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Sunday, January 26, 2014

Beauty Bargain of the Week

Hey girls,
I just want to share these little beauties that can make such a difference to keeping your makeup last throughout the day, and the best thing is they only cost €3.49. 
They are Catrice Blotting papers. They are small little oil control papers that soak up the oils on your face without affecting your makeup. By removing the excess oil it means your makeup lasts longer throughout the day.

If you suffer with an oily t -zone these bad boys will become your best friend. There is nothing worse than looking on Facebook on a Sunday morning and having a big shiny forehead or chin in every photo. A shiny t-zone will be highlighted with the flash in a camera. This little compact is so handy to throw in your jacket pocket or even clutch bag. 
These are an absolute must for brides and bridesmaids. 
Happy shopping..x 

Sunday, January 19, 2014

My 3 Favourite Eyeliners

Hey girls, I am always being asked to recommend my favourite products. I will go through them all eventually but to start here is a list of my favourite 3 eyeliners: pencil, liquid and gel.

Pencil:

Starting with pencil my favourite of all time is MAC's Eye Kohl in Smoulder. I love it because its really soft, it has great power and a really strong black colour. It's a bit on the pricey side at just under €20 but lasts forever. It also acts great as an eye base under pigments or glitter. I just draw it all over the lid then smudge it out and then press the glitter or pigment onto it. - Nice quick and easy party look.
This also is a great eye pencil for contact lens wearers.
P.S If you are one of those people whose under eye make or eyeliner tends to always smudge bad under your eyes I would advise to stay away from this...xx

Liquid:

- Catrice Liquid liner
What I love about this is that it has a felt tip brush which allows you to get a precise line. You can really control the nib. I hate those really thin brushes that normally come with some liquid liners.
Also the product itself doesn't dry too fast, so gives you just enough time to perfect that flick. It gives a dark black line that doesn't fade. I have this one the regular one and also in the waterproof version. The regular one would run in rain or if you were sweating and the waterproof one is budge proof for anyone with sweaty Betty eyelids. This is a great starting product if your starting out using liquid liner. I would say if you have sensitive eyes this might irritate. I find at night if I've been wearing it all day my eyes feel sore- yet I still wear it!! 



Gel:

Last but not least - Inglot Cream Liner.
 
This beauty makes my job as a makeup artist easier. I have tried them all and this one wins hands down. It is such a smooth, brilliant product. It lets you create a beautiful black line. It doesn't feel dry or cakey on your lid. I use this blended out on the lid under glitter and pigments. It drys quiet fast though so I wouldn't hang around if fixing mistakes. You can also use this on for tight lining and in the waterline. I can get away with this wearing contacts as long as I let it dry. This has made my bridal kit and one for my own makeup kit. I have this in a few colours. The brown is fab to use in the brows. 
Laters..xx

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Beauty Bargains of the Week...x

Hey girls,
I've been buying alot of makeup lately and am busy out trying them out properly before I review them.
Here's a quick post on 2 of these goodies that were absolute bargains and stand out products.
Catrice  - Pure Shine Colour Lip Balm and No. 7 Honey Blush.
I paid €4.89 for the Catrice Balm. With this  I love to colour in my lip with a neutral lip pencil and then apply this over it. The shade i got is 040 My Cherry Berry and its a handy go too product that you can apply without worrying you end up with lipstick all over your face. Its like a mix of lip gloss and lip balm. Also this didn't dry out my lips, its really moisturising. To me this is a dupe for the Clinique Chubby sticks but a quarter of the price. I haven't seen Catrice in Ennis but as soon as I get to Limerick I will be buying a couple more of these. Lovvvvveeeeee

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Next up is the No.7 blush. This was €11.00 but I used a €6.50 off voucher from boots so it only cost me €4.50.
This is just the perfect daytime blush. Its is a warm brown/peachy colour that has a silky smooth finish and leaves a healthy glow to the skin. Perfect for all those Irish pale chicks out. Will suit anyone up to NC37 in MAC. Would probably be too light for anyone with a darker skin tone. I think this would be brilliant for someone starting out using blusher. You can't go wrong with it. It is also very buildable for all ye blush whores like myself..lol
Talk soon..xxx