Monday, 30 April 2012

Review + Swatches: MakeUp Academy Pearl Eyeshadow - 27

Happy Monday Everyone! Hopefully your all happy today, the sun is out and shining here, which definitely perks my day up! Today I have a quick review for you of my newest MUA single eyshadow - 27 Pearl, which costs just £1! I have reviewed these eyeshadow before, but someone asked to see swatches, so I thought I might as well go over a review again for all my newer subscribers! Hope you enjoy! 


As always I've included a summary at the end :) 




The Basics 
These eyeshadows come in some pretty basic dome shaped pots, which overall I think are pretty sturdy. It would be nicer if they had flat tops so stored better! That's me being fussy though! Inside they have a very impressive 2g of product, loads! They do come in two different finishes - pearl and matte, with as far as I can see 39 colour choices combined! From my experience though the mattes aren't nearly as good. 


 


The Formula 
Now if you've read my ELF reviews before you'll know that I always say to remember how much your paying for their products and to not expect perfection. But here I'm saying if MUA can get this quality and give us 2g for just £1 then what the hell is everyone else doing?! So in short this is a soft, easy to blend pigmented eyeshadow. That stays crease free for a good 9 hours over a primer.  There is a little fading of colour by the afternoon, but only slightly - the colour is still well and truely there! 





Colour & Pigmentation
As I already said when talking about the formula, this has a really great intense colour to it, so no layering just to see a faint colour! The colour is fairly wearable for everyday life, being a not too yellowed gold. It also has a hint of old/antique gold colour in it. If that makes any sense? It does have some shimmer to it, so mixed with the colour it is, can also work nicely blended well on the cheek bones as a highlight - not a really subtle one though! 

Below I'm wearing this on the lid :) (Sorry it's a rubbish picture)





 The Good - cheap! value, pigmented, lots of colours, choice of finishes, 2g product.

The Not so Good - not a lot really! being slightly picky it would be nice to see some brighter colours (there is a few) and the packaging to be easier to store (flat top!)

Would I repurchase? 100% over and over again!

Who might like them? Anyone that likes some shimmer and a bargain! 

The Bottom Line -  Amazing product - if MUA can give me 2g of awesome eyeshadow for £1 I'd love to hear the excuses for a bad shadow!


I hope you enjoyed this quick review, sorry if you've read my review of these eyeshadows before, but I thought it was worth putting one up for those that hadn't seen my first one. And it makes the post a bit more than just a swatch! But anyway thanks for stopping by, I really appreciate it and hope you found it helpful! Thanks again, H :)

Sunday, 29 April 2012

Review: Burt's Bees Thoroughly Therapeutic Hand Cream

Hello everyone, how are you all doing on this wet, wet weekend?! The weather is mental isn't it! Pouring rain and blasting gails, it's madness! Which brings me around to my excuse for the lack of make-up reviews... the rain has been totally ruining my testing over the last few days. Maybe I should invest in an umbrella so my blog doesn't suffer! But anyway I took this as an opportunity to tell you about a hand cream I've really been enjoying recently! 





What do I think? 
I really like this hand cream, it's one that I reach for a lot recently. With my jobs my hands get really really dry and this hand cream sorts them out a treat. Just one use and my hands are as soft as a babies bottom again! The consistency straight out of the tube is thick, but the warmth of rubbing it into your hands gives it a much thinner consistency and feels much like the Soap & Glory Hand Food. It smells very different though, this one has much more of a natural scent to it and has Honey & Grapeseed Oil in it, yum! 



 


As you can see I have this in a small size (came as part of a set), but you can get it in a full size (75g) from Boots for £9.99. But overall lovely hand cream, and being mini sized, perfect to carry around! Anyway sorry for the lack of make-up posts today, hopefully the weather will behave tomorrow for me! But thank you for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed it :)

Friday, 27 April 2012

Haul: MakeUp Academy (MUA) including Lip Booms!

