Saturday, 20 August 2016

My first attempt at a glitter cutcrease

As I was attending a wedding this weekend I wanted my makeup to look super glam as it was a special occasion. I love the look of glitter cut creases so I thought this was the perfect occasion to try one on myself and I think I did ok!!

For this eye look I used my holy grail OPV cosmetics gorgeous palette with Morphe blending brushes and cosmetic grade glitter from Ebay. It is important when using glitter for eye looks that you ensure the glitter you use is cosmetic grade otherwise the glitter can scratch the corneas causing eye damage.

Firstly, I used a light orange shade as my initial transition shade, followed by a light brown shade. I then gradually darkened the crease to build dimension by using darker and darker shades of brown from the same palette.
Next, I used my LA Pro Girl Concealer and a Real Technique Detail Brush to 'cut' the crease. I found this part the most difficult and I did get a little messy, but practice makes perfect! 

I then placed a gold shadow over the concealer as I wanted to use a
gold glitter and the shadow underneath will make the glitter appear more opaque.

Now for the fun part!! I placed a glitter adhesive above the gold shadow and then used a flat eyeshadow brush to apply the gold glitter.

Finally I added NYC Black Liquid Eyeliner, followed by Red Cherry 43 Eyelashes and added the same brown shadows I used in my crease on my lower lash line.

I then did my base makeup. I recommend doing eye makeup before base makeup, especially when using glitter as otherwise the eyeshadow can fallout and ruin your base.

For my base I used:
Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation
LA Pro Girl Concealer in Medium Beige to highlight the under eye area.
LA Pro Girl Concealer in Dark Cocoa to contour, I then set this with Sleek's Contour Kit in Dark.
MAC Mineralize Skin Finish in Global Glow to highlight the cheekbones, nose and cupid's bow.
MAC Translucent Powder to set my makeup - an essential step if you're going to be dancing to keep that makeup in place!
Urban Decay De-Slick Setting Spray - I am not too fond of this spray but still on the hunt for the perfect product for my oily skin (any recommendations would be greatly appreciated).

The final look:

I really enjoyed creating this makeup look as I love to experiment  with makeup but I am far from perfect so would really appreciate any feedback on how I could improve.
Thank you once again for reading, Chantel x

Thursday, 11 August 2016

July Payday Haul/ product review!!

After a long and very poor month, payday finally arrived so I thought I'd treat myself to a few things. I thought I'd try the new products out before making this post so I could also let you guys know what I think about them.

Makeup Products

1. Urban Decay De-slick Setting Spray - I have super oily skin so I've been searching for a product to control my oil as there is nothing worse than spending ages on your makeup only to look super shiny 3 hours later. I decided to try the travel size of the setting spray to see how it worked for my skin and I picked this up from the Urban Decay counter in Debenhams for £9. However I don't think I'll be purchasing the full size version of this product as it didn't do anything to extend the longevity of my makeup and I would not recommend it to all the oily girls out there.

2. Kiss Ritzy Lashes - These are my favourite lashes, they're glam yet they look natural and I reach for them for most of my neutral/ everyday looks. I needed to repurchase these so I picked up a two pack for just over £7 from Boots which I think is a really good price for 2 sets of lashes.

Hair products

1. Gorilla Snot Hair Gel - As my natural hair transition has progressed, I have found it harder and harder to get my hair slick which is a look I love. This gel works really well to do so, even better than Olive Oil Eco Styler Gel and I would definitely recommend it as it only costs £3.99.

2. Bootleg Denman Brush - I've seen a lot of natural hair bloggers talking about Denman Brushes and how good they are for natural hair, so I really wanted to try one out for myself. However, I refused to pay £8-£10 for a hair brush. So when I saw this brush that looked very similar in the Afro hair shop I had to try it as it is a fraction of the price at £2.99. This brush is very effective at detangling, however I would not recommend it for very damaged hair as it could worsen breakage.


1. River Island Sweatshirt - As Autumn/Winter clothing is finally hitting the shelves, a few pieces have caught my eye. The first being this grey sweatshirt with badges on the arm from River Island's men collection. I really liked this sweatshirt as I got army/ military vibes from it and I really like the oversized fit. I got this for £26.99

2. Quilted Bomber Jacket - When I first saw this bomber jacket my boyfriend tried to convince me that I don't need it and so I left it. But when I got home I instantly regretted the decision and so I had to go back and get this beauty. This jacket cost £18 from Primark and although I don't typically like quilted bombers I absolutely loved the colour of this one so I had to get it!!

3. Holographic Clutch Bag - Last but not least is this pretty holographic clutch with a chain strap from Primark. I think this bag would be perfect for a night out or even in the day time when you're trying to go for a more glam look. This bag was only £10 which I think is a bargain.
That concludes my payday haul/ review, thank you so much for reading!!
Chantel x