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Just some PC advice…..

A good make up base is…..??? To us girlies at PinkCrust the answer to this is really obvious, but not always to others.

It’s Good skin!  Skin is what your make up sits on so it’s therefore very important for your base to be smooth in order to achieve a smooth look after make up is applied. exfoliation three times a week, cleansing, toning & moisturising for the long-term is of course a must to KEEP skin up to par. Yet many of our customers are admitting to NOT moisturising everyday BUT still wearing make up everyday!!! (confusion, shock, horror…no…seriously) As a result of this knowledge we’d like to say

“Skipping the cleansing and moisturising, is just not cool”

In any case we’ve got three fab primers, that really make a difference to how long your make up last and aid in smooth application, enhanced glow and finer pores.                    Bobbi brown vitamin enriched face base, doubles up as a moisturiser, even worn without make up keeps the face matt and smooth looking as well as smelling gorgeous. Very good for daily use. This primer is by far our favorite and regularly used for our bridal make up too.                          YSL top secrets flash radiance. The pearly reflective pigments work very well to add a little highlighting. This product’s very mattifying, perfect for evening looks we think. Laura Mercier foundation primer, is lightweight and absorbs very quickly, it definitely keeps make up on all day and gives a very smooth finish to your make up.  BTW….We’re loving Ms Campbell’s flawless and radiant skin in the latest edition of Russian GQ, who is looking magnificent at 40 (we’re sure she doesn’t skip on her moisturising, toning and exfoliating!!!)

Tried, Tested and regularly used

We’ve been fully booked and totally run off our feet from opening to closing this Halloween weekend. So it’s been eat work and sleep for us all and It’s times like these when it’s most difficult to stick to a beauty routine-which you must do!!! Here are some products that have kept us “looking the part”(all products mentioned are based on the results of OUR regular use)

Shu Uemura cleansing oil-Do not be fooled by the oily consistency, it really does clean all traces of make up, however heavy. This cleansing oil certainly does not dry or clog skin , it is not harsh yet destroys spots and even helps to regulate skin to a perfect balance, it’s totally perfect for the coming winter.The eesult of using this product is clear and hydrated looking skin.

Verdict-A necessity for all!

Guerlain’s Issima Midnight Secret- Yep, this works. Not cheap but it does what it says on the bottle. Not getting enough sleep is always obvious on the skin, with this stuff it wont be. Even after one use, Pores look smaller and skin looks revived.

verdict -A Very handy product after a late night or to use as a skin ‘pick me up’

Dr Sebagh Azlaeic acid- Another ‘gooden’. This product acts like a mini at home peel. Just apply and leave it for five minutes, it exfoliates, tightens, brightens and eventually fades blemishes. It’s a ‘pricey’ mask BUT you can throw away a lot of other useless products on your dressing table for this one because it does so much! moisturiser even goes on better after use too.

Verdict-We even use it in the salon…

 

Bikini, Brazillian and Hollywood

It appears not many of our first time ‘waxers’ are aware of  the differences! or at least are not entirely sure of the variations, let us explain…..

Bikini everything outside of the Standard knicker line and a touch in inside of the knicker line.

Brazilian-Typically Hairs removed from front and back removed, with a thin strip of hair remaining at the top front.

Hollywood-All off!

However, the above options are not suited to everyone’s preference, so many salons offer a high bikini(as we do at PC), which hovers between a bikini and brazilian. The result is a thick strip 3/4 down from the top, with all back removed

so there you have it…the bikini wax guide!!!!

Our edible louboutins

Nope, these are not real, but they’re not fakes either, the PinkCrust girlies could scarcely believe that this was a cake! a delicious one too!!

This cake was ordered from ariellascakes.co.uk and in a node to our much loved louboutins we continued the day in O.P.I ‘keys to Karma’ red. If you wondering about the extreme shine and metalic effect, these nails were painted on top of chrome silver nails (for that you’ll need to pop in to the salon x)

Camel all the way

Camel all the way

Well…it’s time to kick start this blog with our first beauty report. Camels having a big moment in fashion, The pinkCrust girlies are loving  stella McCartney’s Camel Peplum jacket  and we’ve found the perfect nail version to boot!!! – Orly’s ‘Coffee break’ is the perfect nude shade and looks brill on short nails. This polish gives excellent coverage in just one coat, but being nail techs, we reccomend two coats with a high shine top coat. A very quick drying colour too! this is Perfect for the office, and can be matched with an array of outfits from black on black to grey and …anything really!

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