The Look: Autumn Glam

So I had some fun with makeup the other day and got my lovely friend to help me do a mini shoot.

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If you follow me on Instagram and Twitter you’ll know I’m a big fan of the cut crease, glitter lid look. I first attempted this with an Urban Decay glitter liner as you can apply it straight from the tube and was surprise and how well it turned out first time. I purchased a few LIT glitters at IMATS back in the Summer but was a bit nervous to try them as they are loose glitter with the adhesive applied separately but it turns out they are just as easy to use. I used the Lit glitter in Rhinestone Cowboy #2 for this look. I’d alway suggest wearing a shimmery shadow of a similar shade underneath to make the glitter really pop and so you can’t see your lid underneath (although thats a look all of its own!) I used Pewter from the Lorac Pro Palette and then just some warm browns in the crease.

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I then took the look “from day to night” with Too Faced Melted Matte liquid lipstick in Evil Twin which I LOVE so much! I actually thought it was dark brown at first but turns out it’s a super dark, deep plum colour with a brown undertone. Come to mama!
Even though it’s quite a full on look I think it’s quite wearable (particularly pre- lipstick).

This is such a great way to do a bit more of a “glam” look, I’ve had so many compliments on the various versions I’ve tried so far. You’ll definitely see me rocking this look more often and I’ll prob be dropping a bomb on more Lit glitters in the near future.

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Vampy af.

Photographer: Jess Masterton- Smith

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Kiko Milano Have Done It Again

Well well well, someone’s been a little video heavy lately haven’t they? Today I thought I’d go back to my roots and do a good ol’ fashioned written post.

If you know me you’ll know my go to face doesn’t normally involve eyeshadow. I usually reserve it for bigger events like weddings etc. mainly because I’m not as skilled in that department and I find it more of a faff. However since acquiring both the Lorac Pro Pallet and Pro Pallet 2 and constantly drooling over various smokey eyes on YouTube, I have been dabbling a bit more.

The recent abundance of eyeshadow sticks being released from both high end and high street brands alike has made my foray even easier. The first that came to my attention were the By Terry Ombre Blackstar offering. I mean I have no idea what that name has got to do with anything but I guess it stands out… Though I’ve not tried them myself (£29 a pop?! Give over) every Bblogger under the sun has been gushing over them, particularly the shade Misty Rock, which does look gorgeous. Factor in the offerings from Bobbi Brown, No. 7, Laura Mercier, Bourjois and more and you’re bound to find some within your budget.

I however headed straight to the glorious Kiko Milano to try out their version and let me tell you, I was not disappointed. I can’t remember why I chose to go straight to Kiko, probably because I knew they’d be affordable but still excellent quality. I bought them online where you have to spend a minimum of £25 for some reason so I *had* to buy 5 (#SorryNotSorry) Or at least I could’ve sworn I bought 5 but I can’t find the 5th one and have no recollection of what colour it might have been so maybe I did just get 4 and I’ve gone crazy…
Anyway, they really are very good. First of all, extremely easy to use. You just draw the colour directly onto you lid and blend out with your finger or a brush, it takes mere minutes. They are really creamy and easy to blend but eventually set really well and do not budge AND they’re cheaper than the No.7 ones (wuutt!) with a wider range of shades (although Boots.com seem to be doing a 3 for 2 on selected No.7 products at the mo.)

I’ve swatched all the shades I currently own but just being on the site to link it for you has prompted me to add another 4 to my shopping cart. Oops.

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The shades I have are: 37- Burgundy, 15- Lilac, 21- Passion Fruit and 06 – Golden Brown. I really recommend them and they ‘ain’t lying when they say long lasting! You’ll need more than just a makeup wipe to get them off or you’ll be scrubbing for a while. As with any eyeshadow look I always use an eye primer first. I’m wearing the shade Lilac in my last video and Burgundy in a vid I have coming up so check them out.