Spring Shimmery Pink Eyes

Spring Shimmery Pink Eyes

Spring Shimmery Pink Eyes

Spring Shimmery Pink Eyes

Spring Shimmery Pink Eyes

Spring Shimmery Pink Eyes

Spring Shimmery Pink Eyes

Spring Shimmery Pink Eyes

I wanted to try the matte pink eye trend as seen on Jourdan Dunn but I don’t have any matte pink eyeshadows! I could have used blusher I guess. Maybe I’ll try that next as I have a really pretty pink blush from Bobbi Brown.

If you follow me on Instagram you would have seen a couple of pictures of my face and my outfit which inspired the make-up.

This is what I used:

Face

  • Bare Minerals foundation in Golden Tan W30 applied with my Bare Minerals Flawless Face brush
  • Sleek Contour Kit in Medium 885 applied with my Models Own Angled Blush Brush

Eyes

  • Clinique All About Eyes Concealer in Deep Honey 08 applied and blended with my fingers
  • Kiko Makeup Milano Eye Base eyeshadow primer applied to my eyelids with my fingers
  • Maybelline Color Tattoo cream eyeshadow in Pink Gold applied all over my eyelids up to the brows using a cream blending brush (not pictured)
  • Max Factor Max Effect Dip-In Eyeshadow in Posh Pink 03 applied using the applicator to my eyelids only and blended with my Ruby & Millie Eye Brush
  • MAC Swiss Chocolate matte eyeshadow applied under the brow bone using my Ruby & Millie Eye Brush.
  • Maybelline the Colossal Volum’ Express Cat Eyes Mascara in Wild Black
  • Soap & Glory Smoulder Khol waterproof eyeliner in Superblack on the waterline
  • Bobbi Brown eyeshadow in Mahogany 10 to define my eyebrows using my Bare Minerals Angled Liner brush

Lips

  • E.l.f. Studio Matte Lip Color in Praline

 

I wanted to keep a bright and fresh spring look so I didn’t use topliner or blend the brown eyeshadow out to make it smoky eye.

 

 

Spring Shimmery Pink Eyes

Spring Shimmery Pink Eyes Full Face

Spring Shimmery Pink Eyes

Spring Shimmery Pink Eyes Kit

Inspired: Green Goddess Eyes

Review: Bobbi Brown Lash Glamour Extreme Lengthening Mascara in Black

Inspired: Green Goddess Eyes

Inspired: Green Goddess Eyes with Bobbi Brown Lash Glamour Extreme Mascara

Inspired: Green Goddess Eyes

Inspired: Green Goddess Eyes with Bobbi Brown Lash Glamour Extreme Mascara

 

I received a sample of this Bobbi Brown Lash Glamour Extreme Lengthening Mascara in Black when I placed an online order.

I really like this mascara because:

  • It doesn’t clump – I think this is impossible due to the plastic brush with the tiny fibres
  • No matter how haphazardly I apply it, it does not imprint on my eyelids
  • Due to the small fibres is it very easy to apply to both top and bottom lashes
  • It does not flake at all
  • It separates the lashes
  • It lengthens the lashes but it is not extreme so luckily this claim did not come true for me!

It’s well worth the full price! The photos are from my The Face USA Green Goddess look.

Chocolate Inspired Eyes from the London Chocolate Festival

Chocolate Inspired Eyes from the London Chocolate Festival

Cocoa Spa Ticket at the Chocolate Festival

Cocoa Spa Ticket at the Chocolate Festival

Chocolate Inspired Eyes from the London Chocolate Festival

Chocolate Inspired Eyes from the London Chocolate Festival

Today I went to the Chocolate Festival in London. It is a few hours of tasting chocolate and chocolate products which you can buy and there was also the added treat of the Cocoa Spa. At the Cocoa Spa you could get a chocolate themed hand massage or chocolate inspired professionally applied eye make-up. Naturally, I wanted to have my eyes done professionally, especially as it was free of charge! I was booked in with Elizabeth Rita, who is a professional hair and make-up artist who does weddings, celebrities and editorial work. I still think it’s a bit surreal that I had my make-up done by a MUA for Britain’s Got Talent!

