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TALKBECKYTALK HOLIDAY MAKEUP MUST HAVES!

http://outdooratlas.com/products/azure I wanted to share with you guys a few special photos from my holiday and to tell you a little about where I went, what I got up to and my holiday beauty must haves. I had always wanted to go to Ibiza so I booked a week with my mum and her friend. We actually had a week of rain (only this could happen to me!) so it meant lots of free time in my hotel room getting ready for our evening meals with the products I had packed.

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visit here I love getting ready when I’m on holiday but I do have to change my usual makeup routine with less makeup and stick to a few cult staples of mine. Besides cramming as many minis as I can in my case, I always turn to makeup palettes which allow me to change my makeup up each night without having to pack my whole collection. The first palette I took was my Max Factor Masterpiece nude palette. There are 3 in the range, my favourite is the ‘golden nudes’ because it’s filled with natural browns and the option to make things a little smokier! My mum loves the ‘rose nudes’ because it has more pink in it and my sister loves ‘cappucino nudes’ because it’s great for darker more dramatic eyes! The pigmentation on these are great, and you get 8 shades for £14.99. I wore this most nights as there’s a shade for pretty much whatever you’re wearing.

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read this article The second palette I took was the Charlotte Tilbury Instant Look In A Palette, perfect for a bit of radiance on holiday. I’d had my eye on this since it came out and a friend of mine bought me it as a surprise! First of all the colour payoff is incredible. I don’t own too much Charlotte Tilbury but the more I try the more I realise just how worth the money it is. This palette has a 2 blushers, a bronzer, highlighter and 3 eye primers and colour so it’s perfect for when you’re on the go.

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http://apisalud.es/?thesis-statement-for-autism I stayed in a yoga retreat just a few miles out of Ibiza town, and then headed to stay near the Old Castle for the last few days. The food was amazing, and my top tip if you visit would be to hire a car so you can find all the beautiful beaches and places to eat!

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http://gradyervin.com/?ostrova=opzioni-binarie-cerco-lavoro&f40=40 I can’t be without a mascara on holiday and this year I packed my Max Factor Masterpiece Max. Some of you guys will know I pretty much cleared the drugstores out of the Max Factor Masterpiece Transform (in brown) in my TalkBeckyTalk YouTube videos so it’s time for a new one for me! The wand on this is pretty cool. I love the end of it because you can pack loads of the product on your lashes and then the wand helps to separate and build up to 400% volume perfect for some serious lashes! I don’t get that horrible dropdown with Max Factor mascaras and it’s even more important for me when I’m in the heat!

http://www.adelaideluxurybeachhouse.com.au/?plutka=opzioni-binarie-tasse-italia&019=67 I also packed the Clarins Eye Makeup Double Fix which claims to make your favourite mascaras and eyebrow products waterproof. I swam in this and it did run a little but I have to say it kept my mascara on all day without running and did last against the rain and sweat!

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try this website To complete the eyes, I packed my Max Factor Masterpiece Long Wear Eyeliner. This is a really great eyeliner if you want a product that can create a number of looks. I used the edge on holiday for a really subtle liner which stayed on all night (it’s meant to stay for 12 hours). If you use the thick side it creates a really high impact look. I’ve actually done a video showing you how to create that smoky “cat eyes” look using the Max Factor mascara, eyeshadow and liner I’ve just talked about if you click here. My sister wears this look in the evenings on holiday and it’s perfect for me when I’m at home going out. Go say hi under the video!

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Finally, apart from a box of good lip balms, for me holidays are all about the hair! So I live off dry shampoo because it gets so tangled and greasy! My two favourites are the Pantene Pro V Instant Refresh and the COLab Sheer and Invisible. I love them because they are two of the few dry shampoos that actually make your hair look good again but don’t feel really gritty and dusty which puts a lot of people off using them. I can’t decide which I prefer but they are both really affordable and I get through so much that I always take two cans away with me!

I’m actually giving away three of the Max Factor eyeshadow palettes so you have something for your holidays too! Comment below telling me which one is your favourite and why – cappuccino nudes, pink nudes or golden nudes.

