Summer Lips

Yes, that big yellow thing in the sky IS the sun and yes, it IS finally summer. Well, it has been sunny for around a week now so hey ho good enough for me.

If you are like me, I like to leave some of the colours I wore in the winter with my bobble hats and baggy jumpers and try new colour palletes. Summer also means after work drinks, limiting my lipstick choices according to whatever space is left for my handbag.

So just for you, I have finally narrowed down my two favourite lip looks for the summer..what do you think?

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1. For a laid back, super nude look, outline your lips with Model Co illusion nude lip liner for a fuller pout and dab on Myth by MAC. Top Tip: You cannot acheive this look with dry lips. Layer on you favourite Lip balm and let it sink in for a good 15 minutes before you do your make up. I love the Body Shop’s Born Lippy in Pink Berry.

2. I love this purple/pink look as it screams summer but is bang on trend too. Great if you like the two-toned effect but are too scared of looking like you have two sets of lips….que interesting mental images. I used Up the Amp (Mac) and smudged Viva Glam (Nicki) lip glass in the middle of the lips. Top Tip: You can do this with so many different shades, simply find a semi-matte or matte lipstick and a lighter lipgloss with of the same tone.

Stay tuned for my other favourite summer looks…….mwah xxxxx

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ModiFace

Forget temple run, I have found my dream app with ModiFace. I have never actually been a big fan of make-over apps, main reason being I usually look like a clown after, but this one was a pleasant surprise.

Even without the upgrade, the range of colours are pretty vast and surprisingly on trend, especially the gothic lip shades.

If your looking for just a bit of fun or are seriously looking for a new look or hairstyle, I would definitely recommend this app.

It’s pretty persuasive too, I’m even contemplating if blondes really do have more fun (see below).

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Before!

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After!

The StyleDriven Love Story

First of all, apologies for being so…well….lame. I have recently started a new job and just when I thought I was getting back into the swing of things, my bag got stolen which had my beloved digital camera in, my phone..and basically my whole life!

But onwards and upwards, I’m back on track and so glad to be writing about beauty again! Please excuse the lack of non editorial pictures, when I get a new camera I will more than make up for it!

So, my beautiful sister got married recently, so I was lucky enough to have a make-over with a great MAC make-up artist who did a great job. But while the theme was very natural and soft, I couldn’t help but notice the StyleDriven range….the Pro longwear Lipcremes in particular.

With Long wear technology, this range really does what it says on the tin…but in all honesty, i was more drawn to the bright pink lipstick (Love Forever!)…it was like love at first sight. I had been looking for a bright pink, semi matte lipstick for over a month now, and just like fate, there it was…(don’t judge me, make up gets me excited!)

I had already spent my months wages on wedding make-up, so with an emotional goodbye, I parted with my new love and hoped we would meet again.

Luckily my friends are just as make-up mad as me, and my love friend Bea treated me to the lipstick about a week later…we haven’t been apart since…true love!

Don’t get me wrong, I love my gloss and other..shall we say..timid shades..but this one is a keeper, a lovely semi matte finish and true pigment colour. Goes perfectly with false lashes and thick liquid liner for that 50’s inspired look or to complement a delicate smokey eye.

So now I have shared my new love with you, it’s time to find yours, the range has over 12 shades to choose from, as well as a complete eye shadow range, super long lasting lip liners and new shades of pro-longwear lipglass for those who are still addicted to the glossier side of life.

and they lived happily ever after 🙂 xx Until next time xx

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