Becca cosmetics package

I recently received the best PR package from BECCA cosmetics.

I have received BECCA packages before in the past and am I huge lover of this brand, it’s one of my favourites. So when I received this package  that quite a lot of the big influencers who I look up to and watch also got this package as well, it’s safe to say I was over the moon. I think it means so much more when it’s a brand you truly love and support.

But less of me rambling and more onto what I actually received.

Becca pr package

They have recently launched the new velvet blurring primer, which I was going to pick up actually when I was away so I was so happy I could try it early and before it actually launched in the UK. Also I got all the fair/light shades in the ultimate complexion creme foundation and the new blurring powder in pink haze. These 3 products are the perfect combo to achieve smooth looking skin that is blurred and radiant but also still looks and feels like your skin. which is what I love about all of the BECCA products I’ve tried.

 

PREP

want a flawless, airbrushed base? Then you need this new velvet blurring primer. It’s a liquid to powder blurring primer that reduces the appearance of pores, fine lines and imperfections. Super light texture that is oil free which helps absorb the appearance of excess oil and extends the wear of makeup. it’s Brightening with the apricot hue formula, it helps to brighten up the skin and is also smoothing as it’s infused with pore blurring powders to diffuse light for a velvety soft finish.

Becca velvet blurring primer

Make sure to shake before use, One pump is enough but I use two just to make sure I’ve covered my whole face, I really buff it into the skin and I love using it with the BECCA one perfecting brush. I actually have one of these already and you can use it with creams, liquid and powders. This does dry down pretty quick you will notice how soft and powdery it starts to feel. I definitely think this is more suited to oily/combo skin but It could be used for all skin types. Just make sure if you’re super dry to moisturise well before.

Available to buy from Becca cosmetics, Sephora and ulta for $38 and is available in the UK on space NK for £32.

PERFECT BASE

The ultimate coverage foundation is one I have wanted to try for some time, it’s been out a while but has kind of been relaunched. It’s a full coverage foundation which claims to have 24 hour wear, its water-resistant enriched with intense pigments and water to give good coverage and a gorgeous natural finish.

Becca ultimate coverage foundation

It’s  oil free and contains 22% water to hydrate the skin without that cakey full coverage feel that some full coverage foundations have. It comes in a good selection of shades 20 in total ranging from the lightest to deepest. I’m normally the lightest in foundations and the shade porcelain is perfect for me. I apply this with the one perfecting brush and buff and apply in circular motions. It feels quite thick to start off with and you defiantly can see it’s a full coverage foundation. But I like the fact you can still see and feel your skin, it’s not heavy or looks like you’re wearing loads of foundation. just a tip If you are dry just make sure to exfoliate and moisturise well before use.

Available from BECCA cosmetics, Sephora and ulta for $44 and also available in the UK from space nk and cult beauty for £34.

becca ultimate coverage swatches

 

my perfect shade is porcelain, but also shell could work for me. I love more neutral foundation shades, where as the others are a little bit more yellow toned.

SET

If you have got this far then you know it’s essential to set your makeup, whether you’re oily or dry setting your foundation is a must. And this is another product I have wanted to try, the soft light blurring powder, it comes in two shades transparent which is more of a peachy/flesh colour and this new one which is pink haze. Now don’t be put off by the bright pink colour, it blends into the skin and doesn’t leave you with a pink face or pink flash back. This powder is gorgeous for blurring, brightening and looking radiant and airbrushed. This fine powder is supposed to act like a filter for your face, blurring imperfections and making skin look and feel more luminous. It eliminates shine without making the skin look dry and too matte so I do think this is lovely for both oily and dry skin.

 

Becca blurring powder in pink haze

can we also just talk about the packaging how beautiful is it? best packaging and setting powder I’ve seen. well done BECCA! If you want a powder that is really matte and to bake etc then I dont think this one is for you but if your like me and maybe dont need to bake and rely on setting your face but you still like to powder certain areas of your face then you will love this, I personally love the fact it’s brightening and makes the skin look so luminous but without looking oily. I think BECCA really nail it with making your skin look so gorgeous and natural and really enhancing your own skin.

