Just a quick post today to share with you some lovely new makeup products I’ve been playing around with and using on both myself and others last week.
For those who follow me on social media, you may have seen my flurry of photographs from last week when I was Chief Bridesmaid at my best friend’s wedding. As I’m also a makeup artist, I offered to do the bridal makeup for the bride and other bridesmaids, so along came my large kit and bag of tricks to make myself and some of my favourite girls pretty!
I brought along and experimented with some new items from Superdrug’s makeup line B. – with some Cassie Lomas Collection specials! So here’s some of Cassie’s creations I completely love…
B. Cassie Lomas Glitter Pigments
I was lucky to get my hands on these highly pigmented loose powder pots from the range, which come in an array of shades such as Supermodel Sheen (a light bronze), It’s Them (a larger brown/bronze), Shine On (silver/cream) and Camouflage (deep brown).
The B. Pigment pots contain buildable, highly concentrated loose powder pigments, which I use by tipping a small amount into the lid and swirling a fluffy eyeshadow into the colour. Depending on the look you want to go for, you can dust a light layer over eyeshadow, or build up on its own for an intense pop of colour.
For the bride and bridesmaids, I used a light wash of colour of the Shine On in the corners of the eyes and below the brow bone, and a touch of the Supermodel Sheen over the natural browns I layered up.
What I love about these are that a little goes a long way, and they really do bring the eyes to life. Plus, there are multiple uses for these intensely coloured pigments. You can use a light dusting to create a shimmer of colour, mix with illuminators to create a creamy highlight, or add a drop of water to turn it into a bright liquid liner. I lightly tap the Shine On to the tops of cheeks too, to create a shimmery glow.
B. Pro Contour Stick, Sculpt and Highlight
I love a good contour and highlight, and as a powder girl usually, I decided to try out this new B. Contour stick which allows you to effortlessly create a contoured look to accentuates cheekbones, making your face appear slimmer and more defined.
On the other end, you have the highlight, a creamy pearly shade in a soft cream formulation which adds radiance and glow to the tops of cheeks, middle of the nose, forehead and chin. Both shades together work to bring the features forward where the light would naturally hit, and sculpt and shape the areas prone to a striking shadow (cheekbones ideally!)
The soft formulation of this double ended stick makes it easy to apply and blend, so I can sculpt and add definition to the face as light handed or heavy handed as I like, depending what works on the individuals face.
I tend to apply this by drawing onto the face directly, then using a Beautyblender or buffing brush to blend into the skin.
B. HD Concealer Radiance Powder Peachy
And lastly, I’ve been playing around with this peachy shade radiance powder, mainly on the cheeks and lightly all over the face to give luminosity and that touch of natural, girly blush.
The B. Radiance Powder is a sumptuously coloured highlighting powder which comes in 2 shades, which both aim to add a touch of colour and radiance.
It has a super lightweight formula and a silky texture, allowing it to be a build-able powder, meaning you can get just the glow you desire. I enjoyed using the Peachy shade on the apples of the cheek and then with a super large facial brush all over the complexion as a ‘finisher’, giving a more natural, luminous glow.
The Bronzed shade would be more ideal to give a deeper colour for a more golden finish, making it a great product for holidays!
The above photo shows a dark grey/light brown wash over the eyelids, and a touch of B. Cassie Lomas Collection pigment in Shine On brushed on to give a shimmery, brightened look.
The below photo gives a closer look at the pearly highlight glow from the sculpting stick, blending into my foundation and then set with Laura Mercier’s CandleGlow Setting Powder. Looks so lovely and glowy!
The makeup collections at Superdrug are super affordable, which make adding to my kit and growing my collection much easier. And, when the products really work and I can totally vouch for them, it makes it no problem to keep purchasing! Check out more of their collections here, and feel free to ask me for more of my suggestions too if you like!