Just for Fun: 12 Questions Make-up Tag

 

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I have been looking for ideas for new posts and found this make-up tag on a UK beauty and lifestyle blog I came across recently (lablogbeaute.co.uk).  I really enjoy reading this type of posts on other sites and I thought it might be a nice way for you all to get to know me better.  I’ve reduced the number of questions to 12 so my post isn’t too long.  Hope you enjoy reading the post!

I’ve pasted the questions at the end of the post, so feel free to let me know your answers in the comments section below.  It’s always nice to get to know more about readers too :o) .

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Rainbow Series: Rainbow Eyes

 

Rainbow Eyes

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From this week, I’m starting the ‘Rainbow Series’, which will include looks based around each of the colours of the rainbow.  I’ve come up with the series as a way for me to experiment with colour and encourage my creativity.  Each combination will have a colour of the rainbow on the lid to form the basis for the look.  For example, the first look will be centred around red on the lid, the next will have orange on the lid, the next yellow on the lid and so on.

For each combination, I’ll be providing close-up photos of the eyes and full face shots so you can see how the look comes together.  I’ll also be listing the cheek and lip colours I have used for each combination so you can get ideas for how to complement the looks.  You will be able to find all of the looks here.

Today’s look kicks of the series by utilising all the colours in the rainbow.  I’ve never tried a rainbow effect combination, so I thought it would be a fun way to start the series.  As with the other looks, you can click ‘Read More’ in this post to see how to re-create the look, view the full face shots and cheek/lip products for complementing the look.

Tip: I’m using the Urban Decay Full Spectrum Palette for all of the looks but you can substitute in eyeshadows from any brand.  The NYX Ultimate Shadow Palette in ‘Brights’ is a great dupe for the Urban Decay Full Spectrum and cheaper (£16 instead of £43).  You can view the NYX Palette here.

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The Chocolate Series (Updated!)

 

Blueberry Chocolate

Caramel Chocolate

Mint Chocolate

 

 

 

 

 

Plum Chocolate

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I put together The Chocolate Series back in 2015 to show how experimenting with a different lid colour could easily change up an existing look.  I thought it would be fun to re-do the series by updating the close-up of eye photos, adding in full face photos and giving suggestions for cheek and lip colours for each look. 

This post provides a short summary of each look and two face photos for each combination.  You can also click on the links for each look to view more details on how to re-create that particular look and see what cheek and lip products I used.

For all looks, I used medium and deep chocolate browns in the crease, a pale pink-nude to highlight and the same application technique.  I used the Urban Decay Vice 3 palette to create these looks but you can use any brand of eyeshadow you like which has similar shades.

If you are interested in how these combinations look on other people, then I’d recommend taking a look at @shinebridabeauty on Instagram! @shinebridabeauty tagged me to show she was inspired by The Chocolate Series and re-created the looks on her Instagram page.  It’s so wonderful to see the combinations on someone else.  @shinebridabeauty also uses different products, which that you don’t need the same items to re-create a look.  She also came up with her own extra Chocolate look – Coconut Chocolate – so look out for that one on her Instagram page!

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Smoked Bronze Using Urban Decay Thunderbird Eyeshadow

 

Smoked Bronze Look Using Urban Decay Thunderbird Eyeshadow

Smoked Bronze Look Using Urban Decay Thunderbird Eyeshadow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I recently posted an article on Urban Decay Thunderbird eyeshadow (you can read more, see photos and swatches of this product here) and wanted to share a look using this product.  I used black eyeshadow, a shimmery light peachy-brown eyeshadow and a little black eye liner to add extra smokiness to the look.

Here’s how to re-create this look:

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Urban Decay Thunderbird Eyeshadow: Quick Smokey Eyes in a Flash

 

Urban Decay Thunderbird Eyeshadow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Urban Decay Thunderbird eyeshadow is one of my favourite shades from the brand and was added to Urban Decay’s line-up of permanent single eyeshadows in 2017.

