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I'd like to splash out £100 on some new make up... can anyone sort me out with a complete kit?!
Yes, the Naked palette plus some of their Primer Potion which is the best thing ever. I like bright colours with my eye make-up but this plus Zero pencil is my standard 'smart' look.
You're not far off my colouring - I wear Benefit's Dandelion as a blusher and really like it. I get my brushes off of eBay though - this (http://www.lipsticksandlightsabers.com/2011/01/danger-room-brush-basics.html) is useful.
I've been looking for something similar for school runs as have got soaked too many times at pickuptime. I had decided that I would just have to compromise on stylishness for practicality on this one as I didnt want to spend too much. Was going to look in TK Maxx but would you believe I was in Costco the other day and they were sellign these outerwear jackets - for £18 with VAT. Was a bargain so I took it - they are really good qaulity so far that I can see. This is the make:
Can I suggest that you book yourself in for a makeup consultation at the Bobbi Brown counter. I have similar colouring and find their colours really suit me. Currently I am using their concealer and compact powder. For foundation I have Chanel but not as good as a YSL sample that I tried. Swear by Garnier bronzer as blusher and use lipsticks by pretty much everybody but swear by Bobbi Brown. Also, eyeliner - quite like estee lauder. Hope that helps.
Another one here for Bobbi Brown make up or Benefit. Am loving the new Chanel mascara I have to say. Would you like a make up consultation with one brand or do you want to put your look together your self? It depends on how confident you are in doing that and how much time you have
Got to be honest, 100 quid isn't going to get you very far at Laura Mercier prices. If you need 'everything' (bar foundation) and your budget really is 100 quid then maybe you need to see if Sephora have any offers, Body Shop (3 for 2), Boots, etc., etc.
Id go for a Bobbi Brown Lipstick (the original formulation "Lip Colour" is the best), and Bobbi Brown powder Blusher , beautiful colours, highly pigmented and very lasting. think they are about £16 each?
Love Clinique lip gloss, Superbalm gloss, is lovely for natural-looking lips, £13
Lancome Mascara is hard to beat, usually about £20
Estee Lauder new Doublewear cream eyeshadows are amazing, last all day long, £15