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HARRY POTTER MAKEUP SERIES: HERMIONE GRANGER INSPIRED MAKEUP LOOK

HARRY POTTER MAKEUP SERIES: HERMIONE GRANGER INSPIRED MAKEUP LOOK

I have finally created a Hermione Granger inspired makeup look to add to my Harry Potter Makeup Series! If you do not know who Hermione is, then you might not know that much about the Harry Potter universe. But you might know that Harry (see my Harry Potter inspired makeup look HERE) has two best friends; a redhead male friend named Ron Weasley (see my Ron Weasley inspired makeup look HERE) and a female friend named Hermione Granger. I create these makeup looks based on what characterizes the person/animal, like red hair, a scar or something like that. Hermione has brown hair and brown eyes, so I definitely need to include brown. But I do not want to do something all brown, that might not be that exciting to see. I, therefore, wanted to include some yellow and red as she is a Gryffindor (see my Gryffindor inspired makeup look HERE). And again, if you do not know what Gryffindor is, then it is one of the four houses at Hogwarts (the school) which has yellow and red as their colors. Okay, I think that is enough explanation of my thoughts behind this look.

I started out by priming my lids with the MAC Cosmetics Pro Longwear Paint Pot in the shade Soft Ochre and used some translucent powder to set it. I then used the Classic Crease Blender Brush from Coastal Scents to blend out the eyeshadow “Punch Me” from the Morphe x James Charles Artistry Eyeshadow Palette. To darken up the crease, I used the Classic Pointed Blender Brush from Coastal Scents to lay down some of the eyeshadow “Benny” from the Morphe x James Charles Artistry Eyeshadow Palette. To blend out the edges of “Benny” I used the same Classic Crease Blender Brush as previously.

To cut the crease, I used the Dermacol Make-Up Cover Foundation and the Classic Small Foundation Concealer Brush from Coastal Scents. I used the white eyeshadow “Flashback” from the Morphe x James Charles Artistry Eyeshadow Palette to set the cut crease. And now for the “fun” part hahaha. I was inspired to do this kind of eyeliner by the talented Lucy who is known as @lsgmakeup on Instagram. I swear, she makes it look easy. I started out by drawing on the yellow eyeliner. For the yellow eyeliner, I used the NYX Cosmetics Vivid Brights Eyeliner in Halo. I did not use the applicator it comes with as I prefer one of my own liner brushes (which I got from a craft store) as I can hold on the handle of the brush where ever I want which I cannot do with the NYX eyeliner as over half of the applicator is covered in product. To make sure that the yellow blends nicely into the red eyeliner, I mixed the yellow NYX Cosmetics Vivid Brights Eyeliner in “Halo” with the orange one in “Delight”. The reason why I did not just use the orange eyeliner by itself is that I thought it was a bit too dark. For the red eyeliner, I used the Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in “I’m Shook”. To clean up the eyeliner, I just used some concealer.

In the blank space where a winged eyeliner normally would be filled in, I wanted to apply some shimmer shadows. In the inner part of the blank space, I applied some of the light gold eyeshadow “Ring Light” and on the outer part, I applied some of the gold eyeshadow “Wig”, both from the Morphe x James Charles Artistry Eyeshadow Palette. To make sure they stayed put, I applied down some lash glue to the blank space before applying the shadows. Looking at the pictures of the makeup look, I now wished I had only used the dark gold eyeshadow.

To tie the look together, I applied both the eyeshadow “Punch Me” and “Benny” underneath my eyes. I used the Makeup Revolution Vivid Baked Highlighter in “Golden Light” (*) to highlight underneath my brows and in my inner corner. To finish up the look, I applied the Eylure Lashes in 117 (*, **) and used the MAC Cosmetics In Extreme Dimension Mascara to blend my lashes and the false lashes together.

And there you have it! This is how I created this look – I hope you liked it! I am only going to create four more makeup looks in this Harry Potter Inspired Makeup Series before starting another series. Let me know in the comments if you have something particular you want to see in my upcoming series! Thank you so much for reading, I hope to see you back soon! xx

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ACHIEVE FIERCE BROWS WITH BENEFIT COSMETICS

ACHIEVE FIERCE BROWS WITH BENEFIT COSMETICS

 

 

Fierce brows? Yes, please! I love strongly defined brows. I definitely love how brow pomades make my brows look. I have recently been gifted a lot of brow products by Benefit Cosmetics, and I must say… I am in love! My favourite of their brow products (that I have tried) are the ones I am displaying for you in the video above! It is the ka-BROW! Eyebrow Cream Gel Colour and the Gimme Brow+ Volumizing Tinted Eyebrow Gel both in the shade 3.