I've been naughty again, whoopsie! I've done another Haul again, this time with MakeUp Academy (MUA) who have really been stepping up their game recently! I couldn't resist to join in on the action and picked myself up a few bits. Hauls aren't for everyone, so feel free to skip the post if it's not your thing, I won't be upset - promise! Hope you enjoy :) 




Lip Booms!!! 
(Introductory £3, normally £4) 
I was so excited for these, they're a new product and have a nifty little trick up their sleeve. It's basically a lipgloss and lipstick all in one, for multiple different looks! The lipstick is matte/slight sheen and the gloss is super glittery (kinda chunky) but looks great to highlight the centre of the bottom lip. I was a little (very) naughty and picked up all 8, my favourites so far are LMK (deep berry), Bring It (red) and It's a Situation (berry red). But to see all of them properly check out the video at the bottom :)



  

Immaculate Collection Eyeshadow Palette 
(normally £8, but I got it free on an offer) 
I got this free as part of an offer going on, I did tweet about it, but unfortunately it's finished now.  Free's a great offer, but £8 for 24 eyeshadows is also pretty awesome. I'll be honest and say I prefer the quality of the single ones, but this palette is a great starting point for those just getting into make-up (from first impressions). Still need to give it a proper play/test! 


 Out There Plumping Lip Gloss - Peach Shimmer
(£2) 
First off, despite the name this is actually rather pink, not complaining, but definitely worth mentioning. The pigmentation to it is also really rather good, think this is going to be something I really like! I've only worn it once, but first impressions are pretty good. Not sticky and the plump isn't the most comfortable, but leaves after a few minutes! 


   

BB All In One Beauty Balm 
(£4) 
I used this for the first time this morning (I hadn't when I recorded the video!) and thought it seemed very foundation like. It had a nice coverage though - not full, but still nice! It also felt nice to apply and seems to last nicely - but I will get a proper review up when I've tested it more! It doesn't have an SPF in it though, which most BB Creams do, and I'd rather it did! 

Pearl Eyeshadow - Shade 27   
(£1) 
I have a small collection of these cheap (price not quality!) eyeshadows now. My newest edition to the family is this beautiful nudey gold, I probably won't be reviewing it as I've reviewed these eyeshadows before, but if you did want to see something on this one in particular then do let me know! 


  


Anyway I hope you enjoyed the haul, do let me know how you'd like to see the Lip Boom reviews. I'm leaning towards doing them individually as to do one post would mean 24 lip swatches (3 for each duo) and that would be madness! But if there's any you wanted to see reviewed first, then let me know - I show them properly in the video

But anyway, thanks for stopping by I hope you enjoyed it and I'd love it if you checked out the video. Thanks again, H :)

Thursday, 26 April 2012

How to get Red Lips that Last All Night Long!

A couple of weeks ago I did a step by step on how to get summer ready feet and your response was all pretty good. So I decided today to give you a step by step on how to get a really long lasting red lip. I wore this for about 7 hours after filming and there was fading, but my lips were still definitely red and even! You can watch the video at the bottom of the post - which shows a step by step of what I did. Hope you enjoy the post :) 




Step One - Stain! 
Using a stain on some well moisturized lips first, sets a colour base into the lips. The one I chose to use was a GOSH Long Lasting Lip Marker in Red. NYC and 17 do some nice ones too, but I don't find them to be as long lasting! But your going to need more than just this for your lips to last all night... 




Step Two - Liner!
I'm sure I'm not the only one guilty of not wearing lip liner that often. But actually it's a nifty little product to add another layer of colour - therefor increasing the wear time. I only actually own a couple of lip liners, both Barry M! So the one I chose to use was Red! Very inventive names so far! It is quite a dry pencil - but that helps with the staying power - I applied it all over the lip! 




Step Three - War Paint! 
Here it's really upto you what you choose to use - your favourite red lippie? But matte lipsticks generally last longer and the Sleek Pout Paint definitely has a longer wear to it! And quite handily they sell a straight up pigmented red - Pin-Up. They also sell other shades which you can mix in, to get your perfect red. I just used it on it's own though. After applying I blotted and reapplied, again to get more layers for better lasting power. 





