Sunday, 23 November 2014

Quick and easy makeup routine

This is my quick and easy makeup routine which takes about 10 minutes once you get the hang of it. It looks pretty, classy and basically just enhances your natural beauty! 

I usually change the lip colours on a day to day basis because I get easily bored of one colour, this lip colour was just what I felt went best with my outfit that day. 


Primer: MAC prep+prime radiant primer.
Concealer: NARS creamy concealer in "Vanilla" under the eyes, around the nose and on any blemishes.
Foundation: Bare Minerals original powder foundation in the shade "Fairly Light". This foundation has fabulous coverage, is super quick to apply, lasts all day without fading or creasing and looks natural on the face. Highly recommend to anyone!
Bronzer: The Body Shop honey bronze bronzer in the darkest shade. Applied to cheek bones, forehead, down the sides of my nose and around the jawline.
Blush: MAC powder blush in "Pinch Me". Applied to the cheek bones using a Sigma "F50" Duo Fibre brush which I find to give the most natural finish.
Highlighter: MAC soft and gentle highlighting powder.
Setting Spray: Urban Decay all nighter setting spray. This is optional and you totally don't need to worry about not using it if you don't want to!


- MAC eyeshadow in the shade "Mystery" to fill in and shape eyebrows.
- Benefit gimme brow brow gel in the shade "Medium/Deep" to set brows in place and to volumise.


- Lorac Pro eye primer.
- Lorac Pro Palette using: "Nude" on the lids, tear ducts and to highlight the brow, "Taupe" in the crease and under the eyes, a little of "Sable" in the crease to deepen and also under the eyes and "Espresso" as eyeliner, using the leftovers under my eyes.
- Maybelline volum' express the falsies mascara in "Black".


- Chi Chi creamy matte liquid lipstick in the shade "Wild Child".

So that's it guys, I hope you found this helpful!

What makeup products do you most reach for when you're in a hurry? 


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Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Face Of The Night - Brown Smokey Eye and Cherry Red Lips

What's this? A face of the night? Good one Issy, posting something new for a change (note sarcasm)! ;) 

You know the drill...I went out last night, I put effort into my makeup, I liked it, took some photos and am now sharing it online! 

Dark red/plum lipsticks are my current obsession right now and so here I have an example of how I like to wear it; with matte brown eyeshadows, fluttery false lashes and a winged liner. Simple and sweet. 

As per usual I've listed all the products I used on my face below. Enjoy! 

Products Used:

- MAC natural radiance prep+prime primer
- MAC studio sculpt foundation
- NARS creamy concealer (under the eyes and on highlighting areas) in "Vanilla"
- Maybelline age rewind concealer to cover blemishes
- MAC translucent powder
- Benefit Hoola bronzer
- MAC powder blush in "Pinch Me"
- MAC highlighter in "Soft and Gentle"
- MAC eyeshadow in "Mystery" to fill in eyebrows
- Benefit gimme brow brow gel
- Lorac Pro eye primer
- Lorac Pro Palette using the shades: Taupe, Sable, Espresso, Cream, Nude (a little amount for highlighting areas)
- theBalm schwing liquid eyeliner in "Black" (for the winged eyeliner)
- Rimmel scandaleyes eyeliner in "Nude" (for the waterline)
- Maybelline volum' express the falsies mascara in "Black"
- Ardell false lashes in "Natural"
- Rimmel stay on lip liner in "Cherry Kiss"
- Chi Chi lipstick in "Let Me Tempt You"
- Urban Decay all nighter makeup setting spray

What do you guys think of this look? Are you a fan of dark lipsticks? Let me know! 


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Monday, 10 November 2014

I'm currently loving...

Benefit's 'Gimme Brow' Brow Gel - 

  • Quick and easy to use, especially handy when in a rush to get out the door! 
  • Matches my dark brown brows perfectly 
  • Fills in sparse hairs 
  • Volumises 
  • Keeps brow hairs in place all day long 

Chanel's Vitalumiere Foundation - 

  • Refreshingly light foundation, perfect for the approaching Summer months 
  • Has a smooth application
  • Covers any redness or uneven skin tones 
  • Is build-able without looking cakey 
  • Has SPF 15 
  • Perfect for those of you who like a more luminous and natural looking foundation 
  • Will repurchase (when I have the money...this is a very expensive foundation!)

MAC's Powder Blush in "Pinch Me" - 

  • As the name suggests, leaves cheeks looking slightly 'pinched' 
  • Gives a very natural look 
  • Very versatile, goes with practically any look and any skin tone 
  • An all around great staple blush for anybodies makeup bag

MAC's Highlighter Pen in "Radient Rose" - 

  • Effectively helps to cancel out any fatigued looking under eye areas
  • Gives a gorgeous luminous and dewy finish 
  • Conveniently comes in a twisting pen 

The Body Shop's Honey Bronze Bronzing Powder - 

  • Perfect shade for my pale skin, despite looking quite dark in the pan 
  • Perfect for bronzing (rather than contouring I find) 
  • Has a matte glitters lurking about! 
  • A great bronzer for a great price. Will repurchase 100% 

Lorac Pro Palette - 

  • Extremely pigmented and buttery eyeshadows 
  • Great payoff 
  • Gorgeous, very wearable shades for any occasion 
  • Very versatile with 8 matte shades and 8 shimmer shades 
  • Convenient slim packaging with a magnetic snap lock for travelling and storage 

So as I haven't done a monthly faves for a while, I thought it appropriate to update you on some of my favourite products right now. I use these on pretty much a daily basis (with the exception of the foundation as I tend to mix my foundations up a fair bit) and would recommend any of these products to you. Hope you enjoyed :) 

Much Love xx 

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