I didn’t do much research before attending the Chocolate Festival however I was aware there would be something to do with make-up so I left the house wearing as little as I thought I could get away with. I was wearing: Clinique all about eyes concealer in deep honey, Clinique even better compact make-up in sand, Bobbi Brown Illuminating Finish Powder Compact Foundation in Honey on my nose to deal with shine, Seventeen Instant Glow Gold Bronze Shimmer Brick as a blusher, Benecos natural kajal in black on the top lashline and e.l.f. Matte Lip Color in praline.

The Basics

The Basics

Now on to the makeover! From what I can remember, Elizabeth used:

  • Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion (I need this little purple tube of goodness)
  • Urban Decay Naked Palette (This one’s on the beauty spending ban wishlist)
  • Illamasqua eyeshadow
  • Shu Uemura eyeshadow
  • Flori Roberts liquid eyeliner (amazingly black but I don’t have the patience to wait for this to dry)
  • Illamasqua Liquid Metal (I need this palette – the effect is spectacular)
Elizabeth Rita's Chocolate Kit!

Elizabeth Rita’s Chocolate Kit!

More products were used but I was trying to enjoy the experience!

Whilst the eyeliner was drying Elizabeth did my brows – a nice added extra. She was even kind enough to compliment my nails (Barry M Nail Paint in Mint Green)!

Chocolate Inspired Eyes from the London Chocolate Festival

Chocolate Inspired Eyes from the London Chocolate Festival

Chocolate Inspired Eyes from the London Chocolate Festival

Chocolate Inspired Eyes from the London Chocolate Festival

Chocolate Inspired Eyes from the London Chocolate Festival

Chocolate Inspired Eyes from the London Chocolate Festival

How completely gorgeous is this look? Thank you Elizabeth! The last day of the Chocolate Festival is tomorrow, 13th April if you want a few hours of chocolate and make-up in one!

Check out my Instagram (@tashasface) for more photos – sorry I can’t link at the moment as Instagram is currently broken! (Instagram is now fixed so you can see my nail colour.)

Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Lash Enhancing Mascara in Black

Review: Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Lash Enhancing Mascara in Black

Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Lash Enhancing Mascara in Black

Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Lash Enhancing Mascara in Black

Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Lash Enhancing Mascara in Black

Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Lash Enhancing Mascara in Black

I received this Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Lash Enhancing Mascara in Black as part of a free gift for subscribing to Elle magazine. It has to be one of the best mascaras I have tried – it’s up there with a YSL mascara I bought a couple of years ago. Seems I like mascaras that come in gold packages!

The bristles on the brush look pretty traditional and are fairly closely packed. I find it a joy to apply as the brush gently strokes the mascara onto my lashes, lengthening and thickening. The length is not as spectacular as Benefit’s They’re Real but the thickening is what I like. They’re Real only lengthens so eyeliner is needed but for me, I do not need additional top liner with the Elizabeth Arden mascara to make my lashes look fuller. The separation is good and when I curl my lashes using the wand (I’m scared of eyelash curlers!), the curl holds.

I can wear this all day with absolutely no irritation, no flaking or any kind of deterioration whatsoever. The curl holds all day and even when I fell asleep the curl was still there when I woke up! There is something about the formula that feels like it is nourishing my eyelashes – my lashes do not harden like with many mascaras. I think there is some kind of flexible element in there.

I now remember why I used to buy premium mascaras – they really are superior. This Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Lash Enhancing Mascara in Black does what it says – it enhances my lashes. It’s no too dramatic so I can wear it in the day but it is enough that I can wear it at night. I would definitely pay £21 to buy another one of these!

