Tuesday, 15 October 2013

My Top 5 Setting Powders

Hello lovelies. This post is all about my favourite face powders ever! Being an oily skinned girl, powder is absolutely essential for me to keep my makeup from sliding off throughout the day. I have tried and tested so many powders throughout the years and I have come to the conclusion that these five are the best I've used so far. I will ofcourse never stop trying out new makeup but these will always be in my makeup arsenal. There are so many powders available now that all do different things from hydrating, illuminating, mattifying, invisible etc you just have to look at Hourglass Ambient lighting powders! There is a powder for each part of you face! you may want a moonlit glow one day and a candlelit glow the other. It all depends what you want to achieve with the look of your skin.
For me personally I like a smooth, soft focus, matte finish that will last all day.

Lets get this powder party started!

1. Rimmel Stay Matte Powder is the cheapest of the lot at just £3.99 it does exactly what is says on the tin! This powder is super soft and blendable, never cakey or chalky. This is my everyday go to powder. Great value and good quality for a drugstore brand.

2. Double Perfection Compact Natural Matte Powder Makeup which I think has now been reformulated and named Mat Lumiere - Luminous Matte Powder Makeup SPF 10. This retails at around £39 mega expensive but totally worth it. This has to be the smoothest, softest powder I have ever used. It airbrushes your skin to perfection. You can literally pile this on and it will never look cakey. It gives  just beautiful soft and velvety matte skin. This is great if you prefer extra coverage over your foundation.

3. Bareminerals Mineral Veil is so finely milled its practically invisible! This is probably the most light weight finishing powder out there hence the name veil. It really is just like a veil of perfection. It instantly smoothes away pores like magic. Its so light you don't even feel it. I love this for the summertime when its baking outside and you want to have as little as possible on your face. Its great at holding back oil and keeping skin looking fresh.

4. Mac Mineralize Skin Finish Natural this is a beautiful powder, it has coverage, its matte but not flat as its mineral based, it gives a really nice soft glow that isn't shiny. I love to use this when I want a bit more coverage or to warm up my skin. It feels light,silky smooth and no caking!

5. Last but not least Mac Prep and Prime loose powder- this powder is bright white when you look at it, but totally undetectable on the skin. Super light weight, blurrs pores and keeps skin matte. Mac has recently come out with a compact version which I'm desperate for. This is great if you don't like the feel or look of powder or you foundation is already heavy coverage and you don't want to add anything more to it but just want to keep it in place. 

Do you have a powder that is Holy Grail status?
BlondeTeaParty x

Thursday, 10 October 2013

My Autumn Face

Hello lovelies. Here is one of my looks I've been rocking for Autumn. I love the transition into deeper, darker colours. This look is so easy and I think its perfect for day or night. I wore this to my Birthday Mad Hatters Tea Party and drinks after.  Here is what I used: 


Rachel K CC Cream in Neutral
Estee Lauder DoubleWear in Dawn 2w1
Mac Pro LongWear Concealer in nw20
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder in 001 Translucent
Bourjois Delice de Poudre Bronzing Powder
Bobbi Brown Illuminating Bronzer in Antigua 2
Mac Soft & Gentle Highlighter


Naked Palette 1 Sin, Virgin, Darkhorse, Hustle
Mac Eye Pencil Teddy
Mascara Jordana Best Lash Extreme Volumizing in Black


Mac Lip Pencil in Magenta
Clinique Chubby Stick in Super Strawberry
Buxom Lip Plumping Gloss in Dolly


Benefit Browzing in Light

My Outfit

BlondeTeaParty x

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Bronzer

Hello lovelies. New to my collection something which I have been coveting for ages! Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess in 03 Medium Deep. This is the most luxurious bronzer (apart from chanel de solei) I've ever owned. First of all the packaging is so classy and glamerous, I love the tortoiseshell lid and the box it came in is just pure sunshine.It comes with a rather good size half moon brush. The colour is perfect for light to medium skintones. It's oil free and provides a natural matte finish, perfect for us oily gals! It has a huge mirror which you can see your whole face in brilliant! The texture is super soft and fine. It's so easy to blend, it just glides on effortlessly. You could use this in the summer instead of setting powder its that good at controlling oil. I use it as my contour and as an all over bronzer to warm up my complexion. This is going to be fantastic in the summer to use on shoulders and decolletage as its big enough you don't need a separate bronzer for you body or worry about using up your face bronzing powder. It's an all in one and I absolutely adore it.Thanks Mum :) Teehee


BlondeTeaParty x

Mad Hatters Tea Party at the Sanderson

Hello lovelies. Last Saturday was my Birthday and now its over boo! I love Birthdays and pretty much celebrate them for the whole weekend! So on Friday we started the Birthday celebration at the Sanderson hotel in London for the Mad Hatters Tea Party. How very delightful! How cute are those tea pots?! I want one.

It did look superb! One thing I will say is that the cakes and sandwiches could have tasted better and the service could be bumped up a notch! I have high expectations when I go to an establishment like this so quality and professionalism is standard in my book. Has anyone been here before? What do you think? I want to find the best afternoon tea in town! Perhaps the Ritz next?
BlondeTeaParty x

Monday, 7 October 2013

GlamGlow Youth Mud

Hello lovelies! So last weekend I was celebrating my Birthday! I was a very lucky girl and got lots of lovely presents. GlamGlow was one of them! I have heard alot about this on youtube and ofcourse was desperate to try it.
So what is GlamGlow? Well it was designed as a facial in a jar for celebrities who are pressed for time or just want that extra glow before they step out onto the red carpet. It was created in the glamorous South of France ooh la la.
It only takes ten minutes to get your glowing results that will last for up to three days!  wowzers!
The packaging is definitely glam indeed! Its your own little jar of Hollywood!
Ok lets get down to the nitty gritty!

What GlamGlow does:

  • Skin Collagen Synthesis for a noticeable 3 day glow.
  • Brighter, radiant skin in minutes.
  • Leaves skin noticeably soft and smooth.
  • Multi-level resurfacing exfoliation.
  • Penetrates into the deepest layers of the skin to soften fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Tightens, tones and lifts the skin.
  • Relives dark circles and minimises pores.
  • Absorbs impurities without removing natural oils.
  • Helps protect against everyday environmental aggressors.
  • Suitable for all skin types, all ages and for both women and men.
  • Contains no artificial colours or fragrances.
  • 99% paraben-free, cruelty-free, and suitable for vegans.

  • Doesn't it sound incredible? Apply an even layer onto clean skin and leave for ten minutes to tighten and tingle or until the mask completely dries. Then rinse off with water using circular motions to deepen the level of exfoliation.

    Result: I feel super glowy ahhhh. This totally smoothed out my huge pores, left my skin feeling plumped and revitalised. This could be the only mask you will ever need as it does so much in one go! Love it!!

    BlondeTeaParty x