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We’re lovers of all brands and we all have different skin tones. MAC has always been the go to brand for many women when it comes to the foundation department, but for us at PinkCrust there were other brands that offered better foundation products. Having tried the MAC mineralize ‘gold deposit’ as a highlighter’ and being fairly impressed, two years later there was a return to MAC this time to try the MAC mineralize Skinfinish powder. Here’s a review from one of our girls
“I’ll start by saying my skin is not particularly sensitive, but some products may cause me breakouts. I’ve decided to turn things up a notch and make a change to my beauty regimen. I’m not a fan of MAC bases, as they break me out, but where mineral powder is concerned, I’m prepared to try most brands . This product is brilliant, it gives light coverage, which builds to medium coverage, it stays on all day and is the perfect tone, at the salon I find myself having quick glimpses of my skin and thinking “ah, don’t you look flawless today” then I remind myself I used the MAC mineralize and get really impressed by the product. But my main, main, main pro point is that, I have had NO breakout…my skin has even seems to of improved, which my be down to the fact that this weightless product does not clog my pores.” -PinkCrust girlie
£20.50 MAC Site
Now we’ve officially hit winter, the struggle to maintain that summer dew begins.
We all know the winter weather can cause the skin to become abnormally dry. The eye area being the most delicate part of the face is particularly vulnerable.
Liz Earles Daily Eye Repair™ is a brilliant multi functional product! it helps reduce the appearance of fine lines moisturises, has reflective particles which is a good base for your concealer too! The ingredients are also 100% natural and the cream contains a SPF barrier(slightly different to an actual SPF cream but in a nutshell does the same thing)
However, as far as eye creams go, this product would be considered a little heavy so only small amounts are needed. We’d recommend this product to those who tend to get very dry around the eye and would like to hydrate this area rather than use for anti ageing
At £7.25 for a 5ml tube, it’s not badly priced either! http://uk.lizearle.com to make a purchase xoxo
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.
Call us for more info. PinkCrust contact 020 8510 9666
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
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
Make up favourite stilla has made a return to the UK AND is now more accessible than ever! There are six wearable colours available at boots and boots online. Number 1 in this range for us pinkcrust girlies is the uber versatile Convertable colours for lips and cheeks £16.
We love it because…. This Can be worn under lip gloss, can be added on top of make up(cheeks of course) during the day for an instant make up boost, as the clours are close to sheer the texture and tones give an incredible dewiness to you skin.
PC rating 5/5
Summer is on our doorstep! And of course pedi’s are on the rise! Thus meaning ‘my feet are a state’ comments are on the increase. Since no one ever has the time to spend longer than 2 mins on their feet here are some quick sure-fire ways to ok looking feet.
pumice stones in the bath or shower-use all you strength to give hard skin areas a good scrub, this is very effective in the long run. Do this every other day if possible
Foot scrubs removes dead skin cells and moisturise, doing this every other day is a good idea
Moisturise (natural oils such as almond oil and olive oil are great for feet) a very underrated tool in preventing callous
A monthly visit to PC for a ‘proper pedi’ is highly recommended. Why? No bladed tools are used, so skin is not cut and left to repair itself causing further hard skin AND it’s just plain relaxing!
some more tips……
This skin care line is amazingly effective and affordable. If your familiar with dermalogica, then our verdict is that these products offer a similar result. At pinkcrust we’ve been using and loving Beyond Belief ABH Pore Refining Exfoliating Scrub and Beyond Belief ABH Pore Refining Clay Mask. Used together, they leave the skin soft, glowing and clean, without drying or stripping. The clinical menthol smell is also a plus point for both products. We love the use of alpha beta and hydroxy acids too.
(please note pore refining scrub has sold out, the pore refining masque is only available until stocks last 🙂 )