I am amazed about how little product of the ka-BROW you need to get pay-off. A little does really go a long way! It is a stiffer product which is why I like to use the applicator it comes with as my own angled brush is a bit too soft to pick up the product. But I really like it with the applicator! The product applies so easily and I could imagine it would last a lifetime with that amount I am using!

The Gimme Brow+ is a brow gel which contains microfibers that will adhere to your skin and hairs and thereby create a fuller brow. I am normally not that into tinted brow gels as I think they give my brows a weird colour. But this one… Gosh, I love how it looks hahaha. It makes the front of my brows look even fuller and darker which ties my brow together as I do not apply brow pomade to the front of my brow so it is nice to have something that gives it a bit of definition. If you do not want to or have time to apply much to your brows – or do not need to – then this product is wonderful as well! It makes your natural brows look so gorgeous and full while keeping them in place!

Please, let me know in the comments what products you use for your brows if any! I would love to know! Thank you so much for reading! I hope you enjoyed the mini tutorial 😉 xx

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MY NEW FAVOURITE AFFORDABLE CLEANSER FOR SENSITIVE SKIN

MY NEW FAVOURITE AFFORDABLE CLEANSER FOR SENSITIVE SKIN

I am a sucker for skincare, and I am an even bigger sucker for good, affordable skincare. I recently discovered a brand called Green Pharmacy, which I think is a Polish brand, when I was on the hunt for a new cleanser for my sensitive skin. I had never heard about the brand before, but because of their affordable pricing (£2 for the cleanser) and the description of their product, I could not stand for it and I bought it!

I choose the cleanser with sage as it is made from extract of salvia that relieves sensitive skin prone to irritation. Which hey, is me! It has now been around two months since I bought the cleanser and I have not used anything else since! I like to use it with the Clinique Sonic Facial Brush (*). It leaves my skin feeling and looking very clean and it does not strip my face from my natural oils. It has not irritated my skin what so ever. So if you are looking for a new, affordable cleanser, then I most definitely recommend to check out these from Green Pharmacy!

The cleanser is available with aloe and green tea as well. They recommend the one with aloe for people with dry and sensitive skin while they recommend the one with green tea for people with combination and oily skin. If you are in doubt of what skin type you have, then you can read my blog post where I tell you how to figure it out!

Thank you so much for reading! I hope you are having a great start on the week – I hope to see you back soon! xx

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HARRY POTTER MAKEUP SERIES: PHOENIX INSPIRED MAKEUP LOOK

HARRY POTTER MAKEUP SERIES: PHOENIX INSPIRED MAKEUP LOOK

Okay, so it has been a while since my last Harry Potter Makeup Series post. It has actually been six months since the last one! I don’t know why it took so long but I am ready with a new one for you! This look is inspired by the phoenix. If you don’t know what a phoenix is, then here is what they describe is as in a Harry Potter wiki: “The phoenix is a large swan-sized scarlet bird with red and gold plumage, along with a golden beak and talons, black eyes, and a tail as long as a peacock’s. Its scarlet feathers glow faintly in darkness, while its golden tail feathers are hot to the touch.” The photo to the right is also from the same Harry Potter wiki page. I was mainly inspired by the colours of the phoenix (red, yellow, and orange) so I wanted to create a look containing those three colours. Since it is a bird, I also wanted to include some kind of a wing. If you want to learn how I achieved this look and what products I used, then please keep reading!

I started out by priming my lids with the MAC Cosmetics Pro Longwear Paint Pot in the shade Soft Ochre and used some translucent setting powder to set it. I then laid down some of the yellow eyeshadow “Bee” from the Morphe x James Charles Artistry Palette with the Classic Crease Blender Brush from Coastal Scents. I wanted to do a cut crease so I made sure that the yellow shade was laid down in a somewhat cut crease shape. I then laid down some of the orange eyeshadow “518” from the same Morphe x James Charles Artistry Palette with the Classic Pointed Blender Brush from Coastal Scents. I placed the orange shade “518” lower than the yellow shade “Bee” to make sure you would be able to see a pretty gradient from orange to yellow.

