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Apr. 10.

Face Friday: Feeling Summery

ff-summery-thHas anyone noticed that big ball of relative warmth in the sky? Yes, the sun is here for a little while, and to celebrate the country is losing the run of itself. Myself included to a certain extent, like with this creation, which went for a mix of pinks, corals and oranges, and coordinated with my dress, nails and mac, which I wore to an event in Inglot.

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Face:

  • Foundation: Max Factor – Skin Luminizer Foundation (35 Light Ivory)
  • Blush: Wet n Wild – Coloricon Blush  (E832E – Heather Silk)
  • Powder: Benefit – Hello Flawless (Ivory)
  • Highlighter: Benefit – High Beam

Eyes:

  • Brows: Maybelline– Brow Drama (Medium Brown)
  • Primer: Makeup Revolution – Focus & Fix Primer (Brighten)
  • Shadow: NYC – Metro Quartet Shadow (797B – Gothic Harlem)
  • Liner: Cailyn Cosmetics – idefine Liquid Eyeliner
  • Mascara: Physicians Formula – Organic Wear Fakeout Mascara (the pink one)

Lips:

  • Lipstick: Wet n Wild – Megalast Lipstick (E909B – Coral-ine)
  • Lipgloss: Kardashian Beauty – Tuesday Lipgloss (Orange Blossom Honey 321)

Brushes:

  • Cailyn Cosmetics – O! Wow Brush – Foundation
  • Blank Canvas – F16 – Powder
  • Real Techniques – Buffing Brush – Blush
  • Blank Canvas – E23 – Shadow (crease)
  • Royal & Langnickel – Taklon Shader Brush – Shadow (lid, browbone & blend)
  • Blank Canvas – L29 – Lips

Pinks and corals feel so summery to me, so I am happy to get a bit of a change from the deeper shades of winter. The lips turned out well, being coraly orange without being an over the top orange shade, which only some people can get right!

Robyn

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Mar. 27.

Face Friday: Ziaja Event Face

ff-ziaja-thYesterday evening I was lucky enough to attend an event in town, celebrating 25 years of Ziaja Skincare, along with some wonderful bloggers, customers and hosted by the amazing Emma of Mastering Your Makeup fame. Naturally I couldn’t go looking like I had been dragged through a hedge backwards, so I got myself tidied up, put on my face and off I went.

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Face:

  • Foundation: Maybelline – Fit Me Foundation (125 Nude Beige) and SuperStay 24 Hour Foundation (020 – Cameo)The Fit Me decided to run out half way through my face, and the pump splattered foundation all over a white top. Had to go back with the superstay and blend it all together
  • Blush: NYC – Cheek Glow Blush (649 – Prospect Park Rose)
  • Powder: Maybelline – Fit Me Powder (125 – Nude Beige)

Eyes:

  • Brows: NYX – Brow Cake Powder (04 – Auburn/Red)
  • Undereye: Shiseido – Sheer Eye Zone Corrector (103 – Natural)
  • Primer: Makeup Revolution – Focus & Fix Primer (Brighten)
  • Shadow: Physicians Formula – Shimmer Strips Nude Palette (03 all over lid, 04 crease, 08 browbone, 09 inner corner) shades numbered from left to right of palette
  • Liner: Paese – Liquid Eyeliner
  • Mascara: Max Factor – Masterpiece Glamour Extensions Mascara

Lips:

  • Lipliner: Wet n Wild – Coloricon Liner (E715 Plumberry) applied to outer part of lips
  • Lipliner: Revlon – Colorstay Liner (red) applied to inner part of lips
  • Lipstick: L’Oreal – Color Riche Collection Privee Reds (Blake’s Red)

Brushes:

  • Blank Canvas – F20 – Foundation
  • Blank Canvas – F16 – Powder
  • Real Techniques – Buffing Brush – Blush
  • Blank Canvas – E23 – Shadow (crease & inner corner)
  • Royal & Langnickel – Taklon Shader Brush – Shadow (lid, browbone & blend)
  • Blank Canvas – L29 – Lips

I tried to keep  lot of things neutral, letting the red lip do all the talking. I also tried to do the deeper shade around the edge of the lips to make them look fuller thing, but the lipstick is just so pigmented it didn’t do much. I love the red anyway, and will have to try again with a nude shade.

