Monday, 17 August 2015

Rainbow Glitter Lips

Here's some more crazy glittery mouth goodness courtesy of Anastasia Beverly Hills and Violet Voss.
I no longer have to use black eyeliner as a base for my glitter lip looks since I got my hands on the jet black matte 'Midnight' liquid lipstick - yay! 




LIPS:
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in 'Midnight'
  • Violet Voss 'Violet's Secret Weapon' glitter adhesive 
  • Violet Voss 'The Fair' Glitter 

Pink Earthy Tones

I was very happy to receive the new 35 Color Eyehadow Palette from OPVhair.com last week, and was instantly drawn to all over the lovely red and pink earthy tones inside it as these are the kind of shades that make my eye colour pop the most, so this is what I did today to kickstart my week. 

I'm already a lover of OPV's brushes, lashes and hair and skin oils so it was lovely to be able to try some of their makeup. 

These shadows are so unbelievably soft and blend SO easily without losing any of the pigmentation. They're probably some of the best shadows for blending that I've tried so far and make soft looks like this one below achievable in no time at all. I put together a little guide below so you can see which shadow is placed where.



Click to enlarge - OPV 35 Color Eyeshadow Palette 



EYES:
  • Urban Decay Primer Potion in 'Eden'
  • (No.1) eyeshadow from the OPV 35 Color Eyeshadow Palette blended into crease
  • (No.2) eyeshadow from the OPV 35 Color Eyeshadow Palette to deepen crease and lower lash line
  • (No.3) eyeshadow from the OPV 35 Color Eyeshadow Palette to further deepen crease, lower lash line and outer corner
  • (No.4) eyeshadow from the OPV 35 Colour Eyeshadow Palette all over lid
  • (No.5) eyeshadow from the OPV 35 Color Eyeshadow Palette to highlight inner corner
  • Urban Decay 'Yeyo' Matte White Eyeshadow to slightly highlight brow bone 
  • Tarte Tarteist Clay Paint Liner to line eyes, upper water line and lower water line
  • Eyeko Rock Out & Lash Out mascara on top lashes
  • Eyeko Skinny Brush mascara on bottom lashes
  • Backstage Lashes in 'Hollywood'

BROWS:
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in 'Auburn'
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Tinted Brow Gel in 'Auburn'



Friday, 31 July 2015

Shadow Couture

My first shot at trying out the recent 'Shadow Couture' palette, one of the new fall releases from Anastasia Beverly Hills. I teamed the palette up with this stunning glitter from Violet Voss for extra sparkle to really make these otherwise neutral (but equally gorgeous) shades come to life. 

It was also the perfect excuse to try out another lash brand that is new to myself, and I thought these fluttery lashes from Backstage Lashes were perfect for this look!




EYES:
  • Urban Decay Primer Potion in 'Eden'
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills 'Soft Peach' eyeshadow (from the 'Shadow Couture' palette) blended into crease
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills 'Morocco' eyeshadow (from the 'Shadow Couture' palette) blended into crease and lower lash line
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills 'Fudge' eyeshadow (from the 'Shadow Couture' palette) to deepen crease and lower lash line
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills 'Bellini' eyeshadow (from the 'Shadow Couture' palette) all over lid
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills 'Chic' eyeshadow (from the Shadow Couture' palette) around inner corner
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Metallica Luster Liner in 'Liquid Gold' along lower waterline
  • Violet Voss 'Violet's Secret Weapon' glitter adhesive 
  • Violet Voss 'Holy Grail' Glitter all over lid
  • Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner
  • Eyeko Rock Out & Lash Out Mascara
  • Backstage Lashes in 'Soho'

BROWS:
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder Duo in 'Caramel'
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder Duo in 'Auburn'
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Tinted Brow Gel in 'Brunette'



Friday, 10 July 2015

Emerald Sparkle

I decided to brighten up my day with this stunning emerald green 'Gwen' glitter from Violet Voss and some of the lovely purple shadows from my Crown Brush 'Smoke It Out' palette. 

Seeing as greens and purple is a fun and brave combination, I decided to finish off the look with a softer lash style. I used 100% mink lashes (cruelty free, of course!) from one of my favourite premium lash brands -Sweetheart Lashes - to bring this look together.



