Thursday, June 26, 2014

Poison Passion-Complementary Colours

The other day I woke up and for some reason I just had to use purple and yellow together!
As purple and yellow are complementary colours, they can be very difficult to blend, so I decided to go for more of a cut-crease look. 

 This makeup was a great way to distract myself from the fact it's freezing cold here, these colours are so bright and fun. I really love how this turned out :)

Revlon Colorstay Foundation
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
Sleek Contour Powder (from the Face Form Kit)
NARS Laguna Bronzer
MAC Whisper of Guilt
NYX Lip Gloss 'Whipped'

Urban Decay Primer Potion
NYX White Eyeshadow Base
Sugarpill Poison Plum
Sugarpill Buttercupcake
Sugarpill Bulletproof
Maybelline Eye Studio Gel Liner
Maybelline Colossal Volume Express Mascara
Red Cherry #43 Lashes

Do you like this colour combo?

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Revlon Colorstay Foundation First Impression/Review

Let me begin by saying I must be the last person on Earth to try this foundation. I've had my eye on it for quite some time, but for some reason I never actually bought it...until last week! 

Does anyone else get really excited about trying out a new foundation? I mean, to the point where you almost want to redo your whole face makeup, just to give it a go.

Well, that was me. I couldn't wait to do my makeup the next morning!

Scroll down for a before/after shot!

I began by moisturising and priming my face like I would normally do, and I also set the foundation like I normally would after it was applied, so to get a better idea of how it would last throughout the day. I chose the combination/oily formula.

I used a damp Real Techniques buffing brush to apply the foundation. I started out with a small amount, then added more to see how buildable the coverage was. I found that one layer gave a really nice, natural look, but you could easily add more and increase the coverage like I did. It applied evenly and was easy to blend.

Below is the foundation applied alone, which has a slightly dewy finish. If you have oily skin you might not want to wear this alone, I would recommend using a face powder to set.

I added a small amount of MAC Studio Finish concealer around the eye area to brighten, and as I mentioned, I set the foundation like I normally would. I used MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in light to set the concealed area and Rimmel Stay Matte Translucent Powder to set other areas of my face.

I also added Nars Laguna bronzer and Orgasm blush to my cheeks, and NYX Round Lipgloss in Whipped on the lips. Since the first use of the foundation, I have noticed you can't apply blush/bronzer straight away as it will move the foundation underneath. Instead, give it a few minutes to dry/set. It's not something that really alters my opinion on the foundation, but definitely something to note.

Below is the before and after!

I haven't tested the 24hr claim, however I wore this makeup for at least 14 hours that day and it held up really well. I don't recall any fading or patchiness, and there was minimal oil build up, so I believe you could easily get a longer wear time. 

The packaging is great, nothing mind-blowing just nice and simple but I LOVE that it comes with a pump.

The foundation retails for $34.95 at Priceline here in Aus, however I purchased it on sale for $20.95. I really love the foundation but would prefer to wait for it to be on sale, rather than spending $35 on a "drugstore" foundation.

In conclusion, Revlon Colorstay Foundation is a great natural looking, yet buildable foundation that looks beautiful in photo's and lasts really well throughout the day. It's also very easy to apply and blend, so it should be great for beginners and pro's alike.

So, would I buy it again? Definitely.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope this was helpful!

Monday, June 16, 2014

Snow Fairy Makeup Look

Do you ever begin a makeup look with just an idea, and as soon as you begin you realise it isn't going to end up how you wanted it to? Well that's exactly how this look started, but I somehow managed to turn it around.

I thought it would be a really awesome look to film, something really creative and different, until I began applying the white makeup all over my face. It started to become horrible patchy, probably because silly me just used a moisturiser instead of a primer as well, so I gave up completely on filming it. I did, however, decide to keep going with one side, just to see how it would have turned out and I'm so glad I did. I think it looks really cool!

This was the first time I've done a white eyelashes look, and it took me days to get all of this shit off! Haha.

NYX White Eyeshadow Base
Sugarpill Poison Plum
Coastal Scents Blush Too Palette (Purple)
Sugarpill Lumi Loose Eyeshadow
MAC Reflects Teal Glitter
Random Reflective White Glitter
MUFE Flash Palette
NYX Half lashes-customised by me

Mehron Paradise Prisma Blendset(White)
Sugarpill Poison Plum (contour, lips and brows)
Coastal Scents Blush Too Palette (purple)
Pink Lipgloss from Sephora

I would really love to know what you think of this look!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Party Monster Makeup Look

Do you ever just get a real desire to create something really dark, dramatic and grungy? Well that's exactly what inspired this look. It came out of nowhere, but I'm so glad it did because I absolutely love how this turned out! 

I actually walked into my bedroom where my boyfriend had been napping, and needless to say I got quite the startled reaction haha.

Deets below!

Covergirl 3 in 1 Stay Fabulous Foundation
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer
Rimmel Stay Matte Translucent Powder
NARS Laguna
MAC Whisper of Guilt

Maybelline Eye Studio Gel Eyeliner
Sugarpill Bulletproof
Sugarpill Goldilux
Coastal Scents Black Glitter
Red Cherry #43 Lashes

Rimmel Black Kohl Pencil
Sugarpill Bulletproof
Sugarpill Goldilux
Maybelline Hyper Glossy Liquid Eyeliner

I hope you guys like this and let me know what you think! I definitely plan to do more dramatic/character type looks, so keep an eye out for that!

Have a great day!