I then used the Dermacol Make-Up Cover Foundation and the Classic Foundation Concealer Brush from Coastal Scents to do the cut crease. I used a very small detail brush which I got from a craft store to make sure the cut crease was very sharp! The brush has the shape as a liner brush but is a bit smaller. I then used some of the white eyeshadow “Flashback” from the Morphe x James Charles Artistry Palette to set the lid. Where the cut crease cut the eyeshadow, I laid down some of the red eyeshadow “You’re Kidding” from the Morphe x James Charles Artistry Palette with the Real Techniques Accent Brush which I cannot find anywhere but it is very similar in shape to the Classic Detail Round Brush from Coastal Scents. I used the Morphe M149 Brush to blend out the red eyeshadow “You’re Kidding” into the orange “518” eyeshadow. I kept going back and forth between the red “You’re Kidding” and the orange “518” to get the effect I wanted.

I then wanted to create something to resemble a wing where a winged eyeliner normally would go. I started out by drawing some strokes with the NYX Cosmetics Vivid Bright Eyeliner in Halo. Next, I wanted to do some orange strokes but I did not have an eyeliner that was vibrant enough so I mixed some of the orange eyeshadow “518” from the Morphe x James Charles Artistry Palette with some of the Inglot Duraline to create the perfect colour. For the red strokes, I used the NYX Cosmetics Soft Matte Lip Cream in the shade Barcelona. I wanted the majority of the strokes to be red and only some accent ones beneath the red to be seen as I think a phoenix is more red than orange or yellow. To connect the wing, I used the same NYX Cosmetics Soft Matte Lip Cream in Barcelona and applied it along the lashline. I then dabbed some translucent powder over the “wing” to mainly set the Barcelona shade as it did not dry down to a state where it would not transfer.

On the lower lashline, I started by laying down some of the yellow “Bee” shade with the same Classic Crease Blender Brush. I then laid down some of the orange “518” with the same Classic Pointed Blender Brush and made sure that the yellow and orange was blended nicely together. I then applied some of the NYX Cosmetics Soft Matte Lip Cream in Barcelona on my lower waterline and connected it to the line I had made on my lid. I used some of the red “You’re Kidding” to set it on the waterline.

To finish the look, I applied a mixture of the highlights “Golden Dawn”, “White Sand”, and “Snow” from the Anastasia Beverly Hills Ultimate Glow Glow Kit to my inner corner and brow bone. I curled my lashes with the Eylure Heated Eyelash Curler (*) and applied some of the MAC Cosmetics In Extreme Dimension Mascara to my upper lashes.

And that is the completed look! Let me know in the comments what you think about it! I also soon want to wrap up this Harry Potter Inspired Series as I have been doing it for a while now, so I will only be doing about 4-5 more looks. Thank you so much for reading, I hope to see you back soon! xx

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HOW TO GET THE OPTIMAL PAYOFF OF A SHIMMER EYESHADOW WITHOUT USING YOUR FINGERS OR A BRUSH

HOW TO GET THE OPTIMAL PAYOFF OF A SHIMMER EYESHADOW WITHOUT USING YOUR FINGERS OR A BRUSH

We all want our shimmery eyeshadows to look its best. We almost want it to look metallic. Some shimmery eyeshadows might need a bit more work before we are satisfied with the payoff, this might include using our fingers to apply the eyeshadow or wetting a brush with setting spray or any other kind of liquid. But why bother getting your fingers dirty and filled with eyeshadow or waste your setting spray on your eyeshadows? Keep on reading if you want to find out what kind of applicator I use to apply my shimmery eyeshadows and see side by side comparisons against finger swatches and wet brush swatches!

Okay, so some of you might already be using this kind of applicator to apply your shimmery shadows. I have also mentioned in many of my previous tutorials here on my blog that I use this kind of an applicator to apply my shimmery shadows. The applicator I am talking about is a sponge tip applicator! I get mine off eBay (the link you will get to if you click the “sponge tip applicator” link) where they are listed at £3.76 for 50 pieces from this particular seller. I first heard about the sponge tip applicator as a useful applicator for shimmery shadows at Stephanie Nicole’s YouTube channel, she has very long nails so some of her subscribers told her to try some sponge tip applicators which she did and reported back that she really liked that method of application which lead me to buy some myself!

