My go to special occasion eye makeup 

Hi everyone! 

I am back with another makeup post, today I will be writing about my go to special occasion eye makeup. This is the look I will always create when I am unsure what look to go for but I want to look glam.  It’s quick and also easy to do! 

It’s a basic smoked out wing with some glam lashes. 

I always do my eyes first when doing this look as I will be using black eyeshadow and don’t want any fall out on my foundation.  I prime my eyes with Mac paint pot in “Painterlilly” and set this with translucent powder. This sets up a flawless base and pro longs the wear of the eyeshadow.  To get the sharp wing I use the trick of sticky tape! This is the best hack for makeup I think haha. I cut a small piece of tape and place it on the outer corners of my eyes pointing towards the end of my eyebrows to give me a straight and sharp line. 

As mentioned earlier this look is very simple I only use four eyeshadow colours all from Makeup Geek. I firstly take “Peach Smoothie” and I blend this all through my crease. After this I take “Cocoa Bear” on a smaller blending brush and focus this more on the outer corner of my eye but still blending slightly into the crease. It is then time for the black eyeshadow I use a small precision brush and place the colour “Corrupt” directly on the outer corner creating a wing. I start to blend the black with “Cocoa Bear” to give the smoked out look. I will go in again with “Corrupt” on an angled brush now and draw a more precise wing along the line of the sticky tape. I finish off the blending process by taking “peach smoothie” through the crease one more time to make sure it’s all seamless. The last eyeshadow I use is “Shimmer Shimmer” as a brow bone and inner corner highlight.  I then pull off the tape and have the perfect smoked out wing! 

As I will be wearing false lashes I do a small line of eyeliner on my upper lash line to hide the band. I use Mayebelline Hyper Sharp Wing Eyeliner for this as it has a small felt tip and is super easy to apply.  The eyelashes I am wearing on this particular occasion are MODELROCK #236 but I will wear any lashes from MODELROCK my favourites are : #236, #212 & #259.  

To balance out the look I will apply some eyeshadow to the lower lash line. I start by putting “Corrupt” into my water line as this will make your eyes pop! I smoke this out with “Cocoa Bear” on a small definer brush and keep this really close to the lash line. Lastly I use “Peach Smoothie” on a large blending brush and blend both the colours. To finish of the look I will apply a couple of layers of black mascara to the lower lashes, I pack this on quite heavy! I used BenefitThey’re Real”. That is the eye look completed! 

As I have done this on many occasions now it only usually takes me around 10 minutes and I think it looks amazing and makes my blue eyes standout. It also suits any lip colour as the colours are all very neutral, in the pictures I am wearing “Snob” by Mac

Product Breakdown 

Mac Paintpot “Painterlilly” – $35.00

Makeup Geek Eyeshadows (Peach Smoothie, Cocoa Bear, Corrupt, Shimmer Shimmer) – $6.00 each 

Maybelline Hypersharp Wing Eyeliner – $17.95

MODELROCK Lashes – $6.95

Benefit They’re Real Mascara – $42.00

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Maybelline Colour Tattoo Pure Pigments Review + Swatches

Maybelline are probably my favourite “Drug Store” brand, they have top quality products for an affordable amount!   Today I am reviewing their Colour Tattoo Pure Pigments; I know they have been out for a very longtime but I only just picked them up! 

I picked up the colours: Breaking Bronze, Barley Brazen and Buff & Tuff. I only paid around $5 each for them, such a bargain. Seeings as these were the first eyeshadow pigments to be added to my makeup collection I went for very wearable colours, I am a sucker for bronze and nude colours!  They have 1.5G of product, which will last you a very long time as you don’t need to apply much of the product as the colour pay off is amazing.

To apply the pigments you can use your finger or a flat shader brush; you can also apply wet for a more pigmented metallic look, perfect for a special occasion.  Maybelline claim these eyeshadow pigments last up to 24hrs; Crazy!  I can confidently say they lasted for over 12 hours on myself without being touched up and without using a primer. So huge plus for longevity 🙂

I swatched the colours both dry and wet to show you the comparison.

Breaking Bronze LEFT: Applied wet with Mac Fix+  RIGHT: Applied with finger

Breaking Bronze is my favourite and you can see why! The colour payoff is unreal both dry and wet, its my new holy grail bronze eyeshadow. Definitely recommend picking this one up.

Barley Brazen LEFT: Applied wet with Mac Fix+ RIGHT: Applied with finger

Barley Brazen isn’t as pigmented when applied dry but is good for everyday wear. When applied wet the colour is completely changed, it turns into a dark taupe with gold reflects.

