Makeup Look: Luscious Red

 

 

Face

Benefit Professional

Nars Sheer Glow foundation in Deauville

MAC Prolongwear concealer in NC15

Rimmel Stay Mate pressed powder in Transparent

NYX Highlight & Contour pro palette (Toffee, Soft Light)

Benefit Hoola bronzer

NARS blush in Seduction

Makeup Geek KathleenLights highlight palette (Starlight, Nightlight)

 

Eyes

MAC Prolongwear concealer in NC15

Rimmel Stay Mate pressed powder in Transparent

Urban Decay Naked 2 palette (Foxy Tease, Blackout)

MAC x15 Warm Neutrals palette (Hey, Warm Breeze, Dark Brew)

Eylure Fleur Loves 3/4 lenght lashes

MAC Extreme Dimension 3D mascara in Black Lash

 

Lips

MAC lip pencil in Cherry

MAC Vamplify in Suggestive

 

 

I’m sorry I haven’t posted for weeks, I’ve been really busy with work and other things. Promise I’m trying to post more often!

For this look I just wanted a sultry red lip so I went very simple on the eyes!

Hope you like it!

Till next time, T

 

Makeup Look: Pinks & Peaches

 

Face

bareMinerals Complexion Rescue in Natural

Benefit hello flawless oxygen wow! in Ivory I’m pure for sure

MAC Pro Longer concealer in NC15

Rimmel Clear Complexion powder in Transparent

Benefit Hoola bronzer

NARS Orgasm blush

Makeup Geek Kathleen Lights highlighter palette; Sunlight & Starlight

 

 

Eyes

Colourpop Super Shock Shadows in Cornelious, Brady, Tang, Central Perk, Tea Party & Glow

Maybelline master ink in Charcoal Black

MAC False Lashes Extreme Black mascara (top lashes)

MAC Extreme Dimension 3D Black Lash (bottom lashes)

Ardell Demi Wispies

 

Lips

Colourpop Lippie Pencil in Lumiere

Colourpop Lippie Stix in Contempo & Brink

 

I wanted to do a fresh, summery look with light pink and peachy tones!

Hope you like it!

Till next time, T

Review: SLEEK Eye & Cheek palette – All Day Soiree 030

One of the products in my May Glossybox was the Sleek Eye & Cheek in All Day Soiree 030 so I thought I would do a little review!

This palette contains 4 shadows from the Del Mar Vol.II i-Divine palette and 2 blushes and it comes with a mini blusher and a mini eyeshadow applicator.

First off, I like the packaging; I generally like the matte black packaging Sleek products have. This one is small and light, so it would be good to travel with. It has a magnetic opening so its easy to open.

When I swatch the 4 eyeshadows on my arm they have good pigmentation, although they are a little powdery. There is a white shimmery shadow, a matte cool toned light brown shadow, a shimmery orange shadow and the last shadow is orange with some subtle glitter.

The blushes are not as pigmented; the shimmery one which to me looks more like a highlight than a blush, doesn’t swatch well at all I mostly get glitter and no colour pay off, the pink one is a lot more pigmented but very powdery.

I did 2 looks with the palette. I used all 4 eyeshadows. The pink blush is very bubblegum pink for my skin tone so I tried to use it as a shadow but the pigmentation just wasn’t there. I tried to use the blush/highlight as a highlight but it was very subtle and I prefer my highlight to be stronger so I ended up using some Colourpop highlights instead. However if you prefer a subtle highlight then this might be great for you! I just like my highlight to be blinding!

For the first look I used the light brown shadow on my crease, very lightly, as a transition colour. Then I used the orange shadow on the outer 2/3 of my lid and the shimmery orange on the inner half of my lid, overlapping the 2 shadows in the middle. I was a little disappointed as the shadows were not as pigmented on the lid as I expected; I had to use some MAC Fix+ to get the orange to pop. It was also very powdery; in fact most of the shadows had quite a bit of fall out so I would advise doing your eye makeup before you apply your foundation.

For the second look I used the light brown shadow all over my lid and then I used the champaign shimmery shadow on my inner lid. Again I had to use some Fix+ on the shimmer shadow.

The other thing I noticed was that the shadows creased and moved quite a bit even though I primed my lids ( and I always use the same primer so I know it works!).

