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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.

brushes

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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Mar. 06.

Best of Beauty: Princess Product

ud-thWelcome to week 5 of the Best of Beauty challenge, as set by the Superb Sam from All the Buzz (Side note: Did you see her new logo? I did that :-)) We’ve had Skincare Saviours, Hair Heroes, Makeup Must-Haves and Pamper Products. Now it’s the turn of Princess Products. Y’know, that one high end product you just can’t live without.

Now, on this I must note, I don’t really have much by way of Princess Products, as I really can’t afford nor justify spending so much on high end when chemist brands do so much too. That said, I do occasionally treat myself. I have a Chanel nail polish. Benefit is one of my favourite brands. But, I’m not talking about either of these today. What I’m going to talk about is a palette. A palette of remarkable beauty and use. A palette that is one of many sisters, and has countless cousins. It is of course the Naked 2 palette by Urban Decay.

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When I’m looking for a neutral eye, I can make it up from numerous single or duo shadows, my Benefit Big Beautiful Eyes Palette, or this beauty. And this is what I reach for time and time again, as it is just so versatile. 1 palette, too many combinations, that can be put together for any occasion, from day to night, office to party to bedroom. The fact that it also includes a brush is a bonus, as it then becomes a grab and go palette.

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Okay, it’s €44 (or there about, depending on offers) but if you consider the fact that it’s for 12 shadows, brush, mini lipgloss and case it suddenly appears as great value for a truly exceptional palette.

So, do I have people reading this who love to get Naked? What are your Princess Products? Are you more of a cheap and cheerful girl? As always, the comments await!

Robyn

 

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