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Here’s to some sunshine, even in the rain, it felt so wonderful and relaxing to be away! On the last night we sat and watched the sun go down, it was so magical.

Becky x

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Summer Makeup Must-Haves

Summer holidays are pretty much what I live for! The sunshine, the pool, friends…..I never want to come home! I don’t often do this but I wanted to write a little post about my holiday to share a few holiday pictures and also to give you a sneaky peek of what I got up to.

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I went to a place called Kas in in Turkey with my sister Holly and a few of our friends. It was the most beautiful fishing town and I just fell in love with how beautiful it was and how friendly everyone was. We ate so much of the local food and went out for the day on a boat which was just amazing.

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I wanted to share one of my outfits from an evening out whilst I was there. My outfit is from Pretty Little Thing. I’m really lazy when it comes to makeup and hair when I’m on holiday but I still like to look dressed up! For my hair I’ve used the Pantene Pro V UV Protection spray. It helps to protect my hair in the sunshine and makes it really easy to style as it softens the curls that I get when I’m swimming and my hair drys. So for makeup I’m using my Benefit Do The Hoola makeup kit. When I’m travelling I love finding collections of miniature products to take away and Benefit do this really well. You get a lipgloss, mascara, powdered bronzer, liquid bronzer and balm. Most of them are hero products, the only thing I don’t get on so well with is the liquid bronzer as it doesn’t blend well for me. Instead I put a layer of my Laura Mercier oil-free tinted moisturiser to give me a little bit of colour and coverage. And because holidays are all about the dewy glow, I’ve used my Max Factor Excess Shimmer eyeshadow in Copper. The staying power and pigmentation on this is incredible. I’m obsessed with the bronze one and this one is perfect for the summer months. Finally for my lips I’m wearing the Max Factor Colour Intensifying Balm in Refined Rose which has been my go-to summer lip product. It’s packed full of moisture and can either be used as a sheer balm, or built up to give you a really pigmented colour. I love it.

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I filmed a video whilst I was out there talking all about my  http://irinakirilenko.com/?deribaska=bin%C3%A4re-optionen-zukunft&9b5=c7 pool-side essentials which is over on the Beauty Recommended channel. Everything from my favourite sunscreen for combination skin to a new compact product that I can’t live without. Don’t forget to  http://smwidubai.com/?arfos=%D8%AE%D9%8A%D8%A7%D8%B1%D8%A7%D8%AA-%D8%A8%D8%B1%D9%86%D8%A7%D9%85%D8%AC-%D8%AB%D9%86%D8%A7%D8%A6%D9%8A-%D9%84%D8%AC%D9%86%D8%A9-%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%87%D8%AF%D9%86%D8%A9-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B9%D8%B3%D9%83%D8%B1%D9%8A%D8%A9&9ab=e9 subscribe here too so you don’t miss any of my other videos going up there. I’d love to see your holiday pictures too. Tag me on twitter and instragram so we can swap photos! Love Becky x

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Tarte Makeup Has Arrived in the UK!

My inner makeup geek is literally doing backflips right now with this set. It’s probably the most excited I’ve been in a long time about getting anything new! Tarte’s 6 piece Best Face Forward Make-Up Collection is here in the UK. Yes you heard me right, here in the UK!

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It’s one of those USA brands that everyone talks about but we can’t get our hands on here in England….until now. You can now buy Tarte products on QVC and there are so many of their hero products and sets like this on sale. Whenever I’m over in the USA this is one of the first brands I stock up on because the products are so good. Everything in this set is a hero product, so it’s not surprising it’s selling out in a few of the shades already!

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First of all the bag itself is going to be my holiday makeup bag it’s just gorgeous. The Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-in-1 mascara has been in my top 10 mascaras for a while now. It’s really good if you want statement lashes that you can build up to look really thick and black. The Amazonian clay eyeshadow palette is perfect for me because it’s all neutrals! The shadows are quite matte and pigmented which is good if you get oily eyelids like me! Then you’ve got the LipSurgence lip creme in honeysuckle pink. Again I like nudes and pinks so this is good for me. It’s really moisturising and smells so nice with the peppermint and jojoba oil. It does say it’s meant to stay all day but I always need a top up after a few hours, probably from drinking so much tea!

