Showing posts with label blush. Show all posts
Showing posts with label blush. Show all posts

Friday, 22 August 2014

Makeup Revolution Review

Hey y'all,
Today I am doing a very exciting Makeup Revolution review, this is also a collaboration post that I'm doing with an amazing blogger called Cat that I met, and who has become a very good friend of mine! So, I absolutely advise you to head on over to her blog and give it a little read. I'll leave the links bellow!






So on the top of my list is the Makeup Revolution London-Ultra Eyeshadows Flawless. This is a ultra thin and sleek black palette,with rose gold writing. Inside we have 32 eyeshadows ranging from matte to shimmer, it will come with a plastic film ontop with the names of each eyeshadow. There is a long mirror above the shadows which is very handy! 
When applying the eyeshadow I was happily surprised with the outcome, the matte eyeshadows are very visible when applied, although I did notice that I had to apply more of the shimmer shadows for it to be more visible and bolder. Overall I really enjoyed this palette, the eyeshadows are a great quality and don't seem to be cheaply made, the palette itself is at an amazing price for just £8! 








I also got the Makeup Revolution London-Blush & Contour palette. Again this is in the same style as the eyeshadow palette, I got this blush palette in Hot Spice. Inside there is a mirror on top and 8 shades, shimmer & matte, there is also a merged baked blusher and a merged baked highlighter. This palette has a very good visable outcome, and is easy to apply. I personally love the highlighter and merged baked blusher! The blushers are very warm tones and I like them a lot! This palette is £6






Next I have The Matte Effect-Cover & Conceal, concealer. This is a stick concealer in no.03 light.This concealer is easy to apply, and gives a good coverage . It's not too drying on the skin which is always good! It covers and conceals imperfections quite well. It again is great value for money at only £1!! Bargain if you ask me!





Lastly I got Makeup Revolution London-Amazing Volume mascara, I love this mascara so so much, I got it in the colour black. It makes my eyelashes super long and spreads out lashes evenly. This mascara doesn't leave my lashes too clumpy either! It has a rubber wand which in a sort of rounded oval shape! For its price it is an extremely good mascara and is almost as good as bigger  brands such as bourjois! This was around the £2 mark






Well that is my Makeup Revolution haul & review, please make sure you go and check out the lovely & gorgous Cat, to have a look at what Makeup Revolution products she has bought! 
thank you so much for reading, comments/opinions welcome! 
Charlotte xX 

Monday, 11 August 2014

20 Beauty Myths

20 Beauty Myths



Hey all, today I'm going to be sharing with you 20 beauty myths. 
So sit back, relax & enjoy!


Myth no.1



  • Pumping your mascara brush makes for better application
    You may think you’re picking up more mascara, but actually air is being pumped into the mascara tube, making your mascara dry out and go clumpy. This leads to dry, flaky lashes and bacteria in the mascara tube. Instead, swirl the wand inside the tube to pick up more mascara.


Myth no.2





  • Once your blush shatters after dropping it, it’s done
    Hang on to that shattered makeup, ladies. All you need to do is pour rubbing alcohol into the broken compact or container and gently mix until the makeup turns to a clay consistency. Wait for the product to dry and you are set with makeup that’s good as new!


Myth no.3


  • Wearing makeup every day is bad for your skin
    While wearing tons of makeup can be heavy on your skin , wearing makeup on a daily basis won’t actually make your skin worse. Although, a day with no makeup feels great! The real cause of skin damage is leaving makeup on overnight.


Myth no.4




  • Your shampoo familiarizes itself to your hair and no longer performs
    It’s great to change up hair products, it’s not absolutely necessary. If your hair is feeling flat, dry or damaged after continued use of one specific shampoo, don’t blame the shampoo! Usually, the problem is due to build up from hairsprays, serums & oils. If this happens, try a clarifying shampoo once a week.


Myth no.5



  • Filing your nails can be done in any direction
    Always file your nails in the same direction, this makes your nails to grow faster and longer. Filing from both directions on one nail can lead to breakage and peeling.


Myth no.6



  • Steam opens pores
    Let’s be clear on one thing, pores do not have muscles or hinges, no amount of steam or cold water will open and close them! Steam will simply help to loosen the dirt inside. 


Myth no.7




  • If you leave your hair for long enough it will begin to clean itself
    A clean scalp and hair equals a healthier scalp and hair. When left for 3-4 days the scalp can become flaky, itchy and uncomfortable with a mild tenderness and the hair itself will become dull and lank. So wash your hair!


Myth no.8

  • You'll eventually outgrow acne
    In fact, women in their 20s, 30s, 40s, and even 50s can have acne just like teenagers, and the treatment for it remains the same.


Myth no.9


  • Expensive cosmetics are better than inexpensive
    The absolute truth is that there are good and bad products in all price categories. It's all about the formulation, not the price

Myth no.10

  • It's good when your products cool or tingle skin
    This sensation is your skin telling you it is being irritated, not helped.

Myth no.11
  • Blackheads relate to cleanliness and can be scrubbed away
    Blackheads may make your skin look dirty, but they are unrelated to dirt

Myth no.12


  • Antioxidants can make wrinkles go away
    While antioxidants help ward off free radicals, they can't make existing wrinkles disappear.

Myth no.13
  • Popping a spot is fine if only done once in awhile
    Please try your hardest to leave your skin alone, especially during a breakout! Messing with a spot will spread oil and bacteria to the clean parts of your skin. 

Myth no.14


  • Obsessive face washing can eliminate acne
    We know it seems backward, but over washing your face will dry it out and remove natural oils. Stick to washing your face twice-daily, once in the morning and once at night.

Myth no.15
  • Tanning in the sun clears up bad skin
    Sun exposure just causes additional skin irritation and damage. Make sure to cover your face with a good oil-free sunblock to prevent any irritation if you're going to be out in the sun.

Myth no.16
  • Certain cleansers can make your pores smaller
    Pore size is genetic, there are tons of products out there claiming to shrink the size of your pores, they don't work to minimize pores permanently. What they can do is temporarily make your pores appear smaller

Myth no.17
  • Matching eye shadow will make your eye color pop
    Actually, contrasting your eye makeup with your eye color is what will really stand out. Here are a couple recommendations based on your eye colour

  • Green/Hazel: Plum, deep browns, and light golden hues
  • Blue: Smoky charcoals, chocolate, and bright berry tones
  • Brown: Soft pinks, natural beige, and shades of bronze

Myth no.18


  • Cutting your hair will make hair grow faster
    I wish this one was true, but your hair will grow at its own pace (usually about half an inch per month) no matter how many trims you get. Don't just stop getting your hair trimmed, as it will look much healthier without the split ends!

Myth no.19


  • You don't need sunscreen on a cloudy day
    The sun's damaging UV rays are still in full effect even on a cloudy day. 

Myth no.20
  • You Only Need One Foundation Colour All Year
    You may think that your skin tone doesn't change throughout the year, but it does. Even if you're someone who doesn't spend a lot of time in the sun, your skin still slightly changes from season to season. Don't be one of those people who walks around with a face that doesn't match their neck! (not a good look)



That's my 20 beauty myths , hope you enjoyed reading this and found it somewhat helpful or interesting. Don't be afraid to leave any comments you may have, I love to hear what you have to say. 
Till next time
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