Category: makeup lover

BETTER THAN ROSES

This week Melt Cosmetics released their Better Than Roses collection and I received their limited edition Valentines Day packaging which is insanely pretty! Pink and White, an uplifting change from the dark and alternative style Melt as known for.

Pictured above are two Digital Dust Highlighters from the collection. This is are extremely pigmented and glide on intensely with one swipe. These are just as alluring on the skin as they are in the pressed form, with that exquisite script imprint.

  • Phoenix is a gorgeous rosy copper shade! It would work brilliantly as a highlighter on medium to deep skin tones but this doubles as a blush and therefore suitable for all skin tones. Anyone with a smooth skin texture will adore this shade across the cheeks as it adds both colour and lustre!
    *Not Vegan* 
  • Pink Moon is a Rosé Pink that adds a bubbly glow to the cheeks! Again, suitable for everyone and is a nice contrast to Phoenix. This is probably my favourite of the two as it’s more universal and can be worn alone without contour for that Glass-like skin!
    *Not Vegan*

There are 3 NEW Liquid Set Lipsticks in this collection and in very contrasting shades. The formula is a comfortable matte finish that doesn’t crack and lasts ALL day! They have a distinctive scent, as with all of Melts liquid lipsticks, I believe it may be Vanilla but it does remind me of playdough.

TIP – I’ve found the easiest and most efficient way to remove these long-lasting lipsticks is run soap (handsoap works best but don’t get it in your mouth, trust me, it doesn’t taste as good as it smells!) onto the lipstick and gently work it in circle motions until it starts to break-up. It may appear as though it’s not going anywhere but wipe over it with a tissue and almost all of it will go in one swipe!

  • Gwendolyn is a burn Coral shade, sitting within the nude spectrum it’s one for those of you that like to wear colour but nothing too bright! It’s still punchy and super pigmented but on the nude side – my favourite.
    *Vegan*
  • B Movie is a shocking Pink! You can’t not be noticed when wearing this on your lips, it draws your eyes straight to the lips. This would look fab with Black-winged liner and some fluffy cluster lashes!
    *Vegan*
  • Sequel is a deep Plum shade! Wear this with colour with confidence as it’s a statement lip that is dark & mysterious. It would be amazing for a night out paired with lashings of mascara!

Better Than Roses can be purchased as a collection but Melt also sell the products individually, so if a particular item takes your fancy you can save your pennies rather than splurging on the entire lot.
The collection value is worth $135/£104.76 but is at a steal of $80/£62.08 on the Melt Cosmetics website.

1960s are undoubtedly my favourite decade for fashion, style
and beauty. So many distinctive and versatile looks came out of the 10 years,
and many can be taken apart and worn in today’s day and age.

 A dramatic eye, natural (but groomed) brows,
creamy, matte, porcelain skin, a peachy cheek, no highlighter, the tiniest hint
of contouring and a pale, washed out baby pink lip are the epitome of ‘60s
glam.

1960s Style Icons Makeup and Beauty Barbara Streisand, Twiggy, Audrey Hepburn and Priscilla Presley

This look was inspired by the likes of Barbara Streisand,
Twiggy, Audrey Hepburn and Priscilla Presley, taking elements from each icon
and translating them into a makeup look which features many components. From
Barbara Streisand’s beautiful winged eye and cut creases, to Twiggy’s mod look,
Audrey Hepburn’s classic style and creamy skin and the occasions she went
dramatic with her makeup. Finally, Priscilla Presley with her dramatic wrap
around winged eye, dark and statement bearing.

