Aishwarya Rai Cannes 2015 Jazbaa Photocall Inspired Makeup Look

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Hi Dolls!

Aishwarya was fabulous at this year’s Cannes film festival! There were a few different looks to choose from but I asked you guys in Instagram and Facebook and looks like this one’s the winner! And I personally love this one more than the others. It’s a very simple eye using all matte brown shades. The star of the show is the deep red wine lips….stunning!

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EYES

I’ve got a step by step pictorial for you guys today and I’ll try to make a habit out of that! I understand it makes it easier for you lovelies to learn the look. The eyes are super easy to do for this look!

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1.Prime your eyes using a tinted primer or concealer all over your lid.

2.Then with a crease brush apply a light matte ‘nudey’ brown shade all over the lid and up to the crease. I mixed MakeupGeek Creme Brule with Peach Smoothie to make it even lighter.

3.Then with a crease brush, intensify the crease using a warm caramel brown shade. I used MAC Saddle and I took it from the outer crease all over to the inner crease in a circular motion. Aishwarya seemed to have warmth on her inner crease.

4.This is an optional step. As I was looking through pictures I felt that there was a smokiness peeking through her eyeliner. This may just be an illusion but I still wanted to add that. So I took a kohl pencil and smudged it along the lash line. Used a pencil brush to further smudge it and take it a little up to the outer corner.

5.Then I took a darker more cool toned coffee brown ( MakeupGeek Mocha ) and mixed it with a little bit MAC Saddle and intensified the crease and outer corner using a circular motion. The eyeshadows in this look are applied in a more rounded shape as opposed to a cat eye winged out shape.

I also added MAC Brule which is matte cream shade on my brow bone and inner corner

6. I used Inglot gel liner in 77 to create a semi thick but short wing. I kept the thickness of the liner pretty uniform all throughout the lash line. On the waterline I used a brown kohl pencil. On the bottom lash line I added some MakeupGeek Creme Brule.

I curled my lashes, applied Mascara on top and bottom lashes and added Falsies (KOKO Lashes – Ariel)

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FACE

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~Nars All Day Luminous Foundation – Barcelona

~MAC Prolongwear Concealer – NW25

~Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer -Medium Neutral

~Beauty Blender for blending concealer

~Zoeva 102 Silk FInish brush for foundation

CHEEKS

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~Givenchy Le Prisme Visage Mat in Amber Organza as bronzer

~Australis AC On Tour Contour Kit for contouring and highlighting

~Makeup Revolution Radiance Highlighting palette – 1st and 2nd shade

~NYX Blush in Pinky

LIPS

source: Temptalia

source: Temptalia

Lip COMBO:

Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick by Kate Moss in 107 and 111

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Alright lovelies! Hope you liked the post. Don’t forget to give it a thumbs up if you do! XOXO

Dark Bronze Smokey Eye with Bright Pink Lips

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Hellooo My Bunnies!

If you read my blog, you can probably tell that nothing is as sweet as a sultry smokey eye for me! So here I go again with another smokey eye look ! This time I used dark bronzes and browns and paired it with this sexy hot pink lip! VA VA VOOM! Summer nights just got hotter! So if you’re like me and just can’t resist making your eyes smokey for an evening out, then be sure to try this look!

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EYES

~After priming, I added Makeup Geek (MUG) Creme Brule (light matte brown) to my upper crease area with a fluffy brush

~Then I deepened the crease with MUG Cocoa Bear (warm reddish matte brown)

~Then I took Maybelline Improper Copper pigment and applied it all over the lid blending it with the crease color slightly

~Then  with a small precise brush I added Lorac Expresso (dark matte brown) on the outer corner and slighty on the inner corner and then with a crease brush I blended the color

~Then I used the Illamasqua Sealing Gel (you can just use a wet brush or MAC Fix +) and mixed it with NYX Roll on Shimmer in Chestnut and applied the pigment on the middle of the lid

~Blended any edges with the fluffy brush

~I lined my eyes with a gel liner but before it set, I took a angled brush and Lorac Espresso and smudged the eye liner

~If you need to reapply the Nyx pigment on the middle lid you can add this time

~Then I applied MAC Amberlights on the inner corner and Urban Decay Virgin on the brow bone

