Jamie’s Favourite VIEVE makeup buys
Creating each and every VIEVE product has been a labour of love for me, so choosing between them is like choosing a favourite child. That being said, there are definitely some staples everyone, regardless of age, skin tone or makeup vibe, should have in their beauty arsenal. So, here are my seven favourite VIEVE makeup buys...
The Makeup Stash Must-Have
As far as I’m concerned, a good eye palette is essential (hence the name!) as you can create a chic, everyday look or dial it up for a smouldering, smoky finish depending on your mood or the occasion. This was one of the hardest formulas to get right because I wanted each of the eyeshadows to be highly pigmented, beautifully blendable and really easy to use. My go-to shade is Buff, which is a creamy-coffee shade that I wear as a base for a stronger look, or on its own with mascara.
My Speedy Eye Fix
If I’ve got two minutes to do my entire face, I almost always reach for my Eye Wand in Camel. Sketch it on and gently blend with your ring finger and you’re good to go. It’s so straightforward, if it takes you longer than 20 seconds to do both eyes, you’re doing something wrong.
The Complexion Lifter
With the ease of a powder and the blendability of a cream, this blush breathes life into your skin. Some days I like a sheer, natural looking finish, other days I want to go for a strong 80s look, and this formula allows me to achieve both effortlessly. Grab a brush and swirl the powder high up onto your cheekbones for a youthful glow.
My Signature Lip
Some people have signature scents, I have a signature lip colour. The shade I wear the most is Vieve, which is a true nude that makes every skin tone sing. Wear it alone or pair it with gorgeous dewy skin, a statement eye, flushed cheeks, you name it, I promise it’ll look fab. The beauty of this lipstick formula is that it provides a matte finish without feeling dry and has incredible staying power.
The Lip Secret
I don’t think a day has gone by where I haven't left the house without this lip liner since it was created. My go-to, signature shade is Brat and it is the perfect pinky brown for almost everyone. The creamy texture feels soft on your lips, but it’s not so malleable that it smudges throughout the day. Usually I’ll layer a Modern Matte Lipstick on top, it looks just as gorgeous with just a swipe of balm too. If you’re looking to create fuller-looking lips, focus on the middle section, in particular your Cupid’s bow.
For a healthy, universally flattering glow, you need this liquid highlighter in your makeup bag. The soft shimmer and lightweight texture melts into your skin giving you a gorgeous glow, whilst the squalane within the formula offers an added hit of hydration. Gently press it into the tops of your brow and cheekbones or add a couple of drops into your foundation for all over radiance. If you prefer powder highlighters, try our Nova Glow Highlighters - sometimes I’ll layer Skin Dew on top for a serious glow boost.
The Best Way To Bronze
Bronzer completes almost every makeup look, and not just throughout the summer months. Adding warmth to your skin instantly boosts your complexion. I purposefully developed the duo-shades to create the perfect palette for a natural bronzed finish. I use a full, fluffy brush to seamlessly blend the lighter shade all over my face, followed by a tightly-packed, tapered brush to work in the deeper shade to sculpt and define.