Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Flower Child

This look was a spontaneous inspiration on all the wonderful music festivals like Coachella. Whenever I see photos of people at Coachella, I get so inspired by everything; the music, atmosphere, clothes and mostly, the makeup. Your makeup can be as creative as you want it to be, it can be an expression of you or of the music you enjoy. I love the freedom of expression, it's a beautiful thing. I have never had the chance to go to Coachella, or any big music festivals like it. I thought I would create something that I would wear. I came up with something really fun and colourful. It was hard because I had so many makeup ideas going through my head!





Products Used

Face
  • L'Oreal True Match Lumi Foundation: applied to the face.
  • Tarte Maracuja Creaseless Concealer: applied to the under eye area for coverage and brightness.
  • MAC Studio/Careblend Powder in Dark: applied to the face in all areas for a bronzed look. This is a face powder but I really love it as a natural bronzer, because it's finely milled and it's a moisturizing powder, which is excellent for dry skin.
  • Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder in Natural 1: applied to the corners of the forehead and cheekbones for a contour. 
  • Illamasqua Blush in Lover: applied to the apples of the cheeks for some healthy colour.
  • Benefit Coralista Blush: mixed in with Illamasqua's Lover for a bit of a shine on the cheeks.
  • Hard Candy Tiki highlighter: applied to the tops of the cheekbones, cupid's bow and tip of the nose, for a light glow. This drugstore highlighter is so beautiful and light, the quality of this product is amazing.
  • MAC Nylon Eyeshadow: applied to the tops of the cheekbones to Tiki, for an extra pop of glow.
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in Dark Brown: applied to the brows, to fill in any sparse areas.
Eyes
  • MAC Nylon Eyeshadow: applied all over the lid, avoiding the crease.
  • MAC Reflects Gold Glitter: applied on top of Nylon, to add sparkle to the eye.
  • MAC Humid eyeshadow: applied to the crease. This shade was blended in to the crease, little by little. Humid is not a matte shadow, so I took my time to build this shade. This eyeshadow was also blended into the lower lash line.
Urban Decay Electric Palette
  • Freak: applied to the crease and lower lash line. This colour was used to blend out Humid and also add brightness because Humid is a forest green colour.
  • Trash: this was also applied to the crease and lower lash line to add more dimension and colour.
  • Slowburn and Savage: these two eyeshadows were blended together and applied to the lid and along the lower lash line, against the winged liner. This adds more colour and contrast to the look.
  • NARS Larger Than Life Liner in Barrow Street: applied to the lower water line. I am such a big fan of this eyeliner! It's so creamy and it is a beautiful pale green - an amazing alternative to a white or nude liner.
  • Maybelline Blackest Black Gel Liner: applied to the top lash line, created a winged liner.
  • NYX Candy Glitter in Aqua: applied to the lower lash line.
  • LashStudio Lashes in Pop: applied to the top lash line.
Lips
  • MAC Magenta Lip Liner: used to outline and fill in the shape of the lips. Avoided the centre of the lips.
  • MAC Creme Cup Lipstick: applied to the centre of the lips and blended into liner.
  • Illamasqua Boost Lipgloss: applied to the lips for a shine. One of the best lip glosses in my collection. It's very pigmented and it smells like candy!

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

It's Been A Long Time…

Hello everyone,

It's been so long since I've posted on here… Life has gotten in the way for me. Unfortunately, my computer broke and to be honest, I'm surprised it hasn't happened sooner. My computer was very old and slow. It was a hassle every time I had to use it for something. I am currently using my mom's computer to post this. From now on, I will be using this computer to post. It is an Apple computer so if the posts look different from usual, bear with me… I have not mastered the ways of an Apple computer. Work has also kept me from posting on my blog. My job is currently my priority, I spend most of my time at work. It's consuming and busy but I would never complain. I love my job and I am very thankful and grateful. I get to play with makeup and apply makeup on people on a daily basis and I am loving it!

I just want to thank everyone that takes the time to follow my blog and read my posts. It means a lot to me and I love connecting with people through sharing my love of all things beauty. I want to thank all of the people that have recently followed my blog - I hope my creativity and passion for beauty is transparent.

Hope everyone is having a wonderful summer and a positive day!

