Warm Orange and Copper Toned Eyes with Contrasting Fuchsia-Magenta Lips

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Hello Hello!

So as you can see today’s look is perfect for your weekly grocery run and everyday chores – so natural and simple NOT! Haha didn’t mean to shock you guys there but just checkin to see if ya’ll are paying attention! So actually as you can tell from the photo and the title of this post that this look is a bit unconventional using contrasting tones on the eyes and the lip. I love the look of clashing colors especially the contrast between warm orangey tones versus really cool toned pinks. I’m quite pleased with how this came out and ofcourse it’s not everyone’s cuppa tea and that’s completely okay – makeup is art and all about experimenting and that’s what I love about it!

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EYES 

The eyeshadow I used for your reference:

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Pictorial:

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1. After priming my lid, I mixed a matte lighter yellowish orange shade and a deeper more true orange shade (Makeup Geek Chickadee and Inglot 383) and applied it all over the upper crease in a windshield wiper motion with fluffy crease brush. You have to make it as blown out as possible.

2.  I decided to apply a little bit of a matte yellow shade (Inglot 323) just on top of where I applied the orange colors and blend it out. Then I applied Anastasia Beverly Hills Morocco, which is a warm terracotta brown, on my crease with a denser crease brush. I swiped it from the outer to inner corner of the crease.

3. Once everything is nicely blended out, I applied Makeup Geek Foiled eyeshadow in FlameThrower, which is a super shimmery copper with a foiled finish, on my lid. I dampened my brush for it to get maximum intensity. Then I blended out the edges for a seamless transition with the crease colors.

4. Then I applied Anastasia Deep Plum on both my outer and inner corner to darken these areas and blended upwards towards the crease. Blend Blend Blend – go ahead and apply a little bit more if you have to at this point.

5. For more dimension, I applied a pop of shimmery orangey gold (MAC Melon pigment) on the centre of my lid.

6. I highlighted my brow bone and inner corner with a pale shimmery gold shade (Anastasia Legend). I lined my waterline with a gold eye pencil. On the bottom lashline, I darkened the outer corner with some Deep Plum and then placed Melon pigment in the middle and Legend on the inner corner. Blended it all out with Chickadee and Inglot 383. I curled my lashes, applied mascara to top and bottom lashes and then applied falsies : Koko lashes in Risque.

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FACE

~Benefit Porefessional Primer

~Illamasqua Skin Base Foundation in 10 ( a little bit light for me :/ downside of online shopping)

~Mac Prolongwear Concealer NW25

~Mac Prep and Prime Highlighter in Light Boost

~Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light

CHEEKS AND CONTOUR

~Australis AC on Tour Contour Kit

~Givenchy Le Prisme Visage Mat Powder in Amber Organza

~MAC Blush in Warm Soul

~Essence Ticket to Paradise Shimmer Powder in Tropical Heat

Now for the main attraction!

LIPS

~Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in Anarchy

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Hope you enjoy this post lovelies as much as I loved creating this look! XO XO

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High End Holy Grail Happenings!

If you are a makeup junkie like me, you probably can relate to my constant hunger to look at, touch, try out, and BUY new makeup ^_^ ; but no matter how many new products come to the market, there will always be a few that hold a special spot in your life and you have to buy them over and over again. And when that product falls in the ‘high end’ category, it validates that ‘ride or die’ status even more! I’ve come up with 6 high end holy grail products that I’ve either repurchased or will definitely buy again when I run out. (I did not include any foundations though because that deserves a post of its own!)

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#1 MAC Pro Longwear Concealer {20 USD/32 AUD}

I don’t even know how many bottles I’ve repurchased of this, I love it sooo much! Which reminds me I’m almost about to run out of my current bottle. This concealer has been part of pretty much all my makeup looks since like forever. I use the shade NW25 for my under eyes to correct and cover my dark circles (and trust me they are bad!). It does such a fab job! I do have a couple of other shades as well that I keep in handy. Three things that I love: 1) High Coverage – you only need a small amount 2) Shade range: something true for most MAC products! 3) Longevity – it’s called ‘Pro Longwear for a reason and you can also use it as an eyeshadow base because its so long wearing! The only con is that the pump squirts out too much product but I can live with that!

