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Blogmas: Day twenty-one | Christmas Makeup Tutorial

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Hellooo everyone! Party season has arrived and I thought that I would post up a quick and easy makeup tutorial for you to follow.

Step 1 and 2

Start with a completely clean fresh face. I used Clinique’s rinse off foaming cleanser mousse which completely strips your face of all oils, dirt and makeup. It is amazing, I wouldn’t know what to do without it! Then apply moisturiser if you have dry skin. I didn’t do this as I mousturise at night and then my foundation is quite oily and so in the mornings it is my moisturiser substitute.

Once you have prepped your face, apply your foundation and concealer. I have no idea which way round these are supposed to go, so if you know the proper way of doing this please let me know! However, I tend to put on my foundation first and then concealer on top. Here I used Clinique’s even better makeup SPF 15 evens and corrects foundation in the colour 04 Cream Chamois, and Clinique’s airbrush concealer in the shade 04 Natural Fair.

Step 3 and 4

I don’t contour that much but I do apply a little bit of bronzer where the sun would naturally shine on my face. I brush it onto my cheekbones, my jaw line and the side of my nose – if you don’t have a fringe you can put it on the sides of your forehead just below your hair line. This just adds a little bit of dimension to your face and gives it a natural glow. I use No7’s Perfectly Bronzed Dual Bronzer. As it is dual, there is a highlighter in the pack too which I use down the center of my nose (and my T zone… it also sets my foundation quite well too), my cheeks and my chin. I then apply Natural Collection’s Rosey Glow blushed cheeks blusher. This is my skin done! Now onto the eyes…

I think for a Christmas look, the eyes need to be quite natural with the eyeshadow, but a lot of emphasis with the eyeliner. Here I used a light brown on my lid and then a darker brown in the crease, just like contouring this is to give my eye some more dimension. Underneath my eye I applied a thin line of light blue eyeshadow. The camera doesn’t pick it up too well but I think it really goes well with brown shades and really brings out my eyes.

Step 5 and 6

I quickly coloured in my eyebrows with Gosh’s long lasting eyebrow pen in the colour 001 Dark Brown and then went onto applying eyeliner to my eyes. On the top lid, I went for a thin line in the corner of my eye and then made it go wider the further it went out. I drew on my wings quite small for a softer look, however if you want more of an intense eye the make your wing flick out bigger. The eyeliner I used was Seventeen’s Lacquer Liner wet look finish in black. I then used Natural Collection’s pencil Eye Lines black eyeliner for my waterline. I went right into the corner of my eyes in order to really frame them. After this I used my Soap and Glory thick and fast mascara in black.

Then I finished with what I think is the piece of resistance of the look. Bright red lips. I used Maybelline’s Pleasure me Red lip liner and filled in the rest of my lips with their Pleasure me Red (547) lipstick.

I really like this look, especially around Christmas. I think the red lipstick makes it warm and gives it a festive feel.

Please let me know what you think of this turorial and if you’d like to see other posts like this on my blog! If you recreate the look please let me know in the comments below. x

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Pleasure Me Red. Lipstick | Review

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I have fallen in love with this Lipstick.

For ages now I have been searching for the perfect red colour. Not Blair Waldorf, pillarbox red but something with a dark, deeper tone. Every one that I have seen or tried has either ended up to be very red, or has a slight pinkish pigment which made the deep red look more like purple.

But, I have finally landed on the perfect colour.

The lipstick is called Pleasure Me Red from Maybelline in the number 547. It is absolutely gorgeous.

I have found with lipsticks that once you have a drink or after a meal they fade or have vanished completely. However with this one it seems to last a whole day without going anywhere.

When you apply the lipstick it has a wet look to it which instantly makes your lips look fuller.

With the colour being quite dark I decided to treat myself to a lip liner (also in pleasure me red) to assist application.

I’ve never really been into lip liners before or ever really tried them out, but since purchasing this one, I can see there being no turning back. It makes applying dark colours so much easier and seems to make the colour last a lot longer than usual too!

The lipstick is quite creamy and feels as though it is moisturising your lips at the same time. On top of this, it smells amazing – almost vanilla-y.

I would definitely recommend  this product, even if the colour isn’t for you, then most certainly try it out in a different shade.

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Rimmel Kate Matte Lipstick | Review

I have been wanting a new lipstick for quite some time now. All the lipsticks I own are from the Natural Collection section in Boots. Don’t get me wrong, it is an amazing brand, however, I wanted to try something new.

I’d heard about Rimmel’s Kate Moss Collection through numerous reviews that I’ve read and so decided to try it out – since purchasing this lipstick, I’ve been non-stop wearing it. It’s gorgeous.

The first thing I noticed about this lipstick is how long it lasts. I’ve never had lipstick that has managed to stay on throughout a meal, let alone an entire day. I was really impressed.

I also love the finished look. Normally with the lipsticks I’ve been using, they always leave a bit of a shiny, greasy finish, as though I’ve added some lip gloss on top. However, this lipstick has such a matte finish, with insane pigmentation that gives it a stand out look.

It tends to go on really thick and has a creamy feel to it which leaves your lips feeling super moisturized.

The shade I chose is Wine (107). It’s so beautiful and I think goes really well with my skin tone. It’s not as red as it looks on the pictures when you see it in the shop – It has more of a hot pink tint to it – but it is equally as nice if not better!I’m super excited about this product and would definitely recommend it to anyone that’s looking for a new lipstick to try out.

I may just go and get a different colour.

You can buy it in your local Superdrug store, or find it online here.

What’s your favourite lipstick? Please let me know in the comments section below!

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One last time | FOTD

I can’t believe that this time next week, Christmas will be over and we’ll be heading into the New Year. These past few months seem to have flown by, I really can’t get over that tonight is our last night out as a house (well, what’s left of us!) before we break up and go home for Christmas. I’m gonna miss my housemates soooo much during the holidays but I can’t wait to finally see my family, eat real food and sit somewhere comfy – not just on a wooden bench. This first semester has been such a blast, I don’t know if the next one will be able to beat it, but we’ll see!!

For tonight, I’ll be wearing a green skater dress, some black tights and my boots. It’s pretty cold out so I picked a dress which has quite thick material! Hopefully I wont get too chilly. My mum and dad treated me to the dress for my interview at Salford and I’ve loved it ever since.

I kept my make up quite simple tonight, just a smokey eyes and a bit of eyeliner along with some killer lipstick vibes!

We’ve never ventured to this venue before so it’s going to be an adventure, but the set list looks awesome and I’ve heard so great reviews, lets hope it lives up to it’s name.

Have you had some good Christmas nights out? When are you off home for the holidays? x

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Cedar – Moisture Shine

Last weekend I decided to be brave and went and treated myself to a few new lipsticks. Now I don’t always wear lipsticks as such, I’m more into lip gloss or tinted chap sticks, but I felt as though I was neglecting my lips and came to the conclusion that I needed to give them a make over.
I’ve always loved the Natural Collection section in Boots as it’s reasonably cheap and really good quality, so I headed straight for there. Going in blind I bought a tone that was close to my natural colour so that my lips are just enhanced when it’s applied. 
I have fallen in love!
When I tried it on it’s slightly darker than my actual lips, but it just gives them that edge. It has definitely become my new favourite beauty product. The colour is Cedar and the price was only £1.99 which I thought was amazing. 
It is long lasting and as I have an olive skin complexion it just gives my over all look a great finish.

What’s your favourite lipstick colour?

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