Monday, 29 June 2015

Hit and Miss | June whats hot and whats not

Hello lovelies!

Today I thought I would start a new segment..
Hit and Miss!

There are obviously products that work for some people that don't work for others, or they may just be a complete fail!

Today I will be showing you what I'm loving and whats just not hot

(products purchased from various stores - Target, Kmart, Coles)

Loreal Lumi Magique light infusing foundation - HIT!!!!!

Im totes loving this atm
Its my go to foundation!
I just love love love it, its been in so many posts lately because its just so good! 
It will be a sad day, or maybe a very happy day, when I find something I love as much as this

Rimmel Scandaleyes thick and thin eyeliner - MISS

Sorry Rimmel but its just not for me.
It has dried out far too quickly, and I just can't work with it.
I find the pen too thick to create a nice flick even though its thick AND thin

Chi Chi Vivi La Diva lipstick on O.M.NUDE - HIT!

This is a perfect nude! Its creamy and pigmented and everything Im looking for in a nude.. lipstick ; )

Essence Lash Princess volume mascara - MISS

I think its the brush on this mascara that I'm not diggin'
Its flat on one side and then curves up and down on the other
I just doesn't do what I hoped it would.
My lashes do not look like they belong to a princess :(
However paired with another mascara and its fine, But kinda defeats the purpose of using it in  the first place. 

NYX Baked Blush + illuminator +bronzer - HIT HIT HIT

Yeah I kinda like this one...
The one photographed is Ignite, it it has definitely ignited my love for blush
Its so highly pigmented and soft and has beautiful gold flecks through it.
Sooo good

NYX Love In Paris parisian chic palette - MISS :(

The colours in the palette are beautiful neutral colours but unfortunately it just doesn't have enough pigment for me.
Its fine for a soft every day look but even the darker colours art that dark even though they look like they would be.

If this post was helpful for you or if you have had different experiences with these products comment below!
Im hoping to make this a monthly blog post :)

xx Lucy 

Sunday, 21 June 2015

blushes | review

Hello lovelies!

Its been a busy few weeks for me so I'm sorry I haven't been able to do much blogging but I'm getting back into the swing of things!

Today I thought I would do a review on the blushes I have collected over the past year or so

Lets start with the MUA Blusher in Candyfloss

(purchased from crush cosmetics)

It has a beautiful soft, velvety texture, is highly pigmented and blends easily! It also has a lovely subtle shimmer. Definitely a must have!

Benefit Dandelion face powder
(purchased from benefit cosmetics)

Comes with a contouring brush which applies the product well. Is in gorgeous packaging. The texture isn't soft as the MUA blush but it does blend well and is highly pigmented. One of my everyday go to blushes

Australis Blush BFFs in Truth or Dare
(purchased from Priceline in store)

This blush has been featured a lot on my blog. Its been one of my most used blushes, as you can see!
These two colours are a perfect combination. One is a shimmer and one is matte. highly pigmented and soft texture. 

Too Faced Sweethearts blush in Candy Glow

(purchased from beauty bay)

The main feature of this blush is the packaging. I personally think thats why there is a price tag on these products. Its soft in texture however even though the colours are very vibrant I find it quite subtle in colour. If your looking for a cheaper option there are definitely LOTS on the market.

NYX baked blush in Foreplay and Ignite

(purchased from Target in store)

These are the newest additions to my blush collection, and I have been loving them!
They are highly pigmented, easy to blend and have a beautiful shimmer to them. I would definitely recommend them as a daily use blush!

Im thinking of trying out the Make Up Revolution dupe for the Too Faced Sweetheart blush, have you tried it? comment below!

Do you have a favourite blush? comment below what it is!

xx Lucy 

Saturday, 6 June 2015

Bh Cosmetics contour & blush palette | How to contour

Hello lovelies!

As you would most probably know, contouring has become a huge part of beauty guru's daily make up routine. 
There are a lot of products and palettes out there these days, some better than others.

Today I will be showing you the BH Cosmetics blush and contour palette no. 1.
It includes 6 shades ranging from white, warm beige and pink toned beige, dark brown and two blushes, a rose pink and a hot pink

(purchased from BH Cosmetics)

And the brushes I will be using 
(from left to right - Soft Angle Brush from Designer Makeup Tools, Tapered powder/blush brush from Morphe brushes, Powder Brush from BH Cosmetics and Medium Face brush from XO beauty

First off I started with foundation and concealer 

Then taking the Powder Brush I applied some of the light beige powder under my eyes, and then the white powder to add some light 

As you can see it has helped to set my concealer and ad a slight highlight to the area.
The colours are matte so there is no shimmer/shine with these products.

I then took my tapered brush an applied the darkest colour just under my check bone for definition 

Then I took the soft angle brush with a tiny bit more powder to create a more defined line 

I was much happier with this outcome

Then to add some colour I took the bottom blush along my check bone and then the smallest amount of the top blush to add more brightness! This colour is very pink so you don't need much! It blends well

I really enjoy working with this product the powders blend well and they have a lot of pigment.
the lighter colours are harder to see so I applied them multiple times (the white and beige colours) 

I don't own any other full palettes, like some of the more popular ones (australis and ABH contour palates)
But I hope to get one or both one day to compare!

If you have any favourite BH cosmetics products comment below what they are!

xx Lucy

Thursday, 4 June 2015

Morphe brushes individual eyeshadows | swatches

Hello lovelies!

Today Im going to be showing you some Morphe brushes individual eyeshadows that I got a little while back

I also got a Z Palette to store them in :)

Ok lets get straight into it!

no. 47 Dazzling

no. 69 Starlight

no. 33 Wink for pink

no. 60 Birthday suit

 no. 40 Porcelain 

no. 13 Deep skin

no. 12 Lilac

no. 16 Bridesmaid

no. 30 Flame

no. 79 Gun powder

no. 11 Mysterious 

no. 71 Secretive

no. 24 Deep cocoa

no. 28 Coal

I have used all of these colours, some more than others, but they are all highly pigmented! 
and VERY affordable at just $2.29! They are USA based so there is shipping costs but I'm happy to pay that for the quality lot the products!

Do you have any Morphe shadows? comment below your favs!

xx Lucy