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Review – Garnier BB Cream

After being bombarded my several different adverts for BB Creams in the past few weeks, I thought it was about time I gave one a try. I’ve tried lighter foundations before – like MAC Mineralize Skin Finish – and just not gotten on with them so I was a bit apprehensive this time around!

Garnier Miracle Perfector BB Cream

It probably helps to understand a bit more about BB Creams, there’s a bit more to them than just being tinted moisturiser!

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Spring/Summer 2012 Tutorial – Doe Eyed

Here’s the third instalment of my Spring/Summer 2012 tutorials! This look is really versatile – it can go from a perfect day look to something you could wear out with a splash of bright lipstick. For you ladies who like your winged eyeliner this is definitely a look for you!

It’s also very simple like the contoured look I did previously, so it’s great if you’re in a hurry. The slick of eyeliner in the outer corner of the lid gives the appearance of fuller lashes whilst the minimal makeup in the rest of the face gives it a really clean and fresh feel – just what you want in a spring look. :)

image from vogue.com 

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Spring/Summer 2012 Tutorial – Contouring

So finally here’s another Spring/Summer makeup tutorial following on from Retro Glamour! This is a more wearable look for daytime, simply using contouring to enhance what you’ve already got. :) It’s a very quick look too so you can use it as a go to look for everyday.

Edit: There’s a better photo of this look at the end of this post! It showed up better on my iPhone :)

Simple Contouring (image from vogue.com)

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Unexpected Illamasqua Treats!

So I’ve just got back from doing some shopping, for makeup of course, and I got a lovely surprise when I went to get some bits from Illamasqua! I’m not sure if it’s at all stores or concessions but with every 2 items you buy you get a free nail varnish! It’s well worth it as usually nail varnishes are priced at £13.50.

There are 4 or 5 to choose from depending on the stock they’ve got left. I chose Wink (a lovely lilac) and Unnatural (a rich burgundy red). I’ll be reviewing one of them later tonight so keep your eyes peeled!

I’m also going to do a tutorial/review of the medium pencils and skin sketching technique that Illamasqua have developed, which is also tipped to be big for Spring/Summer 2012 – lots of contouring around!

Here’s a little look at what I came away with.

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As always, thanks for reading! :) ox.