So I've dabbled in Youtube videos finally! This is my first video, and it's a video on a few make up and skincare pieces I picked up in London and Norwich. Let me know what you think. Each view and sub means so so much. Hope you enjoy!
Jennifer Lawrence is one of my girl crushes, so I felt the need to do a make up look inspired by her. Because of my face shape, eye shape, eye colour etc, I wont be able to look exactly like her - But boy will I try! I shy away from any style of smokey eyes as I feel is makes me eyes appear a lot smaller than they already are. The make up look I did is a little more subtle than Jennifer's, but you can intense it for a more bold look - Which I don't think I could pull off! I kept my products to a minimum so this look could be achieved by any level of make up skill.
Let's get started!
Hello world. This is me with no make up. First of all, our Jen has beautiful radiant skin and has a lovely natural dewiness to it. Because of this I will just cover up any imperfections with Maybelline Fit Me concealer in shade 15. I will leave any finishing powder until the end.
For the eyes I used the Urban Decay 15th Anniversary Palette. I used the shade M.I.A. up to the crease. As you can see from the picture above, I have very small eyelids so I didn't need much of this. I used the Calvin Klein Shadow Brush to apply the shadow. I also used MUA Eyeshadow Primer - but this is optional.
From the same palette I then used Deeper to blend out the M.I.A. shade. The shadow comes out to the outer corner of the eye and then over the socket to meet the inner corner of the eye. I used the Real Techniques Deluxe Crease Brush to blend out the shadow. Then using the Real Techniques Brow Brush I carried on the shadow under the eye and up to the inner corner. Then using Max Factor's Kohl Pencil in Black I lined my bottom and upper line. When applying the pencil to the bottom, make sure you go into the tear duct and blend out it out a bit with some of the product left on the brow brush. I then used the pencil on my lid and up to the crease and blended it out with the same crease brush. If you have a larger lid, don't take the eyeliner up that high.
Her lashes are pretty natural, so I just used MUA Mega Volume Mascara to create natural lashes. I have rather long bottom lashes, but as you can see, Jen doesn't.
She wears a natural colour on the lips. I opted for MyFace Cosmetics lipstick in Vintage Pink as it's the perfect nude for my skin tone.
For the cheeks I used Sleek's Face Form Palette in Medium, and used the highlighter and bronzer mixed together and blushed over the apples of my cheeks, and up to my brows. For the brows I used Illamasqua's Eyeshadow in Boomerang with Ecotools Brow Brush to gently add some colour. Her brows aren't overly defined. I then finished off with Mac's Pearlmatte Face Powder in In For A Treat all over the face to set the concealer and add some subtle shimmer, and then added Illamasqua's Eyeshadow in Moonflower to add some dewiness to the nose, forehead, cheeks and chin.
I recently opened this bad boy. This is Magic Spells from the Archie's Girls Mac collection that came out around February 2013. You can still grab a few pieces of the Archie's Girls collection online from Debenhams, House of Fraser and Selfridges - But only selected items. Even though I have left it late to review this, I felt the need to show the world the pretty colour that sits in this gorgeous little pot. If you ever come across it in a blog sale or online, be sure to pick this up!
The soft, fine dust is cased in this pretty little pot, with a white lid and Veronica's face on the front. Magic Spells is a very appropriate name for this mystical colour. The colour of the pigment is a deep black with slight hints of teal. The base itself is matte, and the beautiful teal, green and navy shimmer gives it something special. Reminding me of petrol in the water, this pretty shade couldn't go a miss when I saw it. It's perfect for making a smokey eye a little different. The amazing pigmentation means you can use this on it's own, but its ability to also add a sheer darkened colour to the lids is exciting, enabling me to really play with this product. If you want something similar to this, Barry M's Petrol Black is very similar, but has a more purple shimmer to it, which I will review very soon. This stays put too, but I team it with a Paint Pot from Mac, or my Urban Decay Primer Potion. You can also use this wet which intensifies the colour and makes it even more opaque.
I am a huge Lushie, so I try and get my hands on as much Lush as I can. This little ball of goodness caught my eye. Have a bath with Avobath - A green ball of olive oil, lemongrass and avocado.
This bath bomb smells really subtle. I know some people don't like lush because of it leaving residue or its strong scent, but this scent is so fresh and not at all artificial. You can really smell the delicate scent of avocado and the subtle kick of lemon, which is really lovely. If you're not a fan of lush products because of its over powering smells, you could surprise yourself and like this little one.
Once dropped into the water, it turns your bath a Shrek-green! It doesn't look overly pleasant, but fun nevertheless. It doesn't take too long to dissolve into the warm water, and fizzes away until the water turns completely green. In the shop I was told this is one of the most hydrating bath bombs.. And was that true?
Yes. Once out of the bath not only did I smell fresh, I felt good. My skin felt really soft and smooth and I could not help but feel my soft legs! This wasn't drying at all on my skin, and everything about this bath bomb felt natural and good. This bath bomb would've been one of the last ones for me to try, naturally going for the pretty ones or the ones that smell like my whole perfume shelf, so I was so surprised with how much I loved this.
I felt the need to treat myself to a blush, and true to my fashion I went straight to Mac. Only owning one blush from them before, I had all the colours to choose from. This pretty muted coral-pink caught my eye immediately. Again, this is a limited edition colour, so grab if your Mac store has any left in stock. Also this will probably appear again in the future, and is available on other outlets online - but beware of fakes.
Royal Sunset is a perfect name. When I think of sunsets I think of gorgeous coral and pink hues - And this is exactly what this little pot of blush is. I utterly adore this, and it's been going around with me everywhere.
I'm usually the one to pop a wash of pink on to my cheeks, so it was nice to get a blush with a coral kick to it. It gives a lovely glow to my skin, and is easily buildable. It looks lovely on my pale complexion, and I believe it would on tanned tones too. I can't work out if this would look ashy on dark skin tones, so this is one to try before you buy. Once I've blushed this pastel hue over my cheeks it doesn't budge for hours. Doing split shifts as a waitress means I don't have time to redo my makeup, and this stays put from 12 noon to 11pm. An absolute winner from Mac. As you can see from the swatch below, it's a very light pastely pink, and swatches more pink that the coral it looks in the pan.
I am in love with this beauty.
You can grab this for £18 from your nearest Mac store if they still stock it,