I will now show you swatches of three shimmer shadows from three different brands. The first swatch closest to my wrist is a finger swatch, the next swatch (the swatch in the middle) is a swatch using the sponge tip applicator, and the last swatch is a swatch using a wet brush. I used the Coastal Scents Classic Foundation Concealer Brush to do the brush swatch and used the NYX Cosmetics Makeup Setting Spray to wet the brush. I made the swatch with the wet brush as the final swatch so the eyeshadow in the pan would not be wet when doing any of the other swatches.


These first swatches are of the eyeshadow “Queen” from the Jaclyn Hill x Morphe Eyeshadow Palette (the same shimmer eyeshadow I am wearing on my lid in the photo above). All three of the swatches perform equally as good here in my opinion, so the sponge tip applicator would be nice for you if you want maximum payoff of your shimmery eyeshadow without using your fingers or a wet brush.

 

These swatches are of the eyeshadow “Balsam” from Coastal Scents. Here it is obvious that the sponge tip applicator makes the shimmery eyeshadow perform even better than my fingers or a wet brush.

 

These swatches are of the eyeshadow “Vermeer” from the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette. It is again seen that the sponge tip applicator performs just as well as a finger or a wet brush.

 

So if you really hate using your fingers to apply shimmery eyeshadows or hate wasting your setting sprays on intensifying your shimmery eyeshadows, then I highly suggest trying out the sponge tip applicator! I reuse mine many times; I just wipe it off in a baby wipe and then it is as good as new! Let me know how you apply your shimmery shadows and if you are looking into trying out these sponge tip applicators! They won’t let you down 😉 Thank you so much for reading, I hope to see you back soon! xx

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THE EASIEST VALENTINE’S DAY GIFT FOR YOUR BOO

THE EASIEST VALENTINE’S DAY GIFT FOR YOUR BOO

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and you do not have a clue what you should get that special someone in your life. You are wondering if you should play it safe and go with chocolate, maybe some flowers as well? But you want to do something different and not go down that same road again. Well, then I might have just what you are looking for!

This is the Look Fantastic Rose Collection Limited Edition Beauty Box! It contains skincare products worth more than £150 but is available for only £60! The box contains seven skincare, hair, and body products; the Pixi Rose Tonic, Elemis Gentle Rose ExfoliatorChristophe Robin Cleansing Volumising Paste with Pure Rassoul Clay and Rose Extracts, Aurelia Probiotic Skincare Miracle Cleanser, Caudalie Vinosource Moisturising Sorbet, Korres Natural Japanese Rose Shower Gel, and Omorovicza Queen of Hungary Mist. Below I have inserted some info about all of the products so you can learn a bit more about them. In my eyes is this the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for someone who loves to try out new products and enjoys taking some time off to treat themselves.

If you are feeling lucky, then Look Fantastic is actually hosting a giveaway on their Instagram profile where you can win this Rose Collection Limited Edition Beauty Box and a Mankind Intergalactic Grooming Box! RIGHT HERE you have a direct link to their giveaway! The link to their giveaway is not an affiliate link or anything, just letting you all know! <3

Info about the included products

The Pixi Rose Tonic is a toner formulated on a rose hydrosol base, it will restore moisture and tone while balancing skin’s pH. It has calming benefits which will help minimize redness, and its gentle cleansing properties eliminate last traces of makeup and impurities.

The Elemis Gentle Rose Exfoliator is a gel with tiny exfoliating Jojoba beads to brighten and smooth the skin for a naturally radiant glow. This gel is ideal for using prior to a treatment mask or moisturizer as it improves the penetration of other moisture treatments; helping you to re-hydrate and replenish your skin.

The Christophe Robin Cleansing Volumising Paste with Pure Rassoul Clay and Rose Extracts is a deep cleansing, shampoo-like treatment with a unique consistency and volume-boosting benefits which will purify and pamper thin, lacklustre hair. The formula transforms upon application from a paste-like texture into a lightweight foam, with pure Rassoul Mineral Clay, rich in trace-elements, working to absorb dirt, oil, and impurities while densifying each follicle for enhanced strength, lift, and thickness from the root.

