How have you been? Lately, I am feeling so positive about life and about all the cool things blogging brings in my life: from meeting the blogging community around London at events such as the Festival Pop Up x Grab the Hanger and starting new collaborations.
I have a great announcement to make today. I am introducing a new category on MissAndrada.com: Beauty. I remember having make-overs at my place when I was about 14 where I was straightening my friend’s hair, giving tips on make-up, applying masks for hair and face, tweezing the eyebrows, using rich body moisturisers..you name it and 100% I did it. Growing up, I kept learning about beauty and everyone around me asked me loads of questions about products and how they can achieve their desired look. I was used to offering tips to people on beauty and it didn’t really surprise me when I was randomly getting asked, but actually it meant I was able to give them value. And this is what I want to achieve with my beauty section, to give you valuable tips and tricks that I have learnt in the last 9 years. Yes, that’s right! I am giving it all out: all my beauty tricks will be revealed.
I’m launching the series with a Spring / Summer Make-up Look. As seen on runways for London and Paris Fashion Week, the focus for this season is on glowy skin. Glowing highlights, glossy eyes and hints of baby pink are super trending right now. Watch the video below for a better view of the make-up:
First thing you need for pulling off this look is high-quality foundation. From all the foundations I have tried, the Estée Lauder Double Wear is worth the hype. I have started using it a couple of weeks ago and I have to say, I am hooked on it! The foundation is resistant to heat, streaks and humidity and protects your skin from sunlight – perfect for this season!
Start by applying it on your hand and then with a foundation brush, start buffing it on your face and neck. You will notice that the foundation tends to mattify quickly on your skin, so don’t apply too much. I like to apply a bit more after if I feel like it. Instead of going through so many drug store foundations until you find the right one, get yourself a good one that will leave you with this healthy skin feeling. Although it’s medium to high coverage, it doesn’t feel heavy and the highlight looks AMAZING on top of it.
For my eyes, I mainly used the DirtySweet shade in my Naked Smoky Palette. You can use any golden shade as the focus is on the skin here. On the corner of the eyes until the middle of my lid, I have applied the Rodial Stemcell Super-Food Glam Lip Balm. The eyes can get a bit sticky and if you plan to wear this for a long time, get ready to re-touch the make-up once in a while.
Keep the skin glowing and add something hydrating on your lips. Here, I am using the Rodial Stemcell Super-Food Glam Lip Balm that leaves my lips feeling super full and hydrated. The balm has a subtle fragrance particular for luxury brands.
Shop the foundation and lip-balm on Notino. The website stocks an amazing range of brands: from luxury make-up to more affordable brands that are not available in other UK stores.
Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Notino. As always, all words and opinions are my own.
Have you tried the Double Wear yet? How do you find it? Let me know in the comments below 🙂
Have a beautiful Sunday,