Step Four - Sealing! 
Of the lips, we're not going on a wildlife trip, sorry! The ELF Make-Up Lock & Seal, is my sealant product of choice, I do find it works better over a lipstick as apposed to the Sleek Pout Paint. So this one is more of an optional step. But if you chose to use it, you'll only need a drop or two on a small concealer brush. Then pat (not blend) it on, as to remove a minimal amount of colour with the brush. 

And that rounds of my little step-by-step guide. Please check out the video, for the brushes I used and how I actually applied them, but of course you don't have to if you don't want to! But remember this method would easily work for a pink lip as well for any other colour really that you want to last a long time!

 But anyway thank you for stopping by, I really appreciate it and hope you found it helpful, H :)        

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Review + Swatches: Topshop Blush - Neon Rose

Hello everyone :) Today I've got a review of another one of the Topshop blushes, I must say I've actually been pretty impressed with Topshop's make-up, I was expecting it to be not the best when it originally released, but it's wowed me enough to keep going back for more! My latest purchase was this cream blush, in a perfect Spring shade, they are available for £6 from Topshop. Hope you enjoy the review :) 

As always I've included a summary at the end :) 




The Basics 
Although the name doesn't say it, these actually have a cream formula, which doesn't set down to a powder finish. The packaging looks pretty snazzy with it's polker dots, but it does attract dirt etc like a magnet, so probably won't stay as funky! But it's whats inside that counts, 4g of pigmented product! These do come in a variety of colours, so something to suit everyone! 




The Formula...
As I've already said this is a cream formula, that blends really nicely into the cheeks. With a really great smooth texture, not too hard or too soft. I didn't find that it had the longest wear on it, with about 5 hours staying time on my cheeks. It's also worth mentioning that this works a lot better over a primer as it can settle into pores otherwise. 

... & Application 
It is possible to apply with your fingers, just blending into the cheeks. But I find I get a better finish using a stipple brush is a patting motion on my cheeks. My personal favourite is the ELF Studio one - cheap too! 





Colour & Pigmentation 
Neon Rose is a bright/pastel pinky peach. I know that sounds contradictory, but it sits on the line between both! It has no shimmer/glitter, so is a matte finish. And as for the pigmentation, it's really great, which is why a loosely packed stipple brush is great for application as it won't pick up as much product, so giving some beautiful flushed cheeks. 

Below I'm wearing Neon Rose on my Cheeks, Full FOTD can be found here. 

 
       

The Good - cheap, distinct packaging, pretty colour for spring, pigmented, applies nicely.

The Not so Good - could be a little longer lasting, packaging gets dirty easy, best over a primer.

Would I repurchase? Definitely, I had another two already, but I'd get this colour again as well!

Who might like it? Those looking for a great cream blush on the cheap, also a great colour and formula for warmer months.

The Bottom Line - Greatly pigmented cream blush, in a lovely colour for spring. 

I always struggle to think of something worthwhile to finish with! I obviously am not very creative, but anyway I hope you enjoyed the post, but most of all thanks for stopping by, and feel free to ask me any questions/leave me any comments you may have. I'll get back to you all. Thank you again, H :) 

 

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

FOTD: Midnight Blues

Hello everyone! I realised last night that it's been a while since I posted a FOTD, so thought it was about time I got one up for you! Today I'm wearing a rather strong blue look, with a lip combo I haven't tried before! Every single time I wear a blue eye I think that I should do it more often, it really does make brown eyes pop. And makes my skin look better, probably because the attentions drawn to the eyes. But anyway I hope you enjoy the pictures :) 







PRODUCTS USED 
Face
Primer -  17 Photo Flawless 
Foundation - Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Foundation - Light Vanilla 
Concealer - Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer - Fair
Powder -  ELF Mineral Foundation - Fair 
Contour/Highlight -  Sleek Face Contour Kit - Light 
Blush -  Topshop Blush - Neon Rose   

