Feeling Good Over 40

Feeling Good Over 40

Saturday, 13 February 2016

Valentines Day Make Up

Okay love it or loath it, Valentines day is upon us so I decided to do a make up look that's perfect if your lucky enough to be going out to dinner, going away for the weekend or just staying in with a DVD and a bottle of wine.

I know that a lot of make up looks on the Internet are by professional make up artists using numerous products but I wanted to do a look that all women can achieve.  There is no fancy lighting, make up brushes or products that cost a fortune. Of course, you can substitute any of the products I used with those you already have.

Here goes, I hope you like it.......

Okay here I am in all my red shininess complete with Soap & Glory hair turban....I have prepped my skin with the Paula's Choice Resist Serum and Moisturiser

I applied Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation in Desert Beige (a free sample from Boots) with my fingers and then used Fit Me Maybelline Concealer in No 15 under my eyes.

I then primed my eyes with Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer (Anti Ageing) then patted on Mac Blanc Type....onto the eyelids

For my crease colour I used a Bare Minerals Quad in Mingle and applied it with a Mac 217 (the poshest brush I own)

I then lined my eyes with Mac Fluid Eye-Liner Gel in black (not particularly well I may add but we are keeping it real ) The brush I used was a Louise Young LY24 (thank you Rougepout Beauty for introducing me to it)

For my brows I used Anastasia Brow Dipbrow Pomade and an angled brush

Next up is  Mac Powder Blush in Melba applied with an Eco Tools blusher brush

I then added two coats of Lancome Hypnose Drama mascara and Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder

As my foundation is soooo matte (am not really liking this foundation to be honest, I prefer a more dewy look) I added some Anastasia Beverley Hills Starlight Illuminator to give me a bit of a glow.

I then lined my lips with No 7 Precision Lips in the colour  Red and filled them in with No 7 Moisture Drench lipstick in the shade Soft Paprika

The finished result unphotoshopped, no special lighting, just a few products and an iphone

Happy Valentines day everyone xxxx

Thursday, 11 February 2016

Save a bundle at All Beauty.com - A deal not to be sniffed at

I recently walked through the perfume counter at Debenhams and spotted a beautiful bottle of perfume, Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire. I hoped it smelt as good as it looked and was not disappointed. However, like most designer perfumes it came with a hefty price tag, in fact for the big glossy bottle on display it was an eye watering £97.00.

There was no way of slipping that one past hubby without him noticing so I decided to wait and buy it at duty free on my next trip abroad.

So I knew how much the saving would be at duty free I put in a search to see what was the lowest price online and stumbled on All Beauty.com. They had the perfume I wanted at a 43% discount!

 I was a little dubious at first as I am a little wary of buying beauty products online from companies I haven't heard about. We've all seen the stories of fake GHD`s causing severe burns, make up containing all sorts of nasties but this company promise that all of their products are genuine and offer a good returns policy. I also read a lot of online reviews which were all positive so I decided to place an order.

My package arrived in 48 hours with the seal intact

The perfume smelt just like it should do and I saved a lot of money

They also do certain brands of cosmetics like Clinique, Lancome, Estee Lauder although some products and shades are limited BUT if they have what you want, in the shade your require, Happy Days!
Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire Eau de Parfum 100ml - Perfume at allbeauty.com

Let me know if you have any experience of All Beauty good or bad.

Till next time....