Robyn

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Aug. 02.

Face Friday: Metallic Eyes

ff-eyes-thOn Tuesday I was looking at the Sleek Eye Dust in Vintage, and was thinking that working with other metallic colours would be ideal for this, really making the eyes intense. So, for this slightly delayed Face Friday (I have a spot that refused to behave yesterday, ick) I decided to give it a go and see what I could do.

First up, let’s take a look at the products used:

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Face:

  • Foundation: Maybelline – Fit Me Foundation (125 – Nude Beige)
  • Powder: Physicians Formula – Season to Season Bronzer, all over face (summer shade used as contour on nose)
  • Concealer: Benefit – FakeUp (Light)
  • Blush: Benefit – Hervana
  • Highlighter: MeMeMe – Beat The Blues (Pearl Pink)

Eyes:

  • Brows: Benefit – Brow Zings (Medium)
  • Shadow: Benefit – Creaseless Cream Eyeshadow – Base (Birthday Suit)
  • Shadow: Sleek – Eye Dust – Centre Lid (Vintage)
  • Shadow: Urban Decay – Naked 2 Palette – Inner Eye (Chopper)
  • Shadow: Urban Decay – Naked 2 Palette – Crease (YDK)
  • Shadow: Urban Decay – Naked 2 Palette – Outer Eye (Snakebite)
  • Shadow: Sleek – iDivine Celestial Palette – Browbone and tear duct (Galactic)
  • Liner: L’Oreal – Gel Intenza Liner (Golden Black)
  • Mascara: Lancome – Hypnose Doll Eyes Mascara (01 – Black)

Lips:

  • Lipstick: L’Oreal – Color Riche Collection Privee Nudes (Douzten’s Nude)
  • Lipgloss: Lancome – Juicy Tubes (shade unknown)

And the brushes. Yes, a lot of eye brushes were used for this.

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Brushes:

  • Blank Canvas – F20 – Foundation
  • Real Techniques – Multi Task Brush – Blush
  • Ecotools  – Powder Brush – Powder
  • Blank Canvas – F03 – Highlighter blend
  • Blank Canvas – E25 – Shadow (base)
  • Blank Canvas – E32 – Shadow (centre lid)
  • Blank Canvas – E24 – Shadow (inner lid)
  • Blank Canvas – E23 – Shadow (crease)
  • Real Techniques – Essential Crease Brush – Shadow (outer lid)
  • Royal & Langnickel – C260 Taklon Shadow Brush – Shadow (Browbone, tear duct & final blend)
  • Real Techniques – Fine Liner Brush – Eyeliner
  • Blank Canvas – E30 (brush end) – Brows
  • Blank Canvas – L29 – Lips

And finally, let’s have a look at the finished product, both with and without flash.

Face without flash:

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And with:

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Eyes without flash:

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And finally with:

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There is so much that I am happy with about this look. I really love the nude glossy lip, which looks nicely made up without taking anything from the eye, and the highlighter added to the glowing skin in all the right places. The eyes are the stars of the show though. I wanted them to be quite intense, so that they really stood out, and once I perfect the eyeliner flick, and practice smoky eyes a bit more, I think this will be a really spectacular look. What do you think?

Robyn

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Jun. 20.

Face Friday: Summertime

face-summer-thWith the weather having been so warm over the past while, I’ve been trying to keep makeup to a minimum, trying to avoid it sweating and melting off my face (NEVER, ever a good look). For the most part, everything has been neutral, with a sheer colour pop on cheeks, and then a bold, bright lip. I think this fits the bill perfectly.