Buff & Tuff LEFT; Applied wet with Mac Fix+ RIGHT: Applied with finger

Buff & Tuff is so pretty!  A perfect pinky/gold champange colour, I wear this one the most out of all of the colours as its very versatile and perfect for work.

I can’t believe the quality of these pigments for the price, the texture is so creamy and they apply very evenly and can be built up for a more dramatic look.  As you can see from my swatches they are very shimmery, perfect for everyday wear and also perfect for more of a glam look.

I definitely recommend checking out these products; They are budget friendly and are top quality.  I will be investing in some more for my collection!

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How I clean my makeup brushes. Featuring; Sigma Spa Express Brush Cleaning Glove

Cleaning your makeup brushes is known to be such a tedious task and I know a lot of you would avoid doing it and putting it of as long as you can!

There are so many reasons why you need to wash your makeup brushes regularly: 

  • Dirty brushes compromise your makeup application.
  • They contain bacteria, oils and dead skin cells that when transferred on our face can cause us breakouts- Eww!
  • Not looking after your brushes will shorten their life span!

You should deep clean your brushes at least once every 2 weeks and spot clean them regularly.

Dirty brushes ready to be washed, L’oreal Mythical Oil shampoo, Models Prefer brush cleaner, unscented soap and Sigma spa express brush cleaning glove.

I wash my brushes with;

  • Warm water
  • Unscented bar of soap
  • Shampoo
  • Sigma Spa Express Brush Cleaning Glove

If you have any brushes which are difficult to clean as there is a lot of build up use a little bit of olive oil to break down the product first.

I rinse all my brushes under warm water, I very gently rub them on the bar of soap and then on the Sigma cleaning glove until it lathers. I rinse with water and continue a second time if needed. I then squeeze a little shampoo on the Sigma glove and swirl my brush into the product – I do this to make the brushes soft and to clean off anything missed from the soap. I rinse my brushes with warm water again and then leave them to dry overnight.

The SIGMA SPA EXPRESS BRUSH CLEANING GLOVE is new to my brush cleaning routine but I am so happy its in my life! It makes cleaning my brushes a lot quicker and easier. You are able to clean both eyes and face brushes with the glove as it has different textures and its also travel friendly so perfect for mobile MUA’s.

Sigma cleaning glove in action.

When I just want to do a quick spot clean of my brushes I use Models Prefer brush cleaner – This stuff is amazing to spot clean! I just spray some on to my Sigma Cleaning glove or a cotton pad and swirl my brush in the product.  The brushes are cleaned perfectly and dry within minutes ready to use again. The only downside of the product is it does have quite an overwhelming scent.   Costing only $12.99 its is very affordable, I picked mine up from Priceline.

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L.A Girl Pro Conceal; Review and Swatches!

I finally got my hands on some L.A Girl concealers. They have been at the top of my wish list for such a long time! They are extremely affordable and I purchased mine from an Australian website for $7.95 each, but you can by them from websites outside of Australia for around $5.

L-R Classic Ivory, Natural, Creamy Beige, Almond and Expresso

I picked up the colours:

  • Classic Ivory – Light with pink undertones
  • Natural – Light with neutral undertones
  • Creamy Beige-  Light with yellow undertones
  • Almond – Tan with warm undertones
  • Expresso – Dark with cool undertones

The look of these products is quite basic but I like it. The concealers come with a brush applicator which I am not a huge fan of, I prefer to squeeze some product out on my mixing palette and then apply to my face with a brush so I have more control of how much product is used. Like usual I blend out the concealer with a damp blending sponge which makes it flawless!

The consistency of the concealer is thick and is completely full coverage.  The concealers cover any imperfection you have and works well to cover redness/darkness under your eyes. These concealers are also amazing to cream contour and highlight with and are also super easy to blend out.

L-R : Classic Ivory, Natural, Creamy Beige, Almond and Expresso

I haven’t experienced any creasing with these products and they have great longevity!

I would definitely recommend trying these concealers if you are after a full coverage concealer or if you are looking for some affordable products to cream contour and highlight with.

Please note If you are not a fan of full coverage concealers then these wouldn’t be for you.

Let me know if you have tried these concealers and what your thoughts are in the comments 🙂

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The must have contouring and highlighting product for all beginners!

New to contouring and not 100% sure how it is done? Well fear no more… As Designer Brands have released a super affordable, easy to use and versatile contouring kit.

Shades L-R ; Banana (highlighting), Dark Brown (contouring) , Shimmer (illuminating)

Costing only $9.99 and containing 3 colours it is ideal for anyone from beginner to expert. It also comes with instructions on the back!