The Aurelia Probiotic Skincare Miracle Cleanser is a creamy facial cleanser that works to banish impurities whilst promoting natural luminosity. The aromatic formula infused with an invigorating blend of essential oils expertly lifts away makeup and daily build-up to leave skin feeling fresh and clean. Combining probiotic and peptide technologies with BioOrganic plant and flower essences, the intelligent cleanser delivers antioxidants, omegas, and fatty acids into dehydrated skin; expect a soft, cleansed and regenerated complexion with restored hydration.

The Caudalie Vinosource Moisturising Sorbet has a gel-cream formula which has immediate soothing properties and leaves skin refreshed and comfortable. It is a sensitive skin savior blended with organic grape water to hydrate and calming chamomile. Ideal for any skin type that experiences reactionary sensitivity, this nourishing formula leaves skin clear, smooth and soft.

The Korres Natural Japanese Rose Shower Gel has a formula that creates a protective film around your skin to keep it soft and a rich fragrance that lingers on, you are definitely in for a treat. It is a creamy foam body cleanser with a quantifiable, lasting moisturizing effect. Wheat extracts form a protective film to maintain your skin’s natural moisture, whilst active aloe, vitamins C and E, zinc and antioxidant enzymes enhance the immune system of your skin. On top of all of that, this shower gel stimulates collagen, thus preventing the signs of aging, which all in all make this the perfect shower partner.

The Omorovicza Queen of Hungary Mist has a weightless, delicately scented formula that delivers multiple benefits to the skin. It is enriched with apple pectin and a nourishing blend of rose, sage and orange blossom waters, the refreshing mist balances and hydrates, whilst the brand’s patented Healing Concentrate infuses minerals deep into skin to promote a firmer, younger-looking visage. It can be used as a purifying post-cleanse toner, or as a revitalizing spritz throughout the day to soften and replenish.

The reason why I show you this excellent gift idea is that I personally would love to receive something like this! Look Fantastic even has a folder named “Valentine’s Day” if you are not completely sold on this gift idea. Let me know in the comments what you are thinking about getting your special someone! Thank you so much for reading, I hope to see you back soon! xx

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WHAT IS EXFOLIATING ACIDS & WHY YOU SHOULD ADD THEM TO YOUR SKINCARE ROUTINE

WHAT IS EXFOLIATING ACIDS & WHY YOU SHOULD ADD THEM TO YOUR SKINCARE ROUTINE

Putting acids directly on your face might not sound like something you would like, but there is actually acids out there that may work wonders for your skin! In this blog post, I will focus on some of the more well known exfoliating acids, explain to you what an exfoliating acid is and let you know which type of exfoliating acid you should consider adding to your skin care routine.

I think alpha hydroxy acid (AHA), beta hydroxy acid (BHA, which also is known as salicylic acid), and glycolic acid are some of the most well-known acids as the main part of products with exfoliating acids contain at least one of these.

Alpha hydroxy acids (AHA’s)

Glycolic acid is actually an AHA, so let us talk about AHA’s first. You might also know AHA’s as fruit acids as many AHA’s are present in foods and fruits. AHA’s are great because they facilitate water absorption among the cells at the outer layers of the skin and reduce cohesion of the skin cells in the outermost layer of the skin. This will result in a higher skin moisture level, improved cell turnover (your skin will be renewed more frequently) and normalization of keratosis and pigment abnormalities. When talking about exfoliating acids we also talk about their size; the smaller the acid, the deeper will it penetrate the skin. Glycolic acid is the smallest AHA and therefore also the AHA which can penetrate the skin the deepest. Other AHA’s are lactic acid, malic acid, tartaric acid, mandelic acid, and citric acid.
AHA’s are good for people with dry and mature skin but are also effective against acne. I, myself, use a glycolic acid toner (pictured above) which is the Deciem The Ordinary Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution (*). Another glycolic acid toner I have tried, which I also really like, is the Pixi Glow Tonic which contain 5% glycolic acid.

