Maybelline Fit Me Concealer


Like just about every other girl here in the UK I use the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer, as I mentioned in my previous post HERE. However recently I decided to venture out and pick up a concealer I had never tried. I chose the Maybelline Fit Me concealer in shade 15, it was £5.99 from Boots.
My initial thought was shade 15 was a perfect match for my skin, there are 6 colours to choose from which I thought was a pretty good range for a drugstore concealer. During the summer I just use concealer alone so I use it both under my eyes and on any blemishes and redness. After a few uses I’ve came to the conclusion that this is a really great light/medium coverage water based concealer that’s super moisturising. I love using it on my blemishes for a completely natural look but its definitely not thick or full coverage enough for my under eye circles. That’s just me personally as I have quite bad darkness under my eyes so if you don’t have such a problem this would be great as it’s not drying whatsoever.
  It definitely lives up to its claims.. ‘It conceals without feeling heavy or looking cakey.. Coverage the way it was meant to be… even, natural and breathable.’
If you can’t get your hands on the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer or just want to try something new I definitely suggest the Maybelline Fit Me.

Have any of you guys tried this concealer, what did you think?
Hope you guys enjoyed this post!
Love, Julie xx


My Everyday Summer Makeup Routine

So, during the summer months I like to give my skin a break and wear less makeup. These products are my everyday essentials if I’m hanging out with friends or going shopping, they’re also great in super hot weather (which surprising we have been blessed with here in the UK, woo!) and don’t melt off your face.
This first product is The Soltan Ultra Resistance Sunstick for Lips and Face. This has been such an essential because I burn easily in the sun and don’t want to experience burnt lips again.. I apply a thin layer after my moisturiser and blend it in with my hands. It doesn’t dry my skin out or affect any of the products I apply afterwards.
 The next product is one I can’t live without, so many people rave about it and it definitely deserves all the great reviews. This is the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in Shade 2, its great for both undereye darkness and for blemishes on the face. I use this concealer in place of a foundation, it has the perfect amount of coverage while still looking natural. Pairing it with a mineral powder for more coverage or if you have oily skin would be great for the summer too.
Probably the most important part of doing my makeup is filling in my eyebrows. My face never looks quite complete until I’ve done this step, makes such a huge difference in my opinion. I use an inglot eyeshadow in 327 matte just to fill in any sparse areas and set it in place with clear mascara from miss sporty. The best brush I’ve found to do this is a dense angled eyebrow brush, gives you control by placing the colour exactly where you want it.
I honestly can’t be bothered using eyeshadow on an everyday basis but since I wear such little face makeup I like to make sure my eyes are nicely framed and stand out, that’s where my Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal in 001 Black comes in. I simply line the outer half of my top lash line with this (like liquidliner) then use this little dense brush I got with an Urban Decay palette to smudge it out to make it look more effortless and less precise.
Next I curl my eyelashes with a cheap £2 curler from Superdrug, still makes a huge difference by making my eyes look super awake and open. I apply a coat or 2 of the Maybelline The Falsies Volum’ Express Waterproof to my top and bottom eyelashes. This mascara is really great at adding both volume and length but its not great on my bottom eyelashes, I definitely prefer Maybelline The Rocket Volum’ Express Waterproof but this is still a really great mascara and only around £6 from Boots.
To add some shape and colour back into my face I use the NYC Colour Wheel Mosaic Face Powder in 724C. Since this bronzer is matte I use it the contour my cheeks, temples, jawline and bring it down my neck. It’s the perfect colour without it being muddy or orange and again is super inexpensive.
Finally I add some of my Benefit Hervana blush to my cheeks to brighten up my face. This is the perfect natural colour for me and just has a nice sheen to it without there being chunky glitter or shimmer.
 I use various brushes but my 2 favourites is my foundation and bronzer brushes. To blend in my concealer and foundation when I wear it I use the Real Techniques Expert Face Brush. Then to contour my face a use a ranodm brush from Boots that is perfectly shaped to fit in the hollows of my cheeks and tapered to apply colour but also blend out the edges.
What products are your must haves during the summer?
I hope you guys enjoyed this!
Love, Julie xx


Celebrity Style Crush | Lauren Conrad

‘In my opinion being a real fashion victim has nothing to do with breaking rules, it’s trying to dress like someone you’re not’ - LC
Like so many people Lauren Conrad is one of my main style icons. She captures the perfect mixture between the California style but with classic/feminine shapes and cuts.
I believe so many people adore LC’s style because she is so relatable. All her outfits are easy to re-create and are easy for the everyday person to wear. LC has also found the perfect basic items that flatter her body the best. From a LBD to fitted black skinny jeans (every girls essential). If you want inspiration or guidance on finding your perfect wardrobe basics I urge you to check out Lauren’s book 'Style'. It’s a fab read and a great reference book if you ever need some inspiration.
Although LC tends to keep everything quite tailored and classic she does simple things to incorporate trends and bolder things into her outfits. A way Lauren does this is by her nails, painting them bright colours or even doing some nail art. If you want to check out how she does this herself definitely check out her book 'Beauty'. It shows you how LC achieves her signature, go to looks!

 LC's style shows that she's overall just a typical, down to earth type or girl who loves to look put together but definitely likes to be comfy. Just like any other girl.
Is Lauren Conrad your style icon? And why do you love her so much?
I hope you guys enjoyed this post!
Love, Julie xx