Cruelty Free Shimmering Eye Makeup Look

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Hello beans! I am here with a sassy eye makeup look for you all! It is a dramatic yet wearable everyday look, featuring shimmer and colours that leave me feeling like a mythical fairy.

It is also currently one of my favourite looks to wear on a night out with a pair of false lashes thrown in there.

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I started off the look by applying this dark, hot pink eye shadow, from the Kryolan Brights Palette, in the crease of the eye and blending it upwards using a big fluffy brush.

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Next I applied this beautiful shimmering light purple shadow from the Kiko eye shadow palette under the lower lash line, inner corner and eyelid using a flat eye shadow brush.

I also lightly applied the shimmering pink shade over the pink in the crease.

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Using an angled fluffy brush I applied the bottom black eye shadow from the Collection Smokey Eye Palette to the outer corner of my eyelid.

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I finished the eye shadow by applying the white shadow from this palette to the brow bone using another fluffy brush.

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I used the Makeup Revolution Double Flick Eyeliner for my wing on my upper lash line and tight lined my eyes using the collection Intense Colour Eyeliner Pencil in brown.

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I used a mix of the Soap and Glory Thick and Fast Mascaras on my lashes to finish the look.

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That is it for this post! I hope you guys enjoyed!
Thanks for reading!

Lots of love,

Lottie x

DIY-ING My Own Eyelash Extensions! (it was a disaster)

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They say false eyelashes are like an addiction, in the sense that once you start wearing them on a day to day basis it is hard to stop and when you do your makeup just never looks complete.

I can definitely relate to this, however working a job where I start at 7:30 every morning, I tend to choose sleep over glam. I have had eyelash extensions and loved having them until I came to the disappointing realisation that my minimum wage paying career and being an adult who has to prioritise more important things over eyelashes, the upkeep was just too much money for the time being.

So what does my cheap self think? I know! I’ll just “Do it myself,” and  I dove into the realm of DIY-ing.

I initially didn’t plan on writing a post on this but it was such a fail I decided I would write one for educational purposes.

What I Used:

Eylure Lash Pro Lashes and Brit Rocks Vintage Lash Clusters

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Ultra Plus Lash Extension Glue- If you are looking for a strong lash extension glue this product definitely ticks that box. This will be explained later in the story. However it is so strong that even putting it near your lashes (not on but near) will leave your eyes watering/stinging. Thankfully I am “gifted” with the talent of keeping one eye closed and on eye open for extended periods of time.
The glue does also state on the bottle “do not allow contact with eyes and skin” you would think that this would detour me from using the product wouldn’t you?

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I did order medical tape for under my eyes but that hadn’t arrived and I was too impatient to wait so I just used cheap under eye gel patches that continuously fell off my face during the entire application process.

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My journey began on the infamous Amazon where I researched the various lash extension glues and basically picked the cheapest one that had the highest star rating. I purchased the glue for £11.00 with the Eylure lashes (my go to individual lash brand) and also purchased some extra lashes from Brit Rocks Vintage just in case I ran out of lashes with only one eye complete. There was nothing special about this particular brand I was just simply trying to spend as little money as possible.

Now I am not going to lie to you, I completely messed up to begin with by putting too many long lashes from the middle to the outer corner of my eye, thus leading to me attempting to cut them down. Not only did I cut them to the point of looking utterly ridiculous but also most likely cut my actual eyelashes. Being the pure genius I am I simply ripped out the lashes (instead of using the lash extension remover I had purchase ready for this exact scenario to happen) and re-glued a couple more clusters back on to avoid looking like a complete fool when going to work.

To be completely honest they looked fairly decent and I did receive a fair few compliments, my lash extension situation was beginning to look positive…

UNTIL…

A week had passed and as expected a couple of clusters had fallen off and like the professional beautician I am I proceeded to glue them back on.  It was in that moment I had instant regret as I began to feel an intense burn in my left eye, this was in fact the eyelash glue. In my panic from the fear that I had potentially blinded myself I frantically washed my eye with warm water. This only intensified the pain, leading the frantic panicking to increase.

