Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Death by Chocolate FOTD

Hi all,

First of my Chocolate palette looks and this one is from the Death By Chocolate palette. Quite frankly, I'm shocked at how smooth and pigmented the colours are if a little powdery. My new found blending skills come from the brush that came with the UD Naked 2 palette. I'm in love with it and need many back-ups!

Also, the area manager of Arbonne here wants me to work for her. She loves my look and says I'm very talented. I've turned down becoming a consultant for now as I can't really take on anything else with mum and all but I'll be doing an event with her where I'll do make-up on 2 models. Exciting!






Products used:
-Usual primer mix, foundation, concealers, powders and contour product
-MAC Dainty Mineralize blush and
-Laura Mercier Matte highlight in 01.
Eyes:
-UDPP
-Barry M Eyeshadow pencil in Purple
-From Makeup Revolution Death by Chocolate palette: Love You To Death (lid), One More Bar (crease and lower lashline), Break Me Up (transition), White Light (brow bone), Bring Down Angels (inner corner), All Is Lost (outer corner) and Devour Me (lower lashline).
-Essence waterproof eyeliner pen
-Holika Holika Jewel Light eyeliner pencil in 01
-Maybelline Full & Soft mascara and
-Boots Natural Collection Water Guard mascara.
Lips:
-ELF Mineral eyeshadow primer (yep, makes an awesome lip primer) and
-Revlon Just Enough Buff lipstick.

Lou x

Monday, 27 October 2014

The New Brown FOTD

Hi all,

I build this look around Catrice eyeshadow in The New Brown. I have to say, it's amazing! Blue eye girls, you need this in your life. It make my eye colour so intense. I used Pixie Epoxy underneath as a lot of Catrice's newer shimmery shadows have a lot of fallout which solved that issue. Apologies if the pics aren't great. The weather is permanently gloomy here lately.






Products used:
Face:
-Usual primer mix, foundation, concealers, powders and contour product
-MAC Uncommon Blushcreme and
-Kryolan highlighter in Cashmere. I think I'm in love!.
Eyes:
-UDPP
-Milani ShadowEyez in Cafe Au Lait
-Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy
-Catrice The New Brown (lid)
-Catrice Go Charlie Brown (crease)
-Mixture of peach and light brown from 28 Neutral palette (transition)
-Catrice Vanilla and Charles (brow bone and inner corner)
-MUG gel liner in Mobster
-Look Cosmetics Eye Brightener
-NYX Doll Eyes Volume mascara and
-Boots Natural Collection Water Guard mascara.
Lips:
-Maybelline clear lipliner and
-Morgana Cryptoria lipstick in Love Lies Bleeding.

Lou x



Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Glowy but meh FOTD

Hi all,

I wanted to look fresh and glowy today and I think it definitely worked. Sadly, the eye was much more subtle than I wanted so MAC Antique Diamond will be purged.






Products used:
Face:
-Usual primer
-Bourjois Healthy Mix foundation in 51 with a little
-MUR The Foundation in 1 to lighten
-Usual concealers, powders and contour product
-Maybelline Dream Touch blush in Apricot and
-No 7 Instant Radiance highlighter.
Eyes:
-UDPP
-MAC Antique Diamond PP
-Light olive shade from Sleek Vintage Romance palette (lid)
-Catrice Go Charlie Brown (crease)
-Light brown from MUA Matte Ever After palette (transition)
-Catrice Vanilla and Charles (brow bone and inner corner)
-MUG gel liner in Mobster
-Catrice Inner Eye highlighter
-Mally Have The Last Lash mascara and
-Boots Natural Collection Water Guard mascara.
Lips:
-Maybelline clear lipliner
-Sleek Eau La La liner in Raisin and
-NYX Butter lipstick in Licorice.

Lou x

Monday, 20 October 2014

Taupe smoky eye/red lip FOTD

Hi all,

Decided to do both a smoky eye and a red lip today, just for the fun of it. I'd forgotten how much I love this lipstick. Please forgive the lighting. Yet another gloomy day.







