Sunday 30 October 2016

Autumnal Make-up Feat. Nars Velvet Matte Skin Tint & Portobello Eyeshadow Duo

This is really just an excuse to showcase some products from Nars that I use regularly, however the tones are quite Autumnal!

This everyday make-up look starts with plenty of moisturiser and a primer. My skin is dry and believe me when I say it can look pretty crepey and dehydrated with the wrong base in the wrong light! Nars Velvet Matte Skin Tint is a tinted moisturiser in a matte finish which offers light to light-medium coverage. It isn't ridiculously drying, but could cling to patches if you haven't prepped. The best application is using fingers or a sponge as I find it needs to be worked into the skin. I wear the Shade Finland which is light with a neutral- yellow undertone. This seems to subtly counteract redness. I actually prefer this to Nars' original tinted moisturiser as I prefer a matte finish to a shiny face any day of the week. This isn't the easiest (or indeed most challenging) foundation to work with, but it does a good job of unifying your complexion.

Thursday 27 October 2016

The Divine Comedy at De La Warr Pavillion (Bexhill), Tuesday 25th October 2016

In the small, seaside town of Bexhill-on-Sea, The Divine Comedy put on one hell of a show on Tuesday evening. With the release of Foreverland a month or so ago, it was half-expected that we would be treated to tracks from the album, with perhaps an encore of National Express. What became apparent from the start, was that Hannon was keen to share an array of treasures from his magnificent back catalogue as well as some of the new tracks; it was a truly spectacular show.