Monday, 24 November 2014

Autumn defined eye!

I went for an autumn/defined eye look with a natural lip (I just used some Vaseline for the lips)  and I did a more natural lip ,I decided to go for the natural lip  because I wanted to keep the main focus on the eyes
I began by applying my MAC tester of the full coverage foundation in the shade NC35 (ILOVEITSOMUCH) , as soon as it runs out I'm purchasing it without a doubt ! 
I applied this under my eyes and on any "big" blemishes , I followed by applying the tiniest amount of my rimmel wake me up foundation and I blended away with my Real Techniques blending brush (I'll do a makeup brush post soon) !!
I followed by using my contour pallette from sleek In Light! 
I followed by bronzing my cheekbones,nose, temples and jawline and highlighted the top of my cheekbones and the centre line of my nose and Cupid's bow!
And that's the face done!!! 
 Rimmel-wake me up foundation in soft beige 
Mac full coverage -nc35 tester 
Sleek contour palette in light 

Next - Eyes and brows -
Maybelline -Rocket mascara 
Maybelline-black gel liner
Sleek au naturel palette  -Nougat and nubuck 

Sleek- creme to powder -coffee bean
I decided to use my Sleek ,Au Naturel eyeshadow pallette and I covered my eyelids in the Nougat shade and lightly applied the Nubuck shade to my eyelid crease! 
I then followed by Using an angled brush to line and contour my eyelid crease while also extending it out with my Sleek -Creme to powder in coffee bean , blending this all upwards towards the brow bone and be warned ,fierce blending was applied (lol )!! 
I then followed by applying a winged liner using my Maybelline black gel liner extending this towards my lower lash line, I then applied my Maybelline Rocket Mascara , and voila! 
Now brows , I've been using the sleek creme to powder to fill in my brows and I ADORE  this !! it applies so much definition and makes them look flawless! So I did this (you can go check out my eye brow ruitine post for more info on how I do it!) i cleaned up my brows using the MAC full coverage NC35 foundation and then highlighted my brow bone with the sleek contour pallette ! 

And Finnitooooo!!! 
Hope you enjoyed !! 

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Rimmel-wake me up (Review)

So I decided to do a review on a new foundation that I've finally come around to trying out! 

(Rimmel -wake me up Foundation) 

I needed a new foundation as mine was running out ,and was just a tad too dark for my current paler tone, (I need my summer glow back...) 
So I decided to give the Rimmel-wake me up foundation a go , since I'd heard so many beauty bloggers and youtubers rave about it , I finally gave in ! 
At a pretty afordable retail price of £8.99 , I got this foundation which I have to say is pretty amazing I got it in ,(soft beige) , and it honestly does what the packaging  says! it totally wakes you up gives you a bright glowey effect ,helps to hide those dark circles and gets rid of any tired look you may be suffering from! 
Id honestly recommend  this ! No doubt ! It's brilliant and has medium coverage, just enough, this shade also suites my skin tone perfectly!!
I'm usually quite iffy about foundations , and due to having ,combination to oily skin I was quite indecisive about trying this as it has a more bright shiny look to it , but I couldn't of been more wrong , it lays on the skin perfectly , gives you such a natural healthy glow ,without at all giving you a horrible oily look ! It's perfect! It's by far one of the best foundations I've ever Layed my eyes and hands on! 
I definitely recommend it! 
Go get it girls !!!

Friday, 14 November 2014

Orbiting highness ;) Sleek Make-up look!

So here we are again, for yet another blog post by yours truly ! ;) 
I decided to do something quite different to what I'm normally used to. 
I personally don't usually use "showey" colours on my eyes , but for the sake of Make-up and pure experimentation like a true MUA I thought I'd give it a go!
As you can probably ,noticeably tell by my bare face in that first image(I look like an alien ), I hadn't applied any eye makeup yet,I simply applied my general normal face ruitine as I've mentioned in previous blog posts. 
I then simply applied a white eye shadow to my inner tear duct area and blended out.
The sleek pallette used! ( ultra mattes v2 Darks pallette) 

Now the fun stuff!!!
 I began by applying the colour
(Orbit )from my sleek ultra mattes v2 Darks palette, in the mid crease of my eye blending out making a sort of winged shape, leaving it darker on the outer corner ,I then blended this all around the crease , trying to leave the middle part of my lid along my lash line in the same white colour as I had used earlier , I then followed by applying a tad bit of  (highness) also from the palette to the outer corner and blending it in with (orbit). 

Eyeshadow done and to add the finishing touches , I applied the same darker shades to my lower lash line and blended  away! 
I then applied a black gel winged liner ,and finally a few coats of black mascara to the top and bottom lashes , highlighted the brow bone for extra dimension and that was the look complete!!!  


Thursday, 13 November 2014

Ageing Make-up Effect!

So I was given a task along side my fellow MUA colleagues to experiment with Ageing ! Yes you read right! Ageing... As in ,old ,wrinkles , frown lines , you get the jist...haha 
To be fair  I actually had an awesome time doing this ! It was different but strangely fun, also kind of weird
All we'd say during those few hours in the makeup room would be "well you'd be a pretty attractive old lady" lol ...
Well we had a great laugh throughout, and so I thought I'd share with you a few pictures of what I managed to do and how I managed to do so!
So this is my lovely model before her "old-over" and After ! 
And as you can see she does look a tad bit wrinkly around the edges after I was done! Haha 
Firstly I began by applying liquid latex to the areas in which people would usually get wrinkles , I decided to apply it around the eyes ,on the sides , where crows feet are known to be ,  the eye lid and below the lower lash line where those lovely under eye bags like to chill at! 
I then followed by applying some more, all around the lips , the frown lines the forehead and anywhere else I thought needed applying , I kept re-applying until I got my desired look , and would dry each layer with a hair dryer to move the process along quicker! I then followed by applying some translucent powder to set the liquid latex and voila
Now onto the make-up! 
I followed by asking my model to make some...well ... Rather weird faces , like , pouting , frowning , smiling , surprised look ! Haha that kind of thing so I could see where these frown lines would naturally appear on the face,  I traced over those lines with a slightly darker shade of some grease paint ,after doing this I followed by applying a lighter shade as a highlighter just to make those lines blend in a bit more and look slightly more "natural" i tried to envision mentally what I was doing, and I think it may of worked rather well for a first attempt at ageing! 
This kind of ageing make-up looks better further away , but I wanted to be able to show you exactly how it looks close up !
So here are a few final shots! 

Hope you enjoyed! 

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Versace inspired make-up look!

Hey beautiful people! 
so I'll be talking or should I say, "typing" you through how I achieved this look on my gorgeous model! 
I was given a project ,to create a mood board based on a designer ,and create a whole makeup look based on what I had found ! 
I decided to do a Versace inspired look with my own twist to it ! 
As seen below ...
I began by applying a primer which was the (fix and perfect pro primer by rimmel ) and a brilliant foundation which I adore, the (wake me up foundation by rimmel) and concealing anything that needed to be concealed using my (Lasting perfection collection 2000)
I followed by contouring my clients cheekbones ,nose and jawline and applying a highlighter to the top of her cheekbones , centre of nose and Cupid's bow, this was using my (contour kit from sleek in light)
I then follwed by applying the same primer to my clients eyelids and left it to dry. 
I then decided to apply from my natural sleek pallet, the lightest shade throughout the inner corner and middle of the eye , I then followed by applying a bronze colour to the crease and blending it all together, creating a subtle smokey eye. 
I followed by applying an exaggerated jet black gel liner , (also rimmel) to my top lash line extending the flick outwards, and I decided to blend it down to the bottom lash line.
I continued by applying these gorgeous shiny rock gems right below the lower lash line ,following up the winged liner. (This was pretty tricky,but I got there in the end!)
Lastly for the eyes I applied a thick pair of lashes to help open up he eyes ,and applied a small amount of mascarra to make them unite with her natural lashes. 
I then followed onto the brows (using my H&M brow pallet), I made them quite defined and gave her a subtle arch, I applied a highlighter right below the arch to help define it and bring out that brow bone! 
Lastly lips! 

Now for the lips I simple applied a clear, high shine gloss and sparsely applied the same rock gems to the lips for that more dramatic yet simple catwalk look! 
 And that was the Complete Versace inspired look !!!

Saturday, 8 November 2014

My OOTD (outfit of the day)!!!

Hey hey fellow bloggers ! soo I'm going to be doing something quite different and new today ! 
My OOTD (outfit of the day)! 
I'm pretty nervous about doing this but I thought , why the hell not ! 
I've been loving the whole autumn tartan/plaid  look that's quite inn at the moment.
I think something as simple as a scarf can turn the most simplest of outfit into a complete gorgeous look!
I'll follow by adding some snaps of what I was wearing earlier today and how it all came together! 
I paired a fitted black skirt with a black tight Jersey top both bought from new look a while ago , I paired it with some black tights and voila.(see the color scheme , I'm a sucker for black ;) )
I then found this oversized denim jacket from a thrift shop for only £1 , I found it at this event that I attended with my best mate in East end ,we waited forever to get in!!! 
I then added some odd patches here and there that I had hanging around my room , including that yellow smiley which I adore! 
I then finished my look with my gorgeous hot scarf ( which I've mentioned in a previous post!) and my biker style cut out boots which I bought of ebay!
I kept my makeup very minimal I just added my MAC ,Retro Matte ,Ruby Woo to add it that extra kick ,a simple winged liner , filled in brows and a tad bit of concealer to conceal those bags , I added a rose gold chain to add a bit of bling and to match the gold buckles on my boots ( see what I did there, matchy matchy eii ) and finnito , that was my makeup look for this outfit !!! 
And that was my OOTD! 
Hope you enjoyed Xx

Friday, 7 November 2014

My Brow Routine

Brows , Brows and more Brows ! 