#2 Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light {45 USD/59 AUD}

When these powders came out, there was a huge hype in the beauty community, and let me tell ya, there was a legit reason behind it. These powders create that extra oomph you need when all your makeup is done. They literally tie everything together. My holy grail is the Dim Light. It’s a finishing powder so you are meant to apply it all over your face after you have done your makeup. It gives this blurred illusion to your face and and subtle angelic luminosity, like you’re lit from within. I’ve got so many of my friends hooked on this powder and I always get compliments on how glowy my skin looks every time I wear this. It’s pretty pricey but I’ve already hit pan on my first one and I purchased a new one!

#3 MAC Fix + {22 USD/27 AUD}

Well I think everyone and their mothers should have this or already have this product sitting on their vanity! This is such a versatile product. It can be used just before putting any makeup on to prep the face, it can be used after your makeup application to stop your makeup from looking cakey, it can be used to wet your brush to get more color payoff from an eyeshadow and 10,000 other things! The traditional Fix Plus has now become a part of the prep and prime series but it’s still the same thing!

#4 Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler {20 USD/29 AUD}

I’ll just put it out there – my natural eyelashes suck! They are wimpy and straight and not all curlers can handle that! On top of that, I have a tendency to pinch my eyelids with eyelash curlers and oh boy that hurts! The Shu Uemura curler is epic! It lives up to its popularity in the beauty community and does a really good job at tackling my stubborn straight eyelashes without me hurting myself. I’ve repurchased this product couple of times already and when you buy it, it comes with 1 extra band. One con is that you can’t buy the refills of the bands, so when you’ve used up both, you have to buy a whole new eyelash curler!

#5 Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz {21 USD/34 AUD}

If I had to choose one product among all the products I’m mentioning today, it will probably be this one! A lot of you might agree that brows take a lot longer than some of the other areas of the face; but you don’t always have the time to do an elaborate brow especially when you’re going to work or school and you’re running late (story of my life!). Enter Anastasia Brow Wiz to make your brow struggles so much easier! I love how small and thin the tip is so you can precisely carve out a shape. You can draw small ‘faux’ hairs with it. The formula is really nice and not super harsh, super dry, or super soft. It comes with a really nice spoolie on the other end which makes it even more travel friendly.The only thing is, it doesn’t have a lot of product so I run out of it all the time!

#6 Becca Shimmering Skin Perfecter Pressed in Opal {38USD/46-60 AUD}

Some of you might think ‘How the hell can a highlighter be a Holy Grail!’ especially for someone who loves to glow and collects so much makeup. Well in my opinion something can be officially called ‘Holy Grail’ when you tend to reach for it the most among all your highlighters. I think 8 out of 10 times I go for Becca Opal. The formula is sooo buttery and smooth, I can’t even! I think the shade Opal is very versatile – girls who are light medium to medium dark can use it. But those of you who are either fairer or darker, fret not, Becca has you covered! They’ve got few other beautiful shades like Moonstone, Topaz, and Rose Gold that caters for other skin tones!

And that concludes my High End Holy Grail Happenings! What are some of your favorite high end makeup?

XOXO

FOTD: Glowy Skin, Glossy Lips

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Hello my bunnies!

I posted this face of the day photo on my Instagram and Facebook and one of my lovely followers wanted me to post the details. I almost never post my day to day makeup photos on my blog but I think I’ll do it more often from now own.

I’ve got super dry skin so I love looking radiant and glowy all the time. With summer going on full blast in Oz Land, I love this bronzed glow look even more and I’ve found the perfect formula to achieve it!

