Showing posts with label makeup. Show all posts
Showing posts with label makeup. 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

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

Friday, 18 July 2014

Must Haves ~ Collab

Hi there,
Today I have teamed up with the amazing and gorgeous 'a touch of everything' whose blog I will link below! We've decided to do 'My Top 10 Must Haves' collab. I am very excited to do this as it is my first collab, so I'm just going to get stuck in!

  1. The Righteous Butter by Soap & Glory.
    I can not stress enough on how much I love this body butter. It leaves my skin feeling so soft and smelling AMAZING!


  2. Kimono's
    I am loving these at the moment they are a serious must have for the summer.
  3. Instagram
    Right now I am super addicted to Instagram, I will be on it from the moment I open my eyes to the moment they close. I have two Instagram accounts, my personal one and my new one I just made for my blog & YouTube. So do give us a follow, links left below!

  4. My sunnies
    If it is a nice sunny day I simply can not go anywhere without them! My day is literally ruined if I forget them, as I am prone to headaches from the sun!

  5. Bronzer
    For all that know me, you will know that bronzer is my second love I can not go without!
  6. Brows
    My first love are my eyebrows. I like to keep them intact. I literally can't leave the house if my eyebrows aren't filled in or tweezed. My must have tweezers are these from tweezerman.


  7.  Perfume
    Another must have or mine is Chanel Chance perfume. This smells unreal, it has always been one of my faves but sadley I am running dangerously low! Saving the last spray for something special!


  8. FROZEN
    This film.....like wow! DO YOU WANNA BUILD A SNOWMAN!? I am totally in love with this. I secretly feel like I am Elsa!
  9.  TUC Crackers
    These are my life right now, I must have a packet of these in my cupboards or else I will go crackers! Ha....ha...I'm so 'punny'....get it?!? Ahem..okay moving on swiftly

  10.  Spotify
    Last but not least my 10th must have is my Spotify playlists. They just cheer me up and take my mind off things. I will link my Spotify if anyone is interested to what I'm listening to!


So there you have it, these are my Top 10 Must Haves.
Please go check out 
A Touch Of Everything for her Top 10 Must Haves. If you enjoyed reading this please don't be shy to comment to let me know, it makes me super happy when you do and I'm sure it would make a touch of everything happy also!  *hint* *hint* *nudge* *nudge*
Good bye for now my lovelys,
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

Saturday, 12 July 2014

Pop art/comic book makeup

I decided to do a pop art/comic book themed makeup tutorial.
I have done this once before and on a first try it turned out actually really good. I will go through the steps to achieve this look.
Side note, obviously this is something for a fancy dress or themed party, this isn't for a everyday look.
Start off with a clean bare face, tie hair back off face as you don't really want any face paints getting in your hair.

I start off by using white face paint, I simply just get a sponge slightly dip it in some water and then apply face paint to the sponge and directly onto the entire face. Make sure to blend into hairline and ears. When you've achieved the ghost look get a small paint brush and fill in the eyebrows with black face paint, you'll want to make these slightly more dramatic than normal. You'll then need to outline a few facial features such as, two lines between eyebrows, a thin line down the bridge of the noes, curved line around nostrils, outline the lips, draw a curve over the crease of the chin. Then outline all around the hairline, inside and around ears and jawline.
You will look very creepy to start off with, as I did here.





After you've outlined some of the facial features you're now going to get the end of a brush, dip it into red face paint and dot in lines to cover entire face, you do not need to cover eyelids in dots.
This stage may take a while, patience is key.




After this stage is complete, sticking with red, simply fill in the lips but try and leave a little space to fill in with white.
Next the eyes, you're going to want to use liquid eyeliner to line the top lid with the cat eye style. For eye shadow you're going to want to use a block colour. Apply liner to the water line also.
Lastly apply black mascara to open the eyes a bit more. If you're feeling really adventurous add false lashes for a bigger bolder look.
So there you go, thus is how you achieve the pop art/comic book style look.
Hope this was in anyway interesting and helpful. Please also let me know if you wanna see me do a video tutorial of this.
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