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Foundation, General, Make-up, Skin Care, Tanning Products

Products I’m Using right now

I was inspired by Lisasz09’s blog post to do this!

Shampoo: L’Oreal Colour shampoo (the red one)

Conditioner: Umberto Gianini Deep conditioning mask / Clairol Red Condition

Styling products: None

Shower Gel: Lush Almond Smoothie

Body Moisturiser: My own natural vitamin E Cream and The Body Shop Love etc Body Lotion

Deodorant: Mitchem Powder Roll On

Fake Tan: St Tropez  Mousse on upper body and St Moriz on lower half

Cleanser: All About Carrots and Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish

Exfoliator: Liz Earle

Primer: Laura Mercier (although I don’t often use a primer)

Foundation brush: MAC Duo Fibre and Sigma Duo Fibre

Concealer: Revlon Age Defying concealer (may not need the age defying part but I love this)

Powder: MAC MSF Natural in Medium

Blusher: Maybelline Mousse in Peach Satin and Milani Luminous

Bronzer: Chanel Bronze Universal and Prestige (huge round one)

Highlighter: MAC Perfect topping and Prestige Sun Baked Minerals

Eyeshadow base: Urban Decay Primer Potion

Eyeshadows: MAC All That Glitters, Embark, Mythology, Barry M Dazzledust Winter Berry

Eyeliner: Stila Smudge Pot in Brown

Curler: Avon Heated Curler

Mascara: 17 Va Va Voom

Lipstick: Maybelline Coral Pop, Revlon Nude Attitude, Collection 2000 Brazen, MAC Creme d’Nude

Lipgloss: MAC Love Nectar, Stila Marshmallow,

Nail Colour: Collection 2000 Button Moon (terrible consistency but I love the colour)

What are you using these days?

General, Skin Care, Tanning Products

My tanning Issues

Ok it’s that time of year. I am gone beyond pasty with no sunlight in my near future. Now if you’re one of those ladies blessed with beautiful fair skin that stays that way all year round, I’m well jealous. At least you have skin tone consistency, so much easier to work with.

I am not so fortunate. My skins darkens quite a bit in the Summer and then fades gradually ’til February, when it can’t possibly fade anymore. The contrast between July and February is ridiculous. None of the make-up I bought works on my skin anymore. That aside, I look a little anaemic.

It has left me wishing that I had the sort of fair skin that doesn’t tan. I can’t seem to work with the colour of my skin at the moment, everything looks wrong. Every smidgen of discoloration seems more noticeable. I am so tempted to try a bit of St Tropez into my  moisturiser but I dare not go down that path. If I start, there will be no stopping me. My tanorexia days are done.

As you may already know, I was once a Winter self tan addict.  I needed a support group to ween me off the dark stuff. I haven’t touch the tan bottle in almost a year and am happy about that. I don’t miss smelling like biscuits, stained bed sheets, dealing with streaks or smelling like a rubber glove for a week. But I do miss the fresh face!

With Spring on our doorstep my commitment to the tan ban is waning. Must. Stay. Strong.

Are many of you relying on tan this season?

Foundation, Tanning Products

How to wear Foundation with False Tan

I had a question from a reader which I decided to post since there are so many tan lovers out there.

And the question:

“I have blonde hair and fair skin but every foundation I wear on a night out always looks different compared to my tan in pictures what do I do? I see loads of girls with blonde hair and they look fine”

My answer:

The problem could be how the false tan photographs rather than the foundation. My suggestion is to bring whatever foundation you wear onto your neck, face and chest on a night out. That way you photograph evenly. MAC sell Face and Body Foundation for this purpose, Make Up For Ever sells one too.

If you use liquid be sure to powder the neck and chest so the make-up doesn’t transfer to your clothes.

Also check your powder make-up to see if it contains Titanium Dioxide as this would make your face photograph whiter.

It would also help to buy 2 different shades of the same foundation as your false tan won’t be the same colour as it fades each day.

Thank you for your questions :)