Saturday, July 18, 2015

Work/Interview Makeup

I wore this sort of look to an interview recently, as well as to work, and to be honest I would wear it on a day where I want to look pretty but natural. It's not quite "no makeup" makeup but not anything crazy or too time consuming. Fresh, pretty, natural, whatever you want to call it, it's simple and makes you look well put together and polished.

I used the Naked Palettes to make it accessible because even if you don't have them you probably have the W7 versions or a solid supply of neutrals to work with!

Products Used
MAC Face and Body mixed with Pro Longwear concealer in NW15
PLW concealer on its own
MAC Mineralized Skin Finish Natural in Light
Physicians Formula Cashmere wear bronzer in Light
Physicians Formula pH matchmaker blush in Rose
Bare Minerals highlight in The Love Affair

Rimmel eyebrow pencil in hazel
Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in Dark Brown
Inglot AMC cream concealer in 64

MAC Pro Longwear Soft Ochre paintpot
Inglot matte eyeshadow 351
Urban Decay Naked, Buck, Foxy and Bootycall
Gosh Growth mascara

MAC lipliner in Whirl
Wet'n'Wild Megalast lipstick in Mochalicious
Gosh prime'n'set primer and mattifying powder

I did this sort of simple/work appropriate makeup last year too if you want an even more basic version.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Wedding/Bridal Makeup ft Physicians Formula, MAC, Inglot, Wet'n'Wild...

As promised I am back with another post and this one accompanies my latest video.

 *product list at the end of the post*

I also got my hair did and was really feeling my 40s bombshell-esk waves ;) Post about my hair journey soon xo

I was meant to do an interview or work type makeup but I'm going to a wedding at the weekend and since I changed my hair I felt like trialing a different look to what I originally had in mind. 

This is a lovely warm, champagne neutral look but I stupidly forgot to take an even closer eye shot before playing around with more colours and eventually taking it off BUT hopefully you'll see how beautiful the MUFE Diamond Shadow is in the video!

I also felt like trying out some new Physicians Formula goodies from their Lloyds Pharmacy launch last week. The blush and bronzer I've used so far are BEAUTIFUL oh man I can't speak more highly of them and they go perfectly with my pale complexion and new hair tone. It was a masterclass with MUA Emma Farrell in EF Creative Studios.

Sneaky pic of our goody bag and a few shots from the event itself!

Products used:
- Rimmel Wake Me Up foundation in 010 Light Porcelain
- NYX HD Photogenic concealer in CW10 (yellow)
- MAC Pro Longwear concealer in NW15
- MAC Mineralize SkinFinish Natural in Light
- Inglot eyeshadow in 360 (contour)
- Physicians Formula Cashmere wear light bronzer
- Physicians Formula pH matchmaker blush in rose
- MAC Mineralize SkinFinish Natural in Soft and Gentle

- Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in Dark Brown (brows)
- Maybelline Colour Tattoo in Creamy Beige
- Inglot brow powder in 563 (used as shadow)
- Make Up For Ever Diamond Shadow in M82306 QE03A???
- MAC eyeshadow in Folie
- Inglot eyeshadow matte 351 (brow bone highlight)
- Physicians Formula gel creamliner in black
- Essence liquid eyeliner in black
- GOSH Growth Mascara in black

- Wet 'n' Wild  Megalast lipstick in Mocha-licious
- MAC lipstick in Fashion Revival
- GOSH prime'n set primer and mattifying translucent powder

Monday, June 15, 2015

So, I want to blog now...

Hello, good evening and welcome to my somewhat desolate blog that time has long forgot. 

With the 'About Me' section in clear view, at the time of posting, I shan't introduce myself. However I will introduce my blog and what I hope to do with it. Both this post and the idea the post is centered around have been a long time coming. If you take an embarrassingly short scroll down to the bottom of the page you will notice that 1: I have posted here before, 2: not as frequently as I would have hoped and, more often than not, 3: it has been a direct youtube link with no content. But* this is all going to change.

I imagine a time where my blog will be more aesthetically pleasing than in its current state. I dream of a time where my blog will be so efficient I will have posts scheduled into next week. I yearn for a time where my blog is hounded by friends and strangers alike if I happen to skip a post or take a short break. As for now I, more realistically, wish for the willpower to post almost as regularly as on my youtube channel. 

My posts will hopefully either accompany youtube videos, add extra information, product details, further thoughts on things, or be entirely separate entities with no correlation. There will be no rhyme or reason for some topics or thoughts but I anticipate* you'll enjoy them all the same. 

Well that's all I have to say for now, just a short introduction to my already years old blog that has been waiting for the day I return.

I should be back within the week with another post and if not sure at least I tried... 

*A primary school teacher once told me "you shouldn't start sentences with 'but' or 'because'". She didn't give me a 'because', nor would she listen to my 'but's when questioning her logic. I'm not sure why this seemingly imperative rule has stuck by me but I'm sure nobody will mind me adding a few minor grammatical errors to my post. After all, blogs are supposed to be personal and contain your essence and apparently neither I, nor my blog, are perfect.

*see: really, really, really hope and pray