Fortunately I still had my handy eyelash extension remover, pouring the product onto a cotton pad with one eye closed as tightly as possible and making questionable noises from the intense burning, I proceed to vigorously rub my closed eye with the product. The burning sensation had not only gotten worse in my eye but was now on my eyelid as well!

After and hour of pain both mentally and physically, I had finally got the lashes off. Thankfully my eyesight was not affected during this ordeal like I feared, but I was left with broken and ripped out lashes in my left eye and I cannot go a day without finding at least 5 eyelash clusters in my room.

So ladies and gentlemen, if you are like me and prefer to do everything yourself instead of paying for a professional to do it, I would highly recommend you either be extremely careful, research/study the application of eyelash extensions fully beforehand or get someone who knows what they are doing to help you and don’t follow by my example.

Thanks for reading! I hope you enjoyed!
Lots Of Love,

Lottie x

Dove Summer Revived Body Lotion Review

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I love a good tan but I avoid self tanning at all costs, due to previous fails in my younger years I find it easier to just avoid it all together and I find sunbathing extremely boring so that is pretty much out of the question the majority of the time.

I had seen a few reviews on this product and they all seemed pretty positive, during my weekly trip into Superdrug I decided to purchase it.

When purchasing I was aware that I wasn’t going to get a full on “tan” I was just curious as to whether or not it would give me the healthy glow I desperately need.

I purchased the product in the colour “for fair to medium skin” as I am extremely pale. Like I said if you are looking for the look you achieve with a fake tan this is not necessarily the product for you, however this product leaves an extremely beautiful glow, as well as giving me an overall healthier looking complexion.

This product does not transfer onto furniture or clothing and you avoid the patchiness that you can get with some self tans. It also washes off like any normal lotion, making it a great daily or one off special occasion product. I use it as my daily lotion for a little extra glow.

I think the product is great value for money and I honestly LOVE IT. I love the smell of the product, the results it gives and how easy it is to use and fit into my daily routine.

Overall I highly recommend this product it is absolutely fab! If you are looking for something to give you a natural bronze, summer glow but is also affordable this is  (in my opinion) a great purchase!

Thanks for reading!
I hope you enjoyed!

Lots Of Love,

Lottie x

A Summer Look No.2

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Hello my queens! I am here with another Summer Look for you guys! This look is colourful, fun but also relatively smart and put together and I feel the bright colours and flower print scream summertime.

The Outfit

Although I don’t tend to wear bright colours I am trying to experiment a little more with my style this summer and rock some different styles that aren’t just an oversized graphic print t-shirt.

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In this look I am wearing a top from New Look, trousers from Matalan, a laced bralette also from Matalan and Shoes from the brand Atmosphere.

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The Makeup

For the makeup I decided to do a sassy but every day brown/orange smokey eye with a hint of pink and a big wing.

Pairing it with a nude(ish) lip and my regular highlight glow and light contour.

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For the face I wanted to try out a couple of different products so as you’ll be able to see I’ve used quite the mix of concealers.

For under my eyes I used the pink concealer from the Freedom Pro Conceal and Correct pallet, the Freedom Camouflage Paste Concealer and my no.1 go to Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer.

I used the BareMinerals BareSkin foundation for my entire face and the NYX HD Finishing powder to set everything in place.

For the contour and highlight I used the Makeup Revolution Ultra Contour Palette and for the blush I used the Soap and Glory Glow All Out Super- Luminizing Highlight Powder.

 

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On my eyes I used the Kryolan Blush Palette and the pink highlight in the Makeup Revolution Ultra Contour Palette.

On my brows I used the Collection Pen Eyeliner in brown.

For my eyeliner I used the makeup revolution double flick liquid eyeliner and a brown eyeliner pencil from Collection on my waterline and tight line.

I used two different mascaras in this look, both of which are from the Thick and Fast mascara range from Soap and Glory.

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Finally I lined my lips using the MUA Intense Colour Lip Liner in the colour Caramel Nouget, filled my lips in using the MUA Matte Lipstick in the colour Totally Nude and applied a small amount of the Freedom Concealer in the centre.

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That Concludes my Summer Look I hope you enjoyed!