Available from BECCA, Sephora and ulta for $38 and available in the UK from Space NK for £32

 

 

Becca cosmetics perfect base

Again BECCA haven’t disappointed with these new products, and I have got even more products to add to my favourites, I’m now trying to decide what I really need to take away with me out of this lot as I’m in a bit of a dilemma ha ha I can’t take it all as I am running out of room! I think the primer will be amazing in the heat though so that’s definitely coming and I think the powder will also be great to just refresh my makeup and make me not look to oily!

will you be picking up any of these new BECCA products. let me know below.

Thanks for reading xo

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My holiday is nearly here yay!! I’m going to florida so obviously I’m going to be buying a lot of makeup, I’ve saved specially for my Sephora and ulta funds!! HA!! but I like taking away my favourite makeup essentials that I use daily or that will be nice to wear in the florida heat, I’m not going to lie I can never pack light or take just a few bits with me, I like to have the choice and that’s in clothes, shoes and also makeup! packing light is always a struggle for me!

I’ve been trying to decide lately what to take with me, I know last time I went in 2015 I only really bothered for the first week and then I just used minimal makeup as it’s so hot and I sweat a lot! but I’m quite conscious of my skin, I can’t go bare-faced so this year Im taking a couple of tinted foundations to wear that might be a bit more comfortable to wear in the heat but still give me a little bit of coverage.

 

others might think I’m mad for how much I take but everyone is different, I still haven’t decided on my eyeshadow palettes yet and which ones I want to take, I just want a basic palette I can use every day but it’s so hard to decide because I have so many!! but what I have currently decided on is these bits here.

I got my big clear makeup bag from primark, I love taking clear makeup bags because it’s so much easier to see everything and rummage around. nothing worse than having to empty your  makeup bag to find something you’re looking for.

Face

Becca back light primer filter

Charlotte tilbury  healthy glow tinted foundation

Laura geller hydra tint foundation

 L’Oréal pro glow

too faced bronzer in sun bunny

UD shapeshifter palette which contains both cream/powder highlighter, contour & bronzer shades

Kylie wet set highlighter palette

Kylie ulta glow

too faced love lights highlighter

tarte shape tape concealer

cover fx illuminating spray

mac fix plus

UD all nighter setting spray

Eyes

 L’Oréal paradise mascara

too faced better than sex waterproof mascara

Stila magnificent metal glitter shadows

UD eyeshadow primer

2 basic eyeshadow palettes ( still undecided) Im thinking tarte or morphe

Lips

Kylie Velvets In bare, and nake

Kylie gloss in literally

Kylie maliboo lip liner

NYX suede lip liner in sandstorm

Lano  lips tinted lip balm in perfectly nude

Jouer  lip topper in st tropez

 

I definitely want a bit of coverage on my skin and to be bronzed and glowy, I am going to be glowing probably without using highlighter lets face it ha ha. I also am taking my stila glitters because I am obsessed with these and think they will look lovely in the sun and also for evenings out, I get so many complements when I wear them. I’m taking all nudes because I just love a nude, I just find it goes with everything and I’m loving more glossy and tinted lips rather than liquid lipsticks. Kylie’s velvet lipsticks are amazing because they aren’t drying or super matte.

 

 

I’m also going to be taking my favourite moisturiser at the moment that’s the L’Oreal hydra genius one, as well as my SPF, and cooling face mists!

I’m going to be doing a separate post all about my holiday and what my plan is while I’m away with blogging etc but I love reading other people’s holiday makeup bag posts so I thought I would do my own.

 

Thanks for reading!!

laura geller

A brand I dont think gets enough love or attention and definitely a brand I want to try more products from is Laura Geller.

I love Laura Geller and all the products I’ve tried so far, if you’re a lover of natural fresh looking makeup and glowy and radiant skin then you will really love Laura Geller.

