Thursday, March 28, 2013

'Clump Defy' False Lash Mascara by Max Factor.

Max Factors newest mascara offering comes in the form of 'Clump Defy' by False Lash Effect,
 the purple little number below :)
It promises to add 'mega volume' without the clumps!

Its anti-clump curved brush has specially designed bristles that define the lashes while delivering 'custom fitted volume' without the clumps.

Monday, March 25, 2013

La Roche-Posay 'Physiological Foaming Water'

Treating sensitive skin can be a pain, especially when products touted as being suitable for sensitive skin just about burn the face off ya! I've gone though bouts of sensitive periods when it comes to my skin so I know how this can be, but luckily I am generally ok with most products. For any of my clients who suffer with sensitive skin, I always refer them to the La Roche-Posay or Vichy products. They just really hit the nail on the head when it comes to high-tolerance products. Both brands are known for the inclusion of soothing Thermal Spring Water in their products and this is no different in La Roche-Posays' newest addition to their Physiological cleansing range,  the 'Physiological Foaming Water'.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Welcome to LetzMakeup!

Hey Folks :)

I'm sure many of ye are aware that Youtube has YET AGAIN changed the channel layout meaning more fiddling about with banners and the likes, but this time they have included a space for a 'welcome' video for non-subscribed visitors to your channel. This is a short introductory video summing up your channel for people who might not know what it is about! Anyhow, I think it's actually quite a good idea and here's my offering :)

Mega Makeup Haul!! .....with some clothes & shoes too :)

Hey Guys :)
After a lovely long weekend away to London I 'm back with loads of goodies to share with ye all :)  Most of these will feature heavily in upcoming videos and blog posts in the near future of course but in the mean time, get yeerselves comfy and sit down with a nice hot drink to watch the haul video!

(I was shocked I was able to get it down to under half an hour!! ha ha )

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Sleek Makeup 'Lagoon' i-divine palette; Aqua Collection

Sleek Makeup's 2013 Spring Collection comes in the form of their 'Aqua' Collection above which is a celebration of brights and is inspired by the sea and oceanic 'hues'. 
The collection comprises of;
'Lagoon' i-divine palette £7.99
Mirrored Pink Blush £4.49
Deep Waves Nail Set (4 colours) £9.99

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Weekend Away! My Travel Makeup & Toiletries (Cabin Luggage)

Well! I'm away to London town tomorrow for the long weekend and to get out of dodge for my birthday, a.k.a, St. Patricks Day!
I have been saving so as I can spend til my little heart's content and come home with lovely new makeup to play with and to share with all of ye of course :)
I packed a modest enough makeup and toiletries set for my 4 day journey as I will be picking up plenty over there (Hello Pro Store!!!) and I booked a bag in on my return flight as well.
So here is what I am bringing with me....

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Lancome 'Teint Visionnaire' Foundation & Concealer Duo; Review & Demo.

 I went a bit mental there a couple of weeks ago spending a bit above my budget on makeup, between Brown Thomas and Boots, & one of those purchases was the €45 (£36) Lancome 'Teint Visionnaire' Foundation & Concealer Duo. Considering you're getting 2 products in the package, it's not actually a bad price for such a high end foundation, well 3 products almost as the foundation contains the Visionnaire Super Serum.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

New! Vichy Blemish Blaster.... NormaDerm 'Hyaluspot'

Vichy have just recently released the newest addition to their skin-clearing 'Normaderm' line  in the form of 'Hyaluspot'.... A transparent spot fighting gel that is designed to 'stop the spot' after just 2 hrs and clear it 'without a trace' after 48hrs!
Pretty bold claims by the skincare giant but I have to say, whether it be beginners luck or not, I have had great success with this gel so far.  I haven't been suffering with breakouts as much lately as I was last year thankfully, but I still usually have at least one or 2 small little feckers hanging about somewhere on my face at any one time.
 Since I received this guy a couple of weeks ago, any bump, spot or blemish that appeared on my face has been immediately smothered by the gel and not one of them developed into the nasty raised, angry red lump that usually happens.
 Interestingly, Vichy report that we subconsciously touch our mugs on average 65 times a day... resulting in more bacteria being transferred to our skins' surface inducing blemishes on weakened spots of the skin and aggravating existing blemishes!
 The 'Hyaluspot' works by protecting spots from this bacteria and further contamination to encourage faster healing.
 It contains moisturising 1% 'Hyaluronic Acid' which forms a film over the area protecting it from contaminants and stopping the spots' further development, plus anti-inflammatory properties to sooth and help the healing process.

Beauty Things I SUCK at!! (TAG)

Thought this would be a fun tag to do!!

Sharons Video. ....


Thursday, March 7, 2013

Bright Blue-Green with Purple Makeup Tutorial.

Products used;

MAC Mineralize Moisture Foundation SPF15 'NC15'
MAC Mineralize SkinFinish Natural 'Light'
Inglot Cream Blusher #84
MAC EyeShadow 'Short Shorts' (Dupe for 'Shroom')

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

La Roche-Posay 'Nutritic Intense' - Dry Skin Saviour

Dry to super dry skin is thankfully a condition I don't generally suffer from... yet! But working on all the different skin types on a daily basis, I am very well aware of the discomfort and annoyance it can cause to those of you who do suffer from dry, tight, flakey skin.
La Roche-Posay have recently launched their newest dry skin remedy in the form of their Nutritic Intense formulas which promise to "reconstitute dry skin layer by layer, relieving painful sensations & offering comfort & suppleness while soothing the skin", and all this is thanks to their new breakthrough active ingredient; MP-LIPIDS. These lipid lads basically help repair the skins barrier function which is compromised due to the lack of natural lipids in the skin, causing the sensitivity, redness, tightness and all the other uncomfortable side effects associated with dry skin.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

New MAC Foundation!! PLUS Bye bye's & new shades.

Howdy Folks,

It's finally here!! The new MAC foundation; Mineralize Moisture SPF15 Foundation. It has been available online from last Thursday and will be available to purchase in person from counters from this Thursday March 7th in USA, Europe etc but NOT in Asia until beginning of 2014.

It comes in a 30ml bottle & will retail for €36.50 in Ireland and I think about $33 in the States.

It is replacing the Mineralize SatinFinish Foundation that was the original liquid foundation released as part of the Mineralize range, but it totally kicks its ass in regards to quality, finish, feel... pretty much everything!

As ye may have picked up from that, I'm a fan!

It's a sheer to medium luminous, natural satin finish foundation containing minerals (MAC's 77 mineral complex) and other beneficial ingredients such as Shea butter and Vitamin E - a powerful anti-oxidant.
It also contains powders to create an "optical blurring effect" to help hide the appearance of imperfections and fine lines etc.
And it contains an all important Broad Spectrum SPF15 for skin protection against sun damage and aging.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Makeup & Beauty Favourites; Jan/Feb '13

Products mentioned;

MAC Prep & Prime 'Moisture Infusion Serum'
Soap & Glory 'Feel Good Factor SPF25' Moisturiser
Clinique 'Super Defense SPF25' Moisturiser
Soap & Glory 'Hocus Focus' Instant Visual Flaw Softening Lotion
La Roche-Posay 'Nutritic Intense' Moisturiser
Vichy 'Idealia' Moisturiser