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Rose Gold LED Travel Mirrors From Luna London

Ever found yourself on holiday and there’s never enough light in the room to apply your makeup? Then there are those times you nip off to the ladies room to top up your powder and lippy, yet it’s so dark and dingy you can hardly see what you’re doing.

Last year I was kindly gifted two LED Illuminating Mirrors from Luna London Ltd and both have made a huge difference when it comes to applying my makeup, no matter where I may be.

This beautiful rose gold LED compact mirror from Luna London Ltd is the perfect size for keeping in your tote bag. It’s available from Amazon for £15.99 and also comes in black. The compact has two mirrors, one is 7x magnification, the other has a battery operated ring light and is large enough to see your whole face in. It’s ideal for checking makeup on the go or popping in your travel bag. I love the warm glow the light gives, which makes it great for selfies too!

 The Luna London Ltd Eclipse LED Mirror is a lot larger and also comes in rose gold. There are 3 light settings, soft warm, neutral white and simulate day, which you can brighten or dim.  It looks super chic and stylish, it’s light enough to use while you’re on your travels and even comes with a soft drawstring bag to protect the mirror against scratches. It’s USB rechargeable so there’s no need to worry about batteries running out if you’re away from home. I absolutely love the Eclipse mirror, just as much as I do their compact mirror. The Eclipse mirror is also available from Amazon and costs £27.99.

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Makeup Look Using Only Charlotte Tilbury Products

I’ve wanted to do a makeup look for a while as I get quite a few questions asking me what products I use on a daily basis. I’m no expert but I know what I like and always keep it fairly natural. For this post I’m only using products from my favourite brand which of course is Charlotte Tilbury. I love everything about her makeup and adore the old Hollywood style packaging. This time I’ve included a photo of the finished look.

Charlotte Tilbury Summer Glow Makeup
Charlotte Tilbury Summer Glow Makeup

After cleansing and toning my skin I apply a small amount of Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream. I just love this moisturiser, it feels beautiful on my skin without being too heavy. My skin feels incredibly soft and supple and my complexion looks brighter and flawless ready to apply my base.

Next, I add a few drops of the Wonder Glow Primer, which is a multi use product. It’s perfect for using under makeup to give your skin a light glow and even out your skin tone. You can also use this alone as a tinted moisturiser, which is great for those days you don’t want to wear foundation.

I’ve used a few pumps of the Magic Foundation in shade 4, honestly this is my all time favourite foundation. It’s the one I’ll go back to if I want a medium to high coverage, especially in photos. I love the creamy texture which blends into my skin beautifully without feeling too heavy.

To cover up any dark circles or blemishes I’ve used the Magic Away Concealer in shade 4. It’s super creamy consistency gives full coverage yet blends in beautifully. It’s a thick formula but feels comfortable and lightweight on the skin. It’s easy to apply using the the sponge applicator and I love how flawless it looks, no caking or sinking into fine lines.

You may be interested in my full review for the Magic Away Concealer, I’ll leave the link here.

I’ve set my base in place using the Airbrush Flawless Finishing powder in shade 2. My skin looks natural and fresh, which I love,

I’ve used the bronzer from the Filmstar Bronze and Glow palette to lightly contour and enhance my bone structure and along my jaw line. I’ve used a larger brush to sweep a little colour over the areas of my face where the sun would naturally hit to give my complexion a sunkissed look.

I’ve then applied a few dabs of the Goldgasm Beauty Light Wand on my cheek bones and down the centre of my nose, gently blending it in with my finger tips. Over the top of the cream highlighter I’ve used a small amount of the golden toned powder highlighter from the palette which captures and reflects the light just where I want it.

The glow from both these products is absolutely incredible, yet still keeping it looking natural. The shades work well together creating the most gorgeous luminous complexion. The powders feel so soft and blend in beautifully,

Oh my word, I absolutely love the Cheek to Chic blusher in the shade Pillow Talk. I’ve used a medium sized powder brush to sweep it across the apples of my cheeks, it blends in beautifully and I just love how it gives your cheeks a natural rosey glow.

My eyeshadow of choice is of course the Pillow Talk Palette, I go on about it all the time but I just love how all four shades enhance your eyes without making you look over made up. The pinky brown colours complement the blusher, lip liner and lipstick from the Pillow Talk range. I’ve used the lighter shade all over my lid, the medium shade along the crease and the darker shade in the outer corners of my eyelid and along my bottom lash line.

I’ve completed my eye look with a few coats of Full Fat Lashes mascara in the shade Glossy Black to add volume and length to my lashes. There’s no flaking or clumping, and stays put all day.

On my lips I’ve used Pillow Talk lip liner to outline their natural shape, then I’ve mixed two shades of lipsticks together to create my perfect nude. I’ve used Matte Revolution in the shade Pillow Talk Original and Nude Kate from the K.I.S.S.I.N.G range, which is incredibly moisturising.

And there you have the finished look.

All that’s left is to pop on my pearl jewellery and a spritz of my favourite Flowerbomb fragrance.