I think because it’s not long been more accessibe in the uk maybe that’s why more people dont talk about these products, you can find Laura Geller on Debenhams, feel unique, house of fraser and QVC uk

 

laura geller makeup

 

Quench – N – Tint foundation in light £26

laura geller quench n tint foundation

I have been testing out this quench n tint foundation for a few weeks now, it’s gorgeous and the formula is really unusual actually, although it comes out like a typical foundation when you start to blend it into the skin it just feels like water! It’s incredibly moisturing and beautiful for dry or aging skin. It just made my skin feel so refreshed and radiant. The coverage is ok, I would say light to medium, it could be buidlable but you definetly wont get full coverage from this, so if you like full coverage this wont be for you. But This is going to be so perfect to take away on holiday with me and for the florida heat!  it leaves the skin so hydrated, and healthy looking. It makes the skin look so fresh and luminous. I love how it feels on, it’s not heavy or sticky or anything, it just feels like your skin but better. I can build it up a little bit as well so the lighter coverage doesn’t bother me that much. Like I said if you have dry or aging skin I think you will love this as it wont settle in dry patches or fine lines. If you love a more light foundation this will be perfect for you.

It comes in 3 shades, light, medium and dark so it’s not the best but I definitely think you could make it work.

Liquid gelato pillow talk illuminator in Ballerina £21

pillow top illuminator laura geller

 

I love using liquid highlighters, I mix them into my moisturisers and foundations. I dont know why but I just find liquid and cream highlighters look so much nicer on my skin than powders do. This is a sheer liquid formula, in the shade Ballerina which is a stunning rose gold shade. I’m more on the  fair /light side and this is gorgeous for me. The cushion soft applicator makes it perfect to apply to cheek bones and any other feature you like to highlight.  This is great to use for everyday and on the go. It just gives the skin the most gorgeous natural glow.

 

Easy illuminating stick in ballerina £21

laura geller easy illuminating stick

 

The easy illuminatiing sticks are also perfect to get that quick and easy glow on the go, perfect to travel with and to pop in your bag. This really does go a long way, you only need a little bit and because it’s a stick it’s just so easy to apply to cheeks, nose, cupids bow, you could even use it on the lips. It gives a natural  luminosity to the skin which I love. It almost has a cream to powder formula so it doesn’t feel wet on the skin or anything. It comes in 3 shades Etheral, Ballerina, and gilded honey.

 

Baked Gelato Swirl highlighter in gilded honey £21

laura geller gelato swirl

I love the gelato highlighters, I think it’s what Laura Geller is more well known for, because everyone was after this highlighter at one point. I have gilded honey and the formula is so gorgeous, it’s so soft and silky and just blends perfectly into the skin. I think it’s because it almost feels like a cream texture but applies like a powder.  It is on the small side to your typical highlighter size pans but you do only need a little bit as it’s so pigmented, so this will last you a long time. Gilded honey is a beautiful caramel honey gold shade, which is perfect for all skin tones but I do personally think its more suitable for medium to deep skin.

laura geller swatches

What I love about all of these Laura Geller products is that they dont just have to be used as a typical highlighter, you can sweep these all over the face to give you a really radiant and luminous look, or mix in with foundations and moisturisers without you looking like the tin man. I have a list of other Laura Geller products I want to try. A few I’ve got my eye on is the face powders and bronzers including the baked balance – n- brighten powder, and the bronze-n- brighten powder, these look really interesting. Maybe I will pick them up when I’m in America.

Have you tried any of these products from Laura Geller? or have any other products you recommend to try. let me know below. I highly recommend trying this brand if you haven’t already, I don’t think you will be dissapointed.

Thanks for reading xo

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sephora makeup themed cake

 

So it was my birthday on  Friday I was 26 wahhh, I’m getting so close to 30!! Scary times!! But because I’m going to America next week I didn’t really ask for much or want to celeibrate to be honest. I had my eye on a few little makeup sets I had seen on cult beauty and beauty bay but apart from that I didn’t need much else. As I knew I would be buying lots in America.