Beta hydroxy acid (BHA) / salicylic acid

Products that only contain BHA/salicylic acid are very mild but effective as they can penetrate through the oils on the skin which AHA’s are not able to in the same way. This makes them able to exfoliate in your pores which is why salicylic acid is very effective against acne and blackheads. If you, for example, suffer from rosacea, then I would suggest salicylic acid if you are considering a chemical exfoliator. When looking for salicylic acid to add to your skincare routine, you need to be aware of the level of alcohol in the product and the pH value of the product. You do not want products with high amounts of alcohol in them as it can cause dryness, irritation, and breakouts – and we do not want that! You also want to find a product which as a low pH value, because if the pH of the product is too high, the product will be ineffective. I use the Deciem The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% Solution (*) which has a pH around 3.2-3.5 and are alcohol-free!

As mentioned earlier, there are products out there that contain both AHA and BHA. An example of such a product is the Deciem The Ordinary AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution (*) which is a 10-minute exfoliating facial mask which only should be used two times a week at max and only for ten minutes at a time.

When using exfoliating acids, your skin will become more sensitive to the sun which is why you always should use a sunscreen when using exfoliating acids on your face.

How I use exfoliating acids

There is a lot of different products containing exfoliating acids on the market, the once I have mentioned are just the ones I have tried and love. I use the Salicylic Acid 2% Solution (*) on a daily basis mixed together with Deciem The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% (*) which is a product that will reduce the appearance of skin blemishes and congestion. Every now and then I use the Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution (*) and I tend to use it in the morning. The reason why I don’t use it as often is that it feels a bit “strong” on my sensitive skin so I don’t want to overdo it. I did not have the same experience with the Pixi Glow Tonic which I think is because of the lower concentration of glycolic acid in the Glow Tonic so that might be the better option for me in the future. When I have used the Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution (*), I will not add any other exfoliating acids because of my sensitive skin. How much your skin can tolerate is different from person to person. If you want to start using exfoliating acids, then start out slow. Do not overdo it. Start out with the acid of your choice and see how your skin reacts. Is it too harsh, then I would suggest looking into a different acid. You would want to start using the exfoliating acid a couple of times a week before using them every day. Listen to your skin. That might be the best advice I can give you. Some might tingle a bit but that is totally normal. However, you do not want your face to burn. My face often stings strongly a bit when I first apply the AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution (*) but it will fade after a couple of seconds.

Ending remarks

I hope you learned something from this blog post, if you have any unanswered questions, then don’t be afraid to put them in the comments. I am not a professional but I have read a lot about the topic and because of my scientific background I am able to remain a critic of what I read. If you already use exfoliating acids, then please let us know your skin type and problems in the comments and what products you find that works the best for you! Thank you so much for reading, I hope to see you back soon! xx

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TUTORIAL: EASY CHRISTMAS MAKEUP LOOK

TUTORIAL: EASY CHRISTMAS MAKEUP LOOK

Christmas is just around the corner! The most of us tend to gather around with friends and family, which is why you might not want to use all of your time on your makeup, but still, want to look cute. For this reason, I have created this tutorial for you; an easy makeup look which only requires two eyeshadows! You can use whatever colour of eyeshadow and glitter, this was just what I would feel comfortable in. Keep scrolling if you want to see the full makeup pictorial and find out which products I used!

I started out by priming my lids with the MAC Cosmetics Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Soft Ochre. Then I used the Pointed Brush from Coastal Scents to lay down the eyeshadow “Dominatrix” (*) from the Jeffree Star Cosmetics Androgyny Palette (*). To blend out the edges of “Dominatrix” (*) I used a clean Crease Brush from Coastal Scents. For the gold glitter on the lid, I used the shade “Golden Dawn” (*) from the Anastasia Beverly Hills Ultimate Glow – Glow Kit (*). To apply “Golden Dawn” (*) I used my finger to get a more sparse effect as I wanted a more subtle look. I gently swept a clean Crease Brush from Coastal Scents through my crease to distribute any glitter particles there. I did not want them gone, but I wanted a sort of faded effect of the glitter if that makes sense.