1960s Mod Girl Makeup Tutorial Cut Crease Barbara Streisand, Audrey Hepburn, Priscilla Presley inspired

 THE EYES

A crisp cut crease with a mod effect and in a classic winged
eye shape. The eyes will take a little more time in this look, so patience is
the best tool you can use. Starting off with an angled liner brush (any other
brush will make this very difficult) and a dark, cool, matte shadow recreate
‘60s elegance by drawing a crease slightly above your eye, using your eye as a
guide. Next up create a winged liner and connect it to the crease. Use any
tools, tips or techniques you feel you need to draw lines, such as tape or
stencils. Next take a shimmery pink shadow and fill in the gap of the crease.
Finish off with some mascara, focusing heavily on the lower lash line.
Depending on your preference of an extra dramatic eye, or
one that is slightly more modern, you can leave the look simply with the upper
shadow done, or you can add some more definition to the lower lash line with a
touch darker shadow and loads of lashes.

THE FACE

For the face creamy, matte, porcelain skin teamed with a
peachy cheek, no highlighter and the tiniest hint of contouring (something I
find hard to resist) is reminiscent of the mod girls washed out, yet perfected
complexion. A full coverage matte foundation is the key to ’60s skin,
but if you want to keep it more modern or prefer a lighter coverage feel free
to use whichever foundation is your usual preference. Moving onto concealer, something
that gives coverage in a natural way is a smart move, as this prevents an
overly cakey effect. A touch (or a lot) of powder to set the areas that are
needed will keep the skin looking matte and provide a good base for your cheek
colour, a matte, nude peachy shade sweeped high up on the cheeks and even
worked slightly under the cheekbone. Contouring is optional, but adding a small
amount of contour powder underneath the cheekbone can help further define the
face and create a more structured look. Skip the highlighter for this one, it
isn’t necessary and glowing skin wasn’t a huge trait of the ‘60s mod girl.

THE LIPS

Whilst ’50s lips were all about a gorgeous red, the ‘60s
were a touch more understated and in some cases almost invisible. A pale pinky
nude lipstick in a creamy formula will work, but try adding a tiny amount of
concealer afterwards and smack lips together to create a slightly paler lip
colour with a matte effect. Bonus points for finishing off the whole look with
a sheer, shimmery lip topper.

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N E W     P R O D U C T S     B L E N D E R E L L E 

On a weekly basis I’m fortunate enough to receive new products to test out from various companies within the beauty industry. But due to my busy lifestyle I don’t always get a chance to blog about each individual item, and I as I don’t want you to miss out on all the best ones I decided to filmed a video featuring some of my current LOVES, LIKES and a couple of dislikes.

One of those LOVES being this little gem featured above!!! The Blenderelle.
If you’re using a beauty sponge within your makeup routine then you NEED this in your life! 

FYI, I will continue to blog about my favourite new products as and when I get a chance to sit down and snap some images, but so you don’t miss out here is my video! 

x

M O R O C C A N   S U N S E T   M A K E U P   T U T O R I A L 

These warm hues work so well for all eye colours, not just Brown.
Orange and Red are opposite Blue and Green on the colour wheel, also known as ‘complementary colours’.
So when you wear the complementary shade to your natural eye colour it will make them POP!
For those of you with Brown eyes, like myself, are fortunate as we’re are able to wear any hue.

All the products used have been listed and linked below: 

Too Faced Born This Way Foundation
UK & Worldwide: http://bit.ly/2s6Sabj
US: http://bit.ly/2s6UrTP

MakeUp Geek – Flame Thrower Foiled Eyeshadow
UK & Worldwide: http://bit.ly/2quCVYt
US: http://bit.ly/2rfJscH

MAC 286 Duo Fibre Brush:
UK & Worldwide: http://bit.ly/2rO04ZI
US: http://bit.ly/2rg4oA7

MakeUp Geek – Morocco Eyeshadow
UK & Worldwide: http://bit.ly/2rOgjFX
US: http://bit.ly/2quCInR

E25 Round Top Blending Brush – Blank Canvas Cosmetics USE DISCOUNT CODE: SHONAGH for 10% OFF
http://bit.ly/2s6J8Lf

MakeUp Geek – Bitten Eyeshadow
UK & Worldwide: http://bit.ly/2qutlF2
US: http://bit.ly/2rxsnf8

