WHAT I GOT FOR CHRISTMAS 2017; MAKEUP EDITION.

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Welcome back to my blog! I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas! I had the best time spent with my family; it always go too fast! Today I thought I would share with you what makeup I received for Christmas this year, as well as a few bits that I picked up in the sales! As always I am very grateful for each and every one of the gifts that I am going to share with you. I hope that you enjoy this blog post!

1. The first piece of makeup I received was the Jeffree Star ‘Androgyny’ palette. It is a warm toned large pan palette, with a few ‘brave’ shades, such as a blue & green… I can’t wait to play around with some more adventurous looks!

 

2. The next two pieces I received were also from Jeffree Star Cosmetics; two Velour Liquid Lips. One repurchase of the shade ‘Mannequin’; my all time favourite nude! I also received a new one in the shade ‘I’m Nude’, which is a slightly lighter version of ‘Mannequin’. Already I have been loving pairing these to together! FullSizeRender (82)

3.  Thirdly, I got the Stila Glitter & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow; A product I have been wanting to try for so long because it had been raved about so much! It is so pretty!

4. Another product I received that I have wanting to try for a while is the Gerard Cosmetics Slay All Day setting in spray in the flavour ‘peach’. A yummy smelling product that I can’t wait to put to the test!

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5. Another repurchased item is the Stila One Step Correct Skin Tone Correcting & Brightening Serum; I love this primer and I am excited to use it again!

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6. Also, I received the Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow Pomade in the shade ‘Ash Brown’; I staple in my makeup bag… I’m on my third one!

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7. The makeup tool I was super excited to receive was my original hot pink Beauty Blender and Beauty Blender Cleanser. I already am in love/obsessed with it already! I wont be going back to normal sponges any time soon!

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8. From America my brother and sister-in-law got me two items from Sephora; The Winter Magic palette, and the Sugarcoated lipgloss collection. Both surprise presents that I was thrilled to receive!

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9. In the sales I also purchased a few makeup gift sets; Firstly I got the Read my Lips colour riche lip kit from Loreal… it comes with a nude shade lip liner and lipstick that I look forward to using!

 

10. From the sale at boots I also got The Colour Edit gift set from French Connection. It contains two matte liquid lipsticks, as well as two lipglosses and 5 gorgeous nail polishes!

 

11. The final makeup gift set I got is the Millie Mackintosh Couture Beauty Ultimate Beauty Collection. It comes with lots of products; A bronzer, lip liner, eye pencil, lip gloss, eyeshadow palette, face illuminator and an eyebrow kit! I have heard a few reviews about the collection, and as a MIC fan I can’t wait to try all the products!

 

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Let me know what makeup items you received for Christmas! I am looking forward to trying out all of my new products! I will be back tomorrow with a New Years themed post!

Thank you for reading,

Chloe x

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FAVOURITE PRODUCT OF THE MONTH-FEBRUARY EDITION.

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Welcome back to my blog! I hope everyone has been doing well! Long time no post… recently I have been feeling a little uninspired and unmotivated, a feeling I hope some of you might be able to relate to. Nonetheless, in a bid to shake this unwanted feeling off, I am back today with a very belated ‘favourite product’ post for the month of February. So, if you would like to find out what item of makeup I have chosen this time, then please keep on reading!

Throughout the month of February there was one product in particular that I constantly reached for, and so it only made sense to choose it… my Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in the shade ‘Leo’. Whether it was in the day or at night, this liquid lip was my go to.

I love the colour; I would describe it as… well the word ‘rust’ springs to mind, although that doesn’t make it sound very appealing! The product description on the brand’s website describes it as a ‘ true matte honey brown’, in case my efforts didn’t do the colour justice 😉 But I have also left some pictures of the product at the end of post as always, so you can see what the colour looks like both on the lips and a swatch on the hand for comparison. The colour matches so many eye looks, my personal favourite to wear it with is a dark red/ orange eye, which I use my Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance palette to achieve, as I think the colours compliment each other very well. Moreover,  believe it is a great ‘in-between’ shade that everyone can wear; it is still in the nude colour spectrum, so is wearable for day-to-day ( like I wore in the picture, with minimal eye makeup), but because of the darkness of the shade, it can be worn with a more dramatic look, perfect for nights out, and also it isn’t too dark for those who might not be confident enough to rock a statement lip!

The product itself, like all others in the range, lasts a long time, which is why I feel I can wear it out to dinner or drinks and not worry about it smudging or coming off… you can’t say that about many dark lipstick shades! The ‘matteness’ of the product is definitely another bonus, as well as the fact that it dries down from wet to matte very quickly, good for applying makeup in a hurry or on the go!

Overall, I just love ( guessed I love it by now, huh?) the versatility of this liquid lip, and I really am surprised that this shade doesn’t get more recognition! I know I am going to continue wearing throughout the next months; definitely a product that can worn all year round no matter the season! IMG_6457

I hope you enjoyed this short post, and I am looking forward to sharing my March edition with you soon.

Thank you for reading,

Chloe x

Morphe 35O Makeup Tutorial.

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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