Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Makeup Academy Pro-Base | Prime & Conceal

So after watching Heidi Hamoud's video tutorial on how to cover dark circles, I decided that I would try a 'coloured concealer'. I'd never had one of these products before, and to be honest the sight of it scared me a tad. The thought of putting a green cream onto my face made me think that I'd look a bit silly, but after researching coloured concealers I've found out what they are used for, and how to prevent them from coming through your foundation. The basic idea of coloured concealers are that if you take a look at a colour wheel, there will be a colour opposite it. This colour can be used to 'cancel' out the other one. So if you have red patches on your face, green can be used to cancel out the redness. I purchased the Makeup Academy Pro-Base Prime & Conceal product from Superdrug for a very reasonable £4.
There are five colours on the Pro-Base Prime & Conceal palette: orange, purple, green, yellow, and cream. The orange shade is used to cancel out the purple around the eyes. The purple shade is used to eliminate any yellow shades on the face, such as a bruise or mark. The yellow shade is also used around the eye area, and can be used to reduce the appearance of 'bags' under the eyes. The green shade (which I am the most thankful for) helps to even out red areas and scars. In my opinion this is the most helpful shade in the palette, as sometimes my foundation cover my spots or problem areas, but there is still a slight red circle. This green shade helps to eliminate that, and it is my absolute saviour. The middle shade I use as a general concealer and highlighter. The process of applying a coloured concealer is after you apply moisturiser and primer, but before you apply foundation. There are plenty of tutorials on YouTube on how to use these sorts of palettes, but I would highly recommend the video I mentioned at the top of the post. I would definitively recommend buying this palette, or a similar one, if you suffer from coloured imperfections on your face as these can make your life a lot easier!

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Burt's Bees Lip Balm | Blueberry and Dark Chocolate

Lip balm is an essential for everyone, and looking in my makeup drawer I can easily
see at least 5 hanging around. Whilst uptown the other day, I popped into Boots and saw
they had some Burt's Bees lip balm on offer, and having never had any products from this brand before, I decided to purchase one which is
infused with blueberry and dark chocolate. The balm applies easily to the lips, and leaves them feeling soft and moisturised
throughout the day. The blueberry and dark chocolate scent is an added bonus; it smells delicious.
This lip balm has now become a part of my everyday makeup routine.
Overall I would definitely recommend this product, it's very affordable, does what it says on the tin, and smells lovely. I'll undoubtedly
be purchasing more from this range in the future!

Tuesday, 22 July 2014


We're Megan and Ellie and we're gonna be running a little blog called
'Belleza'. Basically, we're going to post about beauty, hair, fashion, and
pretty much anything that interests us!
Please leave comments about what sort of things you'd like to see us post!
We'd really appreciate any feedback or ideas