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PERFECT for mature skin! I highly recommend all Dermalogica product… this one I use myself! 

A dual-action exfoliating cleanser that smooths, retexturizes and delivers ultra-clear skin that you’ll notice after just one use. Also, helps hydrate and brighten.

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Dermalogica Age Smart Skin Resurfacing Cleanser

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How to get rid of blackheads and keep them away.

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I’m pretty certain to say that no one likes blackheads, they’re horrible and they make you feel paranoid about yourself. But here are some tips to get rid of them and keep them away.

If you’re not sure if you have blackheads or not then what you’re looking for is:


oily skin, shiny, open pores, black looking plugs in the skin.
Probably 95% of the world population has had blackheads so it’s nothing to be embarassed about.  

Why do we get them?

We get blackheads because  1) you’re prone to them and have oily skin/combination skin 2) maybe you’re using the wrong products 3) or maybe you’re not using any products at all.

What products you should use:

Anything with teatree or witch hazel in, always cleanse, tone and moisturise every morning and night and also use a clay mask once/twice a week to help release the spots. 

Tips to get rid of or prevent them from happening:

If you already are experiencing trouble with blackheads then try investing in an comedone extractor, you can buy them from your local sally’s services store. they are probably abour £3-£5

How to use it-

1) Steam your face for about 5 minutes either over a steamer or over a bowl of red hot water. (Or after you’ve had a shower)

I personally think the best end results are if you use a steamer though. 

2) Then once you have steamed your face, blot it carefully dry. 

3) Then place your comedone extractor over the blackhead and “rock, roll and stroke” then blackhead. (rock from side to side, roll around and then stroke) this is the best method as it will prevent getting any scars. 

Note - Wipe the comedone extractor with some surgical spirit or some alcohol after each use then at the end after you’ve removed the blackheads wipe your face over with witch hazel and moisturise. 


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MAC Star Violet vs Coastal Scents Hot Pot in Raisin Berry (Burgundy metallic shadows)
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Burgundy (reddened purple) is to me a more fun shade to wear because it has a lot more cool red tones in it than a pure plum (more of a brown-purple), though the colors are close. 
Two of my favorites are: 
MAC Star Violet (Veluxe Pearl) Shadow $15.00
Coastal Scents Hot Pot in ME15 Raisin Berry $1.99 (yes!)
If you have to get one, of COURSE get the Coastal Scents. The quality is very good, the shadow is extremely pigmented and very metallic. In fact, this is one of the hot pots where the texture is similar to an Urban Decay shadow, which is always a great thing.
Star Violet is a softer burgundy with a brighter pink-brown shine. Because this is a Veluxe Pearl, it has that super fine-grained, almost-molten sheen, which is gorgeous. Raisin Berry is a deeper wine-burgundy, and equally metallic and rich. This also comes on a lot stronger than the MAC shadow, so take note if you prefer lighter pigmentation. 
Both shades are absolutely beautiful, and work with just about all eye colors. They especially make blue-green eyes stand out, and would look fantastic over dark skins as well. 
Perfect with a nude or pale pink mouth!
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MAC Star Violet vs Coastal Scents Hot Pot in Raisin Berry (Burgundy metallic shadows)
—-
Burgundy (reddened purple) is to me a more fun shade to wear because it has a lot more cool red tones in it than a pure plum (more of a brown-purple), though the colors are close. 
Two of my favorites are: 
MAC Star Violet (Veluxe Pearl) Shadow $15.00
Coastal Scents Hot Pot in ME15 Raisin Berry $1.99 (yes!)
If you have to get one, of COURSE get the Coastal Scents. The quality is very good, the shadow is extremely pigmented and very metallic. In fact, this is one of the hot pots where the texture is similar to an Urban Decay shadow, which is always a great thing.
Star Violet is a softer burgundy with a brighter pink-brown shine. Because this is a Veluxe Pearl, it has that super fine-grained, almost-molten sheen, which is gorgeous. Raisin Berry is a deeper wine-burgundy, and equally metallic and rich. This also comes on a lot stronger than the MAC shadow, so take note if you prefer lighter pigmentation. 
Both shades are absolutely beautiful, and work with just about all eye colors. They especially make blue-green eyes stand out, and would look fantastic over dark skins as well. 
Perfect with a nude or pale pink mouth!
Zoom Info
makeupbox:

MAC Star Violet vs Coastal Scents Hot Pot in Raisin Berry (Burgundy metallic shadows)
—-
Burgundy (reddened purple) is to me a more fun shade to wear because it has a lot more cool red tones in it than a pure plum (more of a brown-purple), though the colors are close. 
Two of my favorites are: 
MAC Star Violet (Veluxe Pearl) Shadow $15.00
Coastal Scents Hot Pot in ME15 Raisin Berry $1.99 (yes!)
If you have to get one, of COURSE get the Coastal Scents. The quality is very good, the shadow is extremely pigmented and very metallic. In fact, this is one of the hot pots where the texture is similar to an Urban Decay shadow, which is always a great thing.
Star Violet is a softer burgundy with a brighter pink-brown shine. Because this is a Veluxe Pearl, it has that super fine-grained, almost-molten sheen, which is gorgeous. Raisin Berry is a deeper wine-burgundy, and equally metallic and rich. This also comes on a lot stronger than the MAC shadow, so take note if you prefer lighter pigmentation. 
Both shades are absolutely beautiful, and work with just about all eye colors. They especially make blue-green eyes stand out, and would look fantastic over dark skins as well. 
Perfect with a nude or pale pink mouth!
Zoom Info

makeupbox:

MAC Star Violet vs Coastal Scents Hot Pot in Raisin Berry (Burgundy metallic shadows)

—-

Burgundy (reddened purple) is to me a more fun shade to wear because it has a lot more cool red tones in it than a pure plum (more of a brown-purple), though the colors are close. 

Two of my favorites are: 

If you have to get one, of COURSE get the Coastal Scents. The quality is very good, the shadow is extremely pigmented and very metallic. In fact, this is one of the hot pots where the texture is similar to an Urban Decay shadow, which is always a great thing.

Star Violet is a softer burgundy with a brighter pink-brown shine. Because this is a Veluxe Pearl, it has that super fine-grained, almost-molten sheen, which is gorgeous. Raisin Berry is a deeper wine-burgundy, and equally metallic and rich. This also comes on a lot stronger than the MAC shadow, so take note if you prefer lighter pigmentation. 

Both shades are absolutely beautiful, and work with just about all eye colors. They especially make blue-green eyes stand out, and would look fantastic over dark skins as well. 

Perfect with a nude or pale pink mouth!

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Nicki Minaj Allure Cover Makeup (Simplified)
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Nicki Minaj, to me, epitomizes “irreverent, colorful, and fierce” and her loud style makes her a really fun celebrity to watch. While her wigs, makeup, and outfits span every color of the rainbow, she does tend to favor one lipstick shade above all others. Pink.
Pink Nouveau, to be exact. One of my all-time favorite pink lipsticks.
(The same Pink Nouveau that Lady Gaga also listed as one of her favorite lipsticks before she became a global style-icon and got her own MAC Viva Glam namesake.)
In this month’s issue of Allure, Nicki wore a pale blue-pink on the cover which caught my eye. Turns out it looked familiar because it was none other than MAC’s Amplified Creme lipstick in Saint Germain.
And because the rest of the makeup was so Classic, simple and soft, I decided to just do a quick and simplified tutorial with subtler eye makeup, for anyone who wants to recreate it. Nicki was made up using 2 neutral MAC shadows, (matte beige and matte taupe brown) but I recommend the 88 Warm palette if you’re on a budget.
—-
The eye makeup is actually very typical of a sleepy Marilyn Monroe eye, with a pale lid, contoured crease, pale waterline, and false lashes.

