Showing posts with label NYC. Show all posts
Showing posts with label NYC. Show all posts

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

What's In My Makeup Bag? (Essentials)


Everyone likes being nosy, no matter how much you deny it, be it eavesdropping on someone's conversation, peeping into the hot boys window next door to simply just have a nose in what someone bought or own. We love to have a sneak peak into someone's life, so I am going to share with you today what is in my makeup bag.
First off here is my makeup bag, this is what it looks like.




 It is by Louis Vuitton. I have had this bag for a very long time now and I think I am in need of a new one (one day) I love the size of this one as I like to pop my essentials in and then throw it in my handbag, without it taking up the entire bag!

Opening up my makeup bag my first item is
Foundation
I am using the L'Oreal Infallible 24H foundation in Natural Rose 125.
I really love L'Oreal foundations, they have a wide selection of shades and I'm really enjoying the coverage and the way it sits on my face. I think the smell of it is lush, I don't know why I like it so much.






Mascara
By NYC called Sky Rise this is just a standard mascara, there's not much to complain about its quick and easy to apply, has a long wand and is quite slim.




Concealer 
By Essence called Stay Natural in the shade natural nude 03. I'm going to be perfectly honest, this is not the beat concealer I have used, but its cheap & cheerful, does the job in tricky situations.



Liquid Eyeliner
I like to carry around liquid eyeliner just in case of last minute/unexpected events such as a party or dinner/lunch date. (I don't normally wear liquid eyeliner on a everyday basis) so I find that if I have to go somewhere I like to put this on so it looks like I made a bit of an effort! I am using Maybelline Master Duo Liquid Liner




Eye Shadow
I have the NYC HD Color, there are four colors in this little pallet. I liked this pallet because they are quite natural & basic shades. I like to bring this for a quick touch up on the eyes or brows. I use the brown mixed with the color next to it to fill in my eyebrows.




Powder
In then have Me Me Me Flawless Loose Powder this is great to have around for setting my foundation and keeping it in place. Also great for fighting back any oiliness.
This is a really good loose powder to have!





Brushes
Lastly I bring 3 brushes with me. The first brush is my Bellium Tools 781 eye shadow brush.





Secondly my Bare Essentials Flawless Face brush





Finally my angled brush by Eco Tools. I use this for my brows and to apply eye shadow on my water line.



So there you have it folks, its all a bit of a squeeze but there's an insider on what's in my makeup bag.
Please let me know what's in your makeup bag??
Hope you enjoyed this
Charlotte xX

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Smokey eyed makeup look

Helloo,
I decided to mess around with some makeup and do a Smokey eye look. All the products I have used will all be named, just incase you like what ya see ;)



On My Face
  • L'oreal Lumni Magique primer
  • Essence Stay Natural concealer in no 03
  • L'oreal Infallible 24H foundation in natural rose
  • Me me me Flawless Loose Powder
  • Essence Blondes Bronzer in no 01
  • Essence Silky Touch Blush in no 40





Eyes
  • Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion
  • Urban Decay Naked Palette using the shades Half Baked and Gunmetal
  • Urban Decay Naked Palette Gunmetal on corners of the water line & half baked meeting up halfway
  • Benefit High Beam highlighter
  • NYC HD Color palette on brows 
  • Maybeline Great Lash Mascara




Lips
  • Essence Lip Stick in no 01 Coral Calling

Hope this post is a little bit more interesting than the last one, this is only short & sweet to try and make up for the previous blog post.
Thanks for reading
Charlotte xX

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

My Everyday Makeup Routine

For my everyday makeup I like to try and keep it light, simple and not too over dramatic.
I start things off with a clean bare face. I then go ahead and moisturise my skin. This is the most important step in my opinion as it puts lost moisture back into the skin. I also find that makeup sits better when moisturised.

After I have moisturised I will apply concealer on the dark circles around my eyes and on any imperfections/blemishes I may have on that day. I then just lightly pat it onto and around the areas where have been applied.
I was using the Rimmel Wake Me Up concealer, but sadly ran out. So I am currently using Essence Stay Natural concealer in number 03 soft nude.
















I then apply my foundation with a flat faced brush in a downward motion so that foundation doesn't get caught in the little baby hairs. I blend all the way to my ears, hair line and neck/jawline.
I am using the L'oreal Infallible 24H foundation in 125/ natural rose.
May I also note, this smells like summer!




Next I will go ahead with eyes, I will firstly apply Urban Decays Eye Primer Potion and then sticking with Urban Decay, use the Naked one pallet. Going for quite a soft natural look I would use Virgin mixed with Sin.












I then will use a little bit of highlighter on the brow bone, I use Benefits High Beam


After the eye shadow is applied I will then apply mascara on top and slightly on lower lashes, I find this gives me more of a open eye look, as I have quite long and thick eyelashes.
I am using Maybelines Great Lash mascara in colour blackest black.

