Makeup

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 🙂

Lots of Love Natasha

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Get The Look: 50’s Inspired!♥

Hi beauties. ☼

If you follow me on instagram (if not, follow me @heyaitsnat) you’ll know that about a week ago I posted a picture of a 50’s inspired makeup look. I asked who’d like to see this look & it got quite a few likes so I took that as a yes. To be honest, I’d have done it anyway as I’ve wanted to do this for a while now but never got round to it 🙂

Inspiration photos…wpid-photogrid_1406395770393.jpgClick here for the website I found my inspiration pics on 🙂 Taylor Swift is also a huuuge inspiration when it comes to a look like this, as this is like her typical, everyday, makeup look 🙂

So I’m going to run through how I achieved my 50’s inspired makeup look. I really like how it turned out, I hope you do too…

1. I first start with a freshly cleansed, toned & moisturised face (for my morning skincare routine click here). As you can see my bare face is far from perfect, I have quite a lot of redness & dark patches. So lets begin & solve this problem…

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2. I started off by applying my L’Oreal True Match foundation, I didn’t apply concealer as I am going to do this after.I just wanted to get an even-ish coverage first before perfecting my skin later.

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3. I then went in with two light shades from my ELF palette all over the lid to brighten up my eyes.

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4. Using the same ELF palette I then mixed a light brown shade with a darker brown shade to act as a transition colour for the crease. As this is a 50’s inspired look there won’t be many shadows involved, just neutral colours to contour the eye a little.

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5. To darken up the crease & give a bit more definition I went in with my Hoola Bronzer with a fluffy tapered brush, from ELF. This just gives the look a bit more depth & dimension, which is fab for this style of makeup look!!

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6. This is what the eye looks like with subtle definition ready for the best part, the eyeliner!! I have slightly winged the shadow out to add to the cat-eye effect that we’ll be creating later in the look.

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7. Using my beloved L’Oreal Super Liner in Black Lacquer I lined my lash line & winged it out slightly at the edge. We all know how important a good cat eye was back in the 50’s! So practice, practice, practice girlies 🙂

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8. The picture I was inspired by had a sort of double wing look going on, so I just had to copy it, I loove it! To achieve this I used my Rimmel Kohl Pencil in White, make sure it’s sharp & draw a line parallel to the black one of the wing you just created. To define the double wing, add more black liner underneath the white. To do this I used my Rimmel Scandaleyes Kohl in Black! To complete the eyes I then popped lashings of my Maybelline Rocket Volume Mascara on.

It didn’t go as well as I’d hoped. But for my first time, I was pretty pleased!

wpid-photogrid_1406395614165.jpg9. To finish the look I concealed my dark circles, blemished & redness with my Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer. I then set the base with my Rimmel Stay Matte Powder in Transparent. To add more life to my face I contoured my cheek bones using Benefit Hoola & to warm the face a but more I used my Natural Collection Blush in Peach Melba. For my brows I just kept them natural & set them with clear mascara.

No 50’s inspired look would be complete without a red lip, so I of coursed finished this makeup look off with my Topshop Lips in Screen Siren. I don’t know why, but these pics make it seem a pink-y red. I assure you it is a true red 🙂

wpid-photogrid_1406395575470.jpgWhat do you think of my 50’s inspired makeup look?

Let me know in the comments below, or on any of my social media (listed below). I love hearing from you guys & as ever, have a fabulous day xo

p.s. I challenge YOU to re-create this makeup look 🙂 Let me know if you’re accepting the challenge…

Lots of Love Natasha ❤

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Get the look ⅼ Crazy Stupid Love ♥

Hi beauties. ☼

Yesterday I filmed a Cheryl Cole Crazy Stupid Love inspired makeup look. If you’d like to know how I achieved a look similar to Cheryl’s then go ahead & watch my video below 🙂 p.s. each product listed below will be hyper-linked to where you can buy it! xo

I hope you enjoyed this video as much as I loved filming it 🙂 Let me know what you thought of the video/makeup look by commenting below or feel free to leave a comment on the video 🙂

Please comment, rate & subscribe, it really makes my day ☼ ❤

Products used:

Gosh Velvet Touch Primer

Revlon Colourstay Foundation in Buff (oily/combination)

Real Techniques Buffing Brush

Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in Fair 1

Maybelline 24hr Colour Tattoo in On & On Bronze

MUA Heaven & Earth Palette

L’Oreal Super Liner in Black Lacquer

Rimmel Scandaleyes Kohl in Black

Maybelline One By One Mascara

Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder in Transparent

Benefit Hoola Bronzer

Real Techniques Contour Brush

ELF Studio Eyebrow Kit

Real Techniques Brow Brush

Natural Collection Blush in Peach Melba

Real Techniques Stippling Brush

ELF Long Wear Lip Liner in Mauve Luxe

MAC Creme Cup Lipstick

Tanya Burr Lip-gloss in Afternoon Tea

Topshop Lips in Beguiled

 

