I’ve been wearing a lot of bright eyeshadow combinations recently so I fancied trying something more neutral today. I used shades from the Kat Von D Saint and Sinner Palette for the eyes and finished the look off with a hot pink lipstick and pink blusher to add some vibrancy.
To complement the look: I used MAC Dollymix Blusher on the cheeks, MAC Beaming Blush Extra Dimension Skinfinish Highlighter to highlight the cheekbones and Too Faced Peach Kiss Lipstick in Homecoming Queen on the lips (you can read more about the Too Faced Peach Kiss Lipsticks here).
Click hereto read more about the Kat Von D Saint and Sinner Eyeshadow Palette, see photos and view swatches.
Click hereto get more ideas for eyeshadow combinations using the Kat Von D Saint and Sinner Eyeshadow Palette!
I recently picked up a few of the Rimmel Wonder Swipe 2 in 1 Liner to Shadows in a 3 for 2 deal and I’ve really been enjoying using them. These products can be used just as their name states; apply them as a liquid eyeliner or blend them out on to the lid for a sparkly eyeshadow look.
I think this product is a great way to experiment with your look, whether you choose to wear it as a bold, metallic liner along your lashline or if you like to smudge it out for a soft, gentle sparkle on the lid. The wide choice in shades (16 on the Rimmel site) also means you can mix it up however you choose.
Interested in reading more about Rimmel products? You can view more articles on the sitehere.
MAC has released a new formulation of eyeshadow – Shiny Pretty Eyeshadow – as part of their Holiday 2018 ‘Shiny Pretty Things’ collection. I bought one eyeshadow (Make a Wish) to try and ended up going back for two more as they are stunning!
If you are looking for a product which is ultra shiny, sparkly and pigmented, then I highly recommend trying the Shiny Pretty Eyeshadows! These eyeshadows impart a opaque coat of glitz on the lids with just a simple patting on with a finger or a brush. I’ve not used a glittery eyeshadow before where been able to get a high impact, opaque finish so quickly and easily!
Interested in reading more about MAC products? You can find more articles on the sitehereand read my ‘Spotlight on MAC’ postshere.
If you dislike the feel or look of liquid foundations on your skin, then I highly recommend trying out the Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup. I’ve found myself reaching for this foundation on a regular basis, as I just love the consistency, feel, look and finish on my skin. I generally prefer to wear face powder or powder foundations on a daily basis, so to find a liquid foundation that I actually like wearing shows me that this product is something special!
The formula is so comfortable, lightweight and natural looking that it is hard to believe I am wearing a liquid foundation. Add to that the fresh, radiant and healthy look it gives to my skin and I think Urban Decay are on to a real winner with this product!
I have an article on the Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer on the site which you can findhere. I’m planning on updating the post as I wrote it back in 2016, so keep an eye out for the updated version soon!
You can find more posts featuring Urban Decay products on the sitehere.
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) .
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!
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.
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!
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!
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 applicationhere. You can also find several articles on make-up application in the ‘All About Make-Up Guide’ tab on the menu bar.