Monday, 21 July 2014

Goth Lite FOTD *and pretty bonus*

Hi all,

I went for a matte grey smoky eye, soft pink cheeks and a wine lip today. I'm in love with both the blush (perfect glowy light neutral pink) and the lip (well pigmented, long lasting and gorgeous colour). I'm also trying to mix my cheap and high end brands so this look hit the spot there. Not sure what's going on with my brows today and no, I'm not growing out my fringe. I'm on the last few days before a trim and it's long enough to make my eyelids itch. The necklace was a prize from a Facebook cute pet contest and Luna won it for me. It's by Dark Elegance Designs and it's just perfect.







Products used:
Face:
-Usual primer
-Dainty Doll foundation in 001
-Dainty Doll concealer in 001
-Lancome Effacernes in 01 Beige Pastel (under eyes)
-Usual powder and contour product
-Kiko Soft Touch Mineral blush in Nude Rose and
-Missha Sweet Line blusher in Shimmering Snow.
Eyes:
-UDPP
-Milani ShadowEyez in Almond Cream
-Light grey from MUA Matte Ever After palette (lid)
-From the Sleek Ultra Mattes V2 palette: deep grey (crease), black (outer corner and lower lashline), white (brow bone) and peachy shade (to blend)
-MUG Ice Queen (inner corner)
-Bourjois Intuitive eyeliner
-HIP Cream liner in Black
-Sleek Eau La La liner in Noir
-Clinique Lash Doubling mascara and
-Boots Natural Collection Water Guard mascara.
Lips:
-Maybelline clear lipliner
-Jordana lipliner in Plush Plum and
-Besame Merlot lipstick.

Lou x


Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Cherry Bomb FOTD

Hi all,

A quick and easy look today. I think the Kitten highlighter in my Stila Colour Me Pretty palette is causing spots. I have some literally just where I applied it and nowhere else. It's the only new thing I've tried lately. I tried a cheapie radiance balm today and am loving the effect. I'm feeling low enough as it is without looking how I feel so I'm all about the glow at the moment.






Products used:
Face:
-Usual primer
-Makeup Revolution The Foundation in Shade 2
-Lancome Effacernes in 01 Beige Pastel (under eyes)
-Dainty Doll concealer in lightest shade (on blemishes)
-Usual powders and contour product
-Stila Rose CC and
-Becca Pearl SSP.
Eyes:
-UDPP
-GOSH Forever Eyeshadow stick in Silver Rose
-Bourjois Ombre Stretch in Brun Nylon (lid)
-Bourjois Ombre Stretch in Taupe Modulable (crease)
-Bourjois Blanc Diaphane (brow bone and inner corner)
-Bourjois Intuitive eyeliner
-Look Cosmetics Eye Brightener
-NYX Doll Eyes Volume mascara and
-Boots Natural Collection Water Guard mascara.
Lips:
-Maybelline clear lipliner
-Jordana Cabernet lipliner and
-WnW Cherry Bomb lipstick.

Lou x

Friday, 11 July 2014

Smoked Berry FOTD

Hi all,

I'm trying to show some love to neglected items in my stash and today it was the Sonia Kashuk Jewel Of An Eye palette. I've seen bad feedback for it but I don't have a clue why. I love it! So well pigmented and blendable. Definitely going to try some of the other shades next.






Products used:
Face:
-Usual primer
-Dainty Doll foundation in 001
-Usual undereye concealer
-Dainty Doll conceealer in lightest shade (on blemishes. Too dry for my undereyes)
-Usual powders and contour product
-Milani Berry Amore baked blush and
-PF Happy Booster powder in Translucent to highlight.
Eyes:
-UDPP
-Maybelline CT in Metallic Pomegranate
-Berry shade from SK Jewel Of An Eye palette (lid)
-Purple-ish burgundy from SK Jewel Of An Eye palette (outer corner and lower lashline)
-Matte dusky pink from MUR Iconic 3 palette (crease and to blend out lower lashline)
-Matte light dusky pink from MUR Iconic 3 palette (to blend)
-Revlon Matte eyeshadow in Innocent Pink (brow bone)
-Pink shade from ELF Studio Eye Transformer (inner corner)
-Ruby Kisses 24Hr Eye Definer in Black
-HIP Cream liner in Black
-Maybelline Full & Soft mascara and
-Boots Natural Collection WaterGuard mascara.
Lips:
-Maybelline clear lipliner and
-Jordana Twist and Shine crayon in Cranberry Crush.

