Showing posts with label Ted Baker. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ted Baker. Show all posts

Friday, 12 February 2016

FOTD | Valentine's Beauty

When it comes to Valentine's Day beauty my makeup is pretty straightforward. A bright lip feels most natural and I usually dress up my eyes with a little winged liner. Here I've added a swipe of shadow too. Granted this is far more 'overdone' for what will probably be an evening in with the other half and a takeaway, V-Day does fall on a Sunday this year after all. I couldn't not do a classic V-Day makeup look though so here's what I would wear. 

This lipstick from the L'Oreal Color Riche range is a new addition to my makeup collection. The colour straddles red and pink and it's a welcome change from the plethora of pillar box red lipsticks I have already. It's gorgeously pigmented and whilst it is supposed to be matte it has a slight sheen to it and I don't find it drying. 

I'm still a complete novice when it comes to applying eyeshadow no matter how many YouTube tutorials I watch, so I kept my eyes pretty simple. I used a mix of Iman Luxury Eye Shadow in Tiger Eye* (from  and Ted Baker Eyeshadow from their  set. As it's Winter I have to rely on usual indoor lighting and as I was standing right underneath my ceiling light the tones of the eyeshadows don't 'pop' as much in the photos as they do in real life. I really love these eyeshadows though and they complement each other perfectly.

I've been missing my long hair a lot lately so will occasionally live vicariously through extensions. Here I'm wearing  bundles I bought from  months ago. I just wrapped the tracks around the base of my ponytail and secured with a few bobby pins. I initially planned to make these bundles into clip-in extensions but the individual tracks are pretty thin so I've now made a u-part wig out of the hair. The curls are gorgeous, though looser than my hair texture, and blending them together is almost seamless. You can expect a few more snaps of me wearing this hair soon. 

MAC Pro Longwear Foundation (NC42)
MAC Studio Fix Powder (C40)

Ted Baker Manchester Eye Shadow Trio (Brilliance of Beauty Set)
Iman Luxury Eye Shadow (Tiger Eye)
KIKO Ultimate Pen Long Wear Eyeliner (Black)
L'Oreal Paris Volume Million Lashes Mascara (Extra Black)

Eylure Brow Kit (Dark Brown)
KIKO Brow Mascara (Black)

Maybelline New York Dream Sun Triple Bronzing Powder (Blonde)

L'Oreal Paris Color Riche Matte Lipstick (430 Mon Jules)

*received in April's Glowwbox. You can read my disclaimer

Do you have a typical Valentine's makeup look?
Christine Stewart x

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Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Ted Baker Brilliance of Beauty

I've always adored the Boots gift sets available during the Christmas season and this year's Ted Baker 'Brilliance of Beauty' offering is just stunning. This gift set features 12 pieces, adorned with pretty rose-gold or crisp white packaging, presented in a floral makeup box. As Boots 'star gift' it's currently retailing at half price for £22.50 (instead of £45) until this Thursday 19th November.

Contents: Eyeliner, Mascara (6ml), Eyelash Curlers, Eye Shadow Compact, Eye Shadow Brush, Blusher Compact, Kabuki Brush, Lipstick, Lip & Cheek Tint (5g), Lip Gloss (6ml) & Nail Polish x2 (9ml each).

I don't have many people to buy for this year so (shamefully) I bought this for myself. I'm calling it an early Birthday present (I'm turning the big 2-5 this week), which makes it okay, right? Without pulling all of the pieces out of the box it isn't entirely clear what the colours of the products included are. There's little guidance on the outer packaging too but I bought it anyway and I'm so happy with what's inside. The lipstick is the perfect peachy tone for me and I love the bronze and golden eyeshadow colours in the included compact. The brushes are a lovely touch too and rounds off a pretty awesome gift for a makeup lover.

Have you tried Ted Baker Beauty?

Christine Stewart x

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