Thursday, 28 August 2014

MAC Whisper Of Gilt Dupe

Evening guys! How are you all? I have barely had any time to blog since being away but i wanted to share with you a dupe for MAC Whisper of Gilt!! It was a limited edition item and a lot of people have been seeking it's even selling for a ridiculous amount on eBay! All the full details are in the video below. xXx

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Tuesday, 26 August 2014

A Holy Grail Foundation | MAC Studio Sculpt NC44

When I first used this foundation back in 2010, I just didn't get on with it and the colour shade was a bit off even though it was NC42. Fast forward a few years and I thought I would give it another try. I purchased NC44 and let's just say I have been using it pretty much everyday!

It is a gel based foundation, which is perfect for my combination skin. It melds in with the skin on application and it is one of the very few foundations I have come across that doesn't hold onto dry patches. 

I love the coverage of this foundation, as it doesn't feel as heavy as MAC Studio Fix Fluid and still makes my skin look pretty much flawless. I like applying this with a beauty blender, because it buffs in the foundation, making it looks super natural. I prefer using foundations that make skin still look like skin......does that make sense?

Studio Sculpt is water resistant, making it great to use in warmer climates because it really stays put! It's one of those foundations that can be built up for a more fuller coverage, but is still light enough to be worn on a day to day basis. 

The packaging of the foundation is super handy, because there's no pump to faff around with and is great to travel with as it's a tube!

I have to say this has become my holy grail foundation and is a staple in my daily makeup routine! I can wear it as light or as heavy as i want, and get the perfect base!

What is your holy grail foundation?

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Thursday, 21 August 2014

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder Dim Light Review

Ok, i told myself i wasn't going to give into this product due to the hype. I had been into Space NK several times, swatching it on my hand and i just couldn't see why people were raving about this product!

Then a few weeks ago i was in London and of course i ended up in Space NK. I was asking the assistant about a few other products and then we managed to get onto the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders! She dusted dim light over my face and i was instantly sold!

When you look at the packaging, it honestly screams luxury! The metal casing is durable but also lightweight. It's not something that i would keep in my handbag, as i personally wouldn't touch up my makeup with this powder. I prefer to apply it in the morning or just before i'm going out.

It is a very finely milled powder, almost feeling silky! When you swatch it with your finger, you can barely feel it.

The Ambient Lighting Powder is more of a finishing powder, and isn't something that would control oil. I normally still set my makeup with my chosen powder, either MAC Blot Powder or Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder and then finish off dusting dim light over my face. So now onto how it looks.......

The effect on the skin is very subtle, yet noticeable. Dim light gives a sort of soft focus finish to the face. My entire face looks softer, smoother and almost brighter. It is a very difficult product to swatch, but you can see that on the face, it appears as almost a blurred effect.

Dim light is great for all skin tones, and doesn't appear ashey on those with warmer skin tone.
I have been using this pretty much everyday since i got it, and when used combined with my Kevin Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer, my face pretty much looks flawless. I have received so many compliments with how good my skin has been looking (little do they know!).

It retails at £38 and fortunately i had saved up around £10 worth of points on my N.dulge rewards card, and ended up only paying £28! I would happily spend £38 on this powder, as i love how it instantly transforms my face without it looking like i have caked on makeup! This product is certainly a winner for me!

Have you tried any of the ambient lighting powders from Hourglass?

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Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Collection Glam Crystals Dazzling Gel Liners Review + Swatches

Evening guys! How are you all today? I want to talk about some glitter eyeliners and i'm not going to waffle about them too much, as they're pretty much self explanatory! A lot of people get put off with using glitter because lets admit it is pretty messy right?

I love using the Collection Glam Crystals Gel Liner because not only are they super glittery but are very versatile. Sometimes i like applying eyeshadow or a paint pot to my lids and then use the Glam Crystals Gel Liner over the makes my eyes look super sparkly!

They have so many uses from eyeliner, eyeshadow or even applying a little to the inner corner of the eyes. If you are looking to add a bit of shimmer to your eyeshadow then i would highly recommend these. 

Left-Right: 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 15

These are very inexpensive retailing at £2.99 and i always purchase them when there is always a 3 for 2 offer in Boots or Superdrug! The liners are an easy way to add a bit of glam to your makeup! 

What do you think of glitter liners?

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Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer Review + Demo

I have been completely obsessed with this product over the last few months and a lot of you guys had asked for a full review! I can't explain to you how much i love this product and hopefully the video below will explain why! 

Have you ever used the Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer?

Be sure to open up in YouTube to see all the information!

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Thursday, 7 August 2014

I'm Off..........

Image courtesy of Google

I am currently going to be travelling for the next month or so around South East Asia, and this was an opportunity that was sprung on me very recently....i knew i had to accept!