Eyes 
Brows -  MakeUp Academy Eyebrow Pencil - Blonde & Sleek Brow Kit - Light (wax) 
Primer -  Too Faced Shadow Insurance 
Base -  NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil - Black Bean 
Lid -  Barry M Dazzle Dust - 23 Midnight 
Crease - Urban Decay Eyeshadow - Black Dog 
Blend Out Crease -  Collection 2000 Poptastic Palette - darkest blue
Inner Corner -  Fyrinnae Eyeshadow - Winter Again 
Browbone - Sleek Au Naturel Palette - Nougat 
Upper Lashline -  Eyeko Graffiti Eyeliner Pen - Black  
Lower Lashline - 17 Photo Flawless Eye Pencil - Blue & Urban Decays Black Dog 
Mascara -  17 Peep Show & Too Faced Lash Injection  

Lips  
Lipstick -  Sleek True Colour Lipstick - Liqueur
Gloss -  Bourjois Smile Enhancing Gloss - Beige 








And that's the look! Do let me know if you wanted a tutorial or have any questions on anything mentioned, I'm friendly I promise! I may have the time to get a review up later, but if not I'll speak to you all tomorrow, thanks for reading, and feel free to leave any post/video requests below, H :)

Monday, 23 April 2012

Review: Burts Bees Pomegranate Replenishing Lip Balm

Lip Balms' probably not the most interesting thing to read about, but on the flipside it's also something very useful which pretty much everyone owns! I actually got this Burt's Bees one as part of a set off of BuyaPowa - yes I am a little obsessed! It was actually my first taste of the brand, and so far so good. Must say I do prefer my Yes to Carrots balm though! Sorry Burts Bees :) It is available from Boots for £3.69, so not too pricey!


Comes with 4.25g of product :)


What did I think? 
To start with a summary I thought this was pretty decent. It actually made my lips pretty soft, and they stayed that way for a good few hours after it had worn of, which is great as I do find some balms don't leave much effect once they've worn off. Talking of wear, this actually lasts a pretty decent amount of time on the lips as well. The texture once on is nice and smooth on the lips, but can have a tendency to be a little too soft and break off on the lips sometimes - a bit like the Lip Smackers can do! As for the scent - it's not too offputting, but was slightly herbally/natural smelling. Who knows what though, Pomegranate?! Not quite my scent!


Has no colour on the lips despite being a pinky red colour!


A quick post from me today guys, but there's not much more you can say about lipbalm, but if there was something else you wanted to know, feel free to let me know. But for now I hope you all have a great evening and I'll speak to you soon, H :)

Sunday, 22 April 2012

Top Picks: Products for the Orange Trend

Last week I showed you all the look I created to go with the tangerine/orange trend. But today I have some orange/peach/coral products to help you make your own look! Orange to me is the scariest colour out there, I don't know about you?! But anyway I decided to go ahead and do this post anyway as I think (hope!) I can get away with a hint of it here and there! But anyway I hope you all enjoy what I've come up with - all from the highstreet/drugstore too. So cheap cheap cheap!





Sleek Acid Palette 
Yes a palette! I will just we talking about the orange, but the palette itself is really awesome, although maybe not quite up to the standard of the others. The orange is a proper matte neon shade and so the formula is rather chalky, but with a base such as a NYX Jumbo Pencil underneath it comes of a lot better! 

Price & Availability: Superdrug/Sleek Website, £6.49. 


BeautyUK Eyeshadow & Eyeliner Collection - 2 Amazon
Again, I'm talking about just the orange. But to sum up the palette the eyeshadows are amazing, the liner standardish, but overall great for the price. Anyway, the orange here is not nearly as intense, being a slightly brighter burnt orange shade. I'll admit it is probably my least used shade of this palette, but mainly because as I already said - orange isn't really my colour! 

Price & Availability: Superdrug/BeautyUK Website, £3.99 


 


Barry M Dazzle Dust - 77 Orange 
I'm a sucker for the Barry M Dazzle Dusts, they remind me of my youth! But anyway, with their wide colour range, they of course have an orange. It is a bright pastel, if that makes sense. It kinda crosses the line with both - kinda like when you straddle a time zone and can change with just a couple of steps! It does have a shimmery finish and is also a loose powder - which I'm sure won't be everyones taste! 

