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Insider information alert! The mother of all concealers!

Yet again Laura Mercier harbours another hall of fame product …. Secret Camouflage

why? Heavy duty stuff which covers pretty much everything!!! don’t be frightened by “heavy-duty” all we mean is a little goes a long way and the thick cream block ensures a very solid consistency(which avoids making blemishes look worse, like a lot of concealer’s do)

Pros? This is  dual compact so you get two shades, which can be mixed together for a spot on colour match or used in separate areas for highlighting. This is especially good for darker skin tones which almost always needs more than one shade.

How much? £26

lasts? forever

We use for? Ourselves(of course) and bridals

Our advice? get it, as you may find that you no longer need to use foundation!!

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red, red and more RED

One of our favourite style queens, Ms Olivia Palermo, seems to be following one of our favourite beauty rules which is…’find your colour and stick to it!’ We’re loving that Olivia consistently rocks the ever so iconic red shade. As we all know any outfit can be upgraded instantly with exceptional grooming  which means attention to detail to. Red polishes always has the aforementioned effects! Now, although it may seem fairly repetitive to work the same colour over and over it doesn’t have to be if you’re alternating shades! here  are a few über chic colours worth trying…oh yes, with us it’s unanimous, red is best worn on short nails

Essie Lollipop, Olivia’s go to colours(may we add),   Chanel Le Vernis in Shanghai red  and Nars Jungle red (DBP-, toluene, and formaldehyde-free) xoxo  

Dont forget about the Gel nail polish….

Yes, we’ve blogged about gel nail polish a zillion times. But here we go again *big smile*.

We’ll make this quick, here’s why you should get them

1- DRIES INSTANTLY
2- MAKES NAILS SUPER STRONG!(no matter how weak the don’t break while the polish is on)
3- LASTS UP TO TWO WEEKS(it really does)
4-NOT DAMAGING(at all)

We’ve been using this for a year, on ourselves and customers and to be honest if it went for the array of OPI and ESSIE colours that the gel nails do not have , normal nail polish would be a thing of the past.

check out the Gelac polish brand in fire engine red(day three of  wear)…hot!

Call us for more info. PinkCrust contact 020 8510 9666

xoxo

London Fashion week!!!!

Sept 16th-Sept 23rd saw some of the biggest names in fashion come together to showcase their SS12 collections. Our girl Hella was backstage working as a nail technician(As part of the Jenny Longworth team) at a few shows. Whilst there, a few big trends were observed and relayed to the PinkCrust camp. we’ll let a few out of the bag and say that metallics and monochrome black & White zebra print were very prevalent….but if you want to be at the forefront of fashion in the talon department then you’ll have to come into the salon for a SS12 manicure!!!!

Xoxo

beautiful brides go for stunning eyes!

We’ve been busy over  the summer period tending to many brides and the biggest trend by far is the subtle smokey eye.  As lips Can wear away very easily throughout the day many brides have chosen to emphesise their eyes as a way of keep their make up at full effect for the whole day.

top tips to remeber for wedding make up

1. Waterproof mascara ALWAYS!

2. Stay away from fashion trends- You may end up looking very dated  in a decade or so when you look back on your pictures

3.Wear what will make you comfortable- As confidence will always compliment your look!

4. Fake lashes are a total MUST, you will kick yourself if you dont wear them

For bridal trial make up drop us a line at the salon to discuss your big day make up. xoxo

020 8510 9666

Scrub away the dullness

Amazingly (well, to the PinkCrust posse at least) many women are easily cutting out regular exfoliation in their daily cleansing routine, tut tut tut.

The thing is, a simple 2 minute Use of a scrub, just a couple of times a week can combat several skin issues and improve the appearance of skin instantly.

What exactly can it do? Ok where to start…

unclog pores, reduce pore size, brighten skin and reduce skin flakiness to name but a few benefits. In the long term this results in smoother skin.

The absolute best and all time favourite exfoliating scrubs on the Market right now that we LOVE LOVE LOVE for too many reasons would be Laura Mercier face polish, and clarins One step one step gentle exfoliator. Neither are abrasive, yet very effective, they contain skin sooting ingredients and smell divne!

But if you want to tighten your belt a little, you can always make your own!

Two heaped teaspoons of sugar, one teaspoons of almond oil, enough fresh tomato juice to turn the mixture into a paste and there you have it, a delicious tasting face scrub!

Update your look with…..

Illamasqua….this range is littered with super pigmented products giving you that ‘wow’ effect. If your looking to inject a little zing into your make up kit then look no further. The products are reasonably priced and seemingly last forever since you only need so little.

The Illamasqua Pinkrust favourite lippy is a very matte bold coral/peach/pink colour that suits just about everyone. It has excellent staying power, and looks amazing with a ‘dewy face’ look. If your intent on forgoing that usual glossy pout but still want maximum effect, this lipstick is the answer! At £13.50 it’s definitely worth the buy!

 

for more products from this brand check out http://www.illamasqua.com

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