My Makeup: Getting My Glow On

I ditched powder a few months ago now. My MAC Mineralise Skinfinish Natural was no longer cutting it. Its made my base look heavy, too matte and it gave me an all round cake-face – yack! My skin is still normal/combination so I do get the odd oily area here and there by now I just mop it up with some blotting tissues (the Boscia Green Tea ones are amazing) and then dab some Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection concealer on the area if needed to matte it down slightly. This week I’ve gone back to basics with my makeup, no eyeshadow here today, so let me tell you what I’ve had slapped on my face recently.

My all time favourite foundation is still the Jemma Kidd Light As Air, however when I’m having a lazy day or fancy a lighter coverage, the Laura Mercier Oil Free Tinted Moisturiser in Sand is my go to product. I don’t think I can rave about this enough, if you usually prefer fuller coverage foundations but want to give a tinted moisturiser a go then this a perfect ‘transition’ product for you. For my undereyes I have sidelined my usual Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer and swapped it for the By Terry Touche Veloutee in Beige. I feel another rave coming on here! As much as I love the Bobbi Brown the By Terry gives great coverage under the eyes and feels much lighter on the skin; it’s also got a subtle highlighting effect, nothing too Twilight-esque but dark circle covering. My eyelashes are a mix of Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara (but on my top lashes) and eyelash extensions which I will be doing a full review of soon. This week I’ve kept my cheeks simple, skipping blush as my skin has been a little redder recently and just going for bronzer and highlight. For bronzer it’s always my NARS Laguna. I’m nearly the ‘shattering’ stage that this tends to go through once you hit pan and I’m not looking forward to it. Then for cheeks I’ve rediscovered a product that I haven’t used for a few months, the Jemma Kidd Dewy Glow Dewy Glow All Over Radiance Creme in Ice Gold. This stuff is amazing – heck, you see the glow in the picture? I run this over my cheekbones, down the centre of my nose and on my cupids bow with a MAC 188 Brush. Dewy complexion heaven! MAC Hue on the lips – god isn’t this starting to sound repetitive – and then I’m good to go!

I’ve actually rediscovered quite a few products recently that were hidden in the depths of my drawers, would you guys like to see a ‘Shopping My Stash’ video? Let me know!


  • sarah.cottingham

    Love the lip colour 🙂

  • Brightowngirl

    Would love a shopping my stash video please. Great post as always. 🙂 xx

  • jrebeccaadams

    Yes! “Shopping My Stash” video!!!!  Your skin looks lovely in that picture aswell by the way:)


  • samantha claxton

    In one of your videos could you please do a small bit on using bronzers? I love the look of them but they are the only product that I am not confident in applying, and I really feel like I am missing out x

  • Marta Jurkowska

    I really enjoy reading your blog as the layout is very clean looking. It is definitely clear how much effort you are putting into making it look perfect. This make-up looks gorgeous. Yes, do a ‘Shopping My Stash’ video. It’s always great to see yourself or somebody else rediscovering old products. Have a great day x

  • Line

    Yes please do a ‘shopping my stash’ video! Also I know this is kind of weird, but I have to say I just love your skin tone, it’s really gorgeous. 🙂 x

  • tilly_boe

    I love your hair sooooo much:)

  • laura cohu

    would love to see a shop the stash video, i know i’m really bad at only using a couple of products from my (rather too large) collection

    laura x

  • Anonymous

    shopping my stash sounds like a great idea 😉
    i love both the JK light as air foundation and the dewy glow: perfect!
    xx 🙂

  • I think thats a great idea for your next vid!!

    look forward to see it!! 

  • Clay Beauty

    You always make natural make up look so nice ! Picked up a few tips as well, great post 🙂 xx

  • Victoria_street

    Whats lighter doll Sand or Bisque x

  • Victoria_street

    Oh and a defo yes for the Shopping The Stash Vid 🙂 x

  • Lucy

    the Jemma Kidd Dewy glow looks gorgeous! i’m so sure i saw it somewhere for £13!xx

  • I think I’m going to give the laura mercier a try!

  • Koren

    I got the jk dewy glow after you raved about it the first time and i love it!!! I think i am going to have to cave to laura mercier, esp as they.have just opened a counter where i live!!!

  • all about the girl

    Your skin looks lovely and clear, so jealous. Make up looks great 🙂


  • Linda

    Yes please to a shopping the stash video. I love those videos the most as unlike hauls that encourage buying, the shopping my stash videos remind me to use up my makeup. 🙂

  • Great post, you look gorgeous xx

  • I’m quite surprised that the Skinfinish gave you a cake face, for me it’s the only powder to not leave my skin cakey and that’s why I love it. 

  • Emilia

    Yey! A “shopping my stash” video would be super fun to see! 🙂

  • Would love to see a “shopping my stash” video.  As I need to do this myself!!!  I have a love-hate with my msf natural.  I love the way it looks when I use it to set my makeup, but hate the way it makes my makeup look a few hours later. Super shiny and orangy. Not the look I’m looking for. So I’m on the hunt for a new powder, as I need it for my combo skin.  Love the look btw!