Monday, 19 October 2015

W7 Mini Midnight Palette

Halloween is one of my favourite times of year. The pumpkins are carved, people are thinking about fancy dress and best of all, its on a Saturday night this year!

The W7 Mini Midnight Palette (link) came in a box set, which also included a cheek palette and the In The Buff Palette. I actually got the box set from The Original Factory Shop (link) which was about £12.00. I will do a review on the cheek palette also, but I thought I would do them all separately.

I used this eyeshadow palette in my Halloween Video (link) and actually, for this time of year, this palette is perfect!

Purples are quite hard to wear at the best of times. So the fact that this is inexpensive, its not going to break the bank if you only wear it a couple of times of the year.

The Palette is in a tin box, so very secure and it also comes with 6 different shades. As you can see from the picture, it has 1 completely matte, 1 satin finish and 4 shimmery shades. Some of the shimmery shades have very large glittery, glittter particles mixed in. So this is not going to be for everyone. However like I said, great for inexpensive dressing up makeup. Also if your very creative, this palette can work for a lot of different makeup looks.

The colours are actually quite pigmented, but I do feel that you have a lot of fall out. So I recommend doing your eyeshadows first and the your base makeup afterwards. 
They blend really nicely and last well on the eye, but only with an eye primer first. Without, you do find they can be a little chalky.

Im in love with the second shade, which is the wine colour. Such a pretty shade for an autumn smoky eye. Teamed up with some lashes and lashings of eyeliner, you would be good to go!

Have you tried W7 products before? If so, what do you think of them?


Monday, 5 October 2015

Halloween Vampire Makeup Tutorial

I love Halloween! My mum and dad always made it so special when we were younger and to top it off, its my mums birthday! I truly believed she was a magical witch and I even told all of my friends, just because she was born on Halloween. Awwww good memories!

So to celebrate, I made this video for you



Friday, 2 October 2015

My Autumn Makeup Daytime Routine

What a gorgeous few days its been. The sun has been shining, but the freshness of Autumn has definitely been blessing us with all its glory!

This has been my go-to day time look for work, most days. It seems like a lot of products, but I can assure you, its super quick and easy. It makes me feel polished, without the time and effort and lasts all day.

I start of by priming my face, using the smashbox primers together. I just feel they give a bit of everything that the skin needs and also lasts well throughout the day. I did a separate post (link) on these, so go check it out.

The Eyes

Whilst that is settling on the skin, I then take the Revlon eyeshadow palette and use the bone colour all over the lid, then use the cool toned brown underneath that bone shade, and take that all over the mobile lid, up to the crease. With the other lighter brown, right of the bone shade, I use that on a fluffy brush and blend out the harsh line in the socket. Then I take a small pencil brush and use the darkest shade on the outer V and blend. You don't have to be precise. Just go with it and rock the undone, eye look! Next I take the Avon black liner and just smudge that on the upper lash line. Curl your lashes and then put on 2 coats of mascara top and bottom.

The Skin

MAC Studio Fix has 2 pumps on the back of my hand and with a damp beauty blender, I distribute that all over the face. Conceal any dark circles with your fave concealer and then to warm up the face, W7 Cream Bronzer is put in the hollows of the cheek bone and around the temple, set in place with the Rimmel Loose Transparent Powder. For an autumnal cheek, I put a berry tone on the apples, pulling the colour back. A spritz of the Avon Makeup Setting Spray and done!

The Brows

A clear brow gel is used to groom the brow and with the Collection Brow Pencil in Blonde, is used to fill in any sparse areas and brushed through.

The Lips

I used a Estee Lauder Lip Pencil in a berry tone and used it really lightly, all over, to get that bitten look. Then I used the Loreal Cream Gloss over the top to add that shine, without looking over slippy.

Perfect for day time. Perfect for work. Perfect for Autumn