Step 1: Pack a pale pink-toned beige on the lids. You can use Blanc Type by MAC or just blend some of the soft matte beiges and creams from the 88 Warm Palette together.
—-

Step 2: Define the socket line with a little soft matte taupe. Sweep along the arc to sculpt and define your eye socket but don’t go all the way inside to the inner corners of the eyes.
—-

Step 3:Apply a matte beige (or yellow or white) pencil to your waterline. This helps to open up your eyes.
—-

Step 4-1: To draw the angular winged liner, begin with a flick at the outer corners, angled like it’s an extension of your lower lash line as it slopes upwards. Gel liner is the easiest product to control.
—-

Step 4-2: Then draw another line from the outer tip diagonally inwards to the center of the eye. Try to draw an almost-straight line as you pull the brush inwards, and that will give you the angularity and drama of an Italian diva, as it tilts your eye shape dramatically.
—-

Step 5: In keeping with Nicki’s look, I applied false lashes which are much longer on the outer halves. She was wearing double-lashes for more drama, but I didn’t feel that to be necessary in this case.
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Cheeks: I applied bronzer along the cheek bones to sculpt the face a little, and then ran a soft glowing pink (MAC Sunday Afternoon Pearlmatte powder - limited edition) on top of the cheeks. If you don’t have this, any soft luminous pink would do.
—-
Lips: If you have a dark lip line, make sure you apply a little flesh-colored lip base or non-creamy concealer around the lips, and then just coat with a layer of bright, pastel, blue-based pink like Saint Germain. (If you are really pale, you may need to use Barry M 100 Baby Pink Lip Paint to get a similar effect against your skin).
Zoom Info
makeupbox:

Nicki Minaj Allure Cover Makeup (Simplified)
—-
Nicki Minaj, to me, epitomizes “irreverent, colorful, and fierce” and her loud style makes her a really fun celebrity to watch. While her wigs, makeup, and outfits span every color of the rainbow, she does tend to favor one lipstick shade above all others. Pink.
Pink Nouveau, to be exact. One of my all-time favorite pink lipsticks.
(The same Pink Nouveau that Lady Gaga also listed as one of her favorite lipsticks before she became a global style-icon and got her own MAC Viva Glam namesake.)
In this month’s issue of Allure, Nicki wore a pale blue-pink on the cover which caught my eye. Turns out it looked familiar because it was none other than MAC’s Amplified Creme lipstick in Saint Germain.
And because the rest of the makeup was so Classic, simple and soft, I decided to just do a quick and simplified tutorial with subtler eye makeup, for anyone who wants to recreate it. Nicki was made up using 2 neutral MAC shadows, (matte beige and matte taupe brown) but I recommend the 88 Warm palette if you’re on a budget.
—-
The eye makeup is actually very typical of a sleepy Marilyn Monroe eye, with a pale lid, contoured crease, pale waterline, and false lashes.

Step 1: Pack a pale pink-toned beige on the lids. You can use Blanc Type by MAC or just blend some of the soft matte beiges and creams from the 88 Warm Palette together.
—-

Step 2: Define the socket line with a little soft matte taupe. Sweep along the arc to sculpt and define your eye socket but don’t go all the way inside to the inner corners of the eyes.
—-

Step 3:Apply a matte beige (or yellow or white) pencil to your waterline. This helps to open up your eyes.
—-

Step 4-1: To draw the angular winged liner, begin with a flick at the outer corners, angled like it’s an extension of your lower lash line as it slopes upwards. Gel liner is the easiest product to control.
—-

Step 4-2: Then draw another line from the outer tip diagonally inwards to the center of the eye. Try to draw an almost-straight line as you pull the brush inwards, and that will give you the angularity and drama of an Italian diva, as it tilts your eye shape dramatically.
—-

Step 5: In keeping with Nicki’s look, I applied false lashes which are much longer on the outer halves. She was wearing double-lashes for more drama, but I didn’t feel that to be necessary in this case.
—-
Cheeks: I applied bronzer along the cheek bones to sculpt the face a little, and then ran a soft glowing pink (MAC Sunday Afternoon Pearlmatte powder - limited edition) on top of the cheeks. If you don’t have this, any soft luminous pink would do.
—-
Lips: If you have a dark lip line, make sure you apply a little flesh-colored lip base or non-creamy concealer around the lips, and then just coat with a layer of bright, pastel, blue-based pink like Saint Germain. (If you are really pale, you may need to use Barry M 100 Baby Pink Lip Paint to get a similar effect against your skin).
Zoom Info
makeupbox:

Nicki Minaj Allure Cover Makeup (Simplified)
—-
Nicki Minaj, to me, epitomizes “irreverent, colorful, and fierce” and her loud style makes her a really fun celebrity to watch. While her wigs, makeup, and outfits span every color of the rainbow, she does tend to favor one lipstick shade above all others. Pink.
Pink Nouveau, to be exact. One of my all-time favorite pink lipsticks.
(The same Pink Nouveau that Lady Gaga also listed as one of her favorite lipsticks before she became a global style-icon and got her own MAC Viva Glam namesake.)
In this month’s issue of Allure, Nicki wore a pale blue-pink on the cover which caught my eye. Turns out it looked familiar because it was none other than MAC’s Amplified Creme lipstick in Saint Germain.
And because the rest of the makeup was so Classic, simple and soft, I decided to just do a quick and simplified tutorial with subtler eye makeup, for anyone who wants to recreate it. Nicki was made up using 2 neutral MAC shadows, (matte beige and matte taupe brown) but I recommend the 88 Warm palette if you’re on a budget.
—-
The eye makeup is actually very typical of a sleepy Marilyn Monroe eye, with a pale lid, contoured crease, pale waterline, and false lashes.

Step 1: Pack a pale pink-toned beige on the lids. You can use Blanc Type by MAC or just blend some of the soft matte beiges and creams from the 88 Warm Palette together.
—-

Step 2: Define the socket line with a little soft matte taupe. Sweep along the arc to sculpt and define your eye socket but don’t go all the way inside to the inner corners of the eyes.
—-

Step 3:Apply a matte beige (or yellow or white) pencil to your waterline. This helps to open up your eyes.
—-

Step 4-1: To draw the angular winged liner, begin with a flick at the outer corners, angled like it’s an extension of your lower lash line as it slopes upwards. Gel liner is the easiest product to control.
—-

Step 4-2: Then draw another line from the outer tip diagonally inwards to the center of the eye. Try to draw an almost-straight line as you pull the brush inwards, and that will give you the angularity and drama of an Italian diva, as it tilts your eye shape dramatically.
—-

Step 5: In keeping with Nicki’s look, I applied false lashes which are much longer on the outer halves. She was wearing double-lashes for more drama, but I didn’t feel that to be necessary in this case.
—-
Cheeks: I applied bronzer along the cheek bones to sculpt the face a little, and then ran a soft glowing pink (MAC Sunday Afternoon Pearlmatte powder - limited edition) on top of the cheeks. If you don’t have this, any soft luminous pink would do.
—-
Lips: If you have a dark lip line, make sure you apply a little flesh-colored lip base or non-creamy concealer around the lips, and then just coat with a layer of bright, pastel, blue-based pink like Saint Germain. (If you are really pale, you may need to use Barry M 100 Baby Pink Lip Paint to get a similar effect against your skin).
Zoom Info
makeupbox:

Nicki Minaj Allure Cover Makeup (Simplified)
—-
Nicki Minaj, to me, epitomizes “irreverent, colorful, and fierce” and her loud style makes her a really fun celebrity to watch. While her wigs, makeup, and outfits span every color of the rainbow, she does tend to favor one lipstick shade above all others. Pink.
Pink Nouveau, to be exact. One of my all-time favorite pink lipsticks.
(The same Pink Nouveau that Lady Gaga also listed as one of her favorite lipsticks before she became a global style-icon and got her own MAC Viva Glam namesake.)
In this month’s issue of Allure, Nicki wore a pale blue-pink on the cover which caught my eye. Turns out it looked familiar because it was none other than MAC’s Amplified Creme lipstick in Saint Germain.
And because the rest of the makeup was so Classic, simple and soft, I decided to just do a quick and simplified tutorial with subtler eye makeup, for anyone who wants to recreate it. Nicki was made up using 2 neutral MAC shadows, (matte beige and matte taupe brown) but I recommend the 88 Warm palette if you’re on a budget.
—-
The eye makeup is actually very typical of a sleepy Marilyn Monroe eye, with a pale lid, contoured crease, pale waterline, and false lashes.