Lots Of Love,

Lottie x

DIY Face Scrub

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Want your face to be exfoliated and soft to the touch? Want a scrub that can help fight acne? Well do I have the perfect scrub for you!

I am back with a DIY Facial Scrub I have used before and loved. It only features three ingredients of products that are very affordable and easy to get a hold of.

First you are going to need 3-4 tea spoons of coconut oil, I purchased mine from Superdrug for a very affordable price. Coconut oil is great for the skin, not only is it soothing and moisturising, it also helps give the skin a radiant glow.

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Next pour a teaspoon of sugar into the mix (you could use less or more depending on how sensitive your skin is, the more sugar you use the tougher the scrub will be on your skin) and mix with the Coconut oil, the sugar is going to exfoliate all the dirt from the day away and help work the scrub into the skin.

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Finally squeeze in half a lemon! Lemon is great for fighting acne, fading blemish scars and brightening the overall complexion of your skin!

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Please be gentle and don’t over use if you have sensitive skin, keep in mind we all have different skin types that react differently to certain products. I received some redness that eventually faded after using this, which I expect when I use an exfoliator, however please be careful when using any new beauty treatments not to aggravate or upset your skin.

Thanks for reading this quick little DIY post  hope you enjoyed!
Lots of love,

Lottie x

May Favourites

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Hello there my dears!

It has been fair minute since I posted a favourites post, so here I am here with some May favourites for you all!

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I’ve gained a few of beauty favourites this month, the first being the St Ives Apricot Scrub. I use this as my current face scrub and I absolutely adore it! After using this my face feels incredibly soft and clean and looks so bright/glowing. It really feels as if it is cleaning any little bit of dirt/makeup from the day away. It’s also great for my sensitive skin as I find unlike most exfoliating products it is very gentle.

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I never quite knew the power of Coconut Oil until using it for myself. It has really helped improve the overall appearance of my skin, is great for conditioning my brows/lashes and can be used as a hair mask, face scrub and body lotion!

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I have spoken about these before in another blog post, but they have definitely been great products for me this month and these are the Bleach London Shampoo and Conditioner! I have been using them to temporarily change my hair colour to pink and I have really liked how they have worked with my hair. If you wish to see a review in more detail on these products check out my post!

Comparing Cheap “Do It Yourself” Pink Hair Dye Products

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Makeup

I only have one makeup favourite this month and this is the NYX HD Finishng Powder. I LOVE the finished look this gives to my makeup. I feel it gives me a slight airbrushed look and also offers a little bit of coverage so can be warn alone with concealer.

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Game

I have two favourite games of this month! One of which I will be reviewing in a separate blog post (this being Horizon Zero Dawn).

The other favourite being the Kingdom Hearts remastered. This is such an incredibly fun game to play and looks BEAUTIFUL! It is a great chill game and is so enjoyable from the game play to the cut scenes.

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Music

Something you may not know about me is I am actually a country fan and this month I have heard one of my favourite country songs of all time. The song is called “We Were Us” by Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert. I think it’s safe to say the second Keith Urban is in any song you know it’s going to be a good one. This is the perfect feel good, catchy song ready for the summer.

Thanks for reading, I hope you enjoyed!
Lots of love,

Lottie x

A Summer Look No.1

Hello friends!

Although we are yet to enter the summer season, the summer heat has finally arrived here in the UK and I am so incredibly excited about it! So much so I decided to start a little blog post series called “A Summer Look” where I feature my favourite makeup, hair and outfit looks over the summer.

For look number one I wanted to keep it comfy, simple and girly!

I love this look because it is so incredibly comfortable and simple to put together but still looks stylish. It’s perfect for the hot summer weather as I can stay nice and cool, keeping me comfortable all day.

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The top is from New Look and the trousers in this look are from Matalan.

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I pared the outfit with a cute pastel pink clutch bag, my favourite pair of cat eye sun glasses from Quay, and a pastel pink pair of slip on shoes from Primark.

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I kept my makeup simple and light because the last thing you need on a hot summers day is the heat melting all your makeup away and making you uncomfortable.