Price & Availability: Superdrug/Boots, £4.59 


MakeUp Academy Intense Colour Eyeliner - Bright Orange 
Scary huh! I'll be honest here and say I'm not sure if this will ever make it onto my eyes, but being so cheap, pigmented, creamy and orange - a slightly reddened one, I couldn't resist picking it up to show you guys in this post. I will probably end up using it as a lipliner, although it doesn't claim to be lip safe. So use it there at your own choice! 

Price & Availability: Superdrug/MUA Website, £1!! 


   

ELF Natural Radiance Blusher - Glow 
I'm sure if you're a regular reader here, you're probably fed up of hearing about this blush! So feel free to skip, but for the passers by and the newer followers, this is a slightly muted peachy blush, with a subtle golden shimmer. It's not the softest, but pigmented and pretty on the cheeks! 

Price & Availability: ELF's Website, £1.50. 


 


MakeUp Academy Blusher - Shade 6 
More MUA! Another brand that'sbecoming one of my favourites - I have a haul coming soon so stay tuned. But back to the topic of this post! This blush is similar to the ELF one I talked about above, but brighter, pinker and matte. So I guess, not that similar in words haha, but trust me, they look vaguely related once on! 

Price & Availability: Superdrug & MUA's Website, £1. 


 

Topshop Blush - Neon Rose 
Another great product from Topshop, they do come out with some litle gems, definitely worth a look if you're in the UK! But anyway this blush is actually a cream formula and again leans towards the bright/pastel end of the spectrum. It is also more pinky than the other two, still beautiful and just about justified to be in this post!

Price & Availability: Topshop, £6. 


 


BeautyUK Lip Lust - Cocktail 
Lip Lusts hold a special place in my heart - and lipgloss drawer! Their just lovely, easy to wear, nonsticky glosses. This particular one I didn't pick up as much as some of the others, but since hunting my stash for the tango, I've formed a strong bond. It is pretty sheer, so a good option for the colour/orange scared like myself! It's also beautiful over a nudey lipstick - a current favourite of mine! 

Price & Availability:  Superdrug/BeautyUK's Website, £2.99 


LOOK Beauty Double Hit Lip - Red Alert 
Despite the name, these are actually a bright coral colour. Again something I really love, not just for the beautiful colour, but also the practicality of having a gloss and lipstick all in one. They're also non-sticky and well pigmented. On a side note, MUA have just brought out their own version called Lip Booms, which I'm super excited for!   

Price & Availability: Superdrug, £8 





ELF Super Glossy Lip Shine - Party Peach 
I was debating whether to include this as I'm not overly convinced. But you know, it's still an option so why not?! It is a little thick and sticky, so doesn't feel particulary nice on the lips to me. But it is a sheer orange gloss with gold glitter in and also really cheap. I'll have a full review up at some point with a lot more info though :)

Price & Availability: ELF's website, £1.50.  


Sorry about the long post today guys, it took me a while though, so I hope you appreciate it! But if you did have any questions on anything then please do let me know and I'll get back to you as soon as I can :) 

Also if you have anything else you wanted to see featured on my Top Picks section then please let me know too, as I'm always open to requests! But anyway, thanks for reading and I'll speak to you soon, H :)

Saturday, 21 April 2012

Review: Bourjois Flower Perfection Primer

AKA Bourjois Flower Perfection Translucent Smoothing Primer!! But that's far to long to put into the title! Thought I ought to mention it's real name as well as the nickname, just so you knew! Anyway, I thought it was about time I got this review up as I know some of you expressed an interest in it when I blogged about getting it. But in all honesty I have been putting it off for a bit in the hope I'd find a way to get it to work for me! So sorry about the delay, please forgive me! 

As always I've included a summary at the end, enjoy :) 




The Basics 
As you can see this primer comes in a tub, so you will have to be putting your fingers in, which some may not like for hygeine. But it annoys me most because it's harder to get the right amount of product out. But I can deal with it! Anyway it the claims read 'Correcting Airbrush Action' and 'Beautified Skin' - more on that later! It is silicone based (well I'm 99% it is - I have no ingredients!) and has 7ml of product. It also has a very subtle natural floraly scent to it, just like the matching foundation - review here. 


