It's a good idea to move to a lighter base for Spring and Summer as the daylight shows up any cakiness or lines, I was invited to John Lewis Oxford Street who have teamed up with Bare Minerals to launch a new concept called the ‘The Bare Make-Under’ – which is a spring make-up tutorial that encourages customers to dare to do bare-faced beauty. It is available from Saturday 14th April - Sunday 27th April only but I got a sneaky peek so I could write about it. As you can see above there was a definite difference but the after doesn't really look like I have much make-up on at all. Job done!
The makeunder has been launched to celebrate the opening of the new Bare Minerals counter in the Beauty Hall and it's definitely worth a trip down there to check it out. Book here firstname.lastname@example.org
I saw this pretty amazing lip colour while I was having a play about with the products, it's so gorgeous and the swatch below is of the Buxom lips gloss that I had on. I am definitely going to pick this up on holiday next month.
The Buxom Lips gloss that I had on my lips
Above is one of the displays at the counter, lots of lovely shimmery products to play about with.
During the makeunder you are shown how to use the bareMinerals swirl tap and buff technique which was clearly where I was going wrong last time I used the foundation as you need to buff the product correctly to heat it up and make sure it sort of 'melts' and blends into the skin properly. Each (free) appointment is around 20 minutes long and includes prepping the skin, having half of your makeup applied and being taught how to correctly apply it on the othe half including how to correctly apply the foundation.
If you were thinking about trying the foundation I would definitely take them up on their offer of a complimentary make under as you have nothing to lose!
(makeunder provided free for review but it is also free for everyone else too)
In other news it isn't long until my holiday and I have been debating doing a juice detox or cleanse for 3 days in the week prior to my holiday just to make sure the old stomach is flat as I will be wearing a bikini at the Vegas pool parties. I saw Lorraine Stannick (The Current Custom on Youtube) did one which gave me the idea.
Have a lovely day and enjoy the sun if you're in the UK