Fashion & Beauty

New Life Changing Eye Makeup

I mentioned in my New Year’s Resolutions post that I was going to look after myself better and one of the things I wanted to work on was my appearance. I often have a tendency to wash and go without taking the time to blow dry my hair or apply makeup. Since I received my Naked eye palette from Andy at Christmas, I have found a new found enthusiasm for trying to look my best.

eye-palette-makeup

I am starting to make time in the mornings to make myself look presentable and today I thought I would share the products I have been using on my eyes:

  • The original Naked eye palette – mostly a combination of these three shades (Virgin, Sidecar and Darkhorse).
  • Charlotte Tilbury Life Changing Lashes eyelash curler in Rose Gold – beautiful and worth every penny so far.
  • Urban Decay Perversion eyeliner pen – stays place ALL DAY. Can be hard to remove, especially if you smudge your line when applying it in the morning but great it you get it right!
  • Maybelline Lash Sensational Luscious Mascara – very volumising, a great true black colour but my lashes can get clumpy when applying it. I think this is because of the bristles on the wand so I probably won’t repurchase it when it is finished.

Have you tried any of these eye makeup products and would you recommend them? I would say my Naked eye palette and the Life Changing eyelash curler are my favourites. Bx

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Christmas Party Makeup – Blogmas Day 13

For my work Christmas party on Saturday, I really wanted to take a full-length picture (or two) for an OOTD post. Unfortunately, as is the way as a mum of two, I was rushing out of the door already late. I did manage to get a picture of my makeup and top half of my dress so I will share these with you first.

xmas-party-makeup

I’ve had to buy lots of new makeup recently as Annabelle has managed to ruin my favourite ones 😦 It has been very expensive so I have put them completely out of reach. She does ask me every day if we can play with them and I feel mean saying, ‘Maybe later’, knowing full well that later will never come but the cheeky monkey knows her stuff. She doesn’t like the cheaper makeup no matter how pretty the packaging!

So on my face, I had Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation in 2N1 Desert Beige. This can sometimes make me look slightly pale so I add a touch of warmth with Nars Bronzer in the shade Laguna (not pictured). I used Bourjois Radiance Concealer in 02 Beige to hide my under eye circles (also not pictured).

xmas-party-dress

For my eyes, I used a smoky eye palette from MAC which isn’t available anymore but this one is pretty similar. The eyeliner in the top picture is Urban Decay’s Perversion. I will admit that I didn’t really like it at first. It was hard to apply and difficult to take off even with a makeup remover designed for waterproof mascaras. I have grown to like it but find that the nib isn’t as smooth as I would like. I curled my lashes with the Charlotte Tilbury eyelash curler in rose gold. I can’t tell you how much I love these! I read a review online which said they were really flimsy and it nearly put me off buying them. I can see how they might have come to that conclusion as the rubber is quite spongey. It is definitely sturdy enough for me and equal favourite to my trusty old Shu Uemura’s. I then coated my lashes with Maybelline Lash Sensational. This is not my preferred mascara. That would be The Falsies by the same brand.

Finally, I used Nars Blusher in the shade Orgasm, their Illuminator in Copacabana and Dior Hydra-Gel lipstick. I can’t remember the shade but I think it was True 722.

I will try to recreate the look when I am off work on Thursday an post an OOTD with my dress and sparkly shoes. What are you wearing to your Christmas party? Bx