Friday 13 November 2015

Products That Need More Love

products that need more love

products that need more love

While rummaging through my makeup collection, I found some products which I just haven't used enough. It's not that they're bad products, but they just were never one of my ultimate favourites. So I thought I would put all the products together and maybe this would encourage me to use them more.

Starting with the Maybelline Gel Eyeliner, I'm not really an eyeliner wearing person, I find it doesn't suit my eyes that nicely and looks to heavy. But this pot eyeliner is really lovely and I have been tying to use it more, the brush it came with is not particularly the best, but it works anyway. I will say that make sure you keep the lid tight as it may dry out otherwise. Saying this, I have another eyeliner as well which is the Collection Fast Stroke Eyeliner. This one is a bit easier to use as it is a liquid one, but I find this one more heavy as the colour is a lot more intense.

A brush which I don't really use that much is the Real techniques Stippling Brush. This brush is really amazing for blending in face makeup, but it is a bit more time consuming which is why I don't use it as often.

Onto the lip products, I have chosen the Revlon Lip Butter in Berry Smoothie, Rimmel Kate Moss 101 and the Collection Lip Butter in Vintage Rose. I don't really have a valid why these aren't really used as much. I guess the shades are a bit different from my usual go-to lip choices. 

Another Maybelline product, which is the Maybelline Colour Tattoo in On and On Bronze. This is such an amazing product and it's a shame that I never use it as much, I actually think it's beginning to dry out on the top which can't be good! But the colour is actually really pretty and I am definitely going to try and use it more.

Last but probably not least as I am sure there are more products which don't get enough love from me. This is the Sleek Blush in Pixie Pink, I remember I used to love this blush so it definitely is a shame that I don't use it as much. The colour is so gorgeous, even though it looks bright it can be toned down a bit. Plus Sleek blushes are so pigmented and definitely worth getting!

Its a shame that I don't use these products as much as I should because they really all are lovely makeup pieces. Are there any products that you think need a bit more love?

Sunday 1 November 2015

Autumn Makeup Edit // Burnt Orange

autumn makeup
autumn makeup
autumn makeup

Although the most typical autumn makeup look is the dark lipsticks, I think burnt orange is a really nice trend for this autumn, I went for a brown toned nude lipstick and also orangey brown on the eyes. Something quite different about the products I used, was I actually used a bronzer as an eyeshadow to get that orange/brown tone. I think it actually works really well and I will definitely wear it as an eye shadow more often.

I primed my face using the Benefit Porefessional and then applied the Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation because recently my skin has been quite bad so I need a bit of extra coverage. I concealed my blemishes with the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer and then set all my make-up with the Rimmel Stay Matte.

I wanted a pop of colour on my cheeks, but I didn't want to use a pink shade which could clash with the orange toned eyes. So I used an orange blush from the Barry M Starry Eyed Palette, this shade really reminds me of pumpkins and Halloween! I then took the bronzer, which I also used on my eyes, which is the Stila Sun Bonzing Powder, and bronzed/ contoured my face a little bit.

I always do my eyebrows before my eyeshadow, no particular reason its just a habit. I used my new favourite Soap and Glory Brow Archer which I did a review on here . Onto the eyeshadow, I loaded my brush, I used the Real Technique Domed Shadow Brush, with the Stila Bronzer and patted that onto my lids, also blending it through the crease. I think it gives the eyes a really subtle colour without being too orange. I also applied a little bit on my lower lash line. The mascara I used was the Soap and Glory Thick and Fast.

The lipstick I used was a brown/nude shade, I wanted it to compliment the eyes. So I used the Estee Lauder lipstick in Barely Nude. Its definitely more of a dark nude lipstick but I think dark nudes are really suitable for autumn!