Date Night Make Up

For date night make up i choose one feature i want to be the main feature and focus solely on that. For example i will do an intense pink or glittery eye and nude lip, Or red lip and natural shadows with a little shimmer.
My face base i tend to go for a full coverage, and deep contoured and highlighted look with sculpted out brows.

Heres a selection of my recent date night looks;

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The base is the same on all of the looks its my go to glam/date night base;
I start by priming the skin with Mac Strobe Cream and Laura Mercer Foundation Primer
Onto my brows, so i draw them on using the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz
To sculpt my brows i use Mac Concealer In nw20 and go around my brows and with the excess i use to prime my lids. Then i go over and Colour Correct or Conceal.
Once thats all blending i go for the Seventeen Cream Bronzer and put in all the places where i want to bronze and contour, Then i apply my under eye highlight using the Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer. 
Finally to blend the whole look together and to get the flawless look, i use Kiko Universal Foundation and using a beauty blender i blend over the highlight first then the dark shade. I blend until flawless. Looking back at my face i see if anything else needs to be added in if not i then set with some setting spray.

I set any problem areas and my under eye with Peaches & Cream Translucent powder as well as putting a wash of powder over my lids.
If I’m particular oily i will set my whole face with the Mac Mineralise Skin Finish first but i dont always do this step.

Using the Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit I then make my contour more intense until I’m happy with it and add some blusher usually The Body Shop 01 Blush. Then its time to make my face pop with some highlight, my go to is The Balm MarryLoumaniser Or The Carli Bybel Pallete. 

Finally I spritz my face with a Setting Spray and its onto the eyes.

Depending on the look i will normally use the Carli Bybel Pallete, Or Morphe 350M to create a look then use a pigment to highlight my lid.
For lashes i always always always use the Primark Sultry these are my favourite lashes.
Then to line my lid i use the Seventeen Wet Look Eyeliner and i must say this is the best for doing liner the brush is so delicate and the formula stays bright once applied.

Then its onto the lips..
For Red lips my go to is the No.7 900 Or Mac Ruby Woo. 
Nudes its the Primark Lifes A Beach Or Kiko 902 Lipstick. 

Then I’m ready! I hope you enjoyed!

 

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Haul! Haul! Haul!

I haven’t done a haul in ages, and i know how much you all love a good haul so i have a collective haul for you today, theres a range of products i have bought over the last about two months.

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About two months ago i went on the search for a good high end foundation that would work for my skin, the two I’ve read about constantly and really wanted to try;

NARS Sheer Glow
Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk

I love both these foundations, i feel the luminous silk makes my skin look flawless, and the sheer glow really does give my skin a glow! The only problem with both these foundations are there about 1-2 shades to light, so to darken them out i have to either bronze my face up a lot or i mix them about with my Becca Aqua Luminous Foundation.

SEVENTEEN Define & Conquer Contour Kit

This has turned into one of my holy grail contour kits, i love the contour shade i rarely use the highlight shade to be honest as i dont think anything can replace the love for my MAC Emphasise.

MUA Eye Define

This is without doubt the best drugstore felt liner ever, i tend to find a lot of felt liners start to fray at the end after a few uses or dry out, but this has proved me so wrong.

Kylie Lip Gloss Like & Literally 

As a Kylie lip kit lover i had to get these, i did order so cute swell in a separate order but i never received it. These glosses are so pigmented and creamy I’ve never been a lover of lip glosses i hardly own any but these have totally changed my mind.

MAC Vibe Tribe Arrow Head

This is the only thing i managed to pick up from the vibe tribe collection, i was gutted. The packaging is so beautiful, i wanted a few more lipsticks but couldn’t get them, i love arrow head its a very light nude, i love to wear it with my Kylie Lip Gloss.

Make Up Forever Concealer

I love under eye highlighting and trying new concealer so when i had the chance to grab this i jumped at the chance! I find this a beautiful consistency, and i really enjoy using this.

NYX

I finally managed to go to a NYX counter i honestly was like a kid in a sweet shop, i picked up a Jumbo Eye Pencil in Strawberry Milk. Single Eyeshadows in;- Bad Seed, LOL,Flustered. I love these, i wished i picked up more stuff now.

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Best Primers For Dry Skin

 

My skin is really dry around the permitter of my face then my nose/cheeks are oily, in-between my eyebrows is dry, so i really do have a combination.
But there is nothing i hate more then when my foundation clings to my dry patches, but i have found two primers which help combat my dry patches and gives me a lovely base for my foundation; – I use these as a duo primer so i start with;

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Freedom Pro Studio Priming Water; – £6.

I have heard people say this is a dupe to smash box priming water but i haven’t tried the smash box one so i can’t personally say.
So like any other spray i just spritz this all over my face then fan it until its dry..

Then i go in with

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Nivea Express Hydration Primer; – £5

Then this is amazing its so lightweight for something so hydrating! I then apply this to the outer of my face and any other dry areas, i completely avoid any oily areas as this will just make it worse. This has become a favourite product for me i have fallen in love with this.

Then in oily areas i tend to use the Laura Mercia Foundation Primer OR Baby Skin Poreless if my pores are visible.

Then I’m all set to get the best application of foundation..

