Monday, 30 March 2015

YSL Touche Eclat Radiant Touch 1

The ever so talked about, YSL Touche Eclat illuminator has finally reached its way into my makeup bag. At £25, its not at all cheap. Especially for a illuminating pen, these don't tend to last very long at all. I've been trying mine out for the past month or so and here is my verdict.

The packaging is just amazing, the gold tube is so stunning and looks gorgeous in my collection. I picked up the shade 1 (as i wanted serious brightness) and by clicking the bottom of the tube, the seriously, pink toned product comes out the end of the brush. Maybe i should have chosen a different shade, as shade 1 is rediciously pink toned... But luckily, once blended, it really does leave my under eyes looking seriously bright and instantly awake! I use the amazing Zoeva 110 Face Shape Brush which is the perfect shape for buffing concealer under the eyes! It feels so light under the eyes, doesn't cake up like a lot of concealer's do on me, and it blends like a dream. With no sparkly shimmers or any glitter's, it really leaves the skin looking healthy and naturally glowy. It's so radiant looking and doesn't crease on me at all.

If your expecting a high coverage concealer, then this is so not for you. This product, most definetly is a HIGHLIGHTER, and whilst it does still almost cover under eye circles, and banishes most redness, the tiny light reflecting particles in this product will emphasize any of those flaws. However, when worn on top of your normal concealer, Touche Eclat will leave you looking seriously glowy and bring lots of light to the under eyes. I definetly LOVE this product, all though i need to get a shade that suits me more!

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

A Few Little NARS Purchases

Corfu single eyeshadow by NARS has been on my wishlist and i finally look the plunge and purchased it. £18 for a single eyeshadow is definetly a splurge, but Corfu is a stunning shade. It's a cream shadow and is described as a shimmering taupe. I've only tried this shadow for the first time yesterday, and although its a beautiful shade, its not as pigmented as i expected it to be. It does give a lovely, small wash of colour, but i was expecting a bit more. As its sooooo creamy, it doesnt build up too well either, it just kinda slides around.. and creases a hell of a lot. So you 100% have to add a normal shadow on top to keep Corfu in place.

After falling in love with NARS lip glosses, i decided to pick up a travel size version of the famous shade - Deep Throat. As most NARS glosses, Deep Throat doesn't really have a scent, which i like. These glosses give just a sheer wash of colour, but feel so light and hydrating on the lips. The peachy pink shade will probably be a favourite of mine this summer!

I wanted to try another one of their pencils, so i went for a Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil in the shade Club Mix. It's described as a sheer grape shade, but i wouldnt really say sheer! This pencil has so much pigmentation, and lives up to its name - Velvet Gloss. This lip pencil glides on like a dream and is the most gorgeous, brown/purple shade. I dont find this to last toooooo long on the lips, although when it does fade, it leaves a gorgeous plum tint to the lips. LOVE this pencil!

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Saturday, 21 March 2015

What I've Been Loving This Week

My Studio Sculpt foundation from MAC has been a favourite of mine for a few weeks now. Its great for long days, and i love the gel formula. I've never tried anything like this foundation, and i love the satin finish it leaves my skin looking. It's super long lasting, which i love, and although it does cling to dry patches, its fine if i apply lots of moisturizer before. I've been reaching for my NARS Laguna so much more recently after completely running out of my Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess. Laguna may not be my favourite bronzer in the world, but it is an amazing one! I can see why so many people love this shade. The YSL Forever Youth Liberator serum is something ive been using alot recently. I apply this after ive removed all my makeup and i wake up in the morning with silky smooth skin. This serum definetly leaves my skin radiant and more luminous. I've noticed a small difference in the blemishes on my cheeks too - they seem to be fading. This stuff may be pricey, but it works wonders. The NARS lipgloss in Oasis has been a favourite of mine too. After becomming seriously obsessed with the Urban Decay Limited Edition gloss in Sesso (from the On The Run palette) i wanted to find something similar. I love the natural medium pink shade this gloss gives and it lasts hours on the lips. It's not too sticky and has no scent which i like. After doing my full face of makeup, i love to spritz MAC Fix + all over to add a more dewy, healthy look to my skin. It also gets rid of any cakeyness on the face from powders and im obsessed!