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FACE

~Embryolisse Lait Creme Concentre – moisturizer

~Benefit Porefesional Primer

~Josie Maran Argan Illuminizer

~L’oreal True Match Foundation in N6 and Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Foundation in 55

~Kat Von D Lock It Tattoo Concealer in 24

~Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light

CHEEKS

~MAC Refined Golden Bronzer

~Sleek Contour Kit in Medium

~Tarte Pin Up Girl Blush Palette – Bashful

~Becca Shimmering Skin Perfecter Pressed in Opal

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To achieve the glow in this look, I mixed the Josie Maran Argan Illuminizer with my foundation. You can apply the illuminizer on your face before applying the foundation but I prefer mixing them together. You can also pop it on your cheekbones before powdering your face. I used the L’oreal True Match for coverage and the Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum foundation for the dewyness. Other foundations I recommend for a luminous finish are: Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk foundation and L’oreal Lumi Magique foundation. IMG_3462

 

 

 

The Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light is my holy grail powder to achieve a ‘glow from within’ finish. It literally gives you a blurring effect and a subtle glow that is not overtly shiny therefore it’s ideal for all over the face use. 

My favorite powder highlighter at the moment is the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfecter Pressed in Opal. It is soo finely milled. It looks beautiful on the cheek bones, bridge of the nose and on the cupid’s bow. I also think it goes fabulously with the Argan Illuminizer.

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LIPS

~Gerard Cosmetics Lipstick in 1995 (Jaclyn Hill’s lipstick eeeeeeee :D)

~NYX buttergloss in Maple Blondie (NikkieTutorials recommended it and I had to go get it)

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Just quick deets on the EYES

~Anastasia Beverly Hills Amrezy Palette – Caramel, Morocco, and Glisten

~Glisten on the lid, Caramel on the upper crease, and Morocco on the outer corner and crease

~L’oreal Super Liner Perfect Slim for the wing

~L.A. Girl Glide gel liner pencil in Very Black for waterline

~Maybelline Falsies Flared mascara for top lashes and Maybelline Rocket mascare for bottom lashes

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Love You Bunnies! XO XO

Grungy Ox Blood Blown Out Smokey feat. Lime Crime Venus Palette

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YUSS I finally have the Lime Crime Venus: The Grunge Palette!!! This palette is the bomb! The colors are right up my alley – I’ve been totally into warm reddish browns, berry tones and oxblood tones and the three standout colors of this palette: Venus, Creation, and Muse fall under those categories. I’d be totally satisfied if this palette contained only these three shadows but ofcourse we’ve got the added bonus of 5 more incredibly beautiful shades.

I just played with the eyeshadows a bit and came up with this grungy blown out concoction. I really like how it turned out and the best part for me is the combo of the lips and the eyes! I used a new lipstick which is part of my Sydney Sephora Haul!! (Keep reading to find out the shade) I might do a separate post on what I got from the launch of Sephora in Sydney.


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I know I know my face is cleaved off but I solemnly swear it’s no photoshop gimmick, it’s my hair casting a weird shadow :/

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EYES

~After priming my lids, I put MakeupGeek Peach Smoothie all over my lid

~Then with a fluffly brush I applied MakeupGeek Creme Brule on my upper crease as a transition shade

~Then with the same fluffly brush I applied Lime Crime Creation on my crease blending it with the transition shade

~Then I applied Lime Crime Venus on my crease dragging it inwards

~Then with a creamy black pencil ( I used L.A. Girl Gel Liner Pencil in very black) I roughly lined my upper lash line

 

~Then with a pencil brush I started smudging that line

~I took some Lime Crime Icon and Muse on the same pencil brush and went over the smudge bit

~Then with a crease brush I started blending it upward

 

~As I blended it upward, I started adding a little bit of muse to saturate the color even more

~I blended any harsh edges towards the crease with Venus

~Then I took Icon and darkened the outer crease a little bit

~make sure you BLEND!

~I applied Aura to the browbone with a lighthand because IT IS shimmmmerrry!

~Then with a small detailer brush, I applied shell to my tear duct

~With a gel liner, I did a very thin line on my upper lash line to frame my lashes and a teeny weeny wing

~On the lower lash line, I applied the black pencil on my waterline and then I smudged it out with Muse and Icon

~With a fluffly crease brush and Creation, I blended the bottom bit even more

~I applied Mascara and then falsies : SocialEyes Glamourous

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FACE

~KAT VON D Lock It Tattoo Foundation in 34 medium (my neck was match to this shade so I’m guessing this shade is better suited for me during the winter when I’m not as tanned but still wanted to try it out)  mixed with Josie Maran Argan Illuminizer 

~Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light

~Benefit Hoola Bronzer

~Tarte Pin Up Girl Blush Palette – Bashful

~Josie Maran Argan Illuminizer as a liquid highlight on cheekbones, bridge of nose, cupid’s bow

~Becca Shimmering Skin Perfecter pressed in Opal as a powder highligher


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LIPS

Australis lipliner in Raisin

KAT VON D Studded Kiss Lipstick in Cathedral (totally blown away with this shade) ! 

