NYC MINI MAKEUP HAUL.

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Welcome back to my blog! As the title suggests, tonight’s post (two in one day, check me out!) is going to be a Haul of the makeup products I purchased whilst I was in NYC. I must have visited about five different Sephora’s during my time there; I needed to get my fix before heading home as we don’t have them in the UK (heart breaking, I know). However, I didn’t go crazy and buy too much, just a few products that were on my wish list! I also visited a few CVS stores, and picked up something that I have been wanting to try for a while now! The one product I didn’t manage to get my hands on whilst I was in the US was the Tarte Shape Tape concealer ūüė¶ boooo. I found out that it is sold exclusively at Ulta, but unfortunately I didn’t manage to get to an Ulta store during my short stay. It is still on my wish list though… one day! If you would like to find out what products I did manage to get my hands on whilst I was in New York, then please keep on reading.FullSizeRender (89)

  1. Anastasia Beverly Hills liquid lipstick in the shade ‘Stripped’: Did I need another nude coloured liquid lipstick? No. Did I want one? Yes. I was uming and awing over whether or not to buy this product; I really wanted to try an ABH liquid lip after hearing & seeing so much about them, but it wasn’t a necessity to my makeup collection considering how many similar shades I already own from previous brands. After picking it up and putting it back down in one Sephora store, I kept thinking ‘I wish I had bought it’ afterwards… that’s when you know you need something! The final Sephora we visited on the last day I decided to buy it; they only had one left in the colour I wanted (it must of been a sign)!¬†‘Stripped’ is the perfect nude shade that I know I will get my wear out of, and I can’t wait to try it out properly! ( $20 plus tax).IMG_3411
  2. Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb: When I visited the first Sephora I realised that they stocked Fenty Beauty, and I knew that I HAD to purchase something! I had heard good things about the foundation, but because I have normal-dry skin, I didn’t think it would be the best fit for me, plus I was on a time limit & so, didn’t want to spend ages getting shade matched etc. I then thought about getting one of the highlighters, but none of them grabbed my attention enough, apart from the gold one, but I definitely don’t think I could pull that one off! I decided instead to get the lipgloss! I had watched reviews & read about the product; it is meant to be the perfect lipgloss for all skin tones. Everyone in the video reviews seemed to love it, and I have gotten into wearing lipgloss much more recently, so thought I would give it a go! It is a subtle dark nude shade, that I will look amazing over so many of my other lip products! Not to mention the packaging is absolutely killer. I am obsessed! So glad I finally own a Fenty Beauty product! ($16 plus tax)IMG_3413
  3. Kat Von D liquid lipstick in the shade ‘Nahz Fur Atoo’: This product, which is a dark red/crimson coloured liquid lipstick, I bought as a gift for my eldest sister. She has been wanting¬†a deep red coloured lip product from Jeffree Star Cosmetics called ‘Unicorn Blood’, but it recently went out of stock before she could get her hands on it. So, whilst I was in Sephora I decided to pick her a similar colour up for her… I hope she likes it! It is quite a vampy shade, something that suits my sister much more than me! ($20 plus tax)IMG_3410.JPG
  4. Nars Creamy Radiant concealer in the shade ‘Vanilla’: This product was a till temptation… you know when your queuing up to pay, or at the till and you’re surrounded by products that you probably don’t need, but somehow they make you think you need them. They got me! I have previously owned this concealer (about¬†a year ago), and I did love it! I just used it up wayyy too fast. This version is actually a mini; I am a complete sucker for mini versions of products! I find them too cute. I thought that this way I won’t use it up as quickly as I don’t have a lot of product in the first place, so my plan is to only use it on special occasions. Also, because I couldn’t get my hands on the Tarte concealer, I thought that this one was a good substitute that I already know I love! ( $13 plus tax)IMG_3412
  5. Loreal Infallible Pro Glow foundation in the shade ‘202’: I have heard so many amazing reviews about this product! I had completely forget that CVS even did makeup when we went in… it was a very happy surprise when we realised! I was browsing all the drug store brands trying to remember what products YouTubers loved, when I found the foundation! I picked it up in the second lightest shade they had, which I hope will be a good match (they didn’t have any testers :() I can’t wait to try it out; fingers crossed I love it! ( about $14)IMG_3414

I hope you enjoyed this makeup themed post! I am already having Sephora withdrawals… I need to go back ASAP!

Thank you for reading,

Chloe x

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Everyday makeup.

