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Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Silver and Black Defined Eye Look

Hi Cherubs!

I did a very impromptu silver and black defined eye look which I only managed to capture on my phone camera but I hope you get the idea. I will do a formal photo shoot on this look soon!





PRODUCTS USED

Ben Nye Monster Wheel - white shade as base
White shimmer shade from Coastal Scents 88 palette
Sleek Molten Metal platinum shade lightly patted over blend area to blend silvery white to black
Matte black shade from Coastal Scents 88 palette
Matte white shade from Coastal Scents 88 palette as highlight
MAC Smolder pencil
Eyelure lashes

xoxo Angel5ace xoxo

Monday, 12 September 2011

NOTD - China Glaze Nail Polish in Oxygen

Hi Cherubs

I recently picked up a new China Glaze nail polish in Oxygen. This is a milky, non shimmery  opaque colour. One coat gives you that natural french manicure look, two coats gives you a gorgeous milk nude polish that looks simple and sophisticated and not at all like Tipex in case you were wondering!

China Glaze nail polishes (in case you havent heard of them) are VERY big in the States and are fantastic quality - certainly up there with OPI and Essie.

I used Elegant Touch Rapid Dry for Nails with Vitamin E spray which didnt quite take 60 seconds to dry, more like 3 minutes, but dried to a perfect solid yet glossy finish. I would highly recommend using a spray like this if you don't have the time or patience to wait for nail polish to dry.

Enjoy the pics xoxo




Thursday, 8 September 2011

Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector Universal BB Cream - Review!!

Hey my Cherubs!

So I wanted to jump on the bandwagon of the most recent craze in the beauty world, or, more accurately, the Western beauty world – BB Creams.

BB (Blemish Balm) Cream is a “wonder” cream which originated from Germany as a medically produced cream which was intended to be used post facial plastic surgery. It’s uses were to generally improve skin condition with healing properties, give protection by containing high SPFs, reduce the appearance of redness and even out skin tone amongst other things.

It recently transpired in the Korean version of Hollywood (Kollywood?), that actresses were using medicinal BB Creams to get flawless looking skin. Once this revelation hit, beauty product manufacturers realised the earning potential and released a massive variety of BB Creams in Korea and other parts of the East. BB Creams are BIG out there and have been around for a while now.

And now, the Western world has cottoned on, with MAC, Bobbi Brown and other leading beauty corporations releasing their version of the BB Cream in the UK and other western markets.

Those clever people at Garnier (always quick to spot a trend) have very recently released their version of the famous BB Cream, called Miracle Skin Perfector Daily All In One BB Cream. So, what does a BB Cream actually do? Well, in the East, its main features are to even out skin tone, heal the skin, reduce the appearance of wrinkles, protect from the sun with very high SPF, balance out yellow tones in the skin by “whitening” the skin. Whether these creams actually do all of the above, I have no idea, although the Eastern market swears by them.

Here, as I understand it, BB Creams have the main job of 1. Evening out the skin tone, 2. creating 24 hour hydration, 3. acting as a primer by creating a smooth appearance to the skin and 4. protecting the skin from the sun. In plain English – a universal tinted moisturiser!

I am going to focus on the Garnier BB Cream as I just bought it from Superdrug to test out.

It comes in 2 colours – light and medium and claims to do the following:
Evens skintone and boosts glow
Blurs imperfections
Smoothes fine lines
24 hr hydration
SPF 15 UV Protection

The colour choice isn’t great, but as it is supposed to have light reflecting properties, unless you are either end of the spectrum i.e. really pale or darker than say, Mac NC44, you should be ok trying this out.

So, does it work?

SPF – Well it says SPF 15 which is quite low compared to Eastern BB Creams, but I think this is acceptable for normal day to day use where you are not expecting to stay out in direct sunlight. As I usually wear a SPF moisturiser or sometimes a moisturiser and then sun protection lotion, it was really handy to use just one product to protect and moisturise.

Hydration – The product is VERY moisturising, which for my dry/combination skin, is actually ideal. It gives a dewy finish, so if you like a matte finish or have oily skin you probably wont like this. I wore it to work and it maintained the dewy natural appearance all day, with no caking or dry, flaky spots.