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You also get the double-ended complexion brush which is exclusive to QVC so I was glad to get my hands on this. I’m obsessed with flat end brushes for buffing in concealer. The coloured clay bronzer blush in pink bronze is so pretty to have in a makeup collection. I’ve got really pale skin and it isn’t too dark on me so I’m excited to try and see the different ways I can use this. Finally you get the coloured clay cc primer. This divides people a little and I still can’t make my mind up about this! The stick is made up of light lavender and mint green colours along with the primer which is meant to help reduce redness and neutralise your skin. It’s really easy to apply and blends into one colour, so you could wear this on it’s own as a light foundation. The staying power on this is amazing and it makes my skin look so much smoother. The downsides are that it’s quite waxy so my skin doesn’t take too well to it, and my dry patches tend to look a little drier. That said, I still enjoy using it but just not everyday!

The set is £46.50 and I’ve seen it on sale previously for £38.40. You’re saving so much money, even if there is one product you’re not so keen on. So I’m going to be stocking up on these for presents for friends. Keep checking on QVC as they change their deals each day and the sets that go on there. You can see all the QVC products they’ve got here. I am so excited to see what pops up over the summer online, I had no idea you could buy online from QVC so I think I’ve found my new go-to online shop! So welcome to the UK Tarte, I hope you’re well stocked up for us British girls! Have you tried any Tarte makeup before? What’s your favourite? Becky x

Available for £46.60 on QVC here.

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Date Night / Valentines Day Makeup

Roses are red, violets are blue, and Valentines Day makeup has to feel, well, just you. OK so I’ve never been that good at poems but one thing I do believe is that men/women do really prefer the ‘less is more’ when it comes to what we put on our face. The truth of it is, Valentines Day you should just try to be yourself. For obvious reasons, lips are usually the main focus of the day! So I’ve created 3 different looks for your lips in hope that you’ll all find one that suits you!

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I announced last year that I was going to be doing some really exciting beauty videos over on a new channel called Beauty Recommended where every Friday me and some of my friends answer one of Britain’s biggest beauty questions. Before you recreate any of the looks below you need to make sure your lips are nice and smooth, free of any dry or chapped skin which is a huge problem for me! So I’ve filmed a video over on Beauty Recommended showing you how to do this, make sure you subscribe to their channel here and take a look at the video after you’ve read this post here.

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The first look I’ve created is for all of you red lipstick lovers out there. For me, this is a really traditional Valentines Day look. Deep red lips full of colour and plumpness. For this I’ve chosen the Max Factor Colour Elixir lipstick in Ruby Tuesday. This is probably one of the most stunning and striking reds I own, and doesn’t look too bright or cheap. I love the consistency of this lipstick, as soon as you apply it, it feels so soft. It’s actually packed with things to moisturise your lips – one of my pet hates with lipsticks is when it leaves your lips dry, this actually smells really nice too! You can pick it up from the drugstore for around £7.99.

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Next up, one for the bubbly pink types! This look is for those who love a bright lip and want to have a lot of fun with their makeup! I am absolutely head over heels in love with this look and think this is going to be a favourite for me over the summer! The Max Factor Colour Elixir Giant Pen Stick in vibrant pink is the most pigmented colour I think I own. You won’t get the stickiness of a gloss with this, so it’s far more low maintenance. It feels quite light too and it’s really really really easy to apply and top up. I am so in love with this I want to get the other shades now too!

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Finally, I’ve left my favourite look until last. The glossy nude, for those of us who want to go with the less is more look. Very natural, but with a little bit of plumpness and shine. I’m using a combination of the Max Factor Colour Elixir Lip Liner in Pink Petal and the Max Factor Colour Elixir Gloss in Pristine Nude These have been two staples in my makeup bag throughout the winter. The liner is really easy to use, I’m a big fan of this nude because it gives my lips a bit of natural definition and makes them look a little fuller. The gloss is definitely in my top 5 must have glosses, mainly for its staying power, the beautiful finish and the fact it smells so delicious!

