Wednesday, April 10, 2013

MUA Glitter Eyeliner ~ an everyday eye with a pop of color!

I got a bunch of stuff from MUA in the post today, which I'm super excited about! I can't wait to try it all. Unfortunately, my face doesn't really want to work with me right now... it's kinda covered in eczema. But, I couldn't resist doing my eye makeup anyway ;)

The glitter liners cost £0.50 each, so I didn't exactly have the highest of expectations for them. However, I think they're decent. Well, considering how cheap they were. This pink one isn't really liquid-y at all... it's more like a semi-thick gel that I had to pat on, dot by dot, using the tip of an eyeliner brush. And that's hard work compared to just using the brush to draw a line. I do like the color payoff though! Being glitter, of course it's gonna look better in real life than in photos, but it really is pretty. And for 50p I really can't complain!

Products used:
♥ IsaDora Eye Shadow Fix (primer)
♥ NYX Eyeshadow Base White
Lid: MUA Eye Shadow in Shade 16 - Matt (a very pale pink)
Brow bone: Wet N Wild Eye Shadow in Brulee
Crease: MAC Eye Shadow in Sketch
♥ MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack
♥ MUA Glitter Eyeliner in Shade 6
♥ Max Factor 2000 Calorie Waterproof Mascara

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Light blue eyes...

I found this picture on my memory card today. It was taken a long time ago (I can tell just by looking at my eyebrows - they were a lot thinner back then!) and unfortunately, I can't remember which eyeshadows I used, but they make the color of my eyes look so light! It's cool how makeup can make your eyes appear lighter or darker, bigger or smaller... you name it, makeup can do it ;)

I love it.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

St. Patrick's Day & Instagram

This is the eye makeup I wore on St. Patrick's Day. I love green eyeshadows, and wear them quite often, so I thought I'd post this even though it's a bit late. The bright green on the inner half of my lid is Acidberry by Sugarpill, the darker green is O, Christmas Tree by Tick:Tock, and the glitter under my eye is Autumn Hologram by Morgana's Crypt. I used Sugarpill's Tako to blend and highlight, and MAC's Fluidline in Blacktrack to line my upper lash line. I'm really happy with the way this look turned out :) 

I also wanted to let you guys know that I recently created an account on Instagram. Surprisingly, my username there is acidwash06 ;) So if you wanna follow me, please do! I'll be posting a lot of makeup pictures there, and I'd love to check out your pics as well!

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Witching Hour

I can't believe how busy I've been lately! I finally started my new job, and it's taken up a lot of my time. I really like it though!

Here's a makeup look I did a while ago. I'm not too fond of the picture (I think my facial expression looks a bit strange...?), but I love those eyeshadows. They're all Tick:Tock

The green shadow on my lids is called Witching Hour and is quite glittery in real life. I find it so hard to capture glitter in photos! Perhaps I should start filming some short videos of my glittery looks, so that you can really see the sparkle? 

Other than Witching Hour, I used Salvador Dali, Midsummer Night and Four Horsemen. ♥

P.S. Witching Hour is on sale right now ;) Click here to go there!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Midlife Crisis

Tick:Tock Cosmetics has this gorgeous hot pink eyeshadow called Midlife Crisis. I decided to use it as a liner the other day, and... wow. I loved it!

In my opinion, colorful liners are great for spicing up neutral looks. I think I'm gonna wear a lot of bright eyeshadows as liners this spring... Who needs a bunch of liners when you've got plently of eyeshadows and mixing mediums? ;)

For this look, I started by applying some of my LASplash eyeshadow sealer/base (in the same way I would apply a gel liner) and then patted the pink eyeshadow on over top of that base. 

Monday, January 14, 2013

Kett Fixx Crème Foundation - first impression

A little background info for those who might be interested:
My skin has pink undertones and some redness, but I always go for a neutral and/or more yellow toned foundation because I want my foundation to counteract that redness and give me more neutral toned skin. It's just what I prefer. I also find that my body is a tiny bit darker than my face and neck are naturally, which is why my face might look a little darker once I've applied my makeup. I want all of my skin to be the same color, and I find it easier to darken up my face and neck ever so slightly than to make my body lighter. 

I've been wanting to try the Kett Fixx Crème Foundation for ages (ever since I first heard gossmakeupartist rave about it). I finally ordered it in the shade N1 from However, N1 was a tiny bit too light on its own, so I bought N3 as well. (N3 is the next shade; they don't do an N2). I chose to buy the refill pans because they're cheaper and I keep them in this cute leopard Z Palette

The lovely gossmakeupartist has also taught me that most foundations we hear about (both drugstore and high end) only contain 12 - 20% pigment, whereas foundations by brands that are geared towards professional makeup artists often contain 50+ % pigment. Kett Fixx Crème is one example of a 50+% pigment foundation, and that's the main reason why I was so excited to try it. I mean, 50% is a lot more than 12 - 20%. And more pigment means you'll need less product to get good coverage. 

I can tell you right now that you only need a tiny amount of this foundation to get great coverage! I applied it all over my face using my sigma F82 round top kabuki brush, and then used my fingers to apply a little bit more over my blemishes and scars. I didn't use any other products. I also didn't do anything to these pictures, except crop them. (I used the same lighting as well... pehaps I'm sitting a little closer to the light in the first picture though? The second one looks a bit darker to me. Oh well, it's as close as I could get it.)

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I can honestly say that my first impression of this foundation is amazing! It was so easy to apply and to blend, and the coverage is amazing. Especially considering that I only used a little. I could easily have built up the coverage by adding more, but I didn't feel the need to do that. I absolutely love the finish of it! It looks nice and dewy on my skin. I will need to powder my t-zone though, but I always use powder so that's not a big deal. I can tell that these little pans will last a long time.

I will do a full review once I've worn it enough to really form an opinion about it. I have a feeling that I'm really gonna like this foundation... ;)

Friday, January 4, 2013

FOTD - Blue and green

Here are some pictures of the makeup I wore yesterday. I was trying one of Tick:Tock Cosmetics' new  colored eyeshadow bases - a beautiful blue one called Nebula. I do love a good colored base. Most of the colored bases I own aren't very good, unfortunately, but this one really is! 

This is just a sample, but it'll last forever. You need the tiniest amount!

The eyeshadows I used are all by Tick:Tock:
Seven Days - crease
Clepsydra - lid
Fronzen in Time - inner corner, and  used to blend out the crease color
Withching Hour - under eye