‘Tis The Season For Weddings… Gorgeous Summer Makeup With B.

Welcome to Elegant Ageless Beauty, I’m Teresa..

Be a blushing bride this Summer with a beautiful and natural makeup, the trend that Meghan Markle chose to wear for her wedding to Prince Harry just a few weeks ago. I think we all tend to go for much less makeup during the heat of Summer, even if we aren’t a bride or going to a wedding. Summer is the time to let the skin glow, keeping the base really light without too much heavy contouring, or even just no contour at all. That’s just my opinion, I rarely contour to be honest with you.

I do love my skin to look radiant though, and with the help of these pretties from B. Makeup which are available on the High Street at Superdrug, or online at Superdrug, it’s easy to glow! The first such product to help give a pretty luminosity to the skin would be a lightweight silk foundation and I have used the B. Makeup Flawless Silk Foundation I have a review HERE. Next I would add a bit of a highlighter, I like one that will give me pretty glow but without being shiny and glittery. The ideal one for me is the Radiance Powder.

I love this one, it’s actually multi – purpose  with the 5 different shades within that can be used separately to blush and highlight or even use them as eyeshadows! I did however just use my brush through all of the colours and applied it to top of the cheekbones. It really does give me a pretty glow when the light catches. It’s lightweight and you can build it up to get an even brighter glow. The shade I have is Peachy, it’s a more natural finish for me, it also comes in a more bronze shade, Bronzed too. Find the one you prefer HERE.

Next a pretty flush of colour on the cheeks and B. Makeup powder blushers are gorgeous for just that. This shade is “I Like To Mauve It” and it’s quite a delicate shade perfect for Summer. This blusher is so soft and delicate it does literally glide onto the skin without any effort, it blends out beautifully and it can be built up to the intensity you like, and you don’t need a lot of product on your brush either, a little goes a long way. I have already reviewed the blusher if you would like to see that, HERE.  Find a blusher in your shade  HERE.

Lips during the Summer can look dry and cracked due to dehydration, so drink that water and pamper the lips with a lip scrub and use a lip balm or lip oil to keep them soft. If you are attending a wedding, or are the leading lady, you will need your lip colour to last. The B. Makeup Lip Liner is perfect for that, it’s matte and it’s non drying. Use it to outline the lips before applying your lipstick, I tend to slightly over draw my lips to give them a fuller appearance. (One of these days I will say sod it and put my makeup photos on my blog!) Using the lip liner, as an older lady my lipstick doesn’t bleed into any lines. I always smudge my lip liner with a lip brush to give a softer edge, the B. Makeup Lip Liner does blend nicely. This shade is called “Rosy” and there are 6 shades to choose from. Find your shade HERE.

The B. Makeup Velvet Matte Lipstick in the shade “Frow” is a gorgeous “your lips but better shade”. I wasn’t a big fan of matte lipsticks but this is a different matte lipstick from others that I’ve used. This contains Shea Butter and rather than being drying on the lips it’s hydrating instead. It does glide on the lips beautifully and the pigment is amazing. Once it’s on the lips rather than looking totally matte it does seem to have a creamy looking sheen to it, and it doesn’t appear to make my thinning lips look any thinner either. It’s also really comfortable to wear, it doesn’t feel as though it’s “cracking” on my lips, some matte lipsticks just feel that way on me. One thing I do like about matte lipstick is the longevity of wear, and this lasts all day. It leaves a really pretty stain on my lips like I had been eating red berries, and I found it’s best removed with an oil based makeup remover. I think that this really is the perfect lipstick for a Summer makeup/wedding, it would probably last all day, maybe not melt off in the heat of a sunny day! You can find the one for you HERE.

Add a bit of glorious sheen to the corners of the inner eye, add a touch of glimmer to the top lip on the cupids bow to add pout, you can even pop some to the middle of your lips to make them look fuller too. The B. Makeup Pigment and this is the shade Steel is so versatile. I have used it on my eyelids, not above the crease as it’s too shimmery for me, it’s lovely to blend for a pretty wash of shimmery colour, either on it’s own or over the top of another colour. Quite simply a multi tasker in your makeup bag, use it anywhere you want to add shimmer. It has a shaker delivery system to simply shake a touch of product into the lid to use. There are 8 gorgeous shades to choose from, so perfect for that Summer glistening. Find the shade you like HERE.

I hope you all have a fabulous Summer!

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B. Makeup Long Wear Brow Cream…

Hey there welcome to Elegant Ageless Beauty, I’m Teresa.

Okay, I’m not an eyebrows on fleek kinda woman, I always make sure they are plucked and trimmed, and yes now I’m in the latter stages of my 50’s they can look rather straggly if I don’t keep them in check. I usually just comb through then dab on a bit of pencil or eye shadow to fill in the gaps. I’ve never used a pomade, a cream based eyebrow product before, until now, and I actually really rather like it! This is the B. Makeup Long Wear Brow Cream which is available from Superdrug, of course.

