April Favourites // Jules

April Favourites: Jules | All Dolled Up

I tried out quite a few new things this month and there were a lot of hits, so here’s the lowdown. Shower I feel about shower gels the same way I feel about facial cleansers: getting clean is such a boring task that to keep me interested, they have to feel amazing and/or smell delicious otherwise I’ll move onto something else. Tori introduced me to the Creightons brand which she found in Pick ‘n Pay and so far I’ve ploughed through a bottle of Coconut & Honey and now I’m onto the zingy Lime & Grapefruit plus I have Vanilla &…

April Favourites // Camilla

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Bobbi Brown Long Wear Cream Shadow in ‘Beach Bronze’ After seeing Bobbi Brown Pro Hannah Martin using this in her most recent video, I promptly went out and bought it (the power of YouTube!). This is the closest locally available dupe that I have found to my beloved Tom Ford Cream Color for Eyes in ‘Spice’ – it has the same smooth, yet iridescent brown tone that gets my pulse racing. The texture is a little bit stiff to start with (unlike the Tom Ford version, which has a really creamy, almost mousse-like consistency), but once you warm it up…

Urban Decay Naked Smoky Tutorial

Products used: Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion  Urban Decay Naked Smoky Eyeshadow Palette Bobbi Brown Long Wear Eye Pencil in ‘Jet’ Elizabeth Arden Grand Entrance Mascara Soap and Glory Archery 2-in-1 Brow Filling Pencil and Brush in ‘Hot Chocolate’ Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Stick Trio Max Factor Creme Puff Blush in ‘Nude Mauve’ Hourglass Ambient Strobe Lighting Powder in ‘Brilliant Light’ MAC Lipstick in ‘Velvet Teddy’

Glowing Winter Skin // Achieving the Impossible

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Do you want to glow like J-Lo? I got you. Here is my fail-safe way to get truly glowing skin this winter: Skin prep is of supreme importance. I like to incorporate an oil of some kind, just to get a little bit of slip on the face. The consistency of my beloved Environ Hydrating Oil Capsules are a little bit too thick for this purpose, so instead I have found that mixing together my SKOON Concentrate Squalene with two pumps of the new Avène Hydrance Optimale Hydrating Serum works really nicely and creates just the right amount of glow.…

Camilla’s Skincare Routine // The Basics

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If you’ve been reading All Dolled Up for any length of time you will know two things: that Julia has the least reactive skin in the world and that I have the most reactive skin in the world (I’ve always had a flair for the dramatics). You’d think that I’d be more sensible about managing my rosacea, but I’m just like everybody else: I also get sucked in the clever marketing, and I also believe that the miracle product will work for me. For the longest time I didn’t stick to a particular routine and would just reach for the whatever new…

The Beginner’s Budget Beauty Bag

Beginner's Best Budget Beauty Bag

It’s easy for us to forget that many of the things we take for granted, like knowing where to apply bronzer (on the high points where the sun hits your face), which drugstore brand makes the best bases (Bourjois) and how to make a red lip last all night (use a matching lipliner, apply a few thin layers and blot in between), aren’t so simple for some women. Camilla and I live, eat and breathe makeup and skincare but for lots of you, the industry and the related media is so confusing that you don’t know where to start. To…

Jules’ Evening Skincare Routine

My Evening Skincare Routine | All Dolled Up

It’s taken me a while to get into a groove with my evening skincare routine, mostly because I have the attention span of a goldfish and like to try lots of different products all the time. It has left my skin a little frazzled though, so a few months ago I decided to regulate my routine in an effort to rebalance my oily/combo/dehydrated skin and the consistency has really paid off. Here are the simple steps I follow and the products I use in them:

March Favourites 2016

Jules’ Favourites: Illamasqua Gleam in “Aurora” Revlon Volume + Length Magnified Mascara Smashbox Step-by-Step Contour Stick Trio Skin Creamery The Everyday Cream Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in “54 Boy” Camilla’s Favourites: Elizabeth Arden Grand Entrance Mascara ghd Natural Bristle Brush 2 (35mm barrel) Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Stick (Warm Beige) Estée Lauder Double Wear Waterproof All Day Extreme Wear Concealer Safeway Battery-operated Beauty Trimmer