Monday, 14 April 2014

Spring Brights

 Just a quick update today demonstrating a few more of the new Ultra Rich Pigments from ColourChase Cosmetics showing off some of the more fun and brighter colours that they have to offer on their website, and also featuring another pair of the OPV Human Hair False Lashes, both of which are new brands to me that I've been really enjoying using lately.

I love discovering brands that I'm unfamiliar with, and when I end up loving something I tend to go a bit crazy and use them religiously for a while which I think is what is happening here with these pigments... But can you blame me? Look at how gorgeous they are!



EYES:
  • Urban Decay Primer Potion 
  • ColourChase Cosmetics Ultra Rich Pigment in 'Flame' blended into crease and along lower lash line 
  • ColourChase Cosmetics Ultra Rich Pigment in 'Cobalt Blue' to deepen crease, along lower lash line and inner corner
  • ColourChase Cosmetics Ultra Rich Pigment in 'Precious' on center of lid 
  • Urban Decay 'Yeyo' matte eyeshadow to lightly highlight brow bone
  • Inglot AMC Gel Eyeliner in #77 to line eyes and upper waterline
  • Motives by Loren Ridinger Khol Eyeliner pencil in 'Electric Blue' along lower waterline 
  • Eyeko Eye Do Mascara
  • OPV Lashes 'OPV-H-003' 100% Human Hair false lashes 

BROWS:
  • Urban Decay Brow Box in 'Gingersnap'
  • Eyeko Brow Gel


Thursday, 10 April 2014

Soft Springtime Pinks

Today's look was made up of soft and feminine pink-tones, something that I think works perfectly for typical daytime wear during the springtime. I wanted to keep everything light but keep it a bit flirty, but this could easily be toned down even more if you didn't feel like including false lashes. Thinner eyeliner or none at all if you wanted to keep it really fresh also works amazingly well with this. 

Although I still think it's worth mentioning that rose-toned eyeshadow shades don't always work well on everybody and can sometimes give the appearance of looking ill or sickly if not careful, but thankfully I happen to like how they look on me and I'm a big fan of them - yay! - especially a couple of the new pink ColourChase Cosmetics pigments and the Urban Decay Naked 3 palette which I combined to complete the look below. 

I was also super excited to try out the new Visual Eyes Liquid Eyeliner from Eyeko for the first time today, something that I can't wait to tell you more about later in the month when I'll be working alongside Eyeko in an Instagram takeover (which I'm so stoked about!) so check back for future posts in which I'll be talking more about them and how I feel about them. Today was also my first time using some of 100% human hair falsies from OPV Lashes as I thought the natural style of this particular pair would work great with this look and I was really happy with the finished result and how light and comfortable they felt throughout the afternoon.

I hope you like it as much as I do and I hope everyone's been having a great week so far!



EYES:
  • Urban Decay Primer Potion in 'Sin' 
  • Urban Decay 'Limit' eyeshadow (from the 'Naked 3' palette) blended into crease
  • Urban Decay 'Nooner' eyeshadow (from the 'Naked 3' palette) to slightly deepen crease and along lower lash line
  • Urban Decay 'Strange' eyeshadow to highlight brow bone
  • ColourChase Cosmetics Ultra Rich Pigment in 'Bliss' all over lid and around tear duct
  • ColourChase Cosmetics Ultra Rich Pigment in 'Vivacious' on outer half of lid
  • Inglot AMC Gel Eyeliner in #77 to line upper waterline
  • Eyeko Visual Eyes Liquid Eyeliner in 'Ebony' to line eyes 
  • Eyeko Black Magic Mascara 
  • OPV Lashes 'OPV-H-019' 100% Human Hair false lashes 

BROWS:
  • Urban Decay Brow Box in 'Gingersnap'
  • Eyeko Brow Gel



Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Smoked-Out Wing

Have you ever played around with makeup early in the morning only to remove it again to reapply your makeup for the day? That's becoming a regular thing for me... What a waste of makeup, hah. Yesterday morning I threw together this semi-dramatic look just for fun before removing right after photographing it to apply my typical, boring every day makeup before starting my day. Great logic! 

For something that's a little more dramatic, this smoked-out wing with a pop of colour doesn't take much time or require many products (even less if you don't feel like including any colour) but is still bold enough to make a statement. I've always considered makeup looks that require minimal products some of my favourites  to check out and create, because not everybody has a tonne of products to work with and I like seeing people show that you can do a lot more than you think with just a few different items.

Yesterday was also the first time I decided to wear these lovely black contact lenses from EyeCandys.com and I love love love the extra depth they add to my otherwise normally light blue eyes!




EYES:
  • Motives by Loren Ridinger Eye Base
  • Concrete Minerals Pro Matte Loose Eyeshadow in 'Jet' all over lid and extended into a wing
  • Concrete Minerals Pro Matte Loose Eyeshadow in 'Queen' along lower lash line closest to lashes
  • Concrete Minerals Pro Matte Loose Eyeshadow in 'Risque' blended underneath 'Queen' along lower lash line
  • MAC 'Blacktrack' Fluidline to line upper and lower waterlines
  • Eyeko Skinny Brush Mascara
  • Eldora #H149 False Lashes
  • EyeCandys GEO 'Magic Black' contact lenses

BROWS:

    • Elf Cool Bronzer (lightest brown shade)
    • Anastasia Beverly Hills Tinted Brow Gel in 'Caramel'


    Thursday, 3 April 2014

    Grungey Gold

    A bit of a mish-mash of different brands used to put together today's look but I really wanted to show off one of my favourite pigments from the ColourChase Cosmetics range, which I spoke about in my last update (Don't forget that these pigments are available to purchase online from TOMORROW! [Friday 4th] Yipeeee!) Since my previous look was super bright and dramatic, I wanted to show how versatile this collection of pigments is by doing something more toned down today. 

