Monday, 8 February 2016

Valentine's Glitter Liner

A pink glitter liner look just in times for Valentine's day. Super quick, simple and effective if you are a fan of sparkly makeup! 

Also trying out the newly released Makeup Addiction Cosmetics false lashes for the first time today and it's safe to say that so far I love them! I've yet to be disappointed by this brand and I'll definitely be getting a lot of use out of the these and the rest of the other lash styles they released. 




EYES:
  • Tarte Tarteist Clay Paint Liner to line eyes and upper waterline 
  • Collection Glam Crystals Dazzling Gel Liner in 'Dancing Queen' layered over eyeliner 
  • Eyeko Skinny Brush Mascara
  • Makeup Addiction Cosmetics 'Sassy Lady' False Lashes
BROWS:
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in 'Auburn'
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Tinted Brow Gel in 'Brunette' 


Friday, 22 January 2016

Amethyst & Belize

I went back to my Makeup Addiction Cosmetics 'Flaming Love' palette today as I hadn't yet played with the brightest shadows that are inside. 

These are definitely some of the most pigmented shadows in the palette, and I found that they blend out very well for shimmery shades. I love the balance of colour, neutrals, and finishes in this palette and it's well worth the price of £25 for 8 great shadows so check it out if you haven't already seen it!

Makeup Addiction Cosmetics also just released their new false lashes which come in 4 gorgeous styles up to now, so be expecting to see those in upcoming images very shortly! 




EYES:
  • Urban Decay Primer Potion in 'Eden'
  • Medium matte purple eyeshadow from BH Cosmetics 120 Palette (2nd Edition) blended into crease and lower lash line 
  • Makeup Addiction Cosmetics 'Amethyst' eyeshadow (from the 'Flaming Love' palette) blended into crease, lower lash line and inner and outer thirds of the lid
  • Makeup Addiction Cosmetics 'Belize' eyeshadow (from the 'Flaming Love' palette) in the centre of the lid
  • Makeup Addiction Cosmetics 'Whisper' eyeshadow (from the 'Flaming Love' palette) around inner corner
  • Urban Decay 'Yeyo' matte white eyeshadow to highlight brow bone 
  • Tarte Tarteist Clay Paint Liner to line upper and lower waterlines, and smudged along lower lash line
  • Eyeko Black Magic mascara
  • Backstage Lashes in 'Essex'

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'



Wednesday, 6 January 2016

Blue & Black Glitter

I'm almost a week late but Happy New Year everybody! I hope everyone enjoyed themselves, and here is my first look of the year! 

I usually try and steer away from using blues - especially mattes - as I always find they come out rather muddy looking when I blend them. So I decided to use just that today to see how it would turn out.

It didn't turn out too bad, I still found it a lot more difficult to blend than any other colour, but I persevered and stuck with it. I've used this shadow from Concrete Minerals before but almost always in a way that didn't need to blended out. CM loose shadows are wonderful so I thought this one would be my best bet at getting a smoother application. 

I didn't want to do anything over complicated as I anticipated it coming out a big ol' mess, so I just teamed it up with a chunky black glitter and kept it simple.

Let me know what you think. Are there any colours that you struggle to work with or are likely to avoid? 





EYES:
  • Urban Decay Primer Potion
  • Concrete Minerals Pro Matte Eyeshadow in 'Bulletproof' blended into crease and lower lash line
  • Concrete Minerals Pro Matte Eyeshadow in 'Jet' all over lid and lower lash line
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Waterproof Creme Color in 'Jet' to line upper and lower waterlines 
  • Violet Voss 'Violet's Secret Weapon' glitter adhesive 
  • Violet Voss 'Midnight Fireworks' glitter
  • Eyeko Rock Out & Lash Out mascara
  • Lovable Lashes 'Flirty Fiona' 100% mink hair false lashes 

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


Thursday, 24 December 2015

Christmas Sparkle

Well it's Christmas Eve and I just wanted to thank everybody who checked out my images and Instagram over the past year; the support from readers and sponsors I have received has been incredible, even during the times when I haven't been able to stay particularly very active - so thank you SO much! 

