Playtime with make up…

For those in UK, I’m sure you’d all agree the weather has been far from kind and given that for the majority of us, having a 3 day weekend, we were all optimistic about getting outside and enjoying some well overdue warmth…. BUT the rain has come down in bucket loads.  With time on my side, I decided to sort through my old make up & welcome some new products I’ve recently purchased.

Having de-cluttered my make up and raring to looks fabulous, given that I had no where to go, I had the urge to see if my “You Tube” obsession of watching make up video’s tutorials had finally paid off.  So I thought I’d share with you how I transformed my look as well as the products I used to get me there.  So this is the look: –


I’ve tried to breakdown each element of this, so that it makes it as easy as possible for you guys to follow: –

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Products for phase 1 – primer, foundation & contour: –

  • After moisturising, lightly cover your face with “that gal” & “the pore professional” both by Benefit; I blend these products together for a fab glow base.
  • I then apply bare minerals powder all over; shade fairly light, N10.  This is lighter than my usual colour but due to the lack of sun and tan, its great to start light and build up.
  • Pro-conceal, Natural; this is my new product and I love it (saw this on a you tube video), I brought mine from Amazon and was only £3.37.  I use this underneath my eyes my eyelids and between by brown working to the middle of my forehead.
  • Sponge make up blender; also a new product after watching video’s, again from Amazon, only £4.99 for a set of four.  I soaked this pink sponge in water, squeezed out any excessive water and did the same using a towel.  I found this really easy to use and worked well.
  • Contour Kit by Luxe Elixir; after using benefit hoola to contour for the first time, I decided to try the real thing but tested the water with a reasonable price contour kit, found this on Amazon (you’ll see a theme here ha ha), at only £13.95 and a 4.5 star rating, this was a no brainer and did not let me down.  This came with a step by step guide which was great for novices like me. I only needed two of the pallets for my look, which was Sun Beam & Bare It All.

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Products for Phase two – Eyes & lipstick: –

I hope you guys have found this useful, please feel free to leave any comments about your loves and loathes.  You don’t always have to spend lots of money on high end products to feel fabulous, I managed to do it and in the comfort of my own home 🙂

Big love Nicola xx


  1. Lynsey May 2, 2016 / 10:09 pm

    Love the look Nic and has inspired me to get the contour kit also. I’m looking forward to testing this out over the next few weeks – the blog is fab I love the hints and tip for products xx

    • Little80 May 3, 2016 / 7:50 am

      Thanks for the fab comments… There are some fantastic products out there all doing the same job, glad you like the tips, good look with the contouring x

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