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21.12.17

Blogmas Day 21: Christmas with SCOUT



It wouldn't be Blogmas if I didn't share some make up looks for Christmas Day. Today I want to share some make up details with you courtesy of SCOUT Cosmetics.


For those of you who haven't heard of SCOUT before, or missed my last post. SCOUT Cosmetics certified organic super food skincare, breathable nail polish and mineral makeup is the healthier choice of beautiful cosmetics that perform. SCOUT Cosmetics offers three ranges:

  • Certified Organic Nutraceutical Super Food Skincare
  • Eco-luxe 5 Free Nail Polish which is breathable and water permeable with a delicate natural scent when dry
  • Mineral Makeup for face, lips and eyes

 
The SCOUT philosophy is very simple, every SCOUT product must have three attributes: It must be made in Australia from only the highly quality certified organic and natural ingredients; it must be formulated by experts and manufactured to exacting Australian and international standards; and most of all, it must be effective in looking after your skin, enhancing your natural beauty and be a delight to use.

Before you get to the make up though, you need to prep your skin. 

Step one is to cleanse your skin. The Super Fruit Exfoliating Wash-Off Cleanser with Blueberries, Grape Skin and Acai* is the perfect first step. This is a gentle everyday wash-off cleanser with a multi-fruit complex to exfoliate and a powerful anti-oxidant berry combination working to protect skin from every-day ageing. It isn't a gritty exfoliant, but a chemical one. It has AHA's in it which exfoliates the surface of the skin. It is gentle and smells lovely too! 



Next is some serum. Christmas Day is a long day, so you want to make sure you use a serum that is going to take care of your skin all day. I look for a serum that helps keep my skin hydrated through the day as well. The Vitamin C Brightening Serum with Kakadu Plum, Turmeric & Rosehip* is the perfect serum for summer and Christmas. It is a potent and rejuvenating brightening serum that instantly offers an injection of Vitamin C to help reverse free radical damage and stimulate collagen and elastin production for a youthful radiant appearance. It keeps your skin looking bright and soft, while also leaving it feeling hydrated. 

The final step is the moisturiser. Balance & Replenish Light Moisturiser with Calendula, Red Mandarin & Pumpkin* The perfect makeup base, this moisturiser is both light and luxurious containing a mix of vitamin and mineral rich organic ingredients including Fig and Pumpkin as well as Kakadu Plum and Rosehip Oil to improve skin tone and elasticity. It is lightweight, so it is perfect for a hot summers day, but is still hydrating and will help your make up last all day. You can either apply a primer after this, or not. This moisturiser will help to prep your skin for make up.



Now is for the make up look. As I said earlier, Christmas Day can be a long day with lots of food and festivities, so I typically go for something fairly simple and comfortable, that won't sweat away if it's hot! My look will be simple, a bold lip and a simple eye. For the eyes I went for a simple nude eye, with a little bit of a Liquid Liner*. It has a silky formula and a pointed wand for easy application. I have to say the wand is super easy to use. While the formula isn't as black as I would like, it is perfect for a simple look where you want a subtle liner that helps your lashes look thicker. 




 
Nothing says Christmas quite like a gorgeous red lip. If a classic red lip isn't your jam, then the Organic Lipstick with Orange, Jojoba, Vitamin E and Shea Butter* in the shade Destiny is the perfect for you. It is a warmer, orange based tone that just looks gorgeous on the lips. You can wear it sheer, or build it up to an intense colour. Best of all it is hydrating and will leave your lips feeling comfortable all day.

The finishing touch, the cherry on top is a festive nail. The SCOUT Cosmetics Eco-Luxe Breathable Nail Polish* combines quality, colour and shine into an innovative formulation that allows the nails to breathe. I love the SCOUT nail polishes. They don't strip your nails, or leave them feeling weak and brittle. They are long lasting and so pigmented too. They have a few different gorgeous red colours. My personal favourite is Don't Lose My Number.






If you are looking for a natural alternative to your Christmas Day make up, I would highly recommend checking out SCOUT's make up. It is comfortable and easy to use. What are you planning on doing for your Christmas Day make up? I'd love to hear your inspiration xx




*DISCLAIMER – Although this product was sent for me to trial and review, all views and opinions are 100% honest. All opinions are based purely from my own experiences. The Life of Laura is not by a professional or expert. Please do not confuse my opinions with professional advice.  



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