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Makeup of the Day – ‘Same Palette, Different Day’ (04-6-14)

I wanted to show the versatility of make-up and how you can create different looks with the one product. So for today’s MOTD, I used exactly the same make-up products as I did in my last MOTD post, but I used them in a slightly different way to create a more dramatic look.

The only thing I changed was the amount of the different colours in the eye-shadow palette and how I packed it on to create more depth of colour in the pigment. I also used a black eyeliner pencil as opposed to the white pencil in the last one.

Here you go, here is my look of the day. Let me know what you think ♥ (Larger photos below the product details).

Nuala Campbell - Makeup Artist - Make-up of the Day (MOTD), MAC, Benefit, Vivo, Cosmetics, B, Superdrug

 

FACE:

Freshness of the Morning – Age Defying Moisturiser – £25.00

MAC – Prime & Prep Skin – £20.50

Benefit Cosmetics – Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow Foundation –  Ivory (Believe in me). – £26.50

Benefit Cosmetics – the POREfessional – Agent Zero Shine – £23.50

Benefit Cosmetics – Lollitint – £24.50

B. Sculpted Contour Kit – £10.49

BROWS:

B. Defined Brow Kit (to be released)

EYES:

Makeup Atelier – T05 Eyeshadow Palette – £25.00

MUA Eyeliner Pencil – Black – £1.00

MAC Zoom Lash – Zoom Black – £14.00

LIPS:

MAC Lipstick – Mix between ‘Half n Half” and ‘Paramount’ – £15.00

Nuala Campbell - Makeup Artist - Make-up of the Day (MOTD), MAC, Benefit, Vivo, Cosmetics, B, Superdrug

Nuala Campbell - Makeup Artist - Make-up of the Day (MOTD), MAC, Benefit, Vivo, Cosmetics, B, Superdrug

Nuala Campbell - Makeup Artist - Make-up of the Day (MOTD), MAC, Benefit, Vivo, Cosmetics, B, Superdrug

Makeup of the Day (02/6/14)

Well today is my ‘Day-Off’ and I don’t have anything very exciting planned except heading out for lunch with my lovely hubbie and doing a bit of shopping for our Summer Holidays (Yippeeeee!)

So in terms of makeup I didn’t want to wear anything to heavy so I opted for a warm subtle smoky eye with some white pencil in the lower waterline to keep it light looking. I didn’t use any illuminators today as when I use the FOM Cosmetics Moisturiser and Hello Flawless Foundation together you get a lovely dewy finish to the skin.

So here you go, here is my makeup look for today. Larger Images and full product listing with links and prices are below.

MOTD, Makeup of the Day, Summer, Makeup, Light, Bronze, Smoky, Makeup Atelier Paris, Benefit Cosmetics, MAC, B, Superdrug

Makeup Artist Nuala Campbell’s Makeup of the Day (MOTD)

FACE:

Freshness of the Morning – Age Defying Moisturiser – £25.00

MAC – Prime & Prep Skin – £20.50

Benefit Cosmetics – Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow Foundation –  Ivory (Believe in me). – £26.50

Benefit Cosmetics – the POREfessional – Agent Zero Shine – £23.50

Benefit Cosmetics – Lollitint – £24.50

B. Sculpted Contour Kit – £10.49

BROWS:

B. Defined Brow Kit (to be released)

EYES:

Makeup Atelier – T05 Eyeshadow Palette – £25.00

MUA Eyeliner Pencil – White – £1.00

MAC Zoom Lash – Zoom Black – £14.00

LIPS:

MAC Lipstick – Mix between ‘Half n Half” and ‘Paramount’ – £15.00

http://www.maccosmetics.co.uk/product/shaded/168/310/Products/Lips/Lipstick/Lipstick/index.tmpl

http://www.maccosmetics.co.uk/product/shaded/168/310/Products/Lips/Lipstick/Lipstick/index.tmpl

http://www.maccosmetics.co.uk/product/shaded/168/310/Products/Lips/Lipstick/Lipstick/index.tmpl

http://www.maccosmetics.co.uk/product/shaded/168/310/Products/Lips/Lipstick/Lipstick/index.tmpl

If you’ve any questions, just leave a comment below.

Nuala x

 

Nudes in Bloom – Bobbi Brown bring us another luscious colour collection for S/S 14

Bobbi Brown Spring Summer Nectar and nude collection Katie Holmes,You know Spring is approaching when Bobbi Brown launch their Coral Collection! They are always such a welcome sight. Bobbi Brown has recently given us the gift of their new Nectar & Nude Collection.

I wanted to take a moment to share some of my favourites from the collection.

Firstly is this gorgeously pigmented Limited Edition Nail Polish.  They have given us a few new shades for Spring/Summer. Here are a few of my fav’s!

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At only £11 each, I thinking these long-lasting Matte polishes are destined to be in my collection.

Next, and we are onto some luscious Lip Glosses my favourites for SS14 have to be the new ‘Nectar’ and ‘Nude Pink’ shades.

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If the colours aren’t enough to wooo your heart, you might like to know that Bobbi’s Lip Gloss is formulated with soothing botanical extracts – including Avocado, Jojoba and Chamomile Oils, and Aloe Extract – to keep lips soft and supple. Scented with a hint of Vanilla. YUM! Bobbi’s New Lip Glosses are £18 each.

