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  • Hello beautiful…

    Welcome to the home of Rachael Divers Makeup Artistry. I am a globally recognised professional Makeup Artist, Makeup Tutor and Beauty Writer based in Barnsley. I am also new to YouTube! I am fully insured and a member of the British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology. I like to make people look and feel beautiful - or terrifying and gory depending on the time of year!

May Lookfantastic Beauty Box Unboxing

The May Lookfantastic Beauty Box has arrived! And let me tell you, it’s a real treat! From the beautiful turquoise box to the ahh-ma-zing products inside, I just can’t get enough!

This month, the box is centered all around the #LFHelloBeautiful campaign! Celebrating natural beauty with a box full of gorgeous brands, (I’m talking Decleor, Ren and Ioma) to guarantee you a radiant complexion you’ll want to show off by going completely makeup free. Shock, horror!

I’ve come to realise that the Lookfantastic Beauty Box holds a humongous part in my heart, not just for the fact that it’s always so damn beautiful, but for the fact that I love me a good theme. Each month, the box has a new theme centered around the design, and the cute menu card type magazine that I always love reading because it really does have some amazing features. These boxes are made with a lot of love, care and thought, and it shows – it stands out amongst other beauty boxes. And the quality of the products is constant rather than a sporadic treat.

Anyway, back to this month’s box – packed full of beautiful skincare and haircare, this box was an absolute winner for me and you’ll see the pure joy on my face at the discovery of a few coveted pieces. Enjoy my May Lookfantastic Beauty Box Unboxing video and please don’t forget to like and subscribe to my channel so that you can be the first to see my shiny new content!

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May 4, 2016 - 10:55 am

Natalie - Thanks for the detailed review!

Balance Me Tinted Wonder Eye Cream Review

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Balance Me Tinted Wonder Eye Cream Review

Eye creams have always been a firm favourite of mine since I really started really getting into my skincare routine and taking it seriously, so when I was sent the balance me Tinted Wonder Eye Cream to try out, I was really excited to see what it would be like. The special thing about this cream is that it’s 99% natural so it’s ultra kind to your skin and doesn’t contain any nasties like parabens, sulphates, artificial fragrances or colours amongst other things. I’ve really started to take a keen interest into natural skincare, and after Lookfantastic released their #LFBlooms Beauty Box, my attention was firmly captured! The box was geared around Earth Month and boasted plenty of eco, natural and organic products, so I was thrilled to be sent this lovely product shortly afterwards to try out.

Balance Me Tinted Wonder Eye Cream Review

Balance Me Tinted Wonder Eye Cream Review

 

The eye cream is described as a natural formula that works to combat signs of ageing and fatigue around the eyes. It helps to minimise the appearance of dark circles, reduce puffiness and blur the look of fine lines. Something that comes in handy for both preventative eye care and for the treatment of existing issues. The formula is infused with Arctic Cloudberry (which is a mega antioxidant), Hyaluronic Acid and Rosehip Oil along with light reflecting particles that adapt to suit all skin tones. The eye cream has a hint of natural colour to help colour correct any dark circles and leave behind brighter, and smoother eyes.

The cream has a yellow tint to brighten and correct dark under-eyes | Balance Me Tinted Wonder Eye Cream Review

The cream has a yellow tint to brighten and correct dark under-eyes | Balance Me Tinted Wonder Eye Cream Review

The packaging says: “Our light-reflecting tinted eye cream glides on with ease and sinks in beautifully. To help brighten, refine and target the visible signs of ageing we’ve blended skin-brightening Lemon, Witch Hazel and Cucumber Oil with soothing Roman Chamomile, super hydrating Hyaluronic Acid and plumping Virgin Coconut Rosehip and Carrot Oils.”

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Balance Me Tinted Wonder Eye Cream Review

The cream goes a really long way so only a small amount is needed to gently pat onto the eye area. I used the tiniest dot and found that it took a while to blend in. It feels really nourishing on the skin, and it also has a yellow tint which helps to brighten and colour correct. Personally, I thought the tint was a little too dark for me when I first applied it, but then again, my skin is super fair. I did find that it balanced out beautifully once my regular foundation was buffed over the top (MAC Studio Fix Fluid in NC15), and I think this would be an amazing product for anybody who has a fair to medium skin tone to use on it’s own or with a foundation. I really enjoyed using this product, and will continue to use it daily because I love the way it feels on my under eye area and how nourishing it feels. It’s the perfect product to help to smooth and brighten my skin for the summer and it’ll come in handy after all those late summer night BBQ’s and parties!

The eye cream comes in a 10ml size and retails at £20, buy yours here now and get to try three beautiful balance me products for the price of two!

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April Beauty Favourites

Welcome to another favourites post! Today is my April Beauty Favourites, and what a month April has been. My mum always told me that my Grandad used to say to her, ‘when you get older, the days go quicker.‘ She always used to pass it off as a confusing comment that didn’t make much sense, but sure enough, she came to the same realisation, and promptly told me from being a young age. Finally, at my 28 year old age, I think I’ve actually realised both her and my Grandad were right – the days just aren’t long enough for me to get through everything I need to do!

