16.1.10

OxfordJasmine Inspired EOTD

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I really liked a look OxfordJasmine sported on her blog here. Hence I tried doing something similar just for fun! I am in no way saying this is as good as her look because she's simply brilliant. This is just my take on the 'fish eyed' look (thats what I call it :p).

Products used:

- UDPP as a primer
- VOV(Miss Claire) eyeshadow in pink gold all over the lid
- VOV(Miss Claire) eyeshadow in aubergine in the crease
- NYX eyeshadow in brown used to blend the crease colour
- MAC fluidline in blacktrack used to line the upper and lower lashline and waterline
- VOV eyepencil in teal used to fill in the gaps between the black eyeliner
- The lightest shade used from Mehron concealer ring used to create the white streak
- Rimmel sexy curves mascara used to finish off the look
- Lancome couture intense color focus eyeshadow used to fill in the brows
- Mehron concealer lightest shade also used on the browbone for a highlight

Hope you guys likey :)

p.s. Reviews on Mehron concealer ring and VOV shadows to follow.

14.1.10

Oh my Gosh this Gloss!





I am not a big fan of lipglosses as I hardly tend to wear them, however this one immediately caught my eye due to its surreal packaging (arent we all suckers for that) and the gorgeous color that it appeared to be. However, it turned out to be a clear gloss instead of the icy pink that it may seem and surprisingly I am quite liking it :)

It has pink (or multicolored) shimmer particles in the clear gloss which give the lips great dimension and make them appear fuller in my opinion. Sorry for the crappy picture guys, however in artificial light and day light, this baby works wonders! It is so shimmery and sparkly that you cannot even imagine.

I guess some of you's may resent this due to its overpowering shimmery texture or some may even feel this merely gives an unpleasant drooling effect. However I do not feel none and find this ultra glam for night outs or for pictures, either worn alone or over a lippie. This is definately a big NO-NO for wear during daytime.

It is a bit sticky but not overtly like the Mac ones. Wierdly enough it comes with a built in light in the applicator and a mirror which is quite handy at times. Its smells so good that you can eat it, something in the line of Vanilla Latte (!). The applicator unlike the usual sponge tip ones is pretty effective.

These are called Light'N Shine Lip Glaze and the color I have is number 3. Overall I really dont know how often I am going to wear this, however its the best clear gloss I have ever come accross and dont mind having this in my collection.

Get it at superdrug.com for £8.50

11.1.10

Extravagent Indulges Anyone?

I dont have the habit of hoarding makeup which I do not use and tend to do clear-out sale regularly, however I still feel there are various purchases that I (and very many of us) indulge in that we really do not need in particular.

A related urge that I have had recently has been to purchase a translucent powder. Not that I dont have a face powder, I am really pleased with my Mac Studio Fix powder to set my makeup. However dont forget Studio Fix is actually intended to act as a foundation and hence when used to set makeup can end up looking slightly cakey.

Also the Studio Fix powder has a colour to it which is not quite appealing on days when I do not want to extra colour to my makeup. I also use this to set my concealer which is quite creamy and what I have noticed is that it tends to seep into the fine lines under my eyes which is not a pretty sight indeed.

Hence the search for a light powder - reflective preferably, to set my foundation and concealer.

It might seem like an extravagent indulge to some and it might even be! Let me know of some suggestions ladies regarding any translucent powders you may have tried - liked or disliked? Something in the line of Benefits Powderflage maybe.

10.1.10

Lipstick Rules Contest/Giveaway :)


Enter this amazing yet simple contest/giveaway at Lipstick Rules and Win a gorgeous Beaute's Weightless Lip Creme in Masochist. Its the bright red one - Simply gorgeous ♥

Enter the giveaway here.

Good luck everyone. Lots of time to enter so hurry!