As I wanted to apply some lashes, I applied a thin eyeliner across my eyelid with the NYX Cosmetics Matte Liquid Liner (*). If you are not intending on wearing lashes, then you can skip this step. Before I applied my mascara, I curled my lashes with the Eylure Heated Eyelash Curler (*) and then applied some of the MAC Cosmetics In Extreme Dimension Mascara to my lashes. For my false lashes, I went with the Eylure Texture Lashes 117 (*, **). After I had applied the lashes, I used the Lancôme Le Crayon Khol Eye Liner (*) to tight line on my upper waterline.


And voila! How easy is this?! In Denmark, we celebrate Christmas on Christmas Eve where we eat delicious food, sing around the Christmas tree, and open presents. I definitely think that I myself are going to recreate this eyeshadow look on Christmas eve, maybe I will try with a silver glitter this time and a pink nude lipstick! Thank you so much for reading, I wish you all some happy holidays! Let me know what your favourite part is about Christmas! xx

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REVIEW: MAKEUP REVOLUTION CONCEAL & DEFINE CONCEALER

REVIEW: MAKEUP REVOLUTION CONCEAL & DEFINE CONCEALER

The Makeup Revolution Conceal & Define Concealer (*) (£4 for 4 g) is the concealer that everyone has been talking about lately, which is why I needed to try it! On the brand’s own website, revolutionbeauty.com (*), the concealer has received 4.7 stars out of 5 on average, which is really good! They also state that the concealer is the winner of the Cosmopolitan Beauty Award 2018. All of these things really gets my hope up for this concealer! So let’s get down to business and take a look at what they state this concealer will do:

  • The formula is lightweight with full coverage
  • Cover blemishes
  • Even skin tone
  • Counteract dark circles
  • Has a matte finish
  • Won’t settle or accentuate fine lines and pores
  • Long wearing

Who wouldn’t want all of this in their concealer?! To show you how the concealer performs, I have made a small wear test for you. This is my first time doing a wear test for a concealer, so when I took the picture of my eyes after 8 hours of wear, I realised that I maybe should have taken a picture at around 4 hours of wear. I instead took a picture the day after wearing the same concealer applied with the same technique at 4 hours of wear. The quality is crab, to say the least, as it is taken with my iPhone in very bad lighting as I wasn’t home the entire day. I hope you can bear with me! But let’s take a look at the wear test:

The first photo in the wear test is me only with foundation on. I never put foundation on my eyes as I don’t want that many layers on my skin. The second photo is right after I have blended out the concealer (*) with my beautyblender. The photo after that is after I have baked the concealer with translucent loose powder. I always bake my concealer. I actually bake my entire face. The reason why I always bake my under eyes is that I have some deep creases below my eyes. I have had them for as long as I can remember! If I don’t bake, then my concealer looks awful and will sink into my creases straight away! The fourth photo is right after I finished my eye makeup. The fifth photo is a flash test. I think it is safe to say that this concealer definitely passed it! I then went about my day and took the last two photos after 8 hours of wear.


As you can see in the last two photos of the wear test, the concealer had sunken into my creases. How much a concealer sinks into my creases depends on a lot of things like how the weather was and what I was doing that day. The humidity in Denmark is right now at 100% which is why the concealer will sink into my creases even more than it would do with a lower humidity. To show you my creases a bit more, I have included these two pictures. The one to the left with the good quality is taken right after I applied my eye makeup. As you can see, the concealer has not sunken into my creases here. The photo to the right is the one I talked about earlier in this review. I took the photo the day after my wear test to show you how the concealer looks after 4 hours of wear. None to less has sunken into my creases!

The concealer (*) is available in 25 shades! 25 SHADES! I own it in shade C0 and C1 as I am very fair. I like to apply the C1 in an upside down triangle under my eyes and then put a dot of C0 (pure white) under each eye and blend it out. It comes with a doe-foot applicator which picks up a lot of product. I really like the look of the component, it is very stylish and cute with the pink!

I have used this concealer for quite some time now, and it is, as they state, very lightweight while still being very full coverage! It did not settle into any fine lines, but it did sink into my creases over time which I did expect and I don’t mind. I also find it very long wearing as I think it looks pretty much the same if you take a look at my wear test again and look at the flash test and the photo below it which is the photo of the concealer after 8 hours of wear. The only difference is that the flash test photo is taken at daylight and the other at nighttime.

