Makeup of the day

Monday MOTD: How I contour & highlight!❤

Hi Beauties 🌞

I’ve been writing my blog for a little over a year and I’m yet to do a my contour and highlighting routine. So today I’ve got that for you.. I can’t believe I haven’t done one until now!!

Anyway, let’s get right into it…

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As always I start with a clean, well moisturised base. I then went in with my Revlon Colorstay Foundation (shade buff) as I wanted a more full coverage. I blended this in using my Real Technique Miracle Complexion Sponge.
To highlight my under eye area I used my L’Oréal Lumi Magique Highlighting Concealer (review to come!!).

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If you are new to contour & aren’t really sure where it goes, suck in your cheeks to make a ‘fish’ face (as you can see marked by my brush here!!).

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I applied Benefit Hoola with my Real Techniques Cheek Brush, make sure you blend it well so it isn’t just a harsh line. I also apply it to the temples and forehead to warm up the rest of my face!

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I don’t have a ‘fat’ face as such, I just like to contour my jaw line to add extra definition and warmth!

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My favourite part to my face makeup is definitely highlight, it adds so much definition and life into the face.
Once again, when you suck in your cheeks your cheek bone should stick out, this is where the highlight is placed!

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I absolutely adore this highlighter, can you not see the glow? I used Makeup Academy’s Highlight in English Rose! My favourite way to apply this is with my Real Techniques Blush Brush. It distributes the perfect amount to the cheek! 🙂

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Here’s what my contour and highlight looks like finished. PLUS this purple smokey eye is coming up for next weeks MOTD :)❤

Do you contour & highlight? What are your favorite products?

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How To: Wear an Orange Lip ❤

Hi beauties 🌞

Since summer is finally here I’ve been switching up my lippys. I’ve been loving a bright orange lip, I think they look especially nice on people with pale skin.

If you’d like to know how to pull off an orange lip, then keep reading…

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Base
♡ Make sure your base is flawless.
♡Conceal any imperfections.
♡ Contour/highlight as necessary!

Eyes
♡ You can keep the eyes quite simple with a bit of crease definition or winged liner.
♡ Or like myself, tie in the lip colour with the eyes. I went for a peachy pink eye.
♡ Start with a light, brightening shade on the lids & define the crease as desired.

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Brows
♡ Make sure those brows are tamed & shaped, after all they do frame the face!
♡ As always I used my Benefit Gimme Brow.

Lips
♡ To get the best results line your lips with an orange lip liner & fill them in using the lipstick.
♡ This ensures a precise application & perfect lip.
♡ However, if you don’t have an orange lip liner you can always use a lip brush to apply the product for a precise application.

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Let me know if you like this sort of post!

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Monthly Favourites

June Favourites ❤

Hi beauties 🌞

I haven’t done a monthly favourites in what seems like forever. So I thought I’d bring it back & start with my June favourites! If you’d like to know what makeup/beauty products I’ve been loving in the month of June,  then keep watching 🙂

1. Sleek Makeup Au Naturel Palette – £7.99

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I absolutely adore this palette. It’s so versatile, fabulous quality & compact. I literally take this everywhere with me!

2. Benefit Hoola Bronzer – £23.50

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Yes, it may be quite pricey for a bronzer, but trust me, I’ve had this for a year (at least). If you want to know more about this product read my review, p.s. this is the same bronzer I used to review!

3. bareMinerals Original –  £26

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This bareMinerals powder foundation is amazing. It wears so well & has a decent amount of coverage, can be built up to your desired coverage! Let me know if you’d like to see a review! 🙂

4. St Tropez Gradual Tan – £14.49

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I got the light/medium one, I’m naturally like a vampire! But if you’re not so pale you can go for the medium/dark shade. Want to know more about this product? Check out my first impression here.

5. Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation – £9.99

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I have the shade ‘Light Vanilla’ 51. It’s the perfect shade & oh wow, my skin has never looked better. Needless to say I have used this nearly everyday since I bought it. ‘Like’ for a review! 🙂

6. Taylor Swift Enchanted Wonderstruck – £22

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You all know I love Taylor, so of course I love her perfume. Well, I do own pretty much all of them (oops!). I reviewed the original Wonderstruck perfume, check that out here! Review for this will be up in the near future 🙂

7. Real Techniques Buffing Brush – £20.99 (part of the Core Collection)

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If you’ve followed my blog from the beginning you’ll know I’m a huge fan of the Real Techniques brushes created by Pixiwoo! I adore this brush for foundation, it applies the product evenly & effortlessly.

