Gold and Greens Makeup

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HI My Bunnies!

I’ve been stuck at home with a sore ankle and what better time to do a post than now! This is an absolutely gorgeous gold and greens eye makeup with a bronzed face! I used three different shades of green for an ombre effect even though it’s not too visible in the photos but in real life it’s stunning! This will look beautiful on brown, hazel and of course green eyes!

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EYES

~After priming I started off with MakeupGeek Creme Brule on the crease and outer crease(soft warm brown matte) with a fluffy brush

~Then I went with MakeupGeek Cocoa Bear (rich warm brown matte) on the crease with a tapered crease brush

~Then with a flat shader brush I patted on MAC Amberlights (bronzed gold shimmer) on the middle of the lid …I used Fix + to wet the brush for intense color payoff (you can do this whole step last really depends on preference)

~Then I added MakeupGeek ShimmerMint (light minty green shimmer) on both sides of Amberlights and just went back and forth with both the colors until the edges blended nicely

~Then I did the same thing with MAC Humid (rich forest green shimmer) on both sides of ShimmerMint and blended the edges

~Then on both the outer and inner edges I went with MakeupGeek Envy (deep metallic green) and I used a pencil brush

~Make sure to blend it with Humid and keep a little space in the innermost corner for the highlight

~I went with MakeupGeek Cocoa Bear again to blend everything in the crease

~Used Mac AmberLights as a inner corner highlight and Mac Ricepaper for the brow bone highlight

~On the bottom, I did the exact reverse of what I did on the top starting with Envy in the middle, then Humid, then ShimmerMint and lastly AmberLights – blended all of the with Cocoa Bear

~Line the waterline and tightline with a black eyeliner

~Line your top lash line and make a wing

~Put mascara on your lashes and add falsies!

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FACE

Benefit Porefessional Primer

EX1 Foundation in 300

MAC Prolongwear concealer in NW25

Maybelline Fit Me concealer in Sand

Ben Nye Banana Powder

Guerlain terracotta bronzing powder in 03

Benefit Hula Bronzer

Sleek Makeup Blush in Sunrise

Mac Whisper of Guilt Mineralize Skin Finish (LE)

Lip 1: Nars Matte Lip Pencil Dragon Girl

Lip2: MAC HoneyLove lipstick and Nyx Butter Gloss in Creme Brule

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Amber Goddess – Warm Copper and Gold Smokey Eye (EID 2014)

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Hi my bunnies!

The reason I decided to name this look ‘Amber Goddess’ is because of the two BEAUTIFUL eyeshadows I used — the stunners of the show – MAC Amber Lights and MakeupGeek Goddess! I’ve been wearing these colors constantly for the last couple of weeks, just changing up the intensity here and there. I also think it’s perfect for the upcoming EID celebrations…most people love to dress up during EID and I think these shades would compliment many different eye colors and outfits! Everybody loves glitz and glam during EID and nothing screams out glamourous more than GOLD!

*PLEASE EXCUSE THOSE UNKEMPT EYEBROWS! I really need to do something about those! Just too lazy ! 😛

 

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EYES

~Start off with MakeupGeek Chickadee and Creme Brule on the crease taking it upward just below the browbone and across to the upper inner corner.

~So the same windshield wiper motion with MakeupGeek Country Girl all across but this time closer to the crease…take the shadow downwards to both the inner and outer corner

~Add MakeupGeek Goddess to both the inner and outer corners layering it over Country Girl (don’t completely cover it – Country Girl will be peeking through slightly)

~Add MAC Amber Lights to the center of the lid…spritz the brush with Fix + or any other mist or water  before applying the shadow to intensify the color

~With a more precise blending brush, take MakeupGeek Mocha and Corrupt and lighty start dabbing and blending in the outer corner taking it slightly up to the crease…don’t take too much in one go…layer it slowly until you get your desired intensity – Remember less is more!

~Add MAC Ricepaper to the browbone as a highlight

~Line your eyes with a gel liner and make a slight wing

~Quickly before the liner sets, take a pencil brush with a little bit of corrupt on it and start layering it over the liner, pushing it upwards as you go and smudging it

~ Tightline the upper lashline

~For the water line, I only added a black eye pencil on the inner and outer bit leaving the middle empty

~In the middle waterline add a gold eye pencil or Amber Lights eyeshadow

~On the bottom lashline do the same thing with a black eyeshadow on the outer and inner corner and MAC Amberlights in the middle

~Blend everything with a blending brush!

~Add Mascara on top and bottom lashesh and Falsies (Miss Adoro Demi Wispies)

WHEW that was a lot to explain! Hopefully I can start doing videos soon so its easier to understand! Fingers Crossed!

