Thursday, 9 May 2013

Beauty and the Bey

Hello all! Once again this is a different sort of post because I'm in the middle of my finals at the moment so don't have time to be reviewing products, sorry about that.

Anyway, last weekend my friend Emily and I were lucky enough to get to go and see the GORGEOUS Beyoncé on her Mrs Carter World Tour, and it was an absolutely brilliant night. Because I'm strapped for time at the moment I've cheated a bit and searched the internet to find some of her top beauty tips, because if there's one person worth listening to then it's Queen Bey. Emily and I also got to visit the Sky Backstage Lounge before the show (a lot less exciting than it sounds, we were in no way backstage), where we were greeted by a team of makeup artists offering to do our makeup for free. Emily took up this offer and was given a smokey eye look - this is definitely worth doing if you are heading to the Sky Backstage Lounge (all you need to do to qualify is be a Sky customer), and in hind sight I wish I'd had mine done too!

We got chatting to the makeup artist and she told us how she uses a lot of  budget friendly products on her clients, and had particularly good things to say about Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Foundation, pictured right. The foundation costs £10.99 from Boots or Superdrug, smells delicious, and according to the makeup artist (who's name escapes me) is brilliant for building layered coverage without looking cakey. Even though I usually swear by Maybelline's 24h Superstay Foundation, I am now dying to give this product a go. She also recommended MUA blushers, which are just £1 each, so I will probably be giving those a try soon too.
In the meantime back to Bey, and here are a few of her beauty tips that I have managed to track down from various sources (needless to say none of this is my own content):
Beyoncé on the Mrs Carter World Tour (not my photo)
  • "A woman is most beautiful when she smiles. Other than that, the most valuable tip I've learned is always use a skin moisturizer!"
  • "To beat the fatigued look, I put a little gold eye shadow in the inner corners of my eyes—it's more subtle than white, but it still really makes you look more awake."
  • To keep her makeup in tact on stage or on the red carpet, Bey says "I use a makeup primer, and then I use a lot of powder to keep everything in place. I usually go for a waterproof mascara, or a strip of false lashes when I'm onstage, so I won't get smudgy." Bey also uses M.A.C. Fix+ spray to keep everything where it should be. 
  • Beyoncé's biggest beauty sin is not always removing her makeup before she goes to bed (clearly it never did her any harm...).
  • "I love L'Oréal Elnett hairspray. It's very light and holds whatever hairstyle you want."
Anyone else out there managed to bag tickets to the Mrs Carter Show? Let me know what you thought!


  1. I currently use bourjois healthy mix foundation (not the serum one) and love this also. It smells so good and makes my skin look healthy with a good amount of coverage. However, I am about to run out so decided to decided to try out the serum formula foundation, thanks to your blog!

    1. Glad to be of service! I hope you like it, you'll have to keep me posted seeing as I haven't actually tried it yet! Thanks for reading :) x

  2. I would very much like to be Beyoncé so I might just be nicking some of these tips ;) thank you!

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