September 24, 2013

Starting Off: Blusher and GIVEAWAY!

Aloha lovelies! (Been watching far too much of Louise recently...)

Hope that you're all well! It's tuesday again and that means that it is time for yet another instalment of The Starting Off Project! This week it's Blusher.

Now if you were to ask me what my favourite item of make up is, without a shadow of a doubt it would be blusher. Blusher is a really easy and simple way of brightening up your face, making you look more a wake and most importantly getting rid of the ghost-effect! Blusher comes in so many different shades that you can be sure you'll find a shade that suits you. I tend to go for a more rose pink coloured blush. I'm a very fair english rose so if a blusher is too bright I just look a tad silly! I do like to buy blushers with a colour I can build though, as on certain occasions such as a party or night out I like to be a bit more vibrant!

The application of blusher is quite straight forward - on your cheek bone! I apply blusher from the apply of my cheeks, along the bone until I reach my hair line. Be sure not to flick too much blusher into your hair line - this could result in a dodgy red/pink section of hair - epic fail!

I have so many blushers and I don't really have a favourite. So this week I thought I'd share my collection with you and link you to where you can purchase them from. I've also added a cheeky selfie to go with the photos from previous weeks on foundation and bronzer.

Body Shop Baked to Last - Link and review here.

Maybelline ExpertWear Blush in 62 Rosewood

MUA Mosaic Blush - review and link here.

No7 Mineral Perfection Loose Powder Blush

Bourjois Blush in 03 Brun Cuivre

Maybelline Dream Touch Blush in Peach


And now its GIVEAWAY TIME!!! My blog hasn't been at it's best the past few weeks due to moving back to Leeds and the chaos of working 9am-5pm so I want to treat you all. Today I'm opening up my giveaway for two weeks and if you enter you could be in with the chance of winning Collection's new "Does It All" mascara! This is BRAND NEW and I can say that, after having tried it myself, it's amazing.

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Lots of love, Steph xxxx


  1. I love the Rimmel Mascaras! I've never tried Collection mascaras so i'd really love too!


  2. ooh, i'm ready for a new mascara as well!
    Fab post, you look lovely in your pic!xx

  3. Second post I've seen with this MUA blusher, and it really looks like a beautiful product!


  4. The body shop baked to last blush looks lovely (:
    Lovely giveaway (:My fave mascaras has to be Maybelline the rocket mascara, Benefit they're real, Revlon grow luscious plumping mascara & NYC big & bold mascara x

  5. The Body Shop isn't somewhere I usually look to for make up but this looks lovely! xx

  6. Lovely Post! The Body Shop Baked Blush looks gorgeous! Blusher is one of my favourite makeup products too! haha

  7. The blusher you're wearing looks soo good, really suits you!

    Rebecca x

  8. I can't believe I hardly ever wear blusher, it seems to be a lot of peoples favourites! I can't wear bright blushers either, it just doesn't suit me :(

  9. Great post & the mascara sounds fab. I love Maxfactor mascaras, they are all so amazing.

    Hayley -


  10. Love the Maybelline Rosewood blush, it looks absolutely beautiful. I love this whole SO project thing. I feel like each blogger does it differently, its so fun. My favorite mascara is Benefit's They're Real. I don't use anything else!

  11. Ooo that No.7 mineral blush looks AMAZING. Great post as always Steph

    Hannah xxx

  12. ooo! i really want to purchase that MUA blush now! its looks so so nice. Love the mix of colours. And i've heard they are affordable too!

    darryll ox -

  13. Love the picture! The blush is a perfect shade for you!

  14. I love the Rimmel Lash Accelerator mascara x

  15. Hiya! The Bourjois Blush looks gorgeous! I really like mosaic blushes- i think its time I checked out the Mua blush- looks lovely!

    My favourite mascara at the moment is Maybelline's Rocket mascara.


  16. I love Soap and Glory's thick and fast mascara. Its my ultimate got too xoxo

  17. I love maybelline mascara!

    Laura Azevedo xx

  18. Just found your blog! I love finding fellow redheads for their make up and beauty tips :)

  19. My favourite mascara at the moment is max factor's wild mega volume :) x

  20. I'm using the Maybelline volume mascaras at the moment, but I'd love to try something new

  21. Definitely Essence I Love Extreme black mascara! It's an amazing mascara for volume and its dirt cheap!
    Cint @ Makeup and Messes X

  22. lynsey buchanan9/30/2013 1:33 am

    Benefit Mascara

  23. Essence I Love Extreme black mascara!

  24. That MUA mosaic blush is so pretty :)
    My favourite mascara is the No7 360 Degree one, I wish I could still get it!


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