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For the rest of your makeup, remember the fail safe tutorial – just be you. For me that’s keeping things quite simple. I’ve gone for a bronze sparkly eye look using my Max Factor Excess Shimmer eyeshadow in bronze and Benefit They’re Real liner and mascara, and my MAC blusher in gingerly. But play around with what you feel comfortable with, you’re date has fallen, or is falling in love with you for just being you. If they’re not then cancel your table booking and plan a night out with your girlie friends who love you for just the way you are!

Remember to check out my video over on Beauty Recommended here and subscribe. Whatever you’re doing this Valentines Day, whether you’re single, engaged, married or spending the day miles apart, remember the most important thing….“be you, because everyone else is taken”

Becky x

This post is sponsored by P&G for Beauty Recommended

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My Winter Evening Routine

This was by far one of my favourite videos to put together for you. I am feeling so Christmassy and have been spending most evenings wrapping presents, drinking mulled wine and visiting friends! So I wanted to put together a winter evening routine video showing you how to touch your makeup up if you’re popping out for the evening, but don’t want to spend ages getting ready. After all Christmas time is about relaxing right?

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A few things that I’m really excited to tell you about….first of all a new Soap and Glory blush that doubles up as a highlighter too. It’s multi-shade so really is perfect for defining and giving a little sparkle. Also, make sure you watch right until the end as I’ve got a cute little gift guide if you’re last minute buying for men for Christmas. There’s a pair of cufflinks that I think you’ll fall in love with, in fact there’s a load of jewellery on that site that you might just want to keep for yourself! Happy shopping, Becky x

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November Favourites!

It’s that time of month again, November favourites! As the winter officially arrives i’ve picked out everything I’ve been loving this month! I feel like there are so many more beautiful products coming out now we are nearing Christmas, and I’ve tried to pack this video full of some of my faves!

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Among it all is something from a new line from the Body Shop. They have just released the vanilla brulee range in time for Christmas and I think you’ll fall head over heels in love with the smell! Also, if you’re looking for a dress for a special Christmas or New Years Eve party I think I might have found the one for you. This one is from Quiz, I got it online at House of Fraser.

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So here’s the video! What have you been loving in November that you can’t live without? Becky x

 

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NEW BRAND! Delilah Cosmetics

There’s a new brand in town, make way for Delilah cosmetics. I usually wait until the buzz of a new line is over but this one had me intrigued. It’s been set up from a partnership between a makeup artist, beauty buyer and a photographer. So I had a sneaky suspicion this was going to be good.
The idea behind the range is to offer a bit of luxury that can be used everyday. With most of the products hitting between £20 and £50, I was hoping for big things to justify spending that little bit extra. The two products I managed to get my hands on were the sunset bronzer and one of the blushers. The first thing that caught my eye was the packaging. Both products come in a beautiful aluminium case, with a little rose gold ring around the middle and a velvet pouch to keep them safe.

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The sunset bronzer is totally matte which is what I’m looking for to take me into the fall, and will suit those of you who don’t like glitter in bronzers. I was so impressed by the pigmentation, if you use a small contour brush you can get some really good definition. I’m really no good at contouring properly at the moment but this really helped get the look I was after! There are two shades to choose from too. I quite like the idea it’s packed with vitamin E and jojoba oil, although it didn’t feel much different when I put it on, just very soft! At £34 it’s not cheap, but this will last me years and I think it’s safe to say it’s definitely one of the best bronzers I now own.

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The lulluby blusher is similar in pigmentation and gives a really nice glow. There are 3 colours to choose from, I’m hoping they bring out some slightly more neutral ones as this was a little too bright for me, but if you’re used to wearing more colour then you will love it.

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So, as I thought, it didn’t fail to impress. I’m really excited to try some of the base products (concealer, foundation and powder). The choice of products in this section looks really good so I’ll be keeping a lookout for those! Have you tried any of the products? Love Becky x

Sunset bronzer £38 here

Lullby blush £26 here

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Engagement Party Makeup!

