Ethnic Gypsy Princess Makeup Look

IMG_2109Hiya My Bunnies!

So this is a little last minute halloween look. There’s nothing gruesome happening here. It’s very feminine and super easy! It didn’t come out as amazing as I wanted it to because I had to race against the sun! If I had more time, I’d probably tweak some things and definitely would’ve embellished myself with more accessories!

For the headdress, I just wrapped my head with two different scarves and placed two necklaces on top. I did not pin anything down but ofcourse if you will something like this to a party you definitely need to pin everything.

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EYES

~ After I primed my eyes, I added MakeupGeek (MUG) Chickadee on the outer crease with a fluffy brush

~Then I added Anastasia Beverly Hills (ABH) Morocco closer to the crease with the same brush swiping it inward

~Then with a denser fluffy brush, I mixed Lorac Mulberry and an Oxblood shade from a BH Cosmetic palette, and started buffing from the outer lid to the inner lid and also blending it with the crease colors

~Then I added MUG Corrupt on the outer corner taking it slightly up to the crease

~Then I went back and forth with Morocco and the Mulberry shades to make sure everything is blending with the black

~I added ABH Vanilla to the brow bone and mixed the same color and MAC Ricepaper to add to the inner corner taking it downward to the inner third of the lower lash line

~I lined my waterline with a black pencil and then smudged the liner with the same mulberry and oxblood shades

~I also smudged in some black on the outer third of the lower lash line

~Then I took Morocco on a fluffy brush and blended any harsh lines on the lower lash line

~I lined my upper lash line with a black gel liner and made a wing

~Added mascara to both my upper and lower lashes and then added some falsies!

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FACE

~Bourjois Reveal Radiance Healthy Mix Foundation 56 + Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Foundation 55

~MAC Prolongwear Concealer NW 25 and NW30

~Ben Nye Banana Powder

~Sleek Contour Kit Medium to Contour

~Benefit Hoola Bronzer

~Becca Songbird Blush

~Becca Opal Shimmer Skin Perfecter Pressed for highlight

LIPS 

Nyx Deep Purple Lip Pencil (lined and filled in)

MAC Heaux lipstick (LE)

 

 

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till next time everyone and HAPPY HALLOWEEN!! xo

 

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Fall Glam Smokey Eye featuring Anastasia Beverly Hills Amrezy Palette

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Hey Hey My Bunnies,

I got the Anastasia Beverly Hills Amrezy Palette couple weeks back and I’ve finally gotten around to play and do a proper look with it…if you don’t already know, Amrezy is an amazing makeup artist and she’s big on instagram and I am a massive fan! The colors in this palette could not be more perfect! They are right up my ally! My two favorite shades are caramel and morocco! There are some great shades for fall so I thought I’ll do a fall smokey eye as the season’s approaching in the northern hemisphere.

P.S. If you follow my instagram you’d know I’ve been obsessing over these reflection apps! Will probably have photos like these in every post I make now ^_^

EYES:

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~After priming my eyelids, I applied Caramel (warm yellow brown matte) on the crease and outer crease with a fluffy blending brush

~Then I applied Morocco (reddish brown matte) on my crease with a narrow crease brush (MAC 217) and packed most of the color on the outer portion of the eye and then swiped across towards the inner crease blending it back and forth; I also took it down slightly to the outer lid

~Then I patted Glisten on the lid keeping a small area bare right in the middle

~Then I took Legend on a wet lid brush and placed it in the middle bare area

~Make sure to go back and forth to blend Glisten and Legend together so that there are no harsh lines

~Then with a crease brush I applied Deep Plum on the outer corner of the lid blending it with Morocco and the lid colors

~I took Deep Plum slightly up and inwards to the crease

~Then with a clean blending brush (or you can slightly dab it into Morocco), I blended the crease so that there are no harsh edges

~I applied Vanilla to the brow bone and Legend on the tear duct area

~Made a fairly thin line on my upper lash line with a black gel liner but did not make a wing