 

Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Lash Enhancing Mascara in Black

Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Lash Enhancing Mascara in Black

Bobbi Brown Lipgloss in Nude

Review: Bobbi Brown Lipgloss in Nude

Bobbi Brown Lipgloss in Nude

Bobbi Brown Lipgloss in Nude

I warn you now, Bobbi Brown Lipgloss in nude is thick and sticky! This I can live with, as it has a “quality” sticky feel, and this makes it one of the longest lasting glosses I have tried.

My lips are naturally pink with a brown outline this brown-pink shade of gloss is the perfect nude shade. I actually bought it to layer over my Bobbi Brown nude lipsticks – Cocoa and Warm Cocoa here but the colour is so good I also wear it alone without lipstick or lip liner.

Bobbi Brown products are premium products so are priced accordingly however this was well worth the £18 for the colour, wear time and versatility.

I will repurchase!

 

 Bobbi Brown Lipgloss in Nude

Bobbi Brown Lipgloss in Nude

MUA Red Lipstick in Shade 13 disassembled!

Review: MUA Red Lipstick in Shade 13

MUA Red Lipstick in Shade 13 back together again!

MUA Red Lipstick in Shade 13 back together again!

I’ve been desperate to try one of these infamous £1 lipsticks since December last but it took a while for Superdrug to begin to restock the MUA shelves.

I went for Shade 13 because try as I might, I struggle with matte as it is so drying. I’m into my glosses and I have only just started trying mattes since starting this blog.

This is a true creamy red. I actually love this £1 gem! It glides on easily and has good staying power. It stays put and does not bleed so there’s no need for lip liner. It produces the bold colour I want with minimal effort and it actually brightened my mood when I wore it! It perfectly suits my skin tone and is not drying in the slightest.

Thanks to Beauty in Beta I now know that the coloured part at the bottom comes off so I can use a lip brush to apply colour without messing up the bullet.

This is my new favourite red!

 

MUA Red Lipstick in Shade 13 disassembled!

MUA Red Lipstick in Shade 13 disassembled!

MUA Liquid Eyeliner in Shade 4

Review: MUA Liquid Eyeliner in Shade 4

MUA Liquid Eyeliner in Shade 4

MUA Liquid Eyeliner in Shade 4 – please ignore the stray brows!

MUA Liquid Eyeliner in Shade 4

MUA Liquid Eyeliner in Shade 4

I bought this MUA Liquid Eyeliner in Shade 4 as I wanted to have a grey liquid liner and I didn’t want to spend £20 on an Artliner from Lancôme. What I actually got from this bottle was a highly reflective pewter!

As with Shade 2, the applicator is a sponge which draws a very thin line and the consistency of the liquid is such that you need to apply one coat, let it dry, then apply another.

The colour is amazing but if it cracks like Shade 2 that will be disappointing. The plus side is that it only cost £1. Looks like I still need that Artliner!

 

MUA Liquid Eyeliner in Shade 4

MUA Liquid Eyeliner in Shade 4

 

MUA Liquid Eyeliner in Shade 2

Review: MUA Liquid Eyeliner in Shade 2

MUA Liquid Eyeliner in Shade 2 - not easy to work with!

MUA Liquid Eyeliner in Shade 2 – not easy to work with!

MUA Liquid Eyeliner in Shade 2

MUA Liquid Eyeliner in Shade 2

I bought this MUA Liquid Eyeliner in Shade 2 as I wanted a matte or lacquer petrol blue/teal liquid liner. What I got was a dazzlingly bright metallic sky blue liner!

The best thing about this liner is the brightness of the colour. It really made my eyes pop- I think I’ll call it a feature liner!

Now, the practicalities. The applicator is not a brush, it’s a pointed sponge which produces a very, very thin line. So thin I had to draw a second line to thicken it.

The liquid itself is also thin- it’s easy to accidentally scrape up the line you just drew as the applicator is not a brush.

The best way to apply this is to paint on a line, wait for it to dry then paint on another layer. On the second coat you will get a nice, bold colour.

I wore this all day and noticed that it cracked and bits flaked off which is such a shame as the colour is spectacular.
It was worth trying, for £1!

