Thursday, February 11, 2016

Make Up Academy Poptastic palette

Hello Sweethearts,

today I'm going to share with you the swatches and my opinion of a Make Up Academy palette I bought a few weeks ago.

MUA about this palette:
' The Poptastic Palette contains a fusion of vibrant colours for the more daring, with bright blues to a shocking pink amongst the 12 highly-pigmented eye shadow shades. This palette contains shimmer shades with complimentary shades that keep their vibrancy on all skin tones.'

I swatched the eyeshadows on the order they come. I'm somewhat confused about the back of this palette since they gave gorgeous colour such a grey toned picture. My favourite colours of this palette are 'Cherry Sour', 'Cool Cyan', 'Atomic Aqua' & 'Shocking pink'. They're vibrant colours, as I expected from MUA, but not as pigmented as Sleek. Sleek has a stronger pigmentation, however I like working with MUA a little bit better. MUA is kinder for your make up brushes and is easier to build up. I already created a much loved eye look with this palette.

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I call this my unicorn eye look. I used 'Atomic Aqua' on the eyelid, 'Shocking pink' in my crease & 'Cherry Sour' in my outer corner.

I really love buying and using colourful eyeshadows in the spring and summer.

I got this palette for €5.99 in my local drug store.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

MAC cosmetics haul

Hello Sweethearts,

this weekend I went to the MAC cosmetics pro store to buy my mom a birthday gift & I ended up buying some goodies for myself as well.

The prices mention in this haul are what I paid, keep in mind that I get a make up artist discount.

I wanted a new high coverage foundation, the man working at MAC advised me to go with the Pro longwear nourishing waterproof foundation. I got this foundation in the colour NC25 for €27.60.
Mac about this foundation: ' A waterproof formula that lasts for 24 hours and can be used as a foundation or concealer.

I also decided to buy two new eyeshadows, these don't look like any eyeshadows I have in my collection so far. The are from the Extra dimension range. I got the colours 'Stylishly Merry' & 'Ready to party'.
MAC about these types of eyeshadows: 'A hybrid shadow that’s smooth like a cream, blendable like a liquid and finishes like a powder.'
I got these eyeshadows for €18 each. I also already created a look with Ready to party.

I have always wanted to try the pigment eyeshadows in general, I decided to go with a mini in the colour 'Kitchmas'. I got this pigmented eyeshadow for €8. MAC has a special range of mini products for €10 each but I got a discount so that's why I got mine for 8.
MAC about this pigmented eyeshadow: 'A concentrated loose colour powder used for a wash of colour or a more intense look. Shimmering pink/mauve pearl [Frost]'

And as last I also decided to try the new brushes from MAC. I have been eyeing similar brushes from Artis for a while now & I even ordered a dupe from eBay. But I wanted the real experience and the MAC brushes are cheaper than the Artis brushes so I decided to give them a try.
 I got the Oval 6 brush and the Linear 1 brush.
MAC about the Oval 6 brush: 'A brush that's ideal for blending and contouring blush, foundation or powder.' I got this brush for €44.
MAC about the Linear 1 brush: 'A brush that delivers a firm, precise stroke to line lashes and lips or define brows.' I got this brush for €28.

I will be reviewing the brushes soon & I will upload more details about the rest of the products later.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Review: Maybelline dream wonder nude foundation.

Hello Sweethearts,

recently I have been on the hunt for a new foundation when I came across the Maybelline Dream wonder nude foundation. After wearing it a few times I felt I was ready to review this foundation.

Maybelline about this product:
'This foundation formula is 12 times thinner than a normal foundation with the coverage of a normal foundation. It got a special applicator which makes it easier to apply, just drip the foundation on your finger and apply on your face. You only need three drops for full coverage.'

Well to start off the three drops foundation for full coverage is not what I needed. I used at least 12 drops. And I hated the special applicator because I barely got any product from the bottle. Okay the applicator did work because Maybelline claims you only need a little bit of this product, that's why the applicator gives so little.

Wtihout Maybelline dream wonder nude foundation.

With Maybelline dream wonder nude foundation.

The picture above show the overall coverage of the foundation. I have to say that the coverage is okay, it didn't completely cover my blemishes but it made my face more smooth.

I kind of bought it because the packaging looked so good and the promises of this foundation sounded interesting but it will not become  my everyday foundation. Maybe in the summer when I feel like wearing a lighter foundation that I decided to make this my everyday foundation.

Meanwhile I will be hunting for another foundation.
What's your favourite foundation?

Friday, February 5, 2016

Fashion: Pink dress black fur

Hello Sweethearts,

today it's time for a fashion article, yeay!

The pink dress with long sleeves is from Forever21. The fake black fur bodywarmer is from H&M. The boots are from Forever21. & The ring is from Forever21 as well.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Make up: Eye looks of January 2016

Hello Sweethearts,

for a while now I have been creating different eye looks and practicing photographing of make up. Since January I have been trying to upload a different eye look every week to my Instagram. & I thought it would be fun to future the different looks on my blog as well. So in this post I will simply future the eye looks I posted on Instagram in January 2016.

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What's your favourite eye look?

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