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Soft neutral make up

Yesterday I had a rubbish day and accidentally may have treated myself to a little bit of mac for the first time in ages.

Enter MSF in ‘adored’ and lipstick in ‘angel’


Angel is a classic soft peachy nude and adored is a gorgeous coral and gold shimmer.

Today we went out for lunch so I obviously had to have a play with both of my new toys….


Here is the finished product and the items used to create it.


No 7 tinted moisturiser.
Bourjois bronzing primer
Look blush in Flirt
Mac MSF in Adored
Mac Paint Pot in Vintage Selection
MUA pallette in Undress me
L’oreal Superliner in Carbon Black
Maybelline Falsies Flares
Mac Lipstick in Angel
Mac Lipgloss in Glamoursun

And the Instagrammed after shot of me in my glasses…. Not a hipster just blind…

I loved this look and it almost survived the gym….
Do you own Adored or Angel? What are your Mac must haves?


Fashionista Custom Pallets

A while ago I wrote a post showing my evening make up for a dinner out and featured my Fashionista pallets.

I didn’t realised until the other week that Fashionista were a brand run by Superdrug themselves as it comes across quite edgy and inline with more expensive brands.

The premise of the brand is based on the eyeshadows and blushes which come in individual cases or can be easily popped out and put into their pallets making them totally customisable.

You buy the pallet and then add 4 shades of your choosing. The range of shades is huge adding up to 13 million combinations apparently.

When I bought them the shades were £4 each and you could fill a pallet for £10 I think. Now the pallets are only £2 each and so are the colours. You can buy them here… (link)

Anyway here are my pallets. I’m a bit OCD so my pallets had to be all blush or all eyeshadow.

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I love the ltd edition PPQ leopard print pallet. I wanted a neutral pallet specifically as most of my eye colours are brights or pastels.

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Nude is a creamy beige matt shade, ideal for a base colour.
Earth Star is mid tone copper colour – very similar to Mac Woodwinked.
Subtle Glamour is a cooler darker shimmery brown.
Nude Glimmer is my go to cant really be bothered with make up shade! It’s a shimmery nude, great with winged liner and a bright lip.

Here are some swatches.

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And a little look created with them.

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Now for the blushes.

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Juicy Apricot is a lovely shimmery coral, not too shiny and gives a lovely healthy flush.
London erm also a shimmery coral….bit shinier but not a lot different!
Butterscotch is a matt mid tone bronzer shade. You could contour with this if you felt so inclined.
Rose Glow is a matt pink, looks scary in the pan, healthy on the cheeks!
Any of the photos of my face on this blog I am wearing one or other of theses colours!

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Overall the quality of these products is excellent. They last well as perform comparably to some of my high end products. The convenience of the pallets is brilliant for holidays and the shade range is huge.

Definitely worth a few pounds in my opinion. I did buy these myself and use them very regularly.

What do you think? Do you fancy making your own pallet?

Facing the evening

This is the make up I wore for my Dad’s birthday last week.
As my outfit was fairly bright I opted for a neutral look with a sheer bright lip.

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Products used.

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MUA undress your skin foundation in porcelain, I bought this far too light for me so I tested it mixed with the Bourjois bronzing BB cream which made it perfect. I blended them together with my Real Techniques Expert Face Brush, them buffed in Collection loose powder.

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Blusher in Juicy Apricot by Fashionista
Then topped with MUA Undress Your Skin highlighter.
Eyes also by Fashionista.

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Followed with some L’oreal Superliner in Carbon Black and then Rimmel Scandaleyes Flex in Black.

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I got conned into this mascara in a deal at Superdrug and to begin with I wasn’t sure. I’m a massive fan of Maybelline Falsies Flares but actually this has grown on me, mainly based on the photo above!

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Lips Revlon Lip Butter in Juicy Papaya.

Bourjois Bronzing Primer and Bronzing BB cream

So this post is fairly scary as it involves my naked face, cue breathing into a paper bag….anyway here goes….

Bourjois have just released a couple of new bronzing products which I was very interested in. I bought them in Boots where they are currently a couple of pounds off.

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First up is the bronzing primer which is a fairly scary dark looking matte tan colour. Can be used for contouring I’d imagine or just to warm your whole face.

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Also in the range is the bronzing BB cream. Claims to bronze and conceal blemishes in one. As the aforementioned overnight shifts have rendered me paler than Caspar I decided to try them this weekend.
First off I applied the BB cream over my normal make up base. I used the Real Techniques Expert Face Brush with a tiny tiny amount to avoid the scary orange face look.

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This was the amount I used for my entire face. I blended it out a lot. As such it didn’t offer much coverage but to be honest I wasn’t really looking for that.
So on the left is naked face, on the right after the BB cream.

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I then buffed on a small amount of the bronzing primer

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Subtle right?
I think powdered over the whole lot and added blusher and the rest of my make up.

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Can we all just say a quick hallelujah for eyeliner and mascara….
Overalls I was pleased with the results, you could add more product to make the effect darker apparently. If I ever get a tan I will try this out.
I’m not sure how this would work on much darker skins and in terms of coverage it’s pretty minimal. Both products lasted well and I will use them again.

Lust list

Payday seems quite a way a way at the moment so I’m whiling away the hours thinking of things I want to buy.
First off this piece of arm candy from eBay. I love my rosé gold Michael Kors watch and think they’d look good together.

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These awesome jungle print trousers from H & M

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Probably all the Game of Thrones stuff on Etsy but particularly this

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A poster of all my Instagram pictures (well the good ones that aren’t of my dinner) like this one from firebox

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I keep seeing swatches of this illamasqua polish and I think I need it!

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I will also be buying this set of real techniques brushes as I keep visiting them in Boots.

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Finally I think I may have to admit shamefacedly to wanting Red by Taylor Swift

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All together now ‘trouble, trouble, trouble……’ It’s not quite ‘Call me maybe’ but it’s close….
What are you lusting after…?

Revlon lip butters – new shades and swatches

So we all love a good lip butter right? I’m sure you have all read about their brilliant half gloss half lipstick formula but did you notice that a couple of sneaky new shades have appeared in the shops for Spring?
Being the eagle eyed cosmetic shopper that I am they hadn’t escaped me. On Saturday I went on a girly shopping trip which culminated in a trip round Superdrug (flashbacks of being 16 and giggly excursions checking out Rimmel’s Heather Shimmer lipstick)
So it turns out the lip butters are currently £2 off in Superdrug and I couldn’t resist. The 2 new shades are Wild Watermelon, a zingy pinky red and Juicy Papaya, a soft peachy orange. Both perfect for adding some spring to your step….(sorry!)

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Wild Watermelon

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Juicy Papaya
So onto the swatches. I thought I’d show you the rest of my collection. Shades I own are Strawberry Shortcake, Sweet Tart, Raspberry Pie.

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From the top Strawberry Shortcake, Sweet Tart, Raspberry Pie, Wild Watermelon, Juicy Papaya.

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