Saturday, April 29, 2006

Colour Me Beautiful


I recently went to a Colour Me Beautiful consultant to have a colour analysis.

I would absolutely recommend this to anyone that hasn't already had their colours done. Even if you think your know what colours best suit you, you could be totally wrong, I know my mum, my aunt and me were totally wrong! I was pleasantly surprised at all the new colours I could wear, and I don't miss buying the colours I can't. I still wear most of the colours I used to have, but wear a scarf or necklace in the right colours so as to compliment my colours. I would definetely say that if you have the money (roughly £75 for a 1 hour 30 mins session) then go for it!

In the colour consultation you get a make-up lesson, a free 42 colour swatch booklet, total colour and style analysis. It was really great to take home with me the swatch book, now I can pop it out when I am in a shop to make sure that I am buying the right colour for me. It was also great to have my make-up done professionally (although I used to do this for Body Shop) as each different firm has their own way of looking at make-up this can change the look of your overall look immediately.

Go to www.cmb.co.uk for a further look into where your nearest consultant is. And all the other services that they provide.

Colour Me Beautiful

Sunday, April 23, 2006

Eye Make Up


One of the great ways to make your eye make up look stunning is to uase something similar to the Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat pen. It is a light concealer with light reflecting particles that is really easy to apply undwer your eyes for a great glow. It is a known fact that most celebrities and models have one in their bags for when they haven't been getting enough sleep. Your eye make up will look ten times better without those bags under your eyes, and at only £14.60 at www.islandcosmetics.com or from $24.45 on www.ebay.com, it is assuredly something that you should keep in your bag always.

Eye Make Up

Free Beauty Tip

One of the best and free beauty tips that I can give is this:

Do NOT wear foundation every day - from great experience I can say that this blocks pores, not allowing them to breathe and causing them to age much, much quicker.

Instead, why not try a tinted moisturiser or just a very, very tiny layer of foundation over some moisturiser. Or create your own tinted moisturiser by mixing your daily moisturiser with your foundation. (But be careful, because some of these mixtures won't mix depending on their base!) Just to say again, make sure to moisturise day and night, and exfoliate 2-3 times a week, this will leave your skin in such great condition that you won't have to wear a foundation to hide it.

Free Beauty Tip