MUA Liquid Eyeliner in Shade 2

MUA Liquid Eyeliner in Shade 2

Revlon Lip Butter in Raspberry Pie

Review: Revlon Lip Butter in Raspberry Pie

Revlon Lip Butter in Raspberry Pie

Revlon Lip Butter in Raspberry Pie

Revlon Lip Butter in Raspberry Pie

Revlon Lip Butter in Raspberry Pie

 

The Revlon Lip Butter in Raspberry Pie is not a new product but I love it and wanted to share with you how I wear it! It’s a raspberry pink lip colour with a glossy finish, without the stickiness. The colour is stronger than a gloss but not as opaque as a lipstick. I am a glossy girl and wanted a strong, glossy colour and you definitely get that here!

My favourite way to wear it is with my Barry M lip pencil in 2 a close-but-not-exact colour match in a deep pink. You can see me wearing this combination in my Fruit Salad post. It lasts longer than most glosses (except Lancôme juicy tubes!) but not as long as a lipstick when I wear it like this.

I recently tried it without the lip liner. Without, it comes up a deeper pink and a little translucent. I remembered why I use the lip liner – I can’t get a defined edge with this product and I prefer definition with bold lip colours. It’s does have fairly good staying power without liner although when it fades it looks like I’ve been kissing all my fellow shoppers which is a bit embarrassing. Incidentally, if you do decide to plant a kiss on someone they will have a very bright pink glossy lip print on them – kinda funny!

Overall, I really like this – I can’t decide if it is the colour or the formula or both – it’s just one of my favourites. If you’re looking for a bold gloss-like look, go for this Revlon Lip Butter in Raspberry Pie. I think I might have to try some more colours!

 

Revlon Lip Butter in Raspberry Pie with Barry M Lip Pencil in 2

Revlon Lip Butter in Raspberry Pie with Barry M Lip Pencil in 2

Beauty Spending Ban and the Ever-Growing Wishlist

Beauty Spending Ban and the Ever-Growing Wishlist

Beauty Spending Ban and the Ever-Growing Wishlist

Beauty Spending Ban and the Ever-Growing Wishlist

I am on a beauty spending ban to coincide with Lent. Most people I know have given up something whether they are religious or not. I have already cut out things like fatty and sugary foods so I thought it would be a good idea to stop buying make-up. This good idea was confirmed by my family!

This was very difficult at first, especially with things like Superdrug’s 50th birthday resulting in limited edition products or Make Up Revolution bursting on to the scene or winning the Anita Grant giveaway or not being able to buy magazines with make-up in them – to name but a few! To try and get through this I produced a Pinterest wishlist here.

Although it is still difficult, I am finding it easier to resist the urge to splurge. It has really made me think about what I should spend my money on. A friend was concerned that I’d have nothing to blog about – ha! I have lots. I have a backlog!

The question is, what should I buy when the ban is lifted?

 

Dark Blue Eyes and Ultra Nude Lips open eyes

Dark Blue Eyes and Ultra Nude Lips

Dark Blue Eyes and Ultra Nude Lips

Dark Blue Eyes and Ultra Nude Lips

Dark Blue Eyes and Ultra Nude Lips

Dark Blue Eyes and Ultra Nude Lips

Dark Blue Eyes and Ultra Nude Lips

Dark Blue Eyes and Ultra Nude Lips

I wore this look to go with a dark blue, black and grey sports luxe look inspired by my Peter Pilotto for Target trousers. There’s a lot of make-up here!

Base:
Clinique All About Eyes Concealer in Deep Honey 08 applied with my fingers under my eyes
MAC Prep + Prime Face Protect Primer on my nose applied with my No7 foundation brush in an attempt to deal with the shine
Yves Saint Laurent/YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat foundation in B70 applied with my No7 foundation brush because I wanted to glow
Kiko Make Up Milano Eye Base eye primer applied with my fingers to my eyelids

Eyes:
This was the fun part! I needed to wear my glasses so I needed enough drama to show through my thick frames but I also didn’t have time to do something like Dark Romance in blue which is what I would have preferred.