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Face:

  • Tinted Moisturiser: MeMeMe – Flawless Tinted Moisturiser (02 – Beige Blush)
  • Powder: Mary Kay – Sheer Dimensions Powder (Lace Coral)
  • Blush: No.7 – Pop & Glow Cream Blush (Classic Rose)

Eyes:

  • Brows: Maybelline – Brow Drama (Medium Brown)
  • Shadow: Wet n Wild – ColorIcon Shadow Trio – Eyelid (Walking on Eggshells)
  • Shadow: Wet n Wild – ColorIcon Shadow Trio – Browbone (Walking on Eggshells)
  • Liner: Physicians Formula – Shimmer Strips Kajal Liner (From brown eye trio)
  • Mascara: Rimmel – Scandaleyes by Kate Moss Mascara (005 – Eye Rocks Sapphire)

Lips:

  • Lipgloss: Shiseido – Lacquer Gloss (RD305 – Lust)

Brushes:

  • Real Techniques – Multi Task Brush – Blush
  • Blank Canvas – F16 – Powder
  • Blank Canvas – E32 – Liner (Lid)
  • Royal & Langnickel – C260 Taklon Shadow Brush – Eyeshadow (Browbone, Blend between shadow & liner)

This look achieved what I was looking for, a minimalistic face, using nothing stronger than a tinted moisturiser and powder, with just enough colour to draw out the eyes and cheeks, then a vibrant lip.

Robyn

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May. 26.

Manicure Monday: Maybelline Color Show – Watery Waste

watery waste-thIt’s another Monday here in Robyn Rants and Raves towers (the office space in the corner of my bedroom) and while it is dull and rainy outside, I’m not ready to give up on brighter colours on nails. Today I’m trying one of the polishes in the Color Show range from Maybelline. A polish called Watery Waste.

Right, first things first. It pains me to type out that name, something I will try to avoid for the rest of this post. Seriously? Out of the whole of the English language, the two best words they could come up with as a pairing for this polish was THAT?!?! I would have ignored it solely for the name alone, but when I got it, I magpied on the colour, and it was on a clearance table in Boots. Fair enough.

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As for the polish itself. It is actually quite a nice silver colour. I found  the brush to be fairly thin, but spreadable, and had no problem in coating my nails evenly. It dried quickly, nicely, and was opaque in just 3 coats, which is good, as I found it to have questionable coverage after the first coat.

In order to change the  mani up just a little, I then took my bottle of Essie’s Ignite the Night, and put a single coat of it on the ring finger over the base polish. It being a similar colour to the base keeps things uniform, but adds a little something to it.

And finally, of course, we get to see pictures of it. The top picture is with my desk lap on without flash, and the bottom is with both my desk lamp and flash.

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I’m actually pleased with how it turned out. I’m not entirely convinced it’s a great daytime manicure, but for an evening or party it would go down a treat! What do you think?

Robyn

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May. 23.

Face Friday: Intense and Neutral

intense and neutral thumbLast week for Face Friday, I did a neutral eye with an intense berry lip. This week, I’m doing the opposite, by keeping the lip neutral, instead going for an intense eye. Again it is following the common rule of emphasising either the lips or eyes, but not both. Remember though that some rules are made to be broken, so feel free to experiment.

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Intense and Neutral eyes closed

Face:

  • Foundation: Maybelline – Superstay 24 hour foundation (020 – Cameo)
  • Bronzer: Physicians Formula – Bronze Booster Bronzer (Season to Season)
  • Blush: NYR – Mineral Blusher (54 – Peony)
  • Highlighter: Benefit – High Beam

Eyes:

  • Brows: Maybelline – Brow Drama (Medium Brown)
  • Shadow: Wet n Wild – Idoleyes Shadow Pencil – Base (E133 – Techno)
  • Shadow: MAC – Shadow Single – Lid & Outer lid over crease shadow (Trax)
  • Shadow: Wet n Wild – Silent Treatment – Crease and outer lid (Crease shade)
  • Shadow: Wet n Wild – Silent Treatment – Browbone (Browbone shade)
  • Liner: Maybelline – Gel Eye Liner (Violet)
  • Mascara: Wet n Wild – XXL Lash (Black)
  • Lashes: Eyelure – Sex and the City Lashes (Carrie)

Lips:

  • Balm: Hyalogic – Episilk Lip Balm
  • Lipstick: L’Oreal – Colour Riche Collection Privée (Eva’s Nude)

Brushes:

  • Blank Canvas – F20 – Foundation
  • Blank Canvas – F03 – Bronzer (dusted over whole face)
  • Real Techniques – Multi Task Brush – Blush & Highlighter
  • Blank Canvas – E25 – Eyeshadow (Lid)
  • Blank Canvas – E23 – Eyeshadow (Crease)
  • Royal & Langnickel – Silk C260 Taklon Shadow – Eyeshadow (Browbone & Blend)
  • Sigma – E05 Liner – Eyeliner
  • Blank Canvas – L29 – Lipstick

Robyn

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May. 09.