The tone of this shade makes it a go-to for me whenever I want to create a quick, smokey look.  I enjoy combining various colours but sometimes it is just nice to use one or two singles for a look with minimal fuss.

I haven’t seen folk talking about this eyeshadow, so I thought I would put a post together for those of you who love smokey eyes and want an easy way to get them with minimal fuss!

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Smouldering Silver and Purple (Using Kat Von D Saints and Sinners Palette)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I was really eager to play with the deeper, smouldering tones in the Kat Von D Saint and Sinner Palette (you can read more about the palette here)  and came up with this smokey look.  I used Sacred Heart, a shimmery peachy-coral shade, to blend out the crease and add some warmth to the look.

To complement the look: I used Kiko Baked Blush in Marmoreal Biscuit (you can read more about this product here) on the cheeks and Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipstick in Devotion (you can read more about this product here) on the lips.

Click here to get more ideas for eyeshadow combinations using the Kat Von D Saint and Sinner Eyeshadow Palette!

Here’s how to re-create this look:

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My Top Undereye Concealers From Maybelline

 

Left to Right: Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Concealer, Maybelline Instant Anti-Age The Eraser Eye Concealer, Maybelline Fit Me Concealer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are so many products on the market for undereye concealers and so I thought it would be useful to write a post on my favourite products in this area.  This particular post accompanies my recent article on tips for undereye concealer, which you can see here.

Maybelline has been my go-to brand for undereye concealers over the years, as I just love their products in this area.  I’ve tried out undereye concealers from other brands but the Maybelline products are the ones I come back to time and time again.  You can see other products which are my Timeless Favourites from various brands here.

If you are on the look-out for a great undereye concealer, then I would highly recommend checking out these products and seeing if they work for you too!

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Black and Gold (Using Urban Decay XX Vice Ltd Reloaded Palette)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I wanted to do something different in terms of eyeshadow placement and colour combinations and came up with this look.  I used bright gold and black from the Urban Decay Vice XX Ltd Reloaded Palette to create a strong, contrasting effect on the eyes.  The black is meant to be very defined in this look, which is why I haven’t blended it out or softened the edges. 

To complement the look: I used The Balm Greatest Hits Volume 2 In The Balm of Your Hand Palette for bronzer, brusher and highlighter.  I finished off the look with MAC Syrup on the lips.

You can see more looks using the Urban Decay XX Vice Ltd Reloaded Palette here.

You can read more about the Urban Decay XX Vice Ltd Reloaded Palette, see photos and view swatches here.

Here’s how to re-create this look:

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Tips and Tricks: Under Eye Concealer

 

Left to Right: Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer, Maybelline Fit Me Concealer, Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer, Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer, Makeup Revolution Conceal & Define Liquid Concealer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One of my close friends, Ema, asked recently if I had any tips how to prevent under-eye concealer from looking dry, creasing or settling into lines.  I thought it would be fun to write a post on this aspect of make-up, as there some tips and tricks which can prevent this from happening.

Are there any aspects of make-up which you would like some advice on? Perhaps you want some specific tips on make-up application or how to create a particular look? Or would you like ideas for getting more use out of a particular eyeshadow palette or eyeshadow single? Let me know your queries or requests in the comments section and I will do my best to help!

Interested in reading more tips on make-up application? You can read more Tips and Tricks on make-up application hereYou 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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Too Faced Peach Kiss Moisture Matte Long Wear Lipsticks

 

Too Faced Peach Kiss Moisture Matte Long Wear Lipsticks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’m a huge fan of the Too Faced Peaches and Cream products and am absolutely loving their new Too Faced Peach Kiss Moisture Long Wear Lipsticks.  I first purchased the shade ‘Breakfast Club’ and was so impressed that I ended up picking up two more shades – Got Peach? and Peach Beach.

I love the vibrancy, opacity, smoothness and comfortable feel of these lipsticks.  They smell delicious too, due to their refreshing peachy, vanilla-esque scent.

If you are on the look out for a new matte lipstick with incredible pigment, opacity and comfort, then I highly recommend the Too Faced Peach Kiss range!

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