Step 1: Pack a pale pink-toned beige on the lids. You can use Blanc Type by MAC or just blend some of the soft matte beiges and creams from the 88 Warm Palette together.
—-

Step 2: Define the socket line with a little soft matte taupe. Sweep along the arc to sculpt and define your eye socket but don’t go all the way inside to the inner corners of the eyes.
—-

Step 3:Apply a matte beige (or yellow or white) pencil to your waterline. This helps to open up your eyes.
—-

Step 4-1: To draw the angular winged liner, begin with a flick at the outer corners, angled like it’s an extension of your lower lash line as it slopes upwards. Gel liner is the easiest product to control.
—-

Step 4-2: Then draw another line from the outer tip diagonally inwards to the center of the eye. Try to draw an almost-straight line as you pull the brush inwards, and that will give you the angularity and drama of an Italian diva, as it tilts your eye shape dramatically.
—-

Step 5: In keeping with Nicki’s look, I applied false lashes which are much longer on the outer halves. She was wearing double-lashes for more drama, but I didn’t feel that to be necessary in this case.
—-
Cheeks: I applied bronzer along the cheek bones to sculpt the face a little, and then ran a soft glowing pink (MAC Sunday Afternoon Pearlmatte powder - limited edition) on top of the cheeks. If you don’t have this, any soft luminous pink would do.
—-
Lips: If you have a dark lip line, make sure you apply a little flesh-colored lip base or non-creamy concealer around the lips, and then just coat with a layer of bright, pastel, blue-based pink like Saint Germain. (If you are really pale, you may need to use Barry M 100 Baby Pink Lip Paint to get a similar effect against your skin).
Zoom Info

makeupbox:

Nicki Minaj Allure Cover Makeup (Simplified)

—-

Nicki Minaj, to me, epitomizes “irreverent, colorful, and fierce” and her loud style makes her a really fun celebrity to watch. While her wigs, makeup, and outfits span every color of the rainbow, she does tend to favor one lipstick shade above all others. Pink.

Pink Nouveau, to be exact. One of my all-time favorite pink lipsticks.

(The same Pink Nouveau that Lady Gaga also listed as one of her favorite lipsticks before she became a global style-icon and got her own MAC Viva Glam namesake.)

In this month’s issue of Allure, Nicki wore a pale blue-pink on the cover which caught my eye. Turns out it looked familiar because it was none other than MAC’s Amplified Creme lipstick in Saint Germain.

And because the rest of the makeup was so Classic, simple and soft, I decided to just do a quick and simplified tutorial with subtler eye makeup, for anyone who wants to recreate it. Nicki was made up using 2 neutral MAC shadows, (matte beige and matte taupe brown) but I recommend the 88 Warm palette if you’re on a budget.

—-

The eye makeup is actually very typical of a sleepy Marilyn Monroe eye, with a pale lid, contoured crease, pale waterline, and false lashes.

Step 1: Pack a pale pink-toned beige on the lids. You can use Blanc Type by MAC or just blend some of the soft matte beiges and creams from the 88 Warm Palette together.

—-

Step 2: Define the socket line with a little soft matte taupe. Sweep along the arc to sculpt and define your eye socket but don’t go all the way inside to the inner corners of the eyes.

—-

Step 3:Apply a matte beige (or yellow or white) pencil to your waterline. This helps to open up your eyes.

—-

Step 4-1: To draw the angular winged liner, begin with a flick at the outer corners, angled like it’s an extension of your lower lash line as it slopes upwards. Gel liner is the easiest product to control.

—-

Step 4-2: Then draw another line from the outer tip diagonally inwards to the center of the eye. Try to draw an almost-straight line as you pull the brush inwards, and that will give you the angularity and drama of an Italian diva, as it tilts your eye shape dramatically.

—-

Step 5: In keeping with Nicki’s look, I applied false lashes which are much longer on the outer halves. She was wearing double-lashes for more drama, but I didn’t feel that to be necessary in this case.

—-

Cheeks: I applied bronzer along the cheek bones to sculpt the face a little, and then ran a soft glowing pink (MAC Sunday Afternoon Pearlmatte powder - limited edition) on top of the cheeks. If you don’t have this, any soft luminous pink would do.

—-

Lips: If you have a dark lip line, make sure you apply a little flesh-colored lip base or non-creamy concealer around the lips, and then just coat with a layer of bright, pastel, blue-based pink like Saint Germain. (If you are really pale, you may need to use Barry M 100 Baby Pink Lip Paint to get a similar effect against your skin).

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