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Sunday, 31 January 2016

Valentine's Day Tutorial: Radiant Soft Pink look using the Naked 3 Palette

Today we are less than two weeks from Valentine's Day so I thought I would share with you this soft pink, radiant make up look. It's gentle and pretty and romantic so perfect for any Feb 14th plans you might have or any other time you fancy! I hope you like it.

Saturday, 30 January 2016

Let's Talk Liner: MAC Into The Well

MAC Into The Well eyeshadow/liner in Beg For It

Today I want to briefly talk about this eyeshadow/liner from the MAC Dark Desires collection that I purchased before Christmas. I was on the lookout for a new liner after my l'oreal pen ran out again and I hated the smudginess I was getting from my eyeko FAT liner throughout the day. I went for two: the MAC fluidline and their Into The Well shadow which is supposed to double up as a liner. I picked the shade Beg For It which is their matte black. 

The shadow comes in this sturdy sleek packaging, and features a dip or 'well' in the middle. The idea is, you wet your brush and swirl in around in the well a little, so you can use the middle part for liner but keep the rest dry for a shadow.

I chose this mainly as I had read about the whole collection on makeupandbeautyblog and Karen seemed to love these and raved about how easy they were to apply. I noticed from her photos that the black didn't look overly dark but decided to go for it anyway.

Wellllll, it is easy to apply. I wet my angled brush like the one in the photo at the top, swirl it around a little and draw on that line. However, it's soooo grey! It's just not black. It's like drawing with ink on your face - but watery ink. I really want a jet black liner and this just isn't that. Especially as I like to wear shimmery eyeshadows (take advantage while you're young boys and gals) and I feel like that comes through underneath, and I don't want that. As for the shadow, I haven't used it for that, I'm not really a black, smoky eye person but it seems like a pretty great matte black if I'm honest. Straight up matte black, lots of pigment. Nice.

So what's the verdict? If you're looking for a matte black shadow, go for it. For a liner, it's really easy to throw on in the morning, I find it hard to go wrong with this and that's great! But the colour's all off in wet form and it leaves a big void where my blackest-of-black liner should be.

Thursday, 28 January 2016

Lime Crime Make Up Haul Review!

Hey everyone! Here is a Lime Crime haul review which I decided to share with you in video form as I had a lot of products to mention and also I have a lot of posts I wanted to share this month that have been delayed, some of which may also be coming to you via YouTube.

I hope you enjoy it and I'm sorry I know it's not the best quality video in the world, but I hope to be investing in some better tech for this as soon as my finances allow.

If you are hoping for some better swatches, I may be adding some in photo form on here over the next couple of days.

Products featured from left to right: Eyeliner in Rhyme, Carousel Glosses in Snow Sicle, Candy Apple, Present, Velveteen liquid lipstick in Riot, Lipsticks in Poison Berry, Airborne Unicorn