FACE

EX1 Foundation – 300

MAC Prolongwear Concealer – NC30

Benefit Hoola Bronzer

Becca Mineral Blush in Songbird

Physicians Formula Shimmer Strip in Vegas Strip

LIPS

I tried to different lips – a bold one and a more neutral one

MAC Morange lipstick –

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MAC Brave lipstick –

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EOTD: Neutral eyes with Royal Blue Winged Liner

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HELLO MY BUNNIES!

Today’s look is all about bringing a fun twist to an everyday neutral eye. Pairing a colorful eyeliner with neutral eye shadows is a great way to wear color on your eyes without looking too over the top! This is something I do pretty often because I easily get bored of my neutrals :/ meh! I used the Models Prefer Infinite Colour Eye Pencil in Blue Lagoon for the brilliant blue winged eyeliner and Gold Star and Nude Appeal on the waterline. And let me just say, I LOVEEEE THESE EYE PENCILS! They are amazeballs ! Stay tuned for a review post! blue liner eotd diagram

WHAT TO DO:

~ After priming my eyes, I highlighted my browbone with Lorac Pro Palette White and Cream mixed together

~Then I applied the light brown shade from the Sleek Storm Palette (any light peachy toned brown i.e.  MUG creme brule or peach smoothie) all over my crease up to a my brow bone with a fluffy brush

~I applied Make Up Geek Cocoa Bear (no surprises there!) on my crease with a slightly denser crease brush (like MAC 217) bringing it down to the lower lash line

~Then with a smaller detailer brush (or pencil brush) I applied the dark brown shade from the Sleek Palette on my crease making a subtle cut crease

~Blended the edges with a little bit of MUG Cocoa Bear

~Applied Lorac White and Cream on the lid and MAC Ricepaper on the inner corner, blending the colors for a seamless transition

~Lined my eyes with the Model’s Prefer eye pencil in Blue Lagoon and made a wing (make sure it’s sharpened properly or you can use an eyeliner brush)

~Lined my waterline with MP eye pencil Nude Appeal and then topped that with MP Gold Star

~Applied loads of mascara and then falsies!!

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Sorry for the crappy picture lol 😛

FACE:

Benefit Porefessional Primer

L’Oreal Nude Magique Eau De Teint foundation (shades 150 + 170)

Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in Medium

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light

CHEEKS:

Clarins Splendours Bronzer LE

MAC Warm Soul Mineralize Blush

Dior Amber Diamonds Highlighter

LIPS:

Revlon Matte Balm in Elusive

 

~XO XO~

Priceline Haul and Drugstore FOTD

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So if you’re living in Australia, you would know that Priceline is one our more well-known drugstores. They are always having awesome weekly/monthly sales. I’m a huge fan of the place, and if you sign up to their sister program, you gain points which you can eventually redeem. So that’s a bonus! Over the weekend, they had an amazing sale on some of the brands they carry and I just couldn’t help myself, ofcourse! They had half price on all maybelline products! Maybelline being one of my favorite drugstore brands, except for one, all of the things I got are from Maybelline!

So let’s start of with the non-Maybelline product. I purchased the Covergirl Clump Crusher mascara. I’ve heard a lot of good things about this mascara. I liked their lash blast and lash blast fusion mascaras aswell, so I thought I should give it a try. Right now it’s just chilling with my stash of backup mascaras but I think I’ll try this one next.

So now on with the Maybelline stuff:

I just got a back up of my trusty ol’ eye studio gel liner. Makeup in general is so expensive in Australia. Some of the drugstore products are very similar to high end prices in the US so I never pass a chance to stock up when there’s a sale on.

I got the hyper glossy liquid liner. It was on sale for around 6 bucks so just wanted to try out. I’m on the fence about this product. I like the color payoff, I don’t mind the glossiness, I like the tip of the applicator (shown below), BUT its not smudge-proof or water-proof. It’s winter out here so its still okay or if you’re gonna be indoors most of the time. During hot weather it will just be disaster. It comes off so easily with any contact with liquid. Also I’ve noticed the way it dries, it has a tendency to peel off so you gotta be careful with that aswell.

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Next up is the Dream Pure BB cream for oily skin. This is the newer one. The other one is for all skin types. I do not have oily skin. I’m a normal to dry skin girl. I was debating between the two but I finally decided to get this one become of one thing: the 2 percent salicylic acid it contains. That’s a rare occurrence for a foundation/bb cream type product, let alone a drugstore one. I’m a mere mortal so I’m not immune to breakouts so I think its perfect for those days when my skin isn’t performing so well.

I also got the Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch highlighting concealer. Take note of the fact that it says highlighting concealer. This does not have great coverage, but it’s meant to brighten up your under eyes, the bridge of your nose etc. I got the color in 03 sand, but I do wish I got a lighter color just because I like dramatically bright underyes.