Thursday, 22 May 2014

Platinum




Products Used

Face
  •  L'Oreal True Match Lumi foundation: applied to the face.
  •  Tarte Maracuja Creaseless Concealer: applied to the very under eye area.
  • Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder in Natural 1: applied to the corners of the forehead, sides of the nose to give the face more dimension and contour. This bronzer was also used to contour the cheekbones.
  •  MAC Studio Careblend/Pressed Powder in Dark: applied all over the face to bronze.
  • Illamasqua Lover Blush: applied to the apples of the cheeks and blended upwards towards the temples.
  • Hard Candy So Baked Bronzer in Tiki: applied this highlighter to the tops of the cheekbones, bridge of the nose and cupid's bow.
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in Dark Brown: applied to the brows, to fill in any sparse areas.
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Lash Genius Waterproof Topcoat: applied a very small amount to my brows to ensure all the hairs stay in place.
Eyes
  •  Smashbox Photo Finish Lid Primer: applied all over the lids, as a base.
  • MAC Soft Brown: applied to the crease, acts as a transition shade.
  • MAC Saddle: applied to the inner and corner portions of the eye and blended outwards. Applied to the lower lash line.
  • MAC Swiss Chocolate: applied on top of Saddle to add depth, to the inner and corner portions of the eye and lower lash line, as well.
  • MAC Embark: applied to the outer corner of the eye. Also applied to the lower lash line and blended that line out, using Swiss Chocolate.
  • MAC Platinum Pigment (PRO): applied to the center of the lid.
  • MAC Shroom: applied to the tear duct for a bright highlight.
  •  LashStudio Lashes in Darling: applied to the top lash line.
  • Maybelline Blackest Black Gel Liner: applied to the top lash line, created a winged liner.
  •  MAC Extended Play Gigablack Mascara: applied to the bottom lashes.
Lips
  • MAC Etcetera Liner: used to outline and fill in the shape of the lips.
  • MAC Honey Love Lipstick: applied to the lips and blended into the lip liner.

Monday, 19 May 2014

Lots Of Laughs




Products Used

Face
  •  L'Oreal True Match Lumi foundation: applied to the face.
  •  Tarte Maracuja Creaseless Concealer: applied to the very under eye area.
  • Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder in Natural 1: applied to the corners of the forehead, sides of the nose to give the face more dimension and contour. This bronzer was also used to contour the cheekbones.
  •  MAC Studio Careblend/Pressed Powder in Dark: applied all over the face to bronze.
  •  Tarte Tipsy Blush: applied to the apples of the cheeks and blended upwards towards the temples.
  • Hard Candy So Baked Bronzer in Tiki: applied this highlighter to the tops of the cheekbones, bridge of the nose and cupid's bow.
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in Dark Brown: applied to the brows, to fill in any sparse areas.
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Lash Genius Waterproof Topcoat: applied a very small amount to my brows to ensure all the hairs stay in place. 
Eyes
  •  Smashbox Photo Finish Lid Primer: applied all over the lids, as a base.
  • MAC Samoa Silk: applied to the crease, as a transition shade.
  • MAC Motif: applied to the lid, staying away from the crease.
  • MAC Plumage: applied to the crease. Gradually built this colour until I was happy with the intensity. Also, used this eyeshadow to create a cut crease. Blended this colour in the lower lash line.
  • MAC Shroom: applied to the inner tear duct for a bright highlight.
  • MAC Reflects Gold Glitter: applied on the lid, on top of Motif.
  • LashStudio Lashes in Darling: applied to the top lash line.
  • Maybelline Blackest Black Gel Liner: applied to the top lash line, created a winged liner.
  • MAC Extended Play Gigablack Mascara: applied to the bottom lashes.
Lips
  • MAC Etcetera Liner: used to outline and fill in the shape of the lips.
  • MAC Salute Lipstick (LE): applied to the lips and blended into the lip liner.
  • MAC Lots of Laughs Gloss (LE): applied to the lips for shine and extra colour.

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Mugshot




Products Used

Face
  •  L'Oreal True Match Lumi foundation: applied to the face.
  •  Tarte Maracuja Creaseless Concealer: applied to the very under eye area.
  • MAC Prep + Prime Pen in Radiant Rose: applied to the under eye are, on top of the concealer for more light.
  • MAC CC Loose Illuminate Powder: applied on top of the concealer products to set them, since they tend to settle in any lines in the eye area.
  • Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder in Natural 1: applied to the corners of the forehead, sides of the nose to give the face more dimension and contour. This bronzer was also used to contour the cheekbones.
  •  MAC Studio Careblend/Pressed Powder in Dark: applied all over the face to bronze.
  • MAC Sweet As Cocoa Blush: applied to the apples of the cheeks and blended upwards towards the temples.
  • Hard Candy So Baked Bronzer in Tiki: applied this highlighter to the tops of the cheekbones, bridge of the nose and cupid's bow.
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in Dark Brown: applied to the brows, to fill in any sparse areas.
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Lash Genius Waterproof Topcoat: applied a very small amount to my brows to ensure all the hairs stay in place.
Eyes
  •  TooFaced Shadow Insurance: applied all over the lids, acts as a primer.
  • Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette
  • Mugshot: applied to the lid, made sure to pack this eyeshadow on. Avoided the crease.
  • Limit: applied to the crease, this is the transition shade. 
  • Nooner: applied to the outer corner and blended it into the crease. Focused Nooner mostly in the outer corner. This was also applied on the lower lash line to blend out Swiss Chocolate.
  • Strange: applied to the brow bone and tear duct for a light highlight.
  • MAC Swiss Chocolate: applied to the lower lash line, right at the bottom lashes to accentuate the lower lash line.
  • LashStudio Lashes in Darling: applied to the top lash line.
  • MAC Extended Play Gigablack Mascara: applied to the bottom lashes.
Lips
  • MAC Toying Around Lipstick (LE): applied to the lips.