Lou x

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Another 'not how I planned it' FOTD

Hi all,

As nice as this look is, it's not as I planned it. I got my BE shadows mixed up and it ended up taupe and plum instead of just plum. Ah well. Please forgive my hair. It's warm and sunny here but so windy.






Products used:
Face:
-Usual primer, foundation, concealers, powders and contour product
-Stila Gerbera CC and
-Stila Kitten highlighter (both from Color Me Pretty palette).
Eyes:
-UDPP
-GOSH Forever Eyeshadow stick in Plum
-Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy
-BE 1980s (lid)
-MUG Unexpected (crease and lower lashline)
-MUG Drama Queen (outer corner and lower lashline)
-MUG Bling (brow bone and inner corner)
-Holika Holika Jewel Light eyeliner in the black shade
-HIP Cream liner in Black
-BE Flawless Definition mascara and
-Boots Natural Collection WaterGuard mascara.
Lips:
-Saint Pink (OMG, I want to marry this! And have many back-ups!)

Lou x


Monday, 7 July 2014

Meh FOTD and health updates.....

Hi all,

My health is getting on top of me at the moment, so today's FOTD is pretty basic. Sadly, it seems my doc can do no more for me so I have to put up with feeling like this til the damaged caused by Labyrinthitis (inner ear infection) clears up. Dizziness, issues with balance, nausea and loss of appetite are pretty much part of my everyday life now. It's very depressing. It also seems that the reason I've had health issue after health issue since last November is because clinical depression has messed up my immune system. I'm feeling very low.






Products used:
Face:
-Usual primer, foundation, concealers, powders and contour product
-Stila CC in Petunia and
-MAC Strobe Cream.
Eyes:
-UDPP
-GOSH Forever Eyeshadow sticks in Silver Rose and Plum
-Revlon Matte eyeshadow in Innocent Pink (I think that's the name)
-Bourjois Intuitive eyeliner (all of a sudden I know how to tightline!)
-Look Cosmetics Eye Brightener
-Guerlain Maxi Lash mascara and
-Boots Natural Collection Water Guard mascara.
Lips:
-Maybelline clear lipliner
-Jordana lipliner in Cabernet (to line and fill in) and
-Jordana Twist & Shine stick in Cranberry Crush.

Lou x


Friday, 4 July 2014

Yay or Nay FOTD

Hi all,

As much as I love my eye and cheek here, I'm not sure about the lip. I've been hunting for ages for a soft creamy light pinkish peach and am failing miserably thus far. I'm not altogether comfy in this shade which makes me think it's a nay as that's important for me.






Products used:
Face:
-Usual primer, foundation, concealers, powders and contour product
-Laura Mercier Fresh Ginger blush and
-PF Ballz dupe in Translucent.
Eyes:
-UDPP
-Maybelline CT in Permanent Taupe (where have you been all my life?)
-Kiko 125 (lid)
-Stila Kalahoo (crease)
-Stila Kamet (to blend)
-Stila Black Cat (outer corner)
-Stila Pointelle (brow bone and inner corner)
-Bourjois Intuitive eyeliner (makes tightlining so easy!)
-HIP Cream liner in Black
-MAC kohl in Smolder
-BE Flawless Definition mascara and
-Boots Natural Collection Water Guard mascara.
Lips:
-Bourjois Rouge Edition in Peche Cozy.

Lou x

Monday, 30 June 2014

Taupe eyes/red lips FOTD

Hi all,

Feeling cruddy today so decided to go for my go-to booster, red lips. I'm a bit in love with the eyeshadows I used. Shade of Grey is a powder version of my favourite cream eyeshadow and Vanilla and Charles is just like MAC Shroom.






Products used:
Face:
-Usual primer, foundation, concealers, powders and contour product
-NARS Sex Appeal and
-Revlon Mineral Finishing powder in Brighten.
Eyes:
-ELF Mineral eyeshadow primer
-Indelible Creme eyeshadow in Immortal
-Catrice Shade of Grey (lid)
-Catrice Starlight Espresso (crease)
-Catrice Vanilla and Charles (brow bone and inner corner)
-MUG gel liner in Twinkle
-Guerlain Maxi Lash mascara and
-Boots Natural Collection Water Guard mascara.
Lips:
-Maybelline clear lipliner
-NYX lipliner in Deep Red and
-Lipstick Queen Rouge Sinner.

Lou x