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Client Make Over

This weekend i done a client make over.

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My client had lovely ‘normal’ skin which wasn’t dry nor to oily and minimal pores. (i must admit i was rather envious of how perfect her skin was!), the final look was quite a glam look.
How did i create this look?

For the base;
Primer – Laura Mercier Oil free foundation primer. 
Foundation – Becca Aqua luminous perfecting skin foundation. 
Under Eye Concealer – Mac pro long wear; Setting with Mac Emphasise.
Powder – Mac mineralise skin finish. 
Contour – Sleek cream contour kit; Setting with Benefit Hoola.
Bronzer – Body Shop bronzer & Kiko Bronzer. 
Blusher – Nars Orgasm.
Highlighter – Mary Lou-Manizer. 

Eyes;
Through the crease i used the Naked Basics 2 Cover & Primal.
On the lid i used a damp brush and applied Barry M Fine Glitter Dust NO.7
The client already had her own false lashes on (she used the eye candy lashes) but i also applied some Maybeline Great Lash on both top & bottom lashes.
Then to do the eyeliner MUA Fine liner.
For eyebrows Nyx Eyebrow Gel Set with a dark eyeshadow. 

Lips;
Kylie Cosmetics Kourt K Linner & Liquid Lipstick.

Set with Make Up Revolution Setting Spray.

 

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Shimmer Brick Highlighter;

A couple of months ago i ordered off make up revolution and with every order over £20 they sent a mystery bag filled with make up goodies, which was really cool a lot of the items were ex stock or what not, in my mystery bag i got a shimmer brick in radiant.
Shimmer bricks have never really taken my fancy or appealed to me, but i thought i would give this ago and have ended up falling in love with it..

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There are 5 lines of colour on this shimmer brick, I’m one of these who is all for using make up multi purposely, and have used eyeshadow as a blush and concealer as a eye primer and what not..
The first line is a white which when swatched has beautiful rose gold specks this is my favourite, i use the soley as a highlighter, its such a beautiful shade and is so brightening, i love a good bright highlight, i use this in all places i would highlight..
Then i love using the pink toned as eyeshadows, and i mix the bronzed shades in to use as a bronzer.
From what i understand shimmer bricks are meant to be used as a all in one but i find this makes it to dark so i love using the lines separate. Im nearly touching pan on the first line it is my utter go to highlighter currently i love the way it looks in the corner of the eye also;

This would be perfect for me to travel with as its such a multitasking item which is compact!

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what products do you multi task with?

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Seven Deadly Sins Of Beauty Tag;

I came across this cute tag called Seven Deadly Sins of Beauty tag, which I haven’t actually seen before and looked fun to do so thought i would give it ago.
I haven’t tagged no one, but feel free to give it ago!

1. GREED: What is your most inexpensive beauty item? What’s your most expensive?

My face moisturiser from avon it was like £1 but its the best moisturiser ever.
Most expensive is Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Palette Or Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit. There about £40 each.

WRATH: What beauty products do you have a love/hate relationship with?

Eyeliner; I love the way it looks but it hates me and doesn’t like to be applied!

Gluttony: What are your most delicious beauty products?

MAC Lipsticks, They smell divine!

SLOTH: What beauty product do you neglect due to laziness?

Eyelashes, i buy loads but dont really use them because its effort! oh no that sounds bad. but my lashes are naturally long..

PRIDE: What beauty product gives you the most self confidence?

Contour; love bit of contour, and a good eyeshadow creation.

LUST: What attributes do you find most attractive in the opposite sex?

Not really beauty related, but tattoos.😍

ENVY: What items would you most like to receive as a gift?

I like sentimental gifts, cheesy i know but i would rather someone put there thoughts then there money into a gift.

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Faces Of The Month

I see face of the day posts everywhere, but i thought i would do a little spin off called faces of the month..
Basically these are my favourite 3 make up looks i have done in the last month.

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Look One

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Face;
Seventeen Primer,
Mac Studio Fix Foundation,
Clinique Chubby Stick Contour,
Mac Emphazie Under Eyes,
Mac Concealer,
Make Up Revolution Blush Palette,
Kiko Bronzer,
Freedom Brow Pomade,
Make Up Revolution Shimmer Brick For Highlighter,
Shaanxo Palette For Eyes
Pink Kiko Pigment
Prime Lash #43
Mac Whirl Lipstick.

Look Two

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Face;
Baby Skin Poreless Primer,
Mac Studio Fix Foundation,
Clinique Chubby Stick Contour,
The Body Shop Blush #1,
Benefit Holla,
Freedom Brow Pomade,
Mary Lou Highlighter,
Mac Emphasize Under Eyes,
Naked Concealer,
Urban Decay Gwen Palette For Eyes,
ELF Eyeliner,
Mac Twig Lipstick.

Look Three

 

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Face;
Seventeen Primer,
Urban Decay Foundation,
The Body Shop Blush #1,
Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit,
Mac Emphasize Under Eyes,
Naked Concealer,
Make Up Revolution Pink Fizz Palette On Eyes,
ELF Eyeliner,
MAC Only You x Ellie Goulding.

These are my favourite looks this month..
What colours have you been leaning towards?

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