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Products used as on face:

Max Factor CC Cream, Kryolan Concealer Stack (I used the darkest shade to contour), Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer, NYX Under Eye Concealer, NYX HD Finishing Powder, Makeup Revolution Ultra Contour Palette (highlight).

Products used on eyes:

Makeup Revolution, Love the Revolution Palette, Too Faced Gift Palette, Soap and Glory Thick and Fast Mascara, Rimmel White Pencil Eyeliner, Makeup Revolution Ultra Contour Palette.

Brows:

Collection Brown Extreme Pen Liner.

Lips:
MUA Lipstick in the colour Bare.

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I decided to have minimal jewellery with the look as the trousers are already quite the statement piece. The two rings are from H. Samuel and the earrings are from Daisy London.

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For my hair I just did a simple beach wave hairstyle paired with a cute bow head band.

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Thanks for reading!
I hope you enjoyed!

Lots of love,

Lottie x

Comparing Cheap “Do It Yourself” Pink Hair Dye Products

Hello you cuties!

I am here with a different kind of product review today, instead of just reviewing one product I figured why not just review multiple in one post and compare them, am I right?

I am someone who gets very bored of my hair very quickly. It is constantly changing in lengths/styles and I have dyed it a fair few colours. Pink by far being my favourite colour I have had as of yet!

Please keep in mind the products featured in this post aren’t hair dyes so are not designed to give you bright 2007 MySpace pastel pink hair.

These products are each under £10 so are also very affordable.

Shades London Conditioning Hair Toner

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I purchased this for around £3-£4 from Savers and you apply it to the hair whilst the hair is clean/wet. After I washed my hair I simply applied it the same as I would a hair mask and left it to sit for around 15-20 minutes (the longer you leave the product to work into the hair the better the results).

Once I washed the product out my hair felt extremely soft and conditioned. However I did not notice a huge difference when it came to the colour and the pink was only slightly there, it also took more to some sections of my hair than it did others, showing to be more vibrant in these parts, despite spreading the product out evenly.

After using the product a second time the colour did become more intense but was still quite natural looking and actually had a hint of peach to it.

It washed out a fair bit after the first wash so doesn’t necessarily last the 10 washes, I also used a full tube in one use as appose to 5, although my hair is somewhat long it isn’t all that thick.

For the price this isn’t a bad product, even though the pink isn’t all that noticeable it does leave a nice colour on the hair and the colour can be buildable. It is also a product that is quick and easy to use and can be worked into your daily routine.

 

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Jerome Russell Bblonde Maximum Colour Toner

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I purchased this product from Superdrug for £4.49, I used it after washing and slightly towel drying my hair, so it was still slightly damp. The difference between this product and the previous one when it comes to application is… It is a lot more complicated.

First of all this product should be applied using a brush (unlike the last one) I also had to receive help from someone else when applying it. Once applied I had to wrap cling film around my hair and left the product to develop for around 20 minutes. During this process I also had to blow dry my hair for five minutes.

I had a bob haircut that can to  just above my shoulders at the time of using this product and used a whole bottle within the first use.

Although the process of applying the toner was more of a hassle than the Shades London Toner the colour was a lot more vibrant, and looked really nice! It still was somewhat natural looking but you could clearly see I had pink in my hair without having to squint to find it.

It washed out a lot after the first wash which was disappointing and was basically completely gone after the 4th wash as appose to 8 like it states on the bottle.

Overall I would recommend the Shades London Toner over this one because it is cheaper, if you have shorter hair you get more uses out of it, although the colour isn’t as intense it is buildable and the application process is a hell of a lot quicker and easier.

Bleach London Shampoo and Conditioner

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We are getting a little pricier here! These products are £6.00 each, however if you buy them together they will obviously cost £12.00. They just work as shampoo and conditioner but instead of washing them straight off I leave the shampoo on for 3 minutes and the conditioner on for 5 before washing off. Being that they are just shampoo and conditioner makes them a lot easier and quicker to use than the previous two products.

After washing and drying my hair I instantly noticed a bigger difference in the intensity of the colour compared to the other two products. However I did notice the colour took a lot more to the top of my hair than it did to the ends.

