Saturday, 15 November 2014

Kylie Jenner Inspired Makeup Tutorial

Everyone has been OBSESSED with Kylie Jenner's makeup and i thought i would jump on the bandwagon and recreate her signature look too!

Friday, 14 November 2014

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Cheeky Bronze + Swatches

If you know me, i love highlighting products. Whether it's Spring, Summer, Autumn, i will always have time for highlighters! I love adding a bit of glow to my face, and this one i picked up a while ago is perfect for Autumn and Winter.

OMG MAC Cheeky Bronze is stunning! As much as i love Soft and Gentle and Gold Deposit, Cheeky Bronze is on a whole 'nother level. 

Cheeky Bronze is described as a soft coral with gold shimmer, but on my skin tone it appears like a rose gold highlighter. It has exactly the same formula as the other MAC Mineralize Skinfinishes. It is finely milled and soft to apply. 

I have to apply this with a very light hand, because of how pigmented it is. I don't use a lot for during the day, but when i'm really dressing up, then i like to add more ;)

I am finding Cheeky Bronze the perfect autumnal highlighter for my skintone. It's the perfect balance between Soft and Gentle, and Gold Deposit.

I have been using it with Illamasqua Beg Blush, as i find that they both compliment each other, and is subtle enough to wear to the office. I love adding a glow to my skin all year round, and MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Cheeky Bronze is perfect for that.

What's your autumnal highlighter?

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Thursday, 13 November 2014

NEW Make Up For Ever Artist Shadow Review + Swatches

Evening everyone! How are you all today? 

I wanted to share my first thoughts and lots of swatches of the NEW Make Up For Ever Artist Shadows. I know how difficult it is to get hold of MUFE here in the UK, so hopefully these swatches will be helpful to you guys.

I'm not going to ramble on too much, as i have a detailed video review at the end of this post, which explains everything about the new eyeshadows, so feel free to watch it. :)

Just to let you guys know, this post is pretty picture heavy!

Top Row Left - Right: M600, M608, M664, M704, M726
Bottom Row Left - Right: M738, M816, M822, M842, M844 
Top Row Left - Right: S234, S604, ME230, ME302
Bottom Row Left - Right: ME304, M310, M612, I328, D320 

These refill eyeshadows retail at £12.50, which is actually pretty decent considering how much product you're getting! I can't wait to purchase some more shades, but i think i'm gonna have to wait a while! ;)

All MUFE products can be purchased from Guru Makeup Emporium or Precious About Make-up.

Have you tried anything from MUFE? Any recommendations?

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MAC Objects Of Affection Gold + Beige Pigments + Glitter Swatches

A couple of days ago i reviewed the MAC Objects Of Affection Pink + Rose Pigments & Glitter, and i wanted to share the Gold & Beige set before it was sold out! Check out my previous review and swatches HERE.

I'm not going to harper on about the products, because they are exactly the same as the other set i reviewed.

I think set is going to be quite popular, just because it steers to the more neutral side and is very wearable. As i mentioned previously, these shades can be worn together, but i actually like using a MAC 217 brush and applying a wash of colour to my lids. I LOVE how there is a matte shade in this set, as there wasn't one in the previous set. The Deep Brown is perfect for doing a cut crease, before applying the glitter, or just creating a smokey eye makeup.

I can't stop staring at the shades English Gilt and Pretty It Up. They just look stunning.....i'm thinking of how they would look when applied wet!

This set is a win, win for me! If you do want to get the set, i would recommending getting them as soon as possible, as they always sell out!

I will be doing some looks using these products, so keep an eye out on my channel!

Will you be picking up this set or any others?

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Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Deepika Padukone Happy New Year 'Lovely' Makeup Tutorial

I have a slight obsession with Deepika Padukone........stunning is a word that describes her! I recently recreated her makeup from her recent film Happy New Year, and she looked gorgeous in the song 'Lovely'.

If you guys missed the tutorial, i have popped the video down below. Let me know if you want to see any other Bollywood makeup tutorials. xXx

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Tuesday, 11 November 2014

MAC Objects Of Affection Pink + Rose Pigments + Glitter Swatches

Evening all! There are a lot of Christmas sets that are coming out in stores, and i always love the MAC Limited Edition Holiday sets.

I picked up two of the Objects of Affection Pigments set, and i am not going to go into too much detail because some of the pigments are part of the permanent collection. The set comes with four pigments and one glitter. All the pigments are exactly the same quality as the ones from the permanent line. You get 2.6g of pigment and 4g of glitter.

These are fantastic sizes for pretty much everyone. It gives people a chance to try out the product, without having to purchase a full size, and it's an excellent addition to the kits of makeup artists. Normally an individual pigment is £17 and this set is only £26! 

My main aim of this post was to share swatches, as i couldn't find many on darker skin tones. The swatches below are applied dry and without a primer. I prefer using the pigments wet, as the intensity of the colours are just incredible. I applied some MAC Mixing Medium onto my hand, so that the glitter had something to adhere to.

I thought the entire set was going to be just pink, but i like how there is mixture of soft pinks, tans and a burgundy. It makes the set much more wearable, and tan would be a fabulous shade to use as a wash of colour. This set is perfect for all skin tones, and you can use the pigments as subtly or as intense as you wish.

I love using pigments, and i think this is great for makeup enthusiasts. Just remember to do your eye makeup before the rest of your face, as you may experience some drop down.

This is a limited edition item, so get it quick before it sells out!

What do you think of this set?

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Monday, 10 November 2014

Bobbi Brown Eyeshadow in Camel - The Everyday Eyeshadow

This eyeshadow featured in my October favourites and I'm not surprised i didn't mention it sooner! It isn't just any matte eyeshadow, it is the PERFECT matte eyeshadow! I'm not one to really wear mattes but this shade has completely converted me. 

I think the name 'Camel' describes the shade very well. It isn't the typical warm brown eyeshadow. It has an earthy undertone to it, and isn't cool nor warm, which makes it pretty ideal for all skintones.

It applies very well onto the lid, and isn't chalky or powdery. I find that some mattes are a hit or a miss. I do have to use this over Urban Decay Primer Potion, as my eyeshadows do crease.

You can use this in a number of ways and my favourite way is just to apply it to the lids as a wash of colour. It is a 'my lids, but better shade'. It gives my eyes a bit of colour, so you can see i have something on, but it doesn't look too much. The other great things about Camel is that you can use it as a transitioning colour. Have you ever found yourself doing a super smokey eye and you're forever blending? Well use camel to transition the darker eyeshadow and it will make your life so much easier.

It isn't a cheap eyeshadow, costing £18, however you do get 2.5 grams. This is much more than what you get with MAC eyeshadows. The other thing that i really don't like, is that i can't just pop it into my MAC or Z palette. They are designed, so you can pop them into their palettes and no other! I kinda wish they sold a magnetic pan form.

My overall thoughts? Apart from the price, I am LOVING this matte eyeshadow! For those warmer skins looking for an everyday matte eyeshadow or a transitioning shade, then try Camel.

What is your everyday eyeshadow?

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