Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation

Hello everyone!

It's been a while and I'm still getting through my mascaras.  I will keep you up to date on them though.

I have however, been playing with and loving Giorgio Armani's Luminous Silk Foundation.  It's really beautiful!  It's a very lightweight fluid, oil free and a light to medium coverage.  It's completely buildable (meaning you can put a couple of layers on) and hydrating so great for normal to dry skins. It has many beautiful and true to life colours in the range as well.

I wear this at work and out and about and always get complimented on how great my skin looks.  Even when I have a cold!

Highly recommend this one.  Also suggest that you have a little play with it and if you ask nicely I'm sure the sales staff will give you a sample.

Great add on is the Micro-fil Loose Powder.  An extremely light and fine powder which reduces shine and evens out  skin tone. Great for all skin types.  And no cakiness!!!

Until next time everyone, Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year to you all.  Be sure to take advantage of all the sales and ask lots and lots of questions of the sales staff.

B-Lush Cosmetica

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Mascaras Part 2

Hi everyone,  

I hope my first blog helped you all to navigate the maze of mascaras that are available. After having travelled to the USA recently and found Sephora (cosmetic heaven) I researched and have a couple more recommendations.

Medium Price Value

They're Real Mascara - Benefit  

Curls, Lengthen, Volumises and Seperates. It really does!  It has a large volumising brush with lifts and seperates lashes btu also has a spiky head at the end of the brush, not unlike Givenchy's Phenomeyes and you can give extra lift to your lashes.  I love it!!

Bad Gal Plum - Benefit Eye Color Intensifying Mascara

Volumises your lashes and the plum colour gives a soft,warm definition without the too much intensity.  Great for a day look!

Until next time!

B-Lush Cosmetica

Tuesday, 9 August 2011


Hi everyone,

This is my first blog and I hope to make many more in the future.  As a make up artist I am always being asked which mascara is the best mascara.  I have done lots research and tried loads and loads of different ones and  I can say that it's a jungle out there!  I have tried both budget and premium mascaras and I am going to let you know what to buy based on your eyelashes.  I will be updating and often as I can after having tried as many as I can.

Here's my verdict


For short straight lashes:  (Note that dead straight lashes will require the use of an eyelash curler to give them extra boost and curl.  Heated lash curlers are excellent for that too!)

Any mascara range that has a primer:

XXL Pro Extensions - Maybelline
Double Extension, Volume Shocking - L'Oreal
The primer will add another layer, stretch your lashes as far as they will go and create great volume.  It won't create something out of nothing but it will make the most of what you have!

For extra curl:

XXL Pro Curl - Maybelline
Lash Architect - L'Oreal (adds volume too!)
Max Bold Curves - Rimmel (adds volume too!)
Cover girl Lash Blast Fusion - give a beautiful, natural curl and loads of volume too!

For Volume:

Volume Express Range - Maybelline, am currently using the Falsie volume express and I love it!
Telescopic - L'Oreal
Lash blast Volume Blasting - Cover Girl this really is a brilliant mascara.  You have to work it a little but you get a great result!


For short straight lashes:

DiorShow Maximiser - Christian Dior
High Impact - Clinique

For extra curl:

Hypnose - Lancome
Virtuose - Lancome
The Mascara - Kevyn Aucoin (Curling) envelopes each lash in a little tube and washes off in water!  Great for those who smudge their mascara easily

For Volume:

DiorShow Black Out - Christian Dior, this really does give you huge boost to your lashes
The Mascara - Kevyn Aucoin (Volume)

I plan to try lots more so please bear with me.  I like to trial products as often as possible.  If you have any recommendations please let me know!

Until next time.

B-Lush Cosmetica