L’Oreal Color Riche Collection Pure Reds

The new L’Oreal Pure Reds Collection features 4 matte Reds that are all beautiful in texture and incredibly wearable. They are all personalised for 4 personalities including Blake Lively, Eva Longoria, Julianne Moore, and model Liya Kebede. The custom shades range from true reds to more pinky red undertones and I think my favourite would have to be Julianne’s red as its a nice bright pinky red similar to the colour of geranium flowers. They all feel very smoothing on the lips and lasted well. 

Have you tried these lipsticks?

BOURJOIS MAGIC NAIL VARNISH REMOVER HANDS AND FEET

For anyone who hasn’t tried the original Bourjois Magic Nail Polish Remover…where have you been? And to those of you familiar with this cult beauty classic you’ll be pleased to know they have now made one for hands and toes. I’m relieved to say the Hands and Toes Version does not involve sticking your toes into the pot (as I had at first worried how this would work), much to my relief the clever design now comes with an extra sponge in the lid of the pot so you can easily remove polish from your toes in one quick sweep! I’ve meaning to get my hands on this for ages and i’m definitely feeling a pamper session coming soon!

LONDON FASHION WEEK SS15 BEAUTY REPORT - MY FAVOURITE LOOKS

Orla Kiely’s collection featured heavily on the flower power theme, Taking heavy inspiration from the 60’s with a focus primarily on the lashes and creating a modern twiggy style ‘clumped lash’ keeping everything else soft focus.
Julian McDonald was all about the ‘mermaid glow’ The skin was dewy, iridescent with a metallic golden eye. The look overall was polished but whimsical. 
David Koma went for a focus on Geometric  Eyeliner and the use of lines for a modern updated way to wear eyeliner. To keep the focus on the eyes and the eyes alone, everything else was nicely paired down, so clean skin, lips buffed for a natural finish but not matte and not glossy. 
Burberry chose to play up the lips this season, with a stunning ruby red that had a slight pink undertone. It was quite a creamy full pout paired with radiant glowing skin, groomed brows and no mascara. The only thing on the eyes was a hint of eyeshadow used to mimic the natural shadow in the contours of the eye used very subtly. 
Matthew Williamson gave us beautiful pinks and lilacs blended beautifully on the eyelids of glowing models. The eyes were intensified with a brighter magenta in the middle of the eye blending out softly to a faint wash of pink. Everything else was creamy with a sheen including the skin and lips. A thin line of black at the lash roots was added for definition and a little mascara to the top lashes only. 
Jean-Pierre Braganza also gave a nod to the 60’s within the makeup, with a graphic winged eyeliner as the centre piece, complimented by a modern naked skin and no concealer. Lashes and freckles were another addition the the models. 
To sum up this London Fashion Week I would say there is still a strong reference to the 1960’s where lashes and liner are concerned. Where colour has been used, it appears to have been used quite romantically and with a mix of intensities so it’s all about the blending of colour. 
In terms of skin, I would say it’s still quite similar to last season in that it’s either dewy and glowing or barely there with more attention to the skin in its original state. 
What was your favourite beauty look from this LFW?
*All photos from Google Images*

BOBBI BROWN SKIN FOUNDATION - REAL SKIN WITH A LITTLE EXTRA

Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation promises ‘invisible, weightless coverage’ so does it deliver? Well yes! As per usual i’m a little late trying this one. And I would say you get a little extra also! It feels light, it sits on the right side of dewy and it does look like skin, but better. More specifically it seems to layer quite well so you can build the coverage where you need it but it won’t ever look like heavy makeup on your face. The shade range is pretty good and you get an SPF of 15 which is plenty for not so sunny London! 

SS15 TOM FORD INSPIRED MAKEUP USING CRUELTY FREE PRODUCTS 

*ALL PRODUCTS USED IN THIS VIDEO ARE CRUELTY FREE AT THE DATE OF MAKING THIS VIDEO (SEPTEMBER 2014) AND WERE EITHER ON THE PETA LIST ‘PRODUCTS NOT TESTED ON ANIMALS OR HAD THE CRUELTY FREE BUNNY LOGO)*
Cruelty Free Bunny Logo link: http://www.gocrueltyfree.org/consumer/the-leaping-bunny
Peta List of Cruelty Free Products: http://www.mediapeta.com/peta/PDF/companiesdonttest.pdf
Products Used:
-Anastasia Brow Wiz in Medium Ash
-OCC LipTar Mattes in Hush and Covet
All Brushes used in this video are By Real Techniques, OCC and the Zoeva Vegan Brush range

THE OLSEN TWINS - GIRL CRUSH ALERT

Known for their amazing sense of style, it comes as no big shock that they also inspire when it comes to makeup looks as both Ashley and Mary Kate always seem to have the whole effortless chic thing down to a Tee! I love that despite being twins they both have such an individual sense of style what with Ashley (on the right) doing the golden goddess look perfectly and Mary Kate (left) has the more grunge slept in liner with a 90’s style red lip. They started their own fashion line THE ROW back in 2006 which ‘reflects on a sense of relaxed and timeless elegance’ which is pretty much how I would describe their makeup looks too! They strike me as the kind of gals who dress for themselves and love experimenting. 

NEW WORK FEATURING DOWNTON ACTRESS LAURA CARMICHAEL

Photography: Rachell Smith

Hair: Alice Theobald

Styling: Natalie Read

Makeup: Me Using Bobbi Brown

HOW TO CREATE THE PERFECT LIP STAIN

I like to wear a red to dark red/berry stain so for my lip stain I use the Clinique Long Last Soft Matte Lipstick in Matte Plum and MAC Cherry Lip Pencil - Simply follow these steps….
1)Exfoliate your lips for a nice smooth base, I really love Ole Henricksen African Red Tea Exfoliating Lip Salvation
2)Make sure your lips aren’t too dry to begin with, so if you need to add a little lip balm into your lips and leave it to absorb or blot the excess off with a tissue.
3)Using your finger, dab the Clinique Matte Plum Lipstick onto your lips and work it in with your finger all over the lips keeping it quite sheer
4)Repeat step 3 for another layer concentrating the pigment left on your finger in the middle of your lips so the edges blend out much more transparent and without a definite lip line.
5)Take the MAC Cherry Lip Pencil and close your lips. Roll the pencil in-between your lips whilst closed concentrating on the centre of the lip and then pat over it with your finger so it blends into the rest of the lip, but this will leave a stronger concentration of pigment in the centre bleeding out to a softer finish and voila…..you will look like you’ve been eating cherries!!!!
Send me pics of you trying this look out to my Instagram @Harrymakesitup or my Twitter @HarrietHadfield
Top Photo Credit HERE