I prefer the first look, it turned out a lot better. Although I have to say I got a little frustrated with the second one – I just wanted more pigmentation!

The shadows were easy to blend; although you have to be careful when you blend the shimmery shadows as its really easy to blend away the shimmer. Like I said there was a lot of fall out so I had to clean up with a makeup wipe before doing my foundation.

Overall I found this palette a little disappointing. You get 4 eyeshadows and 2 cheek products for £10. The shadows I can work with, use a little Fix+, or a white base underneath to make the colours more vibrant, but the cheek colours just didn’t work for me. For the quality and amount of products you get this palette is not worth it for me. I would rather buy one of the Sleek eyeshadow palettes where you pay £8.99 for 12 shadows! Even if a couple of the shadows in the palette are not that good you still get quite a few shadows for less than £9.

The only thing I don’t like about their eyeshadow palettes is the click-closure which makes it hard to open the palette. Whereas this palette has a magnetic closure which I love! I wish Sleek would put the magnetic closure on all their palettes (unless they already have and mine are older lol!)

Have you tried this palette? Did you like it?

Till next time, T

 

 

Makeup Look: P for Purple

 

Face

Benefit hello flawless oxygen wow! in Ivory I’m pure for sure

Benefit boi-ing concealer in 01

Mac prolongwear concealer in NC15

NYX Highlight & Contour Pro palette; Cream

Benefit hoola bronzer

Benefit sugarbomb blush

Makeup Geek Kathleen Lights highlighter palette; Nightlight and Starlight

 

 

Eyes

Urban Decay eyeshadow primer potion in Original

NYX Jumbo Eye pencil in Milk-604

Urban Decay Naked 2 palette; Tease

Urban Decay Full Spectrum palette; Sketch, Delirious, Faded, Iced, Minx

Urban Decay 24/7 glide-on eye pencil in Woodstock

Rodial smokey eye pen in Black

Rodial Glamolash XXL mascara in Black

 

Lips

Colourpop ultra satin lip in Tiny Chum

 

Hope you liked this look!

Till next time, T

Makeup Look: Smokey Gold

 

 

Face

Mac Prep+Prime

NARS Copacabana illuminator (mixed into the foundation)

Mac Pro Longwear SPF10 foundation in N18 and NC15

Mac Pro Longwear concealer in NC15

Collection sheer loose powder in Translucent

NYX Highlight & Contour Pro palette; Sculpt to contour, Ice Queen to highlight

Benefit Hoola bronzer

Benefit Sugarbomb blush

Colourpop Smokin’ Whistles to highlight

Mac Prep+Prime Fix+

 

Eyes

Urban Decay eyeshadow primer potion in Original

Mac eyeshadow x15: Warm Neutral; Brule, Saddle, Dance in the Dark, Dark Brew, Honey Lust, Amber Lights

Mac eyeshadow x15: Mellow Moderns; Persuade, Carbon, Trax

Maybelline Master Ink matte in Charcoal Black

Rodial smokey eye pen in Black

Mac False Lashes Extreme Black mascara

Ardell Demi Wispies

 

Lips

Mac lip pencil in Nightingale

Mac satin lipstick in Amorous

Mac cremesheen lipstick in Creme in your Coffee

 

 

 

Hope you like this look as much as I do!

Till next time, T

Makeup Look: Pink Obsession

Hello and welcome to my blog! And my first ever post! I thought I would start with a makeup look

 

Face

this works in transit camera close-up

Mac Pro Longwear SPF10 foundation in N18 and NC15

Mac Pro Longwear concealer in NC15

Nars Copacabana illuminator

Rimmel Clear complexion clarifying powder

Benefit Hoola bronzer

Nars Seduction blush

Colourpop Flexitarian

Mac Prep+Prime Fix+

 

Eyes

Benefit boi-ing concealer in 01 (as eye primer)

theBalm Matt Moskowitz from the Meet Matt(e) Trimony palette

Colourpop super shock shadows; Stereo, Drift, Glow

Mac Spellbinder shadow in Gravity’s Pull

BH cosmetics 88 matte colour eyeshadow palette

Colour pop creme gel liner in Honeydude

TooFaced 3-way lash lining tool

Rodial smokey eye pen in Black

Eylure fleur de force Fleur Loves 3/4 lashes

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lips

Colourpop lippie pencil in Bound

Colourpop lippie stix in Cami