Friday, 26 August 2016

Jeffree Star Liquid Lipsticks | REVIEW

I'm aware there's been a lot of controversy about Jeffree Star all over the makeup industry recently, but I really wanted to do this review as these are honestly some of my favourite liquid lipsticks ever. I have to say, I don't particularly support Jeffree Star or any of his actions, but there's no denying he has some of the most popular liquid lipsticks out there, so I thought I'd give my two cents!
What's this? Liquid lipsticks have majorly taken over the makeup industry, and as far as I know, Jeffree Star Cosmetics were one of the first brands to bring them out. I didn't give in to the hype initially, then I saw Jaclyn Hill wearing Androgyny and fell in love. Since then, I have also bought Mannequin as there's no denying it's one of the most beautiful nudes out there. 
Where can I get it? You can get these from Beautylish (where I've bought mine!) or the Jeffree Star website. They are $18 (around £14!).
Swatches? See below. I've also worn these quite frequently on my Instagram so scroll through for lip swatches!

The Pros... Alongside Dose of Colors, these are my favourite liquid lipsticks. They sit on the lips so comfortably, don't dry out at all and give the most beautiful pigmentation. The colours are so so unique - especially Androgyny! Don't think I've ever seen a colour quite like it. They last really well - I never find I have a horrible line where it has worn off.
The Cons... Putting all the controversy about the owner aside... my only con for these liquid lipsticks is that the scents can be a bit odd. Mannequin really doesn't smell nice at all - the scent isn't noticeable after application but just a bit weird! 

What do you think? Have you tried these liquid lipsticks? Let me know if you have, and your thoughts in the comments!

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Desi Perkins Inspired 'Pikachu' Look | MOTD

Happy Wednesday! Today's makeup is one I posted a while ago over on my Instagram inspired by Desi Perkins' Pikachu yellow cut crease look. 
- Tarte Rainforest of the Sea foundation (check my previous post for a review!)
- Urban Decay Naked Skin concealer
- Laura Mercier translucent powder
- Physicians Formula Butter bronzer
- Tarte Exposed blush
- Becca Champagne Pop highlighter

- Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow in Taupe in my brows
- Morphe 35B palette (yellow shade)
- Makeup Geek Desert Sands shadow
- Anastasia Beverly Hills Morocco and Fudge shadows to darken the crease
- Charlotte Tilbury 'Barberella Brown' liner in waterline
- Huda Beauty 'Sasha' lashes
- Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara

- Rimmel Indian Pink lipliner
- Maybelline Shocking Coral lipstick

What do you think? Let me know your thoughts in the comments!


Monday, 22 August 2016

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Foundation | REVIEW

What's this? On my recent trip to the US, I picked up the Tarte Rainforest of the Sea foundation. It wasn't initially something I was interested in getting, but when I tried it out in Sephora, I was sold. I got the shade Light Medium Beige, which is a great shade for when my fake tan is fading (midway between full tan and completely pale!). It's a light-medium coverage foundation, with a very satin skin-like finish. 
Where can I get it? Get it at Sephora for $39 here, or in the UK from QVC for £34.50 here.  
Swatches? I've not done a hand swatch, as I don't find those to be overly helpful. I have got a few Instagram pictures wearing it though here and here
The Pros... I've fallen in love with this foundation for my everyday makeup. It's perfect applied with a beauty blender, blends amazingly into the skin and feels so lightweight on the skin. I've been wearing this for work, and not noticed any major fading issues so it lasts pretty well too. The colour match is really good for me, as I find with it being a lighter coverage foundation, it's more forgiving if the colour is a bit off (depending how pale I am!), so I can make it work most days. 
The Cons... I have to say, I hate the pipette applicator. I actually dropped this foundation on the floor last week (which was traumatic to say the least!) and the pipette smashed and was really annoying to get out - so now I'm just pouring onto the back of my hand. However, when I did have the pipette, I found it didn't pick up enough product so I always had to do 2 pipettes for a full face. Other than that, I don't have any major cons here! I wouldn't recommend this foundation to someone who likes a full full coverage but, I really do think it would work well for anyone else! It's especially good if you hate the feel of makeup on your skin, as buffing it in with a beauty blender really leaves it weightless on the skin! If only Tarte was more easily accessible in the UK...

What do you think? Have you tried this foundation? Let me know your thoughts in the comments! 

Friday, 19 August 2016

Luxury Lashes - What's Best?

