Beauty, Lifestyle

M.A.C

Last week I went to M.A.C for a makeup demo with college. Plus, we got 35% off for that day and applied for a student card to get discount going forward. I wasn’t planning to buy anything but that didn’t last long.

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The makeup demo was really good. She asked us before we started if there was a look we wanted her to create or any areas that we want her to focus on, so we could gain as much knowledge from the demo as we could. The general look was high fashion and we got to pick different parts of the look and colours we wanted.

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The makeup artist doing the demo was so nice and we all learnt some really good tips for applying makeup to other people. We could ask all the questions we wanted to and what are the most versatile thing to have in our makeup kits. She did the one eye of the look and myself and two other people got to finish the other eye.

I wasn’t planning to buy anything, I was going to be good, but I couldn’t help myself. I bought two Kajal Crayons in white and black, they can be used for eyeshadow or liner, it is a fast-drying product so needs to be used carefully but they are so pigmented I couldn’t resist.

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They were nice enough to give us samples of lots of different things to try, a foundation, primers and glitters. It was a really fun day out and I really feel like I’ve learnt some great tips to use going forward.

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Beauty Bay: Colour Theory!

Beauty Bay released 3 eyeshadow palettes, Origin, Evolve and Identity. They are Vegan and Cruelty-Free. Each palette has 42 shades and they have a huge mirror too.

All the palette’s look beautiful but the one that stands out to me is the Evolve palette. I think the colours are perfect for day and evening looks and will be a great addition to my makeup kit. There is the perfect amount of matt and shimmer shades to create so many stunning looks.

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The palette comes in the cutest packaging, an iridescent plastic case.  The box for the Evolve pallet is Gold with black writing and the palette is a matt black with gold writing. It came with an iridescent card with 10% discount code for me and a friend and stickers. It’s a lovely idea.

The colours blend so well, and the colour payoff is really good. The colours you get for £25.00 you can’t really go wrong. I believe they are all sold out at the moment, but you can sign up to be notified when they are back in stock. The only downside for me was that the palette is so big holding it up to look in hurts my wrist after a while. I really think the Evolve palette is worth it, glad I got my hands on it.

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Blood Sugar Palette!

This palette has been out for a while, it’s part of the Love sick collection that was launched on 10th February 2018. This is the third palette produced by Jeffrey star cosmetics. The theme for this collection is based around hospital and medical supplies. There are 18 shades in this palette, Matte shades, metallic shades and pressed foil colours. This palette sold out really fast and it has been restocked a few times, I finally got my hands on this in June.

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It comes in a bright red box with clasps to open, the case the palette comes in is faux leather. I love how bulky and luxurious the palette feels and looks. It does really feel like a medical briefcase. I don’t have any other palette with any rich red shades in it and I love that its vegan and cruelty free. The colours are so pigmented, a little goes a long way and they blend so well.

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You can purchase this from:

jeffreestarcosmetics.com $52.00

www.beautybay.com £46.00

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Beauty Bay: My Recent Order!

BH Cosmetics – Zodiac 25 Colour Eyeshadow and Highlighter Palette 30g £22.00

I have a soft spot for eyeshadow palettes and loved the fact this was based around Zodiac signs. It is a collection of 24 eyeshadows and 1 highlighter. This Palette is cruelty free and I think is a bargain for so many colours.

Eyeshadow Palette shades are:

  • Capricorn – Olive green and gold duo chrome shimmer, olive matte
  • Sagittarius – Deep emerald with gold undertones, terracotta matte
  • Scorpio – Copper gold shimmer, copper matte
  • Libra – Deep rose gold shimmer, chocolate brown matte
  • Virgo – Champagne rose gold shimmer, dusty pink matte
  • Leo – Pink shimmer with silver undertones, burgundy matte
  • Cancer – Light charcoal shimmer, violet matte
  • Gemini – Silver shimmer, bright lilac matte
  • Taurus – Golden beige shimmer, deep wine matte
  • Aries – Deep teal ocean shimmer, black matte
  • Pisces – Golden champagne shimmer, deep rosy brown matte
  • Aquarius – Bright gold and peach duo chrome, dusty peach matte
  • Pale gold highlighter

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Wet n Wild – Mega Clear Mascara Clear £3.00

I have been meaning to buy a clear mascara for a while now. I wanted to use it for my stray eyebrow hairs to put on before bed to try and stop them from sticking up.

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Mario Badescu – Facial Spray with Aloe Herbs and Rosewater 236ml £11.00

This is a refreshing and hydrating mist. I ran out so needed to buy some more. I use it before my moisturiser and it makes my skin feel so fresh/ hydrated throughout the day.

