Tuesday, 28 September 2010
|old hair ....felt it was neither blond..or brown|
|new hair...2 weeks on, with extensions in (just clip ins but i'm in LOVE!) don't always stand in my kitchen by the way! hehe x|
Wednesday, 15 September 2010
from the naked palette
UD eyeshadow primer potion
virgin in the inner corner and slightly underneath
sin all over the lid
buck lightly in the crease
using the black kohl, lined the waterline, top and bottom then started to dot outside into the lashes and smudges all the way around the eye with a MAC 266 brush.
On top of the kohl applied hustle and creep to add definition and the gorgeous almond shape Kim goes for! Blend away with a MAC 217
Lashes by Revlon (oops, sorry have thrown away the box.so no number) x
YSL rouge volupte in no 8 lightly dabbed onto lips
Hope you like it xx0x
Monday, 13 September 2010
In my hours of pain (long story..will try to get as much out of it as I can as it was really, truly, painful..)
I desperately hoped for some sort of distraction..so when on facebook, debenhams and HOF (pet name from working at house of fraser) were saying the Urban Decay Naked palette was available online..I HAD to have a look. Bearing in mind my family thought I was about to run off to A & E and admit myself (seriously worse than childbirth pain ;)) I had to sneakily try and see if I could save myself from the torment and cheer myself up with this beautiful item..
Sorry to say, they had all sold out, however, once the antibiotics started to work, my lovely husband took me out for our 3 year anniversary meal (although I still couldn't eat or drink for that matter....and was on a curfew for when I required more pain relief) ..yet, we sat across the table from each other, john ordered his and my meal (mostly so he could eat mine if I couldn't manage).
It was actually, well, lovely! Not much different from our first dates where I refused to eat in his presence just in case I looked silly/got food stuck in between my teeth/other vain reasons!! Not a bad diet..oh dear...I digress..
While trying to decide which film to watch and needing a 'pain killer taking break' we headed over to boots, for a non essential purchase of tweezers..??! and although I was pacing up and down the isles in total agony from said pain killers ( i know, weird) I saw it...well, three of them, sat on a lonely shelf!
Okay, embarrassingly, I could hardly speak but when I saw a lady in front of me picking one up, I casually (ahem) grabbed the other two...muttering something under my breath about how she'd regret it if she didn't buy it NOW!
So, to cut a verrrrry long story short, I have it! and LOVE it..! Of course!
Anyhow..I've read such a lot about MAC face and body and as a make-up artist, should really have some in my kit.
So, from yet another review and recommendation from glitterdollz7 I order some!
Okay, only been trying these out for a few weeks and have found they are brilliant if you have clear, good toned skin, not many blemishes and want a natural finish. On some of my brides it is just amazing, offering just the right amount of coverage. Plus points being it is at the very least smudge proof and sweat (ick) proof! In my humble opinion, It is a little gel like in formula for me, and a little too transparent, but then I have been a dedicated pro Lumiere addict for just over a year so this may take some getting used to..(and perhaps a better skin care regime ;) ) xx Will do a comparison shot soon so you can see for yourself..
I also ordered my MAC pro 15 x eyeshadow palette..cannot believe it has taken us so long to meet!
Friday, 10 September 2010
As it happens, and generally does with me when I go to visit MAC, it's usually fairly busy and lucky at the trafford centre there is a gorgeous Illamasqua counter just opposite and everyone is so lovely and helpful.
I'm still weighing these up.. Have been using them for just over a month now and find they are strongly pigmented, providing good coverage (assistant said would even cover a tattoo!) although do find them a little drying under the eyes. Having said that, can also find MAC studio finish concealer does the same too..so all in all, fab for covering blemishes and even pigmentation but perhaps not for under the eyes! (good for oily eyes though!)
Now I know, white powder may look a little scary, but in my quest to find a good translucent powder, I LOVE this one! I've used this on several different skin tones and haven't found it looking ashy at all..buffs in beautifully with the highlighter brush I also bought! Lena at Illamasqua told me Alex Box even uses this brush for everything, even to sweep eyeshadow on!! Leaves the skin looking fresh, not cakey!
So here are a few little partners! I've been a fan of MAC's strobe cream for awhile now, especially in the winter when my skin starts to feel a little dull from central heating, cold winds..snow..eekk..(not looking forward to that at all!!) but gleam cream is quite a bit different. More creamy in consistency and more pink, works amazingly for a primer under foundation to give a gorgeous glow, can be mixed with foundation for an even more fresh appearance and can also be used as a highlighter! LOVE...
Hussy..funny name, quite liked it! Very bright, coral/pink toned matt blush. Even though highly pigmented and a tad scary looking, still looks fab on my rather pale skin of the moment! (no time to tan, teeth too sore...ouch)
Next new favourite! I've seen this reviewed, used and loved by quite a few, but tanya of pixi2woo and belledujourNYC clinched it for me..Lies is the most beautiful cream blush/highlight! Very light in consistency, don't need much at all. Can be used as a very subtle 'sheen cheek' as I can it, or as a fab highlighter for cheekbones, brow bones, cupids bow, bridge of nose! mmmm..Love!
Here's the lot! Oops..for my other half..it's purely business (for my kit) for everyone else..It's Love!