Well I did have a nice big surprise, my boyfriend surprised me with this amazing makeup themed cake!! It’s insane and I’ve never seen anything like it. It had so much detail and you could tell a lot of work went into it. He said he told them exactly what he wanted down to the makeup that was on it, like the naked palettes and MAC Makeup., bless him. So cute!! I’m so glad he understands and supports my makeup addiction.

makeup sephora themed cake

It’s crazy how much detail it had, the main cake was the Sephora shopping bag with all the makeup coming out, and then next to it had a MAC bag and ulta bag that was made out of rice krispies and the rest was all made out of fondant. The actual cake inside was chocolate brownie and it tasted absolutely amazing!! It literally melted in the mouth and was so soft! It was yummy!!

makeup sephora themed cake

As you can imagine it went down a treat with my family and I cut bits off to give everyone which was devastating to do but I obviously I didn’t want to waste it.

I’ve got plenty of pictures to look back on luckily.

I got some mini makeup sets that I really wanted including the Huda nude love set, the cover fx illuminating set and a few Sephora favourites sets that I didn’t even ask for  but was so pleased with them as I love the Sephora sets, they’re such good value.

 

lashstash set

The lash stash mascara set is one of my favourites, and I always pick it up when it comes out. It’s such good value and the perfect way to try out lots of different mascaras. They normally have a bigger one then this but this has 5 different mascaras and also a voucher which you can take into Sephora and exchange for a full size mascara of your choice. Which I thought was fab! Not sure what one I’m going to get yet  as I love tarte, benefit and too faced mascaras.

 

sephora favourites nude lip set

This give me some nude lip set is perfect and so me, as I love my nudes! Again this is great for trying lots of different brands. And is really good value as it comes with one full size lipstick! I love all the shades in this set and they’re perfect for putting in my makeup bag or handbag for on the go and touch ups etc.

 

huda beauty mini liquid lipsticks

 

The Huda beauty mini nude love collection set, I have tried the Huda liquid lipsticks before and I wasn’t a huge fan if I’m completely honest but I did really want these as I loved the shade range! And I thought I would give them a second chance. Again these are perfect for Travel and on the go.

 

cover fx illuminating set

The cover fx illuminating setting spray is my favourite, it’s so good and really does give you an illuminated and dewy finish but I really wanted to try the illuminating primer and the highlighters so these set was perfect. They also have a matte set as well.  I’ve tried the highlighter and primer out already and I will definitely be picking up the full size!!

I got a few other litle bits and some money to get myself some dollars, so I will treat myself when I’m in america, definitely a trip to Sephora ha ha!!

 

If you would like to know where my cake was made it was by foxy cakes

They did such an amazing job and no doubt we will be using them again in the future.

 

I love reading other people’s posts on what they got for birthdays and christmas etc so I hope you enjoyed mine. And I just had to share this cake with you all.

Thanks for reading

 

Benefit makeup sets at debenhams

 

There’s nothing I love more than offers and deals, and when it’s on makeup it’s even better. I am a huge lover of Benefit and I have a lot of the mini sets they do as I think they’re amazing value and mini makeup is so cute right?!, plus it is the perfect way to try out the product before buying the full size. So when I heard about these Benefit makeup kits that currently have 25% off at debenhams obviously I had to let you guys know so you could also grab some for yourself. It’s ok you can Thank me later ha ha.

These kits are perfect for that quick fix, and easy everyday makeup. Everyone wants quick an easy and these kits cover the basics that you need. Available both in store and online and the offer runs from today  the 22nd August

They have lots of kits to choose from including Brow and makeup kits, I definitely think you will find something you love,depending on what you personally prefer to use.

