Our Look Good Feel Better makeup masterclass month is now over. What a brilliant time I/we had helping women apply the correct makeup, in the correct place with the correct technique! Such simple changes can make a HUGE difference. The feedback was wonderful, not only having the small intimate class sizes but the fun banter we had during the classes was hilarious. No mistakes were shrugged off, they were pointed out ( by moi!!!) then we'd all have a giggle and then we'd correct them...it's the only way to learn eh?
During the sessions, I was asked about Skin friendly makeup brands that I'd recommend. I didn't want to overwhelm you with the hundreds that are now out there, so I thought I'd list the brands I used through the LGFB classes and introduce you to some of my fave products.
A New brand (to me) is Lily Lolo a British brand founded in 2005 by Vikki Khan, it's a very uncomplicated brand, easy to search & choose the correct product - which we know is a Godsend compared to those websites with 1001 products to choose from.
My recommendations are the following:
Brilliant for covering up those dark shades under your eyes, its covers blue/grey/purple and really lightens the under eyes without sitting in the creases because its so fine.https://www.lilylolo.co.uk/pressed-corrector/
A duo product, one half is used to even out discolouration and the other to give the eyelid a clean look ready for eyeshadow application
A Really refreshing mist that not only sets your makeup, but is really nice to use when you are feeling slightly overheated!!
Next up is a product that many of us don't think about buying 'natural'. Maggie Anne is a toxin free Gel effect nail polish company. Great for anyone undergoing treatment for cancer as well as anyone else who would like to wear more natural products.
The following products are gorgeous and lasted a good 5-7 days on me...I can't normally keep any nail colour on for longer than 5 mins!
So many colours to choose from, I always seem to go for either red or dark burgundy! I love the shades Inga and Ruby.
Acetone Free Nail Polish Remover
Finally some nice smelling polish removers
Maggie Anne is generously offering our Donna May London Community 20 % off any purchases from Nov 8th for 1 week only using the code DONNAMAY
My love affair with Bareminerals just grows & grows, it's like a fine wine ( organic off course) that gets better with age. I've watched this brand for the last 25 years and love each and everyone of their products.
The following products are perfect for a full face.
- Pureness Soothing Light Moisturiser
Formulated with Coconut Water and Coconut Milk to help hydrate, balance and replenish skin this vegan moisturiser provides instant, all-day hydration and is gentle enough for the most sensitive skin.
bareMinerals’ hero foundation contains just five mineral ingredients, provides sheer-to-full coverage and gives a naturally luminous finish. Available in 30 shades.
The perfect powder for keeping makeup in place all day, Mineral Veil absorbs oils, minimises lines and gives a flawless finish.
Warmth All-Over Face Colour is a rich coloured loose pigment which adds colour to the complexion for a natural, sun-lit glow. Suitable for all skin tones.
A vegan lipstick formulated with minimal ingredients which hydrates, nourishes and replenishes lips. Available in 25 shades, from nudes and soft pinks to pretty plums and bright reds.
Strength and Length Mascara
This mascara creates visibly longer, fuller lashes over time thanks to its powerhouse botanical serum formula. Red Clover Flower helps lashes to look strong and healthy and strengthens hair at the root, creating an ideal condition for hair growth. Vegan.
Strength and Length Brow Gel
A lightweight, buildable brow gel containing mineral pigments which mimic the natural brow colour. It offers visibly fuller and denser brows over time thanks to the powerhouse botanical serum formula containing Red Clover Flower, as above. Vegan. Available in 4 shades!