MAC eyeshadow in Expensive Pink applied with my e.l.f. Eyeshadow “C” brush all over my lids and up to the eyebrows for a golden pink shimmery base and to act as a highlight.
MAC eyeshadow in Embark, a matte dark brown in the crease and the outer corners of my lids applied and blended with my Real Techniques duo-fiber eye brush.
Maybelline Color Tattoo Gel-Cream eyeshadow in 25 Everlasting Navy all over my lids applied with my Models Own shading brush
Soap & Glory Smoulder Khol waterproof eyeliner in Blue My Mind, a dark navy blue on the waterline and lower lashline.
Benefit They’re Real mascara on the top and bottom lashes
Anastasia Beverley Hills Brow Fix to shape my brows followed by…
Bobbi Brown eyeshadow in mahogany 10 applied with the angled brush on my BellaPierre dual brush

 

Dark Blue Eyes and Ultra Nude Lips open eyes

Dark Blue Eyes and Ultra Nude Lips open eyes

Dark Blue Eyes and Ultra Nude Lips closed eyes

Dark Blue Eyes and Ultra Nude Lips closed eyes

Dark Blue Eyes and Ultra Nude Lips

Dark Blue Eyes and Ultra Nude Lips

Lips:
Maybelline ColorSensational lip colour in 740 Coffee Craze from The Buffs/Stripped Nudes collection, a beige nude.

Face
Sleek Face Contour Kit in Medium 885 – using my Real Techniques duo fiber contour brush I contoured the shadows using the dark colour on my temples, the hollows of my cheeks, the outer edge of my jawline and the sides of my nose. Using the same brush I added the highlight on my cheekbones with a light swipe down the middle of my nose and forehead. I blended the colours with my Models Own angled blush brush.
To finish – a very light dusting of Bobbi Brown Illuminating Finish Powder Compact Foundation SPF12 in Golden 6 applied with my Real Techniques duo-fiber face brush to set my make-up and soak up excess shine (but not too much because I wanted that glow!).

Phew!

Dark Blue Eyes and Ultra Nude Lips full kit!

Dark Blue Eyes and Ultra Nude Lips full kit!

Dark Blue Eyes and Ultra Nude Lips tools

Dark Blue Eyes and Ultra Nude Lips tools

Dark Blue Eyes and Ultra Nude Lips make-up

Dark Blue Eyes and Ultra Nude Lips make-up

 

Clinique All About Eyes Concealer in Deep Honey

Review: Clinique All About Eyes Concealer in Deep Honey

Clinique All About Eyes Concealer in Deep Honey

Clinique All About Eyes Concealer in Deep Honey

The Clinique has lots of concealers which look like they are good for black and brown skin plus Clinique concealer was recommended to me.
My main aim is to save time so I wanted a one-step concealer for under my eyes only, rather than having to colour correct then conceal. I booked an appointment at my local Clinique counter and Clinique All About Eyes Concealer in Deep Honey 08 was matched to my skin colour.

As well as giving me the colour correction and coverage I need in one product, I can apply this with my fingertips. There is no need for a brush as it comes in a squeezy tube. If it was a pot I would have to use a brush – there’s something about dipping my fingers into a pot every day that I just don’t like! It’s easy to build the colour to get the coverage I need – I can have a very light coating or I can add a little more.

There’s no need to set it with power which eliminates that step, although I can set it if I’m going for a super matte look. Without powder it looks more natural.

Only the tiniest amount is needed, and I mean tiny, so this will last for a long time. The one downside I have noticed recently is that although I use it everyday, it does separate so sometimes I get clear oily liquid instead of concealer which is annoying. Even after shaking it doesn’t always mix. If this didn’t happen, I would have said it is the perfect concealer.