My brows are my pride and joy (when I'm bothered) lol 
I wasn't blessed with full ,thick, arch heaven brows , mine are quite boring and sparse which absolutely sucks! 
They're naturally dark due to my Portuguese background ,and considering that you'd expect me to have big luscious brows ...but that's not the case!
(As you can see in the after image there is a lot more definition and I personally think they look a ton better ,and they help to frame my face well!) 
I don't think I've got a bad shape to them, they're pretty easy to work with, and I do use my natural brow line to guide me which makes the filling in A LOT easier! 

For my brows I tend to use my H&M eye brow kit , which is so battered at this point because of so much use ! I've not hit pan yet , but I'm close ! XD 
(I tend to use the darkest and medium shade mixed together ,one is to dark and the others to light for my weird brows)
This small pallet came with mini tweezers and an applicator , but I like to use an angled brush with a blending brush on the other end of it ,I also purchased it from h&m ! I actually love it ,it's my go to brow brush and when I don't have it I honestly feel lost! 
And this is it below ...
Looks pretty ordinary but this angle brush heaven is perfect for brows !
For my brows I usually tend to follow it along the natural brow line, and then extend to make my brow slightly longer,(short brow problems) I tend to define the arch just so it looks that much neater and sleek! 
I don't like to see a defined start to the brow ,I just don't think it looks very natural, so I like to blend that out to make it look as natural as possible , after all the brow shenanigans , I like to conceal around it and neatly tidy up all the lines. 
I was lucky enough to get a sample of the MAC full coverage foundation , in the shade NC35 , before splurging on the big thing ! And I have to say I am in absolute awe with it ! 
Honestly gets rid of all imperfections and makes everything a ton neater!
I'm Deffo gonna splurge after this sample ends! 
I lastly add some highlighter from my contour pallet by Sleek to my brow bone , right below the arch, for that extra kick of definition and Brows complete!!! 

Hope you enjoyed ! Xx

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Whats in my college bag!!

Hey there! So I will be doing a What's in my College bag post ! 
This bag hadn't been emptied in a long while ,and there were a few loose coins , receipts , and less exciting things which I didn't think  needed to be seen haha! So let's get started !!! Woop 

So the bag that I've currently been taking to college is a studded tote bag , i bought it from Primark about 2 years ago and it's still good as new! 
It's large enough to carry all my necessities ,but small enough to be able to carry it comfortably on my shoulder. 

The first thing that I usually carry in my bag is my new Tartan scarf as seen below.

This has to be the best purchase that I've  done in ages! It's so soft and extremely warm and thick , I adore the tartan/check print ,it's so inn and so gorgeous ,this scarf is absolutely huge ! I can literally use it as a blanket ! Now just imagine how big it is when all open up ! Haha

So these are the items that filled up my bag to the brim!
In box 1 -we've got a couple bags of makeup ( due to me currently doing a hair and media makeup course) I have to bring it in everyday ,and this isn't even half of it ! LOL 
I also have my notebook ,pen ,my makeup brush roll ,makeup wipes and a empty bottle of water which I may say I refilled twice during the day! (Gotta keep hydrated) 
Now box 2 - I have my Batiste dry shampoo, which I LOVE (I usually use the dark hair one but it finished and I couldn't resist the smell of this one) it's lush!
I also have my body mist , by Equivalenza cosmetics in passion fruit and pomegranate ! I bought this in Portugal and it's very fresh and fruity , I'm not sure if it's available in the uk or other countries but you may be able to find this online.  
I also have numerol for those times of emergency pain relief ! 
Box 3- I have my sun glasses from a small store abroad , which I bought for only 5 euros (bargain or what!) , and my prescription glasses which are Fcuk ,I have shitty eyesight ( excuse my French) hehe.  
And last but not least Box 4- I have my umbrella for these horrible rainy English days! 
My purse which is so cute and small ,it's so easy for college , from Primark for only 2 quid!( bargain yet again) 
My baby lips -so moisturising and such a natural color on the lips.
My student ID card and my Oyster card! 
My house keys -which I finally found after searching ages for it! 
And lastly my iPhone headphones, because you can't survive on public transport in the uk without a little music to keep you going!!! (P.s I also had my charger in there but my phone was on 1% and I had to run to that socket to plug it In!)  
And this is it! My What's in my College bag is complete I hope you gorgeous bloggers enjoyed !!! 
Much love Xx