Face Friday: Physicians Formula Launch

pf-face-thIt’s Friday and that means it’s time for another face. This one is actually similar but more ramped up than last weeks face, which was more minimalistic, and was what I used to go to the launch of Physicians Formula on Wednesday evening. I was looking for something that wouldn’t really move, but was still light. Inevitably some of my face did move a little, but the heat in the room was unreal!

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Face:

  • Foundation: Maybelline – Fit Me Foundation (125 – Nude Beige)
  • Bronzer: Wet n Wild – Coloricon Bronzer (E740 – Bikini Contest)
  • Blush: Benefit – Hervana

Eyes:

  • Brows: Maybelline – Brow Drama (Medium Brown)
  • Shadow: Wet n Wild – Coloricon Shadow Trio (E380B – Walking On Eggshells)
  • Liner: Wet n Wild – Coloricon Liner Pencil (E655 – Charcoal)
  • Mascara: Lancôme – Hypnôse Doll Eyes (01 – So Black)

Lips:

  • Balm: Hyalogic – Episilk Lip Balm
  • Lipstick: Bourjois – Rouge Edition Velvet Liquid Lipstick (05 – Olé Flamingo)

Brushes:

  • Blank Canvas – F20 – Foundation
  • Real Techniques – Multi Task Brush – Blush
  • Blank Canvas – F16 – Bronzer (dusted over whole face)
  • Blank Canvas – E32 – Eyeshadow
  • Real Techniques – Essential Crease Brush – Eyeshadow
  • Royal & Langnickel – Silk C260 Taklon Shadow – Eyeshadow

Other items:

  • Eyelash Curler – Eyeko
  • Glasses – Firmoo

Robyn

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Apr. 11.

Face Friday: The Fast Face

fff-fastth“This is for the woman who only has four fifths of a second to get ready” – Homer Simpson.
Fortunately, I don’t have a Simpsons style makeup gun, but I, like others, have often ended up in situations where I have no time to get ready, but still have to. That’s why, for Face Friday today, I’m doing the Fast Face. The idea being to use products I have, to get myself looking presentable in as short a time as possible, and to show off the result. Scared? Me too…

The clock starts now…

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Face: Three products used.

  • BB Cream: Osiris Avise BB Cream in light (I got this one in Dealz, but they’re usually available in Lidl) Applied with fingers.
  • Powder: Benefit Hello Flawless in Ivory. Applied with the included brush
  • Blush: Benefit Hervana. Applied with the included brush

Time taken: Approx 2:38, mostly on the BB cream.

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Eyes: Three Products used.

  • Shadow: Accessorize baked shadow duo in Freya. Applied with an Ecotools Fluffy Shadow Brush
  • Brows: Maybelline Brow Drama in Medium Brown. Applied with the included brush
  • Mascara: NYC High Definition Mascara. Applied with the included brush

Time taken: Approx 2:15

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Lips: Two products used.

  • Base colour: Revlon Just Bitten Lipstain in Passion. Applied using marker tip from tube
  • Gloss: L’Oreal Glamshine in Tart Lollipop (from Miss Candy Collection). Applied with included applicator

Time taken: Approx 1:13

Total time taken: 6:06.63 start to finish

And the result looks like.

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It’s definitely not the best I’ve done, but it is also definitely passable. I specifically chose products that were virtually foolproof, and for the most part could be applied with fingers or an included applicator. The only exception being the eyeshadow, which needed a brush. Having a plan to do a face in double quick time is always a plus, and can get you out of a few tight spots. Of course this can be trimmed down a bit further, if for example, you are willing to do your lips on the go.

What do you think? How fast can you do a fast face, and do you have any tips? I’d love to find out in the comments.