Sigma E47 Shader Crease Brush: http://bit.ly/2r4ttOc

MakeUp Geek – Americano Eyeshadow
UK & Worldwide: http://bit.ly/2quWUpG
US: http://bit.ly/2sdWqoG

NEVE Cosmetics Pigment – Compilation http://bit.ly/2rOuLxV

MAC 239 Flat Shader Brush
UK & Worldwide Shipping: http://bit.ly/29yNUv6
US: http://bit.ly/2quUdo7

Peaches & Cream ‘Famous’ Pigment http://bit.ly/2hTo1JO

MakeUp Geek – Peach Smoothie Eyeshadow
UK: http://bit.ly/2quXu6N
US: http://bit.ly/2rOz785

Sigma E36 Brush http://bit.ly/2qv5Ueo

Bobbi Brown Gel Liner – Sepia Ink
UK & Worldwide: http://bit.ly/2rFUdCW
US: http://bit.ly/2r4Gp6t

MAC 210 Liner Brush
UK & Worldwide: http://bit.ly/2se6g9U
US: http://bit.ly/2rxTkzc

Crown Brush – Smudger Brush http://bit.ly/2qELL8e

ZOEVA 317 Angled Liner Brush
UK & Worldwide: http://bit.ly/2rOwuTW

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
UK & Worldwide: http://bit.ly/2rg3LGJ
US: http://bit.ly/2qEZH29

Natasha Denona Sculpt & Glow Palette
UK & Worldwide Shipping: http://bit.ly/2pLuxDo
US: http://bit.ly/2r6KJmu

ZOEVA 117 Petite Defined Buffer Brush
UK: http://bit.ly/2quGfm7
Worldwide: http://bit.ly/2quJomd

Crown Syntho Brush http://bit.ly/2pZIl19

NARS Laguna Bronzer
UK & Worldwide: http://bit.ly/2quKtKN
US: http://bit.ly/2qv0W1j

ZOEVA Luxe Sheer Cheek Brush
UK & Worldwide: http://bit.ly/2rO320i

MAC Sweet As Cocoa Blusher
UK & Worldwide: http://bit.ly/2qv0n7K
US: http://bit.ly/2rOJzwC

MAC Brick Lip Liner
UK & Worldwide: http://bit.ly/2quX1BF
US: http://bit.ly/2sdUzQw

glambotlove:

NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation

  1. Size: The fake foundation package is smaller in height compared to the original.
  2. Font: The logo on the front should be thin, but the counterfeit has a bold print with some imperfections. 
  3. Pump: The authentic pump is matte while the fake pump is shiny.
  4. Bottom: The fake foundation has ridges on the bottom of the bottle. The print on the sticker is also different. It includes the text “5HADA”. Also note that the product information is case sensitive. The real foundation states “1 Fl. Oz. 30 mL” while the counterfeit says “1 Fl. OZ. 30 ML”.

Glambot.com has 100% authentic brand new and gently used makeup products. The products are sanitized and sold for up to 80% off retail.

80% OFF Sale | New Arrivals | NARS | Foundation | Fakey Friday

One of my favourite brands and favourite foundations!!

Thanks to Glambots ‘Fakey Friday’ posts, I am able to share with you how to spot a fake version of this amazing foundation by it’s packaging.

It’s the simplest of differences that you may over look, so take note and please share! 

C O R A L S   –   S U M M E R T I M E    M A K E U P 

Summer is finally here!!! Well, on my channel it is – although to be fair, it has brightened up here in the UK today – yay! 

This makeup tutorial is all about Corals. You can wear Coral coloured makeup whether you’re pale, tan or deep! You just need to vary the shade of Coral to suit your skin tone.

It’s a great colour to wear on your face to bring some life and youthfulness to your complexion. 
Don’t be afraid of colour, it can brighten the dullest of skin making you appear healthy and well rested. We can’t always have just stepped off a plane from a two week holiday in a hot climate, but we can pretend 😉 

 All products used have been listed in the description bar of the video, to see more click ‘here’.

