Makeup of the day

MOTD ❤

Hi beauties 🌞

Recently I’ve been loving a simple eye makeup look with a bright red lip.

The red lip of choice has been Topshop Screen Siren; forgot how much I loved this colour! 😍

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I just did my normal foundation routine,  updated foundation routine using Bourjois Healthy Mix coming soon! 🙂

This Topshop lippy applies so beautifully & effortlessly,  its an easy red you can just throw on!

*side note*
I’m seriously hoping for the sun to come back out here in the UK, so I can wear this cute dress I bought for holiday last year..

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Tan is Dove Summer Body in light medium!

Have you tried any Topshop lipsticks?
What did you think? ❤

Lots of Love Natasha

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Makeup of the day

Simple & classy makeup ❤

Hi beauties 🌞

Oh gosh, this week has just been a blur. I have literally been so so busy I’ve not had a moment to blog. But finally I’m back & able to blog. I’m hoping to get a few posts done today to schedule for the next week,  yay!!!! :mrgreen:

I hope you’ve all been well & enjoy this simple & classy makeup look 🙂

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Face
☆ Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation
☆ Rimmel Stay Matte powder
☆ Benefit Hoola for contour

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Eyes
☆ MAC Naked Lunch eyeshadow all over the lid
☆ Rimmel Scandaleyes Kohl in Black in the waterline & tightline. I brought it into the tear duct area as well for extra definition.
☆ Kiko VolumEyes Mascara

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Brows/Lips
☆ Benefit Gimme Brow in light
☆ Sleek Matte Me Lip Cream in Rioja Red – LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!

Outfit

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Top – New Look
Jeans – M & M Direct

I absolutely adore this top. It’s slightly cropped & lace at the front & opaque on the back 🙂

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What do you guys think of this look? I love the lips ❤

Lots of Love Natasha

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Sleek Matte Me Lip Cream Review ❤

Hi beauties 🌞

Recently I’ve been getting back into bright bold lips. Here in the UK the weather has, slowly,  been brightening up & so my love for a bright lip begins all over again.

As you’ll know I love a red lip, especially a matte one & I’ve found the perfect lip product. The Sleek Matte Me Lip Cream in Rioja Red! 🙂

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It retails for £4.99 & its worth every penny. It’s so pigmented you only need to apply this once to get full intensity of the colour in the tube!! It has a doe foot applicator, which actually makes it easy to apply, as it is a highly pigmented product there’s not much room for error.

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As you apply this product it seems quite glossy, however, once applied, wait a few minutes & it dries down to a matte lip cream.

Once this lip cream has set it is bulletproof, literally!! I tried to rub it off my lips, no smudges. Nothing!! It also stains the lips so as you wear it you can’t really tell when it’s wearing off! To be honest, when I’ve wore this out, it has lasted most the day (including when I eat), without touching up! 🙂

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For such an affordable product I cannot fault it. If your looking for a matte lippy be sure to check the Sleek Matte Me range, they have nudes & some purple colours too… click here to check the range out.

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Have you tried this product?
What’s your fave matte lippy.. comment below! ❤

Lots of Love Natasha

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Smokey Liner Sort’a Day!♥

Hi beauties. ☼

The other day I experimented with a different liner look. Here’s what I came up with…

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It may seem very simple, which to be honest it is, but this smokey black shadow liner is very effective & something I don’t do a lot. It’s an easy/quick alternative to an intense winged liner 🙂

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To achieve this look I just smudged black liner into my upper lash line, to do this I used an angled liner brush then blended it upwards to smoke it out. It creates subtle definition to the lashes, which for an everyday look, is gorgeous!!

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The red lipstick I used was Topshop Lips in Screen Siren. I adore this colour & have found myself reaching for this & beguiled (dark burgundy shade) a lot these past few months 🙂

Let me know if you’d like to see a makeup tutorial on this look & I’ll be quite happy to film it for you ♡

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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MOTN: True Love!♥

Hi beauties. ☼

I really liked the makeup I wore last night, so I thought I’d share it with you 🙂

More importantly, I rediscovered my true love. Yes, by true love I mean the lipstick I’m wearing. Want to know what it is? It’s the one & only Revlon Lip Butter in Raspberry Pie

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OH MY WORD. I can’t explain how much I love this colour, I ALWAYS used to use it, until it got broke on a night out. However, a month or so ago I decided to repurchase it & I can definitely see why I used to love it so much.

It’s a dark red/burgundy type shade, it suits my skin tone perfectly & goes with almost anything I wear 🙂

Look no further, here is what this beauty of a product looks like on the lips…

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For the rest of my makeup I kept it simple, I did a subtle smokey eye & flawless base with a bit of a contour/bronzer 🙂

Let me know if you’ve tried this lip butter (or any others) & what you thought about it xo

Lots of Love Natasha

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Topshop Lipstick Review

I’ve been meaning to buy some of Topshops lipsticks for a while now, after hearing such good things about them I finally splashed out £16 (£8 each) and bought two shades, ‘screen siren’ & ‘beguiled’ (swatches below). Although I only purchased these two shades there are many more to choose from, I just decided on these as I hadn’t any other lipsticks like these in my collection.

