Sunday, 30 November 2014

Why I Love the MUA - Matte Winter Forest Palette!





Around this time of the year, I like wearing cool, grey toned eye shadow looks to match the dreary weather outside. LOL *i jest*. But seriously, I feel it's a seasonal thing which a lot of us makeupaholics do, which is switch our make up around at certain times of the year. I feel it's all about slightly more coverage with our foundations, wearing darker lips and cool eye looks.


So since I didn't own any cool (how many times have I written 'cool' so far) palettes  I ordered this MUA palette & I have literally been using it everyday. Whenever I want to do a cool smokey eye or even a bright winged liner, I am always reaching for this palette. Not only does it blend like a dream, it is insanely pigmented which is something I always look for in make up as a whole.

I also find it to be a slight dupe for the Urban Decay Basics 2 Palette, especially for the cool toned eye shadows as this MUA palette is full of them. Likewise, one of the reasons I chose to purchase this was because I didn't want to splurge on the Urban Decay palette just yet since I wanted to see if a more cooler eye look was for me. But now I am actually obsessed with wearing a grey cool toned eye and this palette AND the most exciting part of this post is that it is only, ONLY £4 which is incredible!

All the colours blend very well as well, however I find the light beige colour under the orange doesn't show up that well on my skin tone and isn't as pigmented as the darker colours. But that is the only 'problem' with the palette, if I had to pick something, which isn't even a bother for me since I use the darker colours a lot more :)

Finally, Below are looks I have been wearing from this palette and swatches of the shades :)






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Sunday, 23 November 2014

REVIEW: Rimmel Provocalips 16 HR Kiss Proof Lip Colour

Shade: 200 I'll Call You



So I recently picked up this lip duo after watching Amelia Liana rave about it in one of her videos. Not only was she selling it, I was obsessed with the cute packaging and immediately wanted to try it out.

If you haven't heard about this range, it is basically a lip gloss/lipstick on one end and a clear gel/gloss on the other which creates the 16 hour long hold.

Initially, on first application, it is very comfortable and easy to apply with great colour pay off. I thought I would test it out at work, where I work 9 hour shifts *insert crying face emoji* and thought to also see how it wears throughout my lunch break as well a.k.a where my lipstick usually smears all over my face, LOL.

After about 4 hours, I found it was still resting perfectly on my lips but had created an obvious line inside my lips, like where your lipstick usually feathers and felt quite drying. I topped it up just in the middle to disguise the obvious line and carried on. The colour was still opaque and bright as well at this point.

Similarly, after the 9 hours, the colour was still there albeit slightly dry looking and again with the obvious-inside-lip-thingy-line, which is my only gripe with this lippy. When I wear this again, I think it will be without the clear gloss on top as I'm quite happy topping my lipstick up during the day and especially since it is a beautiful shade, quite Kylie Jenner/ soar lipliner-esque. It is also a semi matte finish :)

Here are some swatches:

With flash




                                             



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Wednesday, 19 November 2014

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Sunday, 9 November 2014

Todays Work Face :)

So for work today, I wanted to go for more of a smokier look and whenever I want to go for more of a smoky look, I always, ALWAYS reach for my Charlotte Tilbury eye quad in 'Dolce Vita', the perfect, no nonsense quad for everyone.
The one thing I love about Charlotte Tilbury's makeup line is you don't need to be a master of makeup application or any kind of expert. Everything is so easy and quick to use & I love that since I am always rushing in the mornings.
On my eyes I also added some black eyeshadow in 'corrupt' by Urban Decay and stuck on some lashes by Ardell.The gel eyeliner I used was also from Makeupforever.
My base included:
-Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation (6.5)
-Mac Prolongwear Concealer in NC30
-Laura Mercier translucent powder
Cheeks:
-Sleek contour kit
-MUA blush in 'cupcake'
Lips:
-Kiko lipliner
-Mac lipstick in 'kinda sexy'
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