Category Archives: Look

Rose gold makeup look

I’ve been unwell lately and managed to land myself a four day stay in hospital because of a very bad chest infection. I’m finally starting to feel better even though I’m not 100% yet. I haven’t put on makeup in over a week (that’s when you know that I’m really unwell) and today I thought I’d pull myself together, whip out my Stila Magnificent Metals glitter in rose gold and play with it. I’ll talk more about the product in a future post, but here’s the look I wore today.

Lately I’ve been enjoying the no eyeliner look. Although… here I wore big lashes with a black lash band and it looks like I’m wearing eyeliner anyway. For the eye look I simply put on a crease shadow that’s slightly darker than my natural skin tone then went in with the Stila Magnificent Metals product and used it as my lid shadow. I loved it.

On my lips I’m wearing a Sephora cream lip stain in a metallic peachy shade.

So yeah… I feel like this is a makeup look that makes me look alive. I enjoyed wearing it 🙂

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Pink and Gold Makeup Look

Modern Renaissance Palette Makeup Look

 

I realised that I haven’t taken a proper makeup selfie in a while and finally, today I had the time to sit down, put on some of my recent makeup favourites and take a photo (all while Carmelo was impatiently yelling at me to tell me that we’re going to be late for meeting up with some friends, of course).

In this makeup look I’m wearing quite a few products that I haven’t mentioned here and they really do deserve some spotlight. In this post I’m just going to mention some of the products that I’m currently really excited about 🙂

For foundation I’m using the Estée Lauder Double Wear foundation. I got this back in Gibraltar last month and I’m absolutely loving it. High coverage, not cakey and it lasts all day. I’ve tried samples of this foundation before and I’ve always loved it. I always used to wear the Revlon Colorstay foundation but I think this one is very slightly better. The only drawback with this foundation is that it doesn’t come with a pump.

Now as for setting powder, I never thought it would be possible to have a favourite setting powder, and I never thought that a setting powder could make so much of a difference to my life. I’ve been using the RCMA no colour powder and honestly, this  powder is worth ALL of the hype! It’s very finely milled, not drying and sooo perfect in every way. It makes my skin look poreless and it sets my makeup to make it last all day. This is one truly spectacular powder that everybody needs.

Another favourite I’m wearing here, and I’ve been wearing quite a lot since I got it for Xmas, is the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette. This is another makeup item that caught me by surprise. I had been seeing many reviews about it and many makeup looks so when Carmelo’s sister, Sole, gave me the Modern Renaissance palette for Xmas (she also gave me the RCMA powder <3 ) I was really excited to try it out. This is also an other product that’s all it’s hyped up to be. The colours are gorgeous, it’s quite versatile and I can’t get enough of it!

Another product worth mentioning are the false lashes that I’m wearing. These are the Belle Lash SHER lashes. They’re very natural looking, light weight and easy to wear. I used my Essence lash glue with these and I didn’t feel them all night and they stayed on. I love these!

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Halloween 2016: Creepy Skeleton Clown Makeup

Since Halloween is coming up I thought I’d try my hand at some creepy makeup. This look is inspired by several other creepy skeleton clowns that I’ve seen on instagram, youtube, etc.

I actually had the intention of copying a look I saw on youtube but after a few unexpected slips, I Just went with the flow and this is what I came up with. Not what I planned, but hey, it came out alright muahahaha.

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This took me about an hour and a half to do and most of that time was spent on getting the points on my eyes to look very symmetrical and sharp. That said, I don’t think that creepy clown makeup should look too neat but I simply couldn’t help myself.

I started this look with a regular face of makeup with a smokey eye using Makeup Geek’s Bitten and Corrupt. After I was done with my face, eyes and eyebrows I started sketching the outline of my eyes with my Physician’s Formula eyeliner, I filled in the eyes with more Bitten and I used Corrupt to shade.

I decided to go with my personal touch of adding glitter “tears” using the Urban Decay glitter liner in Midnight Cowboy.

For the nose, I first started off by drawing a circle on the tip of my nose using Bitten with a pencil brush, then I drew the black skeleton nose outline and shaded the edges with Corrupt.

For the skeleton teeth I used NYX Milk Jumbo Liner to draw circles on my mouth then I shaded using Corrupt and deepened the outlines using the physician’s formula liner.

I finished off the look by adding some contours around the mouth using Bitten and I also tried making my face look dirty using the same shadow.

This is a pretty easy look to achieve, particularly if you don’t focus too much on getting all the lines even and precise. Since it’s a creepy halloween look, I don’t think that they need to be so sharp.

When I emerged out of my room, when Carmelo first saw me, he got a tiny little bit of a fright and called me creepy. I take that as a success haha. I was really feeling this look, I felt very creepy while wearing it. Check out the little creepy instagram video below.

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Bare lashy eyes and statement lips

I’m usually all for complicated, detailed makeup looks with about a hundred eyeshadows but lately, I decided to get out of my usual box and I’ve been going completely bare on my eyes.

Somehow, the 1st of September put me in the mood for the look below with just some foundation, concealer, brows, lashes and a bold lipstick. It’s very unlike me to go without bronzer/contour, highlight, blush and eyeshadow. Let alone a look without any eyeshadows and without any makeup that brings dimension to my face. I loved wearing this (I actually went to work in this lol) and it’s so different for me personally.
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Today I went for a similar look but this time I wore bronzer, blush and highlight and since I didn’t do a great job at applying my lashes close to my lash line, I tight lined with some liquid liner just to blend in the false lash band with my natural lash line.
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Also I’m trying out this Milani Amore Matte Lip Creme in Covet, I’ll update you with a full review of it shortly! <3

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Trying out some Rimmel London Products + GIVEAWAY

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A few weeks ago I was given some Rimmel London products to play with and today’s makeup look is using some of the products that I was given. I’m going to show you what products I used to achieve this look and I’ll also let you know how they wore throughout the day. Rimmel London is a very affordable makeup brand but that said, my reviews won’t be going easy on the products. I do compare these products to high end brands because I believe that makeup is makeup and I don’t care whether something costs 1eur or 20eur, I’ll tell it as it is and I’ll let you know how this makeup works. 🙂

Also, I’m currently running a giveaway with Rimmel London Malta, you can enter here.

