not quite a gloss, not quite a lipstick). I'm just hoping they bring out a lot more colours for me to play with.

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Bridging the gap between skincare and make up

I know it's been a while since my last blog post but the Christmas and New Year period got away from me but now it's 2013 and I'm back with more exciting products to talk about!

Firstly I'll start with the latest and greatest new product from my favourite brand, Dermalogica, the Skinperfect Primer SPF30. Now the lucky few of you who are from the USA, Canada or Australia have already been playing with this product for a while now but here in the UK we've had to wait patiently for it's launch and finally it's here!

A primer is used to smooth and prepare the skin for make up and to extend the wear of your foundation. However, most primers focus on the cosmetic side of things rather than skin health. Many primers contain blocking ingredients that can lead to break outs and irritation which can eventually lead to your skin looking a lot worse for wear.

This new product the Skinperfect Primer SPF30 from Dermalogica has been added to their ever popular AGE Smart system. It delivers radient and even skin, invisible sun protection and it is also a powerful treatment for your skin.

Why is it so good you ask? Well it's got silicones to help smooth and even out skin texture and gives your skin an amazing velvety feel and hydrolyzed Pearl and natural earth minerals even skin tone and give your skin a very subtle tint and glow. Physical sunscreens Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide give your skin broad spectrum protection without leaving it looking chalky and a blend of peptides and proteins help firm the skin and stimulate collagen production... what more could you ask for?

I've been using this product for about a month now and even though it has an SPF in it I still definitely wear it under my make up in the evening when I'm going out. Compared to other primers on the market it's relatively inexpensive as you really do only need the tiniest amount and I've barely made a dint in mine so far.

Take my word for you... you won't be disappointed!