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Back to School Beauty

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The best way to get the new school year off to a great start is with a faultless beauty regime. As much as everyone tries to maintain their wake-up at 6am for an hour long morning routine throughout the year we can all admit that by November messy hair and no makeup is a daily occurrence, so this year dedicate your time more efficiently in the morning by preparing a quick, easy and bulletproof beauty regime that you can maintain all year long.

 

Before your beauty regime comes into play however, there are some essentials that will keep you feeling and looking your best without makeup. Firstly, getting enough sleep is vital, not only will it be easier staying on top of your early starts but your skin will thank you for it – because nothing is more time consuming than covering dark circles when you could just avoid them altogether! Staying hydrated is also key to radiant clear skin which in turn chops your beauty regime time in half because you won’t feel like you need to cover up your face. Keep your skin glowing with a fool proof skincare routine as well, we recommend the Vitage® Essential Cleansing Balm which is the number one skincare product that is an ultimate time saver… you can find out more about it here.

 

After these important prep steps your beauty regime should be quicker and easier, because not everyone wants to or has the time to sit down for half an hour blotting and blending foundation. Perfect your beauty regime with these new Essence products that will accentuate your features giving a minimally natural day time look perfect for back-to-school.

 

To maintain coverage that lasts all day whilst avoiding a caked face, Essence’s new Fresh & Fit Awake Primer and Make-up is your best bet. The primer gives a healthy glow and even skin tone with the foundation offering fuller coverage that will last all day long. At school most people like to keep their makeup to a minimum so you can leave your skin there or add a brush of your bronzer and blush to add more dimensions and colour to your face. After that an absolute must is curling your eyelashes! Many people don’t know the wonders an eyelash curler can do in opening up your eyes and giving naturally longer thicker looking lashes so if you haven’t invested in one yet, you definitely should! Adding a hint of mascara to your freshly curled lashes with Essence Instant Volume Boost Mascara Smudge-Proof and Waterproof Mascara will intensify your eyes with mascara that won’t budge! Finally pop on Essence Kiss The… Lipstick which adds a pink tint, enhancing your natural lip colour and avoiding that lifeless ‘foundation lips’ look.

All essence products are available from www.wilko.com and these products will be coming soon to the new collection.

The Perfect Eyeshadow Palette

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Our favourite eyeshadow palette at the moment is the Beauty Bakerie Neapolitan EyesCream Palette, with 7 shimmers and 5 mattes.

 

What we love most about this palette is that it isn’t limited to certain tones or shades, you have your essential light pinks, medium nudes and dark browns but also a warm orange that is perfect as a transition shade and a deep purple for adding depth and colour to your crease.

 

Endless different eye looks can be created with the Neapolitan EyesCream palette and you’re not confined to only mattes or only shimmers either! It’s an essential palette for flawless brown smoky eyes, creating a bold purple cut crease or just using the light pinks to brighten the inner corners of your eyes! That’s only a few suggestions of what you can perfect with these highly pigmented shades!

 

Although what is most important is …it’s on sale!!!

 

This palette has now been reduced to £26.95 on www.love-makeup.co.uk

 

You can thank us later x

 

 

Join the Trend: Dark Lipstick

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As summer is coming to an end, despite the sunny weather already ending months ago, its time to embrace this falls new trends with open arms and the catwalks and red carpets this season are covered with dark lipstick shades.

 

We’ve collected our favourite vampy lip colours from a variety of Essence lip products, and with all four lippies being less than a tenner combined (yes, combined!) you can join the trend without breaking the bank!!

 

The first lip product is the Essence Longlasting Lip liner in the shade 10 Berry On My Mind, having a dark lip liner is essential for this trend if you want to line your lips before applying your dark lippie to ensure longer lasting colour, or if you want to try out contouring your lips! This shade is the perfect dark plum that suits every skin tone and is only £1.50!

 

The Essence Matt Matt Matt Lip gloss in the shade 05 Simply Be An Icon (£2.30) is a timeless dark red shade in a liquid lipstick for long wearing high coverage without drying the lips. If you’re after a silky lipstick with intensive colour the Essence Longlasting Lipstick in the shade 27 Mystic Violet (£2.30) is the perfect deep berry with a velvety finish. Finally for a more sheer glossy finish, the Essence Glossy Stick in the shade 05 Brilliant Burgundy (£2) provides a sultry shine in this classic deep red.

 

All available to buy from www.wilko.com

Or to find out more information about essence and the products on www.essence.eu

 

 

Vitage® Essential Cleansing Balm

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This summer has been a roller-coaster of good and bad weather and your skin will definitely be paying for it!

 

Excess exposure to the sun and excess oils from the heat will have your skin begging for a break. Our new favourite thing you need to add to your skincare routine this summer is the Vitage® Essential Cleansing Balm. 

 

So, what is a cleansing balm?

