Thursday, 9 October 2014

Learning about beauty at ASOS #BeautyChat

 Just before LFW kicked off, the ASOS team invited me over for a little beauty chat. If you haven't caught any of their #BeautyChat Google Hangouts yet, keep a (smokey) eye out for them. They invite their favourite beauty bloggers into ASOS Towers and host a super fun, interactive Q&A for half an hour to solve all of your beauty conundrums.

 When I popped down, the impossibly beautiful Patricia Bright was hosting the Beauty Chat and gave out tons of expert advice; mauve lipstick was her top AW14 beauty trend, primer is her secret weapon for making make up stay put all day and she couldn't sing Charlotte Tilbury's praises high enough. I learnt a ton and it's always great to get an unbiased opinion when it comes to beauty, I trust real people over magazines any day.

I also got a chance to play with ASOS' gorgeous AW14 beauty collection. There were lovely pieces from Model's Own and Nars as well as Ciate's adorable advent calendar, the best way to count down to Christmas. Here are my top 5 beauty buys from ASOS:

Ciate's mini mani manor is SO adorable. Featuring 24 mini nail treats including 15 mini paint pots, 8 nail effects and 1 full size paint pot, this is the ultimate nail treat.

As a frequent traveller, the In Transit set by This Works is an absolute godsend. I always go make up free on flights and usually bring some nourishing treats so my skin has a bit of a pamper to counteract the altitude and horrendously harsh AC. This kit has a lovely moisturising lotion as well as a muscle relief cream with a rollerball, perfect for long haul flights.

When it comes to lipstick, I'm a little bit of a Mac addict. Ok, a lot of a Mac addict. I branched out and tried out a Nars lipstick earlier this year and I was pleasantly surprised, super pigmented and also quite hydrating, it lasts all day without drying my lips. I went for Catfight which is a subtle pinky mauve colour but I am definitely going to invest in statement matte red lipstick as soon as my Mac Russian Red runs out.

While I'm a fan of natural nails, I'm really over squoval nails but growing slightly pointy, oval nails is almost impossible. I love House of Holland's falsies for Eylure and this bold more-is-more set are my current obsession. Go hard or go home.

One of the downsides of constantly gallivanting around London is not reaping the benefits of getting a proper eight hours of sleep. I fake a good night's sleep with regular exfoliation to keep my skin bright and Eyeko's blue mascara, my secret weapon due to its eye brightening effect.

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