N E W     P R O D U C T S     B L E N D E R E L L E 

On a weekly basis I’m fortunate enough to receive new products to test out from various companies within the beauty industry. But due to my busy lifestyle I don’t always get a chance to blog about each individual item, and I as I don’t want you to miss out on all the best ones I decided to filmed a video featuring some of my current LOVES, LIKES and a couple of dislikes.

One of those LOVES being this little gem featured above!!! The Blenderelle.
If you’re using a beauty sponge within your makeup routine then you NEED this in your life! 

FYI, I will continue to blog about my favourite new products as and when I get a chance to sit down and snap some images, but so you don’t miss out here is my video! 

x

glambotlove:

Anastasia Beverly Hills DIPBROW Pomade

  1. Logo: the real logo is embedded under the coating of the cap. The counterfeit item is stamped on top of the lid and can easily rub off with your fingernail.
  2. Packaging: the fake product is more round while the authentic dipbrow is straight.
  3. Label: Font weight (bold) is different. The fake dipbrow has a very light stroke which makes the the information harder to read.
  4. Engraving: in the authentic product there is an engraving underneath the label of a 2 digit number. The fake dipbrow does not include an engraving.

Glambot.com has 100% authentic brand new and gently used makeup products. The products are sanitized and sold for up to 80% off retail.

80% OFF Sale | New Arrivals | Anastasia Beverly Hills | Brows | Fakey Friday

H O W T O I D E N T I F Y M A K E U P F A K E S

Important topic! So many people buy and sell makeup on, but how do we know if whether it’s authentic?? 
@glambotlove show us how to spot imitations in their ‘Fakey Friday’ post. 

Worth sharing!! 
 

M.U.I   M A K E – U P   M A G A Z I N E  

If you’re into all things makeup then I can’t recommend this magazine enough!

From reading my creative makeup breakdowns to watching my makeup tutorials you’ll know I’m an avid fan of Kryolan UK products.
My makeup kit originated in college back in 2003 and everything was supplied by Kryolan Professional Make-up, that’s where my love started.

On the walls in our makeup classroom hung posters of wild and wacky makeup looks by Kryolan artists. Everything they produced left me feeling inspired as a makeup artist, and the brand still has that effect on me now.
Whether it’s the content created for this magazine, or, the astounding creations for their annual calendars, you will always be left in awe by the talents that represent Kryolan. 

Back in my college days Kryolan were apart of Charles Fox and I used to visit their Covent Garden store (which is now their Kryolan Store) and I was like a child at Christmas. My eyes would light up and I would feel giddy with excitement as I perused the shelves desperate to play with every single item.
I have always gravitated towards the SFX (Special FX) products more than the beauty ones. Something about seeing fake moustaches and foam latex noses lights a fire in my belly, and the inner artist in me instantly want to completely transform someones face! There’s no place like Kryolan at Halloween… Oh, except for my makeup room of course 😉 

SO… Kryolan have released issue 4 of their M.U.I magazine and it’s brilliant, especially if you’re looking to further educate yourself on makeup or just learn more about the brand.
Paul Merchant (Head of Make-Up and Make-Up Design at Kryolan UK) has created some inspiring looks within the magazine and has produced a step-by-step guide on how to achieve these looks. 
I’d recommend it for both aspiring MUAs and industry professionals alike, it’s packed full of tips and tricks.

I’d personally recommend reading the article about ‘Skin Tones and Skin Undertones!’ as it’s very informative, and important if you’re looking to get into makeup or brush up on your colour theory. Even if you’re just a makeup lover, when it comes to choosing the right foundation for you it’s essential you understand the undertone of your skin.

M.U.I magazine retails at just £5.95, and for the invaluable information it provides you with it’s a bargain! 

This is not a sponsored post, I just felt it was well worth sharing with you all. 
You can purchase the magazine in-store or via their website ‘here’.