A Guide To Setting and Finishing Products

Setting and Finishing ProductsSomething I come across quite often is the confusion between setting and finishing. What they mean, what the products do and how to use them.

If you were to reach into your make-up bag right now, chances are there’s a powder of some kind, right?
Be it loose or pressed, labelled as setting or finishing you’ll definitely own at least one of the critters.

Powder is one of the oldest forms of face make-up and we still use it by the ton even today, but now there are more options to choose from than ever before. Naturally, it’s easy to get a bit overtaken by it all! I’m going to set out the differences between the two types of product. Continue reading

Sugarpill: Feline Fancy

This ‘Feline Fancy’ palette and lipstick set was a limited edition released in the US for Valentines day. It took a while to reach UK stockists so I only got it this month!Sugarpill Feline Fancy

I was surprised to find that even though these are red/pink shades they are all 100% vegan as well as the usual cruelty free you expect from Sugarpill. Sugarpill shadows are made in the USA and these 4 pans are 1.45g each the lipstick is 5.4ml. Continue reading

Make-Up Hygiene

Make-Up HygieneI am prompted to write this because I keep noticing that proper hygiene is severely lacking among many who would call themselves make-up artists.

Hygiene is one of the most important things when it comes to make-up application. It is also one of the most basic lessons we learn in school as artists or therapists. So why does it go out of the window so freely?

It’s definitely one thing everyone should look for in a make-up artist. It could save your health; or for an artist possibly your career. I hope this post will be helpful to those who use make-up, book make-up artists, and of course artists themselves. Continue reading

The Body Shop; Matte Liquid Lipstick Review

The Body Shop Matte Liquid LipstickYes, another well known high street brand has brought out a matte liquid lipstick product. You’re forgiven for not being that excited if you were let down by the offerings of Revlon and Maybelline whose products were most certainly not matte! But fear not – this is the most successful and comfortable big brand version I have thus far found! Continue reading

2016 Favourites (and Failures!)

For this post I’ve come up with 4 products I have loved this year and another 3 I have disliked and thrown or given away.

It’s quite disappointing that I couldn’t find more make-up ‘loves’ out of all the new products that came out in 2016. The consumer brands all seem to be producing the exact same things as one another, endless ‘dupes’ and copying – it’s all a bit well, meh.

Then there’s the fact that there are only so many contour palettes with dozens of shades anyone needs  *cough*the answer is none!*cough* Banana powder will never suit pale ladies no matter how hard the now multiple brands producing it try to push it. In 2017 – lets do something different huh? Continue reading