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The Make Up Starter Kit! ~Part One •

Hey girls! 
Happy New Year!!!! Wow it feels like I haven't done a post in ages, (Well technically it has been a year) but we just had to take a quick break and sort some things out for you our readers.

As I'm sure you've all noticed, we changed our layout! You like? It was definitely time for a change and hopefully this means more blessings too, as we expand our blog and give you new content, whoop whoop!

So how did your holidays go.. Let me know. Did you go on holiday? Anywhere special where you wouldn't mind taking me next year.. Did I mention that I love travelling..?

 And on that note, let's get started with today's post...


I think many people underestimate the difference a primer can make under your make up. Not only does it make it last longer but it makes the application process a whole lot easier, and who wouldn't wan't that? This is to be used over your daily moisturiser and you will notice the difference when applying your foundation. 
Now, you can chose to go either high end, medium or low when it comes to primers. An example of a high end product would be the Burberry Fresh Glow Luminous Fluid Base which retails for £34 here in the UK.

Personally, I prefer to go for a medium end primer such as, the Mac Matte Cream Matifiante for £16. This is great for anyone who has oily skin particularly in the T-Zone area. 
Lastly, I have heard great reviews about the Maybelline Baby Face Primer which is inexpensive and actually works well for a retailing price of £9.

Foundation, Foundation, Foundation.

Now I must admit I'm not a big foundation wearer. I prefer to throw on some BB cream or just apply concealer as I find that I do not need much coverage. Nevertheless, I would really recommend the Esteé Lauder Double Wear Foundation that I am sure you would have all heard about by now. It will give you a FLAWLESS coverage and for £30 is surely worth it! 

Taking things down a notch and probably the most popular foundation that most would have started off with is the Mac Pro Longwear Foundation. Although I do like this foundation, I still would invest in something like Estée Lauder. Especially if you need the high coverage as foundation is ideally the foundation for the rest of your makeup so finding the correct one for your skin type is key. Again their are many you can chose from like matte, liquid or even foundation sticks. 
All though many prefer to use the Bobbi Brown Foundation Sticks for contouring, they are essentially a foundation so you could also give them a go!

Concealing and Contouring 

Yay! I love concealing and my go-to concealers have to be the La Girl Pro Conceal in the colours 'cool tan and 'almond'. Almond is more like my skin colour so it gives me a nice natural look, whilst Cool tan really makes my face pop. For £4 over here in the UK you cannot pass these up! They really do work well. You can also use the darker shades for contouring as well, they are so easy to use and sell a range of colours to fit your skin shade.
As I mentioned before, the Bobbi Brown Foundation Sticks also work great for contouring. 
With contouring, you want to make sure you do not go too dark as this can often be hard to blend out and can end up looking unnatural. Instead, opt for a shade only a couple of shades darker than your skin tone. That way the contour line does not look too harsh. 

When doing your makeup you will need a range of powders to set everything in place. Firstly it will be a good idea to get your hands on a  powder for setting your concealer. I prefer to use the Ben Nye Powders and these come in a range of shades, depending on your skin tone. The only shade is not 'Banana'!!! You need to look for what suits you otherwise these powders can end up looking slightly ashy. If you are a darker tone, you may want to try out the colour 'Topaz', which should blend great. 

You will then need a powder to set your foundation. I tend to use the Mac Mineralize Skinfinish powder which makes sure everything is nicely blended and in place.  

When it comes to highlighting and contour powders my favourite palette is the Sleek Contour kit in the colour medium. 

It is easy, compact and gives a lovely glow.

If you would like to go all the way 'Amrezy' on them however, I am In love with the Anastasia Beverley Hills Illuminator. If you have not heard of this where have you been?!!!

Your highlight will reach the heavens and glorify Jesus's name with this I promise! I've tried to get my hands on this in the UK for ages but now there is finally a website where you can get all of your American products from if you are over here in the UK like myself.

So that is it for now. We have discussed the face side of things. Stay tuned to read all about the products for your eyes, lips, eyebrows and lets not forget the brushes!

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  1. Amazing post babe! Love it! Hope you’re having a wonderful week!
    Much love, Len

    1. Hey boo!! Thank you & yes it's been great, hope you are too! Xox

  2. The holidays was great! I traveled to Austria to spend time with family. I will take you next time then. Haha!!
    Look at all these beauty goodies. I'm not too big on makeup, because I suck at it to be honest. When I get to it, I use Marc Foundation, -its alright I guess. Thanks for sharing these. Will check the powder out. Looks good!

    1. Yess!! Don't forget ooo! & girl, I know! I started out like that too but youtube is the truth, honestly! Thanks for reading Xox

  3. Great post! Thank for sharing some tips :)


  4. Welcome back!! This post is so helpful because I am not good with make up at all haha!!

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  5. I need yo gwt y hands on those LA concealors and the illuminators from Anastasia Beverly hills! I got my hands on Mac deposit highlighter from.Mac and my oh my ,im hooked hun. Thank you for sharing...

    1. Ooo! I defo need to try that out! & thank you for reading hun Xox

  6. I need yo gwt y hands on those LA concealors and the illuminators from Anastasia Beverly hills! I got my hands on Mac deposit highlighter from.Mac and my oh my ,im hooked hun. Thank you for sharing...

  7. Such a great post! I can't wait to read more of your blog!

  8. Lovely collections.

  9. Great post! I love love LA Girl Pro Concealer, it works so well and is cheap too. I'm still on the hunt for the perfect primer haha. Not a big foundation wearer either, I just put on some concealer and powder and that's it.
    Thank you for your comment on my blog. xx

    1. Thanks hun! Yes I totally agree & you know!! It's so much easier right?
      No problem, I love it. X


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