Bra (colour Champagne) Victoria’s Secret

Satin and Lace Robe Boux Avenue

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Flawless Lashes By Loreta Flawless Eyeliner

Flawless Liners By Loreta

I’m not great at creating the perfect the cat eye flick, even with the best of liquid eyeliners. When I’m going out in the evening or for a special occasion I still love to apply a touch of liner so my eyes feel a little more made up.

Imagine my excitement when these Flawless Lashes By Loreta Flawless Eyeliners* arrived through the post, I couldn’t wait to put them to the test and start creating a range of different looks. Flawless Lashes By Loreta are probably best known for their amazing professional lash extensions and they have recently launched their liquid eyeliner in a range of different colours. There’s a choice of Black, Emerald Green, Beautiful Brown and Vibrant Purple.

Flawless Lashes By Loreta Flawless Liner

The liquid liner comes with a neat felt tip style fibre nib and is perfect for creating a precise line, however thick you like your liner to be. This is by far the best one I’ve tried and I found the pen really easy to handle, getting right into the areas where I wanted my liner to be. The tip isn’t too soft and won’t end up going all over the place when you’re trying to apply the liner, in fact it’s so precise that it’s easy to get right into the corners where I’ll only want the thinnest of lines.

The liner stayed on all day and didn’t even budge during the extremely hot weather we’ve recently had in the UK, which is pretty good going. Believe me, no amount of sweating, crying, eye rubbing or getting stuck in a downpour is going to smudge these little beauties! The brilliant thing is that you can easily remove it just by using your usual cleanser or eye makeup remover. I soak a little on a cotton pad and hold it over each eye for a few seconds, then gently wipe away. There’s no need to scrub too hard to remove every last bit of liner.

Flawless Liners By Loreta

If your usual shade is black or brown, why not try something different for a change. The Flawless Lashes By Loreta Flawless Liners also comes in Emerald Green and Vibrant Purple. These liners are incredibly pigmented and you’ll be guaranteed to have fun creating different looks, knowing that it will last all day without smudging. They are suitable to wear with eyelash extensions and for people with sensitive skin. I had absolutely no irritation when I wore these liners.

Each one costs £14.95 and are available from Flawless Lashes By Loreta

You may also be interested in My Summer Beauty Favourites

*The Flawless Lashes By Loreta Flawless Liners have been sent for the purpose of a review, all photos and opinions are my own.

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My Summer Beauty Favourites

Summer Beauty Favourites

As soon as the weather warms up and summer is knocking at the door I cannot wait to change my makeup routine and start wearing lighter, glowy makeup looks. Holidays, BBQs and days out mean I bring out some old favourites and invest in a few new products. I’ve not done an actual makeup routine for ages so I thought I’d let you delve into my makeup bag containing some of the beauty bits I’m using on a daily basis.

I won’t waffle on too much as there are quite a few products to get through.

Summer Beauty Favourites

Summer Beauty Favourites

Base

First up is Charlotte Tilbury Wonder Glow Primer, I’ve only recently picked this up but it’s already proven it’s worth every penny. I originally bought it to wear alone while on holiday and I’ve been wearing it ever since. It gives my complexion a natural glow either under foundation or on it’s own if I’m having a good skin day. Plus the SPF 15 will protect your skin from sun damage, always a bonus.

Continuing with the glowy look, my current favourite foundation has to be Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation. which I love because it’s buildable. I keep it to a light coverage during the day for a natural look and make it slightly heavier for a night out. This is my go to foundation as it’s not drying on my skin and after getting colour matched it just makes me look super flawless.

I’ve mentioned Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer so many times before but this really is one of those products I’d cry if I ever ran out and didn’t have another tube. It’s the perfect shade and it’s not too heavy on the skin but still gives a nice natural coverage for both under the eyes and blemishes. On a good skin day I’ve just been wearing this with the Wonder Glow Primer for a quick five minute, natural base.

If like me you find there are days when even with the best will in world there’s that one area of skin that needs a little helping hand. I’ve been using Technic Corrector Stix, these three shades work wonders when I’ve had  few late nights and my skin has patches of redness and is looking a bit tired.

I’m not one for caking a load of powder over the top of my foundation but I do like to set my concealer with a light dusting of Makeup Forever Ultra HD Finishing Powder. I then take my large fluffy brush and using whatever is left on there to gently sweep over the rest of my base  My skin still looks lovely and dewy.

Summer Beauty Favourites

Summer Beauty Favourites

Summer Beauty Favourites

Summer Beauty Favourites

Cheeks

I have so many cheek products that are this summer’s beauty favourites. It’s hard to decide which ones to mention, even though my look varies slightly from day to day, I still love a glowy, dewy look and these five tick all the boxes for me.

I don’t tend to contour much during the summer, I usually take a small fluffy brush and add a little of the Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess into the hollows of my cheeks and around the top of my forehead to give my face some definition. Then using a large fluffy brush I’ll dust the same bronzer all over my face to give my skin a little warmth where the sun would naturally hit.

