Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Daytime Makeup Look Feat. Maybelline Blushed Nudes Palette

Now that September is over; everyone should be back into the grind of things. Whether you work or go to probably want something that won't take away from your beauty sleep, yetttt will still make you look put together and chic. So go on and wear your leggings, cozy sweaters, and combat boots - here's a makeup look to go with alllll of those things! 

Meet my dear friend Mikayla, I'm so lucky to have such beautiful makeup models!

I wanted this look to be something easy to achieve and affordable. I used the Maybelline Blushed Nudes Palette, so all of the eye shadows are conveniently in one place (automatically saves you some sweet morning zzzz's). Here is a link to my full review of this fabulous little palette: .

Products Used:
1. L'Oreal Magic Lumi Light Infusing Primer
 2. The Body Shop Tea Tree Flawless BB Cream
3. Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer
  4.  Maybelline Color Tattoo: Bad to The Bronze (use this to prime lid)
5. Maybelline Blushed Nudes Palette (I go into full detail on which shadows I used below)

6. The Body Shop Bronzing Powder - Light Matte
7. NYX Blush - Coral Dream
8. Becca Cosmetics Shimmering Skin Perfector - Champagne Pop
9. Covergirl The Super Sizer Mascara - Black
10. Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Whiz - Light Brown

How to Achieve This Eye Look With The Maybelline Blushed Nudes Palette

(Click on the pictures in order to make them bigger, sorry if you can't see them!)

Step 1: Pack this baby all over your lid.

Step 2: You want to use windshield wiper motions to blend, blend, blend
the heck out of this colour in order to create a nice smooth transition shade.

Step 3: Add this to your crease, use windshield washer motions for this as well,
make sure there are no harsh lines. 

Step 4: Add to the outer V area of your lid, blend into the previous shade.
This will add more definition to your look.

Step 5: Use a definition brush to line the lower lash line.

Step 6: Using a pencil brush, smoke out that last shade we just used. Go ahead, SMOKE it out! Now that lower lash line won't be as harsh.

If you followed all of those steps, you should end up with this easy, peasy, fall makeup look:

(Can I just say...highlight on fleek girrrl!)

So go ahead and enjoy a little extra zzzzz's in the morning, but still look FABULOUS for your day! ;)


Saturday, 12 September 2015

Maybelline The Blushed Nudes Palette

Happy Fall Everyone! 
It is officially here, I no longer have to feel ashamed for wearing all of the fall make up looks in the summer. I can now proudly parade around in all the blacks, browns, reds, and oranges as much as I want!

Maybelline's The Blushed Nudes Palette: Let me first start off with saying, it's the same thing as you get with most drug store palettes...some AWESOME pigmentation with some of the shades and some very, very poor pigmentation with others. There is an initial sort of seal on top that you kind of have to work through before you get the real quality of the shadows. I find this is another general issue with any sort of drug store eye shadow. So if you are planning to buy this, or already have and aren't really happy with the results...stay patient and work through the top layer of the shadow. 

I have created a couple looks with this palette that I am really very happy with. *They will be going up on the blog soon*! 

The packaging is simple, yet very cute. The writing is cool and the size of the overall palette is quite small, so very easy to travel with. 

It's got all the shades you need to create a very neutral look or a dark and vampy look. Perfect for fall I might add. None of these shades are very matte, although some have more shimmer in them than others. 

Here are the you can tell the lighter colours have the poorest pigmentation (plus I'm super pale, so they don't show up as well on my skin tone as they would on others' #palepeopleproblems. All you milky white people, you feel me?)

As for the darker shades, I'm quite impressed with the pigmentation! The colours are beautiful as well, I use a lot of the rose gold colour and the darker pink shade in a lot of my looks.

Overall, I am quite happy with this palette, I really didn't know what to expect as I didn't purchase the original Nudes Palette from Maybelline. For such a small palette, you can really get a lot of good makeup looks out of it! 

Let me know what you guys think about this palette :) ! 
amy xoxo.