Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Pink Me Up!

Read more for tutorial and product listings  :)

Thursday, 30 August 2012

MAC Coppering

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Hi guys! So sorry for not posting recently, been mad hectic working, but i especially made sure to do this today..hope you like it! Full step-by-step folows :)

Friday, 24 August 2012

Monday, 20 August 2012

Look of the Day #2

Was giving MAC's Up the Amp some overdue love today for work!

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~ Shez ~

Sunday, 12 August 2012

MUA Bronzed Perfection - Review

A review of one of the latest additions to the MUA makeup range - the biggest sized matte bronzer available in drugstore/high street

Color Pop!

A simple wash of color with slight crease definition paired with a blue lined eye for a pop of brightness...

Neutral Day Look

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A neutral pin-up type of look - great to pair with a bold look. Step by step pics follow...

Saturday, 11 August 2012

Beauty Tip of the Day #17

Give your lipstick a matte metallic look by dabbing on a little gold eyeshadow on your lips. Apply just to the centre of lips for a plumping and 3D effect.

~ Shez ~

Black n White 60's Cut Crease

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A traditional 60s look with a very obvious cut crease.  Look would be totally complete with some false lashes but my eyes were really sensitive tonight!

Most Awaited - MAC Marilyn Monroe Collection!

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Everybody knows Marilyn Monroe! She is the biggest icon even today and her signature makeup is still a current on trend look that has never dated!

The mystery around her color choices and techniques has forever intrigued makeup artists around the world for that flawless pin-up look...

MAC have attributed a collection to Marilyn Monroe - The Marilyn Monroe Collection!

Friday, 10 August 2012

Silver and Pink Eyes

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An eyeshadow look using the complimentary color combo of silver and pink..steps follow

Beauty Tip of the Day #16

Avoid a glitter bomb mess and flyaway when applying loose glitter to your eyes.  Take some clear mascara on the back of your hand/palette and mix with the glitter.  Then use the mixture of clear mascara and glitter with a synthetic flat brush and apply to the eye.  It sticks to the eye really easily and you don't have problems with fallout and having glitter transfer to the crease, lower lashline or anywhere else you do not want it to go!

~ Shez ~ 

Thursday, 9 August 2012

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Beauty Tip of the Day #15

If you don't want to spend a mini fortune on many mascaras but want different effects on your lashes, try this tip.

Get disposable mascara wands in a variety of shapes and sizes and use these to apply your single mascara. The difference in brushes will give you a different looking result each time!

~ Shez ~

Saturday, 4 August 2012

YSL - Le Teint Touche Eclat - Foundation Review

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The YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat foundation has been long awaitted in the beauty industry and been in the making for over 10 years!!

Offer of the Week! MUA Discount Code....

MUA have a fantastic offer of 25% off all orders (£10 minimum) with free shipping WORLDWIDE! Wohoo... This is amazing for the beauties in the USA who always pay higher shipping fees.

The code is MUA25 to be entered at checkout. This could not be at a better time with their new products being added to the range, especially the much awaited matte bronzer!

My order is on it's way and I will be swatching, reviewing and creating looks for you all soon as the postie comes! :)

Don't miss this one! Order at www.muastore.co.uk

~ Shez ~

Thursday, 2 August 2012

MAC Naked Eyes...

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A requested shimmer neutral look using the beautiful Naked pigment by MAC.. step by step pics follow...

Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Beauty Tip of the Day #14

A great image to illustrate what to shade and highlight for maximum face definition! :)

~ Shez ~

MAC Paradisco Coral Eyes

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My look for the day using MAC Paradisco eyeshadow..

Saturday, 28 July 2012

Beauty Tip of the Day #13

Eyeliner application techniques...

~ Shez ~

Illamasqua Mini Lipstick Haul

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I <3 Illamasqua as a brand, its the most edgiest out there! Currently, they have a crazy cheap sale on and I didn not want to miss out :)

I picked up these two bold colored lippies for less than half price!

Thursday, 26 July 2012

Beauty Tip of the Day #12

 If you have a cheap eye kohl pencil in your makeup collection which you never use because its too hard, scratchy and has no color pay-off, here's a great tip!

Get a lighter and quickly just put the lead of your eye pencil in and out the flame.  Don't hold it in it for seconds, just straight in and out the lighter flame.

This will make your eye kohl beautifully smooth to apply, great color pay-off and also removes the bacteria from the pencil - RESULT! :)

~ Shez ~ 

Beauty Tip of the Day #11

If you are confused about what color of eyeshadow will suit you - do a look with brown eyeshadows!

Neutral, earthy tone shades suit all eye colors!

~ Shez ~ 

MAC Club Eyeshadow

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I have had a few emails about how to use Club eyeshadow.  It is a duo-chrome shadow which catches the light giving off several colors, making it a little confusing for some - here's a look I did using this unique shade...

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Beauty Tip of the Day #10

When blending eyeshadows, use a totally clean crease/blending brush.  If you use a brush which already has eyeshadow, the blending will be muddy and it will do more smudging than blending.

Using a clean brush to blend will make it easier to belnd and give you a beautiful professional finish.

