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

 

 

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Morphe 35O Makeup Tutorial.

Makeup

Welcome back to my blog! I hope everyone is doing well! In the past two weeks, as you may have noticed, I have been MIA from my blog; I have been very busy going here, there & everywhere with University Interviews! But, I am back today with a makeup tutorial using my Morphe 35O palette that I featured on my blog just before Christmas! I have included step-by-step instructions as well as pictures, which I hope help you if you want to recreate the look below. So, if you would like to learn how I created the eye look that I have been loving lately, then please keep on reading! fullsizerender-36

  1. The first step I take when creating any eye look is to prime the eye using Mac’s Paint Pot in the shade Soft Ochre; this cancels out any discolouration, giving the lid one solid & neutral colour. I then set the lid using the lightest colour of the Morphe palette, which is going to make blending the shadows out in the next step a lot easier.
  2. Next, I take a fluffy blending brush to start applying the transitional shades into the crease. For this, I use the two warm toned light brown shades highlighted below, and keep blending and building up the colour until I am happy with how it looks. fullsizerender-37
  3. I then begin to deepen the crease using the dark orange shade in the palette; this helps to ensure that the shadows all blend seamlessly together, whilst also intensifying the crease’s colour ready for the next step. After this, I then add the darker shades to the eyelid. For this, I mix the two red/orange shades (my favourite colours from this Morphe palette!), and pack them onto the outer corner of the eyelid. I again, keep blending and swapping brushes until I feel the colours transition into each other, whilst trying to keep the centre of the lid as neutral as possible.fullsizerender-38
  4. After this, I take the gold shimmery shadow on a flat brush and apply it to the centre of the lid in the space that has been left shadow free. I repeat this until there is a good coverage of shimmer, making sure it blends into the red/orange colours on the outer corner (it’s all about the blending!). On the inner half of the lid I then use my gold glitter liquid liner, which is actually from Pound Land! This liner is jam packed with flecks of gold glitter, and has surprisingly good coverage (although the pictures aren’t doing it justice 😦 I do recommend trying it out!). I have been loving doing this step recently as I think it adds a lot to the look, and that the gold compliments the warm tones very well. fullsizerender-39
  5. I then do my face makeup, including foundation, contour and highlight; which I also apply (generously) to the inner corner of my eye and underneath the brow bone. For this particular look I chose the Revolution Makeup highlight in the shade ‘Golden Lights’ as I think the gold tones matched the eye look perfectly! (for more information on this highlight then check out my last blog post). I then use a mixture of all the orange/red shades to apply underneath the eye to balance out the lid shadows. This is a step I definitely never miss and think it makes a real difference!
  6. To finish the eye look off, I take my black liquid liner (which works best over glitter) and create a wing on the top lash line. Finally, I apply a coat of my favourite mascara to both the top and bottom lashes, making sure to curl them first before I do so! This last step completes my Morphe 35O tutorial!

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I hope you enjoyed this makeup themed post, be sure to let me know if you try it out for yourself! I have lots of new posts planned for the next few weeks, so keep your eyes peeled! P.S the lipstick I am wearing is Jeffree Star’s Velour Liquid Lipstick in the shade ‘Celebrity Skin’.

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

 

Makeup by me.

Makeup

Welcome back to my blog! Today I thought I would share with you the makeup look I created on my twin. My sister never usually wears makeup (the complete opposite of me!) so I decided to go for a full glam look that would contrast completely with what she normally looks like. I loved the end result and I was very happy that she let me ‘Chloefy’ her! If you want to see how it turned out then please keep on reading!

The main eyeshadow palette I used was my Morphe 350-35 as I really wanted to use the warm brow/orange shades that are perfect for this time of year! And although I was worried about ruining all the hard work I put into blending the shadows by applying eyeliner, my Kat Von D Tattoo Liner made it super easy to create a precise bold wing! I am also pretty impressed with how it went to stay I how hard liquid liner can be to do on other people. For eyebrows, I used a taupe shade from my Naked Basics palette to match my sisters light/blonde eyebrows, and because the shade was pigmented enough to allow me to create a good shape. Overall I love how the eyes turned out but it was definitely a big difference for my sister to take in! I will 100% be recreating this eye look out on myself in the near future. IMG_5597.JPG

As for the face, I knew I wanted an intense glow to match the eyes, so I opted for my Revolution highlighter in the shade ‘Golden Lights’. It is an amazing iridescent white highlight with gold reflects… I’m in love with it! Finally, I wanted the lip colour to pull everything together; at first I went for a Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lip in the shade ‘Celebrity Skin’, but because my sister has very fair skin I thought the shade looked too dark and didn’t compliment the rest of the face. In the end I picked the metallic liquid lipstick that she bought me for Christmas by LA Splash in the shade ‘Aphrodite’. I think the copper/gold colour of the lips matched perfectly with the warm eyes and the golden shimmer of the highlight, to create a wearable yet full glam look.

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I hope you enjoyed this post! If you want more details on all the products I used on my sister then check out my ‘NYE Makeup and Outfit’ post as I used the same for my makeup. I’d like to say a big thank you to my twin for letting me do her makeup( after much begging and bribing), I think she looks stunning both with the makeup and without! Keep your eyes peeled for my next blog post that will be coming soon!

Thanks for reading,

Chloe x

Best Products of 2016.

