My Go-to Make-up Essentials

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Over the past year the majority of these products/tools get used and abused on a daily basis.

You know why that is? Because each and everyone is awesome.

I am a huge neutrals girl and like my makeup to look like natural, the base therefore is either my DrJarts+ BB or Armani Luminous Silk. I tend to wear my BB for work with a little concealer, which is either the famous Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection or Bobbi Brown’s Creamy concealer. Both do a stellar job in hiding all those unwanted dark circles or blemishes.

Then for blush I grab Bobbi Brown’s Pot Rouge, I’ve mentioned this product before, I wear Powder Pink but Melon is a beautiful alternative too. It is cream blush, I know it’s not for everyone but I like that dewy look and this has the dew-factor! Next, my go-to post would be lost without Hug Me by Mac. Thee perfect neutral lipstick, ’nuff said. For eyes, if I’m feeling particularly energetic/ have enough time I reach for my Bobbi Brown eye palette. I absolutely love this set, all wearable and very versatile. I tend to do a quick swoop over my lids but these colours are very buildable and you can achieve a decent smokey kardashian eye too.

My mascara loyalty lay with Maybellines The Falsies, I did a review recelntly-check this post out here. For the brows, it can only be HD Brow products, I have done a post, if your interested in having your eyebrows HD’ed here but if your not then you still have to try their brow line, they get a huge thumbs up for me, especially the palettes and pencils.

To chisel those cheek bones and add a bit of life to my very pale ski, my go-to bronzer has to be Nars Laguna, I know very cliche but nothing yet come up to scratch! Then FINALLY, again, if you haven’t already, go and get one of these stippling brushes by Real Techniques. Using circular motions I use this to buff in my base; you can really get right into the nooks and crannies. I also use this to pop my cream blusher on, works a treat! Totally versatile = happy Annie!

L.A.

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Shop this look:

Bobbi Brown: EYES, CHEEKS, CONCEALER

Real Techniques Stippling Brush

Mac Lipstick

Dr Jarts BB Cream

Nars Laguna

Armani Luminous Silk

HD Brows

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The Forgotten Liner

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Lip liner is a truly forgotton gem. To be honest it does lay in my dresser all neglected and feeling sorry for itself. I would like to say I own a colour to match every lipstick but nope, I don’t, I just seem to own various shades of nude. Although liner has been tarnished by the nighties, used right it should serve a rightful place in everybody’s collection.

Top Tips

Small feathery strokes are key, you don’t want solid lines, unless thats the look your going for. Don’t go above your natural lip line, its not a food look, it looks obvious and unless your a pro makeup artist, don’t do it!

For a long lasting lip colour, lip pencil has the lasting power and I’ve seen pro artists use just a pencil for the entire lip. It looks amazing if you want a strong, matte lip and if you have the right colour it can look really effective; think oranges and reds!

Now I managed to grab this beauty for £2.00 in TKMaxx by New CID which is currently £16.00 on feelunique.com here. Another fab nude is MAC’s Spice and for a deep purple MAC’s Vino. Check out Vino in full force here.

L.A. 

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The Best Makeup Brush Cleaner

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Yes it’s one of those jobs that I HATE, but it needs to be done; that’s right…cleaning your brushes. But thanks to my Glossy Box I’ve found a fab soap that brings your brushes up a treat! I literally squeezed a little soap straight onto a wet brush, rubbed it in with my fingers, then rinsed it under ran it under a warm tap. I was amazed with the result, one brush completely changed colour…shameful!

Now I’ve seen these Dr Bonner Castile liquid soaps in TKMaxx, but you can get them online for about 6/7 quid!
I did a bit of research and these soaps are used for a multitude of things; I have the Baby Cast which has no fragrance but there are a few different smells which all use organic oils and are especially fab for people who have allergies or sensitive.
Ingredients:
Water, Organic Coconut Oil*, Potassium Hydroxide**, Organic Olive Oil*, Organic Hemp Oil, Organic Jojoba Oil, Citric Acid, Tocopherol.
* CERTIFIED FAIR TRADE INGREDIENTS
** None remains after saponifying oils into soap and glycerin

Any whoooo, this will definitely be a repurchase and  I completely recommend this for cleaning your makeup brushes, 10/10!

Buy it here

L.A. Xxx

@lady4nnie

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Merry Berry Lips

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You know I love a merry berry nails! Check out my last post if you haven’t already!!

But I also LOVE a merry berry lip too. These are my all time favourite lippies that I excessively use over the festive/winter season…

Left to right on swatch:
&OtherStories: Droguet Purple
MAC Diva
MAC Russian Russian
Yves Roche Mauve
MAC Captive
MAC Dare You

Yes. Very MAC heavy but I’m open to berry new shades? Let me know! Leave a comment or tweet me @lady4nnie!!

Much love,

L.A.

 

OOTD! Winter Style

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Finally had some time to catch up with friends and get some use out of my actual clothes an makeup!

Hair: ALTERNA, Bamboo Style Boho Waves Tousled Texture Mist.

Jumper: Primark
Leather Skirt: Vintage
Boots: Topshop
Necklace: Collard Manson
Ring: Alexander McQueen

Makeup
Base: Dr Jarts BB-Premier
Blusher: Mac Fleur Power
Lips: Mac Creme cup and Hug me
Mascara: YSL Faux Cils- Black
Eyeshadow: Pure Colour Eyeshadow Duo-Moons
Perfume: Narcisco Rodriguez for her EDP

L.A.

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Lip Conditioners: Sleek Pout Polish and Rimmel London Colour Rush

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20131019-181314.jpgI bought these two beauties in London at the weekend. They were impulse purchases, which I think are generally the best!

I’m always drawn to Sleek products because they are soooo pigmented and have some incredible Mac dupes. This lip pot reminds me of a lip conditioner I had years ago from Mac, for some reason they even sell them anymore, but they were pretty much the same.

These Sleek Pout Polish come in 12 shades and every single one I swatched in Superdrug was loooovely. But, seen as though its Autumn, I went for the Perfect Plum shade. Although it’s classed as a lip conditioner, it is not a balm; its super glossy but not sticky like a lip gloss. I’ve worn it on couple of occasions and you have to keep reapplying.  You also need to apply it with a lip brush; you can’t just slap it on your lips or clown comes to mind… 😉 20131022-095833.jpg

20131022-095844.jpgThen, I picked up this Rimmel London Colour Rush Balm in Drive Me Nude. I think there a copy of the Cliniques’ chubby sticks but for a third of the price. I’ve never had a chubby stick but I’ve heard great reports saying there amaaze! So, I probably should pick one up!

Over the past couple of days I’ve been wearing this and found it to be more drying to say it’s a balm. I’m still not won over by the formula but I’ll keep going with it. The colour has a reddish undertone and very build-able for a nude shade which makes it incredibly wearable. It comes in 7 shades.

My Mac Lippies!

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Hey Lovelies,

So I thought I’d pull all my MAC lipsticks out and do an entire blog post on my collection. My collection is probably minute compared to other ladies, I know it can get seriously addictive!

I can’t say they’re all the most amazing lipsticks, but they are some top contenders and I still get that excited feeling when I buy a new one.

I have blondie brown hair and dark brown eyes so my lippies are obviously chosen to what suits me. I’ve swatched and tried on my lippies for you so you get the gist of the colour and what it looks like on. Some are a little tired, bless um, but still look fab!

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Please forgive my lip shots I’m full of cold. I hope you can get an idea of the colours.

I’m thinking of adding a new lippie to my collection, any advise?

Much love

A x