~I lined my waterline with a black pencil and applied the Nyx pigment on the bottom lash line and blended everything with MUG Cocoa Bear

~Applied Mascara and Falsies

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FACE

~L’Oreal True Match Foundation in N6

~MAC Prolongwear Concealer in NW25

~Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer in Illuminator shade for highlighting the under eyes

~Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light

~Sleek Contour Kit in Medium for contour

~Essence blush in Heat Wave

~MAC Mineralize Skin Finish in Soft and Gentle for highlight

LIPS

Givenchy Le Rouge in 205 Fuchsia Irresistible – the star of the show!

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Till next time lovelies! Hopefully another upload coming up very very soon! Mwah!

 

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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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

 

 

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

EOTD: Aqua Attack!! Warm eyes with aqua waterline!

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If you reside below the equator then you know the temperature’s going off the roof! Perfect time to whip out the bronzer, the warm eyeshadows, and sport a glowing sun-kissed face! And let’s not forget that pop of color – whether its on your eyes or your lips…summer is all about the brights! Today’s look features the Australis 10 hour wear eye pencil in Aqua Attack! As you can see it’s a beautiful azure-aqua shade…reminds me of the clear blue sky on a warm summer day!

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~start of with a primer: MAC paint pot in Painterly

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

~apply MUG Cocoa Bear on the crease and build it up slowly

~BLEND BLEND BLEND

~apply MAC Expensive Pink on the lid and inner corner – it’s a beautiful rose gold color

~with a black gel liner, line close to your lashes and make a small wing

~with Urban Decay Creep (Naked palette) smudge the eyeliner with a pencil brush

~apply the Australis Aqua Attack 10 hour wear pencil on your waterline

~apply MUG Cocoa Bear on the bottom lash line and apply MAC Expensive Pink on the inner 1/3

~curl your lashes and apply mascara on both top and bottom lashes

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And here’s the full face!

~Hourglass Mineral Veil Primer

~Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation

~Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer

~Hourglass Ambient Lighting powder in Dim Light

~Clarins Splendours bronzer

~Benefit Rockateur blush

~Dior Amber Diamond powder- only the rosegold strip as the highlight

~MAC Runway Hit lipstick and Nyx Creme Brule lipgloss

I love a bronzed glowing face in summer! And blue on my waterline is one of my favorite looks! I think it makes brown/hazel eyes really pop! But I also think it looks good in all eye colors and looks beautiful on tanned skin!

 

 

 

Two Last Minute Halloween Looks: Pop Art Comic Book Girl and Stretched Lip

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Hi my lovelies,

I know it’s been a long time! So many things have been going on in my life but I promise I’ll be back with a bang very soon! Today I’m just doing a quick post. I wasn’t planning on doing anything for halloween because I’m very busy with uni and work! It’s just hectic! But my friend in the photo here convinced me to go to this dorm halloween party in the last minute! The comic book look took about 15 minutes and the stretched lips about 10 minutes! Really easy stuff.

Comic book girl: I used the Nyx Jumbo Pencil in milk for the white bits, a marker style eyeliner pen for the outlines. Rest are just colorful eyeshadows and bright pink lipstick. Oh and I used the jumbo pencil underneath the eyeshadow for it to pop. If you don’t have white pencil or paint for the dots…you can always go for red dots on your face with red lipstick/lip pencil ! Red or blue dots look awesome! (Took inspiration from images in google and Shaaanxo )

Stretched Lip: Used black gel liner for the stretched mouth. Outlined it with lipstick and the teeth are Nyx Jumbo Pencil in Milk! (inspiration from Promise Phan)

Happy Halloween everyone! Hope you try some outrageous makeup and costumes this year! XO

FOTD/EOTD: yellow and warm brown smokey eye with red lips!

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Tonight I went for a yummy Vietnamese dinner with my friend Monica. I thought I’d do a fotd/eotd on the makeup I was wearing. Was intending to do just a simple neutral eye but ended up using this beautiful yellow eyeshadow by Inglot.

