Saturday, 23 July 2011

Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage

Why it took me so long to get round to trying this concealer I have no idea. More fool me because its amazzinnngg! I have fairly scarred skin from having acne in my teens and I never wanted to use a full coverage foundation on a daily basis, as I still wanted the good parts of my skin to come through. Other concealers I have tried have being fine if I'm honest, but most of them have always had a creamy consistency. That combined with my oily skin type meant having to whip out my mirror throughout the day to do any touch ups.

The texture of this concealer is more waxy rather than creamy. When applied it stays....and I mean it stays!
There are two shades that you can custom blend, depending on your colouring at different times during the year. My forehead is slightly darker than the rest of my face and I have some pigmentation around the mouth, so this concealer is perfect for me because I'm using one product, but able to blend the correct tones for the different areas on my face.  The concealer is very pigmented and has amazing coverage so you only need a small amount of product to achieve a fantastic result!

If you're looking for a good under eye concealer look the other way!  This concealer is not designed for that 1. Because of the texture and 2. It is the kind of concealer that would get in fine lines under the eyes and make the area look cakey (not a good look on anyone). If you really wanted to use this under the eyes, then you could mix a little with some moisturiser or add a little to a creamier concealer for extra coverage if you feel you very have dark shadows.

I'm totally impressed with this and for £26.00 I think it is worth every penny. What concealers do you like?

Sad Times.....

This post is not beauty related whatsoever, but I felt like I needed to pay my respects to Amy Winehouse. She was found dead at her home today. A lot of comments on Twitter really annoyed me! Regardless of the circumstances, she was an amazingly talented young woman who will be missed. Hope your at peace now Amy x 

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Kim Kardashian Inspired

This makeup is inspired by Kim kardashian. If you want to see how I created this look check out my YouTube channel Tashamakesup

Wednesday, 20 July 2011


Today I'm wearing Peach Melba by Barry M, to remind myself it is still actually summer despite the weather!!!!

Decisions Decisions

How many of us have brought makeup that we end up not using, or end up buying because of the pleading look in the sales assistant's eyes? *Raises hand*
Yesterday while out shopping for makeup not only did I have the ongoing battle with myself of whether I actually NEEDED it, I had the sales assistant hovering around me trying to recommend everything else I should buy!

I then witnessed a woman (poor thing) being bombarded with a list of everything she could possibly need. She had a very unsure, not too confident look about what she was about to buy. She paid for her purchases but didn't walk away looking like a happy customer.

Ladies don't feel pressured into buying things. Just because the sales assistant suggests you should buy the whole collection ( okay so I've exaggerated a little, but you know what I mean) does not mean you have to! Don't get me wrong the sales assistants can be very helpful but whatever you buy, let it be completely your decision.

Monday, 18 July 2011

Recent Photo Shoot

Just a few Images from a recent photo shoot I did the make-up for, that I thought I would share. Let me know what you think 

New Favourite Gloss!!!

If you didn't know I have a major obsession with lip gloss. Probably because my lips are on the thinner side,  I'm always trying my best to make them look plump. I have tried  so many lip glosses but this has to be my favourite. Last week I brought this NARS gloss called Giza, which is the perfect nude shade for me, love love love! The texture is not sticky, but actually feels quite moisturising and the colour is very wearable and will look great teamed  with smokey eyes.

£17.50 Available at NARS                                                             


So on Saturday I met up with Natalie  and we attended the TOWIB event (The Only Way Is Blogging) organised by London Beauty Queen. I had such a lovely day, everyone was so friendly and I felt at ease straight away - which was a total relief!  Make-up Artist Katie Huges showed us 3 amazing looks using MUA  products, she did a fab job whilst dishing out tips and tricks.

We also had talk from a Dove skin care expert Andrew, about some of the products and how they work (he explained the science behind this so well, informative but without boring you to death part)

But besides meeting some amazing people, my favourite part of the day had to be the Q&A's session with blogging royalty British Beauty Blogger, Really Ree and the lovely London Beauty Queen. It was probably the things I heard in this session that gave me that last nudge I needed to start my blog....I was definitely inspired.

Lastly Really Ree spoke to us about Lauren's Way Tan. She showed us how to apply the tan which I was really impressed by, but more of that on a later post as I intend to use the tan and blog about it.

                                     Some of the things we got in our goody bags

The day was a complete success, but don't fret if you missed out as the next TOWIB event will be Saturday 15th October!  So put the date in your diaries people!!!!!

Sunday, 17 July 2011

Hello and welcome!!!

So after deliberating with myself whether I could do the whole blogging thing, I have decided to give it a go. I will be blogging about everything beauty and as someone wanting huge success as a Make-Up Artist I'm sure I will be blogging about the ups and downs of that too.
Hope you enjoy guys  x x