As an added benefit, I was told the All About Eyes Concealer contains caffeine which reduces dark circles and puffiness. Now, I didn’t expect all of my cosmetic eye issues to be reduced completely or there would be no need to buy concealer. I do have to say that I have noticed that the circles are not so dark and my eyes are not so puffy, so maybe the claim is true.

I would probably buy this again as I am so pleased with the perfect colour match and the feel of it – the formula is great for me. It’s also such a time saver not having to use a brush, powder or corrector. The price wasn’t too bad either!

Clinique All About Eyes Concealer in Deep Honey - spot the dark circle!

Clinique All About Eyes Concealer in Deep Honey – spot the dark circle!

Aubersheen, Smokin' and Dandy Plum

Review: Soap & Glory Crazy Sexy Kohl Eyeshadows

Aubersheen, Smokin' and Dandy Plum

Aubersheen, Smokin’ and Dandy Plum

Aubersheen, Smokin' and Dandy Plum

Aubersheen, Smokin’ and Dandy Plum

 

This is the second part of my review of the Soap & Glory Crazy Sexy Kohl set I got in the December sales although I think you can still get the shades separately. The tin contained waterproof eyeliners and three eyeshadows. The shimmery taupe, the shimmery grape and shimmer black colours lend themselves towards a smoky eye so I gave it a go. The colours are Aubersheen, Smokin’ and Dandy Plum but apart from the plum, I don’t know which colour is which. I used three colours and five brushes, excluding the base and brows!
For the base I used Kiko Makeup Milano Infinity eyeshadow in 204, a matte sand colour applied with my e.l.f. studio eyeshadow “C” brush all over my lids up to my brows. I then used the same brush to cover the same area with the shimmery taupe colour as I think it makes a great shimmery base and a highlight on my skin tone. Then using my Real Techniques Duo Fiber Eye Brush, I applied the plum colour to the crease and the socket bone, gradually building up the colour and blending as I went along. I used MAC brush 293 (a rounded square edge) to apply a little of the shimmery black to the outer edge of the crease and lid. I lined the top lashline using the same colour and my Ruby & Millie angled eye brush. I then blended the black using my No7 Eyeshadow Blend and Contour Brush. I touched up the taupe colour on the lid and the plum colour in the inner crease.

I finished with Oriflame Wonderlash Mascara on the top and bottom lashes, Bobbi Brown eyeshadow in Mahogany for my brows using the angled liner on my Bella Pierre Dual brush and Clinique All About Eyes Concealer in Deep Honey 08.

I actually ended up with shimmer all over my face but I’m not sure if this is due to the eyeshadow or my (poor) technique! The colours need to be built up as they deposit a very subtle amount of colour. Great if you’re heavy handed like me! I think the plum is incredibly pretty and the colours together make a nice alternative to a grey or black smoky eye. You could even wear this in the daytime.
I looked on the Soap and Glory website to see if their Lid Stuff range had the colours I used. From the pictures, it looks like you can get the shimmery black in the Smokey Dokey palette and the plum in the Off The Wall Flowers Palette. As for the taupe, I can’t quite tell if it is in the Off The Wall Flowers Palette or What’s Nude. Do any of you know?

Aubersheen, Smokin' and Dandy Plum

Aubersheen, Smokin’ and Dandy Plum

Soap & Glory Smoulder Kohl in Superblack, Cocoa Bean, Aquabat, Blue My Mind and Grapevine

Review: Soap & Glory Smoulder Kohl in Superblack, Cocoa Bean, Aquabat, Blue My Mind and Grapevine

