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My Favourite Makeup Products


Hello again my angels,

Hows your week been so far? Mines been pretty hectic, teaching life support techniques to year five pupils for three days straight can get a little tiring, but so much fun and a brilliant experience. So today's blog post i am going to show you some of my all time favourite makeup products.
I love these kind of posts, were all us beauty addicts come together and tell each other what we cannot live without in our makeup bags.
I think its such a good way to discover new products, see new releases and find inspiration for a change to your makeup style.



REVLON COLORSTAY FOUNDATION- COMBINATION TO OILY SKIN: 
I cannot even begin to describe how much i love this stuff; i have gone through at least fifteen bottles and i will continue to use it until Revlon stop producing this foundation. I am a full coverage kind of a gal and i have found that this works the best for me; over mac studio fix fluid, benefit hello flawless and loreal true match. This foundation covers every flaw on my face, lasts all day and provides a skin texture finish. Being a student nurse you have to maintain a professional image, i find this allows my skin to look flawless without looking like i am ready to hit the town. I cannot live without this stuff, well done revlon. 

MAC LIPSTICKS AND YSL ROUGE VOLUPTE:
Lets admit it, mac are definitely the queen of colour range when it comes to lipsticks. I have several mac lipsticks and they never fail to impress. They have excellent staying power, smell amazing, beautiful pigmentation and the cute packaging. Whenever i am looking for a new lipstick the first thing i do is log onto www.maccosmetics.co.uk and start searching through the colour selection. 

Ysl Rouge Volupte lipsticks have the most beautiful texture to them, They literally glide on like water and have amazing staying power. Plus the packaging is to die for (please ignore the dint in my lid from my keys in my handbag *crys*). The only negative i have about this product is the price, Mac lipsticks range from £15-£16.50 whereas Ysl are £25, although i have to admit i am always tempted.

MUA PRO BROW, COLLECTION LASTING PERFECTION CONCEALER AND GOSH PRIME 'N' SET:
I have used MUA pro-brow ever since the first day it was released in the shop, i remember stocking the makeup counters (in my old job) spotting this and rushing to pay for it at the till, i could not contain how excited i was to try this product. Lets say it did not disappoint. This is only my second brow kit because they last so long, and at £3.50, you really get bang for your buck. There are three brow shades, a wax, mini brush and tweezers in this kit. The wax is fabulous at helping to shape your brows and helping the powder to last all day. A real winner from MUA.

Lasting perfection concealer i think scores joint 1st prize with revlon colourstay. The coverage of this concealer is amazing, it hides every single flaw on my face, lasts all day, and blends effortlessly. I have very temperamental skin, and with this concealer sometimes i dont even feel the need for foundation. I cannot even begin to imagine how many of these i have bought over the years, and for £4.19, its a steal. 

Gosh prime 'n' set is a newish discovery for me, however it has managed to make it into this blog post *applause to gosh*. This powder can be used under, alone, or above foundation to help set the powder into place, fill in fine lines and wrinkles and blend imperfections and pores. And for sure it does. I have large pores around my nose and when i have applied this product, my skin looks effortlessly smooth, perfect and glowy. Its brilliant. Great for an oily skin too. 

 MAC BLUSHES, MAC MINERALIZE SKIN FINISH, AND URBAN DECAY PRIMER POTION.
Mac have pulled it out the bag again with the colour ranges available. Mac blushes have the most beautiful pigmentation and lasting power as well as being available in a range of finishes. Mac blushes blend effortlessly and pigmentation is so varied. Fabulous.

Mac mineralize skin finishes one word. SHAMAZEBALLS. I have never seen another product that compares to these; the sheen is outstanding, and used as a highlight is bound to attract compliments. My particular shining star shade is 'soft and gentle', it gives the perfect glow to the skin and wakes up any makeup look (even after pulling all nighters)

Urban decay primer potion is my holy grail product when it comes to eye shadow. I have tried so many eye primers but nothing compares to the classic UDPP, it holds eye shadows all day, pigmentation from the eye shadow is outstanding and allows shadow to blend beautifully,  

LOVE ALPHA MASCARA:
perfect. perfect. perfect. For anyone out there that were not blessed with luscious long thick eyelashes, get this product. This product is a fibre extension mascara, and you can literally make your eyelashes so long they touch your eyebrows. You can build on the length by just applying another coat and setting with the transplanting gel. This product gives you the perfect doll wide eye look and i cannot live without this. 

