Maybelline Master Sculpt Contour Kit*

Maybelline Master Sculpt

For me, summer skin is all about really beautiful natural looking skin that’s got a golden glow. Basically I like to look like I haven’t really tried too hard, but, as usual, it’s looks like this that require a little extra attention to appear really effortless!

Maybelline Master Sculpt 1

So, in the hopes of looking naturally bronzed and defined, I’ve added Maybelline’s Master Sculpt contour kit into my everyday kit. Packaged in a dinky little compact, it contains everything you need to sculpt modelesque cheekbones – a pan of colour containing both a defining and highlighting shade, a mirror, and a little half moon brush.

Maybelline Master Sculpt 2

Using the kit itself really couldn’t be simpler. After applying my usual base and concealer, I sweep a light dusting on the contour shade in the hollows of my cheekbones, around my temples and around my chin, then blend. I’m after a super natural finish, so I only use a touch of the colour, but it’s so easily to build up if you’re looking for something a little more dramatic.

Maybelline Master Sculpt 3

I then add my bronzer like normal, then get to grips with the highlighting shade. It’s perfect if you’re after a natural, believable glow that looks like you’ve been on the green juice all weekend. Again, I use a light touch of it, focusing on the tops of my cheekbones, brow bones, the bridge of my nose and cupid’s bow. If I want to build up my highlight, I then go in with a different formula to add some sheen – although I keep this just to my upper cheekbones. Maybelline’s kit makes contouring feel so easy and effortless, and the formula is beautifully silky soft. It’s perfect for most skin tones too, as there are two colour ways to choose from!

Maybelline’s Master Sculpt Contour Kit is priced at £6.99 and is available here (UK) and here (US)



Maybelline Studio Blush – Dare to Pink*

Maybelline Studio Blush

On a day-to-day basis, I don’t really wear blush. I have pink-toned skin, so adding extra on can sometimes be a little too much for day. Happily though, I’ve been adding a little self tanner into my skincare routine (let me know whether you would like to see it!) so an added pop of colour feels necessary.

Maybelline Studio Blush 1

On days where I’m feeling especially bronze, I’ve been reaching for Maybelline’s Dare to Pink blush, which is part of their Studio Range. It’s a stunning coral pink which is packaged in a rather slick slide top compact. It’s an almost-dupe for Nars’ rather iconic Orgasm, just without the pesky golden glitter.

Maybelline Studio Blush 2

Applied with a fluffily blush brush, Dare to Pink really wakes up the skin without feeling too loud or too bright. I just love the soft, almost satiny texture which leaves skin with a soft flush and subtle sheen. The colour payoff is wonderful, and is comparable to my higher-end blushes. The wear-time too is impressive. I get through a whole day without the colour fading away, and I love the healthy glow it leaves!

Maybelline Studio Master Blush is priced at £4.49 and is available here



Maybelline The Falsies Push Up Drama Mascara*


Ok, confession time, I admit to being something of a mascara snob. On a day to day basis I rotate between Chanel, Dior and Givenchy, and despite giving other brands a go, I’ve never really been wowed enough to mix up my favourite drawer. Until now that is!


When the tube of Maybelline’s new The Falsies Push Up Drama Mascara arrived, I took photos of it, then popped it into my to-try box like normal. I hadn’t really heard anything about it, and figured it would be a decent back-up to keep in my car or gym bag for emergencies. Then I tried. In a word, it’s amazing! Super black, a formula that glides on leaving lashes looking long, full and thick, and it lasts all day. At no point does it feel dry or crispy, and it even removes like a dream. I’m a complete convert, and literally all of my friends have heard about the wonders of this stuff! I may have bought a second tube already!

Maybelline The Falsies Push Up Drama mascara is priced at £7.99 and is available here (UK) and here (US)



Glossybox UK March 2016*


I’m not sure about you, but the increasingly good weather has me rather excited for spring and summer to finally arrive. Thankfully Glossybox seem to agree, as their latest box is all about getting your glow on. A nicely balanced mix of skincare, makeup and tools, if you’re not already subscribed, I’m sure you won’t be able to resist!


First up is a shampoo and conditioner duo from -417 Catharsis Vitamin Mineral range. It’s a brand I’ve never heard of before, so getting to try out both the shampoo and conditioner is a real treat! I love the glamorous packaging, and the duo promises to draw out impurities from the scalp, as well as be packed full of vitamins thanks to the Dead Sea Mud in the formula. I can’t wait to try these out this weekend!


The dinkiest member of this month’s box is the little tube of Olay’s Skin Tone Perfecting Cream. Considering I like to wear as little makeup as possible in good weather, this is a little gem of a cream which promises to even out skin, improve skin tone and give some much needed glow.


The tube of Hey Honey Honey Silk Facial Serum is the perfect size for slipping into my everyday makeup bag, meaning my skin can already feel the benefit of it. The formula contains an absolute tonne of great-for-skin ingredients like honey, silk amino acid, sea buckthorn oil and vitamin e, and it’s a super easy way to inject a little extra moisture into your skincare routine.


Possibly my favourite part of this month’s box is the Luxie 504 Large Angled face brush. Before I even got to try it out, I fell in love the the pretty pink handle and rose gold accents, but I’m pleased to say that it’s a really great brush.


Larger than my regular angled face brush, Luxie’s offering is a real multitasker! If you’re after an easy way to sculpt cheekbones with some subtle contouring, this really does the job! Not only that, but I’ve been using it to apply my highlighter every morning (recently it’s been this one). The larger head means that it diffuses powder evenly, leaving a sheer glow behind.


Last but not least is the adorable little Speedy Highlighter from Collection. Looking awfully like a dupe for Clinique’s Chubby Stick Highligher. The light pink colour also kind of reminds me of Benefit’s High Beam. Since it is so light, I don’t think that darker skinned girls will get much use out of it, but it’s such a pretty colour. The formula deposits a gentle gleam quickly and easily, and I’ve been swiping it over my cheekbones, the bridge of my nose and my cupids bow for a little extra sheen. In very bight light, it does tend to glitter a little, so I’m keeping mine for evening use.

This month is such a great little box of real work-horse products which I can really see myself reaching for. If you want to subscribe to Glossybox, you can do it here.


Models Own Festival Collection Lipsticks – Gone Glamping and Daisy Chain*

Models Own Festival Collection Lipstick

Models Own Festival Collection is one of the summer’s funnest – it’s filled with gorgeously bright colours that completely embody the fun of music festivals in the sun!

Models Own Gone Glamping and Daisy Chain Lipstick

The Models Own Festival Collection lipsticks come in gorgeous tie-dye cardboard tubes, which look so summery and fun. These are some lipsticks which aren’t going to get lost at the bottom of your makeup bag!

Models Own Daisy Chain

Daisy Chain is probably the most day-appropriate of Models Own Festival Collection Lipsticks. It’s a beautiful cool toned pink, which is perfect if you’re looking for a pretty, natural lip. I do think that Daisy Chain is best suited for those with lighter skin tones, as the lipstick is quite light. It’s also a matte formula, so a good lip scrub and balm are crucial prior to application!

Models Own Gone Glamping

Secondly, I have Gone Glamping which is possibly my favourite lipstick from the line up. As you can probably tell, I’m going through something of a pink lip phase at the moment, and I just adore this bright, blue toned shade. I’ve heard that it is a dupe for MAC’s Candy Yum Yum, so considering the rather massive price difference, this is definitely a lipstick to check out!

Models Own Festival Collection Lipsticks in Gone Glamping and Daisy Chain are priced at £4.99 each and are available from Superdrug.

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