Next I got the Super Stay 24 Hour Waterproof Powder. I got the shade 021 Nude, which was a mistake because it’s a bit too pink for me. I’m still trying to make this work. I really like the texture and coverage though.

Lastly I got the Color Whisper lipsticks. I got two shades: Pink Possibilities and Lust for Blush (shown below). The swatches aren’t coming completely accurate. I love Pink Possibilities since its like this neon coral pink. The photos aren’t doing any justice to the color. Lust for Blush is a nice pinky brown nude. A nice nude for my skin tone. They are more like a balmy texture. Kind of like the Revlon Lip Butters. They have a sheer coverage, but can be built up. They are very moisturising on the lips.

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I’ve used some of these products on my face today. Everything else on this face of the day is also from the drugstore:

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I can hardly keep my face straight lol

Here’s a rundown of the products I used:

Face: Loreal Base Magique Primer, Maybelline Dream Pure BB cream in Medium, Dream Lumi Touch highlighting concealer in 003 Sand, Maybelline Super Stay 24 Hour Powder in 021 Nude, Australis Ready Set Go Finishing Powder in Transluscent (under eye)

EyeBrows: Elf EyeBrow Kit in Dark and Nyx Above Beyond Full Coverage Concealer in Beige

Eyes: Maybelline Color Tattoo in Barely Branded on the lid,
Maybelline Eye Studio quad in Copper Chic – Shimmery Nude on the lid and Copper shade the lower lash line,
BH Cosmetics 26 Eyeshadow and Cheek Palette (Soft Brown) on the crease,
Maybelline Hyper Glossy liquid liner, Maybelline Falsies Mascara, Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof liner in Nude

Cheeks: Rimmel London Blush in Spring Flower, Rimmel London Natural Bronzer in Sun Bronze, Shimmery beinge shade from the Maybelline quad to highlight

Lips: Essence lipliner in cute pink, Maybelline Color Whisper in Pink Possibilities

Close up of eyes:

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I hope you enjoyed this post my lovelies! I think the Priceline sale may be still be on tomorrow, so if you are in Australia, you should go check it out! Till next time XO!

Makeup of the Day: earthy fall/winter eyes!

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earthy colors perfect for fall /winter

We’re still stuck in winter here in the Southern Hemisphere and fall is fast approaching the North, so I thought why not do a fall/winter look today. I chose very earthy yet bright tones because the most intriguing part of fall for me are the rich hues of fallen leaves: fading olive greens, burgundies, vibrant yellows and oranges!

breakdown of the e/s I used

breakdown of the e/s I used

In the photo above, I’ve just pointed out the eyeshadows I used on each area just to make it easier to understand.

Lid: Mac Sumptuous Olive described as a shimmery golden khaki color. Any shimmery olive color would do.

Transition: Mac Soft Brown: a matte, warm, light to mid tone brown which is my go to transition color! Just can’t live without it!

Outer Crease: matte Ox-blood burgundy shade from the BH Cosmetics 26 Neutral Eyeshadow and Cheek Palette….pheww that’s a long name! Have been obsessed with this shade and been using it a lot this fall/winter!

Crease: the matte black and dark brown from the Sleek Storm Palette. I gotta say guys, this black is one of the most intense black I’ve come across. Beats Mac Carbon anyday. It is extremely pigmented and sooo black!

Browbone: Mac Brule which is just a matte off-white creamy color…this is also my go to matte browbone highlight.

Tear Duct: Mac Amber Lights….a shimmery peachy bronze….so beautiful!

Underneath I’ve used the burgundy color in the outer 2/3 and the inner third I used Sumptuous Olive and a little bit of Amber Lights coming down from the tear duct.

Eyeliner: Maybelline Eye Studio gel liner in blackest black – really good drugstore gel liner

Waterline: Rimmel ScandalEyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal in 001 Black – my new favourite !

Mascara: Maybelline the Falsies – cult favorite !

Falsies: Red Cherry false lashes….i’m really sorry I don’t have the number 😦 lost the actual packaging it came in.

REMEMBER blending is key !!! You can always use a soft transition color to tone down the burgundy or any bold crease color.

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the whole face :D

the whole face 😀 – wasn’t wearing falsies then

Foundation: L’oreal Lumi Magique in W5 – just got this foundation recently and have been loving it so far!!

Powder: Chanel White Essentiel in 50 Beige Dore – rediscovered this powder and don’t know why it was stashed in my drawers….i love it!

Cheeks: Mac Ripe for Love blush LE from Temperature Rising collection

Bronzer: Rimmel Natural Bronzer in Sun Bronze

Highlight: Dior Amber Diamonds…..to die for!!!

Lips: Mac Ruby Woo – a cult favorite again!!

Till next time lovelies XO !