Then lastly, but definitely not least is the BB Pot Rouge for Lips and Cheeks. This product has won numerous awards like Best Cream/Gel Blusher, InStyle Beauty Awards 2013. Winner of a Beauty Bible Anti-Ageing Awards 2013 plus a few more.

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BB have launched a new Hibiscus shade which is a bright vibrant red coral colour! Even the slightest amount of this product will give you an instant on the spot, ‘ready to holiday on a yacht’ look! Just have a look at Katie Holmes in their campaign photo. Its delightfully gorgeous!

A Christmas Discount Treat from SEACRETSPA.COM

In my last blog post, I spoke about the brilliant Age Defying RESTORE Face Serum from www.seacretspa.com Continue reading

Anti-Aging products – Do they really work?

Anti-Aging products –  Do they really work? Although I have always loved to believe they did, I was yet to come across one which actually gave me real noticeable results.

A couple months back, the lovely ladies at www.seacretspa.com sent me a bottle of their Age Defying RESTORE Face Serum. At first when researching this product, I noticed that it was directed at restoring the effects of aging and Seacret RESTORE Age Defying Face Serum Dead Sea Mineralsenvironmental damage. It does not claim to prevent it. It was exactly what I was looking for. For the past decade, I was subjected to a disease which meant that I had to take lots of pain medication and that pain was displayed visibly on my face. Due to constantly screwing up my face in pain, I had developed premature lines and wrinkles (and deep ones at that). The frown lines I had in between my eyes were so prominent and were there as a constant reminder of what I had been going through in previous years. So when this product promised to restore my skin back to its youthful state, I was practically jumping and the postman to snap it out of his hands!

FIRST IMPRESSIONS:

A)  OK Postman, less of the chit-chat! Give me the bottle! 😉  

B) Oh…. this is a small bottle! it might last about a month for the amount my face will need!

C)  Hmmm…. I’ve felt this lovely velvety texture before, this is going to just sit on my skin and pretend to be a smooth complexion!

What I have learned is this – I am so quick to judge!

Thankfully, I do tell companies that when testing their products, I will do so over a number of weeks and months to ensure my opinions are well thought out and their products are well tested.

So my next impressions weren’t far behind! When applying the serum to my face and neck, I noticed that a little went a very long way, so two little squirts was enough product to do my entire face and neck. That put my ‘Small Bottle’ judgement put to rest – in fact I have been using this product twice daily for months and I can barely see the bottle go down.

Fast-forward by 10 minutes >>> I felt my face to see if the velvety texture was standing the test of time and it was gone! Completely absorbed. I was really quite shocked. My skin practically drinks this product! So my original quick-response judgements were completely worthless (except the one about the postman talking too much!)

Throughout my time using this product, I have noticed that it doesn’t try to impress you with immediate and short-lived results. A lot of Anti Aging products fool you with firing lots of moisture at you, so most people will feel like their skin has been adequately moisturised. I didn’t get this result from the face serum, what I got was long-term hydration. There is a difference you know!

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My skin began to look more hydrated and developed a healthy glow again. Those pesky frown lines which were so deep rooted between my eyes started to fill out again. The multiple lines across my forehead started to hydrate and lost the dry, flaky appearance and eventually over time have completely gone. Now I don’t mean that they have all reduced by a tiny amount which requires the slightly blurred glance through crossed eyes, I mean they are gone!

I have never got such dramatic results from an Anti-Aging product. I am in love! I have to say, that even though my skin drinks this product up, I still do like a bit of immediate hydration too, so I always follow up with my ‘Freshness of the Morning – Age Defying Facial Moisturiser’.

When I started to see such great results, I wanted to know more about what was in the product. I was worried that maybe my face was absorbing some horrible chemicals that were making my skin swell in some way, but thankfully, I was wrong and very pleasantly surprised. The serum contains a special complex blend of vitamins and proteins to promotes younger, more radiant, healthier looking skin while Dead Sea Minerals and essential oils nourish and re-hydrate.

The main ingredients in the serum are: Seacret RESTORE Age Defying Face Serum Dead Sea Minerals  

1) Collagen

2) Dead Sea Minerals

3) Elastin

4) Evening Primrose Oil

5) Grape seed Oil

6) Jojoba Oil

7) PeptidesSeacret RESTORE Age Defying Face Serum Dead Sea Minerals

8) Vitamin A

9) Vitamin C

10) Vitamin E

11) Wheat Germ Oil

 

Now, I am not one who is easily convinced by cosmetics companies, so I always make sure to look at the full ingredient list. The first ingredient on their list is ‘Cyclopentasiloxane’. This product is a type of silicone, which is probably what lends the velvety silk feeling you get when you first apply it. It tends to be used in skin care products as it has quite a watery consistency, meaning that it helps spread the other ingredients really well. On a short-term basis ‘Cyclopentasiloxane’ can fill in lines and help the skin appear more plump. So when I saw this as their number one ingredient, I knew that it would be amazing under makeup and it is! It creates a smooth and even base for foundation.

Seacret RESTORE Age Defying Face Serum Dead Sea MineralsSeacret recommend following up this serum with their REFRESH Vitamin-Rich Moisturizer, which I am really interested in trying out. So there you have it, a Age-Defying skin care product which actually delivers noticeable results!. You can buy the Age-Defying RESTORE Face Serum directly from www.seacretspa.com