EYES:
  • Urban Decay Primer Potion in 'Eden'
  • Matte Medium Purple Eyeshadow from the Crown Brush 'Smoke It Out' palette blended into crease and lower lash line
  • Matte Medium Pink Eyeshadow from the Crown Brush 'Smoke It Out' palette blended into crease and lower lash line to slightly add warmth
  • Shimmery Medium Green Eyeshadow from the Crown Brush 'Smoke It Out' palette all over lid
  • Shimmery Lightest Pink Eyeshadow from the Crown Brush 'Smoke It Out' palette around inner corner
  • Matte Black Eyeshadow from the Crown Brush 'Smoke It Out' palette to deepen lower lash line
  • Violet Voss 'Violet's Secret Weapon' glitter adhesive 
  • Violet Voss 'Gwen' Glitter all over lid
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Waterproof Creme Color in 'Jet' along upper waterline
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Metallic Luster Liner in 'Liquid Silver' along lower waterline 
  • Eyeko Rock Out & Lash Out Mascara
  • Sweetheart Premium 100% Mink False Lashes in 'Charmer' 

BROWS:
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in 'Auburn'
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in 'Auburn'
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Tinted Brow Gel in 'Brunette'



Thursday, 18 June 2015

Sweetheart Lashes: Product Info, Review and Look


Hello lovelies, today I'd like to introduce you to a fairly new brand that was only launched earlier this year. They are also new to me, so I was very excited to try them out. Sweetheart Lashes are a Canada-based brand that specialize in providing the highest quality 100% mink lashes.

All of Sweetheart's lashes are cruelty free, hypo-allergenic and meticulously hand-crafted, and are available in a stunning array of different styles, lengths, and volumes. The lashes range from between $20 - $30 a pair which may seem a tad pricey at first to those who aren't regular wearers of mink lashes. But, bare in mind they can generally be worn up to an incredible 25 times if properly care is taken, making these extremely great value for money! All styles come with a very sturdy cotton lash band that helps maintain the shape of the lashes, ensuring even more durability compared to regular lashes. 

Below are all three styles that I received and a little more information about them.

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SASSY Lashes - US$25.00
"Natural looking & super wispy. These lashes feature a subtle gradient effect with increasing length & density towards the outer corners creating a flirty wing."
Volume: 3/5
Length: 3/5

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CHARMER Lashes - US$20.00
"A perfect addition to any day look! These short & dense lashes feature a tripled layered criss-pattern adding volume while keeping your look natural."
Volume: 5/5
Length: 1/5

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TEASE Lashes - US$20.00
"A great starter lash! Perfect for those who are new to wearing false eyelashes or if you’re looking for something simple & elegant. These lightweight lashes will look like your own natural eyelashes but with more volume & length."
Volume: 2/5
Length: 2/5

The lashes themselves feel incredibly lightweight on the eyes and are very soft to the touch, making them extremely comfortable to wear. Even whilst adding significant volume and length, I still find all of these lashes to be very natural looking. After browsing through Sweetheart's website, it's safe to say they really do provide a lash style to suit everybody and any occasion! 

Check out the image below to see Sweetheart's 'Sassy' lashes in all of their glory!





EYES:
  • Urban Decay Primer Potion
  • Eyeko Me & My Shadow Waterproof Shadow Liner in 'Quartz' all over the lid for a subtle wash of colour
  • Eyeko Me & My Shadow Waterproof Shadow Liner in 'Topaz' around inner corner
  • Eyeko Rock Out & Lash Out Mascara
  • Sweetheart Premium 100% Mink False Lashes in 'Sassy' 

BROWS:
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder Duo in 'Caramel'
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder Duo in 'Auburn'
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Tinted Brow Gel in 'Auburn'




Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Rainbow Glitter Liner

Look at this 'The Fair' glitter from Violet Voss - isn't it amazing?! I couldn't stop looking at it and I definitely didn't want to take it off! 

It's my first time using Violet Voss glitters after having seen them around online for quite a while and now I am in loooooove. I'm not sure I have ever been so excited over a glitter before. It makes me want to sprinkle it all over myself and go out and dance in rainbow glittery heaven. 





EYES:
  • Tarte Tarteist Clay Paint Liner to line eyes and upper water line
  • Violet Voss 'The Fair' glitter
  • Violet Voss 'Violet's Secret Weapon' glitter adhesive 
  • Eyeko Skinny Brush mascara 
  • Girls With Attitude 'Angel' false lashes (from the 'Natural' collection)

BROWS:
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder Duo in 'Caramel'
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder Duo in 'Auburn'
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Tinted Brow Gel in 'Caramel'