Spring make-up look

With spring approaching, I decided to create a spring-ready make-up look in eight simple steps… Step 1: I used a natural brown shade from the Sleek eyeshadow palette (in Storm 578 – £7.99) to lightly fill in the eyebrows. Steps … Continue reading

FIRST LOOK: Clarins Opalescence Spring Collection

When Clarins sent me a selection of makeup treats from their Opalescence spring collection there was no hiding my excitement. Having only ever used a small number of Clarins skincare products I was intrigued to discover whether their cosmetics would … Continue reading

Mini Bourjois Haul


Bourjois Volume Glamour Mascara in Noir £7 Bourjois Blusher in Golden Rose £7.49* Bourjois Liner Feature Eyeliner in Noir £7

Bourjois Volume Glamour Mascara in Noir £7
Bourjois Blusher in Golden Rose £7.49*
Bourjois Liner Feature Eyeliner in Noir £7

As always, a recent shopping trip to Boots resulted in spending copious amounts of money that I should really be saving. However, I was in need (yes, need) of a new eyeliner pen and mascara. I noticed that Bourjois had a promo offer, whereby if you purchased two full-priced products then you receive a complimentary blusher – perfect. Without any hesitation, I snapped up the Volume Glamour mascara and the Liner Feature pen. When it comes to mascara, I always choose a volumising rather than lengthening one, simply because I think that my lashes are quite naturally long. The Volume Glamour brush isn’t as thick as I’d usually prefer, but I decided to give it a go since it claims to ‘double eyelash volume’. I’m actually pretty pleased with the results as I found that it added length to my lashes too.
Since using Maybeline’s Master Precise eyeliner pen, I would never go back to a liquid liner. Luckily, Bourjois also have their own version so I thought that I would purchase it in order to receive the blusher. The nib reminds me of a felt tip pen and it is SO much easier to use than a liquid or gel based liner. A cat eye flick is my signature, everyday makeup look and I find that the eyeliner pen is the perfect tool to master this. I’d say that the Bourjois Liner Feature is just as good as the Master Precise version. I have also tried Collection 2000’s ‘Extreme 24hr Felt Tip Liner’ but found that it didn’t provide a smooth application. With the Bourjois, I just glide the pen across my lid – smudge and hassle free.
I love the packaging of the blusher. The French design reminds me of being in Paris and even though it’s so small, it still has a little compact mirror and brush so it saves having to carry all three separately! The shade is number 34, Golden Rose which combines a dusky pink tone with shimmering flecks of gold. Applying it lightly to the apples of your cheeks gives a lovely rosy glow. It also has a really nice fragrance which is unusual for a blusher – it smells really sweet and flowery!

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FYF Blossom Floral Blush


FYF Blossom in 'Romance' £23*

FYF Blossom in ‘Romance’ £23*

I was sent this product in December and was intrigued to discover a brand that I hadn’t heard before. So, I put on my detective coat and did a bit of research. Flawless You Forever (FYF) was founded in 2009 and is an international cosmetic brand made in the USA and Canada, but distributed worldwide via their online shop. Despite the cringey brand name, I was impressed with the unique floral design of the blusher and the handy compact mirror. The range of FYF floral blushers is called Blossom and the colour I received is Romance which combines subtle tones of light and dusky pinks. The blusher applies evenly to the skin and the shimmer particles create a delicate, pink glow. It’s also a lightweight product meaning it looks more natural and doesn’t leave you with a cakey finish. It can be used alone or applied after bronzer to highlight the apples of your cheeks. I love discovering new brands of make-up so I’m looking forward to trying out more FYF products! What are your thoughts?

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