Tom Ford


Normally I wait till its nearing the end of the month but I am loving so many new products from the launches I have attended, what I purchsed in London and products that have been sent for me to review. I feel very lucky that I get to test out so many amazing products and that I can use them for my work as well.

So here is the list of amazing products that I love:

Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Lipstick in 317 : LOVE LOVE LOVE. This matt red lipstick is part of the Christmas Limited Edition collection. I wore it to the Cosmo summer party with a contoured face and lots of mascara. It glides on beautifully and even though its matt it doesn’t dry out your lips which can be a problem for me. I am a massive fan of anything Chanel and their make up is always such amazing quality plus I do love a red lip.

Tom Ford Lipstick in no 15 Wild Ginger: This is the first time I have tried a Tom Ford lipstick I have some eyeshadows and his contour/highlight palette and the quality is so luxurious. I received this lipstick as part of a congratulations for winning Best Beauty Blog so I am one lucky girl. The colour is a bright orange with soja seed extract, Brazilian Murumuru Butter and Chamomilla flower oil which creates an ultra creamy texture. The lipstick glides on and feels so amazing on the lips and very hydrating plus its highly pigmented. The lipsticks don’t come cheap but definitely a great buy for that little bit of luxury in absolutely beautiful packaging.

Smashbox Liquid Halo Foundation: I have just discoverd this foundation and blogged about it as part of the what’s new for Smashbox. I love it as its so light on the skin and feels like you have nothing on. It has 100% Liquid Light Technology that evens out skin for a natural and luminous finish, with gel covered pigments to blur imperfections. I have been testing it out all week and on Friday night put the sweat and hunidity resistant claim to the test. I went to a summer party and danced a lot for quite a few hours and the foundation still looked great when I got home. Definitely one for my pro kit and will be testing out on my Elle beauty shoot.

Maybelline Colour 24Hr Tattoo Metal in no 70 Barely Branded: As you well know I am a massive fan of these cream shadows but what I love about this shade is you can also use it as a highlighter. I have been wearing this cream to create a beautiful highlight on top of my cheek bones, along the bridge of my nose and on my cupids bow. A great budget buy which I can’t get enough of.

Estee Lauder Pure Colour no 12 Fire Sapphire: This shadow is part of the new make collection and its a shade that is so on trend and I am loving. I recently did a Colbalt Blue smokey eye tutorial using a similar colour. Its a great alternative to the black and chocolate brown smokey eye and paired with a nude lip and a flawless face you really can’t go wrong.

By Terry Ombre Blackstar Cream Eyeshadow in no 13: I love this cream eyeshadow pen. I first saw it in a video tutorial on net-a-porter and then ordered it online. By Terry is an amazing brand born from a make up artist and the quality of her products really are amazing. This pen glides on so beautifully and creates a easy but effective smokey eye and for those of you who struggle with make up this pen makes it so easy. Apply to the lid and then blend it.

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This month has been a crazy blur of photoshoots, planning shoots and blogging and testing out amazing new products. Here is my August Essentials list of products I am loving this month and can’t get enough of:

Gosh All Day Moisture Serum: I was sent this to review a while ago but only started trying out this month. I used it on myself before applying the Mac BB cream and my skin looked amazing. So to put the serum to the test I have been using it on my models for some of my recent shoots and I love this product. It glides onto the skin and leaves the skin looking really fresh and feeling so smooth and once I apply the foundation the skin looks beautiful. The serum has two natural based elements Daymoist CLR and Skin Tightner ST leaving the skin fresh and tightened. LOVE

YSL Touch Eclat: An all time favourite and a classic product. I have been going to this product a lot this month to really highlight the face naturally. When my brief is a fresh flawless face then this is a product I reach for to highlight key areas like under the eyes, on the smile lines and around the mouth to really make the lipstick pop.

Mac Pro Conceal/Correct Palettes: I always used my Bobbi Brown concealers until I got my hands on these palettes. I LOVE these concealers as they blend into the skin beautifully and they don’t crease as much and I absoloutely love the texture of this product. What I also like is there are a few shades in the palette and so its easy to conceal under the eyes in a lighter shade but then on the face where needed I can buff in the concealer to blend in with foundation.

Mac Veluxe Pearl Fusion in Brownluxe: Its a limited edition product so you need to get a move on if you want to get your hands on a palette. I bought this shade as its colours that I will always use a lot. I love the texture and I love how the shadows blend in. Gorgeous.

Tom Ford Shade and Illuminate: I use this product on and off purely because I have so many contouring and highlighting products and because its expensive so don’t want to waste it. I love this palette the contour and the highlight are both creams. The highlight is absolutely beautiful for a glowing natural highlight with the element of gloss. Beauty tip apply the highlight on top of the cheek bone before applying foundation and then once the foundation is on go over the highlight area. The contour buffs in beautifully and is perfect for that dewy fresh look.

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