Friday, 31 January 2014

My Make Up Essentials (a make up kit for beginners)

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Hi, so this post is about what make up I can not go without on a day to day basis, with particular products that I find to be the best. All of which will  be from the drug store/high street so super affordable so wouldbe perfect if you where on a budget and just starting out with make up!


Foundation

My first essential is foundation, this is a real must for me as my skin is pretty bad as I suffer from acne. This can just boost any girls confidence making them feel 10x better when they wake up in the morning. My personal favourite is the Rimmel wake me up foundation as it gives a good coverage without being to cakey and just always looks nice and radiant. But if your skin is pretty clear then you could totally skip this part and just use a concealer to cover any redness, imperfections or dark under eye circles.

Price: varies between £5.00 on offers and £8.99 (But I can usually always find it on offer so it's always worth having a look around to save you about £4.00) 

Available at:


Superdrug: http://www.superdrug.com/search?q=rimmel+wake+me+up+foundation&searchsubmit=Search
Boots:http://www.boots.com/en/Rimmel-Wake-Me-Up-Make-Up-Foundation-30ml_1246748/
And many supermarkets e.g. Asda, Sainsburys and Morrisons where it is often on offer for about £5.00


Concealer 

I love the Collection lasting perfection concealer, it has a very high coverage but doesn't look cakey and blends in really well however, I do find it can be quite drying as I have dry skin but I work with it and it is still amazing.


Price: £4.19

Available at


Boots: http://www.boots.com/en/Collection-2000-Lasting-Perfection-Concealer_984434/ 
Superdrug: http://www.superdrug.com/collection-2000/collection-2000-lasting-perfection-concealer-4g-medium-3/invt/592102&bklist= 

Powder

If you do have an oily face which can get shiny after a few hours with just foundation and concealer on then i would defiantly recommend a powder to set your make up. I use the Rimmel Stay Matter Powder which is just perfect and so affordable for the great job that it does. But if you find that your make up lasts all day regardless then you can totally skip this step!

Price:£3.99

Available at:


Boots: http://www.boots.com/en/Rimmel-Stay-Matte-Pressed-Powder_1015573/
Superdrug: http://www.superdrug.com/search?q=rimmel+stay+matte+powder&searchsubmit=Search
And various supermarkets.

Mascara 

My next essential is mascara whether you wear a black, brown or waterproof mascara they really help to make you look more awake. A brown mascara will look a lot more natural if that is the look that you are after. Black looks more dramatic which works at lot better if you are a little bit older and more experienced with make up. I love the Maybelline the Falsies mascara when i want a more intense eye look, but if i want something a little bit more natural the Rimmel Scandal eyes mascara gives more length than volume which is great for everyday.

Maybelline the Falsies
Price: £7.99

Available at:


Boots: http://www.boots.com/en/Maybelline-Falsies-Mascara-Waterproof-Black_1416719/
Superdrug: http://www.superdrug.com/max-factor/maybelline-falsies-mascara-black-drama/invt/839562
Again at many supermarkets

Rimmel Scandal eyes
Price: £6.99

Available at:


Boots: http://www.boots.com/en/Rimmel-London-Scandaleyes-Retro-Glam-Mascara_1364903/
Superdrug: http://www.superdrug.com/eye-make-up/rimmel-scandaleyes-retro-glam-mascara-black/invt/718564
Again at many supermarkets

Blusher

Next I recommend a blusher I love blushers but I think the MUA blushes are great for the price of just, 1.00 I have the shade Bubblegum but if you are just starting out with make up I would not recommend this shade because it is very bright and could look silly if too much of this shade is applied. So I recommend Cupcake and Bon Bon as these are much more natural shades which will be much easier too work with.

Price: £1.00

Available at:


Superdrug:

Cupcake
 http://www.superdrug.com/face-make-up/mua-blusher-cupcake/invt/621700
Bon Bon http://www.superdrug.com/face-make-up/mua-blusher-bon-bon/invt/621699

Brushes

As far as brushes go you do need a brush for your powder and blusher I recommended ELF brushes as they are cheap. But i know that not everybody would be able to order online if they are younger so I would then recommended the real techniques brushes which are a bit more expensive. ELF often have some good sales on I always wait for them to have 50% off site wide before I make a purchase and I do recommend their lip stains and blushes too if you are making an order.

