Spring is in the air!...(well nearly!) this is the perfect time to Spring clean your make-up!
Get rid of anything that is smelly, dried up or broken...a time to declutter and purchase your go-to products, (and a time to book me for a make-up lesson so I can save you money, so you know what suits you, thus not waste your money on products that do nothing for you.)
Look on the bottom of your products and this will give you a guide to how long you can keep your products for, before they go off. You may be doing your skin more harm than good if you don't adhere to this guide.
Here's a handy little guide -
Lipstick/liner - 1 year
Lip gloss - Up to 2 years
Pencil eye liner - Up to 2 years
Gel liner - Up to 3 months
Foundation - 12 - 18 months, (depending on the ingredients.)
Powder - Up to 18 months
Mascara - 3 months
If you were to book a make-up lesson with me, I would show you each step, from skin prep, foundation, concealer, powder, eyes and brows, blush and highlight and lipstick. I then provide you with a personalised face chart and product list, so then you can go and purchase any products you like, (I don't work on commission nor am I affiliated with any brand.) I also give you a step by step guide to take away and then e-mail you your before and after photo. Plus, I am always there for back-up after your lesson, if you need a bit of help via email or message.
Lessons are an hour long and are £150 in my new makeup studio here in Lincolnshire. I have an extensive, professional make-up kit, I use mainly Charlotte Tilbury, Bobbi Brown, Urban Decay, Make-up Forever and Glossier.
I found some Swarovski crystals recently and thought I would have a little play - here is what I used -
Makeup Forever HD foundation, highlighter and Aqua cream eyeshadow, Rodial beauty contouring powder, Brows Anastasia beverly hills Dipbrow pomade and Glossier boy Brow, Eyeshadows by Urban decay cosmetics, blush is Pale pink from Bobbi Brow, lip colour is from Mac cosmetics Necessary nudes Pro palette in Frou and liner is Bobbi from Bobbi Brown. I then stuck on the crystals with some Duo false eyelash glue. It always feels good to play around with make-up and have fun with it!...try it!