~Curled my lashes, applied mascara and then falsies

~On the bottom I diffused Caramel first with a fluffy brush, then with a pencil brush I applied Morocco on top and then I lined my water line with a deep purple eye pencil from Australis called Grape Cake

~Then with a pencil brush, I took some deep plum and smudged it along the bottom lash line

HOPE THAT MADE SENSE! LOL

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FACE:

Loreal Lumi Magique Primer

Bobbi Brown Luminous Moisturising Foundation in Warm Natural

Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer in Medium 2 Ginger

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light

Benefit Hula Bronzer

Benefit Rockateur blush

theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer

LIPS: 

Option 1: Nyx Deep Purple lipliner and MAC Heaux lipstick LE (MAC Rebel can be another option from the permanent line)

Option 2: MAC Runway Hit lipstick with Nyx Creme Brule Butter Gloss

**So I threw in an option with a lighter shade of lipstick. With a more muted lipstick I think this look can be worn in any time of the year! There are no set rules in makeup so do what your heart desires!!

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Shimmery Taupe Smokey Eye with a pop of Beautiful Iris!

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This makeup look is inspired by two makeup gurus…Julie San Augustin aka Pala_Foxxia from Instagram who is one of my favorite makeup artists of all time and Still Glamorous from Youtube who is just sooo flawlessly beautiful ! I really like this combination of silvery taupe and this amazing bright lavender color. The lavender really brings out the green in my eyes (even though they are hazel :P) but I think this color would look gorgeous in any eye color. Sooo let’s see how I achieved this look!

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~I primed my lid with Nars smudgeproof eyeshadow base and then applied Maybelline color tattoo in Tough as Taupe on my lid

~I then applied  MakeupGeek Moondust sprayed with Fix+ on my lid keeping a gap in the inner corner

~I blended any harsh lines with MakeupGeek Creme Brule

~Then I applied MakeupGeek Cocoa Bear on my crease blending out inwards and up

*As you can tell I can’t live without my MakeupGeek Creme Brule and Cocoa Bear!  Use them on almost all my looks!

~Then I applied LORAC Deep Purple which is a shimmery dark purple on the outer corner (you can totally use a black or dark brown)

~Don’t forget to blend!!

~Then I applied the color of the day- MAC Beautiful Iris on the inner corner taking it down to the inner part of the lower lash line

~On the lower lashline I then mimicked what I did on the lid- applied Moondust in the middle and Deep Purple in the outer corner

~Applied Mac Brule on the browbone

~Lined my upper lash line with a liquid liner ( I think this one was a Elf one) and made a semi thick line and a wing

~Lined my waterline with a black pencil

~Applied mascara (Maybelline Mega Plush Volume Express) and applied falsies (Miss Adoro Demi Wispies)

 

*I have two lip options for this look ! Check it out below:

 

MAC Brave (left) and MAC Diva (right)

MAC Brave (left) and MAC Diva (right)

 

You can wear this look with a pinky nude lipstick for the daytime and it’s very appropriate for Spring. I’m wearing MAC Brave, one of my favorite nudes!

You can also pair this look with a dark lip and vamp it up for the night…a great look for the Fall here in Australia. Here I’m wearing MAC Diva but you can go even darker maybe do a ombre lip with a dark lip liner!

I just love the versatility of this look and how it can be both a Spring and Fall look (the current seasons in the two hemisphere)!

REST OF THE MAKEUP

FACE:

Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation in 6.5

Mac Prolongwear Concealer NW25

Mac Prep and Prime Highlighter Light Boost

Maybelline FIT ME powder

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light

CHEEKS:

Clarins Splendours Bronzer (LE)

MAC Warm Soul Mineralize Blush

MAC Soft and Gentle MSF

Hope you all loved this look! Please click the FOLLOW button if you want to stay up to date with my posts! Till next time! XOXO!

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Review: TheBalm Instain Blush in Argyle and Toile

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Hi my lovelies!