Makeup

Welcome back to my blog! I hope everyone is having¬†a great weekend! Today, I thought I would share with you¬†my¬†‘go-to’ makeup¬†look that I opt for on a daily basis. It is simple and¬†quick to achieve, which is great for days where I am running late, but still want to look put together (basically everyday!). All product details will be listed below along with some pictures of this natural and glowing look! So, if you want to find out more, then please keep on reading!

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Face: For the face I wanted to keep it as simple as possible, whilst still having some coverage, colour and of course, a glow.

  • LA Girl Pro Conceal – shade Green.
  • Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer – shade 1.
  • Rimmel London Stay Matte Powder – shade Transparent.
  • Kat Von D Shade and Light Palette – shades Subconscious and Shadowplay.
  • Bourjois Paris Bronzing Powder – shade 51.
  • Benefit Rockateur Blusher.
  • Mac Extra Dimension¬†Skin Finish¬†– shade Double Gleam.

Eyes: For the eyes I opted for a shimmery but natural look that would match perfectly with the dewiness of the skin, with minimal use of shadows in order to save time. I also attempted to make the brows look more natural rather than structured. I did this by using feathery strokes rather than sharp/ harsh ones, as well as making them thicker & lighter.  I love the way they turned out!

  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade – shade Ash Brown.
  • Freedom Pro Conceal & Correct Palette – lightest shade for under the brows.
  • Mac Paint Pot – shade Soft Ochre.
  • Zoeva Cocoa Blend Palette – shade Bitter Start and¬†Substitute for Love.
  • Loreal Paris individual eyeshadow – shade Wild Gold.
  • Benefit Roller Lash Mascara.
  • Maybelline Brow Drama – shade Medium Brown.
  • Mac Extra Dimension Skin Finish – Double Gleam ( for the inner eye corners).

Lips: For ease I chose to apply some of my Rosy Lips Vaseline; it provides a subtle hint of colour, whilst also moisturising the lips! Not to mention it can be easily reapplied throughout the day.

To finish, as always, I used a few sprays of my Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray, to make sure that my makeup stays on throughout the whole day!

So, that completes my natural everyday makeup look! I hope you enjoyed this beauty themed post! More to come soon.

Thanks for reading,

Chloe x

 

 

Eyebrow Tutorial.

Makeup

Welcome back to my blog! It’s Friday, woo! For today’s post I thought I would share with you a step-by-step tutorial on how I do my eyebrows! I often get compliments on my brows(which are always the best type of compliment!), and think I have finally¬†figured out¬†how to create the perfect gradient brow! So, if you want to find out how I do my eyebrows, then please keep on reading. fullsizerender-35

1. The first step I take when doing my brows, is combing them through with the spoolie end of my eyebrow brush (Makeup Geek). I comb the front of my brows up, and the outer half sideways to create the shape I desire before I apply product. This only takes a few seconds, but is a step I definitely¬†wouldn’t miss!

2. Next, I take my Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade in the shade ‘Ash Brown’ and my Makeup Geek brow brush, and begin to fill in my eyebrows. I like to start with the arch/ outer half of my eyebrow as this is where most of the product will be. I then use little brush strokes to apply the pomade¬†so the brow will look as natural as possible ( like real brow hairs). To create the tail of the brow I use more pressure so it is opaque and defined. I usually like my brows to be quite thick, so I¬†draw on¬†a new brow arch that is darker than my natural eyebrows, as you can see in the image below. fullsizerender-32

3. After this, I lightly draw a line underneath the front of my brow which will allow me to create the gradient effect I desire. I then, without applying anymore product, gently fill in the front section of my eyebrow, making sure to get lighter as I reach the front. I also like to check at this point that I am happy with the overall shape and colour of my brow; if not, I go in with my of the dipbrow until I am!

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4. When I have created the brow I want, I¬†then like to define it and clean it up using concealer (Freedom Concealer palette in shade’Light’). I use the lightest shade on a Morphe ‘M75’, which is a flat¬†ended brush, and apply it underneath the brow. This gets rid of any mistakes, and really does make a big difference! I blend the concealer using my Real Techniques ‘Deluxe Crease Brush’ which defuses the product and blends it nicely into my Mac Paint Pot in the shade ‘Soft Ochre’, that I use to prime my eyes.

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5. The final step I take when doing my eyebrows is setting them in place. I use the¬†Maybelline Brow Drama mascara in the shade ‘Medium Brown’; it ensures that all of the hairs stay in place throughout the day so I don’t have to worry bout them smudging! And that completes my eyebrow tutorial!fullsizerender-34

I hope you enjoyed this post, and let me know if you would like more of these makeup tutorials! I will be back with another post soon.

Thanks for reading,

Chloe x