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Thursday, 29 September 2016

Maybelline LFW Lounge and Key S/S 2017 Makeup Looks + GIVEAWAY!

Maybelline Lipstick and Chill Lounge
A few Saturday's ago I was lucky enough to be invited to the Maybelline Lipsticks and Chill Lounge at London Fashion Week. I was also excited to watch Maybelline's Key Make-up Artist Neil Young in action as he showed us some of the emerging make-up trends and looks straight off the catwalk, so here's an overview of the two looks he created.
LIPS & LASHES - LOOK 1
The first look Neil created focused mainly around a beautiful pop of red on the lips. He started by lining the lips with the Color Sensational Lip Liner in 547 Pleasure Me Red, he then went in with one of the new Vivid Matte Lip Creams in Rebel Red to complete the lip.
Next he went in with one of my favourite mascara's the Lash Sensational Luscious oil blend which he used to build up the lashes. He also tight lined the upper and lower water line with a black kohl too.
To complete the look Neil used one of the new Master Strobing Sticks in Medium-Nude Glow to add a subtle sheen to the brow bone and tops of the cheeks. To take away the shine in the centre of the face he also used the new formula Maybelline Fit Me Foundation and Powder to set everything into place.
SULTRY SMOKEY EYE - LOOK 2
This second look was focused this time on the eyes. To start, Neil went in with this stunning brown glitter pencil in Brownie Glitz from the Master Drama The Nudes range in the crease, lash line and lower lash line. He then used a fluffy brush to blend this all out. To add a bit more definition, he also added a bit of black pencil to the lash line which he slightly winged out too. Then again he blended this out to create a softer smokey look.
This season we have seen alot of focus on glossy eyes and this look was no exception. Neil went in with the original Quenched Baby Lips and used this not for the lips, but for the eye lids to add that pop of editorial gloss to the lid. He also used the Strobing Stick again over the top of the gloss to complete this sultry, smokey eye look. 
To finish he used the Color Drama Intense Lip Paint in Stripped Down on not only the lips but on the cheeks too.
Overall I loved Neil's creative and versatile visions for all things editorial, he also proved that you don't have to wear a lot of make-up to look polished and put together.
GIVAWAY!
Now here's your chance to win the full collection of the new Vivid Matte Liquid's! All you need to do is follow me on Instagram here www.instagram.com/laurappbeauty and leave a comment on my picture of the Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid's (as above) telling me which colour is your favourite and why. All Terms and Conditions will be listed below, this giveaway is open to the UK only, but I will be doing an International one soon. Good Luck and thank you for all your support!
 
Terms and Conditions
- This giveaway is open to the UK only.
- The giveaway will be open for two weeks only and will close at midnight on Thursday 13th October.
- You must be following me on Instagram to enter.
- Only one entry per person
- A winner will be selected at random and will be contacted via Instagram Message.
- If the winner does not respond within 24 hours of the message being sent, a new winner be picked at random and contacted.
- If you are under the age of 18 please ask a parent or guardians permission before entering.
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Thursday, 22 September 2016

Real Techniques Miracle Mini Eraser Sponge Review & Photos

Real Techniques Miracle Mini Eraser Sponges
Real Techniques have been killing it recently with their latest sponge releases, including another new addition to the core collection in the shape of the Miracle Mini Eraser Sponges. These cute little sponges are designed for specific use around the eye area, so here's my thoughts.
 
Price
These retail for £5.99 for a pack of two which is great value for money.
Packaging
As always these miniature sponges come in clear and informative packaging as well as online video on how to use. The sponges themselves are very similar to the Miracle Complexion Sponge the only difference being the flat edge is cut at the top. These can also be used we or dry too.
Application
Just like the Diamond Sponge, these are multi-tasking sponges that have so many benefits to them. My favourite way to use them is damp to apply concealer as it's so soft and perfect for the delicate eye area. I also use the flat side to bake under the eyes and to wipe away any fall out from shadows and liner.
Overall Thoughts
It's official I'm obsessed with these little miracles! Firstly I love the fact that you get two in to pack so you can have one on the go at all times and secondly the size, shape and softness of these sponges make them perfect for under the eyes, detail work and so many other uses.

So if your a big fan of the Miracle Complexion Sponge and your constantly using more than one tool to erase mistakes, blend, conceal and bake then I would defiantly recommend checking out these amazing mini sponges!

I award the Real Techniques Miracle Mini Eraser Sponges 4.9 out 5
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Tuesday, 20 September 2016

O.P.I Collection and Swatches - Gold's, Nudes, Taupe's & Browns

O.P.I Collection and Swatches
If you've followed my blog from the begging you'll know O.P.I is a brand I have used for years now on not only me, but on my clients too. I just love the quality, longevity and vast selection of shades that O.P.I create and I honestly don't know how they still come up with new shades and quirky names years later!

Today I wanted to share with you part three of my O.P.I Collection including swatches and this time we're talking about some of my favourite shade families including, the gold's, nudes, taupe's and browns! If you haven't seen Part 1 and Part 2 you can check them out here and here.
O.P.I Need Sunglasses
O.P.I Rainbow Connection
O.P.I Chasing Rainbows
O.P.I The Living Daylights
O.P.I The Man with the Golden Gun
O.P.I Goldeneye
O.P.I Glitzerland
O.P.I Designer de Better
O.P.I Tiramisu for Two
O.P.I Gaining Mole-Mentum
O.P.I Worth a Pretty Penne
O.P.I Dulce de Leche
O.P.I It Never Ends
O.P.I Over the Taupe
O.P.I Set in Stone
O.P.I You Don't Know Jacques
O.P.I Suzi Loves Cowboys
O.P.I Teas-y Does It
O.P.I Every Month is Oktoberfest
O.P.I Brisbane Bronze
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