Tuesday, 23 June 2015

REVIEW: Clinique Chubby Stick Sculpting Contour

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

I've had my eye on the  Clinique Chubby Stick Sculpting Contour (£19) ever since it was released due to my new found love for cream bronzers - Bourjois Bronzing Primer can be held to blame for this. So I picked the contouring Chubby Stick up about a month ago and have been playing around with it every since.

The bronzer itself is warm toned which isn't great for contouring which is what the product is supposed to be used for. I use this product to create a natural bronzed look rather than having a really harsh contour, I use the Zoeva 122 which is their petite stippling brush to blend out the bronzer which I apply over my foundation. Pairing the bronzer to this brush really helps to achieved a focused bronzed look, rather than becoming a big bronzed mess.  

I really love the look that this product creates, its really natural looking so its perfect for work or minimal make up. However for me I love the bronzed look to so usually pair this with a powder bronzer (typically Nars Laguna or Benefits Hoola) just so I am literally a bronze goddess!

What are your favourite bronzing products?

Saturday, 13 June 2015

HAUL: MAC, Nars, Clarins

Saturday, 13 June 2015
Every time I go shopping for one item of make up (this time it was the Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer) I somehow end up with other products that I just had to get, anyway here are the products I picked up today
left to right - sunny seoul, creme cup, mehr
Recently i've been really into MAC lipsticks so why not add three more to my very fast growing collection. I picked up Sunny Seoul which is a really bright neon pink colour which usually wouldn't be my thing (nudes 4 lyfe) BUT because its a cremesheen finish I figured when the sun comes out in Manchester I can pop this on to bring some subtle colour to my make up. Next up I bought Creme Cup which is a cult classic from MAC its a baby pink colour which again isn't really my thing but since again its a cremesheen finish I thought I might be able to pull this off... we'll see i'm not 100% convinced but after hearing about this colour for literally about five years the hype must've got to me. Finally a colour I would usually pick Mehr which is one of those 90s-esque shades which I love. I may already have Velvet Teddy, Brave, Retro and Twig but Mehr was a must, I heard I think it was Amelia Liana say that is looks killer over MACs Whirl lip pencil which completely sold me. 

Also from MAC I picked up their Brush Cleanser simply because i've been dying to try a spot brush cleanser for years and have never and when I saw the MAC one I just thought why the hell not. Then (drum roll please) I decided to take the plunge and get Fix+ which like Creme Cup i've heard about for years and have never tried, I bought this specifically to spray on my brush to intensify eyeshadows but I know there are a million uses for this so i'm really excited to test it out. 

I saw the Clarins Aquatic Treasures Summer Bronzing Compact and I knew it had to be mine. I am definitely a bronzer gal, I rarely wear blush for me its all about bronzing and highlighting and when I laid my eyes on this beauty I literally couldn't resist. The powder is made up of four different colours which when swirled together create a lovely warm bronze shade, its so beautiful I haven't touched it yet but this thing is huge and will probably last my entire life time which makes the £30 price tag a bit easier to swallow.  

Finally, what I actually went to Selfridges for - the Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer. I bought the shade Custard and will be using this product to concealer my under eye circles, i'll let you know how I get on with it and if its worth the hype.

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