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.

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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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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.

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Bold Green and Canary Yellow (Using Urban Decay Full Spectrum Palette)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I felt like wearing a really bold, colourful look and pulled out my Urban Decay Full Spectrum Palette for some inspiration.  The UD Full Spectrum Palette has lots of bright colours and I decided to concentrate on the green, yellow and blues shades.

To complement the look I used: Makeup Revolution Spice Blusher Palette (first shade on the top left) and Kiko Glow Fusion Powder Highlighter in 01 Champagne to highlight the cheekbones (click here to read more about the Kiko highlighter).

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.

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Hot Magenta and Black (Using Urban Decay Vice 4 Palette)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’ve really been enjoying dipping back into palettes that I purchased a while ago (from Urban Decay, Kat Von D and Too Faced) as it can be so easy to get sidetracked by all the new releases.  I really love the bold pops of colour and smokier tones in the Urban Decay Vice 4 Palette and came up with this magenta and black eyeshadow combination.

To complement the look I used: MAC Blusher in Melba (matte peach) and MAC Huggable Lip Colour in Fresh and Frisky (light coral-peach).

Looking for more eyeshadow combination ideas using the Urban Decay Vice 4 Palette? You can view various looks on the site here

You can also get ideas for eyeshadow combinations using various palettes from different brands under Eyeshadow Combo Ideas/Palettes Series on the menu bar.

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All Out Blue (Using MAC Eyeshadows)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I thought it would be fun to use various shades of blue eyeshadow from MAC to kickstart my new ‘Spotlight on MAC’ series.  You can read more about the ‘Spotlight on MAC’ series here.

Some of the shades are from the permanent range, whilst a couple are from past limited edition collections.  I’ve given suggestions for permanent shades you can use in place of the limited edition ones, in case you don’t have them.

To complement the look:  I used Kiko Marmoreal Biscuit Baked Blush (you can read more about this product here) on my cheeks and Bare Minerals Gen Nude Lipstick in Nudist on the lips.

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Kiko ‘Green Me Collection’: 02 Feisty Saffron Eyeshadow Palette

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earlier this week, I posted a sneak peek of products I picked up from a recent trip to Kiko (click here to see the post).  I picked up one of the eyeshadow palettes – 02 Feisty Saffron – which is part of Kiko’s limited edition ‘Green Me’ collection.  I thought it would be fun to do a more in-depth post on this eyeshadow palette, particularly since I think it is a great smaller and cheaper alternative to Urban Decay’s Naked Heat Palette and Tarte’s Toasted Palette.

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My Favourite Make-Up For Long and Busy Days

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In January, I was doing some intensive lecturing work and as part of that, I wanted my make-up to last well across the day.  I found some products within my existing make-up collection – and some new products – to be extremely long wearing.  Some of them also enabled me to skip parts of my usual make-up routine.  I thought it would be fun to put together a post on these products.  I might also try and do some more detailed posts on each product as well so let me know if that is something you would like to see!

Looking for make-up for different types of occasions (e.g. long-lasting make-up, holiday make-up, five minute make-up)? Click here to see existing and upcoming posts in this area (you can also find the posts under the ‘All About Make-Up Guide’ tab on the menu bar).

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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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Hot Smokey Blue (Using Kat Von D Saint and Sinner Palette)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I recently purchased the new Kat Von D Saint and Sinners Eyeshadow Palette (click here to read about this product, see photos and view swatches) and just couldn’t resist trying out Ministry on the lid.  For this look, I combined it with Stigmata, Crucifix and Relic to create a smokey yet colourful look.

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

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