Healing Properties – Hmm no idea yet. I will let you know. However, it does contain anti oxidants although unless these are in very high quantities I doubt this will have much effect on your skin. I will monitor and let you know. The pigment is due to mineral powders so this should prevent pores getting clogged and allow your skin to breathe.

Coverage – As already stated, the colour choice isn’t fantastic, but I have to say the medium was perfect for me and gave a very natural finish – basically “my skin but better”. It certainly did not cover any blemishes, but it did make my pores much less noticeable and covered redness around the chin and nose, and as I applied an additional layer onto my undereye area, it helped to reduce the appearance of dark circles. As it leaned towards the more warm tones, I think this is what helped with making my dull, sometimes sallow looking skin appear more bright.

Texture – I probably used a pea sized amount in total on my whole face. It comes out looking and feeling like a thickish foundation, but spreads really quickly and thinly and blends like magic. Once it was blended, my skin felt so smooth and silky, soft – similar in feel to a light primer such as MAC Prep and Prime.

Price – I got this at £7.99 from Superdrug as they had a special offer on. The RRP is £9.99 but you get 50ml of product which is a fair amount.

Overall – I tried to take pictures, but it was hard to pick up the difference on camera. However, here is a swatch against my hand (to the left, unblended, to the right blended in - you can see how shiny and bright it looks).
In person, I saw that my skin looked brighter, cleaner, fresher, more even and really well hydrated. I have to say I really love this product! I have been looking for a tinted moisturiser for some time, but wanted something really natural looking which would not cause my pores to be clogged. I am so pleased that the product eliminates certain steps out of my daily routine and gives me a natural look without having to apply foundation, concealer etc. I have read a lot of reviews and people seem disappointed. As long as you aren’t expecting a skin transplant by using the product, I think you will be pleasantly surprised to use a universal moisturiser that protects and evens out your skin tone and lasts all day. I especially love that I can jump out of bed in the morning and slap one product on my face on those “lazy” days and know I will look fresher and brighter WITHOUT having to wear makeup, and still get SPF protection all day.

5/5 Angel Wings for this one!

Sunday, 7 August 2011

Modern Indian Bridal Look 2 - Hot Pink Arabic Inspired Double Winged Liner










For the second modern Indian bridal look, I decided to take inspiration from the amazing Arabic makeup style by using a double winged liner with a splash of hot pink!



FACE


Lanacane Anti Chafing Gel as primer

NARS Sheer Glow foundation in Syracuse

INGLOT concealer palette

YSL Touche Eclat

ELF HD Powder

MAC Strobe Cream



CHEEKS


NARS Laguna as contour

Famous by Sue Moxley Ingrid Copper blusher

Barry M Dazzle Dust in Ice Pink as highlighter



EYES


MAC Painterley Paint Pot as primer

Barry M Dazzle Dust in Ice Pink as highlight

Barry M Dazzle Dust in Pink Gold

MAC Amber Lights eyeshadow

Hot pink shade from Coastal Scents 88 palette and pale pink matt shade from same palette for blending

Sleek Gel liner in Dominatrix and set with matte black eyeshadow

White kohl pencil to mark space between double wings



LIPS


Rimmel Moisture Renew lipstick in a bright pink colour although I cant remember the name sorry! You could substitute MAC's Girl About Town or Show Orchid for a similar look


Hope you like it!


xoxo Angel5ace xoxo




Modern Indian Bridal Look 1 - Blue Smokey






Traditional Indian bridal outfits tend to include gold and red as the main colours. Nowadays, outfits have become modernised by adding accents in blues, greens, turquoises, even hot pinks!
A close friend who is getting married soon asked me to create some looks using modern bright colours so I put together this blue smokey eye, which was inspired by the front cover of Asian Bride magazine (Spring issue) and a bright pink Arabic inspired look too, which will follow soon.
Here is a breakdown of the products used:
FACE
Lanacane anti chafing gel as primer
NARS Sheer Glow in Syracuse
INGLOT concealer palette
ELF HD Powder
YSL Touche Eclat
MAC Strobe Cream as highlight base
EYES
MAC Painterley Paint Pot as base
Blue shade from Sleek Primer Palette
MAC Deep Truth eyeshadow
MAC Steamy to blend out the blue
Barry M Dazzle Dust Ice Pink as highlight
Collection 2000 Glitter Liner turquoise colour
MAC Contrast eyeshadow
Urban Decay 24/7 Liner in Zero
Matt black eyeshadow to blend out the liner
CHEEKS
NARS Laguna to contour
MAC DollyPink blush
Barry M Dazzle Dust Ice Pink as highlight
LIPS
Sleek Lip Liner in Pink Rose all over lips
MAC Dazzle Cream in Gone Romancin (limited edition but you can substitute with any bubblegum pink iridescent lipgloss such as L'Oreal Juicy Rose Glow Glamshine lipgloss)
JEWELLRY
The headpiece is just a necklace which I fixed to my hair using bobby pins. This necklace is from Chohans on Stratford Road, Birmingham, UK

