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The Perfect Red Lip needs 2 key elements the liner and of course the lipstick. There are some extra tricks to really make the lip look amazing which I will be chatting about in this post. Here I have used one of my fav liners from Mac the Ruby Woo. You could actually use this liner on its own if you wanted. However, I have mixed it up with the gorgeous Chanel Rouge Allure Ink Fusion to make that perfect red lip.

I have always been about the eye cream its one step in my skincare routine that never gets missed. Especially as I am in my 40’s my eye contour needs a lot of love. Its such a senstive area that can get dehydrated quickly which means fine lines. Which of course I do NOT want.  So with that I want to introduce the latest Filorga NCEF Reverse Eyes Supreme Multi-Correction Eye Cream. This eye cream takes eye creams to the next level and my under eye area has never felt better.

Its a new season and that means new makeup and times to change things up. Being a 90’s girl myself I love that the 90’s makeup trend is back and its so easy. The key to the look is the lip and the eyes. I kept my take on the look really simple with the focus on the lips using the Mac Paramount Satin Lipstick. I kept eyes simple with a wash of colour and tanned up my skin and added the glow I love.

For those of you who haven’t used Avene you need to check the French Skincare brand out. The heart of the brand is the Thermal Spring Water which has healing properties and really focuses on sesnitive skin. If you follow me on instagram you would have seen me banging on about the Thermal Water, its a must have for everyone. Its really all about getting gorgeous skin with Avene as they have such wonderful products on offer. Today I am chatting about two products the Soothing Moisture Mask and the Refreshing Mattifying Fluid. Loving them both.

Intoducing one of my new favs the Chanel Ultra Le Teint Velvet Blurring Smooth Effect Foundation SPF 15. Its the latest in their foundation offering and its gorgeous of course. The origional foundation was the Perfection Lumiere Velvet but its made a comback with a new name and finish. Am waiting to get my hands on my shade so sadly I can’t show you what it looks like on me. I did get to test it out on one of my friends and its truly beautiful on. As it says on the bottle it blurs and smooths the complexion leaving skin looking flawless and radiant. Love it.

Love the Elizabeth Arden Vitamin C Ceramide Capsule Radiance Renewal System so much. I would say for me by far one of the best skincare products Elizabeth Arden have launched. Since I first got my hands on these bad boys its been all I can chat about. If you are looking to add some Vitamin C into your skincare routine you need to try these. As you all know Vitamin C is key for our skin and Elizabeth Arden have got it so right with these capsules.

I am all about hydrating skincare now that I am in my 40’s of course anti ageing is in there too and so much more. However I found as I got older my skin gets more dehydrated and it needs all the moisture it can get. In this post its all about getting hydrated with Dermalogica. The Skin Smoothing Cream that has been relaunched plus the new Instensive Moisture Cleanser. These 2 have been great for me over the colder months but I still need hydration in ths summer months too. You definitely can’t go wrong with this combo. Even though I layer up my skincare this combo have been key in helping me keep my skin looking and feeling great.

So how do these Dermalogica products work?

The gorgeous Chanel Rouge Allure Ink Lipsticks landed on my desk last week and boy are they pretty. I am definitely  a Chanel girl though and though and when it comes to the lippies I can’t get enough. I got to test out the 3 new beautiful shades of which one is the Rouge Allure Ink Fusion the pink/red shade and the gold and berry shade are the Allure Ink. All gorgeous quality that look so pretty on and are so easy to apply. I love the lipstick packaging with the frosted glass case that just feels really luxurious.

Elizabeth Arden have upped their game on a whole other level each time I test something out I am blown away. The 8HR range has grown from the cult cream to a whole range to include a face oil, face mist, sun screen, lip balm and now a moisturiser. I have been getting my glow on with the Elizabeth Arden 8HR Daily Defense Moisturiser Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 35. Its got so many skincare benefits and it leaves skin so hydrated you literally can’t go wrong here. Its my go to moisturiser and will definitely invest in one for my pro kit.

For those of you who haven’t tested out the affordable skincare brand African Extracts you must definitely check it out. I had seen the brand in stores but always just strolled right on past. Until a fellow makeup artist started chatting about some of the products and how great they are. Its so affordable so if you are looking for something to start out with this may be it for you. Obviously you need to add in an exfoliator and mask (they do have in the oily prioblem skin range), serum and an SPF but there are some good products to add in to your skincare routine. Sadly skincare is something you have to spend money on there is just no getting away with that.