Thursday, 19 March 2015

Whats In My Muji Drawers?! #1

My first drawer is pretty bright and fun, and is one of my favourites. It contains my gorgeous Benefit boxed blush collection. I love Benefit's quirky and girly packaging, it really stands out, and their blushes are amazing. My favourites have to be Dallas and Bella Bamba! You may notice i have two of Sugarbomb, as i was gifted another recently. Next too the lovely Benefit blushes, are some of my favourite NARS blushes. There are 6 in this drawer (stacked 2 at a time) and my favourites in this drawer have to be the gorgeous Taj Mahal, which is definetly going to be my summer fave i think! I love Outlaw and Sin too, they are reached for alot!

And then at the bottom of this drawer is two of my favourite Too Faced Melted liquid lipsticks in the shade Melted Fuscia and Melted Berry. Melted Berry was seriously reached for this winter, its been one of my favourite lip products and i just use my finger to dab a small amount onto my lips to give a berry tint. I also have my NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in the shade Bahama. Its a gorgeous mauve shade, similar to a 'Kylie Jenner' lip shade.

I hate that there is a gap at the bottom, i like my drawers to be full! Although i have nothing that fits neatly at the moment! 

Saturday, 14 March 2015

Foundation's | Favourite Four

For daytime wear, i like a more natural, lightweight foundation. I like a light to medium coverage, which can be built up in the area's i do need more. I like to use Urban Decay Naked Skin foundation which is a super lightweight, medium coverage, liquid foundation. Naked Skin blends like such a dream and never looks cakey. It dries to a semi-matte finish which i find the most flattering on me, as i can mattify it with a powder, or go in with highlighter if i want too. I like this foundation for day time, as i found when using it at night, it wore off very easily and went patchy as the night went on. Another day time favourite, for when im having a good skin day has to be the MAC Face And Body foundation which i wear when i'm wanting a more lighter, sheer foundation. Face And Body is such a natural foundation and is so easy to apply. Both of these foundation's are perfect for day time wear and both leave an amazing radiant, and healthy glow to the skin.

When i'm going out on a night time, im wanting something that isn't going to budge, fade, or go patchy! I like to wear MAC Pro Longwear when going out, for a flawless foundation that will stay in place all night! Pro Longwear isn't the easiest foundation to work with as it's quite thick and isn't the easiest to blend, but once blended in and given a few minutes to settle down and sink into my skin, Pro Longwear does not budge! It's a medium foundation that's easily buildable and gives a really airbrushed look to the skin.  It can be quite a bugger to remove off the skin, but that just show's how long lasting it can be! Another goodie for night is MAC Studio Sculpt, i love the gel like consistency  of this foundation as it seems to give an amazing satin finish on the skin that looks so flawless. It's pretty long wearing too and seems to stay put for a lot of the night.

Whats your favourite foundation?

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette

After eyeing up the Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette, i finally got my hands on it! The packaging is adorable, and i love the tin, chocolate bar look. As soon as you open up this palette, you instantly smell the chocolate - which is amazing! It comes with a decent sized mirror which is always a bonus. The only annoying thing about this palette is the fact the names aren't on the palette so you cant see which shade your using... you have to either keep the plastic cover or refer to the box!

The good 
The quality of the chocolate bar palette is amazing. All shades are buttery and super pigmented, as you'd expect from a palette that is £39. There's a range of matte's and shimmers, which i love. And there's some gorgeous metallic golds and pinks, along with a some lovely plum shades too which are my fave. I love that there's warm and cool tones to this palette, and i can see this palette working for many people. The palette is super versatile and can easily be worn day or night, which is always handy. And of course, it comes with a mirror which is always a bonus. I dont find too much fallout with these shadows like i do with the Naked palettes.

The not so good
Obviously the fact that the palette doesn't come with the names actually on the palette. And im slightly unsure as to why two of the shades in the palette are bigger than others? And also why there is a random blue just bobbed in the middle.. I get that some people may want a pop of colour, but i just feel the shade doesn't really go with any other shades... Also there's a few shades that a slightly chalky and not as pigmented as others.

If you have the Naked palette's, then i dont think the Chocolate Bar palette is a must. But if you are eyeshadow obsessed, into your neutral's, and are a massive makeup junkie like me, then this palette is a must for your collection. All the shades in the palette and really wearable (maybe not the random blue in there) and soo gorgeous. And the fact the palette has a chocolate scent makes the palette unique and yummy. 

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