Makeup

Welcome back to my blog, and my first post of 2017! Today I thought I would properly round off the year with my ‘Best Products of 2016’. I loved seeing everyone’s version of this tag in the blogging community and on YouTube, and I couldn’t resist sharing my own list! I tried to include at least one of my loved products from each part of the face, i.e. eyes, mouth etc… It was definitely hard to pick!  I hope you like this post, and that it might give you some ideas of new makeup to try out! Let’s get onto the tag…

  1. Primer:

One Step Correct– Stila: The mixture of pink, green and white colours that are swirled together in this primer really help to colour correct the face before applying foundation. I especially like the green colour as it cancels out the red pigmentation in my skin. Also, the primer has a sticky consistency that helps the makeup cling to the skin and stay all day! img_5567

The Porefessional– Benefit: This is another primer I loved throughout 2016! I mainly focus the product on my T-zone area; it mattifies the face whilst also filling in pores to ensure the skin is smooth before applying foundation. It also feels great on the face and definitely does what it says on the tin! I am on my third mini of this primer, and I am still loving it just as much!img_5568-1

2. Eyes:

Roller Lash Mascara– Benefit: This product has been a constant ‘go to’ when doing my everyday makeup in 2016. It helps to increase the length of the lashes, whilst also giving them a natural curl. This mascara is definitely buildable if a more intense look is desired! This is a product that I will still be using in the upcoming year.fullsizerender-9

Cocoa Blend Palette– Zoevea: This palette has to be one of my all time favourites. I absolutely love the warm colours that are perfect for creating quick and simple looks, as well as the matte white/cream shade, which I use everyday to set my eyeshadow base. It is a product I constantly reach for, and the only eyeshadow palette where I have hit pan! I have recommended this palette to friends as it I affordable, yet still pigmented and blendable! LOVE LOVE LOVE.img_5571

Modern Renaissance Palette– Anastasia Beverly Hills:  One of my favourite high-end makeup products of 2016 has to be this palette. I was lucky enough to receive it as a birthday present from my brother in the summer, and since then have loved creating makeup looks with it. The colours are beautiful, the pigment is amazing, and the texture of the shadows is so rich/creamy that they blend seamlessly! My favourite colours have to be the pinks; they’re gorgeous… the palette is definitely worthy of the hype it gets!img_5570

3. Eyebrows:

Dipbrow Pomade– Anastasia Beverly Hills: I purchased this product early 2016, and haven’t looked back since! I can’t believe that there was ever a time that I didn’t use this product for my brows. Before the pomade, I had struggled matching the colour of my eyebrows with any product, but the ‘Ash Brown’ shade by ABH is the perfect fit. The product is highly pigmented, which took a bit of getting used to at first, but after practice I can safely say it is the best eyebrow product I have ever used, especially to create the popular ‘gradient’ effect. Also, the fact that it’s pigmented means a little product goes a long way; I am only on my second pot! Not to mention that it is water proof so lasts all day. I get no end of compliments on my brows when I am wearing this product, 10/10 would recommend if you are looking for a new piece of makeup for your brows.img_5553

4. Face:

Soft and Gentle Highlight– Mac: This popular highlighter has been my favourite to use during 2016. It gives a lovely golden glow with a shimmer effect that goes with any makeup look. Also, I find that a natural gleam is achieved with one layer of this highlight, but as you build it up, it creates a more intense look. Despite the fact that my highlighter collection has now grown, I definitely will still be using this product!img_5564

Rockateur Blusher– Benefit: My most used blusher of 2016 has to be my Rockateur blusher. It is a beautiful deep rose gold colour, with cream and gold fleck that compliments any warm toned eye/lip looks perfectly. I shall definitely been repurchasing when mine runs out!fullsizerender-11

Lasting Perfection Concealer– Collection 2000: This product has been on my most used list for a long time now! Over the year I have repurchased this concealer (in the shade fair) numerous times; it is affordable yet high coverage, and certainly feels like a more expensive product! The colour is great for highlighting high points on the face, not to mention that it blends easily with my beauty blender. I think it is a product that I will continue to buy for the foreseeable future!img_5563

5. Lips:

Dolce K Liquid Lipstick– Kylie Cosmetics: Liquid lipsticks have been a massive makeup trend during 2016, with most brands creating their own versions. My best friends (who know I love makeup) generously gave me a Kylie Jenner Lip Kit for my birthday in the shade ‘Dolce K’, which is a cool toned brown colour. The texture of the product is very smooth,  and I find that it applies very easily. The colour is perfect for creating a sultry look, but also it can be warmed up for day time makeup by using a different lip liner ( e.g. ‘Stone’ by Mac). The lip liner that comes with the kit glides on the lips and has a creamy consistency, unfortunately mine has broken, but I still love it! Additionally, I really like the sweet almost marshmallow smell, as it isn’t to overpowering.  Although this product has gotten mixed reviews, I personally give it a big thumbs up!fullsizerender-12

Velvet Teddy Lipstick– Mac: At the start of 2016 my ‘go to’ lipstick was definitely ‘Velvet Teddy’. It is the perfect matte nude shade that goes with so many different looks. The consistency isn’t drying either with is definitely a bonus! One of my favourite lipsticks, as I am sure it is for many of you! fullsizerender-10

Soft Matte Lip Cream– NYX: This lip cream in the shade ‘London’ was the only thing I wore on my lips for months during mid 2016! It provides a natural colour to the lips, that is very wearable for more day-to-day looks. The texture, as the name suggests, is creamy and the colour does last on the lips for a pretty long amount of time to say it is an affordable drugstore brand product! Since I purchased ‘London’ my collection of Lip Creams has grown, and I think it will continue to during 2017.

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This concludes todays makeup post! I can’t wait to try out and use more products this year, and I look forward to seeing what makes it onto the list of ‘Best Products of 2017’.

Thanks for reading,

Chloe x