Robyn

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Mar. 21.

Face Friday: Out Shopping

FaceFriday-thSo, yesterday I went shopping. Not for anything in particular. More to get out and about for a bit. And seeing as I couldn’t go barefaced for fear of scaring small children, I wanted something that looked done, but not too overdone.

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Face:

  • Primer: GOSH – Velvet Touch Line Perfector
  • Primer: Benefit – The Porefessional (used on nose)
  • Foundation: Maybelline – Superstay 24 Hour Foundation (020 – Cameo)
  • Bronzer: Wet ‘ Wild – Coloricon Bronzer (Ticket to Brazil)
  • Blush: Benefit – Hervana
  • Powder: 17 – Loose Powder (translucent)

Eyes:

  • Brows: Maybelline – Brow Drama (Medium Brown)
  • Shadow: Benefit – Creaseless Cream Shadow (RSVP – from World Famous Neutrals (Easiest Nudes) palette)
  • Shadow: Benefit – Powder Shadow – crease (Thanks a Latte – from World Famous Neutrals (Easiest Nudes) palette)
  • Shadow: Benefit – Powder Shadow – on brow bone (Call my Buff  – from World Famous Neutrals (Easiest Nudes) palette)
  • Liner: Model Co – Eye liner pencil (01 – Black, free with April 2014 issue of Glamour)
  • Mascara: No. 7 – Fanomonal Lashes Mascara (black)

Lips:

  • Stain: Revlon – Colourburst Matte Balm (220 – Showy)

Brushes:

  • Blank Canvas – F20 – Foundation
  • Ecotools – Powder Brush – Powder
  • Real Techniques – Pointed Foundation Brush – Bronzer (contour)
  • Real Techniques – Multi Task Brush – Bronzer & Blush
  • Real Techniques – Essential Crease Brush – Cream Eyeshadow
  • Blank Canvas – E24 – Powder Shadow 

I think this look was ideal for daytime shopping, as it didn’t look too overdone, even if it did take me 20 minutes to do!

I also notice my lips look a bit dry under the lip colour. Back to lots of lip scrub and balm it is.

Robyn

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Mar. 14.

Face Friday: Cocoa Brown Event

FF-thWelcome to Face Friday, where I plan to show off my best face of the week with a list of products and brushes used. Quite simple really!

Today’s face comes from the Cocoa Brown Spring Launch Event, held in the Vintage Cocktail Club.

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Face:

  • Primer: GOSH – Velvet Touch Line Perfector
  • Primer: Benefit – The Porefessional (used on nose)
  • Foundation: Maybelline – Fit Me Foundation (125 – Nude Beige)
  • Bronzer: Wet ‘ Wild – Coloricon Bronzer (Ticket to Brazil)
  • Blush: MUA – Blusher (Shade 1)
  • Powder: 17 – Loose Powder (translucent)

Eyes:

  • Brows: Maybelline – Brow Drama (Medium Brown)
  • Shadow: Benefit – Creaseless Cream Shadow (Flash – from Eye Gotta palette)
  • Shadow: Benefit – Powder Shadow (Purple Haze – from Eye Gotta palette)
  • Liner: Model Co – Eye liner pencil (01 – Black, free with April 2014 issue of Glamour)
  • Mascara: None
  • Lashes: Eyelure – Sex and the City lashes (Carrie)

Lips:

  • Stain: Revlon – Just Bitten Lip Stain (Gothic)
  • Gloss: Shiseido – Lacquer Gloss (RD305 – Lust)

Brushes:

  • Blank Canvas – F20 – Foundation
  • Blank Canvas – F03 – Powder
  • Real Techniques – Pointed Foundation Brush – Bronzer (contour)
  • Real Techniques – Multi Task Brush – Bronzer & Blush
  • Blank Canvas – E23 – Cream Eyeshadow
  • Blank Canvas – E32 – Powder Shadow 
  • Blank Canvas – E30 Spoolie end – comb lashes and false lashes together

I didn’t use mascara, and the false lashes added enough intensity, and it makes it easier for me to reuse them.

I think the whole thing fit together quite well for a vintage(ish) look. What do you think?

Robyn

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