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This is in a cute little opaque glass like pot with the B. branding in white. This is going to last me ages even if I’m using it every day. It goes on creamy but it does dry down and doesn’t smudge or rub off at all, it really is long wearing too. I have a few grey to white hairs in my brows nowadays and I really don’t fancy dyeing them, so this brow cream covers the grey up completely. I did make the mistake of using way too much product on my brush when I started using the brow cream and my eyebrows ended up feeling very hard and tacky, not nice at all. But I practised and now as they say, less is more. You can add more if you wish as it’s buildable to the intensity you want, but be aware that you do then get the tackiness if you do go over the top. I find that at the end of the day when I remove my makeup I need my oil cleanser to remove the brow cream thoroughly, that’s the staying power of this brow cream.

The B. Makeup Brow Cream doesn’t come with an application brush so you will need to purchase a slanted eyebrow brush if you don’t have one in your collection, and B. Make up do have some in their range. I have a couple of brushes from another brand but they are long ones and I need to hold my mirror quite close to see what I’m doing, I’m finding the long brush hinders me somewhat, so I need to get myself a shorter brush to use just for my eyebrows! Other than that this is going to be my “Go to” brow product now. For this and other super eyebrow products for take a look HERE.

Thank you for reading today.

XXX

Optimum PhytoEnergise Refreshing Eye Gel….

Hey my lovelies, welcome to Elegant Ageless Beauty, I’m Teresa.

Well this does exactly what it says on the tube, it is hugely refreshing! Used in my morning routine, it’s an eye opener! (sorry) This is the Optimum PhytoEnergise Refreshing Eye Gel..

It’s got that Early Boost seaweed based Taurine within this clear eye gel. ( You can read about Early Boost in my post about the Optimum PhytoEnergise Glycolic Cleansing Pads HERE) Helps with tired skin that’s in need of a boost. There’s Hyaluronic Acid for helping to moisturise and add firmness to the eye area, making for a much firmer smoother looking skin. Also in there is wonderful Euphrasia Officinalis Extract also known as EyeBright, which helps to calm and soothe.

This lightweight refreshing eye gel is in a tube and has a very cooling metal rollerball tip which you use to apply the gel to the eye area, it’s really very cooling and so soothing when massaged lightly onto the skin, I love it! I usually just pat the gel in with my ring finger once I’ve applied from the tube. My under eyes are immediately hydrated and smoothed and ready for makeup, and my eyes feel more awake and refreshed. Does it help with dark circles? I can’t comment as I don’t have an issue with dark circles, I don’t have very bad deep set wrinkles even at the age I am now (58) all I can tell you is that this eye gel is so very nice and I’m very happy with what it’s doing for my under eyes with the smoothness and the hydration.

Right now in Superdrug it’s better than half price on selected Optimum products, including this eye gel HERE.

Thank you for stopping by and reading today.

XXX

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Dual Wand Mascara by B. Makeup

Welcome to Elegant Ageless Beauty, it’s Teresa.

This mascara is such a great idea! I thought it was one of those that gives you an eyelash primer on one end and mascara on the other, but no this mascara has two sizes of brush to give you the best definition for your eyelashes.

The biggest brush is meant to add volume and lift to your upper lashes.

The smaller thinner brush is meant to coat all those little almost invisible eyelashes on the lower lashes. To be fair the smaller brush did help to get hold of the almost invisible ones on the top too! Whichever brush you use, it will help to give your lashes great coverage of the mascara and it’s buildable too.

I did still need to curl my lashes before I used this mascara as it doesn’t curl them enough for me. I always have to use lash curlers whichever brand of mascara I use to be honest. After curling them I then applied the product to my lashes wiggling the brush from root to tip as usual. I gave myself a good couple of coats to get a more awake look to my eyes. But, hello I loved the smaller brush on the wand! It coated my bottom lashes beautifully even the really fine hard to find hairs.

The HD Dual Wand Mascara is a lovely mascara, great for every day, it doesn’t flake off during wear it stays put until I take it off. I do find that an oil based cleanser/eye makeup remover is needed to remove the mascara so as to avoid over rubbing the eyes.

Right now at Superdrug there is a great offer on selected B. Makeup and Skincare, Buy 1 get the second half price HERE. B.Skincare and Makeup is all cruelty free and suitable for vegans too!

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Billion Dollar Brows…..Brow Duo Pencil..

Hello loves, welcome to Elegant Ageless Beauty, I’m Teresa.

I’m not a huge keeper of eyebrows, for me they aren’t the main emphasis to my makeup. I pluck to keep them groomed and add a bit of colour to wake my face up a tad, and that’s it. I have however been using this product that I’m sharing with you quite a bit just lately, especially if I leave the house. This is Billion Dollar Brows Brow Duo Pencil.

It’s a highlighter (the lightest colour) on one end of the pencil, it’s a concealer to the other end. I’ve used the highlighter end under my eyebrows, Glide the highlighter end of the pencil over the brow bone,  under your eyebrow, then blend into the skin to define your eyebrows, you can also use on the cupids bow to give lips the more plumped up look, for me it works better than a shimmery highlighter as it’s a lot less intense and more natural for someone of my age. The universal concealer end is actually a great colour match, and it’s great for spot coverage, and covering darker areas on my eyes. For me it’s not creamy enough to use under the eyes, I do need a more hydrating concealer there. The Billion Dollar Brows Brow Duo Pencil is a fab addition to my makeup bag. Find it HERE.

See you next time, I’ve got a couple of gorgeous facial oils coming up on my blog soon.

XXX