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The hottest new makeup brand – Delilah Cosmetics.

Think pretty, think instantly loveable, think pewter and rose gold packaging with magnetic closure and heavy, quality gorgeousness. The formulas are spot on and very very wearable with a quintesentially British colour palette of very flattering neutral shades. If you are looking for acid green eyeshadow or Rihanna blue lipstick, then Deliliah might not be the one for you, but for everyone else it is amazeballs… and I don’t use that technical term lightly.

 

Blusher at the top in Opera, bronzer in Light Medium, Lipgloss in Ghost, Eyeshadow in Mahogany, Eyeliner in Black, Blusher in Lullaby, Lipstick in Blink

Blusher at the top in Opera, bronzer in Light Medium, Lipgloss in Ghost, Eyeshadow in Mahogany, Eyeliner in Black, Blusher in Lullaby, Lipstick in Blink

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The brush with a 12,000 person waiting list…

Brands that can generate a twelve thousand person waiting list tend to have huge PR budget and work with some of the top marketing minds in retail … this could be for a Hermes bag, the Urban Decay Naked 4 Palette or a New Frozen doll. But instead, twelve thousand people signed up to receive a humble yet beautiful makeup brush created by a YouTube star. Aside from my brush review which will get into full swing a little further below, this story is a heartwarming reminder of the democratization of the internet through social media, and how one talented person’s work can trump big corporations.

 

Wayne Goss is one of the biggest beauty YouTuber’s out there. He is  first and foremost a makeup artist, beauty expert and knows a thing or two about skincare. Wayne also happens to be a lovely friend who regularly makes use of my blotchy, histamine-ravaged face to model in his makeup tutorials (click here to see what I mean lol). Whenever I visit Wayne, I try to steal his makeup  he generously gives me makeup and BRUSHES. ALL OF HIS BRUSHES. I die.

 

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Work-friendly makeup tutorial with Wayne Goss.

In my line of work, it is perfectly acceptable to wear creative and bold makeup first thing on a Monday morning (no, I do not work in Spearmint Rhino). Every now and then you need to tone things down and remind people what you actually look like so they do not recoil in horror on a day you haven’t managed to put a scrap of makeup on. Ironically, these are the days I feel the prettiest – despite not looking my best.

 

If a natural makeup look is for you then you will love this tutorial. The video was so much fun to film! I loved the simplicity and how Wayne embraced my fair skin.  I have said it before and I will say it again, sitting in front of an HD camera, bare-faced is one of the most terrifying things a girl can do – especially when the person filming has almost 2 million subscribers. Eeeek. More on the way from Wayne!

 

Flawless perfected in 3 products (and one tool).

This is where makeup turns into magic. The following products work for me to create the illusion of perfect flawless skin that is completely naked.

 

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Chantecaille Future Skin Foundation

When I applied Chantecaille Future Skin foundation for the first time, I was sat at the dining table at home, natural light flooding in. My mom (hi mom!) gasped when she saw the result this foundation gave: “That’s the best foundation you have ever worn!”. Later, I caught her rifling through my makeup bag to test it herself. This foundation is a gel formula, it isn’t matte, and it isn’t glowy, it just looks like an amazing version of your own skin. My shade is nude and it has  very flattering apricot undertone. The best method of application is with hands or with a damp beauty blender. My only gripe with this product is the packaging in a glass pot. Sort it out Chantecaille! The foundation wears beautifully all day and although it makes my skin look completely perfect, it can fool people into thinking I am naked-faced. Mwhahaha.

NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer

When I started this blog I decided against harping on about cult products we all know are amazing (like the beauty blender). Forgive me if you are new to beauty, but if you don’t know about this concealer then you must be living under a rock. I use the shade Vanilla under my eyes to brighten and create dimension. It is wonderful. End of.

Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer

This stuff COVERS TATTOOS. The tiny pot of thick tacky multi-tasking concealer/foundation can be blended so easily and does not look dry or cakey. I get quite slap dash with it and still look flawless. Literally blob onto any areas of redness or blemishes and sheer out with a damp beauty blender or fingers. I am shade number 7. This concealer is the best investment as it can be used as a foundation, and will never run out as so little product is needed! Nothing covers like it and I’ve never used a concealer that is so easy to use.

 

the final result after using these 3 products with a beauty blender, no setting powder, natural light, no flash

the final result after using these 3 products with a beauty blender, no setting powder, natural light, no flash

 

Victoria’s Secret makeup tutorial with Wayne Goss.

This incredibly sexy look is inspired by the bronzed style of makeup worn by the Victoria’s Secret Angels. Most of the products used were by Charlotte Tilbury, which is highly appropriate for this tutorial since Charlotte has been head of makeup at many a Victoria’s Secret catwalk show.

 

Wayne did a really beautiful job and the pièce de résistance products used were Mac eye liner pencil in Coffee, Chanel Illusion D’ombre eyeshadow in New Moon and Charlotte Tilbury eyeshadow quad in Golden Goddess. All about the eyes! Love love love.