Matte lipsticks are having a bit of a moment recently. MAC have recently brought out their Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour lipsticks and Kylie’s Matte Lip Kits are sold out everywhere. However, for those of you who don’t want to spend crazy amounts on shipping or aren’t totally sold on the whole liquid lipstick thing, I’ve found the perfect alternative. I adore pinky/brown colours (see my recent blog post on my favourite pinks) and this MAC lipstick in Twig is the most gorgeous brown pinky matte. Although it says that it has a satin finish, in reality it dries with a beautiful matte finish. I paired this lip colour with an easy deep golden smokey eye, I’ve been wearing this look non-stop this month! Base To get a really flawless base I used Charlotte Tilbury’s Light Wonder Foundation all over my face and buffed it in well. As per I then… View Post

With the consistently miserable weather we’ve been having, it can be easy to sink into a makeup slump. When it’s rainy, it makes me even less inclined to get out of my warm bed and get on with the day. My makeup usually reflects my mood, so if it’s murky outside, I tend to go for a much stronger makeup look to match! The other day, however, I was inspired to do a fresh faced makeup look to combat this wet and windy weather. It’s easy to do, and lasted me all day on my wet and windy campus (the true test for makeup). Here’s how I did it! Base Start with applying a light base. I am in love with Charlotte Tilbury’s Light Wonder Foundation – it’s buildable, but it still gives a wonderful natural finish. I use the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge to blend this all in.… View Post