#GETTHELOOK – CHILL BEAT

One of my fave YouTuber’s, Holly Boon, invented this whole ‘Chill Beat’ situation. Essentially its just when your face is glam AF (beat) and your outfit is chill, i.e. a tracksuit.

I sat down to do my makeup yesterday and just felt like using products which I hadn’t used in a while, or never before, and actually fell back in love with some products!

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Face:

Too Faced Hangover X Primer, Too Faced Born This Way foundation in natural beige, Maybeline Fit Me concealer shade 10, Laura Mercier translucent powder for under the eye, MAC Mineralize Skin Finish in medium for the face, Bourjois Chocolate Bronzer, Benefit Hoola Bronzer to contour, Bobbi Brown blush in Coral Sugar, Makeup Revolution pink highlight from the Highlight Palette.

Eyes: 

Huda Beauty Textured Shadows Palette, shades ‘flamingo and ‘pink’ on the eye. Shade ‘smarty pants’ from Tarte In Bloom palette used as transition shade, shade ‘leader’ used in the outer corner to darken, finally shade ‘funny girl’ in the inner corner. Maybeline Brow Drama for the brows.

Lips:

NYX lipliner in shade ‘London‘ and KKW X Kylie Cosmetics Kimberley liquid lipstick.

Tracksuit is Pretty Little Thing.

So my overall verdict and some standouts are, Too Faced foundation has always been a fave of mine, the coverage is so buildable and never looked cakey on the face, it really gives off such a airbrushed finish. The Boujous bronzer I hadn’t used in about a year! Very warm toned and similar to MAC Give Me Sun, plus is smells of chocolate. The Huda Beauty palette I’m still very ‘hmmmm’ about, you can read my review here, however I must admit that the pink shades are crazy pigmented! The NYX lipliner and Kylie Cosmetics combo is my favourite nude lip situation at the minute, full KKW X Kylie Cosmetics review to come soon! The Makeup Revolution highlight is POPPIN, I can’t even remember how much this palette was but I’m pretty sure it was under £10 from Superdrug, it’s so smooth and glowy I’m VERY impressed.

P.s. #NoFilter xo

 

 

 

 

 

#HAUL – BLACK FRIDAY TREATS

Okay this is like a mix of Black Friday treats and just repurchasing things I needed! FeelUnique.com had some amazing offers over the 3 days, Selfridges had 10% off beauty and MAC had freebies when you spend over £40 online. Here’s what I picked up.

SELFRIDGES 

10% off beauty isn’t a lot but it doesn’t happen often so best to make the most of it when it happens! It still amazes me that they only offer up to 10% when cosmetics are the money maker for luxury brands because they’re so cheap to produce therefore so profitable. They can deffo afford to give us 20% off!

Anyway I picked up a new Too Faced Born This Way Foundation as I hadn’t repurchased mine since it ran out and I couldn’t find anything else that I LOVED as much because I remember fully raving about it. I also copped the concealer to match as I’d seen it on my social media. I have such good memories of this foundation and I remember loving it but this time around I just don’t like it as much? I don’t know why, it just isn’t sitting on my face right. If I do a full heavy face of make up it works well but when I try to do a natural day at uni look it just doesn’t blend and sits on my face weirdly? I’m not sure if it’s because I’ve been using the Boujous foundation mixed with the YSL one I’ve just got used to the texture of it. The concealer, I haven’t used it enough times yet as the lady gave me the total wrong shade (I asked for a shade lighter and got a strong 2 shades darker) so I had to go back and exchange it. I’ve recently been blending my concealer with a brush and not a beauty blender but this concealer I can tell will look better with a beauty blender not a brush.

FEEL UNIQUE

I ran out of my gorgeous Kerestase shampoo and then moved flat so just didn’t have time to pick up a new one so I’ve been using L’Oréal for the past 2 months and my hair hates me for it. I didn’t realise how nice Kerestase was until I stopped using it. L’Oréal is absolutely rammed full of sulphites and nastys and I could just feel them clogging up in my hair. After once wash of Kerestase my hair feels BEAUT.

I also got a new Liz Earle Hot Cloth Cleanser and Cocoa Brown Tough Scrub. I’d just ran out and needed these both!

MAC

So Mac brought back their discontinued whisper of guilt highlighter for their holiday collection! I saw this in Mac Carnaby street and it was in stock but I just didn’t think at all to buy it! Then next thing I knew it was sold out everywhere. Even when I went to Rome I tried Stanstead airport and the 2 MACs in Rome but still had NO luck. I just kept refreshing the website twice a day everyday to see when it would come back in stock. I managed to grab it straight away! I haven’t even tried it yet as I’ve been waiting for a day to do a full face of glam. But for £29 you get a highlight and blush compact and I think that’s pretty well priced.


I saw they had a new lipstick called ‘Strip Me Down’ and both my friend and me thought it was to match stripdown the lip liner so I bought it to make my shopping basket £40 so I could get a free liquid liner. It’s deffo a lot warmer than stripdown it’s kind of simailr to Twig too. I’m not sure how to describe it really.


