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Disney Series: Belle!♥

Hi beauties. ☼

So when I asked which Disney Princess you’d like to see, Ariel & Belle won. As I did an Ariel inspired look last time, it’s time for Belles inspired look 🙂

If you’d like to know how to create this Belle inspired look then keep reading…

Base

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As always I started off with a freshly cleansed face. To prime my skin I used MACs Prep & Prime (review will be up soon!!). I then went on to apply my Revlon Colourstay Foundation with the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge. To conceal my under eye circles I used a small amount of Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer, I tapped this into the skin using my ring finger. This is the most delicate finger & the warmth from your finger helps the product melt into the skin better 🙂

Eyes

eyesFor the eyes I wanted to keep the look simple so I decided to just use this quad from Avon, it’s the True Colour Mocha Latte Quad! I used the light pink shade all over the lid, I then took the light brown shade in the crease as a transition shade. To deepen the outer corners I sketched in a  winged sort of look to the outer corner & blended inwards but not past the half way point on my lid. To make this look even smokier, I used the metallic brown shade in between the pink & dark brown colours, this is so the colours transition nicely from light to dark. As this is how you achieve a great smokey eye!!

To emphasise the lashline I used my Rimmel Scandaleyes Kohl in Black along the upper & lower lashline & the tightline. I drew a very thin line on the top & smudged it out slightly to add to the smokey effect! I then did the same to the lower lashline & carried the liner up towards the brow to create a cat-eye effect to the look. To open the eyes I applied my Rimmel Kohl in White to the lower waterline.

This wouldn’t be a flirtatious Belle look without fluttery lashes, so to top the eye makeup off I used Benefits They’re Real Mascara!

Brows, cheeks & lips

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To start off with I combed through my brows with the Maybelline Brow Drama Sculpting Mascara (medium deep), this gives quite a bit of definition so you could stop here. But to ensure my brows where nice & precise I went in with my brown brow pencil to fill in any sparse areas!

Cheeks

For the cheeks I kept it very simple, Belle always looks blushed in the films but not overly pink. So I went with a peach blush, the one I used was Natural Collection Blush in Peach Melba 🙂 I placed this on the apples of my cheeks (to find where this is, smile & it’s the high bit you get under your eyes!) & swept the colour back. I find this application method to be the most flattering.

Lips

To Complete the look I opted for a simple lip. I just decided to line my lips with my ELF Long Wear Lip Liner in Mauve Luxe!

Hair

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To make this look more polished I put my hair into a bun. I then added in a small rose hair grip into the back of my hair as this look wouldn’t be complete without a rose! I also pulled out some short strands of hair around my face to frame my face a bit!

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Here is the completed look. I hope you all enjoyed my Belle inspired makeup look! This is such a wearable look, either day or night, I think it’s timeless (very fitting for the Disney story!). Let me know what you think 🙂

Thank you for reading beauties, have a fabulous day! ☼

Lots of Love Natasha ❤

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8. Benefit They’re Real: Project 10 Pan!♥

Hi beauties. ☼

It seems to have been a long time coming, but I have finally got round to writing a review on Benefit’s They’re Real Mascara, WOOHOO!! 😀

wpid-20140604_175329.jpgWhat Benefit claims:

They’re real! is the UK’s No.1 best-selling mascara!*
They’re real! lengthens, curls, volumizes, lifts & separates. Our jet black, long-wearing formula won’t smudge or dry out. A specially designed brush reveals lashes you never knew you had!
What else you need to know:
  • 94% saw dramatic length & volume**
  • 90% saw base-to-tip curl**
  • 94% saw visible lift* 100% saw long-wearing results**
  • 100% saw long-wearing results**

Do I agree with Benefits claims? YES I do!! As you all know, I looooove this mascara! It has an amazing plastic wand with little spikes on the end that work to coat every single lash, even the little ones on the inner corners! The formula is also VERY black & although it isn’t a super wet formula it isn’t dry either. It sets quickly & when it’s set it stays all day with no fall down or transfer!

Application

I like to coat all the lashes with the mascara, making sure I coat even the small lashes in the inner corner, I then focus on the outer lashes to create a ‘doll-eyed’ effect! This also helps to get more of a cat-eye look which opens up my eyes, making my lashes seem longer & of course this mascara also makes your lashes look fuller!

What They’re Real looks like on

There isn’t really much you can say about a mascara, it does what it claims & I can honestly say it’s the best mascara I’ve ever tried, & as a mascara junkie I’ve tried a fair few. So I’ll let the product speak for itself;

Before – nothing on lashes.

