Just gotta say…I LOVE this makeup, I literally threw it together in 30 minutes and it fared wonderfully for a crazy night of dancing and I was so happy with it, but realized once I was taking it off the next morning that I had only taken one photo of it.
The look wasn’t that hard either!!!! I took a classic white and black cut crease and just added a few things, like some greys and a whole lot of glitter and of course, winged eyeliner.
The glitter was a NYX roll-on one and I took a small brush and dabbed it on all around my inner corner.
I found a cell phone photo that wasn’t that bad so I included it.
There’s a reason I’ve been quiet, I’ve been sick with a horrible sinus infection (ewww! I know right) and also extremely run down since I just came out of some very stressful assessment pieces for uni. As well as being a wonderful student *scoff* I’ve been going out with friends lately and partying it up since one of my friends is leaving the country for 5 months!!!! I took a couple of FOTD style photos and this one ended up looking the best once I uploaded them to my computer. I also really liked my outfit from this night (which was a UV Paint Party) but I didn’t get any decent snaps of it. In relation to my makeup, it lasted amazingly especially since I was dancing and drinking 😛 I can’t remember all the products I used but I used a Maybelline Gel eyeliner to create the wing, which I think I’m getting awesome at.
It’s been a while, what has everyone been up to?
Now most of you may have noticed my love for high street/drugstore/cheap makeup, since it’s a recurring theme in many of my posts. In particular I have been experimenting with Essence, which happens to be the cheapest brand I’ve found in Priceline. I started off with a few lip liners to expand my collection and then slowly started taking notice of a handle of their product. So far I’ve tried out the Sun Club Bronzer, their eyeshadows, lip liners, one eyeliner and their concealer.
Essence I think ranges from prices as low as $1.50 to I think $8/9, which is crazy cheap. It was surprising for such a cheap range that they actually had a decent payoff. I for one, love their lip liners and I did a full review of them here. The sun club bronzer is also really good and has an sweet scent of coconuts and although I think I may have picked up one that is not really my shade, it’s slowly growing on my and I did a review on it here. The eyeshadows aren’t crazy pigmented but they are quiet buildable and can add a really nice layer of sheer color.
There are many drugstore brands that I am in love with but I would have to say that if i wanted to try multiple product or really needed to replenish something in my collection I would definitely head to Essence. Sometimes it surprises me with how cheap their products are. I really want to try out their blushes next 🙂
What’s your favourite drugstore/high street makeup brand?
So what’s on my face?
Revlon Colorstay Foundation in 200 Nude
Estee Lauder Disappear Smoothing Creme Concealer in 02 Light
Rimmel Silky Loose Face Powder in 001 Translucent
Maybelline Fit Me Bronzer in Light Bronze to Bronzer
Etude House Aloha Bronzer
The Balm Mary-loumanizer
NARS Blush in Orgasm
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in 605 Strawberry Milk
Urban Decay Naked Pallete shades Sin, Naked, Smog, Creep
The Balm eyeshadow in Insane Jane
Maybelline Eyestudio Gel Eyeliner in Blackest Black
Majolica Majorca Lash Expander Frame Plus Mascara
Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in 430 Softsilver Rose
Stila Lip Glaze in 05 Raspberry
Hope you like it and would love to hear your thoughts and suggestions in the comments below 🙂
So you may have seen that I bought this and featured in one of my recent hauls, and I only have good news about this brush. Now I don’t own that many brushes but when it comes to eyeliner brushes I’ve tried a few and well the ones that normally come with gel liners are too thick and sometimes with liquid liners the control is just too tricky (well maybe just with me). This brush is amazing. 10/10. I just picked it up because of the sale that was on and boy am I flippin’ glad for it.
Initially I used it purely for gel eyeliner since I was disappointed with the brush that came with the Maybelline gel liner and I found it so much easier to apply and the control made it better it make it easier to build, just in case I felt like going a little out of the norm of a simple wing. In this instance I am talking about the angled end of the brush. The bristles are very thin but like I already mentioned the ability to build is very easy. I gave it a wash and then tried it with eye shadows the other night to create a smokey eye and well I’m continuing the theme of “let’s keep lovin this brush”. I used it with some of my purple shadows and well it’s just perfect for the looks I tend to go for.
On the other end, the rounded pencil brush, it is perfect for either blending upper lid liners/shadows but i much prefer to use it to blend lower lash shadows and liners to round out the eye look. It isn’t too dense or sparse and works superbly, the shape is just brilliant.
The only thing slightly negative thing I have to mention about the brush is the fact that since it’s double-ended when I place it in my brush holder I am scared about damaging the bristles of one end. Revlon did place a brush cover for the shader end and I recommend keeping that so that the brush is protected.
All in All 10/10.