So free with my order I got 2 free mascara samples and a full size black liquid liner. I remember this eyeliner being amazing so I can’t wait to use it!

So that’s pretty much my payday beauty treats 💋

#GETTHELOOK – A GLAM LIBRARY DAY

I’m ill and exhausted from working Black Friday weekend at work, I usually don’t bother wearing make up for uni but I looked rough so needed a pick me up. I went for a natural glam look which would keep me looking alive and hide how ill I felt.

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I’ve just got the iPhone 7 and seriously struggling to get used to how good the front camera is… it’s almost like ‘too good’. It shows all of my spots and open pores it’s gross! It’s deffo ruined my selfie game but managed to crack it today.

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FACE 
Foundation: Too Faced Born This Way in shade Natural Beige

Concealer: Maybeline Fit Me in shade 10

Under eye powder: Make Up Forever HD Translucent

Face powder: MAC Mineralise Skin Finish in shade Medium

Bronzer: Benefit Hoola Bronzer

Highlight: MAC Soft & Gentle

Blush: Milani flower blush in Flora Passion

EYES

Shadow: Morphe 35K palette

Mascara: MaxFactor Clump Defy in shade Black/Brown

Brows: Benefit clear brow gel

LIPS

Liner: MAC Lip Liner in shade Whirl

Lipstick: Gerard Cosmetics in shade Buttercup

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#GETTHELOOK – NO FILTER


I’d been going off 3-4 hours sleep for about 10 days because of my second year hand in at uni. I managed to spill a Starbucks over my MacBook and loose every piece of work 2 weeks before hand in. My amazing dad sent me his laptop to use to get shit done and the night before hand in that also decided to cave in. Majorly like WTF how I managed to break 2 MacBooks in a month I don’t know. But learning from my mistakes the first time, I’d saved all my work on a USB so I didn’t loose a thing! Lesson learnt, ALWAYS back up your work. It may seem like effort but it’s so worth doing.

Anyway so I’d had 3 hours sleep and had to hand in my work at uni first thing in the morning and then go off to work til 10.30pm yay me. I was EXHAUSTED. My bags under my eyes were on a whole new level I was literally living off coffee. Tbh can’t complain cause anyone who goes to uni will understand.

ANYWAY- FACE DEETS

EYES: theBalm Voyage palette, I used the soft browns in this pallete and stared lightly and blended them up. I then used the copper shade from the Sleek idivine palette on my lid. Finished with Maybelline mascara and Topshop gel eyeliner.

BROWS: OBVI my fave Topshop brow gel in Form and Cresent Moon highlighter under the brow.

FACE: Too Faced Born This Way foundation. TO COVER UP THE DARK CIRCLES UNDER MY EYE I used LA Girl Pro concealer in the red shade. Now you literally need the tiniest amount to do this. Just pop it under your eye and blend out with your finger. I then used LA Girl Pro Concealer in my normal shade over the top to eliminate the redness. Make Up Forever HD transulecent powder on face and under eyes. Topshop Bronzer in Mohawk, NYX contour palette, Zoeva blush, Topshop Cresent Moon Highlighter mixed with theBalm Mary Loumanizer.

LIPS: Topshop lip contour in outline and NYX soft matte in London.

Then all set with LA Girl Pro matte finish setting spray!

#FAVES – MAY

I love it when it’s a new month purely because it means I get to do a favourites post!

TOO FACED BORN THIS WAY FOUNDATION 

This foundation, oh my days. I think it’s the best I’ve ever used. On payday I was torn between this and Georgio Armani silk foundation but went for this as it was cheaper. When I tested it I was sceptical because it had the same texture as MAC Studio Fix, and that foundation scares me after having used it for so many years. It kind of baffles me because I only need 1 pump to cover my whole face, and then about half a pump extra for a fuller coverage, but it doesn’t feel thick at all. It really does make your skin look naturally flawless and I’ve got acne so it’s quite hard for my skin to look flawless. Majorly rate this guys!

TOPSHOP GLOW POT IN POLISHED

It’s back in stock and better than ever. I LOVE the Topshop glow pot, it’s the best cream highlight I’ve used. So over my foundation I dap a small amount with my fingers across the top of my cheekbones, bridge of my nose and cuspids bow. I start of with a small amount and use my fingers to blend it out and then build it up. I find that it works best with fingers I don’t know why, I’ve used brushes and sponges but it maintains a beaut glow when blended with fingers. I then use a powdered highlight on the top cause I LOVE highlight.

SPECTRUM BRUSHES

After receiving the amazing beauty blender style sponge in my Birchbox last month, I decided to purchase some Spectrum brushes. I didn’t realise that they’re pink and so pretty!! The fact they’re pink made me want to buy more tbh, but I just settled for a fan brush and a shader brush because I actually needed one. They’re so fab! The fan brush makes highlight go on so well I love it and the shader brush I use for shadow under my eyes when doing a smokey eye and it blends the product out so well. I’m 100% going to purchase more of these, they’re so affordable too!