Friday, 31 May 2013

Vita Liberata Self Tan Review

My quest for being brown has been since I was about sixteen when I used to sunbathe covered in cooking oil, can't believe I'm admitting that, oh how times have changed I don't even let my skin out in the open without SPF anymore.  So I now opt for the next best thing self tan or better referred to as fake tan. 

I have seriously tried every tan going on the market to budget ones from the pound store to tan wipes to the most expensive, but I have had the dreaded orange streaks, to orange tan lines everywhere and the worst thing ever the "biscuit smell" and then my imprint all over my bed.  

And then I stumbled on to a brand I had never heard of before Vita Liberata.  I bought the Untinted Self Tan Gel in Medium as I'm naturally pale, from the Vita Liberata website for £22.50 for 200ml.   So I gave my skin a good scrub with my Elemis body scrub and then I put my tanning gel onto my tanning mit I think I bought from Superdrug for about £3.00. The tan as shown is like a white clear gel if that makes sense and rubs in like a moisturiser and doesn't show on the skin, so I would advise rubbing in evenly.  Rubbed all over the areas you want tanning, go to bed, and my sheets are white.  Got up in the morning, there was nothing on my sheets and my tan YIPEE best ever, serious.  

If you check out there website you will see all the different ranges they have such as a tan for your face, a wash off tan, and tans in shades from light to dark, they even have a tanning guide where you see you natural skin colour and what colour tan would be right for you.

I love it,  available from Vita Liberata online, House Of Fraser and Debenhams.




Thursday, 30 May 2013

Chanel les Beiges Healthy Glow Powder Review

I was so excited to get hold of the Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Powder, I bought this in No.20 as I'm pale naturally and did'nt want to look orange.  I ordered this from House Of Fraser and went it came I was in bliss...I opened it and the powder was in exquisite packaging as you would expect from Chanel but with a cream lid with the interlocking two C's on the top.

 

I bought the Chanel Kabuki brush as well to use with the powder. So normal makeup done then I applied the powder as I would a bronzer, so disappointed hardly showed up and just looked like a normal face powder no sign of the "healthy glow" I tried another day to give it the benefit of the doubt and used it all over my face, still no glow and looked like a normal powder...

Although this was the case for me it may not be for you, you may love it. I usually LOVE everything Chanel but not this one.

It does come in 7 shades 10 being the lightest and 70 being the darkest. I would advise going to a Chanel counter to have a play around with it to see if you like it as £38.00 is a lot to pay if you don't like it..

Please let me know your thoughts, you may love it you may not, and this is just my thoughts and how I got on with it, I really did want to love it.


 Pictured kabuki brush 

And Chanel Healthy Glow Powder



Friday, 24 May 2013

LIz Earle Cleanse and Polish & Brightening Mask

I've done a few posts recently about cosmetics so thought I would write about some of my skin care favourites::: 

There are lots of amazing skin care products around and I love loads of them, they range from drugstore brands and high end and in betweens so we are spoiled for choice.

But I have to tell you about one I love, and I know I'm not the only one as this range particularly one of these products is a cult classic...it's Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish..


To use this product you massage it into your skin including the eye area give it a lovely massage into the skin, then rinse the Muslim cloth included when you purchase the cream, in warm water and leave it on your face for a few minutes this opens the pores, and then rub the cloth over your face to either clean it or wipe your makeup off. It leaves your face squeaky clean and the product smells nice to,  the brightening treatment mask is fab to, perfect for a skin pick me up, the mask is clay and you wipe it over your face not the eye area and leave it on for two minutes and voila!! No more dull skin.  Wipe off with your Muslim cloth.  I couldn't rate these two highly enough and I would say are suitable for nearly every skin, as Liz Earle uses plant extracts.
This is a swatch of the products the top one is the brightening
The one underneath Is the cleanse and polish....

Liz Earle is available from Qvc, John Lewis and many department stores.



Friday, 17 May 2013

Chanel Le Volume Review

Chanel is one of my favorite brands how could you not love that stunning black packaging with the distinctive interlocked C's as there logo...  So when they released there Le Volume De Chanel Mascara it would be wrong not to try it...


Chanels advertisement 

My first impression was how sleek and sophisticated it looked.... So here we go: normal morning rushing round eyes looking like little slits as so tired, what can I do?? So applied my normal makeup and then my brand new mascara in shade 10 noir (black) and wow and I really mean wow, I looked like I had falsies on..   The brush is unlike other mascara wands I've seen before, see my picture below......

 The bristles are spaced in little gaps so you are able to coat all your lashes and I mean even the little stubby ones that I have loads of.....so I applied one coat and then you let that dry (I think it sets your mascara) and then another and there you have it......

This lasts all day and when taking it off its quite stubborn which is good as its long wearing and does stand the test of a long day and hot conditions and rubbing your eyes.



                                     
                                    

  Look at the wand



And now the science bit: apparently the mascara has vitamin b5 in so will condition your lashes.....Can't be a bad thing can it???  This mascara is available now:: from the following stores

House of Frazer and many more and costs £25.00




I'm not affiliated with any brands and I'm just giving my person opinion........







Friday, 10 May 2013

Summer Style Eyemakeup Looks

Hi everyone welcome back to Liberty Loves Makeup, wow summer maybe here, woo hoo, so I always think it's time to brighten up your makeup look, although I am quite a fan of brights it's  not always for the faint hearted but you could develop it into a night time look.
I've chosen a few staples for the look but you can tone down or add more depending on what you like.




This is how it looks

 
Mac Paintpot in Constructivist                  Illamasqua in Vivid

Bobbi Brown Cream Eyeshadow in Black Pearl

I used the above products to achieve the look, I put Constructivist on the lid as the base with Black Pearl over the top and then Vivid in the crease of the lid....I love these colours and you can achieve a multitude of looks using these products...Mac Constructivist is fab for a base even though its quite bold on its own you can put eyeshadows over the top of it and it gives you a much stronger look giving more depth to the colour.....If its too much either use on there own or a lighter application...I used Real Technique brushes to apply the shadows....


These are just some of my personal thoughts, I always share my own tips and do post on you tube as well under libertylovesmakeup...



Finally a little swatch of all the colours off the eyes so you can see what the colours look like and the intensity of the shades.
Colours from left to right:: constructivist, black pearl, constructivist and black pearl together  and vivid......


Saturday, 4 May 2013

YSL favourites at the moment