To achieve my makeup look I applied Smooth Affair primer to clean skin, then used the Blending brush to apply Glow Time BB Cream for a smooth, glowing base. I used the Colour Correction palette to help achieve a flawless finish, blending a peach tone under the eyes to counteract purple/blue, and yellow on spots to counteract redness. I then blended Disappear concealer over the top to fully cover any imperfections.
Before applying powder I used my finger to blend in the creamy In Touch Highlighter on the highest part of the cheekbones, under the arch of the brow and over my Cupid’s bow. I then used the Handi brush to dust on Pure Pressed powder for a full coverage, flawless base.
I added dimension to my face with a little contouring. I used the White Fan brush to blend So Bronze 2 in the hollows of my cheeks, on the temples and along the jaw. I then finished with Pure Pressed blush on the apples of my cheeks, using the Chisel Powder brush to blend and avoid any harsh lines.
I defined my brows with the Bitty Brow kit, then applied my eyeshadow. I used the Smoke Gets In Your Eyes kit mixed with the Silver Lining trio to create a subtle smokey eye. I dusted a pale colour over the whole lid using the Deluxe Shader and built up darker shades in the crease and under the eye with the Small Fluff. I applied Jelly Jar Gel Liner with the Bent Liner brush along the upper lash line, and used the Eye Pencil to colour the waterline black.
I lined and filled in my lips with the Lip Pencil to create a rosy base, and topped it with Lip Fixation for colour that lasts all day.
Lastly, I set my makeup with Pommist Spritz, giving my skin instant hydration and antioxidants, and melting the minerals into my skin for a perfect finish.
Smooth Affair primer
Glow Time BB Cream in BB3
Colour Correction palette
Disappear Concealer in Light
Pure Pressed Powder in Radiant
In Touch Highlighter in Complete
So Bronze 2
Pure Pressed Blush in Barely Rose
Bitty Brow Brunette
Eyeshadow Kit in Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
Eyeshadow Trio in Silver Lining
Eye Pencil in Basic Black
Jelly Jar Gel Eyeliner in Black
Lip Pencil in Rose
Lip Fixation in Fascination
Go on admit it….you’ve used wipes to remove make-up or clean you face before. Perhaps you regularly do? That could be considered better than using soap and water I suppose. Even if you don’t wear make-up it is really important to ensure we clean our face properly each day. Our skin is actually the biggest organ of our bodies, and is often overlooked even though it’s the one we see! It needs to breath in order to repair and rejuvenate. If you think about what might ‘hitch a lift’ each day on it – bacteria, dust mites, dirt, sweat and bacteria to name a few – it is not a pretty thought. If they are not removed these critters block the pores causing spots, dry or a grey and lifeless complexion.
Unsure of what routine and products to use? If you are partial to water then a wash may be for you. If you have dry or mature skin then I would recommend a creamy cleanser (some remove eye make-up too – eg Elemis rehydrating rosepetal cleanser). For the mature skin try the NEW Elemis Pro Collagen cleansing balm. Follow by toning. This is key as it rebalances the PH of the skin, plus you won’t believe how much more dirt is removed in this stage! Mature skins should add a serum at this stage, eye cream plus a good moisturiser. I’ll talk about exfoliating next time.
Worried about intimate waxing? Here are some tips to help overcome any fears…
1) Knowledge – Meet the therapist & take a look at the wax and room. You’ll feel more comfortable when you’ve asked questions and know a little more about what to expect.
2) Also ask friends about their experience and get any tips. Girls like sharing experiences!
3) Are you worried about exposing ‘that’ area?! – don’t worry. As therapists we are NOT looking or assessing your parts! We are professional and are here to provide a service and do this treatment many times over a day.
4) Is it pain you are worried about? Our Lycon hot wax is one of the least painful products on the market. The wax is flexible due to its soothing essential oils so is easier & quicker to remove and we find the best distraction tactic – is talking!
5) If you’re really worried about pain – Some clients have been known to take pain relief or have a stiff drink prior to their wax – if anything, this would relax you!
6) Have a smaller area waxed first – ie, have an underarm or standard bikini wax? That way you’ll be familiar with the sensation and procedure before attempting the full monty
7) Visualise the end product – think how you will undress in the changing room or jump into the pool with the confidence there will not be a hair is in sight!
8) Remember this is just a moment in time – in fact just 30 minutes every 5 weeks to achieve a smooth and hair free finish!
9) Think PAST your first visit. If you book in every 5 weeks the hair removal gets easier and quicker each time
10) Reward yourself afterwards with a treat – maybe new pair of knickers