Your summer Face Of The Day for less than £25

New Look Beauty Range
With summer well and truly here now, it is about time that I start thinking about saying goodbye to full coverage foundation and berry lipsticks and hello to dewy sun kissed skin. So when I was asked if I’d like to get involved with New Look’s beauty on a shoestring campaign I jumped at the chance to update my makeup bag for a summer look.

The challenge involves spending just £25 (or less) on the beauty goodies from New Look Pure Colour collection and creating a whole makeup look using just these products. I had a good look through the beauty section on the New Look website and decided to go for:

The Pure Colour Foundation pleasantly surprised me. Typically I am not a fan of drugstore and high street foundations because I feel I need a bit more coverage and longevity, so I was a little skeptical of New Look’s offering. However I was having a really good skin day with no blemishes (woohoo!) and so the light to medium coverage of this foundation was just perfect! In lieu of a concealer, I built up the foundation more on my weak spots – under my eyes, around my nose and my chin for a more even coverage.
The Pure Colour Foundation is quite dewy which is ideal for summer, but I have quite oily skin so like to set my foundation to prevent a makeup moving around my face situation – not a good look! So I used a powder brush to swish a small amount of the bronzer over my face for a more sun kissed look and mattify the foundation.
I love the Pure Colour Bronze Baked Bronzer, it isn’t too dark for those who have paler skin and it also has a small amount of shimmer to give your skin a youthful and radiant boost. The powder is picked up very easily by the brush, so make sure you gently dab and tap off any excess because a little goes a long way! The bronzer helped to give my pasty skin a little more colour so I felt less like a ghost, and ready to head out into the sunshine.
Then using my Real Techniques blush brush I picked up some product from the Pure Colour Pink Baked Blusher, again, a little goes a long way! And I buffed as small amount into my cheekbones. I love the shade of the blusher, it is really natural looking and so I think it would suit most skin tones. I only used a small amount of the blusher to avoid my base being overpowering next to my eyes and lips.
New Look Pure Colour Beauty Range
For the eyes I used a delicate wash of the bronzer across the lids and built it up more in the middle of the eyelid which really brought out the shimmer. Then I used the Pure Colour Mid Brown Baked Eye Shadow to create some definition in the crease for a bronzed summery look. The eye shadow is really pigmented and lasted all day, which for a budget product is very good in my books! I’d definitely try out some other shades and I hope they widen the product line.
Now I did cheat a little bit here because I added a little mascara! My lashes are really blonde, so without it they look see through. However when I go on holiday later in the year I am planning to get my lashes tinted, so as this would be a great holiday look I definitely haven’t cheated…. right?!
Last but not least, I used the Pure Colour Mid Pink Lip Liner to carefully line my lips and then I filled them in. I normally find liners quite drying, but this was pretty good! Staying power wasn’t amazing, but I typically do touch up my lips throughout the day so this didn’t bother me at all. Again, I hope they bring out more shades as for just £1.99 they are a bargain.
Overall I am really impressed with the New Look beauty range because of the good quality of the products for such a great price. I really recommend the Pure Colour products that I tried out, particularly if your makeup needs to be pocket money friendly. I have my eye on a few more of their products, including the highlighter and the eye shadows palettes.
New Look Pure Colour Beauty Range FOTD
What do you think of the New Look beauty range?

The only lip liner you will ever need…

 Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-on Pencil
It has been a while since I have posted any reviews here on Must Have Girl. I have been really busy at work and sometimes the last thing you feel like doing after a long day at work is planning blog posts and writing reviews. But now I am back and I will try to post as regularly as I can so I can get a bit of “me time” back into my life! So without further ado, today I am reviewing the Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-on Pencil in the shade Ozone.

I am (like most of you I’m sure) a lover of lipstick. I love bright and bold colours the most and throughout autumn and winter I like to wear darker colours such as MAC Rebel. I find that these darker shades often feathers around my lip line – not good. I’d much rather have a crisp line of colour and the way to achieve this is with lip liner to prevent the colour bleeding. However, owning enough lip liners to match with every shade of lippy I own would kill off my bank balance rapidly, so I went in search of a solution.
When I found out that clear lip liners were a real thing I swear I could have jumped for joy. One lip liner that does it all? It has to be too good to be true right? So I decided I would have to test it out for myself, so I quickly ordered the Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-on Pencil and hovered by the letterbox for the postie to deliver it!.
 Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-on Pencil

The pencil glides on really smoothly with no tugging however I did find that it was slightly drying when applied to my whole lips. Even though it was quite drying, it did stop my lipstick from settling in the lines on my lips as much as it usually would which is great. The majority of times I use the pencil, I just use it on the outline of my lips to prevent feathering. I have tried it with several shades of lippy and it has worked wonders for all of them my lipstick has stayed on in a crisp line all day

The only thing that I don’t really like about this product is that you have to sharpen it. I much prefer twist up liners as it is faster, more convenient and less messy, but I like the formula so much it wouldn’t stop me from buying this liner again.

If you want to try out a clear liner too, you can get the Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-on Pencil in Ozone from Feel Unique for just £12.

Have you ever tried a clear lip liner? Which brand would you recommend?