Products used:
Face:
-Usual primer mix, foundation, concealers, powders and contour product
-LMdB Whisper blush and
-LM Matte highlighter in 1.
Eyes:
-UDPP
-Maybelling Permanent Taupe CT
-UD Desperation (lid)
-Matte grey from MUA Matte palette (transition)
-Deep grey from Sleek Ultra Mattes V2 palette (crease and lower lashline)
-UD Virgin (brow bone and inner corner)
-Black from Sleek Ultra Mattes V2 palette (outer corner and lower lashline)
-NYX Slide On pencil in Jet Black
-Essence waterproof eyeliner pen in Black
-Guerlain Maxi Lash and
-Boots Natural Collection Water Guard mascara.
Lips:
-Maybelline clear lipliner and
-Benefit Wild Card lipstick.

Lou x

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Sultry Emerald FOTD and bonus Luna pics

Hi all,

My skin is starting to behave again so I'm back to doing FOTDs. Sadly as pretty as this palette is, it wasn't what I was hoping for. The supposedly emerald green is more of a grass green so I put the deep green from the Sleek Storm palette on top to make it more me. The pics aren't great as I'm still getting used to my new phone and the weather here is very gloomy. I'm sure the pics will improve as the weather improves and I get more practice using the phone.






Products used:
Face:
-Usual primer (mixed with MAC Strobe Cream), foundation, concealers, powders and contour product
-Dainty Doll powder blush in Money Talks and
-Hard Candy Moon Glow powder.
Eyes:
-UDPP
Milani ShadowEyez in Almond Cream
-Avon Sultry Emerald quad
-Deep green shimmer from Sleek Storm palette
-MAC Quarry
-Catrice Vanilla and Charles
-UD Perversion liner
-Essence waterproof eyeliner pen
-Mally Have The Last Lash mascara and
-Boots Natural Collection Water Guard mascara.
Lips:
-BB Creamy lip pencil in Petal (I think) and
-Rimmel Kate lipstick in 8.

Lou x

P.S. Just snapped these pics of Luna.

Playing Peekaboo:


Saying Hello to mummy




Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Blues Almighty FOTD plus exciting bonus pics

Hi all,

Couldn't wait to try the above Catrice eyeshadow any longer so here it is. With a lot of their shimmers being fall-out prone, I put Pixie Epoxy underneath which solved the problem. It's so gorgeous!

As for the bonus pics, this is the first fitting of items from a new collection I'm creating with a friend. There will be matching purple velvet edging on the coat and a Celtic clasp to fasten it and corset lacing and lace at the neckline and cuffs on the dress.








Products used:
Face:
-Usual primer, foundation, concealers, powders and contour product
-MUR Vivid Baked blush in Hard Day and
-PF Happy Booster powder in Translucent as highlighter.
Eyes:
-UDPP
-Jordana eyeshadow pencil in the black shade
-Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy
-Catrice Blues Almighty (lid and lower lashline)
-Grey from Sleek Ultra Mattes V2 palette (crease)
-The Body Shop Eye Shimmer in Silver (brow bone and inner corner)
-UD 24/7 liner in Perversion
-Essence waterproof eyeliner pen
-Mally Have The Last Lash mascara and
-Boots Natural Collection Water Guard mascara.
Lips:
-17 Mirror Shine On lipstick in Beehive.

Lou x

Monday, 29 September 2014

Roses and Plums FOTD

Hi all,

Something quick and easy but still me. The palette I used is flippin' stunning! Gorgeous warm pinks. Please forgive the lighting. It was very gloomy this morning.






Products used:
Face:
-Usual primer, foundation, concealers, powders and contour product
-Vivo Baked blush in Cinnamon Glow and
-MUA Undress Your Skin shimmer powder.
Eyes:
-UDPP
-GOSH eyeshadow stick in Silver Rose
-Avon Luxe eyeshadow palette in Glamorous Roses
-Revlon Matte eyeshadow in Innocent Pink
-Bourjois Intuitive eyeliner
-Look Cosmetics Eye Brightener
-NYX Doll Eyes Volume mascara and
-Boots Natural Collection Water Guard mascara.
Lips:
-Maybelline clear lipliner and
-Morgana Cryptoria Twisted Apple Plum lipstick.

Lou x