Thursday, September 26, 2013

REVIEW | No7 BEAUTIFULLY MATTE MAKE UP BASE




It's about time I reviewed one of my favourite matte makeup primer for myself and professional kit. "What's a matte makeup primer/base”?

Its bascially a product you apply to your skin before foundation. I personally like the purpose of primers because it makes the application of powder or foundation easier and flawless. The No 7 Beautifully matte primer is an amazing drug store primer that does exactly what its suppose to do expect improve blemishes ( I really hate when companies try to over hype their products) Just stick to the matte story please.

Moving on, the makeup base actually helps to stop shine but only for 6 hours before I feel the need to blot my skin. I don’t believe a primer can stop shine “all day” ( its a marketing trick). However, I think this drug store primer is perfect compared to alot of luxury brand primers today. It makes my makeup look flawless and fresh. Matte primers are for people with combination to oily skin. Alot of my clients end up buying or taking the primers from me when i’m done with their makeup.





Tuesday, September 17, 2013

MAKEUP | METAL GOLD EYELINER


Ishhhhhhhhhhh my side profile looks so OFF but who cares.

OMG guess what I just realised today I’VE BEEN ON YOUTUBE FOR FIVE YEARS phew. I honestly was not counting and for some reason I was curious to know when I created my youtube account. I’ll probably do a proper video soon..........but in the mean time THANK YOUUUUUUU FOR FIVE YEARS OF SUPPORT. XOXOXOXOXOXO


NOW to the tutorial :D


FACE
No 7 beautifully matte primer 
Lancôme teint idole ultra foundation | 13
Jurlique | Rose silk finishing powder *This is my current favourite 
YSL | Touche Éclat Radiant touch | 7 
MAC | Sweet as cocoa blush 
MAC | Blunt contour blush 
Make Up For Ever | Gel brow corrector | 3 

EYES
Maybelline eye studio gel eyeliner | Black 
MAC pigment | Heritage Rouge 
Yaby E/S | es345
Make Up For Ever | Metal powder 3 *Honey gold
Make Up For Ever | Eye seal *mixing medium for liner
Estee Lauder | Khol kajal eyeliner *Blackened black
Dior mascara | black out

LIPS
Make Up For Ever | Lab shine lipgloss *S2



I hope you all like and try this really easy look. You don’t have to use exactly all the products I use for my tutorials. The whole aim is to give you an idea ;) .


xxx

Thursday, September 5, 2013

NEW COLLECTION | ILLAMASQUA -SACRED HOUR COLLECTION ( PRO PREVIEW ) *PICTURE HEAVY*

                              
Two weeks ago, I was invited to Illamasqua's PRO event in their flagship store ( Beak Street London) to preview their new collection THE SACRED HOUR and the new Skin base lift concealer. As you all know I’ve been a fan of Illamasqua from day one ( Yes i’m biased because its a British brand). The brand is NOT your average makeup brand, its a brand that constantly brings something fresh to the table. 
Although this collection did not get as much hype as their previous collection, I actually like more from this collection than the last one. The makeup from this collection is very stunning and I love how simple yet deep the looks are.

At the event I got to network with fellow makeup artists who were really nice and pleasant. David Horne ( This man is a GENIUS and I always learn so much from him)  the product developer and director of Illamasqua, tried the Skin base concealer in Dark 2 underneath my eyes to brighten the area. He applied hydra veil under my eyes to rehydrate the area then went on to apply the skin base concealer with a fluffy blending brush. As you can see from the picture below, the concealer instantly brightens my under eye area without the cakey feeling. 


Left side with concealer. 



The Sacred hour - Facet nail polish *love this one

The Sacred hour- Hemlock nail polish 

L-R Velvet blush- Sleek, Reflection palette & Velvet blush - Peaked


An Illamasqua event will never be complete without a goody bag, the products I received are exactly what I would have bought from the collection + the Facet nail polish. The Lipstick is called SHARD and the velvet blush PEAKED.  I’m yet to try the blush but I intend to use it in my next tutorial. On the other hand I’ve been rocking the lipstick alot. SHARD is a red violet matt finish lipstick ( For some reason it reminds me of Ribena).


*AD pictures are from the Illamasqua facebook page.


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