burberry gold eye palette

burberry christmas make up

Burberry beauty is a little bit of a luxury soft spot of mine. This year’s Christmas collection just had me at ‘hellooooo, gold encompassed perfection’. The ultimate oxblood nail lacquer, the earthy quad of shadow basics and a satin lipstick that stains a bitten lip.

Read more to see what these beauties can do…

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nude smokey look

For someone who’s a bit of a beauty hoarder I don’t really mix up my beauty looks as much as I should. Awful, I know! I have been trying a new look lately but there will be more on that later. For now, check out the products I’m using for these two beauty looks when I’m strapped for time.

six products two looks

{The six stars}

These are the products you’ll need for both looks. Gotta love multi-taskers, non? The base for both looks involves Givenchy Foundation for a matte but glowing base and Dior’s Iconic Overcurl Mascara for volume and curl.

1. Givenchy – Teint Couture Foundation

2. Shu Uemura – Tint in Gelato in Cassis Delight

3. Benefit – they’re Real! Push-Up Liner

4. Diorshow – Iconic OverCurl Mascara

5. Dior – Addict Extreme Lipstick in Mirage

6. Lancome – Blush Subtil Palette

shu uemura tint in gelato red

The first look is as easy as pie. Base as above with Shu Uemura’s Tint in Gelato in Cassis Delight on the lips and a cheeks. It’s my favourite lip and cheek product by far. Keep this badboy in your purse for beauty emergencies.

red lip wing liner look

Red lip lovin’

benefit liner smokey effect

This look is all about the eyes. Using Benefit’s they’re Real! Push Up Liner I apply it to the lower and upper lash line, as well as the waterline.

lancome blush subtil palette

For the cheeks I use Lancome’s Blush Subtil palette in Nectar Lace — bronzer, blush and a little highlighter for good measure.

dior addict mirage

For the lip I have pretty much one go-to nude lippie for a balm-like finish. Dior’s Addict Extreme Lipstick in Mirage is perfect for olive-toned ladies like myself. It has just enough caramel and pink in it to look natural but healthy.

nude smokey look

The finished “smokey-nude” look

Which is your fave? Ya’ll know I’m a red-lip aficionado but recently I’m all about the nude-lip, lined up combo!

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burberry beauty look final

burberry beauty fall 2014

Recent events have had my pining for my homeland that is Britain. I’m missing the food, the side streets, the rude people and even the rain a little too much to handle. Naturally I’m gravitating towards anything with a British background and my recent opportunity to explore the Burberry beauty collection felt just like home.

I’ll admit I sometimes roll my eyes when I hear of luxury brands trying to tap in to beauty market at this point in time. “It’s going to be all about the packaging, I just know it,” is what I usually think about such a thing — Take Louboutin doing sixty something dollar nail polish. Please.

I digress.

Burberry’s beauty line surprised and delighted me. The quality of complexion, the unique shades and textures. So much luxury in one place without the sacrifice of quality. You’ll want to read more

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pompadour pony tail

As a victim of naturally curly hair I’m left with not many choices on how to style my hair after a mere day has gone by. I know, I know. I shouldn’t wash it everyday but if you only knew the havoc those frizzy strands wreak on my head!

Needless to say, straightening it makes it so much easier to manager but after a good night’s sleep that too can turn my strands in to waves.

This pompadour pony-tail is the easiest way to get an edgy look without having to restyle my hair from scratch. Click through the gallery to get my step-by-step how to!

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