Sunday, 31 July 2011

MAC 109 Brush Review



Hello Cherubs!

I have been lusting after the MAC 109 brush for so long now! I recently managed to get it at a duty free price so I really wanted to share my review of it with you all.
I think I got this at around 18 pounds, but the usual price is a little more at 22 in stores.
This is a very hard working brush. It is like a mini, dense, super soft and hard wearing kabuki on the end of a regular long handle. The fibres are natural according to MAC's website although I dont know exactly what they are made of. It has a soft domed tip which is actually laser cut so it is rather perfectly rounded at the top.

At first glance it kind of looks like a brush that you would pass over because it doesnt appear to serve a specific purpose. Its a little small as a blush brush and as a powder brush, its a bit too rounded for a blush brush too and perhaps it more easily lends itself to a small contour brush, in which case you are probably best getting the MAC 168 contour brush instead, right? WRONG!!
This brush is AWESOME for contouring as it really gets into the hollows of the cheeks and as it is so small it ensures you dont get too much matt bronzer on your face so you can easily avoid that muddy face effect.

It is PERFECT for blush as you can get really precise, the bristles are really dense so you can concentrate colour where you want it. It is super soft and gentle too and then you can finish by gently buffing the blush into your cheeks in circular motions.
It is EXCELLENT for applying face powder as again it is soft and the domed tip helps to really get into the tricky areas of the face like around the nose and chin and then you can really buff the powder in to your skin also.

It is AMAZING for applying liquid foundation. Yep, LIQUID foundation. It creates this flawless airbrush like effect if you just lightly tap the brush into some liquid foundation pumped onto the back fo your hand and then either tap and swirl or just swirl onto your face.
This is my new FAVOURITE brush of all time. I just adore it and wish I had bought it earlier. I actually do use it for foundie, powder, contour and blush all in one go in the mornings and it really speeds up my makeup application. I just make sure I wipe the products off between each application. I have washed it a few times and it has barely shed any bristles and goes back to its original shape very quickly.

Which are your favourite brushes??

xoxo Angel5ace xoxo

Friday, 22 July 2011

Collection 2000 Extreme 24 Hour Liner in Black and Blue Review



Hi my Cherubs!
I recently perused my local Collection 2000 stand at Superdrug and was rather intrigued by their extremely low priced felt tip eye liner pens which were marketed as 24 hour long lasting. They had 3 shades, black, blue and purple all of which seemed very vibrant when tested so I decided to purchase the black and the blue ones. The nibs are really fine and the colours are bright and the consistency is not too watery or too thick. They set pretty quickly too. The black is a nice intense black, it could be a bit more carbon but for 3 pounds I cannot complain! They are so so easy to use it takes me a second or two to create the perfect winged eye liner and as the nib ends in a really fine point you can get really precise.
Now, as for the claim of lasting 24 hours, they are very long lasting and do not smudge once set, HOWEVER they are NOT waterproof. So if you are caught in the rain, cry or have particularly oily lids, they can smudge. The blue is a really gorgeous navy shade and is my favourite out of the two. I wear these almost every day to work and they really do last all day. I actually prefer that they wash off really easily at night. To get them to last that bit longer, I pat a matte black or blue eyeshadow on top.
I would highly recommend these for a really good budget buy. I give them 5 Angel Wings out of 5 and will definately buy them again!
xoxo Angel5ace xoxo

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

NAKED Cosmetics Review!!

