Autumn Beauty

Gone are the days of smokey eyes at lunch time, meet my simple autumn make up. Continue reading

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MAC Studio Fix|Review

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M.A.C Studio Fix Fluid£22.00

Things got a little bit pose central whilst taking blog photos but this foundation makes your skin look so flawless its hard not to give your best blue steel.

I used to be a huge fan of the full coverage foundation and although most of the time now i’m more of a natural finish some occasions call for some fake tan and a full coverage foundation which is when I reach for this beauty. It’s really easy to blend and instantly smoothes and perfects the skin without looking cakey, a great wear time and with the added bonus of SP15.

Now normally i’m not a big fan of M.A.C foundations as they don’t match my pale skin but when i’ve got a tan NW25 is perfect and doesn’t make me look like i’ve been tangoed.

Are you a M.A.C foundation fan?

Peace Out and Pixie Dust XO

Summer Sun|FOTD

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MAC Painterly|NARS Tinted Moisturiser|Sleek Contour Kit|Clinique High Impact|Maybelline Fit Me!|Carmex|No7 Skin Illuminator.

Summer calls for less make-up on a day to day basis, I don’t know why it just does and these products really haven’t left my face since the sun started shining.

Base

If I wear a base at all I will reach for my NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturiser mixed with the No7 Skin Illuminator which adds a very subtle glow from within look to your skin. The concealer that I can’t stop reaching for is an old classic the Maybelline Fit Me! it’s a perfect colour match, not to thick but still creamy enough to glide on seamlessly. To contour out those cheekbones I am loving the Sleek Contour Kit its not too muddy on my fair skin and blends easily. The Contour Kit also comes with a highlighter which adds a little more shimmer to the face without letting you look like a glitter ball.

Finishing Touches

MAC Painterly Paint Pot as a base all over the lid, to get rid of any discolouration on the lid and then lashings of mascara, i’m currently using the Clinique High Impact Mascara which adds a lot of length to the lashes. Due to laziness i’ve just been applying Carmex to my lips to keep them moisturised.

Do you wear more or less make-up in the summer?

Peace Out and Pixie Dust XO

No7 Skin Illuminator|Review

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No7 Skin Illuminator in Peach£11.00

As the weather gets brighter I am looking for products that are going to brighten up my still winter dull skin, one of my favourite products to do this with is the N07 Skin Illuminator available exclusively to Boots. Its a gold shimmer highlighter, that I like to mix in with my foundation to add a subtle glow to my skin – no disco balls around! You could also use this as just a cheek highlight if you want even more of a subtle shimmer.

NARS does a similar product called Illuminator and the shade laguna is very similar to the No7 Peach but instead of spending £23 you only have to spend £11.

Peace Out and Pixie Dust XO

Pale Girl Problems

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As much as I love my pale my skin, my Irish heritage does cause some beauty problems!

1. Finding an affordable foundation that doesn’t turn me orange.

High end brands can be just as bad but most have slightly better shade range however finding a high street foundation my shade has been almost impossible if you are having the same issue here are some high end and high street suggestions L’Oreal True Match in Rose Ivory, Rimmel Wake Me Up in Porcelain, Illamasqua Skin Base, NARS Sheer Glow.

2. Being able to contour without looking like you applied mud to your face.

As with foundation contouring can be difficult for us pale girls with a lot of popular products – Benefit Hoola i’m looking at you – giving us muddy results however I have found a few products which are fantastic  which you can read here.

3.Burning even in the English sun.

As soon as the sun starts peeking round the clouds on goes the factor 5o otherwise I will be lobster red by the end of the day.

4. People not believing you’ve been on holiday because you just don’t tan.

I honestly don’t tan even if I do burn I just go straight back to white, so to stop with the annoying questioning about my inability to tan I often opt for a bit of the fake bake. My favourite brand to use is Cocoa Brown. You can create a realistic tan and it doesn’t turn you Oomph Loompa orange.

5. People asking if you are feeling alright when you’re not wearing make-up.

‘You look awfully pale are you alright’ ‘Yep that’s just my face without all the contouring and blush’

Have you encountered any of these #palegirlproblems

Peace Out and Pixie Dust XO

Models Own Brush Kit|Review

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Models Own Travel Brush Kit£10.00

I am a sucker for a brush set and these hot pink Models Own ones really caught my eye. There are five brushes in the kit – I have lost one on a set somewhere. A powder brush, shading brush, lip brush, blending brush and angled brush. My favourites are the powder and blending brush.

Super soft and none of them shed these are great for either someone just starting out or a professional. These I think are only available at Boots in the UK but you might be able to find them online.

Peace Out and Pixie Dust XO

M.A.C Vex|Review

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 M.A.C Shadow in Vex£13.00

As you may know I am not the biggest fan of M.A.C eye shadows I don’t like the price tag and there are so many dupes out there some which are better! However one shadow that I absolutely love mainly due to its beautiful duo chrome is Vex. It doesn’t photograph well but its a gorgeous grey based shadow with silver, green and pink running through it.

Not so stunning on its own but over a matte base shadow it creates instant glamour. I love pairing this with Maybelline Permanent Taupe. If you are a slightly ‘lazy’ make-up applier – read as you have better things to do with your time. Then this is a great swipe and go shadow.

Peace Out and Pixie Dust XO