Sunday, 19 September 2010

Tutorial - Hitting the Town

Hey Girls,
 So today i decided to do a tutorial which i feel would be perfect for this coming Winter when your out and about greeting friends and family, or prehaps you could tone it down and wear it to work too!

To begin we're going to Prime our eyes in order to, not only make sure the makeup stays on all day but also the Primer brings out the pigmentations in the eyeshadows used.

Urban Decay has the best Primer so make sure you pick one up!

Next, take a white based eyeshadow, this will guarentee the bold colours put on afterwards 
stand out a lot more - to do this I used Urban Decay "Sellout" which I used all over the base and underneath the bottom waterline

Next you take the darkest shade, which here is "Mushroom" by Urban Decay and "AC/DC" again by Urban Decay, in order to blend you began outwards placing the darkest colour and building it along the lash line, then you take the second darkest shade and use this in your crease and  blend the two colours together.

Make sure you dont go all the way to the edge as we still want "Sellout" to be visible to give the fade out effect on the eye lash.

Following on, take a dark black pencil and draw along the lash line ending in a winged effect, this will extend your eye and give the illusion that they are bigger!!

Apply a generous amount of your favourite mascara and use any remaining eyeshadow on your  rush to sweep under the bottom water line to continue the glitter/shimmery Winter effect.

Hope you guys like it!! xoxo

Saturday, 11 September 2010

Mineralize Mac SkinFinish - 'Sunny By Nature'

Hey girls,

As you may have just read i visited an Outlet Mall whilst on my Holidays this year, and whilst there i found a bargain Cosmetics store which have reduced prices for a number of Branded cosmetics.

Next on my list to try was a Mac Mineralize Skinfinish which i was intending to use to keep my summer glow! I would 100% reccommend this product! It contains little pieces of glitter inside and instead of having one complete matte colouring it contains a number of different bronzing shades and golden shades to make it look natural when putting it on your skin.

There were a number of different colours to choose from, whether you wanted to use it as a blusher, bronzer or prehaps just a finishing powder. I believe the pricing for this item was around $20 opposed to around £25 in the UK.

Hope you've all had an amazing summer!! xoxo

Clinque Superbalance Foundation

Hey girls,

Sorry its been a while! I've just recently got back from my holidays, i visited the US of A and i must admit it is defoo somewhere i would recommend!! It's gorgeous and lovely and HOT :)

So, whlst there i saw a Cosmetic Store which is situated in Outlet stores across America who take the products which have not been sold in regular branded shops, for example Boots, and they take the spare stock and sell it at cheaper rates.

This is when i decided to spend a bit of my holiday money! For starters i needed a new foundation, i had been using Estee Lauder Double wear but felt it was a bit too 'Cakey' for the summer and decided to get a ligther foundation - my friend had suggested 'Clinque Superbalance' so i decided to try it for the small price of only $14.60 which came out to about £10 opposed to £20 if bought over here!!! REAL BARGAIN

I've worn this product once or twice and although it definetly is a lighter cover, i cant help but feel that it does not always give you the complete FULL coverage and concealer is needed to hide any deep red pigmentation on the skin.

If you dont tend to break out and want a lighter covering though i would DEFO recommend this product for those who are looking for a new foundation!!

What kind of foundation would you guys reccommend for a MIDDLE grounded coverage for Autumn?