BENEFIT POREFESSIONAL AND ESTEE LAUDER DOUBLE WEAR FOUNDATION:
Benefit porefessional primer is the prefect face primer for anyone, but especially my oily skin guys and gals out there. You literally need a pea sized amount to do your whole face, it provides the perfect base for foundations and powders. It also helps smooth out any fine lines and pores, a real winner.

Estee lauder double wear is a really good foundation for all the full coverage foundation lovers. I have a little unhealthy obsession for foundation and its safe to say i have tried close to every foundation in the drugstore. This foundation provides a very full coverage with can be sheered out to next to nothing also. This is my weekend foundation as it really gives me an airbrushed look and it fantastic at holding the oil at bay. At £28.50 it is a little pricey but so worth it in my opinion as it lasts for ages.

MAC EYESHADOWS:
Once again i am referring to my mac eye shadows, but i truly believe they are the best eye shadows out there. They are fabulous at blending, the colour range is spectacular, a range of different finishes and great lasting power. Its real bang for your buck too as they last so long. A winner from mac once again.

So what are your all time favourite products? Do you have any of the products mentioned above?

♥xo

My MAC Lipstick Collection

Hello my lovley's

So my plans for today was to pull on a dress, pull my hair up into a bun and sunbathe all day in an attempt to catch some rays... FAIL.
England weather is truly one of a kind.
So i decided to post a blog post instead, after some gruelling work to find some lighting... THANKYOU CLOUDS.

I have twelve MAC lipsticks so far, they give me a little flutter of excitement every time i grab one out of my makeup bag. 

LEFT TO RIGHT
Heavenly Hybrid (Heavenly flowers collection), Viva Glam V, Rebel, Russian Red, Girl about town

LEFT TO RIGHT
Heavenly Hybrid (Heavenly flowers collection), Viva Glam V, Rebel, Russian Red, Girl about town

Heavenly Hybrid - Mid tone berry, with a lustre finish. It is part of the heavenly flowers collection. It is the perfect everyday colour with a light hint of purple undertones. 
Viva Glam V - This is the perfect universal lip colour, it has a lustre finish and looks truly beautiful with any skin tone. It is a peach nude with very small gold flex.
Rebel - Is a deep berry colour with a satin finish. It is so universal, it is a deep berry when applied but if applied lightly can be blended to a mid tone pink. This looks amazing on pale skin.
Russian Red - Is a matte deep red. This is the perfect pin up red. This lipstick has between 4-6 hours wear, but at first i found it very hard to work with, the smallest mistake is so noticeable so a lipstick sealant is a must.
Girl About Town - This lipstick is an amplified finish and gives around 4-6 hours wear. It is a bright hot pink with blue undertones, makes your teeth look crazy white. 

LEFT TO RIGHT
Kelly Yum Yum (Osbournes Collection), Dodgy girl (Osbournes Collection), True Loves Kiss (Maleficent Collection), Lovelorn, Hot Gossip

LEFT TO RIGHT
Kelly Yum Yum (Osbournes Collection), Dodgy girl (Osbournes Collection), True Loves Kiss (Maleficent Collection), Lovelorn, Hot Gossip

Kelly Yum Yum - A bright blue pink with a satin finish, The pigmentation of this lipstick is amazing, it looks fab with a tan and big lashes. One of my favourite pinks. 
Dodgy Girl - A matte lavender with a pink-tinge to it. Everytime i wear this lipstick i get complimented on it. Although it is a matte, it appears more of a satin, the wear of this lipstick is around 5-6 hours.
True Loves KIss - Your standard everyday rosey red, with an amplified finish. I was so excited for this lipstick from this hyped up collection but i did feel very let down. It is a nice lipstick but nothing to rave about.
Lovelorn - Brilliant classic everyday shade. it has a lustre finish and is a true nudey pink. Enough said. 
Hot Gossip - Again another perfect everyday colour. It is a medium pink with very sheer gold flex. I love this lipstick with a coral blush, i feel the two compliment eachother so well. 

LEFT TO RIGHT
Viva Glam Gaga, Viva Glam Gaga 2.