These lipsticks are quite a creamy formula, which once applied onto the lips feel moisturising, the colour pay-off also surprised me, I never expected such good quality, especially because they only retail for £8 each. Despite the creamy formula they dry to a matte/smooth texture, which i usually hate. However, unlike other matte lipsticks i have come across they aren’t drying on the lips, to be truthful it isn’t like your wearing a lipstick.

lipstick swatches

1 = Screen Siren

2 = Beguiled

Topshop claims the lipsticks to be a;

Velvet finish lipstick to smooth, moisturise and nourish lips. Apply for fabulous colour and moisturised, matte finish, wear alone or with gloss for a shiny finish.

Does the Topshop lipsticks live upto their claims? In my opinion YES they do, well the two I own certainly do. Firstly, I agree with Topshops claim that the lipsticks leave a velvet/smooth finish to the lips, although this sounds as if once the lipstick is applied it dries your lips out, this is not the case, as claimed the lipsticks are moisturising and nourishing on the lips. In all honesty once you have taken the lipstick off or it has worn off, your lips feel softer than before you applied the lipstick, this can only be a good thing, right?
Secondly, the lipsticks are VERY pigmented, after one application of these lipsticks you get the true colour pay-off onto your lips. This is brilliant as it means you don’t need to layer up the product, therefore making it last longer, which is certainly value for money, especially for the £8 you pay (which for brilliant lipsticks like these is pretty cheap these days).

These lipsticks also have a mild scent to them, ‘screen siren’ smells a bit like MAC lipsticks, with a vanilla/sweet scent to it, whereas ‘beguiled’ has more of a fruity berry scent. If you don’t like makeup which is scented don’t be alarmed, they are not heavily scented, as it is only noticable if you hold them to your nose, I haven’t noticed any scent during application or once applied.

Packaging

The packaging of these Topshop lipsticks are pretty standard with a plain white tube with three horizontal black stripes on the bottom and the writing ‘Lips Topshop’ on the lid. The colour of the lipstick is also shown on the bottom of the tube with its own unique name. Despite the simplicity of the packaging I quite like it, the tube also has a matte feel to it which adds to the quality and makes it feel more expensive, but to be honest what can you expect for £8, its hardly going to be 8 carat gold. Therefore, in my opinion, for the price you pay you get decent looking, sturdy packaging.

I would definitely recommend these lipsticks, especially if your on a budget when it comes to makeup, they are such cheap lipsticks for the high quality you get, even if you aren’t a fan of matte lips you can always put a bit of lip balm or clear gloss over the top to add some shine.

Overall, I give these lipsticks a 5/5, to me they are BRILLIANT; they are reasonably priced, nourishing on the lips, highly pigmented and last for hours on the lips without reapplying, what more could you want?

Wonderstruck - Taylor Swift
Fragrance

Taylor Swift Wonderstruck

Taylor Swift Wonderstruck is the first perfume in the collection, it is described as a “charming and sparkling surprise of vibrant fruits, kissed by a bouquet of soft petals and a touch of sweet indulgence.” It truly does smell gorgeous and definitely instills Taylors reputation of the ‘hopeless romantic’.

Top notes: Freesia, Green Tea, Apple Blossom, Raspberry, Dewberry. Heart notes: Hawaiian White Hibiscus, Honeysuckle, Mimosa Flowers, Vanilla Whoopie Pie. Base notes: Amber, Sandalwood, Musk, Peach.
Top notes: Freesia, Green Tea, Apple Blossom, Raspberry, Dewberry.
Heart notes: Hawaiian White Hibiscus, Honeysuckle, Mimosa Flowers, Vanilla Whoopie Pie.
Base notes: Amber, Sandalwood, Musk, Peach.

As the description says this is a strong sweet/floral scent, so if you are woman who usually goes for sophisticated scents this may not be for you. This fragrance would probably be suited to teenage girls or young women due to the strong sweet scent. However, i would say that this scent wasn’t too overpowering and as i have found the fragrance lasts for hours on the skin, which for the price (ranging from £19 – £29) is brilliant value and is definitely worth every penny.

Not only does the fragrance smell divine but the packaging is just as beautifully designed (picture above); the glass bottle has a purple iridescent glow, the bottle is then complimented by the gold features such as the lid, charms which are hand-picked by Taylor Swift (Star, Bird & Bird Cage) to signify her love for antiques, the product name ‘Wonderstruck’ and of course Taylors own ‘Taylor Swift’ logo. The box the bottle comes in has also been carefully designed with a patterned and colourful design, showing off Taylors creative side.

For Taylor Swifts first fragrance this is an overall brilliant buy, not only does it look and smell divine but unlike other high-end brands the scent actually lasts on the skin, this can only be a benefit.