I will be trying to vlog and upload whilst i'm away, however i have scheduled up some videos and blog posts for you guys. The last few weeks have been pretty busy getting organised, and i wanted to make sure i had some content up on my channel. :)

To be honest i can't say if i'm going to be taking 'a break' from blogging or doing YouTube videos, hence why i have tried to schedule everything! I don't want to put pressure or stress myself out about blogging or getting some videos done.....but if i feel in the mood than i shall!

Everything will resume to normal when i'm back in the country! So i shall say goodbye for now and inshAllah will have a lot to share when i'm back! xXx

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Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Dramatic Smokey Eyes Ft Makeup Revolution Flawless Palette

Evening! How are you all? This was a makeup tutorial i did a few weeks back on my channel using the Makeup Revolution Flawless Palette. It's a pretty dramatic look, but it looks fab for any special occasion! I'm not gonna waffle on and let you guys watch the tutorial!

Products Used:
Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation (Honey & Golden mixed)
Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer (SX11)
YSL Touche Eclat (No.3)
Laura Mercier Translucent Powder
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder (Dim Light)
MAC Pro Sculpting Powder (Shadowy)
Makeup Revolution Ultra Blush Palette (Hot Spice)
Makeup Revolution Vivid Baked Highlighter (Peach Lights)

Urban Decay Primer Potion (Eden)
Benefit Sun Beam
Makeup Revolution Flawless Palette (Almost There, Molton Chocolate, Medal, Noir, Angel, Pure Chocolate)
Illamasqua Precision Gel Liner
*Urban Decay 24/7 Pencil (Perversion)
Eldora False Lashes (M106)
L'Oreal Volume Million Lashes Noir Excess

Anastasia Dip Brow Pomade (Ebony)
Anastasia Brow Wiz (Ebony)
Anastasia Tinted Brow Gel (Espresso)

MAC Lip Pencil (Soar)
KIKO Unlimited Stylo Lipstick (13)

I hope you all enjoyed the tutorial!

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Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Ben Nye Essentials Eye Palette Review + Swatches

I don't actually have a palette that is solely matte, so when i came across the Ben Nye Essentials Eye Palette at IMATS, i thought it was about time i added one to my collection.

The packaging is a simple, black cardboard palette......kinda similar to the Z palettes with a magnetic closure. I think for those who are makeup artists, this palette will get battered pretty quickly. There's no mirror inside the palette, just a label with all the shades, which is very useful.

These eyeshadows are pigmented and very easy to work with. They are not chalky, nor powdery and barely any fallout. I like how there is a variety of warm and cool shades, making it suitable for pretty much everyone.

I find Vanilla and Shell swatch exactly the same on my skin tone, however both shades are great to use just as a base, or a brow highlighter. I like using Cork as a transitional shade on my lids, as it's almost the same colour as my skin. It's the perfect colour to blend out harsh edges!

Some of these colours will not only be used for eyeshadows, but ideal for filling in the brows and doing contouring.

I have to admit that some of the shades jump from light to dark, and there aren't as many mid-tone colours. This palette is perfect for people like just has all the shades that i want. I think maybe for people with light skin tone, you may not get full use out of this palette.

Left-Right: Vanilla, Shell, Cork, Mink Stole, Black, Graphite, Smokey Taupe, Black-Brown

What are my overall thoughts? I am really enjoying using this palette, but it's only a palette that i would recommend to makeup artists or for those who prefer using mattes only, as it retails for about £30. I think there is a great variety of shades in the palette, however some people may not use all the eyeshadows, which will be a waste. 

Do you prefer matte only palettes?

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Sunday, 3 August 2014

Green Eyeliners That Make Brown Eyes Pop

I am slightly fixated on green eyeliners, and I love how they make dark eyes stand out. It's a great way of adding a pop of colour without having to put in too much effort!

Many brands are bringing out kohl pencils in different shades, as not everyone wants to wear black, brown or grey. Greens are perfect to use around this time of year, but i still use them through the colder months as it reminds me of summer!

*Pixi Endless Silky Eye Pen in Emerald Gold has more of a bright green tone to it with gold glitter running through. It's a great pencil to smudge on the lower lash line and don't worry, the glitter doesn't go everywhere!

MAC Eye Kohl in Minted looks like a pencil version of MAC's eyeshadow in humid. Its is a vibrant green with a slight hint of teal. It's not as creamy as some other liners, but I find it really stays put on the waterline. 

KIKO Glamorous Eye Pencil in 410 is a deep forest green. I love using this on my upper lash liner and smudging it close to the lashes. The depth of the green looks amazing on people with brown eyes. Again, this stays quite well on the waterline and I also like using this as a base for eyeshadow. 

Tom Ford Metallic Moss is a dark moss, and sometimes it appears a blue/brown depending on how the light catches it. This is another great one to use on the upper and lower lash line, however I do find it can sometimes smudge in the inner corners of my eyes when I have used it in the waterline. 

All of these eye pencils can be used as eyeshadow bases and I love how just a swipe of green can instantly brighten up brown eyes. I find that using a coloured eye pencil is an easy way to dress up your face without having to use a lot of makeup!

Do you have any favourite greens?

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