    Obviously being a sucker for neutrals and admittedly not very brave when it actually comes to wearing colour on my eyes when going on) the rightfully named 'Gorgeous' pigment instantly stole my heart. I've always favoured gold and bronze tones over any other neutral shade as they work wonders for making my blue eyes pop.

    I always find this type of look works better when you pay less attention to being precise for a more grungey effortless result. Really quick and easy, but still nice enough to feel made up.




    EYES:
    • Motives by Loren Ridinger Eye Base
    • Bodyography Expressions Powder in 'Truffle' blended into crease and lower lash line
    • ColourChase Cosmetics Ultra Rich Pigment in 'Gorgeous' all over lid and lower lash line
    • Urban Decay 'Foxy' eyeshadow (from the 'Naked 2' palette) to highlight brow bone
    • Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in 'Bourbon' along lower water line
    • Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner in 'Brown' to line eyes 
    • Eyeko Curvy Brush Mascara
    • Eyemimo #NTR48 False Lashes 

    BROWS:
    • Elf Cool Bronzer (lightest brown shade)
    • Eyeko Brow Gel



    Monday, 31 March 2014

    Introducing: ColourChase Cosmetics

    I'm really excited to announce the launch of the brand spanking new and upcoming UK-based cosmetics brand ColourChase.com!

    Specialising in ultra rich FDA regulated and approved pigments, ColourChase products will now be available to purchase online by the end of this week, so keep an eye out on their website and sign up for notifications on new and exciting news about their upcoming launch and updates on new products.



    I was really thrilled to be able to sample some of their pigments this week and so far, so good! I can already tell I'm going to have a lot of fun playing around these these as you can see for yourself from the image below just how pretty their colour selection is. I'm also stoked to see the ColourChase Semi Matte lipstick range which will also be launched very shortly alongside a new range of pigments and lipglazes.

    You can definitely expect to see a lot more looks coming up very soon using these pigments as I felt so spoilt for choice when I first used them to put this look together - so many beautiful shades to choose from but I thought this look would be awesome for the Springtime!





    EYES:
    • Motives by Loren Ridinger Eye Base
    • Mixture of 'Naked' and 'Buck' eyeshadow's by Urban Decay (from the 'Naked' palette) as a crease transition shade
    • ColourChase Cosmetics Ultra Rich Pigment in 'Iridescent Violet' in crease and lower lash line
    • ColourChase Cosmetics Ultra Rich Pigment in 'Peacock Green' all over lid
    • ColourChase Cosmetics Ultra Rich Pigment in 'Olive Yellow' around tear duct 
    • Eyeko Skinny Liquid Liner in 'Black' to line eyes
    • Eyeko Fat Brush Mascara
    • MAC 'Blacktrack' Fluidline to line upper and lower waterlines 
    • Girls With Attitude 'Siren' false lashes (from the 'Glamour' collection)

    BROWS:
    • Urban Decay Brow Box in 'Gingersnap'
    • Eyeko Brow Gel



    Friday, 21 March 2014

    Smokey Sapphire

    So yesterday I finally got round to trying out contact lenses for the very first time in my life, and after getting over the initial freak-out of trying to put them in for the first time, I'm a little bit sad I was always too grossed out by them to try them sooner because I realize there's a lot of fun to be had with them.

    These ones pictured below are the GEO Hurricane lenses from EyeCandys.com in Violet, although the photographed more blue in the bright sunlight (sorry about that), but they still look gorgeous nonetheless. I was really surprised at how comfortable they are as I thought it would take a while for my eyes to adjust to them but after a couple of minutes I couldn't even tell they were there. I love how huge they make my peepers look, too! I have another pair that I'm excited to try which will no doubt be used in the next look I post.

    For the rest of the eyes, I used all products by Motives and lashes from my favourite lash brand (as you can probably tell) Girls With Attitude. Have a great weekend! 




    EYES:
    • Motives by Loren Ridinger Eye Base 
    • Motives by Loren Ridinger Eye Pencil in 'Onyx' blended over lid as a secondary base, along lower lash line and to line upper and lower waterline
    • Motives by Loren Ridinger 'Cappuccino' eyeshadow blended into crease
    • Motives by Loren Ridinger 'Onyx' eyeshadow all over lid and lower lash line
    • Motives by Loren Ridinger 'Glamour' eyeshadow lightly patted over 'Onyx' 
    • Motives by Loren Ridinger 'Pearl' eyeshadow around tear duct 
    • Motives by Loren Ridinger Lustrafy Waterproof Mascara in 'Black'
    • Motives by Loren Ridinger 'Jet Black' Luxe Precision Eye Line to line eyes
    • Girls With Attitude 'Mesmerising' false lashes (from the 'Glamour' collection)
    • EyeCandys GEO Hurricane contact lenses in 'Violet'

    BROWS:
    • Urban Decay Brow Box in 'Gingersnap'