My Make-up Collection and Storage

I love seeing blog posts and youtube videos about people’s make-up storage. And there’s nothing more satisfying than getting organised and having a make-up spring clean. I’ve needed to have a cull for SO long as I forget about products that I do truly love and it’s lovely to rediscover some old favourites. After a bit of searching online I found a storage system that works for me and to make things a little different today I filmed a video to give you a sneak peek into my make-up collection. Enjoy!

*Disclaimer: Yes, I own a lot of make-up. I’m the first to admit it’s a lot of products but to some people it might be loads or hardly anything by way of comparison. I do a lot of work with beauty brands so I get sent a fair few samples. Equally I buy a lot even though I don’t need them, it’s an entirely irrational want for pretty things! Anyhow I’m not trying to ‘show off’ how many products I’ve got or how much I may have spent *hangs head*, I just happen to like make-up products and thought this might be a nice way to show how I like to organise them as inspiration. I hope it is :D

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BACKSTAGE MAKE UP TRENDS WITH PAT MCGRATH AT DOLCE&GABBANA: MILAN FASHION WEEK

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Take a sneak peek backstage at the Spring/Summer ’14 make up trends with Pat McGrath for DOLCE&GABBANA at Milan Fashion Week

At the Spring/Summer 2014 Ready to Wear show in Milan, Dolce&Gabbana presents a collection evoking traditional decorations and superior handcraftsmanship. Backstage, The Designers’ inspiration of an imaginary journey to rediscover ancient Sicily, where history and myth come together was brought to life by the brand Creative Advisor Pat McGrath using Dolce&Gabbana Make Up.

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To complement The Designers’ creative vision Pat created a make up look with a combination of warm golden tones alongside rich red accents. To achieve a flawless base Pat applied Perfect Luminous Liquid Foundation using the foundation brush. She started with a small amount of the foundation, applied to the forehead, nose, cheeks and chin and blended it from the central point of the face outward, until the product flowed seamlessly to the hairline and jaw. Perfect Luminous Concealer was then used to add extra coverage and achieve an illuminated look, especially under the eyes. Finally, Pat created a veil of perfection with a dusting of the pressed powder on the nose and chin. To complete the face, Pat blended the blush in Rosebud, Apricot and Peach, adding a light smudge of the eyeshadow duo in Fortune to the cheekbones and temples for a subtly sculpted finish.

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Turning her attention to the eyes, Pat applied the lighter shades from the eyeshadow quad in Golds and Desert to create a deep, gilded look. Pat then applied the eyeliner in Chocolate and Nude to the upper and lower eye, adding a bronze flecked liquid liner on top of the lash line, for further definition. Finally, layers of Passioneyes Duo Mascara in Terra were applied for volumised and curled lashes, giving models a luxurious yet playful gaze. Pat then applied the brow liner in Soft Brown for a natural, tailored brow.

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On the lips, Pat used Classic Cream Lipstick in two dynamic new shades, set to arrive at Dolce&Gabbana Make Up counters from Spring 2014. The new colours, Bellissima and Traviata, were mixed to add warm decadence to the look. The color was applied with greater intensity at the cupid’s bow for better definition and striking finish.

To complement the look Pat chose the nail lacquer in Pure Nude for a final touch of luxury.

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Product list:

FOR THE FACE
the foundation
Perfect Luminous Liquid Foundation

the concealer
Perfect Luminous Concealer

the blush
Luminous Cheek Colour in Rosebud, Apricot and Peach

the powder
Perfection Veil Pressed Powder (available from Spring 2014)

FOR THE EYES
the mascara
Passioneyes Duo Mascara: Curl and Volume in Terra

the eyeshadow
Smooth Eye Colour Duo in Fortune
Smooth Eye Colour Quad in Golds and Desert

the eyeliner
Crayon Intense in Chocolate and Nude

the glam liner
Intense Liquid Eyeliner in Baroque Bronze

the browliner
Shaping Eyebrow Pencil in Soft Brown (available from January 2014)

FOR THE LIPS
the lipstick
Classic Cream Lipstick in Bellissima and Traviata (available from Spring 2014)

FOR THE NAILS
the nail lacquer
Intense Nail Lacquer in Pure Nude

Newbies on the block: New FUN TIN from LUSH

Lush FUN Tin gift review

Containing all five colours of FUN, as well as your very own plastic cutters (made from 100% recycled plastic bottle tops), the new Lush FUN TIN (£22.50) is the ultimate gift designed to banish bathtime boredom!

Lush FUN Tin gift review

What is FUN?

FUN is a 4in1 multi-purpose product. You can wash your hands and body with it; you can bathe with it for masses of bubbles; you can wash your clothes with it; and for even more fun you can mould it into shapes and characters! Made with a gentle softening base, each bundle of FUN contains a unique blend of natural ingredients combined with a deliciously yummy smell!

FUN TIN contents:

Yellow FUN (100g) … with creamy vanilla tones and a calming marzipan aroma, Yellow Fun evokes memories of seaside ice creams.

Green FUN (100g) … uplifting and zesty, this one has lemon and lime essential oils to give you a boost.

Blue FUN (100g) … comforting lavender and soothing chamomile essential oils make this one perfect for bedtime baths.

Red FUN (100g) … a combination of mandarin and orange essential oils brings a bit of summer fun to bath time.

Pink FUN (100g) … packed full of yummy candy aromas this one is a sweet treat for any bath.

A range of cutters upcycled from plastic bottle tops to cut out and re-model your Fun!

Who said bathtime had to be boring for grown-ups?! I’d combine both Pink FUN and Blue FUN for an amazing candy and lavender aroma. This one is definitely going on my Christmas wishlist!

To pick up the new FUN Tin, visit Lush stores nationwide now! For shop details and LUSH Online contact 01202 668 545, or visit www.lush.co.uk