Sunday, 28 April 2013

My Celebrity Inspirations

Hey Guys,

There are a lot of celebrities whose looks I love and take inspiration from. Since I have never talked about who inspires me I thought I would do a quick blog post of who and why!

Emma Watson
Considering she has been well known for a long time now, she has just recently come to my attention. I have always liked her, but after appearance in 'The Perks of being a Wallflower' (my now all time favourite movie) I love her! I She has such a natural beauty that I absolutely love. She doesn't wear tones of brightly coloured makeup and I think it looks very natural and refreshing.

Miley Cyrus
I don't necessarily love her as an singer but I do love her style. Makeup wise, I always love her eye makeup. Her bold lashes are definitely something I love. I also really like the peachy coral shades of blush she tends to use. Another thing I loved about her was her hair! I do think her new haircut suits her, but I'm not going to lie, I miss her old hair! I love her fashion sense as well, she has quite a punk/hipster look that I really like.

Emma Stone
She is my favourite actress. She has the most amazing shaped eyes and I love the way she accentuates them with dark liner. She often has a pink or nude lipstick on and a smokey eye.

Cara Delevinge
She has definitely been the all the rage on Tumblr recently and her pictures are constantly popping up, so it is hard not to fall in love with her. Bold eyebrows, killer cheekbones and earthy toned makeup. She is another natural beauty. Her clothing, although quite casual, always looks super nice!

And finally here are a few pictures of YouTube gurus who are probably the most inspiring to me.

So those are some of my favourite makeup photos of my celebrity inspirations. I tag everyone to let me know who your celebrity inspirations are!

Saturday, 27 April 2013

April Wishlist

1. Mac - 187 Stippling Brush
I've wanted this brush for a wee while now. I think I first saw it on a Youtube tutorial an age ago and immediately fell in love. It wasn't until recently when I stayed at my friends house and tried her one that I knew I had to have it. It blends really well and evenly and I love it.

2. Mac - Land Danger (Matte)
I was window shopping at the Mac counter with my friend Hanna when I came across this baby. I was seriously deliberating between this one and the Coral Bliss. I did end up going for Coral Bliss - did I make the right choice? I don't know. It was really opaque and creamy and I love the matte finish. 

3. Napoleon Pedris - Advanced Mineral Foundation
I also tried this one when I was staying at my friends house. It has really nice coverage. It wasn't matte which is what I am usually drawn to but it has a really natural subtly dewy finish. Instantly I added it to my want list.

4. Nars - Light Reflecting Finishing Powder
I haven't tested this one but I have heard some stella reviews about it. I have been looking for a good finishing powder for a while now and everywhere I looked this one was getting brilliant reviews. Say no more, it is definitely up there with things I want.

5. Real Techniques - Buffing Brush
This brush was made by makeup guru Pixiewoo. I have seen it used by so many makeup gurus and it looks amazing. I know this is similar to the mac 187 in terms of thing to want but I just couldn't decide which one I wanted most. So I decided you can never want to many makeup brushes.

Friday, 5 April 2013

Rimmel Makeup Haul and Review

I won a $250 Rimmel Prize pack from a "Rimmel London Model Search" that a participated in so I thought I would share with you the goods :)
It arrived in the super cute makeup bag. Since I am a bit of a Union Jack addict at the moment this was a big win in my books.

Shade #10 Rossetto
It is a pinky red shade and very pigmented. I found that applying two coats gave a very strong colour. I personally am not a big fan of the colour because the red is too pink, I prefer a deeper red. I have only worn this once when i was testing it but as far as I could tell it was reasonably long lasting and had only come of a little on the inside of my mouth after dinner.
Shade #640 All Day Seduction
It is quite a natural colour with a coral pink pigmentation. I really like this gloss and colour, for me it lasted roughly 4 hours before it came off after eating. It is really pigmented. I really like the applicator, it is easy to use and good for getting into small areas. It is not tacky at all.
Shade #301 Addictive
This is a magenta sort of pink. It is very glossy and pigmented. Again, I am not a big fan of this colour, but that is just me. For me I find that the applicator is too large so it makes it a tad messier to apply, however some people may like this since it is faster. It is not tacky at all.

Shade #010 Ivory
Very good under-eye concealer and highlighter. True to its word, I found that it does adapt to my skin tone. I'm not a fan of the applicator. I find that the brush wastes product and I prefer blending with my finger. I apply four generous blobs under my eye and dab it in with my finger. Although I do not have very dark circles under my eyes, this did effectively remove them. I also liked how it did not over highlight my eyes and looked really natural. Hide The Blemish Concealer [4.5g]
Shade #001 Ivory
This is a fairly average product in my opinion. I bought it in shade ivory and I found that it was too pale for my skin. I haven't tried it as an under eye concealer but when I try applying it under my foundation it just rubs off and doesn't conceal my blemishes. Luckily I have fairly good skin so when I do apply it lightly over my foundation it does an okay job. On the plus side I love the easy application. It comes in lipstick like packaging and it nice and easy to apply.

Shade #100 Ivory
Unfortunately I didn't get the right shade for my skin. In the bottle it has too much of a yellow undertone for me as I have more of a pink undertone. However I apply it lightly over cleansed and moisturized skin and it blends in really well. I would not suggest it for people who have a lot of acne because it's got a light to medium coverage. It makes your face look really fresh and is only slightly dewy. I prefer this because I don't like really dewy skin as I think it makes you look oily.It feels really light on your skin and is an overall good product.BB Cream [30ml]
Shade Light
I have tried this shade in both medium and light and I do find that these shades are quite dark, so I wouldn't imagine it suiting someone with incredibly pale skin. However for me the shade 'light' matches my skin perfectly. I really like this product. I apply it to clean and unmoisturized skin and it spreads nice and evenly. I do not have oily or dry skin and I find that this motorizes it nicely without making my skin look oily. It lasted all day and I think it made my skin look very flawless. I still use concealer over any major blemishes.

Shade #001 Light
This blusher has three shades in the one pallet. A really pale corral salmon pink, a brown pink and a red corral pink. I found that this was not very pigmented. For me I liked that as I can apply a few layers and get a very subtle natural flush, however it got annoying when I wanted a stronger colour and this just wasn't pigmented enough. I found that it was really annoying, if you wanted to use just one of the colours, to get only that on your brush as each colour is fairly small. However it is good if you want to blend all the colours onto the one brush. I also found that the packaging is quite flimsy.

Shade #001 Smokey Noir
To be honest I don't really wear eyeshadow so I don't have a lot to compare this to. It has four colours a pale silvery grey, dark silvery grey, dark grey and black. All four colours are very shimmery and blend well. It's quite pigmented but I would give it a couple of coats to get a really strong colour. I don't like the applicator sponge at all so I would recommend using your own brush. I used the Mac 224.Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal Eyeliner [1.2g]
Shade #001 Black
I love, love, love this product. This surprised me a lot as I am not a fan of pencil eyeliners. I found this really creamy, smooth and easy to apply. It looks neat even if you do a rubbish job and is super pigmented. It doesn't smudge, is waterproof, and although I don't usually wear black in my waterline I did test it and it stayed in the waterline for quite a long time. Will definitely get this again.

Shade #170 Lively Lilac
This nails polish is really opaque and fast drying. It is a very pretty lilac colour, very similar to the picture. It has a slight grey undertone and I think it compliments my skin tone nicely. I applied two coats and it looked nice, smooth and was easy to apply. It lasted me 3-4 days without any major chipping.