Friday, 11 November 2016

Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation.

While clearing out my makeup room, I noticed all the empties that I had hoarded since my last clearout and there were 6 bottles of Naked Skin foundation among the rubble, so I think its fair to say I've tried, I've judged and its time to spill the verdict.







I adore Urban Decay, always have. Right back way before the Alice In Wonderland palette took the world by storm, I had a billion shadows that I couldn't get enough of. They still to this day, do the most fabulous green shadows I have ever experienced in my life!



Moving on, I remember first buying the Naked Skin foundation last year and it was a bit of a love/ hate relationship I have to admit. I need a full coverage foundation. I have a lot of pigmentation and some scarring that needs covering up. I found as much as I built up the foundation it just didn't give me the coverage I wanted. However, I adored how light it felt on the skin and even more so, the dewy finish.

I was completely torn, and for that reason, I never reviewed it here. I couldn't justify either a good or bad review because I couldn't make up my own mind how I felt.



So after putting it to the side for a few months, I went back and bought another 2 shades and started using all 3 shades on makeup clients. They absolutely loved it. And I grew to love it too. I haven't come across another foundation that makes the skin look as fresh as this one.


I use a full coverage on myself but always sweep some over to get the perfectly dewy finish that only this foundation can give. I find now that its actually too painful not to use it. No matter what else I am wearing, my skin feels dull without it. If you have attended any of my masterclasses, you will have heard me saying this many times.


If you have good skin, you will love it. If you have problem skin, use a good BB or CC cream underneath to make it work for you.


It has definitely earned a spot in my kit, and in my own makeup bag too.



While I was topping up today, I picked up the new All Nighter foundation and Naked concealer which I am literally dying to get on my face, so ill have a review of both over the coming weeks.

Lisa @ PinkSugar. x

Saturday, 5 November 2016

On Fleek with Sleek. The Rockstars Collection Unveiled.

I don't think there's a gal alive who hasn't been seduced by Sleek makeup. Since hitting Irish shores, the brand has become a firm fave with everyone from teens to professional make up artists. It is truly loved for its bold colour selection and richly pigmented produce, not to mention its budget friendly price tag. With most products under €10, you cant help but buy in bulk.
One thing I do adore about the brand is the constant flow of newbies. Speaking of which......

Roll up, roll up....the brand new, sparkling array that is.....

THE ROCKSTARS COLLECTION






5 shimmering arrivals, promised to make you look and feel like a million dollars. Each with their own shimmering finish and jewel toned shine, get ready to stand out and be recognised for the sparkling diva you most definitely are.

Diamonds In The Rough I-Lust Palette. €9.49



Six varied shades of rose gold, pink and champagne beige that are sure to make your peepers pop. Includes four shimmer powders and two rich creams. I have been trying these out over the last week and I adore them! The powders are really buildable so intensity is easily achieved. (If you have dark skin/ pigmentation around the eye area, I do recommend using a good eye primer or concealer underneath to enable the true colour of the shadow to come alive). The creams are divine! They don't crease at all, and can be double up as cream highlighter over the cheek bones, on the tear duct and on the cupids bow to give the whole face radiance.


Lip VIP. €7.49



Scandalour- A ruby red shade with high gloss finish.
SuperStar- An amethyst purple.

I am generally a nude lip kinda gal but I fell in love with "Superstar" from the moment we met. A rich berry that is long lasting and enriched with vitamins, this striking addition is definitely a firm favourite with me now. I honestly haven't tried Scandalous as of yet as an all day wear. I am waiting for a special occasion to whip this one into shape. However, any fans of a rich red lippy will be sure to love this one. The formula in these pair is nothing short or magnificent.


Strobing Souffle. €8.99



Pink Opal- Sheer shimmery pink.
Smoky Quartz- Sparkly translucent gold.

Now these babies, I haven't put down all week. They have been put under, and in, and on top of, literally everything that has gone on my face this week! They are fabulousness at its finest.
You are going to hear me mention these a whole lot for the foreseeable.
A whipped highlighting soufflé that adds a luminous glow to your complexion. It melts into the skin and illuminates the face with one swoop.
And that's not all. As I said, I have been playing around with these all week and the fact is, there is nothing they cant do. Use them alone as a highlighter for the face, use them under any shade from the Sleek IDivine Au Natural palette to really intensify the shade of shadow, or my favourite discovery was mixing some up with Sleek CC Cream for the most gorgeous glowing skin.


Keep your eye on my Facebook page for more tips, swatches and Sleek Makeup looks over the week.

Lisa @ PinkSugar x

Friday, 4 November 2016

My Top 3 Picks from The Body Shop Christmas Collection.

Did you know that by buying a gift from The Body Shop this Christmas, you will be restoring 1 square metre of wild rainforest?
That's right. This year The Body Shop aim to restore 6 million square metres of rainforest from a damaged state to a wild and naturally rich place which will help endangered creatures.
If that's not enough reason to go splurge there this Christmas, then I don't know what is.

A few weeks ago, I was invited along to their launch of all things "Jungle Bells" and got to gorge on their gift sets, and decided to compile my own top 3 picks for the Christmas season.


1. Happy Days Deluxe Advent Calendar. €13

This is the mother of all advents this Christmas. Packed with 24  top treats, each in their own individual boxes, including some iconic Vitamin E faves and a taste of their fabulous makeup range.





2. Superfood Your Face. €42.50

These two amazing 100% vegetarian face masks from the expert facial mask range, come in a beautiful gift box. The Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask and the British Rose Fresh Plumping Mask perfectly compliment each other.  I have been using these masks twice a week for the last 3 weeks and my face has completely fallen in love with them. Cannot recommend highly enough.




3. Blissful Spa Ritual. €59.50

Hawaiian Kukui Cream and Brazillian Cupuacu Scrub-in-oil make up this beautiful at home spa experience. Kukui has been used for century's in Hawaii to repair skin from elemental damage, and the cupuacu nut is the Amazonian secret to nourished skin, so this duo is sure to leave you glowing.

So, there you have it. My top 3 recommended picks this Chrimbo. I will also have a few reviews coming up over the next week or two so keep your peepers peeled. 

Lisa @ PinkSugar. x















 

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