 

 

 

Hope you bunnies liked this look! Till Next Time Stay Beautiful inside and out! XO XO Mwaaah!

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Warm Rustic Eyes feat. the Sleek Sunset Palette

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HIYA MY BUNNIES!

I was just experimenting with the Sleek Sunset Palette today and came up with this look. The lighting killed me as there was barely any sun at my end and the photos really doesn’t do justice to the actual intricacy of the eyes. I wanted to upload it anyway and share the details with you all! 🙂

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EYES

~After priming my lid, I started off with Makeup Geek Chickadee on the outer crease with a fluffy brush

~Then with a slightly denser crease brush, I applied Inglot 383 (matte orange) on the crease

~Then I applied the shimmery orange shade from the Sleek Sunset palette (refer to photo above) on both corners of the lid keeping the centre bare

~ Then I mixed the two shimmery terracotta shades and applied it with a crease brush on the outer and inner corner of the lid taking it slightly to the crease (inner crease aswell) and blending out the orange shade

~I applied the gold shade from the palette with a wet brush on the centre of the lid

~Then with a more precise crease brush I applied MAC Hepcat and MAC Fig. 1 to the inner corner and outer corner of the lid blending out *make sure it is precise enough not to overpower the shadows on the inner corner

~Then with a pencil brush I applied Makeup Geek Corrupt (matte black) on the outer corner and slightly upward to the crease

~Then I took MAC Hepcat and Fig. 1 once again on the same crease brush and blended the black out

~I applied MAC Brule (matte cream shade) on the brow bone

* if there are any harsh lines make sure to go back and blend everything out

~I applied Australis Grape Cake eye pencil on my waterline and slightly on the lower lash line

~blended it out with a pencil brush and MAC Hepcat

~I applied the gold color from the palette on the tear duct area

~Then with a crease brush, I took Inglot 383 and blended everything on the lower lash line

~I lined my upper lash line with MAC Blacktrack fluidline and made a wing

~I darkened the line with Physicians Formula Eye Booster eye liner pen

~I used Maybelline Falsies mascara on the top and bottom lashes and then added false lashes (KOKO lashes in Ariel)

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FACE

~EX1 foundation in f300

~Maybelline Fit Me concealer in Sand

~Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light

~Sleek Contour Kit in Medium

~Sleek Blush in Sunrise

~MAC Whisper of Guilt MSF (LE) as a highlight

LIPS

~Nars Audacious Lipstick in Jane

~MAC matte lipstick in Honey Love

~Nyx butter gloss in Creme Brule

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As you can tell by now…I’m obsessed with these reflection apps LOL see ya next time loves! XOXO

March Favorites 2014 !

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Helloo my bunnies!

So the weather change has really gotten to me and now I’m sick at home, bored and lonely :/ Really wasn’t feeling like putting any makeup on my face so thought it’s about time I actually do a monthly favorites post! I think of doing this every month but I never get around to do it but here I am today!

MAKEUP!

LORAC PRO PALETTE: this palette has been around for awhile now and has been one of the  most hyped palettes ever. Unfortunately you can’t get it here in Oz…I went above and beyond to get my hands on this….more like my Aunt in Canada did….cuz it was sold out in all the sephoras! Anyway it’s been over a year that I had this but this past month I’ve been reaching for it soo much! 16 eyeshadows- 8 matte and 8 shimmery….all neutral shades, very buttery and pigmented…a little powdery in my opinion but overall a perfect a go to palette especially since the packaging is so thin! Really convenient to travel with!

