– makeup tutorials and reviews –


My 5 favourite Youtube makeup tutorials

I’m a massive watcher of youtube beauty tutorials. There ain’t no shame in using them as a really good learning resource whether you’re a makeup artist or not.

Here are my five favourite youtube makeup tutorials.

Before Charlotte Tilbury had her own youtube channel she did this very accomplished tutorial for Lisa Eldridge’s. This is a real insight into her pro kit before she had her own makeup range.


Pixiwoo show how you to do full but natural brows



Kylie Jenner’s makeup artist show’s you some major tips and tricks for a Kardashian style look



Rae Morris a technical genius – this is for the makeup geeks out there



How could I not include Lisa Eldridge. She has a vast library of comprehensive videos on everything from suncream to individual lashes. This is one of my faves.



Living Proof Blowout Review

living proof blowout review

I was already completely sold on the Living Proof brand and as I wanted a new styling product to review, their blowout spray was my immediate go-to. The hair brand’s products are free from silicones, oils, parabens and sulfates and they are seriously cutting edge when it comes to technology. 

It’s claims are ‘breakthrough thermal speed-shaping technology’ but the only way to describe it as it leaves my hair looking like a hairdresser has done it. It’s easier to style, I find it effortless to create a nice shape with the brush and it dries quicker. By the end of the day my hair looks less straggly and more cohesive in it’s shape. It can be used on second-day hair as a finishing product.

To use I blast my hair with hairdryer and wait until it’s evenly half dry all over. I then liberally spray with the product and use a vent brush to dry and create a bit of shape. I would say it’s suitable for those with straight and wavy hair and is only worth using it if you’re actually going to be using a hairdryer and not just leaving it to dry naturally.

Available here at Cult Beauty from £13


| Kit essentials | Nars Smudge Proof Eye Primer |

Nars Smudge proof eye primer review

If I forget the odd bit of makeup in my kit when doing a wedding or shoot I almost always have an alternative I can rustle up even if that meant me using lipstick as blusher or concealer + moisturiser as foundation.

There are however a couple of things I cannot do without and this is one of them. One of my pet hates is creased eye shadow and Nars Smudge Proof eye primer stops any powder movement in it’s tracks by creating a perfect tacky and colourless base.

NB You only need the tiniest amount – maybe 1/4 of your baby fingernail.

Extra useful use: spread it lightly along the bottom lash line and it stops your smoky eye creeping into your under eye concealer.

Highly recommended.

Available here for £19.50

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