Saturday, 19 April 2014

Chocolate Truffles




Products Used

Face 
  •  L'Oreal True Match Lumi foundation: applied to the face.
  •  Tarte Maracuja Creaseless Concealer: applied to the very under eye area.
  • MAC Prep + Prime Pen in Radiant Rose: applied to the under eye are, on top of the concealer for more light.
  • MAC CC Loose Illuminate Powder: applied on top of the concealer products to set them, since they tend to settle in any lines in the eye area.
  • Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder in Natural 1: applied to the corners of the forehead, sides of the nose to give the face more dimension and contour. This bronzer was also used to contour the cheekbones.
  •  MAC Studio Careblend/Pressed Powder in Dark: applied all over the face to bronze.
  • MAC Gingerly Blush: applied to the apples of the cheeks and blended upwards, towards the temples.
  • MAC Cheek & Cheerful Blush: applied only to the apples of the cheeks.
  •  MAC Soft and Gentle MSF: applied this highlighter to the tops of the cheekbones, bridge of the nose and cupid's bow.
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in Dark Brown: applied to the brows, to fill in any sparse areas.
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Lash Genius Waterproof Topcoat: applied a very small amount to my brows to ensure all the hairs stay in place.

Eyes 
  • TooFaced Shadow Insurance: applied all over the lids, acts as a primer.
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Lavish Palette
  • Truffle: applied this rich shadow in the inner and outer corners of the eye. This was also applied in the lower lash line, very close to the lashes.
  • Rum Cake: applied in the center of the eye and blended in with Truffle. Also added this in the inner portion of the lower lash line for a hint of a glow.
  • Orange Soda: applied to the crease to clean up any harsh edges or lines. This also acts as the transition shade.
  • Sienna: applied to the crease, mostly concentrated in the outer corner. Also applied to the lower lash line to blend out Truffle and of course, give more warmth.
  • Cream: applied to the brow bone for a highlight.
  • LashStudio Lashes in Darling: applied to the top lash line.
  • MAC Extended Play Gigablack Mascara: applied to the bottom lashes.


Lips
  • MAC  Etcetera Liner: used to outline and fill in the shape of the lips.
  • MAC Sweet Experience Lipstick (LE): applied to the lips.
  • MAC Lots of Laughs Gloss (LE): applied to the center of the lips and blended outwards.

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Pink Sapphire





Products Used

Face 
  • L'Oreal True Match Lumi foundation: applied to the face.
  •  Tarte Maracuja Creaseless Concealer: applied to the very under eye area.
  • MAC Prep + Prime Pen in Radiant Rose: applied to the under eye are, on top of the concealer for more light.
  • MAC CC Loose Illuminate Powder: applied on top of the concealer products to set them, since they tend to settle in any lines in the eye area.
  • Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder in Natural 1: applied to the corners of the forehead, sides of the nose to give the face more dimension and contour. This bronzer was also used to contour the cheekbones.
  •  MAC Studio Careblend/Pressed Powder in Dark: applied all over the face to bronze.
  • MAC Warm Soul Blush: applied to the apples of the cheeks and blended upwards, towards the temples.
  • MAC Soft and Gentle MSF: applied this highlighter to the tops of the cheekbones, bridge of the nose and cupid's bow.
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in Dark Brown: applied to the brows, to fill in any sparse areas.
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Lash Genius Waterproof Topcoat: applied a very small amount to my brows to ensure all the hairs stay in place.
Eyes
  •  TooFaced Shadow Insurance: applied all over the lids, acts as a primer.
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Lavish Palette
  • Orange Soda: started off with applying this shade in the crease very lightly, as a transition shade. This will also add warmth.
  • Pink Sapphire: applied this beautiful colour on the lid and lower lash line.
  • Truffle: applied this shade in the crease. Used Orange Soda to blend out any harsh lines and strengthen the warmth.
  • Black Diamond: applied this in the outer corner to add darkness to the look. This was also applied in the outer corner of the lower lash line.
  • Ballet: applied to the brow bone for a highlight.
  • MAC Platinum Pigment (PRO): applied to the inner tear duct.
  • MAC Extended Play Gigablack Mascara: applied to the bottom lashes.
  • Ardell Wispie Lashes: applied to the top lash line.

Lips
  • MAC Soar Liner: used to outline and fill in the shape of the lips.
  • MAC Creme Cup Lipstick: applied to the lips.
  • MAC Saint Germain Gloss: applied to the center of the lips and blended outwards, for shine.