February FOTM: Jouer, Laura Mercier and Illamasqua in action

Rather excited about this particular post. For a change I can actually see all of the products I am wearing in this shot becoming a regular part of my routine…no brushes involved, just a quick dab with my finger and I’m done…perfect…who has times for brushes when you’ve got to be at school with two kids by 8.25!

So, without further ado, this is my Feb FOTM

Wearing Laura Mercier lipstick in 'Rasberry Sorbet', Jouer moisture tint in 'Glow', and Illamasqua 'Liquid Metal'

Here I am wearing:

Illamasqua ‘Liquid Metal’ in ‘Resolute’ which is described on their website as metallic ruby (pic below). These are absolutely brilliant, and although I wasn’t really sure what I was doing with it initially, I knew I had to have it, as this is a colour that really works with my eye colour.It’s described by Illamasqua as a ‘pigmented metallic cream that radiates wherever it`s applied. Use on eyes, lips, face and body, and apply with fingers or a brush.’ That really just about sums it up. I am wearing it in the above photo on my cheeks and on my lids…just apply with a clean finger. What you can’t see in the photo is that it actually has a lovely glow to it (check out my Twitter profile and you’ll see what I mean). It retails for £17.50, slightly on the steep side, I know, but bear in mind that it has multiple purposes, and you won’t need much other than this a bit of foundation and something for your lips! It’s available at Selfridges or on Illamasqua’s website (http://www.illamasqua.com/)

Jouer Luminizing Moisture Tint in ‘Glow': I came across this after reading Ruth Crilly’s review (www.amodelrecommends.com) and was really keen to try it. Jouer is a US brand and is not widely available over here. Check out www.cultbeauty.co.uk if you are looking to try it.  What I love about this is that because it’s a US product there is a really good range of colours (apparently it’s a favourite with Oprah) and it’s lovely and luminous. They do a set of five really dinky little tubes of this which you can use to try and see whether you like it, which sell for £15, as opposed to £29 for the full size tube. I can really see this becoming something that I keep coming back to.

It’s described as ‘an illuminating, tinted moisturiser that’s lightweight and lasts all day’. It apparently has ‘light-diffusing minerals that visually blur away fine lines and add a youthful luminosity’ and has a non-chemical SPF 20 (UVA & B physical block) as well as fighting ‘ageing free radicals with antioxidants Ginseng and Gingko Biloba Leaf Extract’.

Bobby Brown foundation stick in ‘Natural Tan': the Jouer tinted moisture is not that great at covering my dark circles, so here I have also dabbed on the smallest amount of my trusty BB foundation stick which I mostly use as a concealer.

(I am often asked what brands work best on Asian skin tones: well for me BB is the one go-to brand…there colours are all yellow-based and work fantastically on sandier skin tone).

Laura Mercier lipstick in ‘Rasberry Sorbet’: I’m not usually one for a lippie (prefer lipgloss or balm) but after checking out the LM Spring collection, I knew I had to have this colour. It’s just the perfect shade as it’s just slighty brighter than my own lip colour, so I think creates a polished look without looking too ‘done up’.

Finally, the mascara I am wearing is one I reviewed earlier this year from Revlon, which I know LOVE!

And that’s it!  Here’s another pic of all the products. Hope you like them, would love to hear your thought!

Laura Mercier in 'Raspberry Sorbet', Jouer in 'Glow' and Illamasqua liquid metal

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