Thursday 12 March 2015

Review: Le Teint Touche Eclat Foundation (Shade BR20)

The Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Foundation receives a lot of attention from bloggers and beauty enthusiasts. It is a brightening, dewy foundation which follows the famous Touche Eclat illuminating pen highlighter which has been a cult favourite in the beauty industry for many years.

The foundation appealed to me because I have dry, often dull skin which is showing signs of age and stress! Bringing 'light' and radiance to my complexion is definitely something I look for and I wanted to see what this foundation could do for me. I chose the shade BR20, a pink toned pale shade. On application, it appears to be a good match, although in the winter months BR10 would probably match me a little better. Nevertheless, I don't regret my purchase of this shade, simply because I gain a tiny bit of colour in the Summer and the colour blends out very well to match me.

Monday 9 March 2015

A Few of my favourite Things #10 (February 2015)

Currently wearing

  Nike Internationalist trainers

Being little over 5ft tall, I have got into a habit of wearing some kind of heel on a daily basis, whether it be to work, or mid-heeled boots at the weekend; it isn't good for my feet! I wanted to give them some respite when I'm not at work, so I went in search of some trainers that would look good with jeans, or even skirts and dresses when I'm out and about. I found them in the Nike Internationalists on These black trainers have a suede toe and a grey mid section and heel. The heel is leather and is a darkened teal colour. The great news is that they also give me an inch or so's height, which makes me feel a lot more secure (I do like a bit of elevation in my shoes!) They are really comfy and look good with my favourite Topshop Joni jeans. I think these would also work with skirts and casual dresses. Due to the colour-blocking, they match many outfits, particularly as I love grey! 

Saturday 7 March 2015

How to achieve a 'no make-up' make-up look

'No make-up' make-up must seem a bizarre concept to those who take no interest in beauty products. The idea that you apply a range of products to your face, only to try and achieve the appearance of wearing no make-up is quite strange, but it's also something that really interests me. When your intention becomes to appear bare-faced, you have to think about application in a slightly different, more strategic way. You have to learn to accept what you are working with and make only slight adjustments to your natural features. Here's my run down to a 'no make-up' make-up look. Click below to see the results: