Saturday, 23 March 2013

Make up look - Classic pin up look, plus tips and tricks for perfecting winged eyeliner!

WHAAAAAA it's me again... finally!!!!!! Where the frigg have I been?! Honestly I don't know, wish I could say it's been a crazy couple of weeks and I've just been far to busy to blog but nope not the case, I think I've just been lazy :/ whoops!!! 

Make up look blog posts seem to be the most 
gpopular so I thought a make up look would be a good post to do on my return ha :D I won't bore you with a mahosive introduction and just get on with the look. 

The eye shadow:

1. I wanted the lid to be nice and light so I used NYX Jumbo eye pencil in Milk all over my lid.

2. Blend blend blend the milk and set with a white or light eye shadow. 

3. I used the Naked palette to add some depth to my crease. First of I used Naked on a 217 blending brush, blending it back and forth in the crease, not being to precise then using Buck on the same brush in the crease focusing more colour on the outter bit of your eye and blend blend blend!!   

The eye liner: 

YES that is sellotape on my face! If you struggle with eyeliner then my first tip is to use sellotape, sellotape gives you a guide line for your wing and makes it easier to draw a straight line! Second tip is to use Gel eye liner and a winged liner brush or fine liner brush! 

1. Take some sellotape and put it on the back of your hand so it's not super sticky round your eye area. Like I said your using this sellotape and a guide line so you need to place it where you feel you want you wing to go, you could line it up with your eyebrow or have it on more of a straight angel. I lined the sellotape up with my lower lash line, if your struggling to find the right angel then go with lining it up with your lower lash line as this will always suit your eye shape.

2. Using a Gel liner start the liner, I used Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Liner simply because it's amazing, by far my favourite eye liner. I normally start in the middle of my eye right at the lash line then the inner corner joining up, at first you just want to draw a simple line, making it thinker later. 

3. Now draw your wing, as high or low as you like joining it with the line on your lid. Don't worry about going over the sellotape as that's what it's for! 

Now is the time to make your line thinker, close your eye, place your brush the middle of the wing you created and make it thinker from there, drawing on an angle.

Time for mascara and lashes, Can't remember the number of these lashes but there Eyelure one's. I also added the NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk on my lower lash line to really open up my eyes! 

Finish of with a bold lipstick, the typical colour of course being Red. I recently bought Mac Impassioned, a really bright bold pink so I used that for a bit of a change. 

On the rest of my face - 

Revlon Colour Stay for Normal/Dry Skin
Mac Pro longwear Concealer 
Benefit Hoola Bronzer for contouring 
MUA blusher in shade one
L'oreal Paris Telescopic mascara
E.L.F Eyebrow kit

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Mac Rebel; review and swatches plus Kate Moss 107 comparison.

Ohhhh pretty lipstick!! Everyone say hello to Rebel, a very well known lippy in the bloggin' world simply because it is god damn beautiful! Rebel is one of Mac's Satin finish lipsticks which means it's longer lasting, full coverage and is kind of Matte but is a lot more creamier then the Matte range of lipsticks.

Rebel is ubber pigmented and as you can see in the picture is a plum purple colour. What you see is what you get with this colour, often the colour doesn't transfer the same on the lips and ends up looking a lot more sheer but not with this one. 

The longevity of this lipstick is amazing, I can put this on in the morning and by the end of the day I'll have a Rebel stain on my lips. I wore this lipstick to a meal recently and it even stayed on after eating and drinking!! 

Over all I love this lipstick, definitely my most reached for lipstick when I'm getting ready for a meal or night out!

Rebel in action after eating! 

A lot of people say that Rimmel Kate Moss 107 is a dupe for Rebel but in all honesty I don't think it is. Like I said Rebel is a deep plum purple colour where as Kate Moss 107 is a reddy wine colour, yes they are both dark vampy colours but totally different types of vampy.

On the left is Kate Moss 107 and on the right is Rebel. Kate Moss 107 is a gorgeous colour and is one my favorite lipsticks, Kate Moss is a velvety matte finish and last's all day. For a lipstick that costs £5.49 it is super pigmented and is a really lovely lipstick. 

Have you tried either of these lipsticks? Love them as much as I do?!

Friday, 1 March 2013

Spot zapping gel that actually works!

How are all you lovely lot?! I've had a crazy week, well for me anyway with lots of different plans and now it's Friday afternoon I can finally take some time to blog!! First of this week I started the process of Befriending which I talked about here so that's exciting. Secondly on Tuesday I attended my local college and took part in a Bridal Make Up short course which was just for the day and was brilliant, for me to be some where for a whole SIX HOURS on my own with out my normal security blanket otherwise known as my family was super duper scary but I did it, I did get anxious but I ignored it and completed the course. I think when you really want something and you genuinely want to be there it makes your anxiety seem insignificant and the want over powers the need to leave so yeh that was exciting and has given me a taste for courses and now I'm google mad trying to find more make up courses which is proving difficult in my little town to find! My boyfriend's mum actually signed me up for the course with out telling me as she attends the college full time studying massage therapy so when she attended college the next day the tutor I had on Tuesday went to find Carol to tell her that I have a natural amazing ability with make up and that I will go far with it so that was mahoosive ego boost ha not very often we get one of them is it! well that was a long into, can tell I don't get out much eh!

Today I want to talk about Lush's Grease Lightening Spot Treatment, I've had this one bottle which you can get here for £5.95 for 45g for well over 5 months and there's still half left so I feel I am in the position to finally give me honest opinion on it and in my opinion its bloody amazing! 

Grease Lightning is a gel that you put on your face to fight spots. Lush uses Carrageen moss and seaweed to make the clear gel as seaweed is very softening and won't dry out the skin. Grease lightning also contains Aloe Vera gel to soothe and mousturise, seawater for antiseptic properties, Grape juice to cool and calm the skin, Thyme, Rosemary and tea tree herb infusion are used for the gel to be antibacterial, Which Hazel and Tea Tree oil which is a powerful antiseptic. Everything it claims to do it does, the gel isn't drying at all if anything it kind of makes it smoother and it really does get rid of your spots, I think its the Tea Tree. Tea Tree is the best kind of oil, it gets rid of everything like cold sores and spots.

The gel is clear so goes on clear and wet which then drys, it does dry flaky but I only use this at night time so that't not a problem. It says to just put it on your spots but I take one pump to each area of my face, all over! I think this works better as it prevents any new spots sprouting their ugly heads. If I don't use this for just one night I will wake up with spots that's how bad my skin is at the moment so using this every night after cleansing, toner and moisturiser is a must. 

This product really does work and I have tried everything to keep my spots at bay! Highly recommended product!! 

Have you tried Grease Lightening and fallen in love like I have?