 


What did I think? 
I think this review should start with a small warning! If you don't like negative reviews then don't read this and it's also important to realise this is just my experience with the product - you might find it different. That aside I really didn't get on with this. No matter what foundation I wore over it (I tried a fair few!) it gave the same very worn look to my foundation. Clinging to patches, settling in pores and just a general uneven finish. A slight positive though was that it did apply nicely, I just didn't see any of this 'Beautified Skin' they promised! Still love Bourjois though! 


 

The Good - smells nice :) nice to apply

The Not so Good - makes my foundation look horrible, patchy, sunken into pores and this is straight after applying, not the cheapest - although I'd pay it if I loved it!

Would I repurchase? No, but it's not going to stop me buying Bourjois things, love the foundations!

The Bottom Line -  I really didn't like it, but that is just my experience, so it could always work for you, who knows!


Sorry for the negativity today guys, I feel like I should tell you all a joke or something to cheer this post up a little, but I really don't know any good ones. Feel free to share a clean one below though, laughs make everyones day! But anyway if you have any questions/comments then let me know. I get back to everyone so please check back later, H :)

Friday, 20 April 2012

Review + Swatches: 17 Berry Crush Lip Stains

When I walked into Boots a few weeks ago (as you do!) I had no idea that these had been released. But needless to say I was pleasantly surprised and naughtily picked up 3, which I have to share with you all today. 17 are fast becoming one of my favourite brands, they're really bringing out some beauties recently! But anyway on with the review!

As always I've included a summary at the end :) 

 


The Basics 
These are a pen style lip stain, with a balm on the other end. The pen end has a nice securely fitting lid to help prevent drying out, but storing nib down can keep them lasting even longer! The balm also contains Vitamin C which helps to hydrate the lips. As you can see each one has a different coloured packaging, which helps you to easily identify the colour inside, but what really annoys me is that they don't have the shade names printed on them!! But anyway there are 6 colour choices, costing £4.99 each. 



Blushin



The Formula - Stain 
These stains go on really nicely and pigmented, especially the darker shades. However to get the beautiful even finish you see in the lip swatches below you will need to apply two coats. Blushin being a paler and less intense shade has a shorter wear time, getting about 2 hours before significant fading calls for reapplication! The darker shades Cherry Berry and Pinkini lasted a little longer - just over 3 hours. So it would be nicer for a longer lasting power. It doesn't transer when dry, but when wet (eg drinking) it will transfer slightly.




The Balm 
I must say it's a nice touch to have a balm included, saves carrying two products!  As you can see you don't get a tonne of product, but that's fine I bought it for the stain! Firstly it doesn't scroll down, so knowing me I'll break it off putting the lid on! But anyway it does the job, giving an average moisturization to my lips, and feels pretty nice too. It will add a standard balm style shine to the lips too, so giving the option of two slightly varying finishes to the stain.  








The Colours 
 Blushin -This is the more wearable of the three I have, with a browny pink tone to it. I wouldn't call it a nudey shade though as you can definitely tell there's a colour on your lips.

Cherry Berry - This is the red of the bunch and has an ever so slight berryness to it. It also has the fantastic property of making your teeth look that little bit whiter.

Pinkini -  I already have a 17 lipstick with this name... recycling?! But anyway, this is actually my favourite of the bunch and is a medium berry pink. Loves it! 





The Good - Cheap, value, packaging, pigmented, comes with a balm too, reasonable amount of colours for a release, different coloured pens good for telling them apart. 

The Not so Good - Could be a bit longer lasting, no names on product (just outside packaging).

Would I repurchase? Not so more for longevity, but for the beautiful colours, yes! At this price I can afford to reapply!

Who might like them? Those that want a cheap and beautifully coloured lip stain for summer!

The Bottom Line -  Could be longer lasting, but I still love them, beautiful colours! 

