Saturday, 12 July 2014

MUM's Make-up bag + Diorshow Eyelash Maximiser

Hey everyone, I was at my mums house yesterday and when I visit I love to check out what new make-up products she has and try them out. My Mum works in the beauty/cosmetic surgery industry and because of this does have an awareness of what products are good yet she hardly wears them at all! She also has so many tips of the trade on anti-ageing, hair growth, weight-loss, etc that she's had talks and presentations on for her job but that's for another blog post.
 So here's me, raiding her make-up bag and picking out the best products, enjoy!

Cath Kidson bag, (L-R) Barbara Daly lipstick in 'Innocence', Dior Diorshow Maximiser Lash Pumping Serum, Lancome Hypnose Doll Eyes Mascara, B Loud Mascara,  Lancome Hypnose eyeshadow, Tweezerman tweezers, Bourjois Queen Attitude Khol Kajal eyeliner, Rimmel Eyebrow Pencil, Rimmel Match Perfection concealer.

The swatches on my hand shown above hopefully demonstrate how black and intense the Bourjois Queen Attitude Khol Kajal (what a mouthful) eyeliner is, it's sooo soft and easy to use too, I'm definitely sneaking this out of her makeup bag! Guerlin do a famous soft khol eyeliner like this but it's about £30- this Bourjois one is an amazing dupe (retailing around £6.99). The eyeliner has won lots of makeup awards and I can see why! The BD lipstick in 'Innocence' is sheer but a perfect 'your lips but better' colour and the Rimme; concealer is quite light but perfect for under the eyes as it's very creamy and illuminating.

The photo above-left shows the my faaavourite eyelash product right now. If you have short and fine eyelashes like me, this makes them thick and long in one application. Basically an eyelash primer/plumping serum, it's pricey but it worked...

Row 1) My short straight eyelashes :(
Row 2) Application of Diorshow Maximiser

3) I then applied the Lancome Hypnose Doll Eyes mascara on top and as you can see I have thicker blacker lashes now! The only criticism i'd have of this product is that if over applied, it can mean your lashes clump together slightly more! With the right mascara though, perhaps a lenthening one with a comb brush? I think this could look even better!


4) Just for a comparison, this is my eye with JUST mascara and no Diorshow Maximiser Lash Plumping Serum on. Still lengthened lashes but definitely not as thick as with the Dior and not as long lasting!

DIY 'Chanel' Brush Holder

Finally, in my mums bathroom I came across this DIY brush holder and thought it was so cute. All she'd done was take an old jam jar and tie a Chanel ribbon around the top. She keeps the odd eyeliner and all her eyeshadow brushes in here and I think it's really chic.

Thanks for reading and if you're reading this Mum, sorry for raiding your make-up! (she loves it really)

Lots of love,

MUM's Make-up bag + Diorshow Eyelash Maximiser

Saturday, 12 July 2014

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