Friday, 14 October 2011

Liz Earle Sheer Skin

I'm not easily impressed when it comes to foundations and tinted moisturisers. Many of them I find too heavy, chalky or odd shades. I always recommend Mac face and Body
Chanel Vitalumiere
and Armani for foundation and until recently the only tinted moisturisers I recommended were Laura Mercier and Becca. However, now Liz Earle (one of my favourite brands) has created a Sheer skin tint which I absolutely love. It contains the right amount of coverage for a natural finish and gives a glowing boost to the skin. There are presently only three shades but I'm sure they'll add to the collection eventually. Reasonably priced at £21 and also with a mineral UV protection I suggest you try one out......

Sunday, 2 October 2011

London, Paris, Milan.....and Morocco!

I am currently relaxing in a five star hotel in sunny Paris after a manic two weeks of work. Shows in London and Milan, a 5am eurostar to Paris and two long days shooting the beautiful Lara Stone (supermodel and wife of David Walliams) has taken it's toll. I am tired but not complaining. It's been really fun and today I have time to relax in my white bath robe, chat to my make up pal and roomie and play with my new I pad!! As far as jobs go this is pretty good!
There have been countless make up discoveries along the way. Illuminating sticks from Madina (an amazing shop in Milan ); wonderful waxy lip pencils from Make up Store (a great make up haven on carnaby street); macs new matt mixing medium (allowing you to create your own cheek and eye creams); but above all else, the wondrous healing qualities of a well known classic, Sudocrem has to get a mention.
Roomie has had allergies over the past week and bumps have developed under her skin. To my horror she had been sleeping with Sudocrem lathered all over her chin. Amazingly the little bumps have started to disappear and she has seen a big improvement in her skin.
During shows and shoots it's not just make up tips I collect; working with amazing hair stylists you pick up a few hair secrets too. The Just Cavalli show was sponsored by Moroccan Oil  ( ) and a few of us were lucky enough to walk off with the collection of serums, sprays, and oil. Not having time to blow dry my hair at the moment, the de frizz spray has been a life saver and the oil is amazing for adding shine to dry or dull hair.
Off to a show trial later today at 5pm so better get moving....a trip to Sephora, a stroll along the Seine and a cafe noir awaits me.
Sunrise from Eurostar at 6am