Welcome to the seventh instalment of The Littlest Polkadot Beauty Collaboration Corner! This beauty section explores all things cosmetics, brands, and skincare with the help of a much sought after Irish Make Up Artists and Beauty Bloggers. It is a beauty section with a twist, as there is a feature on a different Beauty professional each week! They will be talking you through the different aspects of the cosmetics industry, with their own various opinions on certain brands, experiences, and techniques! There will be interviews, Q & A sections, Vlogs, and tutorials featured in this section throughout the coming months! I adore all things make-up, and love to watch tutorials , and find new techniques, so I thought, why not liaise with the amazingly talented ladies we have here in Ireland to bring you home grown tutorials, and tips, at the click of a button! If you are a new follower, and you have missed the other instalments, simply have a look around my blog, and you will find them .:)
Meet this week’s featured beauty expert… Katie Rabbette.
Katie hails from the Midlands and has been working as a freelance makeup artist for nearly three years. She trained at the Waverly College in Dublin where she was awarded her ITEC Certificate and also at the LA College of Creative Arts. Katie specialises in Bridal and Evening makeup and constantly up skills her work. She also recently took the plunge and started blogging and vlogging also in the hope of expanding her makeup business further. Katie has a few weddings under my beltand is working hard to make her dream of becoming a full-tie bridal make-up artist become a reality.
You can check out Katie’s work on her Facebook page and Instagram. Show the love people and check out her amazing work!
Katie is kindly going to lead us through some of her cosmetics must-haves this week for the Beauty Collaboration Corner!
My first beauty fave would have to be the Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation…
A cult favourite, Healthy Mix is a great affordable foundation that suits any skin type. Available in 8 shades – it has a good mixture of pink and yellow tones. It is hydrating and blurring giving the skin a completely flawless finish. It doesn’t cling to dry patches or emphasise pores. I have been using this foundation for years and every time I come back to it I fall in love all over again. I find for best results you should apply with a damp sponge. It never disappoints!
2. MAC Mineralise Skin Finish
This powder is great to set any foundation and add extra coverage. It comes in a variety of shades to suit all skin tones and a little goes a long way! It is on the more expensive side however it lasts a really long time so it is value for money. There’s not a day that goes by when I don’t use this product. It’s also great for keeping in your handbag and touching up throughout the day.
3. Maybelline Colossal Black Mascara
Out of all the mascaras I have tried and tested this Maybelline mascara is by far one of the best in the market. It is waterproof, great for those of us who are emotional wrecks, and super black. It does not clump or flack and leaves your lashes looking full and separated. And it is extremely affordable costing approximately €9.
4. Smashbox Photo Finish Primers
For me, primer is a key step in any makeup application as it allows makeup to apply and blend super easy and effortless. I find it also prolongs makeup and is essential for events such as weddings. My favourite primers are the Smashbox photo finish. They come in a great range to suit any skin type. For dry skin there’s the hydrating one. Oily skin – the matte one. They have anti redness and pore filling primers so there is something for everyone. An overall great range of products. Trust me, once you try them you’ll notice a difference!
5. L’Oreal Fixing Mist
Much like primer, setting spray is a key component to prolonging your makeup. The MAC Fix+ was my favourite setting spray until I discovered this L’Oreal product for a fraction of the price! It is so refreshing and smells amazing and does the job of setting all your makeup in place. It is also a great product to use to refresh makeup after a long period. I love this product, it’s incredible!
6. MAC Velvet Teddy Lipstick
The last product I’m going to mention is my all time favourite lipstick – Velvet Teddy by MAC. It is the perfect nude that suits all skin tones, beautiful, especially on tanned skin. It has a matte formula and a beige undertone making it very wearable and in my opinion would be a great colour for your wedding day. Paired with MAC Whirl Lipliner you have the ultimate nude ‘Kylie Jenner’ lip.
The Littlest Polkadot would like to extend a huge then you to Katie for taking time out of her busy schedule to collaborate with us to pass on some of her favourite products to beauty lovers everywhere. Check her out on social media and show some love to her amazing blog ‘Life through the Rabbit Hole’.
Until next week! x