Hey Cherubs!
I was so pleased when I went to the Beauty for Colours and Naked Cosmetics stand at IMATS, as the lovely Joanna Ida Jutkiewicz at Colours for Beauty took her time to demonstrate how the Naked Cosmetics pigments work and I was super impressed, and then even more so when I was kindly gifted a few samples of the Naked Cosmetics pigments and mixes! The pigments are pure, mica based mineral cosmetics which are really finely milled.
I was given 2 pigments, one in a beautiful berry shade and the other in a pale nude gold shade - both are really versatile colours. I was also given the matte eye base:and the glossy lip mix too:
Now these pigments are truly MAGIC!! You can use them as they are, wet with water when they transform to an almost liquid metal like consistency, mixed with the matte eye base to really mute down and mattify the colours or mixed with the lip gloss which produces a beautiful lip gloss shade which is very long lasting on the lips. You can mix them with body oils to make shimmery oil based bronzers, an you can even mix them with clear nail varnish to create nail colours too! WOW!!! And no they dont just look like bits of glitter mixed in with these different bases, they actually melt and pigment each base to really blend. It really is rather magical to watch LOL!!
The Pale Gold Shade - Naturally Nude Collection - NN-01
From Top to Bottom:
Label on the little plastic jar the pigment comes in
The pigment itself
Comparison of the mattified version of the pigment (i.e. mixed with the matt eye base) and the pigment mixed with water
Mixed with water
Mixed with water
On its own
As a lip gloss (i.e. mixed with the glossy lip mix)
On the lips
The Berry Shade - Naturally Nude Collection - NN-05
From Top to Bottm
Pigment itself in the jar
The jar label
On its own
As a lip gloss mixed with the glossy lip mix
Wet with water as a comparison next to the mattified version
On the lips as a gloss
Mattified version
I believe the pigments are sold as a set, so for example the naturally nude collection would not be sold separately and there are 6 shades in each collection. I think the price at IMATS was around 40 pounds but you get the mixes with them too. It seems like a large price but the colour collections are amazing and as they are multi-tasking products they are actually excellent value for money. My favourite way of using them is mixed with water plain and simple as they just kind of melt into this lusious liquid metal consistency - just gorgeous!
You can purchase Naked Cosmetics from www.coloursforbeauty.com
Special thanks go to Joanna Ida Jutkiewicz for kindly gifting the above reviewed products!
xoxo Angel5ace xoxo

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Kim Kardashian Smokey Purple Mermaid Video Tutorial

MY darling Ceherubs!
Finally I have gotten around to editing the video tutorial I have been promising for so long.
All you need to click on the link which will take you to my Youtube Channel
Let me know what you think!
xoxo Angel5ace xoxo

Sunday, 8 May 2011

Coming Soon!! Kim Kardashian Purple Mermaid Smokey Purple Eye Video Tutorial





Hello Cherubs!


How have you all been? I know I haven't posted in a while, however, as always, I have lots of posts in the pipeline!

Coming soon is a much awaited Kim Kardashian video tutorial featuring some make up she wore in a mermaid themed promo for her show. It is a beautiful and very dramatic smokey purple eye with really huge lashes. I have decided to show you how to re-create her look in a new video tutorial! The video is in the process of being edited so here is a sneak preview of one of the pictures of the finished look!

Enjoy and stay tuned for the full tutorial!

xoxo Angel5ace xoxo

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Deal Alert!! Discounted MAC Cosmetics Available in the UK!!

Hey my Cherubs!!


I really needed to share with you this awesome deal that I stumbled across the other day! As some of you may know, MAC cosmetics are NEVER discounted, MAC never have sales and so the only way to find permanent MAC items at a discount is if you are very lucky on Ebay or at a CCO or other discount outlet, and in the UK these are very, very few and far between!

Well, I was stunned to see that Debenhams online are selling a few MAC items, including BRUSHES!!! at a slightly discounted price!! OMG! I REALLY want to pick up a few things but cannot afford to at the moment, but please let me live through your purchases vicariously and go and check out the range. Just go to www.debenhams.com/beauty and click on MAC.


To top it all off, guess what?? Free shipping (within the UK) for a limited time only!! WOOHOO!! Go crazy guys and share your haul with me!

xoxo Angel5ace xoxo

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Primers versus Bases - Get the Most out of your Eyeshadows!

Hi Cherubs!