I will talk to you step by step about how to use this palette and how to contour and highlight in general;

Banana highlighting Shade – Set under eye concealer to brighten your complexion. Also apply to the forehead, bridge of nose and brown bone.

Dark Brown Contouring Shade – To add dimension to your face – You apply this to where you naturally would have shadows and to where you want to slim down your features.  Under your cheek bones, down the sides of your nose, to your temples and under your chin.  please note you do not have to contour all these places, just where ever you desire!

Illuminating shade –  You use this shade to illuminate your face and bring a glow to it. Apply it on the tops of your cheekbones, down the bridge of your nose and your cupids bow.  I also apply it very sparingly to my chin and also my forehead but that is personal preference.

Now you know how to use it I will talk to you a little more about the quality of the product. The shadows aren’t extremely pigmented which is what I like when contouring as you can always add more makeup but it is very difficult to take it away once applied without ruining the whole face of makeup. The shades are very build able though which is great!

The banana shade does an excellent job at brightening under my eyes and setting my concelar all day without creasing – So a huge plus there!  The texture of the powder is also very nice and settles on the skin looking natural.

The contouring shade is a great universal shade which is perfect for chiselling out your cheekbones.  It is quite a creamy, velvety powder!

The illuminating shade is a beautiful shimmery highlight – It isn’t as pigmented as I like my illuminators but it can defiantly be built up. I need to apply it around 2-3 times to get my desired look. The powder is fine texture and isn’t too chunky as you get with some highlighting powders.

I would 100% recommend you purchase this product as like I mentioned before it is only $9.99 and does an amazing job!!  Even better than some of my high ends products I have used.  It is a small and compact kit which is easy to take with you in a makeup bag when travelling, it also has a large mirror in it which I love!

This little beauty has earned its self a place in my freelancing kit, that is how much I am impressed by it.

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MAC Mineralize Skin Finish – Soft and Gentle review

I have been so in love with my highlighter; Mary-Lou Manizer by The balm for the longest time that I never cared to try any other highlighter…   But with great sadness I hit pan on the Mary-Lou Manizer 😦

So I decided it was time for me to venture out and try a new highlighter,  I picked up MAC mineralize skin finish in soft and gentle as I had heard some good things about the product.

I am one of those girls who LOVES themselves a good highlight and do go a little over the top sometimes and end up looking like a disco ball…. oops hehe. 

I love the packaging of MAC products – Black with silver writing.  I think its simple yet sophisticated.  I also love the window compact so you are able to see the gorgeous highlighter.

It cost me $47 and contains 10g of product 🙂

When I first swatched the highlighter I knew it was the beginning of a beautiful friendship 😉 haha.  The product is extremely pigmented so a little goes a long way! 

The colour is described as a “gilded peach bronze” and is a warm tone.  There is also a champagne colour mixed through.  The highlighter comes off as a frosted sheen on the skin (super stunning). 

This highlighter gives your skin such a healthy glow and really does look amazing on, just make sure to apply with a light hand as I mentioned before its extremely pigmented! It also goes with any makeup look you create and is suited for all skin tones.

I cant believe I didn’t have this product in my collection until now?! I am sorry to say Mary-Lou but you have been replaced… My new holy grail highlighter is now Mac mineralize skin finish; soft and gentle.

If you don’t already own this highlighter then girl you are missing out! Get onto it now 🙂

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Rimmel “wake me up” concealer review 

Hey darlings!  I hope you have all had an amazing week 💖

Today I am going to review Rimell “wake me up” concelear.

I picked this concelear up last week at Pricelines 50% off Rimmel sale, I ended up only paying around $7-8!

The product claims its a full coverage concelear that visibly reawakens and illuminates under the eyes.  Completely conceals spots and other blemishes.

This is my new holy grail concelear!!

I am in LOVE with it…. It’s super creamy and does not crease at all. I wouldn’t say it’s completely full coverage probably a medium-full coverage.

I don’t need a full coverage concelear so it works perfectly for me but if that’s what you are after you probably wouldn’t like this product.

The concelear does an amazing job at making me look awake and it definitely gives me a radiant glow. I don’t just use it under my eyes I also highlight the rest of my face with it.

consitency of concelear

I either use my Chi Chi Cosmetics makeup sponge or my Zoeva concelear buffing brush to apply and blend the concealer.

I use my concelear brush from Sigma to clean up my brows with this concelear.

Overall this is a great concelear and I’m happy I bought it and will 100% repurchase . I definitely would reccomend this product to anyone looking for a new affordable concelear – it compares to Maybelline “Fit me” concealer but in my opinion makes you look a lot more awake and glowing.

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