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Lilly Lashes – Fabu-Lash Curler Rose Gold £16.00

I needed a new eyelash curler, so I bought a nice one, the cheap one I bought broke within a month. So, thought I would invest in a decent one.

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Beautyblender – Chill £17.00

Everyone raved about beauty blenders so thought I would buy one and see what all the fuss was about. I use it every day now and I love it. So glad I gave it a go.

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My Everyday Makeup Routine!

I thought I would take you through my current everyday makeup routine step by step.

Firstly, I always spray my face with ‘Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe Herbs and Rosewater’, it’s really hydrating and makes my skin feel fresh. Then I moisturise my face with Garnier Moisture Bomb. I don’t use any primers, I used to but I don’t feel like they made any difference to how my makeup looked, so didn’t see the point.

I have dark circles under my eyes, so I use a Barry M colour corrector It’s a very bright orangey red so I apply a green colour corrector from ‘Collection’ over the top to help blend the colour out. This is what works for me anyway.

I’ve been using Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Foundation in shade 010 and I really like it. I think it covers any blemishes really well, it blends really well and feels light on the skin. I use a beauty blender to apply and obviously blend.

After my foundation, I use ‘Urban Decay Naked Concealer’ in shade fair under my eyes and then on any blemishes on my face. Sometimes I apply it to my forehead and chin if the mood strikes.

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I use ‘Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Transparent Power’ to set my foundation and concealer to keep it in place all day.

Next, I fill in my eyebrows, how I do my eyebrows does depend how much time I have as well. I use a few different things and do like to mix it up a bit. Now I’m using ‘Benefit Goof Proof eyebrow pencil’ to outline my natural brows and then I use ‘Anastasia Beverly Hill Brow Pomade’ to fill in any missing patches and darken my eyebrows. I do like them quite defined and dark.

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This is another one where it depends how much time I have, with my everyday makeup sometimes I wear eyeshadow sometimes I don’t. For a more natural look I use ‘Life’s a drag palette’, it’s very natural and gives a little pop of colour.

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I use Soap and Glory Bronzer and I have for years, well as long as I can remember. It’s a great everyday bronzer and I like it.

Mascara is the final step to my everyday makeup routine and that’s me done. I’m using ‘Bad gal Bang!’ from Benefit.

If you want to purchase any of the produce, I will lest them below:

Beauty Bay

  • Facial Spray With Aloe Herbs And Rosewater – £11 (depends on size)
  • Anastasia Beverly Hill Eyebrow Pomade £19.00

Boots

  • Garnier Moisture Bomb Day Cream £7.99
  • Barry M Colour Corrector £4.49
  • Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Foundation £32
  • Goof Proof Eyebrow Pencil £20.50

Superdug

  • Collection Green Colour Correction £3.99

Urban Decay

  • Naked Skin Concealer £19.50
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July Favourites:

  1. Too Faced: Milk Chocolate Soleil (Light/Medium Matte Bronzer)

Firstly, it smells so good, almost too good to put on my face. I’m sure you can tell by the name of this bronzer it smells like chocolate. It’s the perfect colour for my skin tone and is buildable if I’ve got a bit of a tan.

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  1. L’Oreal Pure Clay: Purity Mask

I came across this on offer and thought I would give It a go because my skin has been breaking out recently and other facemasks I’ve tried haven’t helped. I do have sensitive skin and it usually goes red after a mask but not with this. I could feel it working on my face and my skin feels so smooth after. My breakout has calmed down and skin is looking better.

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  1. Lunar Beauty: Life’s a Drag eyeshadow palette

I am obsessed with this eyeshadow palette and have been since I bought it. It’s got the perfect mix of colours to create so many different looks. The packaging for the palette is so pretty and you can see a lot of thought went into creating it. The colours all blend so well and so pigmented you don’t need to use much at all.

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  1. Lancome Custom Drop Liquid Highlighters: Champagne Glow

I tried this before mixed into a foundation sample I tried, and I loved the subtle glow it gave me. I have been meaning to get this for a while. You can use It as a highlighter if you want but I always mix a drop into my foundation and I think it just gives my skin that extra something.

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  1. Kat Von D: Shade + Light face Contour Palette

This has always been such a hyped-up palette, but I was never one for contour so didn’t bother getting it. I decided to learn how to contour and so many people recommended this. I have to say it was worth every penny. I am so impressed, a little goes a long way and it’s so easy to blend, which is very important for me in case I use too much. This has been a favourite of mine since I purchased it. I love how easy this contour palette is to blend and build.

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