Beauty Blogger: Dee from La Belle Mama!

La Belle Mama is an Award Winning Irish Beauty and Lifestyle Blog by Dee Doherty.  Having always been a fan of online Beauty Gurus, she decided to set up a blog of her own whilst on maternity leave.  What started as a way of keeping herself busy, turned into a passion which she says has taken her on a journey of learning, building self-confidence and making new friends…and that journey continues! We caught up with Dee to get all the best advice, check out what she had to tell us!

What is your best budget beauty buy?
Hands down, Collection Cosmetics' Lasting Perfection Concealer.  It's a cult classic at this stage, but if you do not have this already – you need it in your life!  My Mom uses it now too.  It doesn't matter your age or skin type – it's just PERFECTION…that lasts 😉

What is your top make-up tip?
Oh gosh! ONE top make-up tip?  That's a hard one!  I'm going to give my tip to create the illusion of fuller lips!  For the upper lip, dab a little bit of highlighter on your Cupid's Bow.  For the bottom lip, use a brown waterproof eyeliner and draw a tiny line just under the middle of the lip – this creates a "shadow" which immediately plumps the lip!  Then use gloss rather than a matte lippy!  Mmmwah!

Most girls have a much-loved lipstick – what's yours?
I actually DON'T love lipstick!  I prefer glosses, but my fave lip product is Soap & Glory's Mother Pucker in "Nudist".  I carry it with me everywhere.  It's a perfect nude and just makes my lips look pretty!

What was your very first perfume and what are you currently wearing?
My first perfume was "Les Belles de Ricci" by Nina Ricci!  (I'm really showing my age here, haha!)  As for what I'm wearing now, it's coming back into the colder weather, so I've switched back to my winter favourite, Paco Rabanne's "Lady Million".  This perfume also holds a sentimental value for me, but you'll have to read the blog to find that one out 😉

You're only allowed use three make-up products for the rest of your life – what are they?
Jeez!  How mean is this question? 

#1 Concealer – because you can use it to cover a multitude of sins – blemishes, redness and just create the most beautiful version of your natural self. 

#2 Mascara – because, well, we all love mascara!

#3 Blush – because it can just give your skin that "pick me up" that it needs.  You look happier, healthier and prettier!  (Even when you feel like poop)

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