Read my review here.

8. Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer in fair neutral – £17.50

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After the recommendation from Wayne Goss (GossMakeupArtist on YouTube) I took the plunge & bought this concealer. I haven’t looked back since it’s amazing. It’s so illuminating & covers pretty well too! 🙂

9. Sleek Makeup Rose Gold Blush – £4.49

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For this fabulous low price these Sleek blushes are a steal. You get a massive amount of product which is highly pigmented. I think I’ll have this for the rest of my life.

So that wraps up my June favourites ☺. Let me know if you enjoy these posts, I love to hear your thoughts ♥

What have you been loving in June? ☺

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Celebrity Makeup Looks

Collab: Taylor Swift ‘Bad Blood’ Inspired Makeup ❤

Hi beauties 🌞

I’ve collaborated with my beautiful twin beautifulbreakable on two different makeup looks from Taylor Swifts Bad Blood music video,  if you haven’t seen the video, you need to!!! 🙂 To see how Jess created her look below head over to her blog now!! ❤

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Jess' Taylor Swift inspired look...

Anyway the look I chose to recreate was the one at the end where she’s sporting a ginger wig, bold winged liner & red lips…

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If you’d like to know how I achieved this look, then keep reading..

Eyes

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☆ I started off with the eyes to ensure no fallout ruined my face makeup.

☆ I used some sticky tape to create a sharp line;  position this just under your lower lashline as if it’s being extended!

☆ To achieve this eye look I only used shadows from the Sleek Au Natural Palette.

☆ I took the black shadow & marked out where I wanted the liner. Lining from the inner corner to the tip of the wing,  just carry on your lower lashline to create the wing, & stop at the tail of your brow! Also line the lower lashes.

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☆ I then intensified & thickened the liner by going over it with more black shadow. You could use gel or liquid liner,  but I liked the look of shadow.

☆ Be sure to extend the liner into the inner corner too, to create even more of a feline eye!

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☆ To add the sultry smokey look to this makeup I smoked out the outer corner of the eye with a dark brown shadow & the same black shadow used before!

☆ I also used the same dark brown to smoke out the lower lashline. Just keep smoking the sh** out of your eyes until your happy!

☆ I did apply black Kohl in my waterline and tightline after I did my base.

Face

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☆ Once you’re happy with the eyes it’s time to perfect the skin! For my foundation I used my Revlon colourstay with my Real Techniques Buffing brush 🙂 but just use products you know work for you & suit your skin type.

☆ To hide any dark circles & imperfections I used my Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer. To set the face I used my trusty Rimmel Stay Matte powder 🙂

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☆ To add some life into the face I applied my Benefit Hoola Bronzer as a contour & on my cheeks as a bronzer to warm up the face!

☆ Also to add some shape to the brows I filled in the tails with my ELF Brow Kit & set them with Benefit Gimme Brow.

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☆ As the finishing touch I used my Rimmel Exaggerate Full Colour Lip Liner in 24 red diva to line my lips. I then went over that with my Urban Decay Lipstick in ‘F-Bomb’.

Finished look…

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What dya think? Not bad ey.. 🙂
To see how Jess created her look, click here…
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Hilary Duff ‘Sparks’ Inspired Makeup ❤

Hi beauties 🌞

So this was meant to get posted yesterday, but I was super busy & totally forgot…
So today I’ve got something different for you. A celebrity inspired makeup look 🙂 I’m thinking of doing an inspired look each week, so if you’d like to see that let me know! ❤

Anyway, today I’ve got a Hilary Duff inspired look, I’ve taken inspiration from her new music video ‘sparks’ 🙂 Click here to see the video.

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Anyway onto the makeup look…
Base

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Firstly I started off by priming my freshly cleansed skin with Benefit Porefessional. I let each product sink into the skin for a few mins before going onto the next.

