Monday, 25 January 2016


Previously, I did a "What's on my makeup shopping list?" which was mostly drugstore based but now that i've expanded my price range within the section of makeup and beauty so this is a high end version - who doesn't want loads of Chanel and Nars makeup though??
- NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Light1 Chantilly
- Becca Highlighter in 'Champagne Pop'
- The Balm Mary-Lou Minizer
- Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation
- Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream Perfume 100ml
- Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream 50ml
- Zoeva 105 Luxe Highlight Brush
- Zoeva 225 Luxe Eye Blender Brush
- Zoeva 322 Brow Line Brush
- Zoeva 231 Luxe Petit Brush
- Make Up For Ever Ultra Hd Concealer
-Make Up For Ever Hd Foundation
- Kiko Lip Liner in 300
- Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Concealer
- Anastasia Beverly Hills DipBrow Pomade
- Mac Pro Longwear Brow Set / Original Brow Set
 - Laura Mercier Loose Translucent Powder
- Lorac Pro Contour Kit
- Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Bronzer
- Lush Million Dollar Moisturizer
- Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette
- Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick

Monday, 18 January 2016


These first four photos are edited by Lightroom CC (2015) which is only a 30 day trial which so far im really loving and i'm definitely considering buying the pack of Adobe Photography programs: Lightroom and Photoshop. However, i also downloaded the 30 day trial of Photoshop CC (2015) and those photos are lower down this post..
*All of these photos are taken by me*

These next photos are edited with Photoshop..

I hope you like this collection of photos and hopefully i will be taking more photos now that it's the new year.

Monday, 11 January 2016


Last week, I did a post on the Drugstore "No Makeup" Makeup Look which you can read HERE. And in this post i'll be talking about the Higher-end spectrum of the "No Makeup" Makeup Look.
Firstly, I'm starting off with the Mac Studio Fix Foundation which is quite an upgade from the L'Oreal True Match (New Formula) because this is more of a Medium to Full coverage. However isn't very cakey so it works well. I use a Stippling Brush by Real Techniques to blend out the foundation evenly.
Then i apple the Bare Minerals Strobe Of Light Concealer under my eyes to brighten and conceal any darkness. I also blend this out using my ring finger.
Next, I'm using this Bare Minerals Original Mineral Veil Loose Powder to set the foundation and concealer. This is very light and i find that it keeps me matte for longer since it is a loose formula.
After I set my makeup, I use this Mac Paint Pot in Painterly on my eyelids to avoid any creasing throughout the day. This sets to a dry finish, also it is a nude shade so you can use it alone or underneath eyeshadow.
Next, I use an angled eyebrow brush to fill in my eyebrows with the Naked 2 Basics Palette using the taupey brown shade 'Primal'. Then i use the Benefit Gimme Brow to shape and set the brows also give even more colour to my brows because clearly we can't all have Cara Delavignes brows haha.
Also to give more depth to the eyes i will either use 'Cover' or 'Frisk' in my crease using the Sigma E25 Blending Brush. I don't use too much because this is just to define your eyes a little more.

I curl my lashes using the Champney's Eyelash Curler and then use the Benefit They're Real Mascara on my top and bottom lashes for volumising and lengtheninig my lashes.

This time i'm purpusefuly skipped the contouring because I used more eyeshadow in this look. Instead i'm using the Mac Blush in Pinch 'o' Peach on a Blush Brush by Real Techniques. This is very pigmented so i only use a little bit for a suttle hint of pink. 
Lastly, i'm setting the makeup with the Urban Decay De-Slick Setting Spray which i don't have a close up of but i love that product because it makes your makeup last longer and also makes it look less cakey somehow.
What are your everyday musthave makeup products?

Monday, 4 January 2016


This makeup look is Drugstore based for any of you that don't want to spend a lot of money on more High-End items -I want to show you that you can create similar looks with a third of the price.

Firstly, I'm going to start off with the L'Oreal True Match Foundation because it is very light and radiant - if you have oily skin i wouldn't recommend this foundation. I did a comparison between the old and new formula HERE. I use the Stippling Brush by Real Techniques and use circle motions to blend it all out evenly.
Next, I use the trusty Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer under my eyes in a upsidedown triangle. I really like the coverage of this concealer because it is medium to full but it isn't cakey when set with the right powder that it very light. I blend this out using my ring finger but you can also use a smaller brush.
To set all of the foundation and concealer i'm using the Soap&Glory One Heck Of A Blot all over my face. This will keep you matte throughout the day - but i would put it in your bag if you usually get oily.
A new discovery of mine is the Sleek Brow Kit. It has a coloured wax and a powder to fill in your eyebrows. It also comes with little tweezers and two brushes so you don't need any other brushes. I like how precise you can be with this product becuase of the wax. You could also use the powder in this product to go through your crease with a fluffy blending brush to make your eyes stand out and give them more depth. 
Next, im using the Champney's eyelash curler which is my favourite and then apply a few coats of the Maybelline Lash Sensational to the top and lower lashes to open up the eyes. This mascara is a new favourite becausee it voluminizes, lengthens and keeps your lashes curled all day long. I'll be doing a review on this mascara soon!
I'm skipping the bronzer and highlighter because i actually don't have any drugstore ones but what i would use is the Illamasqua Sculpting Powder Duo in Heliopolis and Lumos which is a champagne highlighter and a soft brown bronzer. So instead of that i'm using the. Avon Blush in 'Russet' which i don't think are sold anymore but it's more about the shade of it. It is a light brown-burgundy-rose shade that is perfect for the winter times. You should search the name of it on google because I don't have a swatch photo - sorry!
Lastly, instead of using a lipstick or lipgloss, i thought that a lipbalm would be suitable. I'm using the Eos lipbalm in Coconut Milk to finish of this makeup look.
Next Monday, i'll be going through the High-End version of a natural makeup look too just to have two options for any of you that maybe want to expand your makeup collection with some luxurious products.