This is just a quick and (probably) dull post as I haven't posted in what seems like, or has been, forever. The lack of posts was due to having an old laptop which couldn't seem to function properly when it came to editing photos/writing a post, so I saved up and have got myself a new laptop!
So... I'm back! I'm aiming to get a little review up for you within the next few days :-) Time to cure these blogging withdrawal symptoms!
Sunday, 9 March 2014
I think I have an obsession forming. After trying the MUA Heaven and Earth Palette (review here) and loving it, I knew I had to venture out and pick up another one. I had been lusting over the Undressed Palette for a while, so a couple of weeks ago I went and picked it up! ...and I have fallen head over heels in love all over again - and not only with the price.
The MUA Undressed Palette consists of a variety of neutral shades: beiges, browns, greys, pinks, and even a blue-black toned shade. Most of the shadows have shimmery finishes, but they're definitely not too overwhelming in the shimmer department so don't shy away just because of this. Along with the shimmery shades, there are also a few matte finishes too!
Overall, this palette is utterly amazing. I find that the shadows last well all day and don't crease at all. The shimmery shades are all super creamy and extremely pigmented, where as the matte shades 3 & 5 I found were a lot harder to swatch - whether this be because they are beige toned or not very pigmented I don't know. But considering that out of 12 shades only two are a tad naff, it is undoubtedly worth the £4 price tag! I know, I know. The price is always such a shocker.
I would definitely recommend trying this eyeshadow palette out yourselves (and guilt free too, as you won't be breaking the bank!) There are so many other gorgeous palettes by MUA ranging from £4-£8, which I would also recommend having a look at!
The MUA Undressed Eyeshadow Palette retails at just £4 and is available to buy here (when it's in stock!), or you can also try Superdrug.
What do you think of the MUA Undressed Palette? Do you own any other MUA Palettes? I would love to know!
Thursday, 20 February 2014
First of all, excuse my slightly puffy eye in the main photo. The skin under my eye is being a total butt - it's so dry! Does anyone know any products which could help with this?
I thought I'd upload a little tutorial on an everyday neutral makeup look, as I've never done a post like this before so thought I'd give it a go! This is the sort of makeup look I would wear to sixth form, out shopping for the day etc. I normally stick to quite neutral colours and don't go too bold on the eye as I never like to look too dolled up during the daytime (...or just because I'm usually in a rush to leave the house).
What I used for this look (in order)
- Benefit The POREfessional all over my face.
- Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation in ''Classic Beige''; again covering my whole face.
- Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer in ''Soft Beige'' under the eyes and on any other blemishes.
- Rimmel Stay Matte Powder in ''Transparent'' all over my face.
- Sleek Blush in ''Flushed'' on the cheeks.
- W7 Honolulu Bronzing Powder to contour.
- Sleek Face Contour Kit Highlight on my cheekbones.
- Unnamed brown eyeshadow for the brows.
- Maybelline Colour Tattoo in ''On and On Bronze'' all over the lid.
- MUA Heaven and Earth Palette ''Shade 1'' all over the lid, and ''Shade 7'' on the outer lid and crease.
- Benefit Bad Gal Lash Mascara on the lashes.
- MUA Lipstick in Shade 2 on my lips.
I switch this look up a little bit on at least a weekly basis, and experiment with different neutral shades of eyeshadow almost every day. I know I'm no makeup artist at all but I thought I would just share this look with you all. I'm also sorry that the pictures aren't of the best quality to show the makeup, my camera isn't the best one going! Are there any good and fairly decent priced camera's anyone could recommend?
I hope you all enjoyed this post! Would you like to see me do more makeup look posts? If so, what looks would you like to see?
Monday, 17 February 2014
Ages ago, my mum bought herself the L'oreal Colour Riche Lipstick in Blueberry Crystal, never used it and ended up giving it to me. I was thrilled, as this was probably my 2nd lipstick I had ever owned - and I didn't have to pay a penny!
The shade Blueberry Crystal is a rather unusual nude shade with a lot of glitter within it's formula. I'm not really a fan of glittery lipsticks and this is definitely far too overpowering in terms of the glitter. The shade is also not one to go for if you have tanned/olive skin, I do and it makes me look extremely washed out & ill. Although, on paler toned skin I have seen it looks a lot more complimentary, so I'm sure plenty of you would love this lipstick much more than I do!
On the plus side, the texture of this lipstick is super creamy and is extremely smooth to apply to the lips, and the packaging is also very sophisticated!
This lipstick retails at £8.19 and you can buy it here. Fairly pricey for a drugstore lipstick but I wouldn't mind trying it in a different shade, as the texture and application is impressive!
Have you tried any of the L'oreal Colour Riche Lipstick? What is your favourite?