Sunday, 23 October 2016

Dark Lips & Killer Wings

Hey Guys!
So for my last post I did a go to makeup look that I wear if I don't want to do a full eye look but for this post I thought I would do a more autumnal look that I go for if I have a bit more time of a morning to get myself ready. As well as this being a makeup look, it also features so many of my favourite products at the minute as I've been trying out some new products lately so  I thought I could recommend them now and show how I use them!
As a base I've been using the Primark 'Strobe Cream' which I would definitely say is a dupe for Mac's as it is almost the exact same product just slightly more runny. It is the perfect base if you want to give a dewy finish for the skin and in the colder weather I find my skin goes a lot dryer so by using this is it moisturises my skin and makes it look healthy and glowing which is definitely a look I love to go for.
For this look I like to go for an orange toned brown or sometimes a slightly reddish brown depending how dark I'm wanting to go.  For this I usually use my NYX 'Beauty School Dropout palette' that I got gifted when I done a beauty school dropout day with Nicola Schullerinc and Lou Teasdale(I may do a post about it as it was an amazing experience). The palette is amazing and features everything you could possibly need! I then use NYX 'Matte Liquid Liner'. It is so easy to do a winged eye using it as the tip is fine you can make your wing super fine but you can also do a thick graphic line with it by building it up. Then to finish the eyes on I put a few coats of Urban Decay's 'Perversion mascara' as it makes my lashes so long and full that people have actually asked if I've had false lashes on! 
For my brows I've been reaching for my Benefit 'Gimme Brow' so much lately as I find when I use this first, I barely have to fill them in afterwards which then gives me such a natural look and since getting a fringe, I've found that brows aren't as much a staple look as you can barely see them.
To finish my look I've been going for a dark lip because as soon as the weather gets colder, my love for deep reds, browns and purples comes back in full swing and I cannot resist wearing them all the time. My most used and loved colour is NYX's 'Soft Matte Lip Cream' in Copenhagen as it is the perfect dark lip that lasts for so long and despite being matte, it isn't drying at all as you can't even feel them on the lips.





If you're enjoying these style posts then please let me know and I can do some more makeup looks, I really want to do some Halloween simple looks which I will hopefully get up this week so if you're interested then keep a look out for them! Also if you have any suggestions for posts then I am more than willing to listen to them as I really want to upload posts that you enjoy reading. I am thinking of doing a autumn/winter clothing essentials post but I just want to find the right place to photograph them as I don't want the pictures to look rubbish so hopefully I'll get round to doing that!
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Wednesday, 19 October 2016

I'M BACKKK!!

Hey Guys!
So after almost a year, I am finally back and blogging again!! I am so happy to be back blogging again, I have actually really missed sitting and typing at my desk and photographing products and everything else that comes with blogging but I just haven't had enough time lately as I wanted to focus all my spare time on college work so I could achieve high enough grades and even though I am still in college for another year, I want to start making time to do at least one blog a week(but don't keep me to that one!)

For my first blog back I decided to do  an updated makeup look which is still quite simple but features two lip options,  one a simple nude and one a bold red.  
I have been loving my Benefit 'Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow' foundation lately to give my skin a nice glow and as I have been getting quite dry skin I like to use this as it keeps a more dewy look. I have also been using the Soap&Glory 'Kick Ass All is Calm' green concealer stick around my nose to tone down any redness as since I have had my nose pierced, I have been getting a lot more redness around the area. 
I decided to try out the new NYX 'Highlight and Contour Pro Palette' recently and it has became my staple item! I have already hit pan on 3 of the shades as I have been using it everyday since I got it. The two light matte shades work perfectly in brightening under the eye as well as creating a sharp contour by running it underneath and the matte contour shades all work beautifully to contour depending on how strong of a look you want. I have definitely been into a strong contour and highlight look lately but you can never have too much highlight!
If I'm in college,  I usually go for a simple eye look but with a smokey under eye and a LOT of mascara to really emphasise the eyes. Then to finish it off I either go for a nude lip or a bold lip depending on how I'm feeling so I decided to do two different looks for this. I used NYX 'Soft Matte Lip Creme' in Abu Dhabi for the nude look. This is my favourite lip colour at the minute as it is so natural and pretty which makes it so wearable. Then for a bold look, I've been really enjoying wearing a red lip so I decided to go for MAC 'Retro Matte Lipstick' in Ruby Woo as it is an amazing colour!!





If you have any suggestions for blog posts, just tweet me to let me know as I really want to give this 'blogging weekly' a go! 
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Love Liv xxxx