Spotlight on MAC: MAC Satin Taupe Eyeshadow

 

MAC Satin Taupe eyeshadow

Combination using MAC Satin Taupe (more details below!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When I first started getting into MAC make-up, Satin Taupe had cult status amongst make-up bloggers and users.  The shade was regularly mentioned as must-have, due to its ability to look amazing on the lid all on its own or when combined with other eyeshadows.  No matter how much time has passed, MAC Satin Taupe is still an eyeshadow I find myself reaching for and one that continues to be a staple in my make-up collection.

Interested in reading more posts on MAC? You might enjoy my ‘Spotlight on MAC series’ (you can read more about the series here and find posts here).

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Tips and Tricks: Minimising Eyeshadow Fallout

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eyeshadow ‘fallout’ refers to the little particles of powder which drop down on the face when you are applying eyeshadow.  It can be very frustrating seeing ‘fallout’ on the face when you have spent time creating a beautiful look.  Having little specks of eyeshadow or glitter can make the under-eye area look messy and ruin the overall effect.  

There are several techniques which can help prevent your overall look being ruined by eyeshadow ‘fallout’.  Read on to find out!  

Interested in reading more tips on make-up application? You can more posts under ‘Tips and Tricks’ here.  You can also find several articles on make-up application in the ‘All About Make-Up Guide’ tab on the menu bar.

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Four Ways With Anastasia Beverly Hills Norvina Palette

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’ve been really enjoying creating various eyeshadow combinations using the new Anastasia Beverly Hills Norvina Palette (you can see my post on the palette here).  I just love this palette!

I thought it would be fun to post four different combination ideas using the Norvina Palette.  I have given details on how to re-create the combination under each look item, along with suggestions for cheek and lip products to go with each look.

If you would like some look ideas using particular shades in the palette, or certain types of looks, let me know! I’m really enjoying playing about with it so stay tuned for more combination ideas!

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Makeup Revolution The Emily Edit: The Wants Palette

 

Makeup Revolution The Emily Edit: The Wants Palette

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I mentioned in my recent ‘sneak peek’ post (you can see the post here) that one of my favourite YouTubers, EmilyNoel83, has launched two palettes, in collaboration with MakeupRevolution.  The two palettes – The Wants and The Needs – are amazing and I have really been enjoying playing with them.

Today’s post features ‘The Wants’, an eyeshadow palette with 24 eyeshadows spanning a wide range of colours, tones and finishes.  The shades in the palette have been created to inspire you, as well as to keep you in your comfort zone with your make-up.

I absolutely love this eyeshadow palette, as it has an amazing range of colours, tones and finishes, all for just £15.  I would highly recommend the palette to anyone who wants to try out lots of different, great quality shades at an affordable price.

You can read my post on ‘The Needs’ Palette here.

Keep an eye out for upcoming posts on eyeshadow combination ideas using The Wants Palette! I’m really enjoying playing around with it and creating different looks.  Let me know if there are any shades you would love me to showcase in looks!

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Makeup Revolution The Emily Edit: ‘The Needs’ Palette

 

Makeup Revolution The Emily Edit: The Needs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I mentioned in my recent ‘sneak peek’ post (you can see the post here) that one of my favourite YouTubers, EmilyNoel83, has launched two palettes, in collaboration with MakeupRevolution.  The two palettes – The Wants and The Needs – are amazing and I have really been enjoying playing with them.

Today’s post features ‘The Needs’, an ‘all-in-one’ palette which contains everyday essentials for quick and easy make-up.  

I think this palette ticks all the boxes for anyone who wants to streamline their make-up application, have everything to hand in one place or have a travel friendly option.  The design of the palette, along with the enclosed products, make every day make-up so much easier – and quicker – to navigate.  Whether you are a fan of Emily or just someone who wants to make their make-up process more seamless, I think this product is amazing! It’s also at a great price point – £10 – so it’s a great way to try out a variety of different products!

You can read my post on The Wants Palette here.

