I won’t lie to you, I just about skipped with delight when Charlotte Tilburry’s makeup range arrived at their new stand in Brown Thomas. I mashed myself in between all the bodies trying to get a nosy at the beauteous products I had heard so much about. I got the chance to join some other beauty bloggers and really explore the brand. I am in love!
I should just own up to problems, I’m Amy and I’m a highlighting product addict. How many is too many?! It would appear that I have no self control when it comes to glowing skin :-) I have tried mountains of them and here are my favourites of the powdered variety. I’ll record another on liquid and cream options and application tips since I use them in a different way.
Soap & Glory All Out Luminiser – a warm peach glow. It’s natural and really pretty. Love it! This one is the cheapest of the bunch at €14 / £11. I bought mine in Boots. Link
MAC MSF Perfect Topping – a subtle pink toned sheen. There’s no glitter in sight and the powder is finely milled. It’s very natural and subtle. It has been discontinued but I included it as it’s not very unique and is similar to a lot of cheaper pinky highlighters on the market.
The Balm Mary Lou Manizer – a champagne highlight. It works really well in conjunction with a matte bronzer as a contour. It’s warm toned and is the most intensely pigmented of the five. It’s important to add a little at a time of you’ll look like you have a stairway to heaven on your cheekbone!
Urban Decay Flushed – I absolutely love this bronzer, blush, highlighter trio. This is one of my top products of 2013. The highlighter shade is a rosy, warm pink. You can swirl all the shades together if you like (€26) Link
Too Faced Pink Leopard Highlighting Bronzer – a warm bronzy highlighter. It’s light in tone so works on fair skin without looking dirty. I have hit pan and I will definitely re-purhcase.
If you are looking for another affordable option I recommend Prestige Sun Baked Mineral Bronzer in Pure Shimmer. It may be called a bronzer but its a highlighter. Mine is finished up which is the only reason I didn’t include it. A little goes a really long way so tread carefully.
I recorded today using the new Canon Legria Mini which is designed for vloggers and youtube video makers. Its really quick and handy to use. It was sent to me to see if I liked recording with it, so far I likes. Obviously not being compensated, just me and my own opinions as per usual :)
I hope you enjoyed the video! I’ll be uploading another one tomorrow :)
You have probably heard me going on about Neom Luxury Organics before but they have swiftly become one of my favourite brands so I though I would spend some time rekindling my love of the products I have tried so far.
I received an email from a lovely YouTube subscriber who wanted to know where the rest of my Holy Grail Product Series was. Good question. I got a little side-tracked :) I promised to finish the series. Here is product number three, few more to go after this one. I have listed Holy Grail Product #1 and #2 below also. Hope you enjoy!
Holy Grail Product 3
Holy Grail Product 1
Holy Grail Product 2
I would love to know what your holy grail products are!
La Roche Posay is one of those brands that is constantly raved about by beauty bloggers. I have tried a few of their products and their quality cannot be denied – the spf 50 for face in particular is fantastic. But I have recently come across their piece de resistance!
Cicaplast Baume B5… what a beautiful name :)
This has been a huge success in France, the home of the brand, where 6 months worth of product sold within 60 days. The most amazing thing about this is that they didn’t even have to advertise. That’s surely the mark of a good product. I was intrigued.
I picked up a tube for €12.50 in my local pharmacy – I couldn’t believe how cheap it was. After hearing such acclaim I was expecting a fairly hefty price tag. Now I actually bought it for baby Eve who had dry skin on her face, nappy rash and a touch of eczema on the back of her elbows (I tried all the usuals but to no avail). It cleared both up in 24 hours. My intrigue turned to delight. I proceeded to smear some all over the bumps at the backs of my arms, my knees and elbows and a dry patch on my forehead. All gone in a day or two. Result!
I love Spring! I love the return of brighter evenings, pretty colours. It always inspire me to change my make-up. I decided to make a video on my top products for Spring. Some are old favourites and others are new.
Products I mentioned:
Revlon Lip Butter Cotton Candy
Urban Decay Super Saturated High Gloss Lip Colour http://tinyurl.com/7txlftd
Maybelline Dream Mouse Blush – Peach Satin
Collection 2000 Blushalicious http://tinyurl.com/8727uaz
Urban Decay Naked Palette 2 http://tinyurl.com/85swyqe
Sigma Cleansing Tool http://tinyurl.com/7zp8o5r
Olay Total Effects Wake Up Wonder 7-in-1 http://tinyurl.com/6pcm5ok
Urban Decay De-slick http://tinyurl.com/7hnojcc
Leighton Denny Baby Doll http://tinyurl.com/62wpofn
Collection 2000 Button Moon
Benefit Eye Bright http://tinyurl.com/7sek7t9
St Tropez Rose Illuminator http://tinyurl.com/6ncruwg
Revlon Pink Chiffon & Lilac Pastel http://tinyurl.com/2vq9ug7
Thanks for watching!
It’s that time again, monthly favourites and disappointments! I haven’t made a favourites video in a while so this is really a January/February Favourites. I’m off to record a Spring make-up tutorial. Thanks for watching!
Products I mentioned:(links provided as per your previous request :) )
Rimmel Lasting Finish http://tinyurl.com/65uhglq
Isa Dora Big Bold Mascara http://tinyurl.com/87qrgew
Essence Lip Gloss
Kohl Lipstick Goddess http://www.brownsugar.ie/kohl/
MAC Stripdown Lip Liner (also spice) http://tinyurl.com/79gpesv
MUFE Smoky Palette http://www.tinyurl.ie/83g
Olay 3 Point Super Serum http://tinyurl.com/7mt4cbd
Origins Plantscriptions eye cream http://tinyurl.com/7lpz46h
Origins Youthtopia Lift Cream http://tinyurl.com/7lpz46h
Thanks for watching!