 

Benefit makeup kits


 

Defined & Refined Brows kit

 If you’re a perfectionist and a bit of a pro with your brows you will love this set, it contains everything to prime and define your brows.

kit Includes BROWVO conditioning eyebrow primer, Mapping brow tool for shaping the perfect symmetrical brows, Precisely my brow pencil, the perfect pencil for defining and filling in brows. And lastly High brow pencil, which is perfect to use for  that gorgeous brow bone highlight.

Retail price £31.50

with 25% discount £23.63

Kit worth value £46.33

 

 

 

Bigger and bolder brows kit 

Everyone loves a bold brow now days, I know I do, so this set is perfect for us who love a thick bold brow. perfect to fill, sculpt and set your brows. This is obviously the set I had to get.

Kit contains Special shaping stencils for an expert personalised brow shape, Stencil holder, KA – BROW the popular brow cream/gel, high brow pencil, and ready set clear brow gel mini.

Retail price £31.50

with 25% discount £23.63

Kit Worth value $48.50

 

Benefit bigger and bolder brows

I do love a bold brow, and I have been wanting to try the KA brow for a while now, as I’ve heard it’s really good. These sets are perfect value and for trying out products and testing them before buying the full size.  I normally will line my brows with a pencil then fill them in with a brow cream/gel like KA brow and then I love using a clear brow gel or gimme brow to set them in place. I can’t leave the house without any brow products on. So I’m pleased all these sets contain the basic depending on what you like to use.

Benefit brow kit

Soft & Natural Brows kit

If your more into soft and natural brows, and want quick and easy no fuss brows than this starter set is definitely for you. You can’t go wrong with a brow pencil and gel.

It contains shaping stencils, goof proof brow pencil, high brow pencil, and ready set brow clear brow gel mini

Retail price  £31.50

with 25% discount £23.63

Kit worth value £48.50

 


 

Makeup kits

Now these makeup sets are such good value and perfect starter kits, which I personally think are great for travel and on the go. If you want to try out a variety of benefit products then I highly recommend these kits. I have got so many of these including the hoola set which is amazing by the way if you’re a hoola bronzer fan.

Benefit makeup kits

Sugarlicious Kit

The perfect kit for us girls who love that natural effortless fresh-faced look.

This set contains lip and cheek tint in benetint to add a gorgeous pop of colour. High beam to give the most gorgeous soft glow to the cheeks, sugarbomb box o’ powder, sugarbomb lip gloss for kissable plump looking lips and mini powder brush which is so handy to carry round in your makeup bag.

Retail price  £26.50

with 25% discount £19.87

 worth value  £31.43

 

Benefit sugarlicious kit

 

In this set I love the high beam highlighter, powder and lip gloss. I dont use tints often, I’m more a blush kind of girl but I must admit  they are lovely to add that Flush of colour to the skin and make you look a little bit more awake . High beam I love as it gives such a gorgeous dewy finish to the skin, and I personally love using liquid and cream highlighters.

Feeling Dandy Kit

The popular Dandelion face powder that suits so many skin tones and gives natural colour and radiance to the cheeks and face, this again is the perfect lip and cheek kit and has the gorgeous Dandelion powder, so If you’re a lover of  Dandelion then you need this kit!

Include

Kit Includes, posietint, high beam, Dandelion box o’ powder, Dandelion lip gloss, and mini powder brush.

Retail price  £25.50

with 25% discount £19.12

kit worth  £31.43

Benefit feeling dandy kit

The Dandelion powder makes a gorgeous blush or finishing powder depending on your skin tone and what you prefer to use it as, It looks so natural on the skin and gives a lovely radiant finish. Posietint is more my kind of shade, it’s a little bit more natural looking and not too pink. These sets really are great for travel as they’re a perfect compact size, it’s all in one, and they even come with a little mirror and tips and tricks guide which is so handy.

 

Benefit face value kits

Have you tried any of the Benefit value sets? and will you be picking any up with the 25% off? let me know your favourite. And don’t forget to check out the full range of offers in store and online at debenhams.

Thanks for reading my fellow Benebabes!

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