I was recently asked a question about what the difference is between eye primers and eyeshadow bases, particularly as I personally tend to use both under my eyeshadows.


If you have read my article "Beginners Guide to Primers" (here is the link if you havn't) www.frivolousbyangel5ace.blogspot.com/2010/11/beginners-guide-to-primers.html you may know a little about the role of primers for the eye. For me, personally, the main reason for uing a primer is staying power. I HATE creases in my eye make up and I hate it when eyeshadows fade and/or smudge. Primers can also really bring out the colours of the eyeshadows, HOWEVER, I do find that the best primers for staying power such as Too Faced Shadow Insurance or Urban Decay Primer Potion, tend to dry fairly clear. This can be a good thing in terms of ensuring the colour of the primer doesnt interfere with the colour of the eyeshadows I am putting on top, but if I want a shade of eyeshadow to really POP and show true to colour with no skintone showing through, I use an eyeshadow base.



The key properties of an eyeshadow base are that, firstly, it is opaque (i.e. once on you can't see the skin underneath it), secondly it is a cream or gel base (i.e. not a powder or a liquid). Bases are either neutral coloured, or, if you are using a particularly vibrant shade of eyeshadow, you can use a base in a colour matching the colour of your eyeshadow.



One of the easiest ways to obtain a base for your eyeshadows is just to get a coloured khol pencil, or even just a plain old black kohl pencil and rub that over the eyelids, blend and then pat your eyeshadow over it. You may have seen me use my black kohl pencil as a base for dark eyeshadow colours, particularly for smokey eye looks. If, for example, you were to use a purple eyeshadow you can just pick up any old cheap purple shade of kohl pencil and use that in the same way. NYX do some AWESOME jumbo eye pencils which are very very good as bases as they are creamy and well pigmented and come in every shade you can imagine. Barry M also do some similar jumbo eye pencils.



Of course, various cosmetic companies do make specific products to be used as eye shadow bases. MAC make Paint Pots which come in various colours. One of my favourite paint pots is Painterley. This is just a neutral cream base, however it contains silicone so it smooths out the eyelid and also sets dry. It is the perfect neutral base for all eyeshadow colours. On its own, it doesn't have the best staying power, but when used over Urban Decay Primer Potion, the combination is amazing. Benefit also do smudgeproof cream shadow bases in lots of lovely colours.



If you really can't afford to get a separate base, just apply your primer and then put a thin wash of any thick concealer you own. This will have a similar effect.



For me personally, I find that as I am Asian and have NC42 skin, eyeshadows, especially the lighter shades, don't show up that well or you can see my skin showing through. Painterley Paint Pot is a light skin tone shade which really helps to show the colours I like to use and as it sets to dry quite quickly it helps my makeup last that much longer. It is a dream product to me and well worth paying that bit extra for a top quality product.


Hope that was useful, if you have any questions, please let me know!



xoxo Angel5ace xoxo

Friday, 15 April 2011

Video Tutorial! Smokey Cat Eye Using the Sleek Storm Palette

Hi Cherubs!



As promised, here is the next video tutorial detailing how you can create a smokey cat eye using the very affordable and very high quality Sleek Storm palette! As you all know, I LOVE the Sleek makeup line as a fantastic, purse-friendly cosmetic option. Their eyeshadow palettes are legendary and I can totally see why - great pigmentation, durable, blendable, soft, beautiful wearable colours and all for a bargainous £6-£7 at your local Superdrug or online.


The smokey cat eye is a look that combines a sexy, feline inspired eye shape with the smokey blending techniques. It is fairly easy to do and hopefully my video will help you to acheive the look. You do not, of course, have to use the gunmetal shade from the Sleek palette as the main colour, try it with a matt grey shade, black, blue or even purple - whatever you prefer!


I accidentally deleted the part of the video showing how I finished the look, but feel free to complete the look however you like as this is a very neutral eye look, albeit slightly dramatic. My preference, would be a muted pink cheek with any nude lipstick or gloss.