After primer I move onto foundation,  to get a flawless base I decided to use my Revlon colourstay foundation, it feels lightweight yet offers amazing coverage.

To brighten the eye area I used my new love the Urban Decay Naked Skin concealer! Then to set it all in place I used my Rimmel Stay Matte powder 🙂

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Cheeks

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To bring back dimension to the face, as always, I used Benefit Hoola to bronze & contour my face. (‘Like’ if you’d like to see a post on how I contour/highlight!!)

As Hilarys eye makeup is quite subtle I made sure my highlight was quite strong & glowy, as I think this looks beautiful & fresh. So to do this I used my MUA Mosaic blush on a fluffy Real Techniques brush & applied it to the high points of my face!

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Eyes

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The eyes are pretty straight forward, tons of lashes & good strong brows. To achieve this look I used my Kiko VolumEyes Mascara & Maybelline Rocket Volume Mascara, these add volume & length 🙂 To make my eyes appear bigger & brighter I applied my Rimmel Kohl in White to the waterline.

For my brows I used my Benefit Gimme Brow,  I didn’t want a too heavy brow, but I wanted them to be defined!

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Lips
Finally it’s the most important bit. The LIPS. Hilary had an amazing bright pink lip & I think this colour, Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in Showy Flamboyante, is pretty similar!!

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Here is the finished look…

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Do you like this simple look with a pop of colour?

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Everyday Purple Smokey Eye ♥

Hi Beauties ☼

Recently I’ve been loving purple liner, yes, I’m being more adventurous with colour, hooray! 🙂 I have found having a subtle pop of purple on the eye really brings out my green eyes, which I LOVEEEE!!

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How to get the look…

Face

For the face I used my beloved Revlon Colourstay Foundation in Buff, I applied this using my Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge. This is my favourite way to apply this foundation as it looks most natural & pretty flawless! To cover my under eye circles & any blemishes I used the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in Fair (love this bad boy!!) To set those in place I used my Rimmel Stay Matte Powder in Translucent. Even though my skin is drier these days I still set my base so it stays all day! To add dimension back into the face I lightly contoured my face using my Benefit Hoola bronzer.

Eyes

To achieve a subtle purple smokey eye I started off by lining my upper & lower lashline with the Gosh Velvet Touch Eyeliner in Funky Violet. This is such a beautiful colour & compliments green eyes really well! To add a bit of smokiness to the eye I pushed the colour ‘Regal’ from my Sleek Au Naturel Palette into the upper lashline. I then used a fluffy blending brush to smoke this out, theres no technique to this, just apply a line of the shadow on your upper lashes & smoke it out towards the crease of your eye. Most of the colour should be at the base!! To finish off the eyes I added lashings of mascara.wpid-20150508_125816.jpgwpid-20150511_212241.jpgBrows

As usual I just brushed through my brows with the fabulous Benefit Gimme Brow. I love how amazing this looks in my brows, it’s so natural & defining! 🙂

Lips

For the lips I used a new product, Bourjois Rouge Edition in the shade 18 Violine Strass. I absolutely love this colour, its a pretty berry shade with a shimmer through it (not very noticable on the lips!). I can see this being my new favourite!! 😀

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I hope you all like this subtle purple smokey eye as much as I do.

Let me know what you think in the comments below…

p.s. I’m going to do a giveaway once I hit 500 followers on my blog. So stay tuned for that! – I’ll be giving away some of my fave products 🙂

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It’s all about the lashes…

Hi beauties 🌞

Today I’ve got a look that’s all about the lashes… I absolutely love to make my lashes the focus of a look, as I’m lucky to have such naturally long lashes! 🙂

Anyway, on with the look…

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Face
Revlon Colorstay Foundation in the shade buff
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder in translucent
Benefit Hoola
Sleek Blush in Rose gold

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Eyes
Makeup Revolution Iconic 3 palette
Rimmel Kohl in White
KIKO Volumeyes+ Active Mascara

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This is the wonder mascara. It stays on all day, no transfer or flakes. I love it! (Review coming soon!!)

Brows
Benefit Gimme Brow

Lips
MAC Creme Cup

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What do you guys think of this look?
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