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#BEAUTYBASICS today is #blusher! Blusher is designed to complement and add seasonal or tonal colour to the cheeks. It can be used in conjunction with other complimenting blusher/ bronzer colours to create more of a dimensional look. Blushers can also come in various textures, powder, créme to powder, créme, cream/ liquid, stains. Application can be done with fingers or various brushes. I prefer brushes. Pictured and #inmykit #kylieloves are @bobbibrown #slopes @clarinsuk #candy and @ellisfaascosmetics #S302 among many others!

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#BEAUTYBASICS today is #plumpingpowder or #volumepowder as it is aka. I LOVE plumping powder, it's incredible. Dust sparingly on the roots of the hair and hair arranged/ puffed/ tousled post blow dry to enhance the volume and sturdiness of styles. Looks INCREDIBLE post rollers and pre back comb for Priscilla Presley c.1967 type styles. If you've got fine hair and want to achieve those Insta/ Pinterest thicker styles- this is PERFECT for you! It's made essentially of powdered glue, rice powder ( also used in dry shampoo) and anti caking agents so not to be used everyday if you don't wash your hair everyday. My absolute favourites are by @markhillhair and @vo5uki , they retail at about £4. #kylieloves #inmykit

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#BEAUTYBASICS today is #concealer! Concealer comes in various textures for various skin types and depending on what you're trying to cover. It's not to be confused with corrector but CAN and usually does ( just to confuse you) contain colour correcting pigments. Concealer is designed to be used, in my opinion over foundation, to further conceal and or hide blemishes, dark circles and other imperfections. My favourites are this one by @amazingcos_uk for normal to dry/ very dry skin and @dermacolour for oilier+spottier skin types. They're both pretty industrial concealer a but super nice, lightweight but secure in wear. #kylieloves #inmykit

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#BEAUTYBASICS today is #smoothingcream/ #straighteningcream. This is a styling product best used when hair is damp and needs to be blow dried into a straight style. Dependant on hair thickness/ fullness and length squirt a 20p sized blob into your hands and distribute evenly. Brush through with a #widetoothcomb or #tangletweezer. Blow dry as desired. A straightening / styling cream will often have a heat protector built in as well as #antihumidity and is of a sticky opaque texture to hold your style. It can also be used in conjunction with a thickening product if your hair is finer. Finish with hair spray if desired. If you wanted to go that one step further pop in some heated rollers for added OMMPH, body and bounce. This one is by @lorealprouk @lorealhair and retails at £3. #kylieloves #inmykit #lorealstudiopro #smoothit

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#BEAUTYBASICS is back! Today I'm exploring #primer. A primer, typically, is a product designed to be applied minimally, either with fingers or a brush over moisturiser and under foundation. It is formulated for different skin types dependant on what brand you buy- most high street brands do ones mostly for normal/ oily skin, the more you want to spend the more specialised a primer you can get. This one, my face by @hourglasscosmetics is the #no28primerserum and it's a clever thing. I can use it as skincare as it's loaded with essential oils, I can use it as a primer and I can also use it post foundation as a non sparkly highlighter. It gives skin the most beautiful subtle sheen. In short, I love it and it's super clever ways. Most primers start from £4, obviously the more fancy pants one you buy the more you should expect to pay. This one by #hourglass is £24 for 10ml. #kylieloves #primer #inmykit

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Channel Eva Green with my final #holidaymusthave / #summermusthave, the yummy, chocolately and sultry @narsissist #mesopotamia . It comes in this little pot and is easily applied with a smudge brush for a smokey eye ( if you've oily heavy eyelids like myself, in super humid environments you may want to layer with another pot primer for super duper non budge) or a fine liner brush as an alternative to black. I used it recently on a dark haired Bride with blue eyes and OH MY️🏻. Love it. #nars #narscosmetics #kylieloves #inmykit

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I've been using my @lorealmakeup #cushiondesoleil #glambronze for about 2 months now. I love it. It's been with me on shoots, it's been on MY face and it went to Portugal with me too. It's great for pale- medium skin colours, I don't think anyone darker than a caramel tone would find it useful BUT I love it. It's got a slight sheen when you put it on, perfect for the proper glow and it's not too orangey which makes it perfect for actual healthy bronzing. Its also that easy to use I patted it on with my fingers last weekend because I left my brushes at home. Amazing. #lorealmakeup #kylieloves #holidaymusthaves

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New favourite lip balm alert. I bought #Herpatch just over a month ago after a mini stress cold sore left my lips dry and flaky as per usual. It comes in the form of a bullet, fairly sweet in smell and is a clear very lightweight balm once in the lips. It doesn't taste great due to the zinc in it- proven to prevent and heal sores on the lips/ nose and it's not the prettiest thing in the world but I don't care. So far it's working. My lips aren't sore, and have been protected by the #spf 30 that's in it. Great for vegans not so great for paraben and palm oil haters. It also comes in the form of a super cold sore hating defeating serum. Buy at @bootsuk for £4.99 . #kylieloves #inmykit #coldsoreprevention #coldsore

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#nofilter for trying @maccosmetics #faceandbody #n5 for the first time in YEARS. Turns out I'm not longer allergic ( ) and I actually quite like it. It's a dewy finish and very lightweight. On the left I'm in Westfield in cold light, middle I'm in Westfield by a glass door in extreme sunlight and on the right I'm outside under a tree. I like the way it feels but it's very low coverage. I don't feel like it covers quite enough as I'm blemished today and my couperosis isn't hidden BUT if you're pretty flawless then this could be for you. I used a 5p sized blob worked it with my palms and patted it onto my face firmly. This is the result. #kylieloves #mac

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