Disney

Disney Series: Mulan!♥

Hi beauties. ☼

I know this is two days late but I had already scheduled a post for Wednesday, so don’t fret, the Disney Series continues…

I decided I would re-create the look of Mulan. She isn’t the most conventional Disney Princess, but that’s why she’s one of my favourites 🙂 Oh yea, don’t forget to vote on the poll (end of post) for which Princess’ makeup you’d like me to re-create next week! xo

Anyway, let’s get on to it…

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As always, I started off with a freshly cleansed, toned & moisturised face (if you’d like to see my morning skincare routine click here). As you can see my eye bags look particularly dark & I have a few blemishes! Oh, I’d already had mascara on earlier in the day so I didn’t bother taking it off!! #lazy

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1. As Mulan has super perfect skin I used my all time fave foundation; L’Oreal True Match Foundation (for a review click here) to even out those nasty blemishes & dark circles. I applied this all over my face in a buffing/stippling motion using my Real Techniques Buffing Brush.

2. To conceal the dark circles I used my Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer, I just press this into the skin using my ring finger. Although the foundation does an amazing job at evening out the skin tone i still need extra coverage for my under eyes! They were particularly bad this day.

3. To ensure your face makeup lasts all day don’t forget to powder it. I used the FAB Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder.

4. Mulan has a peach-y, pink blush to her cheeks, so to re-create that I mixed together my Natural Collection Blushes in the shades Peach Melba & Pink Cloud. This gave me the closest & most gorgeous colour to my cheeks. To apply the blush I used my RT Stippling Brush, this brush is fool-proof, it doesn’t pick a ton of product up which is great when working with blushes! 🙂

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On with the eyes. Mulan has quite a simple makeup look, I choose to contour the socket of my eye with Benefit’s Hoola, to apply this I used the RT Base Shadow Brush! I then lined my lash line & winged it out a little, nothing too dramatic but just to give the eyes a bit of a lift. To do this I used my Maybelline Gel Liner in Black & my 17 angled brush to get a precise line/wing. Using my Rimmel White Kohl Liner I lined my waterline to open up my eyes. As I already had my Maybelline Rocket Volum’ Mascara on, I just went over the lashes to intensify them.

wpid-20140703_210626.jpgwpid-photogrid_1404489486205.jpgTo finish off the look I combed through my brows & defined them with my brown Eyebrow Pencil (don’t know the brand, sorry!!). I curved my eyebrows, rather than creating a precise angle, as Mulan’s brows are more rounded. To complete the look I applied my Topshop Lips in Screen Siren, I over drew my top & bottom lips to make them look more pouty & defined, like Mulans.

Overall I like how this Mulan inspired makeup look turned out. As always, we cannot end without a selfie, a fierce Mulan selfie to be precise…

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I hope you’ve enjoyed this Mulan inspired look as much as I enjoyed creating it. I absolutely adore Disney & doing these makeup looks makes me sooooo excited 😀

Which Disney Princess would you like to see me re-create next week?

Lots of Love Natasha ❤

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Disney Series: Maleficent!♥

Hi beauties. ☼

I’ve decided I’m going to start a new series, every Wednesday I’m going to do a makeup look for a different Disney Character 🙂 Let me know if you think this is a good idea? Will only continue to do it if my beauties would like to see it…

Anyway, on with todays tutorial for Maleficent, as you may know Angelina Jolie is playing Maleficent in her own movie (which is in cinemas now!!) & this is where I got the inspiration (see featured image).

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Firstly, I started off with a freshly cleansed & moisturised face. I then primed my face using Benefit’s Porefessional, I tap this into the skin to fill in any pores. The foundation I chose to use for this look was the L’Oreal True Match Foundation, I used my trusty buffing brush to stipple/buff this into the skin, to correct my under eye circles I went in with the Maybelline concealer & for any blemishes/redness I used the Collection Lasting Perfection concealer. To ensure this is all set in place & to give it a matte finish I topped my base off with the Rimmel Stay Matte Powder!

This look is pretty much all about the strong contour & bold lips, so to create a sharp contour I used my beloved Benefit Hoola Bronzer & Real Techniques Contour Brush – this combination is perfect for achieving chiseled cheekbones. I brought the product down the sides of my mouth a little to elongate my face.

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eyes&brows

 

The eyes are quite simple, to create this look I used MAC’s Eyeshadow in Naked Lunch all over the lid & browbone. I then blended the purple shade from this ELF Beautybook Palette into the crease & upwards towards the brow, to create more depth I intensified the purple in the outer V! For liner I used the L’Oreal Super Liner to apply a thin line & small wing to the lash line, I then went in with the Rimmel Scandeleyes Kohl in black to the tightline & waterline, right into the inner corners!! To complete the eyes I applied a couple of coats of Maybelline’s Rocket Volum’ Mascara!!

Maleficent’s brows are quite defined so I went in with my amazing ELF Eyebrow Kit & Real Techniques Brow Brush to fill them in. If you’d like a full eyebrow tutorial click here.

