Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Five Product Face Challenge!!

I first saw this challenge on a video from My Pale Skin and I thought it looked like it could be a hard but really fun challenge to attempt.

The products I ended up using were

Maybelline Dream Flawless Foundation
Collection Eyes Uncovered Nude Palette
L'Oreal Volume Million Lashes
Seventeen Plum Puff Blush
and finally
Rimmel Kate Moss Lipstick shade 30

I had such fun creating this look and found just how versatile the collection palette is! I ended up using it for my eyes, winged liner, eyebrows even my highlight.

I decided to go for a bold lipstick to really make it a dramatic look because I thought it really complimented the blush and the eyeshadow.

You can see me put the look together here on my youtube channel - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5oBOsGzuKA

Sunday, 23 August 2015

Maybelline 24hr Color Tattoo - Creamy Beige - Review

The Maybelline 24hr Colour (color sorry we spell it with a 'u' here) Tattoo pots have been out for a while. I have used a few of them in the past, but none of them really made it into my rotation of makeup or lived up to my higher expectations of them. Do not get me wrong they were good products and the colours were intense but none of they have stayed in my collection.

I saw this creamy beige one the other day and decided to pick it up and give these eye cream pots another go. The consistency of this is a lot creamier then I remember, it doesn't feel as hard in the pot and it is pretty easy to work with on your lids. The main function I use this one for is as a base for my eyeshadows to make them pop a little bit more. But also if I am really lazy it is good for a wash of colour on my lids.

This helps to stop my eyeshadow from creasing and just gives a nice base for shadows to stick to. I love using it and I think it is a perfect colour on me. Besides a base I can use this add a little bit of eyeliner and mascara and have my makeup ready for work in about five minutes!

I don't think this has converted me to getting all of the color tattoos again as I just don't see myself needing them but I am really glad that I picked up Creamy Beige.

What is your favourite Maybelline 24hr Color Tattoo colour?!

Friday, 21 August 2015

Old Hollywood Glamour

I love old 50's hollywood inspired glamour looks, and today I decided why not curl my hair a bit and play about with makeup!
This look was suprisingly easy and to make it a true pin up look I would add some black eyeliner in a big old wing!
I used the Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette to achieve this almost neutral eyeshadow look and amped up the lips with a younique lip stain. This is a more subdued look for (almost) everyday wear and I really want to do a dramatic version of this soon!

Here is what I used to create this look.

Maybelline Dream Flawless Nude Foundation
Seventeen Stay Time Concealer
Natural Collection Loose Powder
Benefit Dallas Blusher
The Balm Mary Lou-Manizer Highlighter
Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette
Benefit Roller Lash Mascara
Younique Lip Stain in Sappy

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Collection - Eyes Uncovered Nude Palette - Review

So who still goes to call Collection, Collection 2000? I do, maybe because I am too old an stubborn and for me it will always be Collection 2000!

Anyway today I am reviewing the Collection Eyes Uncovered Nude Palette. This is a handy travel friendly palette of six beautiful nude colours. To me this is the drugstore version of the Naked Basics Palette. It is also much more purse friendly!

The packaging on this is nothing special if I am honest however Collection have put in a pretty strong magnetic closing clasp, so while it is all housed in a cardboard box, it still does feel secure when closed. On the back of the box they have also included names for the shadows rather then the usual numbers which is a really nice touch to see from a drugstore affordable brand. 

The shade range is nice with each colour being completely use-able, only one colour lets the palette down for me (the third colour biscuit) because it just doesn't show up well on me but would give a nice shimmer to my highlight areas like under the brow bone.

You can see the full swatches above and the colours are surprisingly really easy to work with and blend really nicely. I think my favourite colours are buttercream, brown sugar and espresso. I actually have to say I love using this palette and it has become my go to for my work makeup because everything I need is right there and there is no struggling to find colours that work well together but also be appropriate for a work environment. It has probably been one of my favourite discoveries this year and I am so glad I picked it up.

Have you tried the Collection Eyes Uncovered Nude Palette? What do you think of it?