The concealer does have a matte finish which you will be able to confirm yourself by looking at the second photo at the top of my wear test. I have not used the concealer to cover any blemishes as I always use the Dermacol Make-Up Cover Foundation for that. But it really did cover my dark circles and even out my skin tone under my eyes. So the product does live up to all of the claims! Because of that, I will award the Makeup Revolution Conceal and Define Concealer (*) 5 out of 5 possible hearts!

This concealer (*) makes me so happy! I love how it looks, how it feels, how it wears, and how inclusive it is! I mean, there is a shade for everyone! If you have not tried this concealer yet, then I think it is time you do! And it is only £4 so if you don’t end up liking it, it is not that big of a loss. But seriously, I think you will love it! Let me know if you have tried the concealer and how you like it! It could also be very helpful if you told us about your under eye skin, is it oily, dry, normal, mature? I would say my under eyes are pretty normal but tends to go dry if the weather is cold. Thank you so much for reading, I hope to see you back soon! xx

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TUTORIAL: SPOOKY HALLOWEEN GHOST WINGED LINER

TUTORIAL: SPOOKY HALLOWEEN GHOST WINGED LINER

I wanted to do a Halloween makeup tutorial this year. I have seen a lot of full face Halloween makeup looks, but not that many “subtle” looks which don’t include the entire face. This is why I wanted to create a Halloween makeup look which is very wearable if you don’t want to go all out. I really love how this turned out and I hope you guys love it as well! If you are interested in learning how to recreate this, then please keep reading!

I started out by priming my lids with the MAC Cosmetics Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Soft Ochre and used the Rimmel Stay Matte Powder (*) to set it. I then layed down some of the “Orange Crush” eyeshadow from Coastal Scents with the Pointed Blender Brush from Coastal Scents. To blend out “Orange Crush”, I used the Crease Blender Brush from Coastal Scents lightly dipped into “Charm” (*) from the Jeffree Star Cosmetics Androgyny Palette (*). After I was satisfied with the blending, I went in and created a cut crease using the Dermacol Make-Up Cover Foundation and the Real Techniques Detailer Brush (*). I used some of the “Tempera” (*) eyeshadow from the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette (*) to set the wet cut crease. You can also use transparent powder if you want, I just wanted the subtle shimmer the “Tempera” (*) eyeshadow has.

After I had set the cut crease, I reintensified the orange eyeshadow by going back in with “Orange Crush” on the Smudge Brush from Real Techniques and blended it out with a clean Pointed Blender Brush. To deepen up the orange eyeshadow a bit, I went in with “Realgar” (*) from the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette (*) with the same Smudge Brush. I only applied a tiny bit at a time. The next step is to create the ghost! I used the NYX Cosmetics White Liquid Liner (*) for this part, and I started out by laying down the white eyeliner as it is easier than covering up black eyeliner. When I had the shape of the ghost I wanted, the next step would be to outline it with a black eyeliner. But before I did that, I applied some of the Lancôme Le Crayon Khol Eyeliner (*) to my upper and lower waterline. The reason I did this before applying the outline with the liquid eyeliner, was because I then would be able to see where to apply the liquid liner at my inner corner. I used the NYX Cosmetics Matte Liquid Liner (*) to make the outline.

To finish up my lower lashline, I applied a bit of the “Incognito” eyeshadow from Coastal Scents to smudge out the liner on my waterline a bit. I used a clean Smudge Brush to apply it. I then blended out the black eyeshadow with the Pointed Blender Brush dipped into “Orange Crush”. To finish up my look, I applied a mixture of the two highlighters “Snow” (*) and “Golden Dawn” (*) from the Anastasia Beverly Hills Ultimate Glow Kit (*) to my browbone and inner corner. I curled my lashes with the Eylure Heated Eyelash Curler (*) and applied the Eylure The Luxe Collection False Eyelashes in Bauble (*, **) and finished it off with some of the Essence Lash Princess False Lash Effect Mascara.

I am so in love with how this turned out! If you are not that keen on orange, then you can, of course, go for another colour for the cut crease. A purple cut crease would look great as well and still keep it in the colours of Halloween! Please let me know if you are going to dress up for this Halloween, and if you are, then please tell me what! Halloween is not that big in Denmark so I am not going to get dressed up in anything spooky. Thank you so much for reading, I hope to see you back soon! xx

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