As you may have heard, Topshop Beauty turns 5 this year! It’s crazy to think that it’s already been five years since my first trip when it first launched to get some blushers and lipsticks. I was having a look through their previous ads and I fell in love from one from 2013; dewy skin, ombre lip and a slightly smokey eye which I was inspired by for the makeup look I wore yesterday. 

I usually go for either eyes or lips but I think one wash over the eye can still work with a bright lip. For this I went for Topshop’s Mono Eyeshadow in Explorer, £5 a beautiful burgundy brown which I buffed all over the eyelid and ran lightly under the eye. I chose to not contour my eyes and instead went for a good coating of 3D Curve mascara, £10 and a thin liquid line.

As my brows are naturally very dark I try not too pencil them in too much but need a product that will keep them in place. I used the Topshop Brow Fixer brown shade to fill in sparser areas and the wax to keep them in place.

In order to keep the skin quite natural I chose two cream products, the glow stick to add a little colour and shape to the face as well as Glow Highlighter in Polished, £9. I love Glow Highlighter, it’s such a beautiful yet quite natural highlight which is easy to apply, even with finger tips.

Although I had never tried an Ombre Lip, the Topshop Lip Ombre in Astound, £9 made it all very easy, I applied the darker colour with a brush and patted on the lighter colour into the middle of my lip simply using my finger. I feel in love with the colours, the effect it gave and I was surprised that it lasted all evening.

To celebrate their 5 years of beauty, Topshop have released a limited edition collection with some of their most loved products and the packaging is stunning (available here)

Head over to my to my Instagram for your chance to win your own set of Topshop makeup

I rarely get too excited about the beauty of a new palette but I really am in love with the new YSL Couture palette Rock Resille Edition- I love anything in gold packaging and the polka dots really make this palette even more beautiful, quite the collectors item.

Inside there are five colours which is great for days where you don’t want to worry too much about which colours go together, it does all the hard work for you. The quality of easy shadow is beautiful, really pigmented whilst still being silky soft and blendable. I love the colours in this palette as they are probably some which I wouldn’t group together but look perfect; I love the mixture of warm and cool. Surprisingly the peachy bronze works really well with the matte grey to create a classic but edgy look.

It’s the perfect go-to, easy palette to create a polished look with little effort and particularly great if you often feel overwhelmed by too many shadows.

The YSL Couture palette Rock Resille Edition palette is £45 but will sell out fast so pick one up quickly if you are looking to add it to your collection.

A festive theme seems to have creeped into my daily makeup look and I’ve been loving a red lip teamed with a golden/bronzy eye. Usually I still for one, either a coloured eye with a neutral lip or a bright lip and neutral eye but I actually think this look has been working quite well and I can’t stop recreating it! 
I discovered Clique Matte Crimson in my collection a few weeks ago, it hadn’t had much use as I don’t use reds quite as much in summer but I am so glad I rediscovered it. Although it’s a matte lipstick, it doesn’t dry out the lips or cling to dry patches which is very rare. It’s a beautiful classic blue red, which applies evenly and whitens the teeth. Teamed with that I have one of my favourite eyeshadows, MAC Woodwinked. Although it’s a bronze colour, I find it’s quite close to my skintone and therefore doesn’t look too made-up, I also find that I don’t really need a crease colour with this makes it all look a little more effortless. I do however find that this eyeshadow requires a little bit of eyeliner to really define the eye and lash line for which I turned to Estee Lauder Double Wear Liner.
For the rest of the makeup I keep it fairly simple, Chanel Vitalumiere Foundation teamed with a quick brush of Eyeko Brow Gel and a sweep of Illamasqua Contour Powder under the cheek bones. Depending on how I am feeling I also often add a touch of Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector powder in Moonstone which is the most perfect highlighter I own, beautifully fine texture and I love the colour. 
Another item I have been wearing a lot recently my new Vashi Pearl Pendant Necklace which I find to go with most outfit as it’s beautiful, classic and quite dainty. If you have heard of Vashi, he is the man who lots of celebrities go to for diamonds and beautiful Jewellery and you may have recently seen his work on Cheryl Cole on the X Factor. You can purchase the items from and it’s a worth a look if you are looking to purchase something special this Christmas.
What has been your recent go to makeup look?

I recently tried my first Burberry beauty products; the Fresh Glow Foundation and the Fresh Glow BB Cream. I am always after a bit of a healthy glow from my bases so I was excited to try both products.

The Fresh Glow BB Cream delivers the best glow, has SPF 20 whilst enhancing skin luminosity, hydration and evening out skin tone. I apply this with finger tips and get the most beautiful finish, it’s dewy and really brightens my face. It has a fairly light coverage as you would expect from a BB Cream so I do follow it with a little concealer. Unless you have very dry skin I would also recommend a good powder, I rarely use powder but this has a very luminous finish without powder and also doesn’t last quite as long as I’d like. It has a light rose scent which I like and luckily didn’t break me out which most scented products do. I think this will come in great use as the winter continues to dry out my skin but I would stay clear if you have oily skin, would highly recommend it for drier or more mature skin. 
On to the foundation, which is what I usually wear- the Fresh Glow Foundation. As the name would suggest, it also had a beautiful dewy finish, it is lightweight and gives adds a youthful glow. It has similar ingredients to the BB Cream, SPF 15 and a medium coverage with a natural finish. In the photo I have included of myself I am actually wearing this foundation, stupidly I applied it with a brush which I think doesn’t do this foundation justice and it should be applied with fingers. If you apply it with your fingers you can build up to quite full coverage without the foundation going cakey. It’s the perfect foundation if you have dry or dehydrated skin, like I do or you are looking for a foundation which that will help reflect light and make you look younger. It’s currently my go-to foundation for the autumn/winter as it doesn’t cling to any dry patches and gives me the coverage I need. 
The BB Cream retails for £30 and the foundation for £35 so they are fairly expensive but worth the money- can’t wait to try some more Burberry products!
Which Burberry products have you tried?
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Excuse the funny poses and photoshopped devil horns. Today I thought I would share with you my most recent video, just in time for any of you that may be going to a halloween party this weekend.

I always try to find a balance between scary and still looking girly. I also try to avoid characters that aren’t scary such as Disney Princess for halloween but I rarely go for something that is actually just about the scare factor. I dressed up as a vampire last year but it’s undoubtedly my favourite thing to dress up as for halloween!

These two looks have exactly the same face and eyes, with a different lip, the biggest difference would be in what you wear with them. They’re both fairly easy to recreate and I really hope you like them. I personally adore the vampire lip, click on the image for a closer look.

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