Blogger is awful for uploading videos so instead please click the link to my Youtube channel to access the video:


www.youtube.com/watch?v=smM3xVi_KY8


Products Used:


FACE


NARS Firming Foundation in Syracuse


Benefit Erase Paste No 3


MAC Studio Sculpt Concealer in NC42


MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Medium Dark


EYES


Painterly Paintpot as eyeshadow base


NYX Jumbo Black Bean pencil


Sleek Storm Palette - gunmetal shade, skintone matt shade, brown matt shade, black matt shade, champagne shade


L'Oreal Lineur Intense Eye Liner in Carbon Black


L'Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black mascara


MAC Spiked Eyebrow pencil


Stila No 15 double ended brush


MAC 217 blending brush


Stila No 2 brush


Manicare Foundation brush



xoxo Angel5ace xoxo


Sunday, 10 April 2011

VIDEO TUTORIAL!!! Jennifer Lopez "On the Floor" Music Video Make Up Tutorial Step by Step!!!

Hello Cherubs!!


I would like to present my first ever video tutorial! I will show you how to create a look similar to the one Jennifer Lopez wears in her music video to her number one single "On the Floor" featuring Pitbull. This is the look she wears in the majority of the video when she is dancing in the silver jumpsuit. I know I look nothing like J-Lo (wish I did! Haha!) and you may feel the look is different to hers also, but please bear in mind this is just my interpretation of her look!




video


PRODUCTS USED


FACE


NARS Firming Foundation in Syracuse


Benefit Erase Paste in number 3


MAC Studio Sculpt concealer in NC42


MAC Mineralize Skin Finish Natural in medium dark


CHEEKS


NARS Laguna Bronzer


Body Shop Bronzing Pearls


MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft and Gentle


EYES


Benefit It Stick


Urban Decay Polyester Bride eyeshadow (off-white shade with silver micro glitter)


Copper eyeshadow, and brown eyeshadow from the 88 Palette


Bobbi Brown eyeshadow in Bone for the highlight (matt cream colour)


Ben Nye Monster Wheel white shade as the eyeshadow base


L'Oreal Lineur Intense eyeliner in Carbon Black


L'Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black mascara


Half lashes (I think these were Primark lashes that I cut in half but I can't remember exactly) and Duo adhesive


MAC Spiked eyebrow pencil


Collection 2000 clear mascara to set eyebrows


BRUSHES


Manicare flat foundation brush to apply foundation and concealer


Crown Perfectly Pink bullet crease brush to apply white glittery eyeshadow


Crown Studio Oval Shadow brush to apply copper colour


MAC 217 brush to apply brown colour to the crease


Stila No 2 brush to blend colours and apply highlight colour


Bare Escentuals Handy Buki to apply bronzer, blush and highlight


What do you think of the video?? I really hope you like it! More videos are in the pipeline, starting with a smokey cat eye tutorial coming soon!!


xoxo Angel5ace xoxo

Sunday, 27 March 2011

The BEST Peachy Nude Lipstick EVER!!

picture courtesy of Temptalia
Hey!
Due to convincing at least 10 people (that I know of!) to buy Angel Lipstick by MAC, I decided to test my makeup pulling power again to see how many people I can get to purchase MAC Freckletone Lipstick!! How egotistical am I??! LOL!
But in all seriousness, I have been loving up Freckeltone for quite a while. If you look back over many of my FOTDs, I wear Freckletone in almost every heavy eye look!
It is a lustre finish, so basically it is one of the most moisturising MAC lipstick formulae. It is creamy and smooth and dries to a slightly glossy, sheeny finish.
The colour itself is all you could ever wish for in a peach nude lipstick! It isnt too peach or coral and it isn't too pink, it isnt too brown and I have NEVER seen another lipstick like it! It is a truly unique shade. For similar skintones to me, it is the perfect alternative to Angel for your nude lippie collection.
The best thing about is that the subtlety of the shade and the lustre finish formula make it so appropriate for work! As its not too opaque you can slap this on without a mirror and you don't need a gloss or even a lipliner with this. Unlike Angel which is frosty and can look washed out without a balancing lipliner against darker skintones, MAC Freckletone can be worn au naturel.
I cannot RAVE enough about this lipstick, go to MAC, swatch it and see why!
Here is an older pic of me wearing Freckletone with a black smokey eye.


