Monday, 25 May 2015

Night Glam

So I am back after a long week of exams, last week was so hectic so I had to just knuckle down and revise so that is why I didn't post but I am back with a night look using purples and golds because I love those colours as not only do they look good with brown eyes but it is also a great way to add a pop of colour to a black dress. I hope you like this look and don't forget to tell me what you would like to see on my blog in the future.

Gold Eyeshadow: Bobbi Brown Eye Shadow Palette (Tortoise shell)
Purple Eyeshadow on outer corner: Sleek Eye Shadow Palette I Divine (Ultra Mattes V2)
Dark Green Eyeshadow on outer corner ending at the crease (for depth): Sleek Eye Shadow Palette I Divine (Ultra Mattes V2)
Mascara:  Essence Lash Princess Volume Mascara
Contour and Highlighter: Sleek Contour Kit (medium)
Bronzer: MUA Bronzer (shade 3)
Black Gel Liner: Collection Lasting Colour Gel Liner (Black)
BrowsSleek Brow Kit (Dark 818)
Lipstick: MUA Lipstick (Shade 11)

Friday, 15 May 2015

Copy Cat- Jade Thompson (Model)

I have decided to start a new series called Copy Cat, where I pick someone like a model or an actress or someone in the industry and try and recreate their look, if you want to see me recreate someone specific comment who down below.

Jade Thompson is one of my favourite models she is so unique with her freckles and is such a natural beauty. I have been following her career ever since she started in Britain and Irelands Next Top Model. She is head to toe flawless and I really hope I have given her look some justice.

FRECKLES: MUA Winter Forest Palette (Truffle) + Sleek Brow Kit (Medium)
Lip Gloss: Beauty UK Plump and Pout Gloss (Coral)
Lipstick: MUA Lipstick (Shade 11)
Mascara:  Essence Lash Princess Volume Mascara
Contour and Highlighter: Sleek Contour Kit (medium)
Bronzer: MUA Bronzer (shade 3)
Black Gel Liner: Collection Lasting Colour Gel Liner (Black)
Red Brow Powder Sleek Eye Shadow Palette I Divine (Ultra Mattes V2)
Pressed Powder : YSL Radiance Enhancing Pressed Powder

I hope you liked this look, if you want to know how to create your own freckles watch the talented makeup artist Jordan Hanz's video (here) she does it on the checks and shows you great ways of making it look realistic. 

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Faded Liner

So I was having one of those days where I was just experimenting with different liner looks and just trying out some new looks and techniques and one of the liner techniques I thought of trying was a faded liner. I usually end off the vast majority of my eyeliner looks in the center of my eye by bringing it to the lash line as it makes them look bigger so I thought what if I keep the liner thick but fade it to the center rather then just reducing the size. I really like how it turned out and will probably use this  more often. I took these pictures after wearing the liner all day with no touch ups and the fade stayed put which was great. Hope you like this look and tweet me pictures of you trying it out, I would love to see your faded liners.


In order to achieve this look I used a black gel liner and created my wing as I would normally, try and keep this quite light as at this stage as you are just mapping out your liner. Make sure you end this around the center of your eye. After mapping out I went back in with my gel liner and filled in the wing of my liner that did not touch the lids of my eye. Without applying anymore liner I used the same brush and dragged the gel liner onto my lids using small strokes at a time, you don't want to drag all the way across your eye just a little to blend it almost. Over the area I just dragged out I applied a dark grey shadow (Smoke) and blended it just short of the center of my eye lids giving it a gradient effect. I then went in with a light grey () on the center to blend out that dark grey, I then  blended that light grey colour with a shadow similar to my skin colour just over the center of my lids to fade it. I know that seemed really confusing so if you want me to do a video showing how I do it I will in the future.

Black Gel Liner: Collection Lasting Colour Gel Liner (Black)
Dark Grey EyeshadowMUA Winter Forest Palette (Smoke)
Light Grey EyeshadowMUA Winter Forest Palette (Slate + Dove Grey)
Neutral EyeshadowMUA Winter Forest Palette (Camel)
Lipstick: MUA Lipstick (Shade 11)

Saturday, 9 May 2015

Giving you the Side Crease

A look that I have fallen in love with is the side crease. All I basically do for this look is apply a darker shadow into the outer corner of the crease using a small brush and then blend through using a tapered fluffy brush ending at the middle of the crease. I then paired it with a wing liner and a matte lip. Hope you like this Face Of The Day the shadow technique the side crease is one of my go to shadow techniques. I usually change up the colours but the technique usually stays the same in my daily makeup routine.

 Gold Eyeshadow on Lids: Bobbi Brown Eye Shadow Palette (Tortoise shell)
Brown Eyeshadow in Crease: MUA Winter Forest Palette (Truffle and Chino)
Mascara:  Essence Lash Princess Volume Mascara
Contour and Highlighter: Sleek Contour Kit (medium)
Bronzer: MUA Bronzer (shade 3)
Black Gel Liner: Collection Lasting Colour Gel Liner (Black)
Lipstick: Rimmel London Matte Lipstick (Fabulous Fig)

Earrings: New Look
Hoodie: Garage

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

MUA Winter Forest Palette- 2 Wearable Looks

As I was rummaging around Superdrugs I came across this palette by MUA, I instantly fell in love with the colours and also the fact that it was matte. This palette is only cost me 4 pounds. Instead of just giving my review of the palette and showing you a couple of swatches I thought I would show you 2 simple wearable looks. With these colours you can do so many theatrical, dramatic looks but I thought I would save that for a separate post.

Top Row: (left to right) Smoke, Midnight, Aqua, Azure, Camel
Bottom Row: (left to right) Slate, Dove Grey, Chino, Truffle, Sand

As you can see by my swatches Camel and Sand are basically my skin tone so they don't really show up well on my swatches however I do use Camel as a transition shade when I blend out my eyeshadow. My love the blues in this palette there is such a range of tones with Midnight Aqua and Azure. I think blues are going to be a trend this summer so this will be the perfect palette. The browns are also great, even though  Chino doesn't look like it shows on my hand on my eye lids it looks beautiful and would be the perfect starting shadow base under dark smokey eyes. I haven't yet tried out Slate and Dove grey because I tend to stay away from grey eye shadows. Overall I do love this palette the ways the colours are arranged so that every square of 4 colours can give you a different look. The pigmentation of  most of the colours are great, Midnight, Aqua and Truffle and Chino in particular. A primer is needed underneath but you can say the same for most palettes out there. 


Shadows: Azure blended into the crease using a fluffy brush and Aqua added into the outer corner of the eye then lightly blended through. Sand then added to a clean fluffy brush to blend the edges. I then finished the eyes with Collection Extreme 24 Hour Felt Tip Liner in Purple and Essence Lash Princess Mascara. Rimmel London Matte Lipstick in Fabulous Fig on the lips.


I used Chino all over my lids and blended it just above the crease, I then took Truffle and added that to the lids then blended that to the crease. I took a gel liner and created a mid- thick wing liner to act as a black eye shadow base for the Smoke to sort of stick to. I placed Smoke on to the gel liner and using a pencil brush blended the top of the wing liner to so it blends nicely to the rest of the eye shadows. I then used Sand on a fluffy brush and blended it all together nicely and seamlessly. I then finished the eyes with Essence Lash Princess Mascara. MUA Lipstick in Shade 11 on the lips.

As you can see very simple eye shadow looks, I am planning on doing a more dramatic eye soon using this palette so get excited for that. I hope you enjoyed this review. 

Do you own a MUA eye shadow palette?