Youth Lab CC Complete Cream

I was so excited about the Youth Lab CC Complete Cream as it's taking CC Creams back to the old style, where they provide lots of lovely benefits in a product that's relatively high coverage, leaving you with skin that not only looks perfected, but is also being treated on a collection of levels, thanks to skincare and SPF.  The Youth Lab CC Complete Cream comes in two variants, for oily skin or normal to dry skin.  Both products contain activ[...]

Foundation Files: Estee Lauder Double Wear Light

Anyone who's ever had problematic skin will have almost certainly, at some point, invested in a tube of the original Estee Lauder Double Wear, a seriously high-coverage and long-lasting foundation that gives a skin-like finish whilst masking even the very worst breakouts.  Recently, Estee Lauder have extended their Double Wear line considerably, with the newest member being Double Wear Light, a foundation that promises all the benefits of the ori[...]

Smashbox + Vlada Petal Metal Collection

I have been lusting after the Smashbox + Vlada Petal Metal Collection for months, ever since I first saw it start appearing online, as how could you not lust after such a beautifully crafted collection?! The Smashbox + Vlada Petal Metal Collection is a collaboration between Smashbox and the MUA Vlada Haggerty, who's work you will probably know without realising it, as she creates the most stunning lip art - check out her Instagram to see what I[...]

Foundation Files: Beauty Pie Everyday Great Skin Foundation

I've had the Beauty Pie Everyday Great Skin Foundation for a couple of months now so I thought it was time I shared a review.  I've been really impressed with my Beauty Pie purchases and I would definitely check them out, as the quality is really decent.  The Beauty Pie Everyday Great Skin Foundation is pretty much exactly as the name suggests and sits in the middle of the road with regards to both coverage and finish, so it provides medium co[...]

Foundation Files: Omorovicza Complexion Perfector SPF20

The Omorovicza Complexion Perfector SPF20 has been around for a while, but recently the brand decided to repackage it, and I think they may have slightly reformulated it too.  It's still available in three shades - Light, Medium and Dark - but now it comes in a travel-friendly, squeezy tube, rather than the glass bottle of the previous incarnation. The Omorovicza Complexion Perfector SPF20 is a beautiful product that provides a whole hos[...]

My Beauty Pie Order – Month #2

Beauty Pie really is such a clever service that taps into my beauty-loving desire to grab myself a bargain.  Having said that, is it really a bargain? I'm committed to at least three months of spending around £40 a month on make-up - £10 membership, plus £20 - £25 on the make-up itself, then around £7 shipping - which isn't actually that cheap, is it? Having said that, I do really, really like the products - they continually impress, they lo[...]

An Introduction to Sarya Couture Makeup

Recently I received a beautifully presented box of enticing make-up, which made me want to jump straight in and start finding out more about the new Sarya Couture Makeup collection, a range of natural, cruelty-free cosmetics that so far only include eyeshadows, lipsticks and brushes.  My first impressions of the range are extremely positive and I hope they extend their colour range soon - especially the amazing eyeshadows! The lipsticks ar[...]

Winky Lux New Arrivals (and some existing cult favourites)

I'm sure you've all seen at least one Winky Lux product on social media, probably the intensely Instagrammable Flower Balms, which are beautiful sticks of sheer gloss containing a delicate flower - every bit as pretty as they sound.  I recently attended an event to find out more about what Winky Lux has to offer - they are much, much more than just a supplier of pretty lipsticks - so here's a little look at some of the future stars. The Wi[...]

Beauty Pie Order #1: One Month On

As I'm now a Beauty Pie subscriber, I thought it might be a good idea to follow up my un-boxing posts with a look at what I actually liked most from each order; so kind of mini reviews of each product to hopefully help you decide what you grab for yourself if you're a subscriber too.  Check out my intro post here. The Unbeatable Concealer: unfortunately I picked the wrong shade of this as I went for shade 50 which is very pale and too pale[...]

Foundation Files: bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream

The bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream has been around for a while now - I first featured it in March 2015 here - but I wanted to include it in my Foundation Files series as it's such a lovely product that I'm especially looking forward to making use of when I go away in September.  The bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream is pretty much as it sounds; a beautifully hydrating, yet surprisingly light, t[...]

Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter

Occasionally a product comes along that is such an astoundingly impressive game-changer, that you spend your time wondering how the product achieves such amazing results.  A perfect example of such a product is the Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter, which is truly one of the most fantastic product releases for quite some time - believe all the hype you have read! The Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter is a multi-purpos[...]