Monday, 27 April 2015

Spring/Summer Evening Look






Clothes:

Top ~ Select (£2.99)
Skirt ~ Boohoo (£10.00)
Shoes ~ Newlook (£11.99)
Hairband ~ Primark (£1.99)

Since the weather has been ridiculously beautiful recently, I decided to purchase some new 'summery' skirts (this number above being one of them!) I absolutely love this gorgeous daisy pattern and think it would look perfect on an evening out. This small white crop top makes this outfit even more summery, paired with a jewelled floral hair band. 

Makeup:

Foundation ~ Bourjois 123 Perfect Foundation
Concealer ~ E.L.F Conceal Palette
Blush ~ Urban Decay Naked Flush Palette in Streak
Bronzer ~ Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess
Eyebrows ~ Rimmel Brow pencil in Dark Brown
Eyeshadow ~ Naked 2 Basics Palette
Eyeliner ~ Collection 2000 Fast Stroke
Mascara ~ Revlon Lash Potion
Lipstick ~ Maybelline Colour Drama Velvet Pencil in Berry Much

What is an evening look without a dark red lip? Maybelline's drama velvet lip pencils are affordable, long wearing and highly pigmented, not to mention their stunning colour range. I definitely need to buy some more of these - but this colour is most definitely the one for this look. The soft, sultry brown eyes are also uber pretty, especially with the thin feline flick. I decided to intensely contour; I love a good ol' bronzed glow in the summer, it makes my skin look super healthy and radiant. 

What would you wear on a summer evening night out? Are you brave enough to wear a dark lip?

Love you all,

Saturday, 18 April 2015

7 Ways to Highlight and Glow





You know them days when you are feeling ill, you're having a bad day or your skin just looks plain dull, if you do...I'm here to help! I've collated 7 my favourite 'pick-me-up' products to make you glow and shine right from within, and out. Today, I've chosen to talk about face and eyes products, as I believe they are the most prominent facial features to brighten up your daily look. 

First up, we have the Simple Illuminating Radiance Cream (£7.99). This is the more generalised, all over glow product; you can wear this simply on its own all over the face or personally I like to use it as a primer or mixed with my foundation. The overall effect is gorgeous, especially in winter, as there are tiny glitter flecks running throughout that make your face physically sparkle. 

The second face product that works absolute wonder is the YSL Touche Eclat Radiant Touch Concealer (£24). If you want to highlight specific areas of the face (eg, under eyes, cheek bones, nose etc) then this is perfect for you! With the applicator being in pen form, it is extremely handy for precision and focusing on particular areas of the face. This one is super good for creating the Kim K under eye highlight shabam.

The final three face products are various formulated highlighters - a cream, powder and liquid. Soap and Glory Glow All Out (£11) has lovely peachy undertones that look ultra pretty in the sun when applied to the cheekbones, completely uplifting the face. Rimmel Wake Me Up Instant Shimmer Touch 001 Flush of Pearl (£4.99) is a liquified formula that presents a similar colour to that of Glow All Out. However, this holds a greater glow, due to its liquid formula. Finally, Benefit's Watt's Up (£24.50) is my ultimate highlight - it is a creamy dream come true! An intense champagne coloured product which is super easy to blend - what more could you ask for?

Lastly, we are looking at the eye products of today's post. Mac's Vanilla Pigment (£17) and Calvin Klein's Eyeshadow Bare Silk (£12) are beautiful white/cream/neutral eye essentials. CK's cream shadow is great for a glowing white shadow base, it is very pigmented too. Vanilla is another fave - this one is amazing for inner corner highlight and making them brow bones shine. 

Sorry for the excessive use of words like 'highlight', 'glow' and 'radiance' in this post, but I'm sure you will live, eh??? Hope you are all having a lovely weekend - keep smiling!

Love 

Saturday, 11 April 2015

Urban Decay Naked Lipgloss ~ LIAR





Packaging

Encased in a rose gold tube with 'NAKED' embossed largely in the centre, it is safe to say that Urband Decay have one of the most beautifully styled products on the market. This nifty gloss is compact in a fairly thin tube, perfect for travelling, as well as holding a hell of a lot of product. So far, so good...and we've only been talking about the aesthetics?! The applicator is  doe-foot, further helping to create precisice appliance.

Shade

Colourwise, I would describe this to be a muted pink with equitably warm and cool undertones; the finish is slightly glossy but not excessively shiny. This has to be an ultimate spring shade, gorgeous paired with a pink top or pink accessories.  

Formulation

 A mix between a luxe balm and rich gloss, this product is laced with nourishing ingredients that are good for your skin/lips - such as Avocado Oil, Vitamin E and Shea Butter to hydrate and condition your lips. The formula is completely lightweight and great for those who despise sticky glosses, as this is in no way sticky at all!

