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Beauty Muse – Michelle Keegan

The British stunning beauty – Michelle Keegan is more than a stunner; she is a Beauty Muse and she knows it!

 

 

I am not a fan of Coronation Street so I have never seen Michelle Keegan on TV, and I know nothing about her, except for the fact that she is married to Mark Wright, but I think she is a true beauty. I love her facial features. I think she has a natural beautiful face, and her hair always looks good.

Keegan was nice and generous enough to share some of her beauty tips in her interview with Cosmopolitan Magazine, and I have some of her beauty tips below:

 

Skipping Makeup

“I prefer wearing no makeup anyway, because I like the contrast when you go out at night and you look different. I actually feel more confident with less makeup than I do with makeup on. I don’t know if it’s because I was playing Tina (on Coronation Street) for 7 years and I didn’t wear makeup at work, that I just got used to it.”

 

Her Makeup Essentials

“My lashes are Ardells, I use the strip lashes. On my brows I use HD Brows products and get them threaded by them too. I like the Laura Mercier tinted moisturiser because that’s also got an SPF in it and foundation-wise I like NARS and Giorgio Armani for night.”

 

 

I agree with her tips, especially the skipping makeup bit. I only wear makeup when I absolutely HAVE to. I won’t want to go back to the days when I wore layers of makeup every single day. Looking back now, it felt like a chore, and my skin was all over the place.

 

 

What do you think of Michelle Keegan as a Beauty Muse? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.

Thanks for reading.

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Autumn Lipstick Swatches & Reviews

Makeup

It should come as no surprise that all the lipsticks featured in this post are MAC. I think most of their products are great, and my makeup bag is a living proof of that. I will be test the waters and try other popular beauty brands I have not had the privilege of trying like Urban Decay, Charlotte Tilbury, NARS and the rest.

With the weather getting colder, and the nights getting longer, this is a perfect time to introduce some dark tones to your makeup. I use a change in season as an excuse to shop who doesn’t, so I have gone all out to update my makeup bag and its contents. Here are the MAC lipsticks in my collection for Autumn:

Ruby Woo

Ruby Woo Swatch

This is one of my favourite lipstick shades. It is a perfect shade of red, great for a night out or day time, and it looks amazing on me, and every other lip I have seen wearing it. It shines beautifully in pictures, so you will usually catch me photographed, wearing this amazing lipstick. It is also long-lasting, stays on for hours, I can’t fault this lipstick.

Ruby Woo

I think every woman should have a Ruby Woo lipstick. It is not the best-selling lipstick for no reason.

Pink Nouveau

MAC Pink Nouveau

This bright Barbie pink lipstick is the least favourite of all my MAC lipsticks. I don’t like the shade on me, not sure what I was thinking when I bought it. It has a satin finish, and it is too young, too girly.

Pink Nouveau

All I will say is, try this lipstick or any other lipstick on your lips BEFORE you buy. The swatches do not give you a good idea of how it would look like on your lips. Your lips and your skin are very different, trust me, I learnt the hard way. Β I wish I could return it, but since I can’t, it will just remain one of those lipsticks that hardly get used.

MAC Film Noir

Film Noir

This Film Noir lipstick is another case of me not knowing what I was thinking when I bought it. Β I wanted a dark/chocolate shade for the autumn/winter months, and I thought this would look good on my lips but I was so wrong. It looked amazing when I swatched it on my arm, by when I tried it on at home, I knew I had made a big fat mistake.

MAC Film Noir

This satin Film Noir is way too dark (another satin lipstick I don’t like, think I am a matte kind of girl), it doesn’t stay on well, even after using a lip primer and after blotting. I also found it quite patchy, not sure what I would do with this, the search of the perfect dark lipstick continues…….

MAC Viva Glam Miley Cyrus

Viva Glam Swatch

This Viva Glam Miley Cyrus shade is my favourite lipstick at the moment. At first, I wasn’t too sure about it, but the more I used it, the deeper I fell in love with it. It has a matter finish but looks glossy, which I love, I also the hot pink colour, perfect for day and night, and it is so long-lasting.

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I get loads of compliments when I wear this lipstick .I love it.

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I have realised I prefer lipsticks with a matte finish so I will be getting more of these type of lipsticks.

Have you tried any of these lipsticks before? What are your thoughts? Drop me a comment, let’s chat.

Make-up Is The Best Accessory

Your face is your greatest asset. It is the first piece of you people notice. Most of the time, we forget our face and focus on spending on clothes and shoes, forgetting make-up is our best accessory. It is necessary to invest in our hair and skin. After all, looking good is good for business.

Like Karl Lagerfeld said

To reinvent a newly impeccable you in the most modern of outfits, don’t skip on make-up, and be sure to have a flawless skin and hair. That will have more impact than expensive clothes

Here are some beauty/make-up products to consider:

Lipstick

Never leave your home without a bit of lipstick. Matte lipsticks are great for the winter months. MAC’s Ruby Woo is an example of a bold matte look you can go for:

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Bobbi Brown Blackberry lipstick is also a semi-matte, creamy lipstick that may look lovely on you:

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Powder/Foundation

With the right powder/foundation, you can face anything. Iman second to none gives you the coverage you need along with the perfect powder finish. You get two for the price of one:

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Eye Shadow

You wear your face everyday, spice your look up with your eye shadow. I love the fashion fair multilevel eye shadow compact palette. The shades are fabulous and long-lasting:

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Mascara

Mascaras can do things with your eyes, you never thought were possible. Finding the right one, takes a lot of trial and error. They’re Real Mascara by Benefit seems to be the one for many. It is currently the UK’s bestselling mascara:

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Hypnose Star mascara by Lancome is also a good buy. It is great for creating the impact of false eyelashes:

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Eyeliner

Eyeliners define your eyes like no other, that is when they are applied correctly. Rimmel Exaggerate eye liner does the job:

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Lipgloss

The right lipgloss is just the right highlight you need for your lips. NARS Cosmetics Turkish Delight lipgloss is a perfect choice:

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The Chanel Wild Rose lipgloss is a fantastic shade too:

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These are just samples you could look out for when next you are in a beauty store. Remember the famous Helena Rubinstein’s words

There are no ugly women, only lazy ones.

 

 

 

 

 

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