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Sneak Peek: Makeup Revolution The Emily Edit ‘The Needs’ and ‘The Wants’ Palettes

 

Makeup Revolution The Emily Edit: The Needs and The Wants Palettes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’m a long-time viewer of EmilyNoel83 on YouTube and recently saw her video announcing the launch of her two palettes, in collaboration with Makeup Revolution.  You can see the launch video on her YouTube page here and a shorter video on the Makeup Revolution YouTube page here.

I have tried – and loved – many products that EmilyNoel83 has recommended in her videos and so I was incredibly excited to try out the two palettes she has created.  The two palettes – The Needs and The Wants – are just fantastic and I am enjoying playing with them so much!

The Needs Palette contains Emily’s greatest hits from her favourite Makeup Revolution palettes and focuses on everyday essentials for the face and eyes.  You can read my post, along with photos and swatches on The Needs Palette here.  

The Wants palette contains 24 eyeshadows in various tones and is designed to inspire you, whilst also keeping you in your comfort zone.  You can read my post, along with photos and swatches on The Wants Palette here.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Norvina Palette

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I recently ordered the Anastasia Beverly Hills Norvina Palette from BeautyBay after seeing lots of great reviews of the product on YouTube.  The palette is incredibly versatile, in that it has a great range of colours, tones and finishes.  I’ve felt so inspired that I been using it again and again for my eyeshadow looks!

Looking for eyeshadow combination ideas? You can view various combinations I have come up with using this palette here.

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Golden Pink Grapefruit (Using Urban Decay Full Spectrum Palette)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’ve been enjoying playing around with the Urban Decay Full Spectrum Palette recently and came up with this orange, gold and magenta eyeshadow look.

Tip: If you want to add extra drama to this look, you could add in some eyeliner along the upper lashline.  Black would add extra definition and sharpness to the eyes, whilst a coloured eyeliner (like purple) would give a sultry, ‘pop’ to the look.

Looking for more combination ideas using the Urban Decay Full Spectrum Palette? You can see more looks on the site hereYou can also search for looks using various palettes featured on the site under ‘Eyeshadow Combo Ideas’/’Palettes’ on the menu bar.

Here’s how to re-create this look:

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New Posts Coming on Make-up Application, Tips and Tricks!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I love writing posts for my blog, as I find it to be such a great creative outlet for my love of all things make-up. 

Friends and family regularly ask me for advice on make-up, which was another motivator for me to set up my own make-up blog.  Having my own blog enables me to point friends/family to a resource where I can write posts addressing all their queries on make-up application, provide recommendations for products or give them inspiration for looks.

I’m really keen to get back into writing posts on make-up application on my blog, as in recent times, I have been focusing more on products, looks and hauls.  I miss writing about the educational aspects, so I’m excited to get back into adding these types of posts to my blog! Products, looks, combo ideas, hauls and make-up news will still be a feature of my blog; I’m just looking to diversify my content and to post on a wider variety of areas.

You will be able to find all existing and upcoming posts on make-up application under the ‘All About Make-Up Guide’ tab on the menu bar.  I’m also going to add in a ‘Tips and Tricks’ category to the ‘All About Make-Up Guide’ tab for upcoming posts on how to address various make-up related issues or concerns.

Are there any areas of make-up application you would like to learn more about? Any issues, niggles or aspects you struggle with in terms of make-up application? Let me know in the comments section and I will see if I can write a post to help you out!

Spotlight on MAC Dusky Greens (Using MAC eyeshadows)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MAC Coquette is quite an interesting shade and a relatively new addition to my make-up collection.  Coquette looks grey-ish taupe but can look more olive green, brown or golden, depending on what other shades you use alongside it. 

For this look, I drew out the olive tones in Coquette by combining it with brown and green eyeshadows.

Interested reading more posts on MAC? You might enjoy my ‘Spotlight on MAC’ series (you can read more about the series here). 

Here’s how to re-create this look:

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