Monday, 17 August 2015

Maybelline Dream Flawless Nude Foundation - Review

The Maybelline Dream Flawless Nude Foundations was one of those products that just explode onto the blogging scene and everyone wants to try it, so as per my usual self I tend to wait for the hype to wind down so I can see if it is a product people carry on using before I decide to get it or not. I have been burnt before by falling into the blogger hype and not loved the product as much as I expected!

So onto the actual foundation. The consistency of this is quite thin, its a light/medium coverage that is really buildable. So it is actually my much preferred formula. I do love how this applies, I love how it looks on my skin but most of all I love how in photography and on camera this really does look flawless. It almost looks like a second better skin.

My base does look flawless in it however this probably wont suit you if you have pretty bad acne, it also wont suit you if your skin is really dry, this clings to a few of my dry patches and does settle a bit in the lines around my eyes. However that being said they are small issues I think I am mostly happy to work around as it hasn't stopped me from using the foundation.

This wears really nice, it does transfer a little bit so you can find it on your fingers if you do touch your face and I do find it slightly oxidises as the day goes on, but again these are small issues as genuinely I feel its a nice foundation. I would love to see Maybelline come out with a serum or anti-ageing version to this foundation as I think it would really combat those issues with dry patches. But other then that this is a good solid foundation and while I may experience a few issues other people may not.

Have you tried the Rimmel Dream Flawless Nude Foundation? What did you think of it?

Monday, 10 August 2015

August Birchbox 2015 - The Emoji Box!

This months beauty box is hella cute and also packed with amazing goodies! It's given me complete heart eyes! 

The box is a really cute design with all the little emoji's on and inside there are some amazing goodies! I don't think anything it full size this month which is a shame but everything is a decent size. 

1. Lord and Berry Blusher -Lotus
2. Rituals Rice Scrub
3. Kebelo Clarifying Shampoo
4. BioNike Cleansing Water
5. The Balm Desert Bronzer
6. L.Erickson Ponytail Holder
7. Birchbox Emoji Stickers. 

Not sure what I'm going to use the stickers for, but the rest of the box is impressive. The scrub and shampoo are decent sample sizes and the makeup bits are sure to last a while. Also can we all just call bobbles ponytail holders from now on?! 

Thursday, 6 August 2015

Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette Swatches

I think when Urban Decay announced they were doing a new Naked palette everyone got really excited even more so when it was a very beautiful looking Smoky eye palette. The Naked Smoky palette is really sturdy plastic with a magnetic closing clasp. It just looks so beautiful with this brown smoked 3D effect to the packaging.

The design continues on the underneath of the palette, although not so strong as on the front, and if you look closely is also on the brush. Which I think is a really nice attention to detail. You get your usual 12 shades in here and only o

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Rimmel Kate Moss Nude Lipstick - Shade 45

I love the Rimmel Kate Moss lipsticks. I think they are really nice to wear, are really long lasting, and most importantly come in some really great colours that can become your amazing everyday shades.

When I saw that there was going to be a Nude collection being released I actually lost my mind a little bit. I thought I would actually find my perfect nude shade!

As beautiful as this lipstick is sadly its just not my perfect nude shade. The boots I went to had this awesome chart in the Rimmel stand where it told you what Kate Moss nude lipstick would go with you hair and or skin undertones. I eventually picked up shade 45. Which I think you will all agree looks beautiful just the right brown nude with a hint of pink that is just stunning. I fell in love with it based on how this looked. And there happened my downfall. When it came to actually trying it on the finish is not what I want or even what I like. It is kind of like a shimmer/frost it is so reflective so sometimes it pulls really pink, other times it can look really pale and wash me out. Honestly this is my own fault, I love a satin or a matte lip and I should have just swatched this in the store to see if I would like it.

I am in no way saying this is a bad lipstick it looks beautiful on people and is even better if you like that shimmery finish, but I just don't like it as much as I hoped I would and I feel really let down by it! Other then that the lipstick lasts really well, I find it can come off quickly if you eat or drink however it tends to fade all at the same time, but the great thing about a nude lipstick is you can reapply it so quickly without having to be perfect and it will still look good.

Have you tried the range of Rimmel Kate Moss Nude Lipsticks? What one is your favourite?