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The Power of Makeup | Challenge

I’ve seen this challenge on YouTube by NikkiTutorials and since then it has been posted around a numerous amount of times… So today I thought I would give it a go! I think this is the first time I have gone (half) face naked online! Which is very scary… But I loved the idea of the challenge and couldn’t not do it!

I feel as though this is super empowering. I decided not to go way out and only do my every day make-up on one half of my face. I didn’t think it would make that much of a difference but it so does! The darker circles under my eyes disappear, my cheekbones are A LOT more emphasised the blemishes seem to have gone (though if you look close they’re still there!). I don’t know, it’s kind of inspiring and maybe I will be brave enough to venture out of the house without makeup on in the future…

I hope this has helped you realise that you need to embrace your natural beauty but also to have some fun and play around with makeup once in a while. It is not a crime to wear makeup just like it is not a crime to go out as your natural self. All you need to do is be able to love yourself!

Let me know what you think of the challenge and if you guys have done it yourself, please post them in the comments, I’d love to see your results.

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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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Face to Face | Everyday Make Up

The make up I used today consisted of Natural Collection, Clinique and Maybelline. I wanted a natural look, that kind of ‘no make up’ make up effect. On my eyes I used a cream shadow from Natural Collection which I put on the lid but also underneath to make my eyes brighter and look more awake. I used a dark brown shadow as eyeliner for the bottom lid of my eye. The liquid eyeliner too was from Natural Collection (you can see my review in my previous entry to this) and then I used Clinique’s mascara on both my top and bottom lashes.

To get a smooth complexion I used Maybelline’s Dream Mousse foundation which I mixed with some Aveeno cream to give a tinted moisturiser effect. I then used Natural Collection’s blusher to create a matt finish.

For my eyebrows I used a Maybelline dark brown pencil then to finish them off I carefully brushed the same dark brown shadow I used for the liner effect under my eyes. This gives my brow a more natural look rather than just using the pencil.

Finally to finish off my look I used Natural Collection’s (yup! I love this make) clear lip gloss which tends to give them a lip balm look.

I’m not one for coating my face but I do think that this look is subtle, natural and good for everyday wear.

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War of the Liners

I’m a huge user of eyeliner and have been trying to find the ideal one. Over my teenage years I have managed to narrow it down to three!
They’re all completely different types of liner so I guess you can choose whichever one you want depending on what look you’re going for. I’m no make-up expert and I this is only my opinion but here are my top three eyeliners that I have come across and would recommend to anyone!
In third place I’m going to put the Lasting Colour Gel Eyeliner from Collection 2000. As much as I love this look I do feel as though it goes on just that little bit too thick and can feel quite heavy. This could be due to the brush that they provide you with, it does seem a little bit too big for its purpose and so I may have to purchase a smaller one in order to get more precision. However the quality of the liner is great and stays on throughout the whole day without a single crack or smudge!

My runner up is the Clinique Intense Black Pencil Liner. This was a lucky find as it was a freebee in one of my mum’s Clinique gifts so I just randomly fell upon it (I don’t normally buy Clinique due to the expense). However, you do get what you pay for and this is a shining example. The application is easy and the liner seems so soft that you can get a sharp line on top of your eye as well as the bottom. Again, this lasts all day without any smudges or cracks and gives a lovely matt finish to your eyes.  I do feel however that it’s harder to do a line on your top lid with pencil than it is liquid which helped my decision in ranking this second place.

This takes you to my winner! The eyeliner I use pretty much every day is the Natural Collection liquid eyeliner. With the brush being so thin and delicate the application is easy allowing you to get the perfect wing and line. The brush allows you to be accurate and the nature of the eyeliner itself gives a sharp matt finish. Throughout the day it does not smudge however it may crack a tiny bit, but nothing too obvious. I find that it is the quickest one to apply and lasts all day which is why I rated this my number one eyeliner.
Which make is your favourite eyeliner? Do you find pencil easier to apply than liquid? Comment below and let me know what you think!  

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