I’ve been meaning to do this post for awhile now! TheBalm InStain blushes have stained my heart and my cheeks…in a good way ofcourse! They are $26.95 at David Jones (Australia). You can also buy them from here. These range of blushes are described as long wearing, staining powder blush. I own two of the six shades but I intend to buy more! The shades are:

Argyle (petal pink)

Toile (strawberry)

Swiss Dot (peach)

Lace (bright pink)

Houndstooth (mauve)

Pinstripe (plum)

I own Argyle and Toile. They are both extremely beautiful colors. TheBalm have divided them into two categories: spring or fall. Argyle is a spring blush and Toile is a fall blush! How fitting with Spring approaching the Southern Hemisphere and fall approaching the North! But I feel these two in particular can be worn in any season! They are both extremely pigmented! And boy they weren’t kidding with the ‘long wearing’ part! I wore these blushes for about 8 hours and they were going strong for all 8!

 

Argyle (left) and Toile (right)

Argyle (left) and Toile (right)

They come in a very nice compact cardboard packaging (classic theBalm) and also has a nice mirror. I love love love the packaging! Can’t stress enough how cute the packaging is!! And obviously the names are reminiscent of different patterns and the patterns are also shown in the packaging!

On to the swatches!

Argyle is a blue toned pale pink with a matte finish. It kicks up some powder when swatched so a word of caution there.

Toile is a coral with a bit of orange and pink. It’s a more of a satin finish and very buttery.

Toile (left) and Argyle (right)

Toile (left) and Argyle (right)

 

This is me wearing the blushes….lighting sucks in my room sorry if they aren’t two visible 😦

 

Argyle (left) and Toile (right)

Argyle (left) and Toile (right)

I can’t wait to try more of these blushes! I still can’t decide which one to get next. Can’t buy all of them together…I’m a broke student 😦 I’m debating between Houndstooth and Lace.

I highly recommend these blushes guys! And they are pretty reasonably priced! XO

 

 

Favorite Fall Lips!

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Today’s post is dedicated to all the beauties living above the equator! Fall’s fast approaching the Northern Hemisphere. It’s time to change the color scheme of both your wardrobes and your faces! Since I’ve already experienced this beautiful season this year, I thought I should talk about the lipstick shades that I’ve personally enjoyed wearing. KEEP IN MIND that this is just a guide to what colors you can wear this fall, you don’t have to own the exact lipstick as shown in the photos. I have included some different options for each category; both high end and drugstore alternatives.

 

BERRIES AND PLUMS

Mac Heaux (LE) , Mac Rebel, Rimmel Kate Moss 107

Mac Heaux (LE) , Mac Rebel, Rimmel Kate Moss 107

Berry is the color of the season! When I think of fall/autumn I think of berry or plum lips! My favorite berry lipstick for fall was the Rimmel Lasting Finish lipstick by Kate Moss in 107 (third from left). In the photo its showing up more plummy but in real life its more of a deep maroon berry color. It’s semi matte and I love it. I’ve worn this the most this fall!

Another color that has been my all time favorite for fall is Mac Rebel (middle). It’s a very nice semi dark plummy purply color with a satin finish. It’s a very popular lipstick in the beauty community.

Lastly, I’ll be talking about a limited edition shade. It’s from the RiRi loves Mac collection and it’s called Heaux (first from left). The RiRi collection is still available in Australia (online) and maybe available in some other countries. This is considered to be a matte version of rebel or atleast pretty close to it. I find it to have a more pink tone whereas rebel leans more purple. Nevertheless I love this shade !!

Some other awesome berry/plum lippies:

YSL Rouge Volupte in Forbidden Burgundy 12

Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in Venom

Mac Diva and Media

Milani Color Statement in  Sangria and Black Cherry

Wet N Wild Cherry Bomb and Sugar Plum Fairy

 

REDS

Mac Ruby Woo, Mac RiRi Woo, and Nars Dragon Girl

Mac Ruby Woo, Mac RiRi Woo (LE), and Nars Dragon Girl

Red lippies are timeless! Red lips make any look glamorous in any time of the year. I personally tend to reach for my blue-toned reds during fall. This is completely a personal choice because many of you might like warmer toned reds reminiscent of fall leaves. I just love my blue tones in the colder weathers and blue tones makes you teeth look whiter!!