ELF


Blush brush:
Price: £3.75
 http://eyeslipsface.co.uk/en/restofworld/brushes/angled-blush-brush/invt/84022

Powder brush:
Price: £3.75
http://eyeslipsface.co.uk/en/restofworld/brushes/powder-brush/invt/84003

Real Techniques


Blush brush
Price: £9.99
Boots: http://www.boots.com/en/Real-Techniques-Blush-Brush-1407_1252046/
Superdrug: http://www.superdrug.com/real-techniques-brushes/real-techniques-blush-brush/invt/553262

Powder brush
Price: £12.99 at boots and £10.99 at superdrug
Boots: http://www.boots.com/en/Real-Techniques-Powder-Brush-1401_1252048/
Superdrug: http://www.superdrug.com/real-techniques-brushes/real-techniques-powder-brush/invt/553259

Lipgloss

Finally onto lips, I defiantly recommend a lip gloss as this will not dry out your lips and can be nice when you are younger. I recommend the Rimmel stay glossy lip glosses my favourite is in the shade Always lovely which is a super natural shade great for everyday.

Available at

Price: £6.29

Boots: http://www.boots.com/en/Rimmel-Stay-Glossy-Lip-Gloss_953480/
Superdrug: (I couldn't find my favourite shade but I know its available in stores)  http://www.superdrug.com/search?q=rimmel+stay+glossy&searchsubmit=Search

Lip balm 

However, if you get quite dry lips you could go for a tinted lip balm as an alternative my favourite is the Maybelline baby lips. I love the shade cherry me as it does give a good wash of colour as well as being very moisturising. If your on a real budget you could just use these because they are super cheap and can work just as well as a lip gloss.

Price: £2.99

Available at:


Boots: http://www.boots.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?storeId=10052&productId=1365477
Superdrug: http://www.superdrug.com/search?q=maybelline+baby+lips&searchsubmit=Search

Lipstick

If you are after a lipstick then I do like the natural collection range as they are only £1.99 or 3 for £5.00. They give a really nice natural colour without being too crazy pigmented. They last a little while but you may want to re apply these throughout the day. The ones that I own and love are Rose Petal, Rose Bud, Apple Blossom and Pink Mallow. Which are all super natural wearable shades and I would recommend them all.

Price: £1.99 for 1 but 3 for £5.00

Available at:


Boots:  (Can't seem to find a link on line but it is defiantly available in stores)


 I have added all of the products up and if you bought a foundation, concealer, powder, mascara, blushers, 2x brushes (blush and powder from elf with delivery of £2.95) lip balm and lipstick I would cost you around £40.59. So these items are not only affordable but great quality too!

So that's it all of my personal make up essentials and list of make up kid for a beginner I hope you enjoyed it and it has helped you to find make up that is affordable to start collecting and wearing make up.



Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Revlon Lip Butters



I love these lip butters from Revlon they are very moisturising which I like because I often find lipsticks very drying. So not only are these moisturising they given a great colour too, my favourite out of the 3 that I have got is pink parfait. This colour is a pink with gold flecks in it which looks lovely on the lips, I find I can apply these without a mirror too so they are great for on the go! I like that you can either use them for a wash of colour or build it up to have a good pigmentation. They last reasonably long too considering they are just a lip butter and not a lipstick. 


 1- Pink Parfait
 

This is a lovely colour a medium pink with gold sparkles in it.  


 2- Strawberry Shortcake 



 This colour is more of a matte baby pink colour but can look very natural if applied lightly but can be fully built up to completely change the colour of your lips.

3- Crème Brulee 


This colour is a very natural colour which smells of caramel and toffee which is soo nice. 

Swatches 

Left to Right: 1, 2, 3 (first swatch is light and the second is built up a little)




Top to Bottom, 3, 2 ,1.

Collection Fast Stroke Eye liner




This eye liner is great I love it I find it so easy to use, I am not the best at using liquid eye liner but this makes it so much easier. I can get a nice thin even line with this eye liner the brush makes it easy to use. The colour is black and a nice consistency for the price of 2.99 it really is amazing.  I would recommend it to anyone especially people that struggle to get the perfect liquid eye liner. It does come in a waterproof version and a brown version too so if that's what you like then there is different option available. You can buy this from Superdrug or Boots in the UK

Swatches















To buy at Superdrug-
http://www.superdrug.com/collection-2000/collection-2000-fast-stroke-eye-liner-38g-black-1/invt/228796