Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Corrective Colours

Corrective Colours

Correctors are used to counteract or neutralise tones found in the skin so foundation and concealer can work better.


If you suffer from yellowing under the eyes, or your tan/warm skin is looking dull and grey, try a lilac primer or concealer. It brighten and evens your skin.

Green & Yellow Counteracts - Red/Pink 

If you suffer from rosacea or reddish skin try green or yellow concealer or primer, it will counteract the red tone in the skin. 
If you have cool skin tone try green or you have warmer skin tone try the yellow. 

Peach/Pink/Orange Correctors

Peach/Pink/Orange concealer brighten grey/purple/blue/green/dark under eye circles but keep in mind once you apply the corrector you may need to go back over the area with a foundation or concealer that matches your skin to ensure it blends out evenly. 

Light Pink for pale Skin 
Peach for Medium Skin
Orange for Dark Skin 

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Britney Spears in The Makeup Chair

How I would do it...

I would love to do Britney's makeup, 
and this is how I would do it...

On the left how Britney's makeup is done,
On the right how I would do her makeup.

With a little help from photo shop I add some makeup!

Britney suffers from break outs and oily skin, 
I would start with Smashbox Photo Finish Light 
(after using a cleanse, toner and moisturiser of course)

Her under eyes looked a little grey, I used a peach concealer to counteract that. 

Taking a lighter shade of foundation I highlight the skin under the eyes, chin and forehead and then use a foundation shade that matches her neck to help even her skin.

With Britney going from blonde to brown her brows need to also change, I used a warm brown eyebrow pencil to define them.

I picked a lighter peachy/pink blush for Britney's cheeks. Britney already has strong red colours in her skin so a peachy/pink would neutralise that. 

Finally for lipstick I blended the lip liner more and added a sheer pink lipstick! Done!  

Which celebrities makeup would you like to do or redo??

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Finally Finished Foundation Series!

Flawless Foundation For Beginners!

Step One: Cleanse 
Pink Grapefruit Face Wash.
Make sure your make-up is going on fresh skin, this will make sure it goes on smoother and lasts longer!

Step Two: Tone
Simple facial toner.
A toner is just a liquid similar to water that rinses off any left over cleanser or dirt. Wipe it over the skin on a cotton pad!

Step Three: Moisturise 
Moisturise Simple Hydrating Light Moisturiser
Moisturise actually gives your foundation something to hold on so its very important!

Make sure you leave your skin settle for at least 5 minutes once you have completed these steps!

Step Four: Primer
Primer Nivea Daily Essentials Hydration Primer Normal/Comb
Not everyone needs a primer, but if you are going to use one, you apply it after your Moisturiser, not before your moisturiser and not instead of your moisturiser, after your moisturiser, Yep! :)

Step Five: Foundation
Foundation Loreal True Match W1
                 Bourjois 10 Hour Sleep Effect
I mixed up two foundations to get my prefect tone, texture and shade. It takes a lot of trial and error to find that out but when you do you wont forget it!

I use my F20 brush to apply it http://www.blankcanvascosmetics.com/products/hot-pink-and-black-f20-duo-set.html

You don't need a brush or sponge or any type of tool, feel free to use your finger tips, I like to pat in the foundation because it gives great coverage and looks great, I think its the heat from your fingers blends it so well!

And we're done!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Buying Foundation Online

So You Wanna Buy A Foundation Online 
But You Have No Idea What Shade To Pick????

Here is what I do....

Let's say I want to get the "NYX HD Studio Photogenic Foundation"
and I need to work out the right shade for me,

Step 1:
Look for Swatches online -

Here is a swatch of the NYX foundation in Sand Beige (Thanks to Nina's page)

Step 2:

Search for a foundation swatch you already use - 

Here is a swatch of an ELF foundation I already own, 
I use shade "Sand" 

Step 3:

Compare foundation swatches

You can see how the Elf "Sand" and NYX "Sand Beige" swatches are similar.


Saturday, March 2, 2013

RDS Beauty Show Dublin! 3/4 of March

You know I LOVE BCC soo much!!! 

Come and check out the stall and say Hi!

Really wanna meet as many people as I can so please don't be shy come and say HI! 
(that rhymes awesome!)

I'll be there both days and pretty much be there 
all day long so come and hang out and chat!