Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Recent work : Red everything.

I don't normally do anything colorful on my eye balls during the week cause I have uni to go to, by just wearing contact lenses already freaks most of the people out plus I don't have a lot of time to get ready.
 So I do all that during the weekend, when I have more time. And this week I did a look with red eye shadows, the star of this look is from Sugarpill Cosmetics , called Love+ . It's a beautifully bright, pigmented smooth eye shadow. 

The look itself is actually very simple, again, blending is always always the key.
I used a dark brown pencil all over the eyelids as a base color, then put the red eye shadow on top of it and in the crease,so it would turn out like a dark blood red. 

After that I apply a matte dark brown shadow on both outer and inner corners of my eyes to give it more dimension. Placing a highlighting color on the middle of my eye lids to highlight.

Then just applied brow highlight and eyeliner and mascara like I normally would.For the bottom lash line I just applied the same dark matte brown shadow.

For my face, I didn't apply any blush at all cause I wanted a super contoured bronzed look,  I contoured my face heavily with a matte shading powder including the nose.

And for the lips I wanted to pair the look with a nude lip, since the eyes are the star, I applied two different nude shades, a darker shade on the outer corners and a lighter shade in the middle, giving the same effect we are going for with the eyes, Dimension !
Enjoy !

Products Used:

Too Faced Eye shadow Insurance
Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Kajal - Bronze
Sugarpill Eye shadow - Love +
Revlon Matte Eye Shadow - Rice Sable
Clinique Fresh Bloom Allover Colour
Inglot Gel Liner - #77
m.a.c Powerpoint Eye Pencil - Engraved
L'Oreal False Lash Telescopic Waterproof Mascara
m.a.c Studio Fix Fluide - NC30
m.a.c Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder
Canmake Shading Powder - #1 & #3
m.a.c Sheen Supreme Lipstick - Bare Again
Models Prefer Lip Infinite Color Lip Liner - Always Nude

Hope you liked this look today, go ahead and try it out
Have fun !

Monday, 12 August 2013

The Body Shop Seaweed Mattifying Day Cream & Tea Tree Blemish Gel Review.

Hello my loves, here to show you my recent little splurge. Worth my money splurge.
I ran out of moisturiser at home (the Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel )so I thought it was time to switch to another one, I heard awesome things about this day cream so I went ahead and got that, along with the little tea tree blemish gel.

The Body Shop Seaweed Mattyfying Day Cream & Tea Tree Blemish Gel

The body shop says : an easily absorbed, non-clogging, oil-free, hydrating moisture cream. It balances excess sebum, moisturises dry areas, gives a matte, shine-free complexion.
It retails for $24.95 for 50ml of product. (Depending where you are, so check out their website for that.)
My say: Yes, it totally live up to its claims, and I looovee this stuff !

This is a gel like cream, which is great for any one with oily faces, like me. Because it is not oil based this awesome cream it will keep your face shine free for a good while. I put it on after i wash my face, day and night, also before makeup. A little goes a long way, when you apply it, it feels very moisturising and fast absorbing, after it dries and settles in, made my skin feel sooo smooth.

You might think, eeeeew, its god damn seaweed, well for those of you who hates seafood and the smell of it. Do not worry. This does not smell like seaweed at all, it has a very floral soothing smell to it. And that is partly why I love it so much too ! Go and have a smell before you turn your head away my loves.

(straight out of the jar)

(blended it out a litte, this amount here can cover a good half + areas of your face, a little goes a long way!)

Another thing I got is the Tea Tree Blemish Gel
The body shop says : A convenient  portable stick that helps to cleanse and fight blemishes with a triple blend or natural active ingredients, may be used alone or under make-up. It is a gel for targeted care, soothes, instantly cools without drying skin and this is clinically proven to give clear-looking skin. It retails for $12.95 for 2.5ml of product.
My say: Continuously used this for almost two weeks now, and yes, it is helping my acne a lot !

This little thing has helped my acne a lot for the last couple weeks, I am currently using this everyday before my make up and after I wash my face, also when I feel like there is a new one coming soon. Applying it on where I need it to be, right on top of your annoying new best friends, like you would with spot concealing, don't need a lot ,just a thin layer on top. I personally am not a big fan of the way the tea tree product smells, but this stuff works !

I am seeing my acne going away a lot more quicker than usual, it soothes those spots and also made them look less less red, and it is very convenient , you can just pop this in your bag and use it when ever you want to. I would recommend this if you have acne problems, try it out !

Hope you liked my post !
Have fun

Monday, 5 August 2013

m.a.c Matte Lipstick - Please Me Review, Pictures & Swatches

Girls, let's admit it, a few lipstick is never enough, so check out my precious newbie in my make up collection here, its a matte lipstick from m.a.c called Please Me,

it is a beautiful muted rosy tinted pink color, you get the exact color payoff that you see when it's in the tube. I tend to stay away from matte lipsticks since they always had the dry lips look straight away repetition.  
But I have decided to go to the counter and try a few of them on, and I fell in love with this color as soon as I swatched it.