Pigementation 

When discussing pigmentation, I would say these glosses aren't overly pigmented (the lighter colours are fairly sheer when I swatched in store). The fact the colour pay off isn't intense makes them ideal to use over a similar coloured lipstick, or alone for a simple and more natural wash of colour.

Left - LIAR alone, Liar paired with Revlon Matte Balm in Elusive
Love



Thursday, 2 April 2015

Mini Mac Collection









As Mac is a very popular makeup brand, I thought I would do a lil blog post completely dedicated to the products I own and have tried. Shall we begin?

Studio Fix Fluid NC15 ~ Let's start off with my favourite foundation ever! I was so lucky to get this off of my friend Chloe(thoughtitboughtit.blogspot.co.uk). This beauty has a medium-full coverage, perfect if you ask me, with a fairly thick consistency. The finish is slightly matte but doesn't cling to any dry patches on the skin. NC15 is the lightest shade in the 'cool-toned' range, which is sad for those even paler than myself; luckily, this colour fits my skin tone exactly! 100% recommend to those girls who love a bit of coverage, like myself :-)

Fleur Power Blush ~ For a healthy flush to the cheeks, all you need is this little blush. Personally, I think the shade is very universal so would suit most skin tones - the colour is a mix between a bright peach and muted pink. The pigmentation is incredible; I would definitely recommend tapping excess off after swiping your brush. This is a colour especially suitable for those who love minimalistic/natural makeup.

Woodwinked Eyeshadow ~ This is honestly my favourite eyeshadow of all time. Woodwinked is a soft brown with ridiculous amounts of golden glitters running through, making the finish very metallic. The colour has slight olive-y undertones, so looks incredible on dark eyes. Overall, a really flattering eye shade that can be swiped all over the lid for a very glamourous but quick go-to eye look.

Cranberry Eyeshadow ~ Here comes another great eyeshadow of mine - CRANBERRY. Can we just appreciate how perfect this is for Autumn, I mean seriously?! A fiery red with hints of purple tones and some shimmer; this works beautifully in the crease, in fact pair it with woodwinked all over the lid for a total autumnal look.

Vanilla Pigment ~ The pigments from Mac are insane. Vanilla is a gorgeous off-white colour with gold glitters, making it perfect for inner corner highlighting. This can be a multi-purpose product, as I've read some people use it as a highlight and to your lips have a frosty lip effect (which sounds soooo cool, I really need to give that one a go!) I personally just use it in the inner corner of my eyes to brighten them up and on my brow bone for definition.

Rubenesque Paint Pot ~ I am patiently waiting to buy the melon pigment which completely complements this paint pot. In the meantime, I have been using Trick from the Naked 3 palette to build up the iridescent peach-gold effect. Mega must-have Mac product; it is just so aesthetically pleasing!

Bare Study Paint Pot ~ A neutral light champagne colour with subtle pink shimmers, creating the prettiest pearly sheen on the eyelids. Bare Study is a lovely base, as well as another inner-corner-highligher. I really love to wear this on its own, for those days where you just can't be bothered to apply excessive shadow.

Velvet Teddy Lipstick ~ The Kylie Jenner Colour. This has been all the rave throughout the end of last year and into this coming year. I totally agree with this hype because of the sophisticated matte finish and muted brown tone. A very flattering shade for women of all skin tones. *features in this look*

Lovelorn Lipstick ~ My second ever Mac lippie (I lost my first one - Angel *cries*). This is a lustre finish, which gives the lip an overall glossy look. This candy, blue-toned pink is very moisturizing on the lips and the formulation is super creamy - making it a dream to wear. I cannot stand drying lip products!!! *features in this look*

Lady Danger Lipstick ~ As Mac describes, this is a very 'VIVID BRIGHT CORAL-RED'. The lasting power for this product is well over 5 hours, which is amazing if you ask me. This is my latest MAC purchase and it most definitely has not let me down. All I need to know is a good ol' liner to pair this bad boy with?! Any ideas??

Rebel Lipstick ~ Satin finish lipsticks are my ultimate faves. Matte with a slight sheen :) I am in love with this lipstick and it has to be one of my all time favourites. A sumptuous, deep purple that makes your teeth look insanely white - what more could you ask for? This is also a great one for staying power - it even stains my lips when trying to scrub it off!!! The richness of the colour seriously enhances your lip shape, which is perfect for those who want to achieve fuller, bigger lips. *full review here*

Dervish Lipliner ~ This natural nude can easily redefine your lips and give them a more 'plumpy' aspect. This pinky-mauve colour fits Velvet Teddy to a 'T'. The liner is highly pigmented, so the product glides on the lips instead of nastily tugging.

Thank you so much for reading

Love you all