HOURGLASS AMBIENT LIGHTING POWDER IN DIM LIGHT: I’ve got the limited edition palette that actually has three shades but the Dim Light is a permanent product….and its AMAZEBALLS! Seriously when you apply it after your foundation and concealer, it just finishes your makeup so nicely…kinda like blurs imperfections and makes your skin look flawless and glowing from within…it’s just beautiful…can’t describe it….you gotta try this first hand!

L”OREAL NUDE MAGIQUE EAU DE TEINT: new product to hit the Australian drugstores….it’s a really nice lightweight foundation …very liquidy but very easy to use…it has a silicony feeling to it and its just melts into your skin….it’s a really nice texture…it’s recommended to use your hands to apply which works fine and is very quick but I feel when I use a buffing brush (Real Techniques Expert Face Brush) I can get more coverage.

REAL TECHNIQUES MIRACLE COMPLEXION SPONGE: I love this sponge! It’s a close dupe to the beauty blender in less than half the price….I haven’t really closely compared the two sponges but all I know that I love this sponge…the shape of it is amazing and it applies foundation flawlessly.

BOURJOIS BEAUTY FULL VOLUME MASCARA: omg this mascara has become holy grail! Shout out to my friend Farah for recommending this! It creates so much volume to my wimpy lashes…it’s quite unbelievable! The wand is quite standard nothing to fancy but I think that’s what works best!

MODELS PREFER INFINITE COLOUR EYE PENCILS: already done a review on these pencils…awesome stuff…check it out here: https://lovecraftnwitchheart.wordpress.com/2014/03/27/mini-review-models-prefer-infinite-colour-eye-pencils/

NYX BLUSH IN PINKY: just a nice pinky rose color…its not entirely matte has a slight sheen to it when you swatch it but on the face it looks matte….just a good everyday blush that I’ve been using a lot especially for work.

MAC SIMMER BLUSH LE: it’s a limited edition blush from the MAC Tropical Taboo collection so I was a bit hesitant to include this but I’ve been using it a lot this month…it’s quite similar to NARS Orgasm and Deep Throat maybe slightly darker.

MAC GEM OF ROSES LIPSTICK LE: another limited edition product from way back…..but I love this lipstick…my go to lipstick for work…a really nice rosy nude with a lustre finish

 SKIN AND HAIR

CETAPHIL GENTLE SKIN CLEANSER: so this one’s for all skin types and it lives up to its name…it’s a very gentle cleanser…it doesn’t lather up or anything but don’t be fooled by that…it actually cleans very well but of course don’t expect to clean off all your makeup…it works best after you’ve actually taken off your makeup.

CETAPHIL MOISTURISING CREAM FOR DRY SENSITIVE SKIN: I’ve also been loving this moisturiser…I’ve got very dry skin and it just gets dryer with the change in weather but this product has really kept my skin hydrated…I also moisturise my hands with it aswell…it’s a very good moisturiser and it’s not greasy or sticky at all…LOVEEE IT!

GARNIER MICELLAR CLEANSING WATER: okay so this is apparently the drugstore dupe for Bioderma which I’ve never tried because it’s super expensive…so when this came out I wanted to give it a shot and I really like it. It’s pretty good at removing all my makeup…definitely needs a bit more when it comes to removing mascara and the thicker foundations i.e. Estee Lauder Double Wear but for the price it’s pretty good…I think its about 12 bucks for the 400 ml bottle compared to Bioderma which is about 40 bucks for a 500 ml bottle.

SCHWARZKOPF (yes I had to stop and check the spelling a couple of times) EXTRA CARE NORMAL BALANCE LEAVE IN TREATMENT: i really like this product for its price. Again shout out to my friend Monica for recommending this…it makes my hair very soft…I use it right after I shower on wet hair and my hairs feels really soft after its dry….pretty good and it’s just 7 bucks!

TONI & GUY NOURISH RECONSTRUCTION MASK: this is actually a really hydrating mask for your hair…It’s a creamy texture and smells pretty good….I do go a little overboard with it because my hair’s just soooo dry it’s like the Sahara! I just leave it on for 5 minutes after I shampoo my hair and then rinse off…and it works quite nicely…again good for the price!

After all that rambling I’ve finally managed to reach the end of this post…I did wanted to include some miscellaneous favorites but I’m sure you’ve had enough by now so until next time!  XO XO