My Latest Make Up Purchases


Just a quick post to share with you my most recent beauty buys. Last month I feel back in love with Illamasqua after a little break and finally got myself matched to Skin Base Foundation in shade 03, the staff in the flagship Beak Street store were amazing.

The Skin Base Foundation is 100% the perfect shade and texture for me, I’m just experimenting with the best way to apply, at the moment I’m favouring fluffy brushes for buffing onto the skin, but I’ve been recommended a Sigma brush that I’ll be picking up soon to try instead.

At the weekend, after the make up lesson for Generation Q I decided to treat myself too, I picked up a much needed new brush roll, as my old one was incredibly tatty and Powder Blush in Morale, which I’ve been wanting ever since it first launched. It’s a frivolous sparkly pink colour which is super girly.

I’ve been wanting a pretty brush roll for ages, but so many places just do typical plain black, so I’m very happy with this beauty! Featuring the signature Narssisus illustration from Illamasqua, magnetic fastening and a metal Q logo.

Plus it’s got plenty of space for my current staple brush collection and rolls up neatly so perfect for travelling with as well as keeping my brushes tidy when at home.

The Illamasqua brush roll includes a Illamasqua lip brush too, which is a welcome addition to the collection, it’s got a great pointed end which will be amazing for eyeliner flicks and precise lipstick application.

What do you think of my new Illamasqua purchases?

What was the last thing you bought?

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Make Up Tips: Colour Correction


After last week’s wonderful make up masterclasses, I’ve given some of the tips I learnt a try at home and thought I’d bring them to you in a series of posts so that you can learn something new too. My first tip comes from the Illamasqua Make Up Lesson on Saturday.

Claire of Illamasqua recommended using peach coloured cream pigment, Emerge for correcting dark disoloration (e.g. dark circles) and Illamasqua cream pigment in Bedaub (a minty cream) for combating redness. I don’t have these two products so I thought I would give this technique a go using the pastel Lime Crime Palette D’Antoinette instead.

Here’s me without make up…

As you can see I have redness on my cheeks, forehead and nose and dark circles under my eyes. This colour correction technique will hide disguise this and increase the performance of my foundation, Illamasqua Skin Base in shade 03.

Step One: Prep and prime your skin as desired and apply your foundation. I applied Illamasqua Skin Base in shade 03 with a fluffy foundation brush in circular movements to provide a lightweight, even coverage.

Step Two: Colour correct dark circles of shadows with a peach colour product, I’m using Lime Crime pressed eyeshadow in Macarooned, a soft matte peach. I’ve dabbed this on to the dark areas, because it’s a powder I found it helped to set my Skin Base foundation.

Step Three: Blend your foundation over the top with your chosen brush, I used the same brush as I applied my foundation with. I found that having the powder underneath helped the foundation stay put and certainly brightened my eyes. What do you think?

Step Four: Use a green shade to combat redness, I applied Lime Crime eyeshadow in Absinthe-Minded to my red spots on my forehead, looks stupid right? As with the previous colour correction, blend in with your chosen foundation, here’s how it looked afterwards…

I fix my foundation with a light dusting of Loose Mineral Foundation with a Bronzer Brush, today I’ve used Lily Lolo Mineral Foundation in Candy Cane. What do you think? I wore this base all day and didn’t encounter any problems, I definitely think that this colour correction technique works and helps improve the lasting power too.

What do you think?

Do you do colour correction? What products do you use?

Tune in later this week to see the next tip I picked up from make up masterclasses!

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