Unlike the other products my hair did not feel as soft after using these and it did not smell all that great. HOWEVER I do find that the colour lasts a lot longer with the Bleach London product and you don’t need a lot of product to get (in my opinion) better results than the toners. This factor technically makes it the most cost effective out of them all, because although more expensive, lasts a lot longer and requires less uses.

This product also works great when partnered with the Shades London Hair Toner.

In conclusion the Bleach London Shampoo/Conditioner is without question the winning and by for more superior product in this post and is one I would highly recommend!

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Thanks for reading guys I hope you enjoyed!

Lots of love,

Lottie x

No Makeup, Makeup Look

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Hi guys!
I am back with a “No Makeup, Makeup Look” for you all.

Some days it’s great to leave the house with a full face of makeup, looking like an absolute glow queen and other days it’s just as nice to rock a completely natural dewy look that looks as if you have basically no makeup on at all.

This look is quick, simple and works fantastic if you go to a school where you are typically not allowed to wear makeup but still want to bend the rules a bit.

Base

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For the base I kept it extremely natural by just applying the NYX dark circle concealer and the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer under my eyes, as well as applying the Collection Concealer to highlight the high points of my face.

I used the BareMinerals BareSkin concealer to cover any blemishes and then just applied the NYX HD Finishing Powder over the top.

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As a light highlight I applied the Collection Speedy Highlighter to my cheek bone, nose, cupids bow and chin using my middle finger.

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I used a cream blush from Benefit on my cheeks for a natural rosy look.

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I lightly applied the Hoola Benefit Bronzer to the hollows of my cheeks, taking it up to my temples for a very natural contour and to add a slight bit of colour to my face.

Eyes

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On my eyelids I simply applied this matte skin coloured eye shadow, from the Kryolan Kuwait City palette, using a big fluffy brush. I also applied the Collection Speedy Highlighter to the brow bone and inner corner.

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I applied a VERY thin line (following my natural eye shape) of Collection brown liquid eyeliner to the upper lash line to give the illusion of fuller lashes and softened the liner by slightly smudging it out.

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I applied a single coat of brown mascara to make my lashes look naturally thicker.

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On my brows I applied the Kryolan brow powder to help frame my face and bring the look together but still keep it extremely natural looking.

Lips

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For the lips I used a deep red lipstick from MUA, but applied it very lightly using my ring finger, this made it more of a lip stain as appose to a lipstick.

Thanks for reading! Don’t be afraid to embrace your natural beauty or rock a full face of makeup. Wear your makeup how you want and don’t worry about other people’s opinions!

Lots of love,

Lottie x

Daily Foundation Routine

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They say when it comes to makeup application a good base is the most important thing to have. I personally couldn’t agree more with this statement, I always find when my skin looks good the rest of my makeup looks good!

My daily foundation routine consists of a mix of drugstore and high end products and for the most part has buildable coverage, meaning I can take it from a light day time look to a full coverage evening look.

I don’t wear makeup every single day but when I do this is the base I always start out with.

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The foundation I use is the BareMinerals Bareskin foundation in the shade “shell.” I use a shade darker than my actual skin tone and mix it with a pale concealer as I personally find it gives my skin a nice healthy glow.

This foundation looks beautiful and natural on the skin, it gives my skin a nice glow and offers very buildable coverage whilst still looking like you don’t have a lot of makeup on.

I first apply the foundation using a makeup artist brush as it applies the foundation nice and smooth giving the skin a flawless/airbrushed look. I follow this up with a stipple brush to help buff and blend any lines and streaks.

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I use both the NYX Dark Circle Correcting concealer and the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in the palest shades under my eyes to cover my dark circles. I then use the Lasting Perfection Concealer on any acne or discolouration I also use it to highlight certain areas on my face.

I blend the products out using a miniature beauty blender from Real Techniques.

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I finally set my makeup with the NYX HD finishing powder to keep my makeup in place, I always find this powder gives my skin a a flawless yet natural finish.

Thanks for reading!

I hope you enjoyed!
Lots of love,

Lottie x