Warm Gold Holiday Makeup

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Hello my bunnies!

T’is the holiday season and this time of the year is all about the glitz and glamour and GOLD! I love a warm gold smokey eye with a bold red lip and today’s post is all about that! I just bought the Nyx roll on shimmer in Almond today and the color really inspired me to do this look. Its much more shimmery then it’s showing up in the photos and it has some micro glitters as well. I’m quite impressed and might do a review once I get my hands on some more of these!

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~start of priming your lids – Mac Paint Pot in Painterly

~apply Make Up Geek (MUG) Creme Brulee (soft brown transition color) on the outer crease

~apply MUG Cocoa Bear (warm brown) on the crease and outer third of the lid in circular motion >BLEND!<

~apply NYX roll on shimmer in Almond on the inner 3/4 of the lid

~apply Lorac Espresso (deep brown/or black) on the outer lid and blend!!

~apply Mac Brule on the brow bone and then Mac Ricepaper in the highest points of your brow bone

~line your eyes with a  liquid or gel liner and make a cat wing

~apply MUG Creme Brulee on the bottom lash line and then MUG Cocoa Bear over it

~apply black eye pencil in  your waterline and with Lorac Espresso smudge that liner

~apply plenty of mascara and falsies if you want to!

FULL FACE:

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FACE

~Hourglass mineral veil primer

~Illamasqua Skin Base Foundation -SB10

~Mac Prolongwear Concealer- NW25

~Hourglass ambient lighting powder- Dim Light

CONTOUR/BLUSH/HIGHLIGHT

~Makeup Designory (MUD) shading cream  – shading 2

~Nyx Blush in Taupe

~Clarins Splendours bronzer

~Nyx blush in Mocha

~TheBalm Mary Louminizer

LIPS

~TopShop Lipliner – Wheels on Fire

~Mac Lipstick – Dangerous (retro matte collection – permanent)

And now you’re ready to wow everyone this holiday! More holiday appropriate makeup coming soon!

LOVE YOU BUNNIES XO

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Spring Pictorial: Turquoise Smokey Eye feat. BH Cosmetics Malibu palette

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Spring is finally here in Australia! I’m so excited ! Cold weather has never been my thing! To celebrate spring, I thought of using some colors on my eyes today. I fell in love with this beautiful turquoise eyeshadow in the BH Cosmetics Malibu palette and had to use it! Hope you enjoy this pictorial guys and I’ll be post more and more spring tutorials in the future!

BH Malibu palette

BH Malibu palette

These are the eyeshadows I used from the BH Malibu palette in addition to a few other eyeshadows.

PICTORIAL TIME!

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– apply a white base all over your eyelids: Nyx Jumbo Pencil in Milk

-apply a soft brown color on your outer crease as a transition: Mac Soft Brown

-apply a soft coral over that brown color on both your outer crease and crease area: Inglot 383

– apply a shimmery turquoise color on your lid and blend with the crease color: BH Malibu palette

– apply a dark chocolate brown on the outer corner taking it to your crease and blend: BH Malibu palette

– to make the crease slightly darker, trace a black color with a pencil brush on your crease and blend: Sleek Storm palette

– apply the coral on the lower lash line and then apply the dark brown closer to the lash line

– apply the turquoise on the tear duct

– apply a shimmery white eyeshadow with a gold shimmer on your browbone: BH Malibu palette

– use a black gel liner to line your upper lash line and create a long wing: Maybelline eyestudio gel liner

– apply a black pencil on your waterline dragging it down a little to the lower lash line and then smudge

– apply mascara and false lashes if you like, I skipped the false lashes: Maybelline Falsies mascara and Rimmel Lash Accelerator

And you’re done!

You don’t ofcourse have to use the same exact eyeshadows. You can use whatever you have 🙂

Here’s the full face:

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– Mac Vegas Volt on the lips

– Illamasqua Lover Blush on the cheeks

– TheBalm Mary Louminizer as a highlight

– Mac Refined Golden for contour

Hope you enjoyed this look as much as I loved creating it! Until next time my loves! XO

Sex on the Cheeks: Illamasqua Libido cream blush!

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Illamasqua Libido

Excuse me for all the sexual references, but Illamasqua’s cream blush in Libido is a definite ‘turn on’ for me! From the color in the pan to how it actually looks on the cheeks….this blush is HOT my loves! Illamasqua describes it as a ‘vibrant reddish orange with a dewy finish’ and they are spot on with the description! This blush is vibrant and AMAZING!

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vibrant reddish orange with a dewy finish

Everytime I look at this blush, the first scenario that comes in my mind is ‘a hot summer night, sipping sex on the beach in a dimly lit beachfront bar’! I know pretty elaborate right? But that’s how my mind works sometimes! It’s perfect for summer but I also feel you can wear it all year round. If you don’t like dewy cheeks you can always mattify it with a translucent powder. The beautiful color would still show through from underneath.

I gotta say though, this blush is definitely not for the faint at heart. This screams bold and fearless! It’s so so pigmented! You have to be very careful applying this. Just ever so lightly dab your brush or your fingers (whichever you prefer) and it will pick up enough product. Trust me! You can definitely build it up later as you go. I personally like using my Real Techniques stippling brush (any stippling brush). The sparse bristles pickup less product and easily diffuses the product on your cheeks, slimming the chances of you having a clown face 😛 .

The longevity of this product is excellent. It wore on me about 7 to 8 hours without fading. However, it’s important to keep in mind that it’s winter in Australia at the moment, so the blush might behave differently during summer. The blush also glides on perfectly and is not heavy at all.

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Don’t be scared from the swatch! This is quite a heavy swatch so that you can see the vibrancy of the color. It’s perfect for medium to dark skin tones but that doesn’t mean porcelain beauties can’t wear it! It will look just as beautiful! But I do think fairer skin girls or guys should be extra cautious while applying this blush. I also think its better suited for yellow or olive (or neutral) undertones, as you can see from the swatch, the blush has a subtle golden undertone. I love wearing it with a golden highlighter. Just imagine when the light would hit your face! Sex on the Cheeks I tell you! HOT steamy sex!

Illamasqua Libido with Top Shop Sunbeam highlighter

Illamasqua Libido with Top Shop Sunbeam highlighter

In the photos above, I’m also wearing the blush on my lips! And I love it! It’s gives your lips such a beautiful stain; looks like you’ve just been sucking on a popsicle or drinking Fanta! It’s very natural in that sense! Before applying, I would recommend getting rid of any foundation from your lips to get that natural stain.

Overall I feel Illamasqua makes one of the best blushes out there, both cream and powder! I’m completely hooked on this blush if you can’t tell already! I highly recommend it! XO