AW19 Foundations: Chanel, Charlotte Tilbury, Pat McGrath, Anastasia, Clarins and Kevyn Aucoin

Autumn is the time to be browsing  foundations, as so many brands are bringing new  ones out. So here are just a few that caught my attention. And it’s  incredible how brands now do such a wide variety of shades, and some even demonstrate all shades applied.

Chanel Ultra Le Teint Velvet, £37. Comes in 15 shades.

“Longwearing foundation that naturally smoothes and evens out the complexion. Its blurring effect erases all imperfections and ensures makeup with a matte velvet finish.
Ultra-light, ultra-matte and ultra-natural, it instantly becomes one with the skin for a flawless complexion all day long”.

Chanel is available from NordstormSaks, Neiman Marcus, Selfridges and  Harrods.

Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Foundation, £34, There are 44 shades to choose from, and there is a before and after for each shade.

“Helps to achieve a smooth, natural look. Featuring a

Big Little Lies Makeup Breakdown

When it comes to films and series, there are usually a lot of “Steal Her Style” features where the authors suggest what pieces you could buy to get a similar look to your favourte character, should you chose to do so.

But there are not enough articles which focus on beauty or makeup looks, if you ask me. And that is what I always pay attention to when I watch films/series.  I actually wrote about the beauty elements of Gossip Girl, as well as Blair Waldorf‘s wedding makeup  and Sex and The City already.

I also had a breakdown of the Pan Am looks straight from the Make-Up Artist.

So today I’d like to share about the makeup from the Big Little Lies. Here are the screens from the show when Celeste Wright was getting ready in

Makeup4all Recommends: Clarins UV PLUS Anti-Pollution Sunscreen Multi-Protection Broad Spectrum SPF 50

I have been using Clarins sunscreen products for years now for holidays. This year they reformulated their range which I have  not tried yet (but heard good things about it from my friends). However, today I want to share about the “city SPF” which I really love,  and which is the product to use all year round but especially during summer for obvious reasons.

Clarins UV PLUS Anti-Pollution Sunscreen Multi-Protection Broad Spectrum SPF 50 is a gem! It is a firm favourite of a lot of people, myself included, and it is easy to see why.  This sunscreen feels very lightweight, silky and non-sticky on the face, the formula is very thin, water-like which makes it undetectable once applied. I love the fact that it doesn’t leave the white cast and  looks great on its own or underneath the foundation.

No one wants yet another layer on their face when it’s hot and humid, and  Multi-Protection SPF doesn’t

Dark Lips. Get The Look: Chanel Autumn 2020 and Alternative Products

Long time readers will know that I am a huge fan of a dark lip, so I am obviously loving the beauty look from the latest Chanel show. Lucia Pica kept the face and eye makeup minimal to make it look fresh and modern.

On the lips she used the new products which will be a part of the Autumn collection (out in July), and, no doubt, will be a big hit: ROUGE ALLURE VELVET EXTRÊME in N°130 Rouge Obscur  and ROUGE COCO GLOSS in N°816 Laque Noire.

Other products used for the look were:

SS19 Makeup: Stick Highlighters

Highlighters in sticks is nothing new, and a lot of brands have those but I have noticed that it is a micro trend for Spring.  And it is a great format, quite frankly, and I can totally see why more brands are bringing one out!

Easy to use on the go, beautiful creamy texture, instant pick-me-up, glow giver. What is not to love?

custom backdrops

Chanel (NordstormSaks, Neiman Marcus, Selfridges and  Harrods.) have two shades as a part of their Spring collection Chanel Baume Essentiel Multi-Use Glow Stick  in Transparent and Sculpting.

Clarins ( Selfridges,HarrodsEscentual.com,  Nordstorm,  Sephora, Bergdorf Goodman) have probably the coolest option, as you get a highlighter and a