xoxo Angel5ace xoxo

Smokey Eye Series No 2 - Smokey Blue Denim Eyes

EDIT: I took on board what a few of you said about the pictures and changed one of the pictures for another close up of the eye - see below.
Hi my Cherubs!
I have been busy busy lately with a few upcoming attractions, firstly my WEBSITE!! Woohoo! I have a designer lined up and have been liaising with them daily to finalise the main design of a website which will not only continue this blog, but will also have many other features that I think you will all like! Secondly, video tutorials! So many of you have asked me when I am going to start video tutorials and I am pleased to say that at least one video is currently in production, with another having just been shot today! Thirdly, proper photographs! I am trying to get a level of consistency with the photography, so have been spending a lot of time working out best angles, lighting and camera angles. I also actually want to re-shoot several of the photos of looks that I have created in the past and so I will be updating historic posts. This will happen over the next few weeks hopefully. Fourthly, a Youtube channel! To showcase my video tutorials to a wider audiences I am in the process of establishing a Youtube channel!
Phew!
I really hope you all enjoy the next chapter in this makeup journey of mine!
In the meantime, here is the next episode in the Smokey Eye Series which I started some time ago. This is my interpretation of a denim blue matt smokey eye. Denim eyes are really in season right now, thanks to MAC Jeanius collection. I didnt use an eyeshadow from that collection but instead utilised MAC Naval eyeshadow which is the most gorgeous powder denim blue shade. I decided to pair the look with a coral cheek and peachy nude lips. I wanted to really show how blue eyeshadow can be completely wearable if you choose a matt formula and stick to the colour on the eyelids and under the eye, with a soft, gentle fade into a skintone shade. Another reason for all you dark brown eyed beauties to wear blue eyeshadow is that it really makes brown eyes POP! Look at the closeup picture at the top of this post, my eyes look almost golden brown against the blue, whereas my eyes normally are a standard very dark brown. In terms of how to create the blue smokey eye, I hope to do a video tutorial of the look very soon so stay tuned for that!



PRODUCTS USED
FACE
NARS Firming Foundation in Syracuse
Inglot Freedom Palette of concealers
Benefit Erase Paste in No 3
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural
CHEEKS
MAC Peaches Blush
MAC Strobe Cream as highlight
LIPS
MAC Freckletone Lipstick (the BEST peachy nude lipstick EVER!!!!)
EYES
MAC Paint Pot in Painterley
NYX Black Bean jumbo pencil
MAC Naval Eyeshadow (this is such a gorgeous colour! However, it might be limited edition I am not sure but if it is then NARS China Blue would be a great substitute)
Stila Mineral Matt Eyeshadow (I can't remember the name of the shade but it was a medium brown with reddish undertones. MAC Saddle would be a perfect substitute)
MAC Ricepaper eyeshadow as highlight on the inner tearduct area
Bobbi Brown matt eyeshadow in Bone as highlight (cream colour)
MAC Smoulder kohl
L'Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black mascara

What do you think of the photos? Which photo do you prefer to really showcase the look? I would love some feedback guys as this is going to be the general format of all photos going forward.

Thanks!

xoxo Angel5ace xoxo

Sunday, 20 March 2011

Rihanna Who's That Chick Make Up FOTD



Hey Cherubs!


I took inspiration from the music video for Rhianna's single "Who's That Chick", the above is the actual picture of Rhianna from the video.


This is my interpretation (apologies for the quality of the pictures!):



Products Used:



FACE



NARS Firming Foundation in Syracuse

MAC Studio Sculpt concealer in NC42

MAC Studio Finish Powder in NC42

Benefit Erase Paste in No 3


CHEEKS


MAC Ladyblush cream blush stippled from the temples in a c shape to the tops of the cheekbones

MAC Coygirl and MAC Dollymix blushes mixed to create a deep pink look



EYES



MAC Painterly Paint Pot as base

The following matte colours from the 88 palette : yellow, green (lower lash line), brown, orange (above crease) and cream

Urban Decay 24/7 liner in Whiskey to create cut crease effect
Uran Decay 24/7 liner in Zero
Loreal Lineur Intense in Carbon Black
Loreal Carbon Black Voluminous mascara

LIPS

Mix of GOSH intense lip colour in fuchsia and MAC Please Me lipstick

xoxo Angel5ace xoxo

PS I am so so sorry for the quality of the pics my battery died on my camera so I had to take pics with the mobile! I may re-create the look again and take better pics