Monday, 30 December 2013

First Look With: Naked 3

Hey! I hope everybody had an awesome Christmas - I know I definitely did. The partying still isn't over though with it being New Years Eve tomorrow, so this will be my last post of the year, boo! 

I was lucky enough to receive the new Naked 3 palette this year and couldn't wait to get playing around with it. I'm a neutrals kind of gal when I go out anywhere, so I always appreciate having the Naked palettes in my collection as they all see a lot of use but this one is my favourite as of yet. I love the rosy hues that form the base of all of the shadows in this one, especially since they work so great against my blue eyes.

When I was going out the other night I threw together this quick and soft smokey look that I liked so much I recreated it again today so I could photograph it! 




EYES:
  • Urban Decay Primer Potion in 'Eden'
  • Urban Decay 'Limit' and 'Nooner' eyeshadows (from the 'Naked 3' palette) mixed together as a crease transition colour
  • Urban Decay 'Strange' eyeshadow (from the 'Naked 3' palette) all over lid and browbone to highlight
  • Urban Decay 'Blackheart' eyeshadow (from the 'Naked 3' palette) on outer corner, lower lash line and to deepen crease
  • Urban Decay 'Dust' eyeshadow (from the 'Naked 3' palette) around tear duct 
  • Motives by Loren Ridinger 'Angel' Khol Eye Pencil along lower waterline
  • Eyeko Eye Do Skinny Liquid Eyeliner by Alexa Chung to line eyes
  • Eyeko Eye Do Mascara by Alexa Chung 
  • Flutter False Lashes 'Posh' mink false lashes


BROWS:

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


Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Wine Holiday Lips

Just getting one last quick post in before it's CHRISTMAS!!! Here's one of my favourite lip colours/combinations for around this time of the year, using one of the best lip shades from the Motives for LaLa lipstick collection (in my opinion!) to demonstrate. You can never go wrong with a rich berry/wine shade during the holidays.

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This lipstick is very creamy to begin with and already has a nice sheen to it, but if you're more of a lipgloss girl, it looks equally lush with a gloss placed over the top. Staying true to my current glitter obsession, I added a gloss that has very pretty glitter particles in it.

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Wishing everybody a very merry Christmas, and I hope everybody has an awesome time!



LIPS:

  • Motives for LaLa Lipliner pencil in 'Raspberry' to line lips
  • Motives for LaLa 'Naughty' lipstick
  • Motives by Loren Ridinger 'Glam' Lipshine 



Monday, 23 December 2013

Festive Gold Glitter Liner

I hope everybody likes glitter because I'm obsessed with using it lately as you can probably already tell... Christmas spirit and everything, obviously, haha.

Glitter liner is one of my favourite things to do. I love how something this simple can be so easily transformed into something more showstopping. I've posted a few different glitter liner looks already and I could hardly miss the chance to do it again since I'm on a glitter rampage. 

The sun was out early this afternoon so I managed to snap a decently lighted photo - the first one in a looong time, yay! - before it went away again for the next thousand years.





EYES:
  • Urban Decay Primer Potion
  • MAC Mineralize Skin Finish Natural in 'Light' all over lid 
  • MAC 'Blacktrack' Fluidline to line eyes and upper waterline
  • Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Liner in 'Baked' layered over 'Blacktrack'
  • Urban Decay 'Smog' and 'Half Baked' eyeshadows mixed together along lower lashline 
  • Beauty Bakerie iLash Icing mascara
  • Eyemimo #NTR23 false lashes


BROWS:

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



Friday, 20 December 2013

Black Diamond

Only five more sleeps until Christmas - yay! Here's another glitzy holiday party look for you lovely people that would also look amazing on New Years Eve.

Today I teamed up my gorgeous Anastasia Beverly Hills Lavish Palette with a few other products from Motives Cosmetics to bring together this look. 

You can see that I use products by both of these brands a lot, and that's because they are awesome and I love them. I've mentioned it on here before, but don't always be put off by some brands marketing techniques because you might just end up missing out on great things that so many people love for a reason. I guess my point is, there are hypes for a reason - some do turn out to be very overrated, but they're always worth looking into.

I also used my favourite pair of Girls With Attitude lashes to finish this glamorous look off perfectly. They're very full and create a lovely flared out effect - always a must have when I'm doing makeup for parties or nights out.



 EYES:
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Covet Waterproof Eyeliner in 'Noir' all over lid as a base and smudged along lower lashline and waterline 
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills 'Sienna' eyeshadow (from the 'Lavish' palette) blended into crease
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills 'Black Diamond' eyeshadow (from the 'Lavish' palette) all over lid 
  • Motives by Loren Ridinger 'Ivory' eyeshadow (from the 'My Beauty Weapon' palette) to highlight browbone 
  • Motives by Loren Ridinger 'Glitz' eyeshadow (from the 'My Beauty Weapon' palette) around tear duct
  • Motives by Loren Ridinger Glitter Adhesive 
  • Motives by Loren Ridinger Glitter Pot in 'Ignite' all over lid 
  • Beauty Bakerie iLash Icing mascara 
  • Girls With Attitude 'Mesmerising' false lashes (from the 'Glamour' collection)

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


Monday, 16 December 2013

Soft Party Eyes

Hey guys, here's a softer alternative to all of the heavy 'in your face' (which I do love, by the way!) party looks that we usually see cropping up in the makeup comm around this time of year.