I've only just dipped my toe into the world of luxury lashes, and after I picked some up in America and from, I thought I'd do a review of my faves so far.
The first ones I tried are Velour lashes in Momma Knows Best - beautiful natural winged out lashes, that are really fluttery and get thicker towards the outer lashline. These are the most expensive lashes out of the three, but honestly, they are my favourites. They are so so soft and easy to apply, and are the most comfortable of any lash I've tried before. I'd been really wary of spending so much money on lashes with Velour, but now I'm already eyeing up my next purchase - they are my new favourites!
Secondly, I got the Huda Beauty Sasha lashes. These lashes remind me of House of Lashes Iconic as they're super thick and spiky. The lashes cross over too, to give a really dramatic effect. The main thing I've found with these is that they are ridiculously hard to apply. The band is so thick that I found one end kept popping off when I was applying them, which is a bit irritating considering how expensive they are! However, I do keep hearing about the Farah style, so will maybe have to give that one a go instead.
Finally, I recently got the Lilly Lashes in Goddess. Lilly Lashes have just launched on and I couldn't wait to get my hands on some. After a bit of research, I decided on the Goddess style and these are so pretty. They are dramatic, fluttery lashes that I think would suit everyone! These were pretty easy to apply - the band is definitely thinner than the Huda Beauty ones and they looked lovely when they were on. I haven't worn these as much as the others yet but I can't wait to try them even more!
Have you tried any of these lashes? Let me know in the comments. 

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Morphe 35O Palette Look! | MOTD

I've been dying to give my Morphe 35O palette a go and so recently I came up with this summery glowing look. It went down really well on my Instagram so I thought I'd give you a full product breakdown!
-Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops in Celestial all over the face as a base
- NARS Sheer Glow in Punjab
- Clinique Chubby Bronzing Stick to lightly bronze
- Urban Decay Naked concealer under my eyes and to highlight
- Set everything with Laura Mercier loose setting powder
- Bronzed with MAC Give Me Sun
- Contour with Kat Von D Shade & Light palette (middle contour shade)
- Tarte Exposed blush
- Becca Cosmetics x Jaclyn Hill Champagne Pop & Prosecco Pop

- Anastasia Dip Brow on my brows
- All Morphe 35O palette on the eyes (mixture of: 2nd row shade 6, 3rd row shades 4 and 6, 4th row shade 3)
- MAC 'Vanilla' pigment on inner corner and brow bone
- Charlotte Tilbury 'Barberella Brown' liner on the waterline
- Velour 'Momma Knows Best' lashes

MAC 'Soar' liner to outline my lips, then Jeffree Star 'Mannequin' liquid lipstick

What do you think of this look? Let me know in the comments!


Monday, 15 August 2016

The Best Gloss EVER

For over a year now, I've been obsessed with matte lips. Liquid lipsticks are pretty much my everyday lip now, so when I picked up the ABH 'Butterscotch' gloss in America, I really wasn't expecting much. 5 weeks later, this gloss has become a regular in my daily makeup routine, so it was definitely due a review!
What's this? ABH glosses are pretty popular in the makeup industry, and I had heard quite a bit about the Butterscotch shade (not to mention how cute the name is!). It's a peachy nude shade, so pretty universally pleasing!
Where can I get it? I'm pretty sure these are only really available in the US, so they're $16 in Sephora and the ABH website.  
Swatches? I have no hand swatches, but I have used it in some of my makeup looks on Instagram - here
The Pros... I've christened this the best gloss ever, because it is really the only gloss that has stopped me wearing matte lips all the time! It is the most beautiful peach shade, that I've been wearing alone and on top of liquid lipsticks. Either way, it looks lovely! It's super long wearing (better than any other gloss I've tried before), and doesn't feel sticky or gloopy on the lips at all. It smells absolutely delicious (like vanilla), and the applicator is great - I do tend to scrape the excess off before I apply though to avoid putting too much on at once!
The Cons... The only con I can't think of with this gloss is that it does definitely get caught in your hair if it blows onto your lips which is a bit annoying, but I suppose that happens with every gloss! 

What do you think? Have you tried any ABH glosses? Let me know your thoughts in the comments! 

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Glowy Neutrals | MOTD

Instagram inspires so many of my makeup looks. When I saw this one on the Anastasia Instagram, I was desperate to try it out. This was my recreation and I was pretty happy with it! Here's a breakdown of the look:
- NARS Sheer Glow foundation mixed with Cover FX Custom Enhancer drops in Celestial
- Urban Decay Naked Skin concealer under my eyes, chin, forehead and down the bridge of my nose
- Clinique chubby contour stick to bronze
- Laura Mercier Loose setting powder all over
- Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer
- Kat Von D Shade & Light palette - middle contour shade
- Benefit Coralista blush
- Becca x Jaclyn Hill Prosecco Pop highlight from the Champagne collection palette

- ABH Dipbrow and Brow Definer on my brows
All shadows from the ABH Modern Renaissance palette (Raw Sienna and Burnt Orange as transition shades in my crease, Cyprus Umber to darken the crease and outer corner, Primavera all over the lid)
- Kat Von D Trooper liner
- Velour 'Momma Knows Best' lashes
- Charlotte Tilbury 'Barberella Brown' liner in my waterline
- Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara
- Becca x Jaclyn Hill Prosecco Pop in my tear duct and brow bone

MAC 'Soar' lipliner and Lipland x Amrezy 'Rezy' liquid lip

What do you think of this look? Let me know in the comments!

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