Sunday, 30 June 2013

Yves Saint Laurent Radiant Look Set

I went shopping yesterday and picked up the YSL Radiant Look set from Debenhams. I have wanted to pick up the YSL Touche Eclat for quite a long time now and when I saw this set I just couldn't resist! On half price sale from £51, I picked this set up at a bargain price of £25.50!

The set includes
- Top Secrets Eye Wake-Up Roll On, 2.5ml

- Touche Eclat, 2.5ml
- Long Lasting Waterproof Eye Pencil, 0.8g
- Luxurious Mascara Shocking Volume, 2ml
- Top Secrets Eye Make Up Remover, 8ml

Top Secrets Eye Wake-Up Roll On

1. Top Secrets Eye Wake-Up Roll On (full size)
This product is an ultra-cooling roll-on massage pen and it targets the eye area to visibly reduce signs of fatigue and dark circles. Having only bought this set yesterday, I have only used this product once, but I found it very cooling and it made me feel a lot more awake than I originally felt. With only using it once, I feel like I need to wait a while before I giving my opinion on the reducing of fatigue and dark circles.

Touche Eclat

2. Touche Eclat (full size)
The touche eclat is a complexion highlighter and is used for light, luminosity and radiance. This product is to banish darkness and fatigue and add instant radiance. I used the touche eclat this morning and was surprised at how much I loved it! It is easy to apply with the button to release the product and the brush for application. I then blended it in with my ring finger underneath my eyes and I found that the pinky tones in the product helped a lot to get rid of my dark circles. 

3. Long Lasting Waterproof Eye Pencil
This eye pencil is amazing! It is so highly pigmented and versatile. This pencil can be used as either a liner or an eye shadow. It is a very soft pencil so can be blended easily. As it is waterproof, it doesn't smudge when it is in place.

4. Luxurious Mascara Shocking Volume
I haven't actually tried this mascara yet, but I really like the look of the wand. It is not a plastic wand, it is bristles. I like the fact that it isn't plastic, because I prefer bristles to plastic. The bristles are in different directions and this is meant to help with volume. I have heard great things about this mascara so I am excited to try this!

5. Top Secrets Eye Make Up Remover
This eye make up remover is designed to remove all kinds of make up, including long lasting and waterproof formulas. The make up remover itself has two phases, the top being clear and the bottom being blue. The top clear phase is to get rid of impurities and long lasting and waterproof make up. The bottom blue phase gives the skin freshness and softness. This make up remover doesn't leave the skin feeling greasy or oily either, which is also a bonus!

I hope you enjoyed this post. I am very pleased with the products in this set that I have tried and am excited to try the rest of the products which I haven't. 

Emma x

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

What's in my every day make up bag?

Today's post is about what is in my make up bag and what I use on an every day basis. The products shown here are what I use for my every day make up look.

Nars Laguna, Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer, MAC Studio Fix Fluid, MAC Plum Foolery, MAC Soft & Gentle

For my every day foundation, I use MAC Studio Fix Fluid in the colour NC20. For some people, this foundation is too heavy and too much of a full coverage, but because I don't feel very comfortable with a light coverage (even though I wish I was) I don't like my natural skin. My favourite concealer is the Collection Lasting Perfection. I absolutely love this concealer. It has great coverage and isn't cakey. The only problem with this product, for me, is the packaging. All the writing rubs off and it's really annoying! I use my NARS Laguna bronzer to contour my cheeks, nose, temples and jawline. I then go in with my MAC blush in Plum Foolery to add a bit of colour to my cheeks. Finally, for my face, I use MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft and Gentle to highlight the top of my cheeks, my brow bone, down my nose and my cupids bow. 

Estee Lauder Raisins, Urban Decay Primer Potion, MAC Snowglobe Eye Shadows Warm, Avon Supershock Gel Eye Liner Pencil, Maybelline The Falsies Black Drama, Soap & Glory Supercat Liquid Liner

I love to have a big make up look on my eyes when I go for a night out, however for a day-to-day basis, I enjoy to keep it not too complex. First, I go in with my Urban Decay Primer Potion as a base to stop my eye shadow from moving, as I have quite oily eye lids and my eye make up doesn't stay in place without it. I then choose my eye shadows for the day, and at the moment I am still loving my Estee Lauder eye shadow duo in Raisins. I sweep the light colour over my lid and use the darker colour to contour my crease. I then move onto eye liner. I line my tight line with Avon Supershock Gel Eye Liner pencil and do a winged eye liner with my Soap and Glory Supercat Carbon Black Extreme Eyeliner Pen. I find this eye liner so easy to use and it gives an amazing look. For mascara, I love Maybelline The Falsies Black Drama mascara. I have used this mascara religiously for well over a year now and find that it gives lots of length and plenty of volume to my lashes. For my eyebrows, I use a MAC eye shadow from the snow globe palette from the Christmas collection from 2011. I use the dark brown eye shadow with is in the bottom right of the palette. 

MAC Hue, MAC Ample Pink Plushglass, MAC Plumful, MAC Girl About Town, Kate Moss 22, Kate Moss 02, Kate Moss Matte 107

For lips, I enjoy nude, dark or bright. My favourite nude lipstick is Mac Hue. I think that Hue looks great with MAC Plushglass in Ample Pink over the top if I feel like I want a gloss on my lips as well. MAC Plumful is a great option for every day as it adds colour, but I find it quite sheer so it isn't too bold. For my bright options, I love MAC Girl About Town for a bold, bright pink option. I also love the Kate Moss Lipsticks and love the shade 01 for a red lip and 02 for another bright pink lip option. For dark lips, I also love the Kate Moss Matte Lipstick in 107 for a dark red/purple lip. 

MAC Hue, MAC Ample Pink Plushglass, MAC Plumful, MAC Girl About Town, Kate Moss 22, Kate Moss 02, Kate Moss Matte 107

I hope you enjoyed looking into my every day make up bag. My products can change and vary here and there depending on what products I have picked up or rediscovered, but at the moment this is the look I am wearing every single day. 

Emma x