Monday, 10 February 2014

Valentines Day Make-up Ideas//Look Number 1 ♥

Hello Lovlies. 

I thought this week I would share with you a few make-up looks for Valentine's Day, whether you are off out for a fancy evening with a loved one or a big night out with the girls it's a reason to get dolled up wahooo :) Here is my first look, I have kept it simple with natural colours on the eyes and a pop of colour on the lips. 

Products used. 

I wanted my skin to have a natural glow so I started by prepping the skin, firstly with Maybelline Baby skin and then I applied Macs Strobe Cream all over my face for a healthy glow. For foundation I used Macs Face and Body as I wanted a light coverage. I then concealed any problem areas with my Nars Creamy concealer and highlighted my face using Macs Prep and Prime in the shade Radiant Rose. I set my foundation and concealer using Macs MSF in the shade medium. I used Hoola by Benefit to contour my face, I contoured my cheeks, down my nose and under my chin. I used Macs shaping powder in Emphasize under my eyes for added brightness. For blusher I used the first pink from my Crownbrush blusher palette. I then applied Soap and Glory's Glow All Out along the top of my cheek bones, down the centre of my nose and my cupids bow. 

For my eyes I began by priming them with just a little bit of concealer, I then took Naked Lunch from my Mac palette and applied that all over my lid and up to my brow bone, From the same Mac palette I took Wedge and ran that in to my crease, I then used Sketch and applied that to the outer corner of my eyes for a little bit of added depth :) I used my Bourjois felt tip liner to do a little flick and line my top lash line. Along my lower lash line I used Sketch and a Mac powerpoint liner in the colour stubborn brown and blended together. I applied some false lashes by the Vintage Cosmetic Company called Connie, they are such cute little lashes and SOOOO easy to apply :). I then used L'Oreals Miss Manga over the false lashes and along my lower lash line. I filled my eyebrows in with Browzings from Benefit in the shade light. 

For my lips I wanted to use a bold pop of colour so I used Illamasqua's intensive lipgloss in the shade Belladonna, this is such an amazingly pigmented lip colour and has amazing staying power. 

I styled my hair using Babyliss Soft Waves and Movement hair tool. 

So heres my first Valentine's Day look, Please leave me your comments and let me know what you think, you can also tweet me over at @tiffsbeautyboxx. Thanks for reading lovelies. 
Lots of love xoxo 

Monday, 3 February 2014

FOTD//Nudes ♥

I am a little late in uploading this but I thought I would share with you my FOTD from saturday. I was desperate to use my new Kate Moss lipstick so I decided to create a nudey make-up look.

Maybelline Baby Skin Primer.
Maybelline Better Skin foundation in the shade Light beige.
MAC Prep and Prime in Radient Rose to highlight.
Nars Radient Creamy Concealer in the shade Custard. 
MAC Prep and Prime translucent finishing powder to set concealer. 
MAC MSF in the shade Medium all over face. 
Benefit's Hoola to bronze and contour. 
MAC blusher in the shade Melba.
MAC MSF in Lightscapade to highlight down my nose and along my cheekbones. 

MAC Ricepaper all over lid and up to the brow bone.
MAC All that glitters over lids.
MAC Mythology in outer corner and crease.
MAC Folie just on the outer corner for added depth. 
Mac Folie and Carbon under lash line and blended out. 
Bourjois Liner Feature for winged liner.
Nars Long Wear eye liner in black for upper and lower waterlines. 
L'Oreal Brow Artist in the shade Blonde for my brows. 
L'Oreal Miss Manga Mascara. 

Kate Moss Lasting Finish in the shade 03
Rimmel Apocalips in the shade Nude Eclipse for a little added shine. 

Thats everything for this look, sorry the pictures aren't the best quality I took them on my IPhone and that never does my eye make-up any justice!! I hope you have enjoyed my post, please feel free to leave me you thoughts below or you can tweet me at @tiffsbeautyboxx. Thanks for reading lovelies.


My Bedtime Skincare Routine ♥

Good evening lovelies! 

This evening I thought I would share with you my bedtime skincare routine. If there is one thing I have learnt it is a good skincare routine is everything. Whilst I was training to be a make-up artist that was the one thing they drilled in to us, if you want flawless looking skin (and lets be honest who doesn't?? ) You need to have a good routine, so here are some products I use in the evening to remove the day :) When I say to my boyfriend "I'm just going to get ready for bed" he gives me this look like a part of him just died……I like to take my time hehe!! Does anybody else receive this look from loved ones lol! 

These are my top 3 make-up removers I like to use, I always like to mix up my products as I don't like my skin to get used to a certain product because when I do come to change it punishes me with spots!! So here we have the L'Oreal Skin Perfection 15 second miracle oil, I LOVE this it brilliant. It removes all traces of make-up even stubborn eye make up. In the middle we have the Dr Hauschka Cleansing milk, I like to use this when my skin feels really dry as its's gentle and leaves your skin so soft, when using this I do take my eye make-up off with make-up wipes first as its not that great at removing heavy eye make-up. Lastly we have Peaches and Clean from Soap and Glory, I received this in the Full Monty gift set and again I really like this, its gentle on the skin and leaves it soft and smelling AM-A-ZING!! 

After washing off the day I like to follow up with these 2 little beauties. The 9 to5 Cleansing lotion from Lush is lovely, it's so gentle and perfect for those like myself with really dry skin, it cleanses without stripping the skin of all of it's goodness :) I rub it in to my skin and then remove it with a cotton pad. I then use the Tea Tree Water also from Lush. It's in a spray bottle so easy peasy to use, I just spritz it all over my face and leave it to soak in. 

My little bit of luxury. My skin is ridiculously dry so I decided to give the Kiehls Midnight Recovery Concentrate a whirl, at first I was like whaaaaaaa an oil on my face, but my goodness this stuff is beautiful, its helped my skin so much I can see such a difference it how it appears!! I apply 3 drops on to my hand and massage in to my skin every night. I then follow with a little bit the Kiehls Ultra Facial Cream, again this stuff is a god send, love love LOVE it. I highly recommend this moisturiser. Its a lot higher priced (but not actually that bad) than your average drug store moisturiser but its worth every penny. 

If I'm having a crappy skin day like today *sigh* this little gem is a life saver. It's The only spot treatment I have found that actually does what it says on the tin. Apply it before bed and voila by morning spots visibly reduced. 

I hope you have enjoyed my post. What are your favourite skincare products, I love to hear your thoughts and recommendations so feel free to leave your comments or tweet me over at @Tiffsbeautyboxx. Thanks for reading :)