29 December 2014

New and Favourite Highlighters

There are so many different kind of highlighters. Highlighting pens, Concealers, shimmer powders, matte powders etc, but finding one that's right for you can be tricky. Firstly, try not to confuse Concealers with highlighters. Of course use a lighter concealer for coverage and to highlight points of your face you would like to bring forward, however don't mix this up with a shimmery highlighter. The last thing you want to do is pack on highlighter where you would put your concealer e.g on blemishes, scars under the eyes, as this will make everything look shimmery and more obvious!

Tips for the perfect glow : 

• apply an illuminator/ llluminating moisturiser underneath your foundation (Sanctuary do an amazing radiance cream!) - this adds light and reflection through the foundation.

• apply a bright highlighter to the top of your cheek bones, bridge of the nose, Cupid's bow & forehead. My favourites will be listed below!

• finish off your look with a make up setting spray, this reduces the look of powdery skin, creating even more of a sheen to the skin.

My Favourite highlighters:

NARS - Albatross
Gorgeous white colour with a gold shimmer undertone, perfect for the tops of cheek bones. 
MAC - Vanilla Pigment
Lovely bright white pigment, use this on your brow bone for ultimate glow!
MAC - Soft and Gentle
Amazing on every skin tone, more of a Bronzey colour with specs of gold shimmer , lovely for cheeks and even eyes.

Hope this post has helped anyone with choosing a highlighter! 
What are your favourites? Any drugstore bargains? Let me know in the comments below :)

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Molly xo 


26 December 2014

New makeup for my Kit: NARS , Anastasia & MAC

Merry christmas everyone! I hope you've all had a lovely day and been spoilt rotten. This Christmas, I mainly wanted makeup, to expand my kit and add new products that have been raved over! Living in the UK, it's hard to get a hold of the famous American products such as Anastasia Beverly Hills, Lorac , Make up geek etc.. However this year I was lucky enough to get my hands on some!

Products listed left to right: 

MAC P&P yellow radiance primer
MAC Give me sun Bronzer
MAC Vanilla Pigment
NARS Loose translucent powder
Anastasia Brow Pomade - Medium Brown
NARS Albatross Highlighter 
Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit
Anastasia Beverly Hills angled brow brush
Naked 2 Palette & Naked Basics 2
NARS Bronzer in Irr├ęsistiblement
MAC Liners: Spice, Stripdown, Feline
MAC Lipstick in Myth
NARS Sheer Glow foundation in Fiji
NARS illuminator in Copacabana 
MAC Face & Body in C1
Anastasia brow wax pencil 
NARS Creamy concealer in Chantilly
MAC highlighting shadows in Shroom & Nylon

I'm so so grateful for all of these amazing gifts I got for Christmas, my family are amazing, they clearly all know me too well. I can't wait to use these on my clients! 
My next posts will definatley consist of swatches and reviews of the products!

Hope you all have an amazing new year,

Molly xo

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15 December 2014

Face of The Day • | All About The Glow

Christmas is creeping up on us so fast!! 

Along side working, christmas shopping and present wrapping, I've also been making over a couple of lovely ladies for their Christmas parties and events over the past few weekends.
Make room for lots of glitter, shimmer and highlight for that festive glow!

Below is a look I loved creating. One of my favourite things about make up is the ability to enhance our natural features, not to just cover them up with foundation. Everything in moderation will create a more flawless look, rather than a thick matte complexion. I wanted to keep the skin the main focus, soft subtle and glowy, paired with a shimmery bright yet smokey eye.

How stunning?!?!



NARS Sheer Glow Foundation
MAC Prolongwear Concealer
Revlon Illuminator in BARE
MAC Prep + Prime Translucent Setting Powder

MAC Soft Ocre Paint Pot
Pearl highlight from Superdrug (not sure of the name, sorry!)
MAC Saddle, Brule, Carbon
Urban Decay Buck / (& Shimmery Taupe colour from NP2)
MAC Blacktrack Gel Liner

MAC Cream Pearl Highlighter
MAC Soft & Gentle Highlighter
Benefit Hoola Bronzer
MAC Harmony

MAC Boldly Bare Liner
Barry M Natural Liner
Revlon Honey Beige Lipstick
Benefit Life On The A List Lipgloss

Christmas make ups are always my favourite! Can anybody recommend a nice drugstore cream/liquid illuminator / highlighter? I can never have too many! Also, how amazing are those brows? Serious brow envy! For more make up posts please check out my Instagram page : mollysbeautylife

Molly xo


7 December 2014

Face Of The Day • | Christmas Party

Good afternoon everyone :)!

I thought it would be nice to do a 'Face Of The Day' from the face behind the blog, me!

Last night was my works Christmas party in Manchester, so we all got glammed up. 
I also got to do the make up for a few lovely ladies for their parties, pictures and details will be up in the next few posts!

I wanted to keep my makeup simple, dewy and glowy, yet still dramatic.



NARS Illuminating Primer
NARS Sheer Glow Foundation
MAC Select Cover Up Concealer
Collection Lasting Finish Concealer
Elf Cosmetics Cream Contour Kit

MAC Cream Pearl Highlighter
MAC Soft and Gentle Highlighter
MAC Hoola Bronzer
MAC Peaches Blusher

MAC Soft Ocre Paint Pot
Urban Decay / Foxy & Black Shadow
MAC / Saddle, Swiss Chocolate, Amber Lights
Barry M / Gold Loose Pigment
MAC Blacktrax Gel Liner
Ardell Lashes 

MAC Myth Lipstick
Maybelline Honey Beige Lipstick
Rimmel Liner / Spice

I am loving brown and beige lippys at the moment, paired up with a brown liner and you're good to go!

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Molly xo

5 December 2014

For the love of Lip Liners • | mollysbeautylife

Hello beauties! 

When it comes to lip liners, finding which one works for you can be tricky. It doesn't have to cost you the earth for a good quality liner, especially if you're experimenting with new looks and styles. 

I popped into Boots on my lunch break - the UK's equivalent of a 'Drugstore'. I picked up a few Rimmel and Collection liners. As I am fair skinned, it is so hard to find the perfect colour. They always seem to be too orange, too brown or too red! If you're fair skinned, I feel your pain! 

Below are a few of the colours I picked up :

Recently I've really been after autumnal lip colours, so I instantly gravitated towards these.

Shades from left to right:
• Collection / Espresso
• Rimmel / Tiramisu
• Collection / Ruby Rose
• Collection / Mulberry
• Collection / Plum
• Rimmel / Spice

If you're not confident with lining your lips or the colours that compliment your skin tone, I recommend picking up a few of these liners for beginners! For £1.99 from Collection, you can't go wrong, plus try have a great range of shades. 

What's your favourite drugstore nude lip liner? I need help finding a new one! 

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Molly xo
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