Cleansing balms are the new best thing for your skin and yes they are completely different to other face washes and face scrubs. Cleansing balms are thicker and made from loads of natural ingredients, hence why they make a great skincare product for recharging your skin from its usual daily scrubbing and rubbing. A cleansing balm is a perfect summer product because of its multi-functional properties meaning less fuss and lighter travel. They deeply clean and cleanse your skin, whilst removing makeup and nourishing your face for bright, clean and hydrated skin all summer long.

 

Why Vitage®?

What makes the Vitage® Essential Cleansing Balm our favourite is the plentiful of natural ingredients it contains, most importantly Marula Oil which is a concentrated source of Vitamin C and E, rich in Omega 9 and 6, a high concentration of nutrients and essentials fatty acids. Vitage’s cleansing balm is the first of cleansing balms to contain Marula Oil so we highly recommend adding it to your skincare routine for more radiant glowing skin.

Alongside Marula Oil, it contains Bitter Orange to gently brighten and tone, Almond Oils enriched with Vitamin E, A and B to seal in moisture for glowing healthy skin and Grapeseed Oil Rose Hip Oil to re-hydrate.

This blend of natural ingredients make for a gentle and nourishing daily cleanse all within one beauty product, making it the perfect detoxifying solution for your skin this summer.

 

You can get yours at www.vitage.co.uk

 

Our Summer Essentials

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We’ve picked out our favourite beauty products that are essential for your travel bag this summer! If you’re heading on a last minute getaway, these buys are all you need that won’t break your bank…

 

Starting with your skincare routine our Holy Grail product this summer is the Vitage® Illuminating Tanning Drops. Following your usual skin care, just add 1 or 2 drops to your moisturiser and/or body lotion for a gradual tan. Let’s face it, if even the Love Island girls had to top up their tans during their stay in Spain, how can the rest of us not?! Whether you want a natural base tan before you set off in the sun, or want to maintain your healthy bronze glow once you’re home, these tanning drops are all we’re talking about in creating and preserving a flawless, natural-looking tan.

Available on www.vitage.co.uk

Another handy travel bag goodie is the Susan Posnick Brush on Block Touch of Tan SPF 30, the new convenient way to shield against the sun that also provides full-coverage. Who needs extra oily looking skin from heaps of sun cream anymore? This natural mineral sun protection means no mess or greasy lotion whilst enhancing your tan at the same time, the perfect, effortless on-the-go protection for your holidays.

Available on www.susanposnick.com

If you’re looking for an affordable, easy matt bronzer then look no further, our favourite for the summer is Essence Luminous Matt Bronzing Powder; coming in two shades both with a faultless balance between matt and its silky-shimmering core leaving a subtle, sun-kissed look. It’s easy to blend and contains light-reflecting pigments making a natural tan no stress at all. At only £3 it’s an absolute bargain for your travel beauty bag!

Available on www.essence.eu/uk/home/

After bronzer, highlighter takes a close second as one of the most important additions to your suitcase in keeping your skin glowing. Our pick of essential highlighters to take with you this summer is the Beauty Bakerie Illuminator with the easy to travel with packaging and their shimmering iridescent glows perfect for a radiant shine, plus they’re cruelty free! Our favourite shade So Icy Frozen (below) is a warm bronze perfect for dusting over your bronzer to add a shimmer, or the So Icy Iced to dust along your cheek and brow bones.

Available on www.love-makeup.co.uk

Festival season is also upon us so if you’re looking for highlighters with more of a ‘wow’ factor then the Lime Crime Hi-Lite Opals palette is a win-win! With three shades of Pink, Gold and Peach that adapt to every complexion this is an essential palette to have for a show-stopping shine this summer!

Available on www.love-makeup.co.uk

Since sparkle is taking a leading role this summer one of our favourite eyeshadows that is essential for keeping your eyes glittered and shining is the Sugarpill Loose Eyeshadow in the shade Charmy. This ultra-fine powder combines a babydoll pinky peach with iridescent fuchsia reflects making the sweetest long-lasting eyeshadow shade.

Available on www.love-makeup.co.uk

Lips are all about sealing the deal of the perfect looks this summer and we have a selection of our favourite lip products.

Lime Crime Velvetines in Blondie is the ultimate bold, metallic lip we’re all after. This opaque pink/rose gold is perfectly shaded to match any look whilst adding that extra edge, essential for festivals but flawless for any summer style too.

Available on www.love-makeup.co.uk

 

If you’re not one for metallic then these Beauty Bakerie Lip Whips are all you need and more! The Lip Whips are liquid matt lipsticks that are completely smudge-free and waterproof so you won’t have to worry about topping your lippy up throughout the day wherever you are, perfect for the summer! Our favourite summer shades are Watermelon Slushie a bright perfect pink (on the right) and Hibiscus Mango Tea a bold coral red (on the left). We love these shades for brightening up any makeup look and adding that bold, striking attention to the lips.

Available on www.love-makeup.co.uk

Finally, if you aren’t after a bold lip the Essence Glossy Kiss Lip balm in Raspberry Kiss is perfect for giving a subtle shine to your lips with a hint of pink whilst being a soothing lip balm, essential after excess sun-exposure.

Available on www.essence.eu/uk/home/