Anniversary Make-Up Look and Sketch Afternoon Tea (London)

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Hello my lovelies, I hope you’re all doing well!

To celebrate our 5 year anniversary, my partner and I went to The Gallery in Sketch for afternoon tea. This is by far the best afternoon teas experience I’ve had in London. The selection of sandwiches, cakes, treats and scones all tasted amazing, everything was presented artistically and with so much attention to detail. Furthermore, with there being free top-ups of everything we ate our weights worth in food!

The restaurant itself doubles up as an art gallery adorned with works from artist David Shringley and every inch of this restaurant from the walls to the amazing egg shaped toilet cubicles oozes artistic appeal. With the low lighting and smooth jazz in the background I truly felt like I was on the set of Mad Men. To top it off the service was fantastic, so all in all it’s definitely worth a visit if you’re in London.

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On to my make-up for the day, I wore a grey floral dress I bought a while back from ASOS. I wanted to pick up on the berry accents in my make-up so went with matte pink eyeshadow and complemented it with a deep berry lips.

Here are the products I used:

Base:

  • MAC Strobe Cream on high points of face
  • MAC Prep+Prime Higlighter in Peach Lustre to colour correct
  • MAC Studio Sculpt (NC44) + Estee Lauder Double Wear (4N2 Spiced Sand) mixed for foundation
  • MAC Pro-Longwear Concealer (NW35)
  • Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer (Medium Dark Warm)
  • Ben Nye Poudre Compact Powder (Banana) for setting undereyes
  • Nars Pressed Powder (Mountain) all over face
  • MAC Fix + to set finished face

Eyes:

  • Shu Uemura eyelash curlers
  • MAC 24/7 Extend Eye Base for primer
  • MUA Elysium Palette (matte shades) for eyeshadow
  • Urban Decay 24/7  liquid eyeliner (Perversion)
  • L’Oreal Telescopic Mascara
  • Anastasia DipBrow Pomade (Ash Brown)
  • Sleek Brow Perfector (Dark Brown)

Cheeks:

  • theBalm Bahama Mama to contour
  • Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush (Luminous Flush)
  • MAC Mineralize Skin Finish in Soft & Gentle as highlight

Lips:

  • Charlotte Tilbury (Glastonberry)

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Until next time!

Jay x

 

 

#MOTD – Bronze Eyes + Peach Lips

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Hello everyone! This weekend I wanted to wear a quick, fresh, warm make-up look that would be wearable during the daytime and would withstand the warm humid weather we’re currently experiencing in London. So without further ado here’s how I created this look.

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For the base I used my new Dior Airflash foundation in 400 Honey and buffed it into my skin with a buffing brush. For my concealer I took my trusty MAC Pro-Longwear concealer in NW35 and blended around my eyes using the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge.

My eye make-up was done using the Heaven & Earth palette from MUA and MACs “Rule” Eyeshadow. I first took Rule (warm orange) and placed this in the crease as my transition colour. I then put Canyon (warm medium brown) from the palette all over the lid. I used Bedrock (cool dark brown) in the outer V and used Golden Sand (warm gold) on the first third of the eyelid and blended out. I made sure all the colours blended in seamlessly and cleaned the edges using a Q-tip. I primed my eyelids with Urban Decay Primer Potion in Sin. I didn’t wear eyeliner this time but simply curled my lashes using the Shu Uemera eyelash curlers and put two coats of DiorShow mascara on. My eyebrows were filled in as usual using Anastasia DipBrow Pomade in Ash Brown.

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For my cheeks I used theBalms Bahama Mama bronzer and Mary Lou Manizer as the highlight. I skipped blush for this look.

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To complete the look I chose one of my current favourite lipsticks which is “Mocha” by MAC and topped it with “Salmon” from Gerard Cosmetics. This lip combo brought out the shape in my lips and made them pop! To set my make-up I used my Nars pressed powder in Mountain.

I really like the completed look as it complements my skin tone perfectly. What are your favourite looks to wear in the Summer? Comment below and let me know.

#MOTD – Spring Daytime Glam

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Hello everyone, I hope you’re all having a fabulous bank holiday weekend. Don’t you find that having just one extra day off work can have such a positive effect on your mind and body?!

I was out and about for the whole of yesterday and because I had some extra time to get ready I went for a glamorous yet wearable daytime look. I really liked the end result because it was a Spring appropriate look that lasted ALL day.

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For the base I used my current favourite foundation Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation, 4N2 Spiced Sand and blended a small amount around my face. To erase my panda eyes I used L.A. Girl Pro-Conceal in Medium Beige in a triangle shape under my eyes and took it onto my eyelids as well. I didn’t powder my face as the foundation dries matte, so I just dusted some of my Ben Nye Pressed Banana Powder on the under eyes to stop the concealer from creasing.

For the eyes I used colours from the Makeup Revolution I Heart Chocolate Palette. To ensure my shadow didn’t budge I primed my eyelids first with Urban Decay Primer Potion in Sin.

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First I blended “One More Piece” as my transition colour in the crease of my eyelid and placed “Thank Friday” all over the lid. I then took “Love Divine” into the outer third of the eye and blended out. To deepen the colour a bit I took “Love Tom” into the outer V and blended out. To finish I used a bit of “Smooth Criminal” on the eyelid and “More” as a brow bone highlight.

For eyeliner I used my trusty Urban Decay 24/7 Waterproof Liquid Liner in Perversion and for mascara I used Bourjois 1 Volume Seconde Waterproof for the top lashes only. I actually never use liner on my waterline or any product on my bottom lashes because it closes up my eyes and doesn’t suit my eye shape. My eyebrows were filled in with my current obsession, Anastasia DipBrow Pomade in Ash Brown.

For the cheeks I went with MAC Ambering Rose which is such an amazing colour that adds warmt and a fresh pop of shimmery pink to the cheeks. To add extra glow I brushed my cheekbones with Kevyn Aucoin Celestial Powder in Candlelight.

To finish of the complete look I chose Bobbi Brown lipstick in Rose which is one of my all time favourite lipsticks.

Here are more pictures of the final look, hope you like it 🙂

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Jay x