Sunday, 15 December 2013

Touche Eclat

Touche Éclat is one of these wonderful finds that as soon as you try it for the first time you know will stay in your makeup bag forever. Being a typical student there are many late nights and early mornings in my life and I - like most people - suffer from dark circles under my eyes. I've tried all kinds of concealers: some I've loved, some I've thought were rubbish but I've never found that one that works perfectly. My mum has been using Touche Éclat for years so I always knew it was good but my student budget has never allowed me to purchase. I recently splurged on lots of makeup and Touche Éclat was amongst the bundle. 

It acts as a highlighter and counteracts the darker areas, for example circles under or around the eye. I also like to use it around my nose and underneath my eyebrows just to give them a bit more definition. 

It works almost like a pen, with a button on the end that you click to release the product into the brush at the other end and you can then brush it gently where you need it. I use my fingers to gently pat it in but a small brush works just as well. 

Retailing at roughly £23-25 Touche Éclat is a little more expensive than your average concealer but it does last really well. I'm trying to use it sparingly, only when I want to make a real effort and want my skin to look super flawless, but I really find it hard not to use it everyday as it works brilliantly. 

Overall a really good buy and something every girl should own. 

Life Decisons

It's been a while since I last posted anything on my blog but recently I've had a bit of a reawakening concerning makeup. Basically that means I've spent lots of money on products that I've wanted for ages. I feel compelled to start blogging again to share my findings! 

Like most people my age I've struggled with knowing what I want to do with my life. I panic sometimes and think 'oh my god I'm 20 years old which is halfway to 40 and have no clue what I'll be doing in 5 years' however there are moments where I realise I am ONLY 20 and that is no where near old. I'm very jealous of these people who know exactly what they want from life and who go out there and grab it. I've always been undecided. 

That's when I thought about what I enjoyed and what I was good at. Two things sprung to mind. Literature and makeup. I am currently studying English at university and I'm in third year so I really should be getting my skates on in terms of thinking about my 'career'. After spending 4 years at university studying books is jumping to something completely different a ridiculous notion? After all, to be a qualified makeup artist it takes time and experience and a lot of passion. But you don't need to go to university. 

My parents weren't best pleased when I announced that I wanted to study makeup after uni. My dad has convinced himself I am going to write a bestseller that means he can retire early. As much as I want to believe that too I am trying to be realistic. Why not combine the two? Writing and beauty are my two main interests so it makes sense to link them. They just brushed over the subject as if I wasn't being serious. And maybe I wasn't. But in ten years time I want to be successful and at the moment... playing to my strengths is the best plan I've got.