Glo Minerals Make Up

Glo minerals  is a make up brand that’s free of talc, parabens, fragrance and dyes. It is packed with vitamins and available online in the UK.

I trialed 3 of their products and quite liked them.

lip plumper felt slightly tingly on my lips as most lip plumpers do. It’s a pale pink colour and looks sheer on the lips.

Glo minerals lip plumper

 

£11.50

Infused with spheres of Marine Collagen Atelocollgen and exclusive antioxidant blend of vitamins A, C, E and green tea extract. This is a plumper that you can feel the stimulating effect working immediately. For those who want less of a sensation, apply a light layer of Lip Ritual prior to applying Lip Plumper.

These work by plumping lips by trapping water and swelling, thus providing volume to the skin’s structures.

Sheer tint base is similar to a tinted moisturiser. It gives a light to medium coverage. The colour i was given isn’t my skin tone so i only swatched it on my hand and not my face but i could tell from the texture that it felt nice and the coverage looked light, it’s a buildable product so adding more would give a more medium coverage.

Glo minerals make up

£22.00

Talc-free formulation is non-comedogenic and provides broadspectrum UV protection and antioxidant benefits. The formulation not only covers and corrects, but also protects the skin, keeping it radiant and healthy.

GloTint for cheeks and lips is a sheer gloss that acts like a stain. You can amplify the colour by adding colour over the top of the gloss. I tried this on both lips and cheeks and like it but a word of warning, use a brush for application because it stained my fingertip for a little while because it’s so highly pigmented! It washed off though.

Glo minerals lip and cheek tint

£12.00

This gel is formulated with natural, high-pigment minerals to deliver flattering, fashionable rosy color

All in all I think for the price this make up is good. For more details visit their website here 

Joyce xx

 

The True Cost of Bridal make Up

When I meet a bride for the 1st time I do a consultation. Asking here about her skincare, how much make up she normally wears on a day to day basis and what she would like to achieve for her wedding day make up! Then a trial bridal make up is done with the wedding hair style at the same time if possible. Once the bride to be is happy with her look. This is what i will use for her wedding day.

I decided to write this post so that brides can see a breakdown of what I use to create their bridal make up. Here is a photo of a bridal model and below the image I have listed everything I used to create the look.

Make Up Artist in Reading Berkshire

The prices are based on middle to  high end high street brands. The same longevity of make up colour would not be achieved by the lower end brands. The brands i would use are professional brands and I use them because of the high pigment colour in them and they stay on the skin longer so the bride won’t need her make up touched up for at least 12 hours (apart from the lipstick).

Skin

Cleanser – £20.00

Toner – £25.00

Moisturiser – £30.00

Make Up

Primer – £30.00

Foundation x 2 £30.00 each

Concealor – £14.50

Powder – £20.00

Contour Powder – £20.00

Blusher – £15.00

Eyeshadows x 3 £30.00

Eyeliner Pencil – £10.00

Eyeliner gel – £16.00

Brow Pencil – £10.00

Mascara – £15.00

Strip lashes – £8.00

Lip Balm – £6.00

Lip Pencil – £10.00

Lipstick – £15.00

Lip gloss – £15.00

Make up setting spray – £17.00

Brushes

Foundation brush – £25.00

Concealor brush – £15.00

Powder brush – £25.00

Contour/blusher brush – £18.00

Brow Brush – £12.00

Eyeshadow brush – £15.00

Eyeshadow Blending brush – £15.00

Lip Brush – £15.00

Disposables

Tissues – £2.00

Cosmetic Cotton buds – £1.00

Mascara wands – £1.00

If someone has skin issues they made need more products. Hydration for dry skin. Blemish cover for breakouts or high colour on skin. These products used are for a blemish free skin and its the minimum i would use for a bridal make up.

Thanks for reading this!

Joyce xx

Summer Make Up For Darker Skins

Last year I found a brand of make up that I had never tired before and having darker skin myself I find the high street brands are too ashy once applied onto darker skin. I tried the French brand Make Up Atelier Paris and was extremely happy with the results! They have a foundation shade for every skin tone and it blends really easily on the skin, plus no ashy after effect. The great thing is its now available in the UK too. I use this make up personally and professionally!

 

I did this make over using only Make Up Atelier products

Make up in berkshire

 

No make up

Make Up Atelier Paris

Make up for darker skin

Dark skin make up using make up atelier paris

Products used 

  • T-Zone gel
  • Foundation – TN2 and TN3 (TN5 for contour)
  • Concealor – PN2
  • Powder Compact – CPM
  • Brows pencil – 07 ( Dark Brown) and 10 (Black)
  • Eyeliner pencil – 10
  • Brow Bone pencil – 09
  • Lips Pencil – 01
  • Lipstick – Petal
  • Eyes – Palette T23
  • Busher – AIRM1 (Mandarin)

All products are available to buy from Make Up Atelier Paris in the UK

Youngblood Launches In The Mood For Nude

I absolutely love Youngblood make up. Its one of the only mineral brands that has a liquid and powder version of foundation. Its light on the skin and because its mineral it’s finely milled it doesn’t clog the pores. Pure minerals are great for oily skins and dry skins.

 

I went along to the launch of the new collection ‘In the Mood For Nude’ and had my make up done by Kenneth Soh a fantastic make up artist.

