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Little Black Liner

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Oh this one is definitely for you eyeliner lovers out there - Estee Lauder have introduced a new product called the Little Black Liner and the impact is anything but little. I am in love with this – just going to put that out there. I brought it a couple days before flying out to Santorini and it became one of the only makeup product that I wore the entire holiday. Okay let me actually explain what it is – a pen style eyeliner, with a thin nib on one side and an angled one on the other. Initially I thought I would use the thin nib and didn’t quite understand the thicker style – but I was pleasantly surprised when quite the opposite happened. I now absolutely love the thicker end to help develop a cat flick and I use the thinner nib to fill in the bits and sharpen out the wing. The product itself is jet black and applies extremely evenly. The only downfall I would say is that is has a ‘wet’ shiny look at the end whereas I’m so used to applying my MakeUp Forever Aqua Shadow as a liner which gives me a lovely matte finish. However that is probably the only downfall. I feel like combining my trusty L’oreal superliner and Maxfactor Masterpiece eyeliner in one handy product. Once applied it lasts the entire day, I tested it for about 10 hours and it remained in place. Whether you’re an eyeliner pro or a beginner this will cater for both. Little black liner is a staple for me now and I can see myself forever purchasing it.

Available at Boots for £22

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Be gone bags | Brush-on glow

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Over two weeks into teaching and the dark circles/tired looking eyes are starting to reappear and I whole heartedly welcome them. I love my job, its immensely fulfilling and I probably teach one of the coolest subjects out there. But I have to look the part – all fresh and awake instead of someone who has been up till 12am planning lessons. These little gems have been an absolute god send.

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 Let’s start with the star of the show, Estee Lauder Double Wear Brush-on Glow bb highlighter, first introduced to me by my sister – she is just as much as a concealer addict as me. Probably our only similarity in makeup choices. I was pretty content with my Amazing concealer (quite literally) but then I saw this gold tube sat on the dressing table and I couldn’t resist. I patted a small amount around the eye area and I was massively impressed. Think Touché Eclat but 10x better. It brightens and conceals too. It feels ultra-light but has great concealing qualities. I’ve brought the Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation, which wasn’t for me (partially due to not having the right colour matched) however the brush-on glow BB highlighter does me wonders. It’s a highlighter without a) having the Kim K effect (so over the top for the daily wear in my opinion) and b) doesn’t have the whole glitter-ness that you would expect a highlighter to have. As the name suggests it comes in a brush pen. Twist the top, just dab and apply.

I was never into putting eyeliner on the inner rim on the eye – something about poking the inside of my eye really freaks me out. With that being said, during the summer I faced my fears and shopped my stash using Smoulder by MAC and fell in love with the whole inner eye liner look. I was on the hunt for a Nude inner eyeliner to counteract the tired-eye redness. Rimmel Scandal eyes in Nude was just the thing. This one was so incredibly hard to get hold of. I think I went to around 10 Boots to try and track this down. Finally it was mine. It applies so effortlessly – really soft and creamy formula.

These two combined with my By Terry Cover expert, leaves me looking like I’ve had 8 hours sleep. I have been told that my skin looks glowing and I look really fresh. I definitely put it down to these two products.

A little side note on the job – as demanding as it is, I thoroughly enjoy what I do. Every day is a new lesson for me as much as it for the students. It’s incredibly fulfilling to know that I am shaping and forming the minds of youths, teaching them the joys and possibilities in design as well ensuring they develop into mature, young adults. Each student has a story/background of their own and being able to tailor your approach and teaching towards every individual is challenging but rewarding. I love that I inspire students to be creative and explore their inner designer. I’m going to stop my ramblings there…currently waiting for an ASOS order, haul soon?

 

Estee Lauder Double Wear Brush-on glow BB Highlighter - Available here

Rimmel ScandalEyes in Nude – Available here

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High End / Mascaras’

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Mascara (along with concealer) is a product that I tend to wear consistently. I found that it really opens up the eyes. Also, I think it’s a product which requires little/no skill to apply, ha! I’m no make-up artists, just a crazy lady who loves buying make-up! But I feel that can apply mascara really well!

Fun fact, mascara was the first ever beauty product I brought myself.
Anywho  – after years and years of my mascara obsession I have accumulated a range of brands – tried and test them all – so without further ado I present you my best picks.

NB; you should really change your mascaras up every 3 months. (more…)