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No Mascara is the New Mascara for AW14 according to London Fashion Week

I had the pleasure of flying over to work at London Fashion Week at the weekend. What can I say – IT ROCKS! The level of organisation and sheer beauty was phenomenal.

One of the shows I was working on was the Bernard Chandran AW14 Show. The designs were edgy, sexy and really packed a punch. They were mostly leather which just oozed sex appeal. The collection was designed with a masculine edge which delivers an element of power to these designs. AND THE BOOTS…. Do I need to mention those boots?! #Want #Need

I was there as part of Nora Nona’s Makeup Team! Boy is she a born leader and a pleasure to work with. She is a woman who knows exactly what she wants and she has a beautiful way of making it happen.

Across the different shows which I worked on, there was one common denominator. Nude on Nude on Nude!  AW14 is all about the flawless nude skin, which also meant – NO MASCARA! I have to admit, I did have a mini heart attack at the thought of models going on the catwalk with no mascara. I am a big mascara fan, I think it really changes the whole look of your makeup when you add it in. But I have to say, the results were flawless. It takes a lot of time to create a nude makeup fit for catwalk and I admit that when it was done, I didn’t even miss or notice that the mascara wasn’t there. It was all about contouring and skin!

Another trend on the AW14 Catwalk was dewy skin and I don’t mean the odd bit of shine on the cheek bones. Light reflecting creams and facial oils were in full swing on the catwalks of London Fashion Week. I worked with Nicola Moore on the Tessa Edwards AW14 show as well and the idea was to almost make the skin look like plastic. It was glossy all over – Usually this is a big no no in terms of makeup, but on the Catwalks of London – It worked!

Tessa Edwards designs were a big contrast to those of Bernard Chandran, but stunning none the less.  From pleats, metallic’s and monochrome the Tessa Edwards AW14 show captured the biggest trends this year but with a twist.

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So if you want to know what the up-coming trend in terms of Makeup for AW14 – It’s Nude on Nude! But remember, its nude with a punch! Start practicing your contouring skills now!

Lengthen your Lashes in 30 days!

Lush Cosmetics Eyes Right Masacara Product Review www.TheBeautyCloud.co.uk

A few months back, Lush Cosmetics gave me some of their ‘Eye’s Right’ Mascara and the difference in my lashes in even a month of using it has been phenomenal. It’s not like those wrinkle cream results that you have to squint your eyes to believe, no! My lashes are noticeably longer. I would say they have increased their length by about 1/3!

Here is my video review all about their wonder product!

L’Oreal Lash Architect 4D Mascara Review

I am regularly asked by my clients which are my favourite products. I always share them, whether they are High Street or Designer Brands. I believe if a product works well, then it’s worth using, no matter what the price.

Now please bear in mind, I am a Mascara snob! I am so particular about them and it takes a lot for one to impress me. So when I recommend a Mascara, it is not to be taken lightly! 🙂 So I want to share one of my little favourites with you, today I’m talking about  L’Oreal Lash Architect 4D Mascara. If you are looking for a High Street Mascara which creates dramatic lashes, this is definitely worth a go, no need for false lashes.

mascara-lash-architect-4dThis product never fails me and it is the product I buy most regularly. This mascara is available in Black or Brown and also in a Waterproof Version. I must add that I have all of them and yes, the Waterproof version really does do what it says on the tin, but I don’t think it is as good as the regular version.

lash 4d‘4D’ is not just a name. The 4 dimensions which L’Oreal promise for  this product are Volume, Length, Texture and Curve; and I believe all of them can be achieved with this mascara.

loreal lashThe RRP for this mascara is around £10.99. However, if you visit stores such as Boots or Superdrug, you will always pick up a money saving deal to ensure that you get this great mascara for a bargain price.

If you have this product or decide to give it a try, please drop me a comment and let me know your thoughts.

‘She’s so Jet Set’ – A/W 2012 Make-up Tutorial

Today, Make-up Artist Nuala Campbell has created a tutorial video for all the Beauty Cloud fans to recreate one of her A/W Make-up looks which was showcased on the Catwalks at the Fashion Beauty Lifestyle Show in the Waterfront Hall, Belfast in October 2012. Follow her step by step tutorial to transform yourself into a beauty, fit for any Jet-Set lifestyle.