April has felt like an absolute whirlwind full of training, makeovers, writing and reviewing, and on some days, I’ve not even been quite sure of the date or even which day we’ve been on.

With that in mind, I did find that I had more products than normal to share with you all today so lets get right to it! Grab a cuppa, get your feet up and enjoy a short video of my favourites round up!

Where to buy
Bloom and Blossom Shower Gel
Jurlique Calendula Redness Rescue Serum
Tony Moly Egg Pore Silky Smooth Balm
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Light
Toppik Brow Building Fibers Set  (Mine is in the colour Light Brown)
Sleek Blush By 3 in Lace
Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge
Givenchy Lipstick (Mine is 202 Rose Dressing)

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My updated skincare routine

My updated skincare routine| Talk through video | Rachael Divers Makeup Artistry

My Updated Skincare Routine | Talk Through Video

Recently, I’ve changed a few products up that I’ve been absolutely loving, so today, I thought it would be a great opportunity to share my updated skincare routine with you!

With winter behind us, and the summer ahead, I always love to switch up my skincare routine to cater for my needs. The last few months have been a rollercoaster ride with my skin – from breakouts to redness and generally unhappy skin, I felt so relieved when the latest Lookfantastic Beauty Box arrived with a few new Springtime beauty treats that are all natural, beautiful products with amazing ingredients. Further to that, I was also sent a beautiful package from Lookfantastic containing a wonder serum that I instantly fell in love with – the Jurlique Calendula Redness Rescue Restorative Treatment Serum (read my full review on this product here).

I thought it would be nice to put the products into a video so I could talk you through them to save having to write a massive blog post. Grab a cup of tea, put your feet up for five minutes and enjoy my updated skincare routine talk through video.

Where to buy
Garnier Micellar Water
Bloom and Blossom Bath and Shower Gel
Jurlique Calendula Redness Rescue Restorative Treatment Serum
Etre Belle Golden Skin Caviar Eye Gel
VonnyBee Butter Balm

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PUR Liquid Veil 4-in-1 spray foundation infused with Liquid Crystals

For years I’ve been dying to try a spray on foundation, so I was thrilled when I was kindly gifted the PUR Liquid Veil 4-in1 spray foundation infused with liquid crystals to try out.

Pur Liquid Veil Foundation Review

PUR Liquid Veil 4-in-1 spray foundation infused with Liquid Crystals

Years ago, I used to use the Sally Hansen spray on tan for my legs in the summer time and it was an absolute revolution. A super fast, ultra airbrushed finish without the fuss of an actual airbrush machine. Today, foundations have evolved and are also now widely available in spray form, but there’s something extra special about PÜR’s offering – it’s infused with liquid crystals for that beautiful finish. The foundation is described as ultra-light, skin-perfecting coverage in a one-of-a-kind formula that’s been years in the making. The non-butane spray on foundation is both a hydrator and skin perfecter in one. The aforementioned Liquid Crystals retain moisture and reflect light to give skin that beautiful dewy, fresh finish seen on the supermodels, and PÜR’s proprietary Ceretin® Complex gives a satin-smooth finish.

PUR Liquid Veil 4-in-1 spray foundation infused with Liquid Crystals

PUR Liquid Veil 4-in-1 spray foundation infused with Liquid Crystals

The foundation comes in four colours; Light, Medium, Tan and Dark. I was sent the Medium which is a little dark for my fair skin. I started out by prepping my skin as usual with my Jurlique Restorative Serum before taking the bottle and spraying a little onto my face to see how the spray applied (the company recommends to use a brush but I wanted to see how it applied directly). Although the spray applied beautifully, it’s much easier to first spray the foundation onto a brush and gently buff into the skin – I used my Zoeva 103 Defined Buffer Brush to gently buff and smooth the foundation into my skin. I instantly noticed how the foundation felt on my skin, a little heavier than I was used to, but after buffing it gently out, my skin felt comfortable and had that beautiful, even-coverage and glow that the foundation promises. The coverage is very natural but good, I did try to build the formula up but found that it remained more of a medium coverage throughout and still allowed my natural freckles to shine through. Something I don’t mind at all when aiming for summery, glowing skin!

PUR Liquid Veil 4-in-1 spray foundation infused with Liquid Crystals

PUR Liquid Veil 4-in-1 spray foundation infused with Liquid Crystals

I set the foundation as usual with my MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Light, added my usual bronzer, brow products, mascara and lipstick and was ready to go!

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PUR Liquid Veil 4-in-1 spray foundation infused with Liquid Crystals

I’m always really picky about my foundations, but I was pleasantly surprised with the results this foundation gave me. It feels lovely and smooth on the skin and if you touch your face throughout the day, you’ll feel the gorgeously, silky texture. I think this foundation would be amazing for people with all skin types, however, if you have skin that’s on the oilier side, make sure to powder and set the foundation after application for the best results throughout the day.

The foundation has recently been reduced from £26 to £18.20 so grab it quickly here while you can as I’m sure this beautiful product will sell out for the summer.

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