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The last step to completing my Maleficent inspired makeup look was to apply my Topshop Lips Lipstick in Screen Siren. I applied it straight from the bullet but it’s always a good idea to use a lip brush to get a perfect finish!

I hope you all liked my Maleficent inspired makeup look – I’m obsessed, definitely going to wear this out at some point! – let me know if you think I should continue this series as I thought you beauties may like it since it’s something a bit different! 🙂

Lots of Love Natasha ♥

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6. Garnier Summerbody: Project 10 Pan!♥

Hi beauties. ☼

The sun is out & we all want that beautiful sun-kissed look, but living in the UK means it can’t always be achieved naturally! So the search is on for that perfect fake tanner! Well beauties, you’ll be happy to know. I think I may have found it…

What is this miracle product I hear you asking?

It’s the Garnier Body Summerbody Moisturising Lotion.

What Garnier claim:

A moisturising lotion for a sun-kissed look, with natural extract of Apricot. Effective 12 hour moisturisation which gradually builds a tan.

Do I agree with these claims? Yes, I do! This gradual tanner definitely gives great moisturisation to the skin, when I use this (usually on a night) I find my skin is left feeling super soft & hydrated all day long! Unlike other gradual tanners this doesn’t smell too bad, the scent does actually resemble apricot. However, this kind of goes once the product is applied onto the skin & starts to develop! The longer the product is left on the skin the more it develops that fake tan/apricot-y smell, to me this isn’t a bad smell. I don’t think we can ever get away from that fake tan smell so at least this isn’t too strong (it smells better than other tanners I’ve used!!)

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How does it work?

This is a gradual tanner so it is obviously meant to be built up. If your skin is naturally fair, go for the light shade & if your skin is naturally darker then go for the deep! Each shades are developed specifically with fair/dark skin tones in mind, the lotion contains a hint of tanner which gradually builds up a natural, even looking tan!

Do I need to prep my skin?

No, prepping your skin is not essential. This is not a ‘fake tan’ so you don’t need to exfoliate & moisturise to get an even looking tan! The fact that this is a moisturiser with a hint of tanner means it won’t cling to dry patches as the moisturiser in the product will hydrate the areas that need it while leaving you with a sun-kissed glow. I usually make sure to apply this to clean skin (just after a shower/bath) on a night, why on a night? This takes a good few hours to develop so it seems like the most sensible idea. When you wake up you’ll look like a goddess!!

Have you tried this product?What did you think of it?– let me know your thoughts in the comments below 😀

Thank you all for reading number 6 of my project 10 pan reviews. I hope you’re enjoying these reviews & if you’d like to know more about this product then please comment below or contact me through any of my social media websites (links below). xo

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Makeup, Videos

Video – Get the look: Selena Gomez!♥

Hi beauties. ☼

As promised, here is my video on how to get the look Selena Gomez wore at the Met Gala Ball the other day 🙂

Products used:
♥ Benefit Porefessional
http://tinyurl.com/kwhf3ud

♥ Revlon Colourstay – Buff (combination/oily skin)
http://tinyurl.com/klfkfmh

♥ Real Techniques Buffing Brush – part of core collection
http://tinyurl.com/crgdg3n

♥ Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer (Light 1)
http://tinyurl.com/ljw6b9q

♥ MUA Eyeshadows from Superdrug

♥ Real Techniques Shading Brush
http://tinyurl.com/q4pk75b

♥ MAC Eyeshadow (Satin Taupe)
http://tinyurl.com/bm9jzxf

♥ ♥ Real Techniques Base Shadow Brush (part of starter brush set)
http://tinyurl.com/nn6jawh

♥ MAC Eyeshadow (Sketch)
http://tinyurl.com/bm9jzxf

♥ L’Oreal Super Liner (Black Lacquer)
http://tinyurl.com/qavmrlj

♥ Rimmel Scandaleyes Kohl (Black & Nude)
http://tinyurl.com/aznm7dm

♥ Maybelline The Rocket Volum’ Mascara
http://tinyurl.com/ktw5kdb

♥ Maybelline One-By-One Mascara
http://tinyurl.com/pfwfawy

♥ Rimmel Stay Matte Powder (Transparent)
http://tinyurl.com/o3fp5y3

♥ Real Techniques Kabuki Brush
http://tinyurl.com/q9y2h9c

♥ Benefit Hoola Bronzer
http://tinyurl.com/7hqdqjq

♥ Real Techniques Blush Brush
http://tinyurl.com/lw72rob

♥ Real Techniques Contour Brush – part of core collection
http://tinyurl.com/crgdg3n

♥ ELF Studio Eyebrow Kit
http://tinyurl.com/pw6m2qb

♥ Real Techniques Brow Brush (part of starter brush set)
http://tinyurl.com/nn6jawh

♥ Topshop Lips (Beguiled)
http://tinyurl.com/mz7hper

I hope you all enjoy the video, if you try out this look don’t forget to tag me! (I’m on most social media websites – listed below) I’d love to see your take on this look 😀

Lots of Love Natasha ♥

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