So overall I really like these and would definitely recommend them to anyone interested in them. But if you have any further questions then don't hesitate to ask, I'll always get back to you, so please check back! But anyway thanks for stopping by, have a good weekend and I'll speak to you all soon! H :) 

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Review + Swatches: Barry M Wink Black Marker Pen

Before Eyeko rebranded and increased their prices I was a massive fan of their Graffiti Eyeliner Pens. But I'm not willing to pay the increased prices, with postage added on the top. So I've been scouring the highstreet for a replacement. The first one I came across was this one by Barry M that sure looked promising! Unfortunately I haven't found it to be quite as good, but not a a bad product!

As always I've included a summary at the end :) 





The Basics 
This is a standard pen styled eyeliner, I have it in Black, which is the only colour it comes in. Inside it has 3ml of product, but I think your more likely to have it dry up over time than to run out! Saying that the lid is very securely shutting, so shouldn't dry out too fast! The nib on it is wider than other pen style liners I have, which can be both good and bad. It is available from Boots & Superdrug for £4.59. 


 

The Formula 
This has a nicely flowing consistency to it, which does dry down after a few seconds - don't go rubbing it straight after applying! As for longevity, it's not waterproof, so more suited to the upper lashline or those without watery eyes. But it doesn't smudge and does set down quite nicely. It does however fade a little throughout the day. But on the brighter side it removes easily with standard make-up remover which is always something nice! 


 


The Colour & Pigmentation 
This is black, but I don't find it to be an intense and highly pigmented one. Saying that it isn't washed out and watery. You can get a bit more intensity by going over your line again, but in all honesty I'm probably being a bit picky. The finish isn't glossy, but doesn't quite hit matte either, but still subtle and nothing unwearable! 

In the picture below I'm wearing the liner on my upper lashline :) 


  

The Good - cheap, wider nib if you like a thicker liner, nice/practical packaging.

The Not so Good - could be a more intense black, some may not like the wider nib.

Would I repurchase? Probably not, but not because it's bad, Eyeko just set the standard really high for me!

Who might like it? Those that like a wider liner. Those that find applying liner a little tricky - pen style can be easier!

The Bottom Line - Not bad at all, but a waterproof version would be loved! 


I hope that you found this review useful, I know a black liner isn't the most interesting thing to read about. But for many of us black liner is an important and staple part of our make-up routine. But as always if you have any questions then don't hesitate to contact me. Thanks for stopping by, H :) 

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Tutorial: How to get the Tangerine Trend

... for pale/cool skin tones. As you may know Tangerine orange was named the colour of the year, and so how could I not find a way to incorporate it into my looks! The thing is though, orange really isn't my colour! But I managed to do it and I wanted to share a look and tutorial for it with you all. Unfortunately the pictures are spectacularly rubbish, just imagine them brighter haha! But anyway I hope you enjoy the look :)










PRODUCTS USED 
Face
Primer - 17 Photo Flawless Face Primer 
Foundation -  NYC All Day Long Foundation - Classic Ivory 
Concealer -  Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer - Fair 
Contour/Highlight -  Sleek Face Contour Kit - Light 
Blush - Topshop Blush - Neon Rose  

Eyes 
Brows -  MakeUp Academy Eyebrow Pencil - Blonde & Sleek Brow Kit - Light (just wax) 
Primer - Too Faced Shadow Insurance 
Base/Highlight - NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil - Milk 
Lid -  BeautyUK Eyeshadow & Eyeliner Collection - 2 Amazon (cream shade) 
Outer Lid - Barry M Dazzle Dust - 77 Orange 
Crease -  Sleek Bad Girl Palette - Twilight 
Blend Out Crease -  ELF Brightening Eye Colour - Glam (brightest pink) 
Upper Lashline -  Barry M Wink Black Marker Pen 
Lower Lashline -  No7 Metallic Eyes Pencil - Amethyst 
Mascara -  17 Va Va Voom Mascara

  
Lips 
Gloss - BeautyUK Lip Lust - Cocktail 






Thats all for today folks, but over the next few days I'll have a post+video up about all the products you can find on the highstreet to get the orange trend, which I'm fingers crossed hoping you'll like. But for now I hope you all have a great evening and a great day tomorrow too. Speak to you soon, H :)  
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