Here's a sparkly festive party look to round off this Christmas Eve. I hope everyone takes care and has a wonderful time whatever your plans may be! Best wishes x




EYES:

  •  Urban Decay Primer Potion 
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills 'Bengal' eyeshadow (from the 'Tamanna' palette) blended into crease and lower lash line
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills 'Chocolate' eyeshadow (from the 'Tamanna' palette) blended into crease and lower lash line
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills 'Noir' eyeshadow (from the 'Tamanna' palette) to deepen crease and lower lash line
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills 'Sangria' eyeshadow (from the 'Tamanna' palette) all over lid
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills 'Blush' eyeshadow (from the 'Tamanna' palette) around inner corner
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills 'Fresh' eyeshadow (from the 'Tamanna' palette) to highlight brow bone 
  • Tarte Tarteist Clay Paint Liner to line upper and lower waterlines 
  • Violet Voss 'Violet's Secret Weapon' glitter adhesive 
  • Violet Voss 'Rose' glitter
  • Eyeko Black Magic Mascara
  • Girls With Attitude 'Notice Me' false lashes (From the 'Extensions' collection)
  • Misaki Dazzling Color Contact Lenses in 'Hazel' 

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


Monday, 14 December 2015

Matte Greens

Fun matte bright greens today using my favourite colours, all from the BH Cosmetics 120 Palette. One of the palettes I bought so many years ago when I first started out in makeup, and is still going strong! 

As it's almost Christmas, this reminded me of the Grinch... So with that I hope everyone else is looking forward to Christmas as much as I am!




EYES:
  • Urban Decay Primer Potion 
  • Matte lime green eyeshadow from BH Cosmetics 120 Color Palette (2nd Edition) blended into crease, inner half of lid and lower lash line
  • Matte medium green eyeshadow from BH Cosmetics 120 Color Palette (2nd Edition) blended into crease, outer corner and outer lower lash line 
  • Matte black eyeshadow from BH Cosmetics 120 Color Palette (2nd Edition) blended into outer corner and outer lower lash line to define 
  • Shimmery light green eyeshadow from BH Cosmetics 120 Color Palette (2nd Edition) on inner corner
  • Matte white eyeshadow from BH Cosmetics 120 Color Palette (2nd Edition) to highlight brow bone
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Waterproof Creme Color in 'Jet' to line upper and lower waterlines 
  • Eyeko Eye Do mascara 
  • Lovable Lashes 'Luxe Layla' 100% mink hair false lashes 

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'



Saturday, 5 December 2015

Orange, Pink & Lilac

Here's one last fun look before I move onto more Christmas and party appropriate looks for over the holidays, using shadows from Concrete Minerals. Of course I couldn't resist throwing in some multi-coloured glitter! I'd just like to note that the 'Hustle' eyeshadow from Concrete Minerals that I used around the inner corner is actually more of a mauve-pink shade, but in my lighting appeared to be more of a lilac. 

I also used my blue Misaki contact lenses again to enhance the natural colour of my eyes. I still have a discount code enabling you to receive 10% off your Misaki order - just enter "KATEMISAKI" at checkout and you're good to go! 

Also featured in this look is one of the brand new lash styles from Girls With Attitude. Aren't they pretty? GWA have been one of my favourite lash brands for quite a while now, and they've definitely upped their game with these new styles. Can't wait to show you more of the new styles! 

Hope everyone is enjoying December so far and looking forward to the holidays!




EYES:
  • Concrete Minerals Mineral Eyeshadow in 'Napalm' blended into crease, outer corner and lower lash line 
  • Concrete Minerals Pro Matte Eyeshadow in 'Hi-Fi' all over lid
  • Concrete Minerals Mineral Eyeshadow in 'Hustle' around inner corner 
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Waterproof Creme Colors in 'Barbie Pink and 'Coral Reef' to line waterline
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Waterproof Creme Color in 'Jet' to line upper waterline 
  • Violet Voss 'Violet's Secret Weapon' glitter adhesive 
  • Violet Voss 'The Fair' glitter
  • Eyeko Visual Eyes Liquid Eyeliner to line eyes
  • Eyeko Rock Out & Lash Out Mascara
  • Girls With Attitude 'Hollywood' false lashes (from the 'Glamour' collection)
  • Misaki 'Natsumi Series' blue contact lenses

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