Make up application

Having my make up done!

make up application

My after look!

I already use the Youngblood range professionally and personally and have done for over 2 years when it first arrived in the UK. I love it and highly recommend it as a brand!

 

Here’s what the new Youngblood collection contains!

Youngblood mineral make up

The new Pressed Mineral Eyeshadow Quad in Moulin Rouge goes beyond boring beige with touches of Parisian flair. The sleek compact includes Can-Can, a shimmery caramel-peach to add warmth; Revue, a brightening pearlized vanilla; Cabarets, an alluring dark chocolate shade with the slightest trace of red shimmer; and Red Light, a show-stopping matte orange-red.

Incredible Wear Gel Liner in new Sienna, a metallic bronze, looks modern on a bare eye or paired beautifully with the shadows and the water-resistant formula won’t budge or cause irritation. To create the perfect line every time, Youngblood presents the long handled Fine Liner Brush, made of wood certified by the Forest Stewardship Council with a small, tapered head that provides comfortable, easy control.

To complete the look, a subtle flash of flesh finishes the lips. Lip Liner Pencil in new Au Naturel, shapes and defines, while Lipstick in Barely Nude; a muted pinkish beige with a slight sheen, fills lips with creamy, conditioning colour.

“Our In the Mood for Nude shades are sophisticated, whether worn every day or for a special occasion,” says Pauline Youngblood, Founder and President of Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics. “Not only do they look chic, but like all Youngblood products, are paraben, talc, oil, fragrance and cruelty free.”

All these colours were used on me but the great thing is they are suitable for any skin tone! They give a great look and can be intensified to make a more dramatic look!

Joyce xx 🙂

My Favourite Beauty Finds of 2011

I love all things make up and beauty. Here are some of things that i will be using for a long time to come. They are not only amazing but they are part of my daily routine or make up kit!

In no particular order:

Model in A Bottle – I absolutely love this product. Its the best setting spray ever. If you want your make up to last all day then this is for you. I use it on myself and its part of my kit:

Model in A bottle

www.victorialovesbeauty.com

Zaggora – Back in the summer i came across a new company called Zaggora on Twitter. They had a products called Hotpants that claimed to make you lose 2 jean sizes in 2 weeks. I thought i would enter their competiton and see if i could win a pair. When they arrived i wore them everyday for 2 weeks and to my amazement i lost 7lbs in 2 weeks! Its stayed off too! I was over the moon to be part of their advertising campaign as well:

Zaggora hotpants

www.zaggora.com

Niki’s Organic Balm – I have had a bad neck and back for years which comes with my chosen profession. I don’t complain, but i have discovered an instant cure for it. It comes in the form of a balm so i can take it with me everywhere. Within minutes of using this balm i could turn my head which i hadn’t been able to do for 2 weeks.

Organic balm

www.nikisbalms.co.uk

M2 Beaute – When i started using M2 Beaute eyelash activating serum my eyelashes grew so much that people noticed the difference. I have to say despite the price tag this is the best eyelash growth product i have used. As a contact lense wearer it is the only lash growth product that didn’t sting my eyes when i used it. Its a must have!!

M2 beaute lashes www.harrods.com

Sephora Jumbo Liners – These are like eyeshadow in the form of a pencil. They are sold as jumbo eyeliners but can be used for eyeshadow too. These are great for speed and quick touch ups. Its such a shame we don’t have a store here in the UK! I have used these when i’m in a hurry and love them for that. They fit easily in your handbag too.

eyeshadow pencil - sephora

www.sephora.com

Glossy Box – This is a great way to trial new products without paying out for something you might not like. You pay £10 per month plus P&P and you get a gorgeous gift wrapped box of delights. I haven’t had anything i don’t like so far in mine. The Christmas box was red they are normally pink ones.

Glossy box

Glossy Box

www.glossybox.co.uk

Make Up Atelier Waterproof foundation – I have tried out so many foundations and love them all but i have to say i really do love this one. It really is waterproof and stays on. It still has a really dewy look to it when its on too.

Make Up Atelier

www.love-makeup.co.uk

If you have a beauty find for 2011. Please leave a comment so i can check it out!

Happy reading!

Joyce x

Model in a Bottle – A Make Up Must Have

What can I say but I truly LOVE this product. Its the must have of my kit now. I use it professionally and personally. Model in a bottle is a light spray that fixes your make up all day and night. If you hate your foundation rubbing off on your clothes then this product is for you.

All the brides I use it on love it. If you go to the gym wearing it you come out looking the same as you went in. I use it on myself too.

Model in a bottle is available in 2 formulas.

Model in a bottle originalOriginal Formula

model in a bottle sensitiveSensitive Formula

There is no need to reapply make-up or touch up foundations, creams or powders. It produces make-up that is resistant to smudging, tears, humidity and water. Bottle size contains 2floz 60ml for more than 300 sprays.

You can buy Model in a Bottle here

**Enter the code ‘brides001’ at the checkout to be entered into the monthly prize draw to win a ‘model in a bottle eyebrow sealer’!**

Youngblood Mineral Foundations

Which Foundation Formula is Best for your skin type.

I love Youngblood Foundations and use them professionally and personally. They have lots of different ones to choose from. Here’s how to find out which one would suit you!

See the blog on the Youngblood website for more information!

You can contact me I’m an official stockist!

 



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