First I have the cult favorite: Mac Ruby Woo (first from left). This is the best red lipstick in my opinion! If you don’t have it, please go get it! It is a matte and quite drying that I must say. But the awesomeness of the color makes up for all that!

Then I have Mac RiRi Woo (middle). This is also limited edition but it’s still available in Australia and it will be repromoted with special packaging this October! It has a retro matte finish which is Mac’s new finish. Retro matte finish is actually drier and stiff. This shade is very very very similar to Ruby Woo, just a tad bit darker. I love it! And that’s no surprise since I love Ruby Woo so much!

Lastly I have Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Dragon Girl (third from the left). This is a more pinky toned red. It’s absolutely fabulous. It’s also easier to apply since it’s in a pencil form!

Other blue toned Reds:

Guerlain Kiss Kiss Lipstick in Exces de Rouge 523 (a favorite of Dita Von Teese)

Guerlain Rouge G in Garconne

Mac Russian Red

Milani Color Statement Lipstick in Red Label and Best Red

Wet N Wild Stoplight Red 911d

Nyx Round Lipstick in Chaos

 

PURPLES

Mac Heroine, TopShop Straight Ace, and Maybelline Hot Plum

Mac Heroine (LE), TopShop Straight Ace, and Maybelline Hot Plum

Purple lips have been all the trend recently. Even though it might be a bit unconventional, I think purple lips look fab in fall!

Firstly I have Mac Heroine (first from left) which is a limited edition color. This maybe available through Ebay or Amazon but I had to include it since it’s one of my very favorite lipsticks! It’s such a beautiful purple and quite hard to dupe. I love it!

Then I have TopShop Straight Ace (middle). This lipstick is a close dupe of Heroine so if you have TopShop near you, it might be worth checking out. It has a creamier, glossier finish thought and is a tad bit darker.

Lastly , I have Maybelline Vivids Hot Plum (third from left). It’s a beautiful fuschia purple and one of my recent buys! It’s cheap too!

Other Purples:

OCC Lip Tar in Hoochie

Lime Crime Airborne Unicorne

Mac Up the Amp

Nyx Round Lipstick Castle

 

NUDES

Revlon Balm Stain Honey, Mac Modesty, and Mac Brave

Revlon Balm Stain Honey, Mac Modesty, and Mac Brave

I usually love bright lipsticks and wear them all the time, but during fall and winter I do wear a lot of nudes aswell. These are the nudes that I’ve been loving this fall.

Revlon Balm Stain in Honey has been my go to everyday nude. It’s so easy to apply that I just wear it all the time when I’m running late for work. It’s moisturising and has pretty good color pay off !

Mac  Modesty is a nude that has a subtle brown tone. I think it’s great for people with tan to dark skintones. It’s a cremesheen finish.

Mac Brave is my all time favorite nude. I stole it from my mom hehe! It has a subtle pink tone to it and it’s a matte. I love it!

Other Notable Nudes:

YSL Rouge Volupte Nude Beige 01

Mac Velvet Teddy, Honey Love, Myth, Yash

Rimmel Nude Delight

Milani Color Statement in Teddy Bear

Nyx Black Label Lipstick in India

**Lastly I would like to add a few names of really dramatically dark lips! I personally don’t like the look of really dark lips on me but just wanted to throw out some options for you. Fall and winter is the perfect time to sport a dark vampy lip!

Mac Cyber

Wet n Wild Vamp it Up

Rimmel Kate Moss in 04 (black tube)

Hopefully this post was helpful to you guys! Enjoy the fall everyone in the north, as we’re moving into spring in the south! Don’t worry my lovelies here in the south, there will be lots of spring posts coming soon! XO !