Sunday, 27 October 2013

Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation

Like I really need another foundation... but I couldn't resist when I saw the Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk foundation beckoning to me in Selfridges. Secretly though, I blame the blogging world, particularly Amelia Liana and Vivianna Does Makeup whose constant raving about this product made me think that I had to try it for myself.... FOMO and all that...
I was colour matched by the lovely lady in Selfridges who matched me to colour 5.5, which is my perfect shade match, not too yellow or pink as I tend to sit somewhere in the middle. The foundation is silky on the skin and is so pigmented you really don't need to use too much. It is a medium coverage foundation, buildable and leaves you looking like you glow from within! It made my skin look fabulous in the store and after checking outside in natural light I did the deed and handed over my hard earned cash. It lasted the full eight hours and worked fabulously with my combination skin, I didn't need powder in my tzone which I would normally need with other foundations. It definitely leaves your skin looking red carpet worthy and I would tend to save this for nights out, particularly if there is photography involved as it works well in pictures. Roll on the festive season! 

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Charlotte Tilbury Makeup Review

When I first heard that Charlotte Tilbury was releasing a makeup line, my excitement was palpable. I have watched a whole load of You-Tube videos from when she was the Victoria's Secret makeup artist, and lets face it, she made those girls look stunning so I had high hopes for the makeup line! Of course, that was not down to thier incredible genes or anything....

I ordered my haul from, which after obsessively stalking twitter, Instagram and the Selfridges website I decided to go with the Dolce Vita look. Charlotte has split her makeup into ten different looks, and the idea is that you pick the look that you like (or that would suit your colouring) and you can purchase the whole look- which means that the eyeshadow will go perfectly with the blush, and complement the lipstick, and so on. I think that is a fabulous idea for those of us who are not makeup/ colour trained as it is difficult to perfectly co-ordinate colours without looking too "done".

I was relatively restrained with my initial purchases, choosing the Cheek to Chic blush in Ecstasy, the Dolce Vita eyeshadow quad and the eye smudger brush. The blush is incredibly pigmented, you barely need any on the brush and you use the centre of the palette to add a "pop" of colour in the apple of your cheek. The eyeshadow quad stood out the most in my opinion, the colours are absolutely perfect for my blue eyes, hugely pigmented and blendable. This is my favourite palette in my collection and has really made me think outside the box when it comes to makeup colours. I also picked up the eye smudger brush which is soft and perfect for adding shadow to the crease and under the eyes. Charlotte's father was a painter and her brush collection was inspired by him, interestingly they all have flat edges so they don't roll off the table! genius! 

I definitely think there's another Tilbury haul on the horizon, I have my eye on the Colour Chameleon eyeshadow pencils and the new Bar of Gold Highlighter... credit card watch your step!

Love K xxx

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair II

There are very few skin products that make me sit up and take notice. Its rare that I will actually see a change in my skin after using a new product, but the first time I used this baby the difference was incredible. It looked like I had just slept for a week, practised meditation daily and ate raw vegetables for the last 28 years. Its that good. 

Estee lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronised Recovery Complex II (and..... breathe) promises to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, make your skin feel stronger, hydrated and smoother, and look younger and more radiant. I can definitely attest to most of those claims, although I don't really have any wrinkles to depose off *wards off ageing gods* 
I add a large drop to my skin in the evenings straight after toning and before Hydraluron/ Moisturiser. Its £48 for the 30ml or £65 for the 50ml which is expensive, but worth it in my opinion. 

Love K xxx