She's so Jet-setAt this years Fashion Beauty Lifestyle A/W show. I created 3 unique looks which are individual and eye catching. Not only that, but they are designed with you in mind. Today I am bringing you the first of three tutorials.

Today’s A/W make-up look is so versatile,  it can be worn during the day or night and will never look out of place.

It is created using only the new Benefit Cosmetics ‘She’s so Jet Set’ gift box. The box itself is loaded with great quality products with great pigment content so as far as value for money goes. This set is worth every penny and would even make a lovely Christmas pressie.

Have a watch at the tutorial video to create the stunning A/W 2012 look for yourself.

Feel free to leave me a comment to let me know how you get on creating the look for yourself.

Much Love Nuala C

There is no reason to hideaway when you have the perfect stowaways!

Welcome back for my third and final instalment of the new little beauties released by Benefit Cosmetics this season! I could not be any more excited about these next two kits if I tried!

The first is ‘She’s so Jetset!

She’s so Jetset
Benefit Cosmetics

Upgrade your look in an instant! This posh and polished make-up kit for eyes, lips and cheeks will turn you into a high flyin’ head turner who looks effortlessly glamorous!

This kit is small enough to fit into even your most petite clutch bag so you can look beautiful wherever you go. It is the perfect kit for taking on those nights out or when you know you will have an action packed day, you can top up all the important parts of your makeup any time.

Follow the ‘in-flight’ makeup manual, filled with tips and tricks and lift off to lovely.

This kit comes in such a cute little festive inspired box, so it would make the perfect gift to slip under the Christmas tree this year.

This Limited Edition kit includes:

  • the POREfessional
  • 4 Shade eyeshadow palette
  • Double-ended applicator
  • they’re real mascara
  • first-class face powder with brush
  • lip gloss in ‘Life on the A-List

The colours in this kit are great so the A/W season. The golden eyeshadow’s and warm coral blush match in perfectly with the apricot coloured gloss.

Not to forget the practical mirror included so you can make sure you look gorgeous on the go!

This perfect pack is priced at only £29.50 (€39.50). In my opinion it is well worth the price as this kit is so versatile and can be used all year round for any occasion.

So are you ready? I’ve saved the best to last! I am such a sucker when it comes to practicality – products which are easy to carry and conceal when I’m out and about are definite winners for me. So when Benefit Cosmetics released their new kit ‘Sexy little stowaways‘ I have to admit, I did get a little too excited! After all…. it’s only makeup, right?? NO! They are little drops of heaven if you must know!

Sexy little Stowaways
Benefit Cosmetics

If ever you were looking for a set which would allow you to try, test and perfect your look with Benefit products, this is it!

Carry on looking gorgeous with Benefit’s bestsellers that prime, perfect and perk-up your complexion. These go-anywhere goodies are perfectly sized to take on any trip!

This collection of goodies includes:

  • it’s potent! eye cream – Brightening eye cream to fade dark circles
  • ‘that gal’ brightening face primer
  • the POREfessional PRO balm to minimise the appearance of pores
  • stay don’t stray – stay put primer for concealers and eyeshadows
  • ooh la lift – instant under-eye brightening boost
  • Sun beam – golden bronze complexion highlighter
  • Hoola bronzing powder
  • bella bamba – a 3D brightening pink face powder
  • cha cha tint – Mango tinted lip and cheek stain
  • BADgal lash Mascara

So, was I lying? Is this not the best kit of mini’s Benefit Cosmetics have ever released?! Ok ok, I know what you are thinking…. but you are wrong! This kit is not going to bankrupt you. Considering that Benefit products cost on average around £20 each, I can understand your concern. So this next bit is going to blow you away! Are you ready for the price? You get these 10 best selling Benefit Cosmetics products for a very modest £25 / $34!!

If you have any women in your life who are Benefit fans, pick them up one of these little beauties and you will be in the good books FOREVER!

That concludes my blog’s on my favourite new releases from Benefit Cosmetics – I hope you found some of these kits as brilliant as I have!

If you have picked up any of their new sets, why not leave me a comment and tell me what you think of it.

The above products are available at your local Benefit Cosmetics stores or online at www.benefitcosmetics.co.uk or www.benefitcosmetics.com – Remember these products are LIMITED EDITION, so when they are gone, they are gone for good! Boo Hoo! So dont delay, get online or down to your Benefit Store soon.

Happy shopping and Keep Smiling!