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After – wearing Benefit They’re Real

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So after two coats of Benefit They’re Real my lashes are made to look fuller & longer, even better, I know it’ll last ’til I take it off. I’ve even had a few people ask me if I’m wearing false lashes when I’ve got this on, which obviously shows how brilliant this mascara is!! 🙂

Have you tried this mascara? What do you think of it? 

I hope you have found this review helpful. If you’ve got any more questions about the mascara please feel free to comment below! xo

Lots of Love Natasha ❤

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Day 6: Top 3 Makeup Brushes!♥

Hi beauties.

It’s day 6 of the 15 Days of Beauty Challenge – my top 3 makeup brushes – & of course they’re 3 of the Real Techniques brushes (for a review of the core collection click here). All the Real Techniques line are amazing & since buying one, I haven’t been able to stop buying the others, I probably have more than half the collection now – LOVE THEM!! ♥

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(Image) Left to right: Buffing brush – part of the Core Collection, base shadow brush & the blush brush!

☼ The buffing brushis excellent for liquid foundations, but all these brushes are so versatile so it can be used with any product! I use this brush to buff/stipple my foundation into the skin, it gives a flawless look to the skin & blends product so effortlessly!

☼ The base shadow brushblends shadows seamlessly, I use this brush for crease colours as it is kind of tapered, which I find makes it perfect for the crease, however, it could also be used to sweep one colour across the lid!

☼ The blush brushis a tapered face brush, I use this for contour as the tapered design makes applying contour effortless & doesn’t leave you with a streaky look!

If you’d like to see a review on any of these brushes (or others from the collection) then please feel free to comment below saying what you’d like a review for 🙂

Thank you all for reading day 6 of the 15 day beauty challenge, I hope you enjoyed it 🙂 xo

Lots of Love Natasha ♥

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3. MaxFactor 3in1 Foundation: Project 10 Pan!♥

Hi beauties.

Sorry about my lack of posts this past week or so, but my twin sister has been home from university so I’ve been busy out & about with her (as well as work!).

Anyway, today I  have another Project 10 Pan Review for you. Todays product is MaxFactor’s All Day Flawless 3in1 Foundation. I have literally just used this foundation up & thought it’d be a perfect product to review since there doesn’t seem to be much about it in the beauty community.

 

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What MaxFactor claim;

Face Finity All Day Flawless 3 in 1 foundation holds like a primer, corrects like a concealer with the long lasting finish of a liquid foundation with SPF 20.

  • Lasts all day, giving a flawless finish
  • Primer gives a smooth base for hold
  • Concealer corrects for a flawless look

Do I agree with these claims?

Yes, I would say I agreed with MaxFactor’s claims. The first claim that this foundation ‘holds like a primer’  is true as it does last a long time on the skin (even my combination/oily skin). However, the foundation does not act like a primer in the way that it fills in large pores, it will cover small pores but I did notice that if i didn’t put an additional pore primer underneath it did settle into larger pores (but what can we expect? nothing works a miracle!!).

MaxFactor’s second claim that this foundation ‘corrects like a concealer’ is 100% true, in my case anyway! Whilst using this foundation I found that I used less concealer, as when I chose to wear this foundation I would only conceal my undereyes. I found that this foundation covered up my redness/any discolouration I had on the skin perfectly (I don’t have bad acne or anything; just redness & scars from past blemishes!)

I would also agree with the third claim that this foundation is a ‘long lasting finish of a liquid foundation with SPF 20′, obviously we cannot, ourselves, test for SPF in a foundation but we just trust that it does. But the ‘flawless finish’ claim is definitely true in my opinion as this foundation NEVER cakes up, even when powdered & other face products are applied on-top. It doesn’t even look cakey if you have to touch it up during the day.

 

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Application

My favourite way to apply this foundation is with either the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge or theReal Techniques Buffing Brush. To me the combination of this foundation with either of these application methods is a dream, the application of this foundation is so effortless. While it is a liquid, it isn’t so liquid-y that it drips all over the place, this is especially good for me as I like to do a pump & a half of this foundation (this amount is enough for my whole face) on the back of my hand. I then use either the Real Techniques sponge or brush to evenly distribute the product all over my face before using a stippling motion to blend the foundation into my skin.