Breakdown of eyeshadows:

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– After priming my eyelids I used Mac Soft Brown on the outer crease as a transition color

– Then I used Mac Saddle in the crease blending it with the Soft Brown

– Then I patted Inglot 323 on my eyelid

-Then with a clean brush I blended the edges with Saddle

-With a pencil brush I applied Lorac Sable precisely on my crease

-With a fluffly crease brush I blended Lorac Sable

-I applied a black kohl pencil at the outer corner and blended it with a pencil brush

– I lined the upper lash line with a gel liner and created a wing

– I applied Inglot 323 on the tear duct and Mac Saddle on the lower lash line

– I applied a kohl kajal in the waterline and smudged it with a pencil brush

– Applied Mac Brule on the brow bone as always 🙂

– A couple coats of Maybelline Falsies mascara and ALL DONE!

THE LIPS:

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– I lined my lips with NYX deep purple lip pencil

– Applied Rimmel Kate Moss 107 on the outer corners

– Mac Ruby Woo in the center 🙂

MY FACE!

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– Loreal Magique Lumi Foundation

-Mac Pro Longwear concealer underneath the eyes

-Ben Nye Banana powder to set the under eyes

– Guerlain Terracotta Bronzing Powder in 03

-TheBalm Mary Louminizer as a highlight

– Mac Ripe for Love Blush (LE)

That sums up tonight’s look! Till next time! 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 !

Pictorial: Current Brow Routine and Mini Review

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Hi my lovelies!

I’m here with my brow routine today. I have struggled with my brows for ages now. I’ve got very problematic brows with lots of sparse areas and I’ve also over plucked at one point. I’m finally now in a pretty happy place with my brows. I’ve discovered some products that really made a difference. I’ve got some requests for a brow routine so I thought this was a perfect time to do a post on it!

So here are the products I use:

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Royal and Langnickel spoolie

Bloom Flat brush: something I picked up for 5 bucks from a discount store!

Anastasia Beverly HIlls Brow Wiz in Brunette: This thing has changed my brow routine dramatically. It has a very thin tip which makes it so much easier to do an outline and also do nice hairlike strokes. The color does not have any redness or warm tones so its perfect for the brows.

Whitening Lightning Brow Bar To Go: Really great brow powder and it also comes with a brow wax. I used a coupon code and bought it for about 12 bucks (70 percent off). I don’t have the coupon code any more but a lot youtube gurus have coupon codes in their name so you can check that out.

Nyx Above and Beyond concealer in Beige: any creamy concealer will do. I sometimes use the Mac Studio Finish concealer (nw25) as well.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel: This brow gel is amazeballs! It does not make your eyebrows crispy and it doesn’t flake. It really locks the brows in and they stay put for a long time.

PICTORIAL TIME! :

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I’ve minimized the photos in the pictorial because they were becoming a bit repetitive but I’ll explain everything to you.

Step 1 : After brushing your brows in an upward motion with a spoolie, outline your brows with a pencil (Anastasia Brow Wiz). If you have really nice full brows you don’t have to outline the top part but for me I have to do both. The outline is the most important because it determines the shape of your brows. Make the outline a bit more soft in the inner corner.

Step 2: Fill in your eyebrows with the brow pencil in soft upward strokes moving across. Be a lot more gentle in the inner part barely touching the skin because we don’t want harsh lines in that part. After the brows are filled, I go over them with a brow powder (Brow Bar To Go). This is optional. You can also apply a brow wax before filling the brows in. This is optional as well.

Step  3: This is my favorite part. Clean up the area along the outline with a creamy concealer which is lighter than your skin tone. This step really defines your brows making them more crisp and lifts the brows.

Step 4: The final step is to use a brow gel. My brow hairs grow downwards so its a lot more important for me to use a brow gel to keep them in place. I highly recommend Anastasia’s Clear Brow gel. It’s really hard to find a good brow gel but this one is awesome!

Technique and practice is the key to nice brow. Anastasia of Anastasia Beverly Hills came up with the Golden Ration which is a great guide to follow while doing brows. Read all about it here

Hope this helped guys. I still struggle with my brows sometimes. Its okay to not get it perfect everytime. And remember you’re brows are sisters not twins! XO