The Chocolate Series (Updated!)

 

Blueberry Chocolate

Caramel Chocolate

Mint Chocolate

 

 

 

 

 

Plum Chocolate

Cherry Chocolate

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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New Series: Timeless Favourites

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recently, I have been going back and trying out products I loved in the past but I haven’t used for a while.  Some of this was prompted by browsing in Boots and seeing products I used to buy all the time and wondering why I had stopped using them.  I’ve also being going through my older blog posts to see what I want to update or discard and I’ve seen posts on some real old favourites.   

I’ve found that even though time has passed, many of these products are still amazing and they have become favourites again! There are so many exciting new products being launched regularly that it can be easy sometimes to overlook or forget those gems in your make-up collection which you come back to time and time again. 

I thought it would be fun to start a new series called ‘Timeless Favourites’ featuring products which have really stood the test of time for me.   Look out for posts on my ‘Timeless Favourites’ over the coming months!

Are there any products which you find yourself going back to time and time again? I would love to know your ‘Timeless Favourites’ products too.  Let me know in the comments section!

Urban Decay Naked Heat Lipsticks: Fuel and Heat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Urban Decay recently launched their Naked Heat collection, including an eyeshadow palette, three Vice lipsticks and a 24/7 eyeliner.  I picked up two of the lipsticks (Heat and Fuel) and the eyeliner (Torch) as I loved these particular shades.  I don’t have anything else like Fuel in my make-up collection and Heat is just such a beautiful, burnished coppery-red shade.  Wonderful additions to my make-up collection!

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My Holiday Make-up Bag

 

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When I’m on holiday, I like my make-up to be effortless and easy.  I like to look polished and nicely presented but I don’t want to have to spend much time getting ready.  When I’m visiting warmer climates, I also like my make-up to be very light and fresh; I prefer not to have much on my face at all.  Over the years, I’ve managed to whittle down my holiday make-up bag to those products that I know I will use.

I thought it would be fun to do a post featuring those products, as I know how hard it can be to leave products behind when you are a make-up lover! This post features my favourite face, eye and lip products for taking on holiday.

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Cherry Chocolate (Urban Decay Vice 3 Palette)

 

Cherry Chocolate

Cherry Chocolate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For this look, I used a bright cherry-cranberry eyeshadow with medium and deep chocolate browns in the crease to create a warm cranberry effect on the eyes.  I used the Urban Decay Vice 3 palette to create this look but you can use any brand of eyeshadow you like which has similar shades.

This look is part of The Chocolate series, which shows how you can experiment with a different lid colour to change up an existing look.  You can find The Chocolate series here.

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!

Here’s how to re-create this look:

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Plum Chocolate (Urban Decay Vice 3 Palette)

 

Plum Chocolate

Plum Chocolate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For this look, I used a deep purple eyeshadow with medium and deep chocolate browns in the crease to create a soft, colourful smokey eye.  I used the Urban Decay Vice 3 palette to create this look but you can use any brand of eyeshadow you like which has similar shades.

This look is part of The Chocolate series, which shows how you can experiment with a different lid colour to change up an existing look.  You can find the full Chocolate series here.

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!

Here’s how to re-create this look:

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Mint Chocolate (Urban Decay Vice 3 Palette)

 

Mint Chocolate

Mint Chocolate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For this look, I used a bright jewel green eyeshadow with medium and deep chocolate browns in the crease to create a jewelled effect on the eyes.   I used the Urban Decay Vice 3 palette to create this look but you can use any brand of eyeshadow you like which has similar shades.

This look is part of The Chocolate series, which shows how you can experiment with a different lid colour to change up an existing look.  You can find The Chocolate series here.

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!

Here’s how to re-create this look:

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Blueberry Chocolate (Urban Decay Vice 3 Palette)

 

Blueberry Chocolate

Blueberry Chocolate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For this look, I used shimmery, bright jewel blue on the lid for a pretty flash of colour.  Combining brightly coloured eyeshadows with medium and deep chocolate browns in the crease is one of my favourite ways of wearing colour in a smokey, yet tasteful manner.  I used the Urban Decay Vice 3 palette to create this look but you can use any brand of eyeshadow you like which has similar shades.

This look is part of The Chocolate series, which shows how you can experiment with a different lid colour to change up an existing look.  You can find The Chocolate series here.

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!

Here’s how to re-create this look:

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