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I bought these Soap & Glory Smoulder Khol waterproof eyeliner pencils in the December sales. As with most things I buy, it has taken me a while to use these! They came as part of the Crazy Sexy Kohl set which is no longer available however you can still buy Superblack and Cocoa Bean separately for £5 each. I usually thought of Soap & Glory as a skincare brand but I took the plunge and decided to try out the make-up.
In this first picture I am wearing Aquabat, a beautiful metallic green in the inner corners of my eye and to line the rest of my lashline on the top and bottom I am wearing Cocoa Bean, a dark matte grey-brown. I think green will always go well with brown eyes and Aquabat is great for an instant pop of colour to perk up my face. When it comes to brown eyes, brown skin and black eyelashes, brown can be a problem but Cocoa Bean is actually perfect! It is dark enough to show up on my, aided by the fact it is has a grey undertone rather than a red or orange. It is a brilliant daytime alternative to black – it gives the impression of fuller lashes and lines well without looking too dramatic. I literally couldn’t be happier with this shade! Finally, I filled in the rest of my lid and my waterline with Superblack, a very black matte black. The colour is incredibly intense, again I couldn’t ask for more colour wise. Look how dark it is compared with my eyebrows – my eyebrows are black and they have been lightly filled in with Bobbi Brown eyeshadow in Mahogany (dark grey-brown).

Review: Soap & Glory Smoulder Kohl in Superblack, Cocoa Bean, Aquabat, Blue My Mind and Grapevine

Aquabat, Cocoa Bean and Superblack

In the next photo I am wearing Blue My Mind, a dark denim blue along the top lashline and along the lower lashhline I am wearing Grapevine, a dark blue-purple grape soda shade. I have filled in the rest of my lid with Cocoa Bean so you can see that it is dark, but not as dark as Superblack. I am wearing Superblack on the waterline. Blue My Mind actually looks quite bright on me in the daytime and Grapevine looks more subtle. The blue tones of both make a good contrast with brown eyes and they are dark enough for brown skin and black hair.

Blue My Mind, Grapevine, Superblack and Cocoa Bean

Blue My Mind, Grapevine, Superblack and Cocoa Bean

Now for the technical bit. Only joking! Unfortunately I am not convinced by the waterproof ability. I tried the Superblack on my waterline once for a night out but it really didn’t last long at all. It just disintegrated. However, when I line my upper lashline with Superblack after preparing the lid with a little neutral matte eyeshadow, it stays put all day and into the evening! I find the staying power over eyeshadow incredibly impressive. All of the pencils glide on with ease, delivering an intense hit of colour in an instant.
Overall I am incredibly happy that I bought these. I cannot believe they are only £5 and if you do buy Superblack or Cocoa Bean, there is a sharpener in the lid. I guess this makes up for the fact the metallic are no longer available. I would happily buy all of these again – great performance and great value for money.

There were also eyeshadows in the Crazy Sexy Kohl set – post coming up!

(I’m also wearing Clinique All About Eyes Concealer in Deep Honey, Kiko Makeup Milano Infinity eyeshadow in 204, a matte sand as a base, Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Lash Enhancing Mascara on the top lashes and Oriflame Wonderlash mascara on the bottom lashes. )

The Face USA Episode 8

Comment: The Face USA Episode 8

The Face USA Episode 8

The Face USA Episode 8

Episode 8 of The Face USA, the final episode started with four models and ended with three!

 

First there were beauty portraits.  The best three got to walk the catwalk at the end with their mentors. This section had the most creativity in it.

 

For the beauty shots, Zi Lin wore metallic red lips and grey eyeliner/eyeshadow- great for daytime.  Ebony wore gold lids which were contoured with a darker colour and black eyeliner and had bright pink cheeks & lipgloss.  Devyn wore grey eyeliner (my favourite eyeliner colour) top & bottom , bold red lips, and red cheeks.  Margaux wore orange and pink eyes & with red lips – a brave choice! The red was an orange red so it worked.  I’ve worn orange and pink on my eyes before so here is a post I did earlier, which I called “fruit salad” after the sweets!

For the finale, all three models wore pinky-red lips to suit their skin tome and thick black eyeliner on the lids.

 

There you have it.  The Face USA series 1 has finished in the UK! It seemed that when the models had a say in their look, that’s where the creativity came in.  The show was also more about the backstage drama!

 

If there are any looks from the series you would like me to try, just shout!