What I Think of MaxFactor All Day Flawless 3in1 Foundation

Although when I first bought this foundation I had no idea what it was like, as at the time there wasn’t many reviews online or hype about it, I thought ‘what the heck’ and took the plunge in buying it! After the first use of this foundation I fell in love, it has amazing coverage, doesn’t look/feel cake-y on the skin, lasts all day, has SPF 20 (who doesn’t love the fact it’s protecting you?) and lets face it, has 3 products in 1. The only down side to this foundation (which most brands fall down at this hurdle) is the fact it only has 6 shades. MaxFactor you need to make more shades!!!

So for all of you that have been debating whether to buy this foundation or not, I suggest you go check it out. It really is a brilliant drugstore/highstreet foundation, which you can’t really go wrong with, I give it a rating of 5/5 😀

**I am now lead to believe that this is the same as the Covergirl foundation everyone hyped about, so for any of you in the U.S or anywhere else that sells Covergirl, this is the same as that foundation.**

I hope you all liked this post, if you have any other questions about this product please feel free to comment below 🙂

Also, if you’ve tried this foundation I’d love to know your thoughts! xo

Lots of Love, Natasha ♥

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Real Techniques Core Collection

The Real Techniques brushes, designed by Samantha Chapman; a professional makeup artist known as one half of the Pixiwoo sisters on YouTube, first created the Real Techniques brush line to bring a professional finish to your makeup at home and from the high street. The Real Techniques ‘Core Collection’ is one of many collections Sam has designed specifically in mind to give an easy flawless finish to any makeup look, anywhere, anytime.

About the brushes

  • The Real Techniques brushes are made with synthetic bristles, making them extra soft, compared to other makeup brushes I’ve used, and easier to create a flawless look. With the bristles being synthetic it also means they’re cruelty free.
  • Each collection or individual brush is colour-coded, orange brushes are for a flawless base, purple for enhanced eyes and pink for the perfect finish. As well as each brush being colour-coded they are also cut to the perfect shape of your hand making them easy to grip, allowing precise application and therefore a perfect finish to your makeup.
So, we know a little bit more about these fabulous brushes, but if you are inexperienced with using makeup brushes you may be wondering what products are suitable to use with these brushes. The answer to that question is any, these brushes are suitable for any product; powders, creams, liquids, mineral makeup, highlighter, shimmer, etc. the list is endless. Yes, the brushes may be labelled but it doesn’t mean you can’t experiment and use them for a different purpose, for example; I own the blush brush but I use it to contour, the purpose of these brushes are so flexible you can use them to what suits you best and I think that is one of the amazing things about Real Techniques.
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Pictured above is the Real Techniques Core Collection; (from left to right) foundation brush, contour brush, detailer brush and the buffing brush.
The Core Collection retails at £21.99 here in the UK and were the first set of Real Techniques brushes I purchased about a year or so ago, to me this was the best choice as you have your face essentials in one kit. The Core Collection includes the 4 full-size brushes and the travel case;
  • pointed foundation brush: ideal for liquid foundation, the brush itself is quite small but allows for a precise application and is easy to use to build the foundation to your desired coverage.
  • contour brush: ideal for highlighter or bronzing powder to create a contour and soft finish to your makeup look.
  • detailer brush: a small precise brush which can be used for multi-purpose, e.g. conceal problem areas or use with lipstick to create precise, long-lasting definition and shape to your lips.
  • buffing brush: can also be used for liquid foundation, powders or mineral makeup, this brush creates a full coverage application.
  • the brush case is ideal for travelling or transporting your makeup brushes as it protects them and keeps them safe as well as doubling up as a stand (folds back on itself creating a stand).

My thoughts on the Core Collection

In my opinion the Real Techniques Core Collection is a very useful collection to have, especially if you are a massive fan of all things make up like myself. Not only are the brushes well designed, they’re also very well made. I have had my Real Techniques Core Collection brushes for over a year now, they have NEVER shed a single hair, they wash perfectly and are like brand new once washed, the best thing about them is that they are very affordable and worth ever penny as they are such good value for money.

It is safe to say that Samantha Chapman is a genius, she has brought the high street amazing products, and for people like me who are unable to afford high-end brands she has definitely delivered a high-end experience to our doorstep.

Overall I rate the Real Techniques Core Collection 5/5 as they live up to the hype, they deliver flawless results and are still going strong after more than a year of constant use. This also applies to the other Real Techniques brushes and collections, they are all designed and made very well. In my opinion; they are faultless.