LEFT TO RIGHT
Viva Glam Gaga, Viva Glam Gaga 2.

Viva Glam Gaga - Has a lustre finish as part of the viva glam collection from mac. It is a very cool toned blue pink. It is a take it or leave it pink. The wear time of this lipstick is about 20 minutes -1 hour.
Viva Glam Gaga 2 - This is my least favourite lipstick from my collection. It is a very opaque nude, it is very hard to work with. I find it just washes me out completely. Ive tried glosses, liners etc but nothing works. Any ideas?

So these are the mac lipsticks i have in my collection so far. What are you favourite lipsticks from mac?
what recommendations do you have?

♥xo

A POP of Colour


Ever get bored at night and spontaneously start creating a makeup look?
After a long day with the district nurses, car troubles and dramatic soaps.. i needed to relax to end my week.
So i grabbed my little stool and sat in front of my makeup collection and started to snoop through all the drawers and discover products i had completely forgotten i owned. 
shopping satisfaction without spending the money....perfect!!

So this is what i came up with. A POP of purple and blue to go along with the weather in england right now. is anyone else surprised we managed to get more than two days of sun in a row?



Skin: Benefit porefessional primer 
Collection lasting perfection concealer
Mac studio fix concealer
Estee lauder double wear foundation
GOSH prime'n'set setting powder
mac scuplt powder/ maleficent collection
mac peaches and cream blush/ Osbourne collection
mac soft and gentle mineralized skin finish

Eyes: Urban decay primer potion
mac dazzlelight
mac patina
mac smut
maybelline colour tattoo in turquoise forever
maybelline colour tattoo in endless purple
eyelure 107 lashes

Eyebrows: Mua professional brow kit

Lips: Mac dodgy girl/ Osbourne collection

♥xo

My Mac Neutrals Palette


Hello my lovley's...

So this was is my first blog post. EXCITING!
For the longest time i have wanted to build my own MAC palette
and in April, i finally got my hands on one. CHALLENGE ACCEPTED!
Ive been purchasing shadows for this beauty since April and i plan on filling my palette when i attend IMATS on June 29th... "CONTAINS EXCITEMENT"
I will definitely be posting updates when it is all done, completed and fabulous. 
So lets swatch this bad boy...


                                             
 MY MAC NEUTRAL PALETTE
(Shadows top row- L to R: Dazzlelight, Naked Lunch, Patina, Quarry, Satin Taupe)
(Shadows bottom row- L to R: Trax, Woodwinked, Shale, Mulch, Smut)


LEFT TO RIGHT:
Dazzlelight: A frosty white from the permanent line, this shadow has a frost finish with slight warm undertones. Looks flawless applied in the tear duct to brighten the eye, but can also be blended out to next to nothing leaving a beautiful sheen on the eye. 
Naked Lunch: A frosty warm peachy gold, from the permanent line. This has got to be one of my all time favourites, just naked lunch all over the lid can brighten the eye and looks fabulous. 
Patina: Is a greyish taupe, with a pale gold sheen. Again from the permanent line, looks amazing with brown liner.
Quarry: A matte mauve with pink undertones, is again part of the permanent collection. I love this as a transition colour for any smoky eye. perfect. 
Satin Taupe: A dark taupe with a satin finish, this shadow has very slight purple undertones, This in my opinion will suit any skin type/colour and is truly beautiful.


LEFT TO RIGHT:
Trax: Is a burgundy-red colour with flex of gold and copper, has a velvet finish and again is from the permanent line, however this shadow does have quite a bit off fallout.
Woodwinked: A warm brown with reddish undertones. It has a lustre finish but it has got to be one of the most beautiful sheen's on a shadow ive ever seen. Flawless.
Shale: Is a dirty grey plum. Although it states to have a satin finish it looks more like a frost or veluxe pearl finish. 
Mulch: A very warm brown with bronze shimmer and red undertones. Again is part of the permanent line and has a velvet finish. Blends effortlessly. 
Smut: A grey cool toned charcoal with a hint of brown and burgundy shimmer undertones. Has a velvet finish and looks amazing as a black substitute in smoky eyes. 

So these are the shadows i have spent my hard earnt pennys on so far.
I plan on getting my last five at IMATS before starting on palette number two.
So what do you think?
Do you have a MAC palette? Are you as obsessed as me?

♥xo

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