Not everyone is comfortable with glitter strewn across their eyes, so I thought it'd be nice to show that you can still look playful and how to make a subtle statement with colour as an alternative to piling on the sparkles but of course you could always amp it up as you please ;)

I personally always go for something dark and smokey at parties and on nights out but I'm going to make it my mission to try out more looks like this over Christmas and New Year. 

What kind of looks are everyone else normally drawn too at this time of year? Leave a comment! :)



EYES:
  • Urban Decay Primer Potion
  • Matte coral pink eyeshadow from the BH Cosmetics 120 Color Palette (2nd Edition) blended into crease
  • Matte medium green eyeshadow from the BH Cosmetics 120 Color Palette (2nd Edition) on outer lid
  • Urban Decay 'Verve' eyeshadow (from the 'Naked 2' palette) on inner corner of lid, around tearduct and lower lashline
  • Matte medium purple eyeshadow from the BH Cosmetics 120 Color Palette (2nd Edition) to deepen crease and blended along lower lashline
  • Motives by Loren Ridinger Eye Pencil in 'Sterling Silver' along lower waterline
  • Urban Decay 'Foxy' eyeshadow (from the 'Naked 2' palette) to lightly highlight browbone
  • Eyeko Eye Do Skinny Liquid Liner by Alexa Chung to line eyes
  • Eyeko Eye Do By Alexa Chung Mascara 
  • Motives by Loren Ridinger #109 False Lashes


BROWS:

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


Friday, 13 December 2013

Cranberry And Gold

Another re-do of a look I first posted online around the same time last year - I love this colour combo for Christmas time and since my skills are a lot better now, I thought I'd give it another go. 

I'm having a lot of trouble with lighting lately as we're hardly getting any daylight here in the UK at the minute, and since I only ever use natural lighting I've been struggling to get up as many posts up as I would like around this time of year but hopefully I'll be able to fit a few more in before the year is up...

I hope everyone's been enjoying the run-up to Christmas so far! 




EYES:
  • Urban Decay Primer Potion
  • Urban Decay 'Buck' and 'Naked' eyeshadows (from the 'Naked' palette) blended into crease
  • Motives by Loren Ridinger 'Vino' eyeshadow blended into outer V 
  • Cranberry eyeshadow from BH Cosmetics 120 Color Palette (2nd Edition) on rest of the lid
  • Urban Decay 'Darkhorse' eyeshadow (from the 'Naked' palette) along outer lower lashline
  • Urban Decay 'Half Baked' eyeshadow along inner lower lash line and inner corner
  • Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Liner in 'Baked' placed over 'Half Baked'
  • Urban Decay 'Yeyo' eyeshadow to highlight brow bone
  • Eyeko Skinny Liquid Liner to line eyes
  • Inglot AMC Gel Eyeliner in #77 to line upper and lower waterlines
  • Eyeko Curvy Brush Mascara
  • Flutter False Lashes 'Posh' mink false lashes


BROWS:

  • Urban Decay Brow Box in 'Gingersnap'


Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Winter Sparkles

Only a little over two weeks to go 'till the big man invades our homes again... And that means sparkles and shiny things and stuff, yay! 

Haha - it wouldn't be Christmas without glitter (and lots of it), would it? Which brings me to my next makeup look: a smokey glamorous party look with added shimmer to make it extra-showstopping.

This look was achieved using products primarily from Motives, but since it's actually a pretty basic concept you could easily find alternatives in products that you probably already own.

Sooo, who's excited? Did you send off your Christmas lists already? ;)



EYES:
  • Motives by Loren Ridinger Eye Base
  • Motives by Loren Ridinger 'Cappuccino' eyeshadow blended into crease
  • Motives by Loren Ridinger 'Vino' and 'Onyx' eyeshadows to deepen crease
  • Motives by Loren Ridinger 'Vanilla' eyeshadow to highlight brow bone
  • Motives by Loren Ridinger 'Platinum' eyeshadow all over lid
  • Motives by Loren Ridinger Glitter Adhesive
  • Motives by Loren Ridinger Glitter Pot in 'Celebrate' all over lid
  • Motives by Loren Ridinger Luxe Precision Eye Line in 'Jet Black' to line eyes
  • Inglot AMC Gel Eyeliner in #77 to line upper and lower waterlines and also smudged along lower lash line
  • Beauty Bakerie iLash Icing Mascara
  • Girls With Attitude 'Burlesque Beauty' false lashes (from the 'Glamour' collection)


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


Saturday, 7 December 2013

Alexa For Eyeko: Product Info and Review

Not long to go until Christmas now, ladies! As I mentioned here, Eyeko joined forces and collaborated with the stunning Alexa Chung to release their limited edition mascara and eyeliner duo set last month just in time for the holiday season. 

This would make an awesome gift for anybody who is already an Eyeko or Alexa fan - or as a little treat to yourself this Christmas - and I'm lucky enough to be able to show this set to you. These sets are selling out fast so don't hang around if you like what you see further along in this post (the set completely sold out within the day at the product launch in Selfridges!).


Take a look below to find out more information about this wonderful gift set and to see images of what these products have to offer!