I don't own a million MAC lipsticks, in fact I only have about six but I do think they are great quality and they have great shades considering the price (£14). I also love the kind of vanilla scent that they have - I hate lipsticks with a fruity smell, I find that really sickly. One that I have been wearing quite a lot recently is Girl About Town. I think it's a really cool 80s pink/fuschia shade and it's an 'Amplified' finish which is probably my favourite kind of MAC finish because it's really vibrant, not too drying but not shiny either. I like to wear this with bronzed cheeks and bronzey eye makeup. I like the fact that you can still wear a really bright lip with a smokey brown eye because it is not as harsh as a black smokey eye and you won't end up looking like a drag queen (unless that is a look you go for, in which case by all means go for it!) It also looks nice though because brown eye makeup makes blue eyes pop and pink blue toned lipsticks make your teeth look whiter. I like to wear this lipstick with MAC's Magenta lipliner all over the lips and then put one layer of Girl About Town, blot it, and then reapply. I find that the 'Amplified' lipsticks last really well on the lips, especially when using a lipliner too. Apologies about the bad quality of the photos before, they're just iPhone selfies because apparently that's how I roll. I know you can't see my makeup very well but in the pictures below I am wearing the Maybelline Colour Tattoo in Taupe with MAC Woodwinked all over the lid and under the eyes, MAC Cork in the crease and Stila Kitten in the inner corner.
Monday, 20 May 2013
Friday, 10 May 2013
If you've been reading my blog for a while you will know that I have pretty dehydrated skin and at certain times of the year it gets super dry. These are some of the foundations I have tried that I think work well for my kind of skin, but obviously I haven't tried every foundation out there so this is only from what I know.
Saturday, 4 May 2013
My real loves when it comes to makeup are blush and lipstick. I thought I would do a post on my favourite high-end lipsticks and then later on I will do one on my favourite drugstore lipsticks. I am counting the YSL Glossy Stains as lipsticks because... they're not really glosses but they're not lipsticks either so they're kind of difficult to categorise.
Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet in La Distinguée
This one was given to me by my friend Deniz for my 22nd birthday. It's a really beautiful peachy toned nude and I absolutely love the formula of these lipsticks.
Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet in La Sensuelle
I was given this one my flatmates (also for my 22nd birthday). It's a deep, burgundy red. I don't like to go into too much detail about the colour because you can see for yourself from the pictures!
YSL Glossy Stain in # 7
I love the YSL Glossy Stains, they stay on for so long and the formula is just incredibly. They're not sticky and you can wear them as a glossy lip colour or as a stain if you blot your lips after application. This one is a peachy colour and it is really wearable.
YSL Glossy Stain in # 11
This one is not so wearable because it's a bright pink-toned red, but I think this one is really pretty.
Rouge d'Armani in 400
If you want a really vibrant yet deep red, this is the one. It has a satin finish, which I love and it's one of those colours that is great for a special occasion.
Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in 52 Fétiche
My boyfriend got me this on a whim last Summer, and I absolutely love this colour. It goes with any kind of makeup look and it's really flattering. It's a kind of mauve nude.
Tom Ford in Pink Dusk
So expensive but so luxurious. The formula is really creamy and the colour is (like the above) really wearable and flattering. Love. Love Love.
YSL Rouge Volupté in 14 Orange Shiver
I've only worn this once but I can already tell it is going to be a favourite this Spring/Summer. I think YSL get their lipstick shades spot on and just look at that packaging!
|Chanel: La Distinguée, La Sensuelle, Fétiche|
|YSL Orange Frisson, YSL # 7, YSL # 11|
|Armani # 400, Tom Ford Pink Dusk|
|La Distinguée, La Sensuelle, YSL # 7, YSL # 11|
|Armani # 400, Fétiche, Tom Ford Pink Dusk, YSL Orange Shiver|
If you have any recommendations for me, leave them in the comments :)
Friday, 3 May 2013
Saturday, 20 April 2013
Monday, 8 April 2013
This is barely even a recipe because all you have to do is blend all of these ingredients together, but for the sake of this post and sounding professional - that is what I am going to call it.
I've made a lot of smoothies in my time, I think they taste amazing and they're such an easy way to get a load of goodness into your body. This is the 'recipe' I have been enjoying for the last couple of days, I thought it might be gross but it's actually surprisingly delicious!
This is just a really simple make-up 'look' (it's so easy, it's not really a 'look' is it?) that I thought I would share with you. This is probably the first time in a long time that I haven't worn blush, so I just went for a bit of contouring and highlight. This is about as 'no make-up make-up' as I get because I tend to wear a pretty full face of make-up every day (unless I'm not leaving the house), especially because my skin has been so bad.