I’m still obsessed with Too Faced Sweet Peach Glow Palette. For an everyday glowy look I use the golden peachy blush shade on my cheeks just to add a natural hint of colour and using a fan brush I’ll sweep the highlighter shade over my cheek bones, as it gives just the right amount of shimmer when the light catches it. It’s such a pretty cheek palette, the powders are incredibly soft, blend in wonderfully and the shades are super pigmented. This one came in my travel bag when I went away for a few days last month. If I’m going on a night out and I’m after a more intense glow then I’ll reach for the Tarte Skin Twinkle Highlighting palette, which is absolutely gorgeous.

My two all time favourite blushers are Nars in the shade Orgasm and Milani Powder Blush in the shade Blossomtime Rose. They are both pinky golden tones, which really warm up the skin.

The final step to my base is a light dusting of Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder, for an extra touch of shimmer, another product I simply cannot live without.

Summer Beauty Favourites

Summer Beauty Favourites

Summer Beauty Favourites

Eyes

There are only two eyeshadow palettes which I’ll be reaching for during the height of summer Last summer’s Naked Heat Palette has to make an appearance again this year, I mean the shades are simply stunning and extremely versatile, you can create so many fun, colourful looks for day or night with this palette. I tend to swap and change which shades I use, they all scream summer but my favourites are Lumbre, Layenne and En Fuego. If I’m running short on time then I’ll swipe one of the Maybelline Color Tattoos over the whole of my eye lid using a blending brush. They are brilliant on a hot day and the staying power of these beauties is absolutely incredible in sweltering temperatures.

The second eyeshadow palette I’m totally in love with is Charlotte Tilbury Golden Goddess. Admittedly I’ve only had this a few weeks but it’s already been used quite a few times and came in my travel bag for a mini break last month. There may only be 4 shades but believe me with these golden bronze colours you can create so many natural, smokey day to night looks. The powder formula is incredibly creamy and long lasting, each shade is highly pigmented and blends beautifully.

I don’t wear eyeliner during the day, if I’m going out in the evening I’ve been wearing a thin line of Flawless Eyeliner* by Flawless Lashes By Loreta close to my upper lash line to add definition. It’s completely budge proof and stays put even in hot weather.

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara is my go to mascara for beautiful fluttery lashes. I love the large brush, which coats every single lash, making them look thick and full of volume, one coat is definitely enough. It wears lovely throughout the day, no flaky bits drop onto my cheek.

Summer Beauty Favourites

Summer Beauty Favourites

Lips

Oh have I discovered three gorgeous lip products this year. I’m already a fan of Charlotte Tilbury’s Matte Revolution Lipsticks and I’ve recently picked up the shade Very Victoria, a beautiful browny nude, which is the perfect colour for every day.

I’ve totally fallen in love with Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment in the shade Petal. It’s a really pretty, natural pink colour that changes depending on your own natural lip colour. It tints your lips whilst treating them and making them look fuller and plumper.

My final lip product for the summer is Dior Lip Glow in the shade 001, a soft pinky tint. I’ve been wearing it alone for a natural look or to prime my lips before applying a matte lip colour. Both the Fresh Lip Tint and Dior Lip Glow leave my lips feeling incredibly soft.

I hope you’ve enjoyed having a look into my makeup bag and seeing what products I’m using on a daily basis this summer. Most of these came to Norfolk with me, to be honest I hardly wore any makeup at all during the day.

What makeup do you take on your travels?

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New In Beauty: Anastasia Beverly Hills

Anastasia Beverly Hills

I know exactly what you’re thinking, did I really need another eyeshadow palette? Could I justify the outlay on one that’s similar to so many I already own? The answer to that is yes, a girl can never have too many eyeshadow palettes and there’s been one in particular I’ve been lusting after for what feels like forever. Being the beauty lover that I am, I got a little over excited when I noticed Feel Unique had started selling Anastasia Beverly Hills! So guess who ended up treating themselves to the Modern Renaissance eyeshadow palette and has been obsessed with it ever since?

Anastasia Beverly Hills

Anastasia Beverly Hills

I mean, just look at this palette, it’s an absolute dream. The velvety packaging is simply divine and that’s before you even get inside. There’s 14 stunning shades ranging from neutral to berry tones, my favourite two are Antique Bronze and Warm Taupe. The powders are soft and creamy, and they blend together beautifully. All the colours seem perfect for anytime of the year and will take you from day to night in a flash. Even the brush that comes with this palette has wonderfully soft bristles so it’s actually pretty good for blending.

Anastasia Beverly Hills

I couldn’t just stop at the eyeshadow palette, could I? Anastasia Beverly Hills have so many gorgeous products and after a good look through I settled on a liquid lipstick. I’m still in love with these even if no one else is. No surprises that I went for the shade Dusty Rose, a pinky nude, as these colours seem to suit my hair and skin tone. I’m literally in love with the ABH liquid lipstick, it’s so long wearing and I hardly ever have to reapply through the day. It’s non drying and feels really comfortable to wear. I’ll definitely have to pick up another one from the beautiful collection of shades they have.

Have you tried anything from Anastasia Beverly Hills?

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