Saturday, 11 June 2011

Spring Green...

I've been collecting eyeshadows lately, especially in bright colours and finally have the time to use them! Especially since Sleek came out with their Mediterranean Collection earlier this week I got my hands straight on the Monaco palette and this is the first look I've used creating it! (and three other palettes...)

apologies for the quality! my camera had a little stress today...

I don't usually do a bright eye but since its getting warmer I really need to start to. This light, kiwi green eyeshadow reminds me of the fresh spring looks, even though we are now getting into summer, I still adore it. Unfortunately the names of the colours used I have either lost or they just didn't come with one, so some picture labelling has been done instead for those who want to try this out themselves. :)

Firstly, we have the star of the show, the Sleek Monaco Palette, this was the usual price of £6.49 and the colours are actually quite pretty and vibrant. Obviously, I started off with Urban Decay Primer potion all over the eyelid, then all over the lid I used this light, shimmery green colour, which was the first one that actually stood out to me. I threw away the insert that comes with the names on this (not very appealing to hold onto flimsy plastic inserts in my opinion) but I believe its called Kiwi Zest, which describes the tone of green perfectly!

This didn't turn out as clearly on the photo as I wanted, but to add definition to the look, I used this olive green from the Sleek Acid palette, which is available on their permanent line. I worked this in from the outer corner of the lid about a third of the way in. Even though this is a matte shade it did not distract with the shimmer of 'Kiwi Zest'.

*hello camera!*

To highlight all over the brow bone I used this white shade from a Beauty UK palette in No. 4. This palette was only £3.99 and the colours look nice and feel amazing, its like touching cream!

Back to the off-quality photo, in order to finish off I lined the upper lid with MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack and topped it off with Rimmel's Glam'eyes liquid liner in Black Glamour as the gel liner appeared too faded on its own.
On the lash line I used Fluidline again from the outer corner and then Rimmel Soft Kohl Pencil in White from the tear duct to make the eye appear a little brighter.
This white eyeliner looked good first time, but is actually a little hard to work with. Anyone suggest a better liner?
The eyes were finished off with mascara, I used three, No 7's Extreme length, Collection 2000's Big Fake and Maybelline's One by One, all in black of course.

And now onto the lips! At first I thought to just find one colour and stick with it, but I came up with quite a few colours this eye look could be worn with!

I first decided on a light liliac lip to well...match my top, this is Barry M's 129 which is indeed a light liliac shade, even though it looks slightly pinky on the picture! I actually shouldn't neglect this colour as much as I do, but the story behind it is that my lipstick tube is actually quite mushed up because little gremlins at home decided to squish this when I first got it, and I haven't bothered to replace it since, because I think using the lip brush is enough, obviously not. :(

Next was to opt for a bright lip, especially because its now the summer time. How gorgeous is this?! Explains the need for a dual photo. :)
This is Sleek's True Colour lipstick in Fuchsia and I've actually been loving this lately.

Finally we have the nude look, for all those who think that a bright eye HAS to be balanced with neutral everything else (I kid, this still looks gorgeous). This beautiful peachy nude is called Almost Nude, and its by Revlon.

For the rest of my face, it was all pretty basic:
MAC Studio Fix Fluid in NC42 mixed with moisturiser to sheer it up.
MAC Studio Fix powder in NC42 to set.
Sleek Face Contour Kit to contour.
Bourjois Delice de Poudre in 52 on the cheeks to add a little colour.

Have a nice day. :)

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

First Ever Youtube Video!

After a nightmare of a day trying to actually film this and put it up, it finally is, enjoy!


Monday, 30 May 2011

Bourjois Little Round Pots: Swatches and First Impressions

I've been quite intrigued by Bourjois Little Round Pots for quite a while now. Not only does the name sound adorable, but I've always been one for eyeshadow singles; not really as convenience but more like a collectors item!

I popped into Boots today and picked up a couple of shades, no. 12, in which the name I don't know! (if anyone does please let me know ASAP) which is a beautiful deep purple shade, perfect for a twist on smoky eye, and no. 54 - Marron Glacé which is a neutral brown that would make an ideal daily all over lid colour. The fact its in one pot makes it convenient!

These pots come in a cute little packaging with a little mirror on the top. I've purchased the Bourjois Round Pot blusher before and thats quite difficult to open as it usually gets stuck shut and needs some extra effort to do so. However these opened like a dream so this defect must only happen to some of them!

The powder is quite pigmented, however Bourjois is one of the few brands that actually encourage their eyeshadow to be applied with water, as this increases the vibrance of the colour. This isn't the best option for an eyeshadow on the market, but the use of water can make it look more 'fresh'. I've done some swatches to show the comparison, the brush used was relatively damp for the second set.

without water

with water

As you can see from the swatches; water makes an incredible difference, especially on no. 12, it appeared quite faded on a dry swatch, but when wet the purple tones show through and there is even a slight sheen. No. 54 show a great difference, but as a neutral tone this is good, because it can be applied quickly without having to mess around with water.

These shadows are reasonably priced at £5.99 at Boots, and there is a large range of colours available. I have yet to wear them and test the longevity, but I will let you all know soon!


Saturday, 28 May 2011

I'm back!

I know its been ages since I said I would actually be posting things on here. I have been busy with school and exams, but the truth is I was still feeling quite shy! :(

So about a year later I've finally gotten the confidence to actually post things on here. Here's a random make up look I've decided to do, I guess the inspiration behind is the light pink lips with the dazzleglass on top! Enjoy :)

eyes closed, if you can see the neutrals

apologies for the messy room!

17 Photo Flawless Skin Primer
Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer in 4 - Deep
Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua in BR50 - Beige Rose - Sienne
Benefit Hello Flawless Powder in Toasted Beige
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Dark to contour

MeMeMe Poppy Tint
Revlon Vital Radiance Soft Dimension Powder Blush in Coral Radiance
After I did my lips I realised that I should have picked something more cool toned, so to tone down the warmth...
MAC Mineralize Blush in Hang Loose
The highlight shade from Sleek Contour Kit in Medium

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion
MAC Woodwinked all over the lid
a dark neutral brown from a No.7 palette in the crease - equivalent is No.7 Stay Perfect Eyeshadow in Truffle
a white from the same No.7 palette to highlight the brownbone - any white shadow will do :)
MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack along the top of the lid and lash line
Maybelline One by One Volum' Express Mascara
Maybelline Define-A-Lash Mascara

mystery light pink lipstick pressed into a palette! - equivalent is Rimmel Lasting Finish lipstick in Pink Blush
MAC Dazzleglass in Funtabulous

This is my first blog post, any feedback would be great!

Saturday, 29 May 2010


My first blog post :O wow...

hello, my name's Nusrath and I'm 15 years old. Young I know but surprisingly mature! My major interests include fashion and beauty, especially make up which I have a HUGE obsession with...
I hope to find something interesting to blog about soon!