 

BROWS my eyebrows are so important to me, I can't go anywhere without filling them in, I use eye shadow to fill them in, I use NYC HD Colour in number 815 Best of Broadway. I mix two colours together as I feel this gives me the best result with matching the colour of my brows. I use a angled brush to do this.


After the eyes are all done I will quickly powder  my face with Me Me Me Flawless Loose Powder. This just sets my foundation and gets rid of any oiliness.


I will then throw on some bronzer on the cheekbones to just inject some colour into my face. I am using Essence Matt Bronzing Powder in number 01 natural. Unfortunately I dropped it and now it has formed into a crumbly powder, it still does the trick though!



Last but not least I will apply some lippie to make my lips stand out. I am using an Essence lip stick in number 01 and it is called Coral Calling.



I hope you enjoyed this blog post.
Talk soon
Charlotte xX




Saturday, 7 December 2013

A Little Review

Oh hey, 
Today I tested out a few make-up products and would like to share my thoughts on them so here we go.


  1. Me,Me Me - Flawless, tinted moisturiser.


I really really liked this product,I got this in number 02, which is called beige blush, I naturally have fair skin and normally go for ivory, but I found that the beige was actually not that dark and was perfect for my skin tone.

When I applied it, it was very light weight, felt like I wasn't wearing anything at all. It gave me a natural look and also good coverage. It evened out my skin tone really nicely, which you don't get with some tinted moisturisers, sometimes they can be a bit patchy, but this wasn't at all, which I thought was brilliant.
It did have a small smell to it, it wasn't off putting or overpowering, which is great because sometimes make-up products can be overpowering which can be distracting and it also causes me to get headaches.I liked the fact it had very little perfume in it.I thought it was also great because it includes a SPF 15.
overall I really liked this tinted moisturiser, it was easy to use. The packaging is simple, I think this is really good for people who don't need or want to wear foundation.
Using just a little bit of concealer under the eyes, any blemishes/red patches you may have, apply the moisturiser on top, a little bit of mascara and to finish it off with a nude lipstick or gloss. This will give you a natural everyday look.
I would definitely recommend this to everyone.

2. Max Factor - Lipfinity,lasting lip tint.


I got the Max Factor lip tint in 03 which is called Mellow Rose. I like the packaging of this, it is in a like pen/marker form as shown above. It is very easy to apply it does also have a nice enough finish to it.
The problem with it I felt was that it did wear off quite fast and had to keep reapplying it. After awhile it looks a bit dull looking and worn out, it drys out your lips a lot. You might need to wear a hydrating balm on top. It also tastes a bit funny, so as long as you don't lick your lips you should be fine :P 
I found that the Revlon just bitten is quite similar to this but with Revlon you do get a balm at the other end which I think is so good. So if you are to get a pen lip tint I would highly recommend the Revlon just bitten.

3. NYC - High Definition,separating mascara.


I loved,loved loved this mascara so much. I thought it had a good size wand and it was really slim and sleek. The wand didn't gather any clumps when being applied. I found that I really didn't need that much on, it gave me fand out, fuller looking lashes with no clumping what so ever. My lashes were completely evened out and separated out nicely. The mascara itself had no chemically fragrance what so ever. The packaging is quite slim aswell and in a very yellow yellow will make it easier to find in your handbag.
I would absolutely recommend this to anyone and everyone, I think it's also at a reasonable and affordable price which is a mega bonus.

4. Benefit - Bene Tint


At the higher end of the the products I have Benefits Bend Tint.
You can use this for both lips and cheek bones.
I firstly used this on my lips. I did think it was really awkward to apply as the the applicator is this small slim brush. I had to usr my fingers which I didn't like because I ended up with a stained finger. As I put it on I noticed that it sinks into your lips really fast and can become patchy in places and becomes a little uneven. It also really dried out my lips, you would 100% have to wear a balm on top. It does wear off quite quickly too and can make lips to become very tight. 
On the other hand they have some really nice selection of colours and smells nice too.

I then lastly applied to my cheekbones. I did have to to apply with my fingers, the brush is to be fair a bit rubbish. I wad impressed with the results, it gave me s natural flushed finish and a nice glow. It is very light weight to put on and wear, I think I much preferr this to powdered blushers, as it feels a lot nicer. 
If you are going to use the brush though on cheekbones, do not leave it sit in your skin for too long as it will leave a stained line mark which is difficult to blend away. I do think this product is a little bit overpriced for what you actually get, which is not a lot as it runs out really fast.
Overall I thought this product is better used for cheeks than lips.
I would recommend this if you are looking to get a natural looking blush.
Sorry Benefit, better luck next time.

I hope you enjoyed reading this and helped you out a little. There will hopefully be more stuff like this on the way. 
Charlotte xX