Last night I went to one of my best friends’ engagement parties in London. I wanted to dress up for the event so I packed some of my current makeup faves that I know are going to give me the coverage I want for a night out and last all evening! My jumpsuit is from Very, my bag and shoes are from Kurt Geiger.

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First up for the base and to set everything in place I used my Illamasque primer. I’d heard so many good things about this and it doesn’t fail to disappoint. It feels nice and silky when you apply it and although it gets rid of any grease, it doesn’t leave your skin looking dry and kept my makeup on all night. I chose my Armani Luminous silk foundation which is my go-to foundation for nights out. It gives a nice full coverage without making you look cakey. The foundation itself needs a bit of time to put on, you can’t rush it, but it leaves a beautiful flawless finish and sits halfway between matte and dewy. Then onto my hourglass concealer. I’ve broken out in spots so badly recently so this is perfect because it’s nice and thick and doesn’t slide off my skin. It covers everything!!! And then I set it all in place with my Mac Studio Fix powder which is perfect for getting rid of any shine and adds a little more cover so your skin is totally flawless.

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Next to add a little colour, I used my Delilah sunset bronzer. This is something I’ve been using almost every single day. It’s a pretty new brand that’s popped up and I have to say from what I’ve tried so far I’m really impressed. The packaging is gorgeous, the chrome looks so nice. The product itself hits high in terms of staying power, definition and contours so beautifully. It doesn’t have any glitter in either which is what I want when I go into the fall. Blusher wise I used my Becca flowerchild which has fast become a yearly fave. The colour is just beautiful, the pigmentation is great and it lasts all evening.

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Onto eyes! To sort out my eyebrows I used the Soap and Glory Archery pen. Now I know this completely divides people but I love it! It has a little felt-tip on one end so you can go around the whole eyebrow and draw a perfect shape and then a pencil to fill in. It works perfectly for me because I find it so easy, the only thing I wish it had was a little brush! Then I used my Urban Decay 24/7 glide on eye pencil in oil slick. This goes on so easily, stays on for hours, the pigmentation is amazing and it has a little glitter in which looks so pretty on your eyes! I used some eyeylure lashes tonight too. I’m not usually a fan of fake lashes because of how they feel but I have to say I was so impressed with these. They were pretty easy to put on, and that’s usually my downfall! One started to come loose after about 4 hours but as lashes go they are probably some of the best I’ve used and didn’t look fake! Finally I finished my eyes off with my product of the moment the Max Factor Masterpiece transform mascara in black brown. This is simply amazing. First I love that it’s brown but it’s still statement enough. Second I love the brush and how it builds, it leaves your lashes looking so full and defined. I love it!

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Finally for my lips I lined them with my favourite liner for fall the Max Factor colour elixir in pink petal which is beautiful if you love natural looking lips. It helps define and has enough pigmentation but is really subtle and glides on so easily. Finally I finished it off with my Benefit Hervana ultra plush lipgloss. This smells and feels so good! It’s so nice and glossy but not sticky. You need to top it up after a few hours so I took this along with me but I felt like it was the perfect colour going into the fall, slightly darker than a nude but still safe enough in terms of colour for me! I love the application too, you just squeeze it straight onto your lips and use the tip to smooth it on.

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And then finally it was hair time! I used my curlers of the moment, the Jose Eber 35mm wand. This wand isn’t cheap at £120 but it’s well worth it! It’s the best wand I own for two reasons – It leaves me with big bouncy natural looking curls and they stay in for so long! I can’t recommend these enough to you, well worth saving up for! Then I used my Philip Kingley daily damage defence to protect my hair, I like this because I don’t even notice it! It leaves my hair feeling so soft and not sticky and I know it’s helping against the heat damage! A quick spray of my L’Oreal Elnett Satin hairspray to make it all stay in place which brushes out and looks so natural. Then all topped off with a little Alterna Caviar CC cream to smooth over any flyaway hairs. This smells so good and leaves my hair feeling so silky!

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So that was what I used! I had so much fun last night and so much fun writing this! Let me know in the comments below if you’d like more posts like this from when I go out! Hope you’re all having a great weekend! Love Becky x

 

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