~ Shez ~

Clarins Instant Eye Make-Up Remover - Review

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Having sensitive eyes means I am always on the look out for an eye makeup remover that will remove all traces of eye makeup without irritating my eyes.
Clarins Instant Eye Make-Up Remover is the priciest eye make-up remover I have tried.

Red Hot Lips!

Finding the perfect red lipstick can be a bit daunting as reds can be scary enough to wear as it is for some of us so finding the red for you = half the battle won!

I've picked out a selection of red lipsticks of a variety of tones to help you find the one for you...

Monday, 23 July 2012

Beauty Tip of the Day #9

When doing bright colored eyeshadow looks, add just a tiny bit of a warm mid-toned brown eyeshadow or your matt bronzer, lightly into your crease, so the brown peeps through the color a little.

This warms up the look and makes brights more wearable as it ties in the look together

~ Shez ~ 

Cranberry Eyes...

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Another look featuring Cranberry by MAC.  I love this color! It's a great way of wearing color in a muted, more wearable way.. Keep reading for step-by-step pics...

Sunday, 22 July 2012

Beauty Tip of the Day #8

When contouring your cheekbones with a powder, use a slightly pointed brush or a dense brush like the MAC 109 and start from next to the ear going down the cheekbone.  Go in small circular motions, avoiding a straight line down your face.  The circular motions, will blend the contour powder in to look like an actual shadow and give you definition rather than just a stripe!

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Also, less is more, start with a little product and gradually add more if needed.  Always better than using too much and then struggling to blend it out...

~ Shez ~ 

Contour and Highlight Duo - Review

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I still haven't got round to buying the Make Up For Ever Sculpting Kit but found this similar looking product on Ebay and decided to check it out...

Saturday, 21 July 2012

MUA Every Lash Volume & Lengthening Mascara - Review

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MUA are the best makeup brand out there for great quality products for a very affordable price tag!

One of the latest offerings they have are a brand new mascara, promising volume and lengthening and they have got a win yet again.. See inside for pics...

Friday, 20 July 2012

Grey n White with Purple

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I created this eye using matte white, grey and black eyeshadows with a hint of purple by adding color to the crease.  A great evening/prom look. Step by step pictures follow...

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Marks & Spencer - Limited Collection - Bronzer Review

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I absolutely LOVE to contour and feel it truely lifts and accentuates the shape of your face.  So, I am always on the lookout for contour powders.  Drugstores still need to catch on with the matte contour powder/bronzer concept as apart from Sleek Face Contour Kit all seem to have shimmer in them!

Shimmer does not contour as the glitter in it does anything but create a shadow. Marks & Spencer have a bronzer which is matte in their Limited Collection which I snapped up to try.

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

GIVEAWAY! (Now Closed)

** Giveaway now closed! The winner was Fatima - Congrats - Private msg sent to you, please mail back with your postal address ** 

Hi guys! I am doing my first giveaway! :D

I'll be giving away a MAC Smoulder, Chatterbox lipstick, Photorealism Quad and a 217SE brush. All products are brand new except the Photorealism Quad which has been used only twice.

To give yourself a chance of winning, all you need to do is be a follower of my blog.. Those who already are, you'r already in :)

Winner will be announced on August 3rd and I'll ship worldwide..

Just my way of welcoming you to my blogging world and saying thank you! :)

~ Shez ~

Embryolisse Baume Riche - Review

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Dry, irritated and sensitive skin is one of the worst things for me personally as I feel its something that makeup can not even cover sufficiently and sets back from receiving that flawless finish.

Recent problems with my skin left me searching for a moisturiser that would cut it and would revert my skin back to hydration!

I finally decided to go with the Embryolisse Baume Riche

Illamasqua Skin Base Foundation - 01 - Review

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We all have that foundation or two that are lurking in our makeup collection which we love the formula of but the colour is too dark and not flattering at all. I have tried many over time and have quite a few which were a waste of money as I couldnt wear them without looking orange like an Oompa Loompa!

So, I decided to invest in the Illamasqua Skin Base in the lightest White shade, 01 and all my problems were solved! :)

Monday, 16 July 2012

Soft Greens

Here is a tutorial using the Photorealism Quad by MAC. Its a great way to add some colour without being too full on. This quad was limited edition with green shades and one shadow which was a dupe for MAC Blue Green pigment...See how to do this look...

Marine Eyes

A Blue, green, purple, black, white eyeshadow look... all the watery/fishy colors i could think of, lol... Do give it a try, a very flattering look for those statement eyes :)

Friday, 13 July 2012

Day Smokey Eyes to Bronze Glitter for Night

We all have those days where we have somewhere to go during the evening/night and being busy at work all day means we don't have much time to do our makeup as nice as we would like for our special event..boohoo!

So, here's is a tutorial for a simple brown smokey eyes and changes made to the same look with glitter added to glam it up for that night out! :)

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Candy Eyes

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A pink and purple eye for the daring ones out there ;)

I used a Sleek Makeup Purple eyeshadow which was IMPOSSIBLE to blend *soo not happy** so plz excuse the imperfect blending at the inner corner of eye.  Still decided to post it though since I spent time doing it, lol....

Overlook the blending and enjoy the look - it was the eyeshadow's fault,  honest ;)