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How to get dewy skin with M.A.C Strobe cream Pictorial

1. Before

2. Apply Strobe cream all over the face

3. Apply your foundation with your beauty blender

4. Apply your concealer where needed also to highlight apply on the chin, cupids bow, nose onto the forehead and cheekbones and set with powder.

5. Apply a bronzer with your stipple brush, I like to use a cream bronzer for this look and add a pea sized amount of moisturizer to it to add to the highlighted look.

6. Apply more Strobe cream to the chin,cupids bow, apples of cheeks up onto the cheekbones, the forehead above the arch of the eyebrows and a small amount on the nose and you’re done!

If you want to add some extra highlight, I recommend Illamasqua illuminators on the cheekbones and brow bones.

Products used

M.A.C Strobe cream/ Travel size £12.50 from M.A.C website

M.A.C Studio sculpt in shade NC30 £24 from M.A.C website

Illamasqua concealer in shade 135 £13 Illamasqua website

Chanel Soleil tan de chanel £30 from Debenhams

No 7 day cream from Boots, unsure of the price

Barbara Daly powder in shade Medium from Tesco, unsure of price

Illamasqua illuminator in shade Slay £13.50

Beauty blender £5 Tesco

Real techniques Stipple brush £11.99 from Boots

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Milly xoxo


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Contour & Highlight Products

Contour- Dark brown blusher from Ruby Hammer palette £20 Debenhams

Highlight- Illamasqua concealer in shade 135 £13 Store website

Foundation- Illamasqua cream foundation in shade 200 £23 Store Website

Tools- Beauty blender £5 Tesco

Real techniques stippling brush £11.99 Boots

Large angle brush PRICELESS….. It was a gift

I usually use the Sleek contour palette but I just haven’t had time to buy a new one lately so that’s why it wasn’t featured in the pictorial but I highly recommend this product and if you’re looking for a contouring kit this is the one to go for, it only costs £6.50 and you can either buy it from selected Superdrug stores or online. In it you get your dark brown pressed powder for contouring and a shimmery highlight. I love highlighters and I do use them on a daily basis but I don’t use it as part of my contouring routine, instead I use concealer which I highly recommend you do as it also covers up imperfections and then I apply a highlighter over the top.

My next post will be a pictorial on how to achieve a highlighted dewy foundation and a review on my new favourite product!

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How to Contour & highlight pictorial

  1.  Before photo
  2. Contour using a large angle brush down the cheekbones, where the face sinks in the deepest, temples, under the jaw, beside the eyes and down the sides of the nose. Don’t worry about it being messy, it will be blended in later.
  3. Using a concealer, two shades lighter than your own skin, highlight under the eyes and along the cheekbone, down the bridge of the nose and up onto the forehead, the cupids bow ( above the lip), brow bone and your chin
  4. Using a stippling brush or foundation brush apply your foundation over the top blending all three products together.
  5. If you want more of a sharper contour then use a straight edge such as a ruler place it against your face for a guidline and apply more of the product, focusing more toward the hairline and blending down no further than half way down your cheek
  6. The finished look

Thank you for reading, to see what products I used and what products I recommend for contouring then please read my next post. Like, comment share and subscribe!

Muchos love!

P.s Sorry the photo is so small it wouldn’t upload any bigger!

Milly xoxo

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Limecrime velvetines review & dupe!

There has been a lot of hype over Limecrime’s new velvetine lipsticks which come in two shades, Suedeberry which is a coral colour and Red velvet which is a very deep red. For anyone that isn’t aware of velvetines, they are Limecrimes new lipsticks that go on like a lipgloss and dry completely matte. Everyone has been raving about them and they looked amazing so i had to buy one, which was a slight struggle because due to the popularity it had sold out everywhere. But eventually I managed to find myself one at Cocktailcosmetics.co.uk I purchased Suedeberry which including p&p came to about £16. So when it arrived i was super excited and couldn’t wait to put it on, the packaging was beautiful, the lipstick itself is quite small but I personally don’t mind so much. It’s easy to apply, drys fast and the colour is beautiful but you may need to apply a few layers to make the colour a bit more bolder. Now this lipstick claims to be long lasting but if you drink a lot of hot drinks like me then that will not be the case. After drinking a hot drink or eating food that is slightly greasy the lipstick will just smudge and wear away which i wasn’t happy about but i cant complain to much because the best way to remove this lipstick is with oil, so in a sense its doing its job but it doesn’t make it any less annoying when i have lipstick smudged all around my mouth and have to keep re-applying if i need to eat or drink.  I haven’t yet used a lipstick sealer over the top so it may stay put after that so i will have to let you all know. So in all the packaging, the colour, application and finish is beautiful and i would highly recommend the only thing as i said i don’t like is that for me it isn’t long lasting.

Now also when i put it on for the first time it reminded me of a lipstick that i already owned and that is Rimmel in Kiss me 140. The colour is pretty much identical if there is any difference in colour i would say Limecrime is a bit more pinky and the Rimmel is more orange. The finish is pretty much the same the Rimmel is a velvet finish like the Limecrime but Rimmel has the slightest bit of sheen. The price however is a fair bit different to Limecrime I purchased the lipstick for £6 and you can get it from most places, Superdrug, Boots, Savers etc. This also for me is extremely long lasting compared to Velvetines.

So if you don’t mind paying for Limecrime i would definitely recommend it it is a very beautiful lipstick but isn’t long lasting but if your’e looking for a cheaper lipstick that does the same then i would also highly recommend Rimmel its a lot cheaper, beautiful colour and long lasting.

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