It glides on smoothly, didn't make my lips feel dry at all, I like to wear it on top of a nude lip liner, and it is just beautiful, very pigmented, makes a very nice everyday color.

Just make sure that your lips are very moisturised before you apply matte lipstick, no, actually this applies to anything you wear on your lips my loves, so make sure you do that.

I have also picked up another lippy from them, its a sheen supreme lipstick, I will do a post on that very soon.

Hope you liked my post today,
have fun

Sunday, 4 August 2013

Favourite of the Month : L'Oreal Paris Gentle Eyes & Lips Make-up Remover.

There are lots of drugstore makeup removers out on the market, I have tried most of them,like the Biore, Neutrogena, Garnier, Maybelline, Revlon etc. 
But I find the one I always come back to is this one, the L'Oreal Gentle Eyes & Lips Make-up Remover. It is an oil based remover, so it has two layers in the bottle, the top with the oil and the bottom with the remover. 

Because it is oil based, it removes everything including any waterproof mascara and gel liners,
the formula is very gentle, doesn't sting the eye if it gets in there, all I do is soak a piece of cotton pad with the remover and then gently pat it onto my eyes, let the remover melt the makeup and then just wipe it off. After all that , I wash my face to make sure all traces of makeup is gone, then moisturize and tone.

Most of the other ones that I have tried are also oil based formulas, but it just felt like they don't take the makeup off as well as the L'Oreal one does. Sometimes I still find mascara residue on my lashes after soaking them with other brand removers for so long.

L'Oreal has recently changed the packaging of this remover too. It looks more fancy now, looks like it has a clean cut sleek rectangular body, but you still get the same amount of product out of it.

I have gone through countless bottles of this good stuff, usually a bottle of this (125ml) will last me for 3-4 months, it retails for AUD$10-13 depends where you get it from. I always stock it up when its on sale for 3 or 4 dollars cheaper, saves a lot. I definitely recommend this to all of you who are looking for a good remover. 

Hope you liked my post.
Have fun

Friday, 2 August 2013

Illamasqua Medium Pencil in VOW review . Make-up for your alter ego.

So I recently got this pencil from Illamasqua during my trip to Brisbane in the last few weeks, along with some other stuff, yes I totally had a big splurge. I am  very excited about this pencil as you know eye pencils that are skin shades are hard to find. Specially in Australia in a little small city like mine, where brands are pretty limited. It was retailing for ADU $17 ($20 normally) and you get 1g of product.

Illamasqua says that this is one of their most versatile products as you can use them on your eyes, face and body. The shade VOW is described as a cool apricot yellow. The formula itself is very smooth and has a very creamy texture to it so it glides onto your skin.
I love using this on my waterline as it grips onto the waterline pretty nicely, don't need to layer it on. Perfect eye brightener. 
 I also use it around my lips to make a clean cut when I wear darker lip colors, like dark reds and plum colours and this pencil stays on for a good amount of time. Impressed.

The pencil was swatched on my arm, I have NC30-35 skin, it showed up pretty well.
Love this pencil, skin toned eyeliners are hard to come by, so when you see one, make sure you snatch one, girl.

Here are some other brands that I know makes skin tone coloured eye pencils:

Rimmel-Scandale eyes Waterproof Kohl Eyeliner in Nude
m.a.c-Chromagraphic pencils in NC15/NW20 & NW25/NC30 & NC42/NW35
Stila-Kajal Eyeliner in Topaz
NYX-Wonder Pencil in Light & Medium & Deep

Bonus picture, camera out focused the pencil and onto the kitty cat.

Have fun
Love love love

Thursday, 1 August 2013

My daily neutral eye makeup.

I always go through different phases when it comes to eye makeup, always cycling around a few types, some months I love the just mascara look, some months I love the winged liner and some months the full rimmed eye look.
And this month I'm loving the full on neutral look, eye shadows, dark creases, winged liner.

I use different colors everyday, depends what I feel like,
and maybe change my eyeliner around too .These are the staple everyday products I use.
Products I use for 

eye lids:
m.a.c naked pigment (used in the picture above)
NYX vanilla sky eye shadow
Clinique Fresh Bloom Allover Colour (must check it out, gorgeous peach gold highlighter shade, totally worth your money, i use it on my cheeks too )
m.a.c Ricepaper eye shadow
revlon vintage lace eyeshadow

whitening lightening brow bar to go
m.a.c cork eye shadow
m.a.c soft brown eye shadow 
canmake shading powder #1 &#3 (used in the picture above)

eyeliner :
Inglot gel liner #77(used in the picture above)
m.a.c blacktrack fluideliner
m.a.c super slick liquid eyeliner On the hunt
BH cosmetics felt tip eyeliner
gorgeous cosmetics carbon black ilnk liquid eye pencil
m.a.c engraved power point eye pencil

maybelliner the falsies
L'Oreal Telescopic falsies waterproof mascara(used in the picture above)

hope you enjoyed reading this post,
have fun
love love love