Sunday, 20 July 2014

Punch Punch Pork FOTD

I seem to have a thing for pink/purple and gold looks at the moment.  The only product I can remember using is Shiro's Punch Punch Pork eyeshadow.





Thursday, 17 July 2014

Poisonberry FOTD

I'm on holiday at the moment and have hardly been wearing any makeup as it's so hot!  I also didn't bring my camera as I don't want to risk having it in my suitcase, so any make I have done, I haven't been able to photograph.  I did this look a week or so ago I didn't write down the products I used.  I know it's Lime Crime's Poisonberry on my lips, and some of the shadows are from Shiro.  The green liner is Urban Decay, and my highlighter, Pink Gold, is a recent purchase from Laura Mercier.  I was going to do a review of the highlighter, but I have yet to get decent photographs of it.  It's such a subtle, pretty highlighter, and it's my go to product at the moment!






Saturday, 12 July 2014

Bright and sparkly FOTD

I felt like doing something with some colour today so I reached for the neons in my Sleek Acid palette.  And then I added glitter.  I patted a bit of Bobbi Brown Silver Lilac sparkle shadow over the pink and purple on my lid but the photos don't show it.  Apologies for the messy eyebrows.  They're in need of a trim!








Face
YSL Touche Eclat foundation BR10
Illamasqua Skin Base Lift Concealer White and Light 1
MAC Mineralize Skin Finish Natural Light
Illamasqua powder blush in Hussy

Eyes

NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base
NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk
Sleek Acid palette
Urban Decay Blackheart eyeshadow (Naked 3 palette)
Bobbi Brown Sparkle Eyeshadow in Silver Lilac
Rimmel Glam Eyes black liquid liner
Collection Glam Crystals liner in Dancing Queen
Illamasqua pencil in Sophie
Lancome Hypnose Star mascara
MUFE Aqua Brow

Lips

Illamasqua Sheer Lip Gloss in Tantrum

Saturday, 5 July 2014

Dark lips on a summers day FOTD

My eyebrows look seriously dark in the photo below!  Not sure why!




Face

YSL Touche Eclat foundation BR10
Illamasqua Skin Base Lift Concealer White and Light 1
MAC Mineralize Skin Finish Natural Light
Detrivore Apocalyptic blush
MAC Mineralize Skin Finish Lightscapade 

Eyes

NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base
NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk
Shiro eyeshadows Angry Cuccos and Hordor
Laura Mercier eyeshadows Cafe Au Lait and Kir Royal
Boots Natural Collection eyeshadow in Sea Shell
Urban Decay 24/7 pencil in Delinquent
Illamasqua pencil in Vow
Lancome Hypnose Star mascara
MUFE Aqua Brow

Lips

Chanel Rouge Noir lipstick 

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Dear Cupcake FOTD

Due to the launch of the They're Real Push Up Liner, my work makeup hasn't been terribly interesting.  We've been given a set look to wear on shifts, which is obviously all about the liner.  So that's neutral shadows with black liner, and bright pink lips.  However, as I don't own Dare Me lipstick, I have to add that once I get to work, so haven't been able to take any pictures.

This was another number generated look.  I'm not a massive fan of MAC's Dear Cupcake, as I've always found it pretty dry and powdery.  For this look I used it on top of Illamasqua's cream pigment in Androgen, which got rid of any issues.  I tried using Nic Cage Raking Leaves On A Brisk October Morning as a liner mixed with sealing gel, but none of the sparkle transferred, which sucked.  Lesson learnt!





Face
YLS Touche Eclat Foundation BR10
Illamasqua Skin Base Lift White and Light 1
Urban Decay Ultra Definition Finishing Powder Light
MAC Spaced Out blush
Shiro Cake (as highlight)

Eyes
NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base
Illamasqua cream pigment in Androgen
MAC eyeshadows in Dear Cupcake and Sweet Chestnut
Shiro eyeshadows in Steve O'Lantern, Cake, and Nic Cage Raking Leaves on a Brisk October Morning
Urban Decay Theodora palette (Spell 1)
Illamasqua Sealing Gel
Urban Decay 24/7 pencil in Corrupt
Lancome Hypnose Star mascara
MUFE Aqua Brow

Lips
Shiro Rick Rolled intertube

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Choosing my eyeshadow using a random number generator!

At times I feel totally uninspired as to what to do with my makeup.  To help keep the creative juices flowing I decided to number all of my eyeshadows and then use a random number generator to chose 3 eyeshadows that I then have to use in a look.  Today's random picks, Flamepoint, Smashing Pots, and the light pink from Sleek's Sunset palette, went really well together.  I decided to pat Cake on top of Flamepoint to tone it down a touch.  The look ended up looking like one I did a while back, but I'm still pretty happy with it.





Face
Benefit Big Easy Light
Benefit Boi-ing Shade 1
Illamasqua Skin Base Lift concealer White and Light 1
Urban Decay Ultra Definition Loose Finishing Powder Light
Shiro Hearts eyeshadow (as blush)

Eyes
Nars Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base
NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk
Sleek Sunset palette (pink)
Sugarpill Flamepoint eyeshadow
Shiro eyeshadows in Smashing Pots, War of Five Armies, and Cake
Rimmel Glam Eyes black liquid liner
Urban Decay 24/7 pencil in Chaos
Lancome Hypnose Star mascara
MUFE Aqua Brows

Lips
Shiro Shoop-Da-Whoop intertube

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

It's all about the base FOTD

I picked up Laura Mercier's caviar stick in Jungle.  It's a really nice deep green.  I was a little dubious as to what the wear time would be like as MAC shade sticks don't last all that well on me.  I'm not sure whether it was the caviar stick or the Nars primer, but this didn't crease!

This look is a great example of how the right coloured base can totally change a duo-chrome shadow.  Angry Cuccos is usually very pale green, but Jungle really pulled out the pink in it.  This look looked totally different in different lighting situations, but I tried to capture the shadows at their most vibrant.  I Guess You're OK was an amazing teal colour in some lights.

I've also put a link to all my swatches in the top menu bar.





Face
Benefit Porefessional primer
Benefit Big Easy Light
Benefit Boi-ing concealer shade 1
Illamasqua Skin Base Lift White and Light 1
Urban Decay Ultra Definition Loose Finishing Powder in Light
Illamasqua cream blush in Unrequited
Benefit High Beam

Eyes
Nars Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base
Laura Mercier Caviar Stick in Jungle
Shiro eyeshadows in Angry Cuccos, I Guess You're Okay, Victory Road, and A Terrible Fate
Sugarpill eyeshadow in Tako
Urban Decay 24/7 pencils Electric and LSD
Rimmel glam eyes black liquid liner
Lancome Hypnose Star mascara
MUFE Aqua Brow

Lips
Armani Rouge D'Armani 507
Shiro custom gloss Moon Prism Power