‘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!

XXX

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Flawless Silk Foundation….B. Makeup..

Welcome to Elegant Ageless Beauty, I’m Teresa.

I had been trying to get my hands on this foundation for ages but it had always been out of stock in my local Superdrug. I couldn’t order it online because I needed to check for the correct shade for my skin tone, now thankfully I have it and it was so worth waiting for. This is the Flawless Silk Foundation by B. Makeup. I tried it without using a primer underneath.

This non – oily silk foundation gives a light to medium coverage which is buildable and easy to blend to the coverage you want. It’s so lightweight that I couldn’t feel I was wearing a foundation, but for the pretty glow it gave my skin, to touch my skin feels silky and soft. The Flawless Silk Foundation comes in a tube, but rather than a squeezy delivery system it’s actually a pump-action one, the cap clearly says “Pump me slowly” but before you do give it a good shake first it works better that way!

To give the foundation a good try out I used 3 ways to apply it. My dampened foundation sponge (not a B. Makeup one) a brush (not a B. makeup one) and my fingers. To be honest I’ve never liked using my fingers to apply my foundation, but they are a pretty good tool to apply it with if you want more of a fuller coverage, using fingers for this one you do get a good slip of the product, it didn’t drag on my skin at all, I patted it in over the eye area so as not to pull at the delicate skin, it covered the darkness in the inner corners of my eyes. I much prefer using my two favourite methods though to apply this foundation. I used just one pump with my damp sponge and it covered what I wanted it to cover. I get a bit of redness on my left cheek and my chin, and both areas were covered nicely, using the damp sponge gives a lighter coverage that is perfect for days when I’m just at home but want my skin to look as though I’m more put together. If I need a heavier coverage I use a buffing brush and again this gorgeous product applies like a dream. After I have blended the foundation in I take whats left on the brush over my eyes, carefully. I do tend to sweat on my eyelids so this just helps me get a nice base for eyeshadow. I then apply a light dusting of setting powder down the center of my face and my skin looks flawless! What I did notice about the Flawless Silk Foundation is that it dries quickly on the skin and it doesn’t feel sticky and tacky, I just get smooth soft looking skin with a bit of a glow, which lasts me all day until I take it off.

This and ALL B. makeup and skincare is suitable for Vegans, and the foundation has an SPF 15, it’s available in 12 shades… Check out Superdrug on your High Street or find it HERE.

Love, Teresa

XXX

*This was a PR gift*

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….3 in 1 Moisture Balm, Primer and Mask

Welcome to Elegant Ageless Beauty, I’m Teresa.

My skin sometimes looks like it could do with a bit of a pick me up because it can look a bit dull and grey, and regular readers will know that I’m a huge fan of Superdrug own brand products and I have been trying out the newest of their Optimum range of skincare, PhytoEnergise. Containing Early Boost, an active ingredient, Taurine which is extracted from Seaweed and is said to help revive and pep up the complexion, reducing the signs of tired looking skin. This is Optimum PhytoEnergise 3 in 1 Moisture Balm, Primer and Mask.

This is a 30ml size tube, when I squeezed out some product to apply to my skin I discovered that a little really does go a long way. It smells gorgeous, very fresh fragrance and it’s said that this will give you instant radiance which to be honest I didn’t notice. What I did notice though was the instant hydration and smoothness of my skin. I wanted to give it a go as a primer, so I patted a little extra onto my cheeks where I have large pores, on my chin where I have some old acne scars from my teens, I always hate those. My pores and scars didn’t disappear fully but the two areas looked smoother, and it holds onto my foundation too, rather nicely. I have used it as a mask by just applying it thickly to my skin and leaving it for about 10 minutes then wiped off the excess. I could feel that it’s quite cooling and tingly on my face, and I just loved how soft and smooth my skin felt afterwards too. If I was to criticize this balm in any way I would just say that it needs to be a bigger tube, and I shall be using it only when I wear makeup, for me personally it’s perfect as a hydrating primer.

Right now in Superdrug this is half price, HERE. And also on selected products in the Optimum range of skincare.

Thank you for stopping by and reading today.

XXX

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Optimum PhytoEnergise Glycolic Cleansing Pads…

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

Firstly, if you have been here before, what do you think of my new blog header? I think it looks a bit more “grown up” Obviously thanks go to my other half Mark for making the change for me. So onto the business in hand and the reason why you are here (hopefully)

Regular readers will know my passion and love for Superdrug own brand products, especially B. Skincare and B. Makeup which I’ve featured quite heavily recently, the other range I have a penchant for is the Optimum skincare range. There are a few Optimum posts if you’d care to read, HERE.

Over the next few posts I shall be sharing the Optimum PhytoEnergise range, Superdrug’s latest skincare range set to rival some of the more expensive high-end skincare, but at a fraction of the price,  making great skincare more accessible to those of us on a smaller budget.

So Optimum PhytoEnergise then is a range of skincare products that is formulated using something called Early Boost, an active ingredient containing the amino acid taurine, which is said to provide the skin with a kick of energy. Optimum have given us a “purse friendly” (says Superdrug) alternative to the more high-end more expensive taurine based skincare. Early Boost is well-known for its anti-inflammation and energising properties and it’s extracted from Jania Rubens seaweed, said to help skin that has become dull and tired looking. There are three vegan friendly Optimum PhytoEnergise products in the range, Glycolic Cleansing Pads, Refreshing Eye Gel and 3 in 1 Moisture Balm, Primer and Mask. I shall be bringing all them to you, I’m starting today with the Glycolic Cleansing Pads.

I have always wanted to get my hands on a Glycolic cleansing pad, and I did actually purchase a pot of another Superdrug own brand pads a couple of weeks ago, and I shall share them with you another time. This range though is another Superdrug brand, Optimum and these are the Glycolic Cleansing Pads. They are a deep cleansing pad which will help to minimise the look of large pores and helps in the retexturising the skin’s surface, leaving it looking brighter and less grey and dull looking. I have been using these pads for over a month now. I started by using them every morning but I was literally over exfoliating my skin, I was suffering from breakouts and sore dry patches around my mouth. I stopped using them for a week then began again, but I now just use them twice a week. I mainly use them in the mornings after first cleansing my face with my usual cleanser. I then sweep a pad over my face avoiding the eye area and lips. These really have given my skin a glow, my cheeks are looking quite rosy right now! I will never get rid of my enlarged pores I don’t think, they have occurred due to ageing to be honest. But my skin is so smooth to the touch and certainly a lot more fresh looking now. These will most definitely be in my morning skincare routine now, and if you feel you would like to give them a go they are currently better than half price in Superdrug HERE. Be aware that when using the Glycolic Cleansing pads they may increase your skin’s sensitivity to the sun. Apply an SPF after use.

Thank you for stopping by today.

XXX

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