Face products

Face Products

First off, I used the Rimmel London Fix & Protect. This is a moisturising product with SPF 25. I used this instead of sunscreen and instead of my Mac Fix+. This has a very runny texture and it does leave a bit of a white cast on the face. That said, it didn’t bother me. I haven’t worn this often enough to give a proper review but I’ll keep you posted.

Next I applied my latest obsession, the Benefit Porefessional Matte Rescue. I’m going to be loving this in summer because it keeps me matte all day.

For foundation I used the Rimmel London Match Perfection foundation. I’m liking this! It’s a medium coverage foundation that adapts to your skintone. Lately my skin has been quite good so it was a good day to wear this. While writing this, I’ve been wearing this for 5 hours and I’m getting slightly oily on my t-zone. I haven’t done much today so I’m not sure whether it’s the primer or the foundation that’s making me oily. It’s certainly a foundation I’ll try again. It feels weightless on my skin and gives me just enough coverage.

Next, the Rimmel London Hide The Blemish concealer. OMG this brings back so many memories. This is the FIRST EVER concealer that I’ve ever worn. Not gonna lie, when I was given this I thought.. huh? lol. They told me that this sells really well and it’s a very cheap concealer. I haven’t used it in A LONG time and I was ready to dismiss this product from the get go. I applied it where I normally apply my concealer and I applied it quite heavily (to get the coverage to match the usual concealers that I wear). It felt really waxy and I was preparing to hate it. I blended it out with my Real Techniques Miracle Sponge and it blended out nicely and left me with a good coverage. I set it with my Urban Decay Naked Skin powder and 5 hours later (now), I still have a full coverage and NO creasing. OK, I’m impressed and a little stunned. Still not a fan of the waxy texture but if it works it works eh? No wonder this product stood the test of time. I’ll update you about this in the future.

I tried out the Rimmel London Natural Bronzer, I’m really glad that Rimmel London came out with a matte bronzer with no shimmer in it. The colour of this bronzer is nice, it’s not as pigmented as other bronzers I own but this might be a good thing because it’s less easy to overdo it. I think that if it were a bit easier to blend I would use this more frequently. I do love the colour!

Next I used the Rimmel London blush and I must say that I’ve loved Rimmel London blushes for a while. This is a really beautiful rose colour and it does go on beautifully. It has some shimmer in it (not too much) and I love how it looks. I think I’ve owned this exact blush before and wore it for a year straight. I love these.

Finally I highlighted with my The Balm Mary Lou-Manizer. I’ve been on an Hourglass kick lately but recently Lorraine from Lola Loves Sparkles said that she bought this she reminded me of it. I whipped it out again because I realized that I missed it. It’s such an intense and beautiful summer highlight. This is really easy to overdo because it’s very pigmented but when I do overdo it, I get my big fluffy Real Techniques Blush Brush and blend it out over my blush. It softens the intensity while still looking highlighty (yes that’s a word).

Eye Products

Eye Products

For eyes I used my The Balm Meet Matt(e) Nude palette with my usual Physician’s Formula Lash Booster 2 in 1 Eyeliner + Serum and I tight lined using a pencil liner, this is a Mac one. For lashes I used the new Rimmel London Super Curler 24hr Mascara. I’ve used this mascara a few times and it does holds a curl and it does stay put without flaking. It doesn’t clump my lashes either. I like this for a curl but if I don’t wear false lashes I tend to go for a fibre mascara that also gives me some more length.

Lips

On my lips I’m wearing the Rimmel London Exaggerate Lip Liner in Call Me Crazy and the Rimmel London The Only 1 lipstick also in Call Me Crazy. I’ve used Exaggerate lip liners before and I LOVE THEM. These lip liners are way up there in my list of top quality lip liners. I love that they swivel up and I don’t need to sharpen them. They make one in a pinky colour that’s a my lips but better colour and I love it so much that I own three of them. I never tried this colour before but it really feeds my recent orange lip obsession. It’s a fantastic orange lip liner for the summer, I highly highly recommend this one.

I love that the Call Me Crazy lipstick perfectly matches the liner. This is a very creamy and very pigmented lipstick that leaves a satin finish. It looks very smooth on my lips and I love how it looks. My negative point about this lipstick is that it’s very heavily fragranced. While wearing this it smells like I’m wearing a strong perfume. This lipstick isn’t long wearing so right after lunch, this was off (I can’t say that I eat very gracefully). But that said, it is a beautiful colour that goes on very nicely. If you’re looking for an affordable orange lipstick, you might want to consider this one.

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That’s it! Ok, I must say that I’m most impressed with the Hide The Blemish concealer. I was prepared to hate it but I’m happy with it and I’m going to continue using it this week to see how it goes. I’m simply in love with the lip liner and Rimmel London blushes still get my 5 stars. This foundation is one that I’ll keep wearing and I’ll keep you updated about it. It’s so comfortable and the amount of coverage it gives is perfect for the current condition of my skin.

I hope that you enjoyed this post and don’t forget to enter my giveaway!

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