Romantic Winged Eye Look – FOTD

Hello Lovelies, 
Since coming home from overseas I’ve been stuck into work and have hardly had the chance to get all dolled up, but I thought that today was a perfect excuse to just that. Me and my friends had to run a few errands in town an I wanted to try some new and not so new makeup and thought that since I want to post more I should show you what I did. Firstly I was going to do a before and after but my camera is being a complete moron. The colour settings are all messed. Everything either comes out really orange or blue and it doesn’t capture the essence of the makeup look I was going for. So out of the bazillion photos I took on my good Canon camera, the above photo is the only one worth posting. Hopefully in the next few days I will make a custom setting that will work perfectly with my makeup looks, I think I just need to play around with a few things and get the hang of the nitty gritty camera stuff, which I’m not all that educated on. Below is a photo I took on my phone and turned out amazing and I posted it up on Instagram (@kaitlynisabelm) and personally I was very happy with how it showed up.
The look was aiming to be a subtle yet romantic look with a hint of wing. I’ve been doing this wing that only goes into the middle of my eye then stopping. Sometimes I feel that going all the way across with liquid eyeliner can be too intense, especially for romantic or day to day wear. I would say that this look would work great for Valentines Day, if any of you have anything planned. A red lip is classic with any romantic or date night makeup look, it brings a total iridescence of sexiness into the entire look. 
How do you guys handle camera/editing troubles?

xoxo

Dramatic Clubbing Makeup – FOTD

 Hello Lovelies,

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.

xoxo

Black + Gold Sugar Skull

Hello Lovelies,

Halloween is one of my favourite times of the year, I swear I’ve become obsessed with looking and watching videos of everyone’s looks, everyone gets so creative. It just happened to be exam time for me the entirety of October, so yay! All I wanted to do while I was studying was to transform myself into something creepy or different, so I personally used that as fuel to study extra hard. When I finally got around to sitting down and trying something out, the only idea I had in my head was a sugar skull and I thought a black and gold colour scheme would work well, so I just winged it.

I started by contouring (very lightly) with black eyeshadow around my jawline and the sides of my face. The eyes were very fun to create and I started by placing down different yellows and golds to create an opaque colour around the eyes. Then came the black outline and the blending, which in all honesty took me the longest, but the trick i found was to keep applying gold/yellow where needed and placing some black lightly over those areas where you’ve placed more gold. Filling in the half circles around the eyes are pretty simple until you get to the ones around the nose, they can get a little tricky so take your time. I just used a pencil eyeliner, so if you use gel or liquid you’ll have to be extra careful since they’ll smudge easier.

Personally I found the nose tricky since the area is all curved, I spent way too long trying to clean up the edges but in the end I sort of just left it the way it was. Lastly you can really improvise with the mouth, I’ve seen so many interpretations, I tried to keep it simple.

Of course I put a deep face in !!!!
Hope you all had a wonderful Halloween!!!!

xoxo

Priceline Haul – Skincare & Makeup

Hello Lovelies,

It is such a surprise that I had a little bit of money left over from the weekend and naturally decided to actually go to Priceline and get a few essentials. Lately my skin has gone haywire, I won’t go into too much detail, but it’s pretty crazy. I tried to avoid changing around any of my skincare products and now I’m running low on most skincare essentials. I heard a lot of rave about the St. Ives Apricot Scrub and I’m sincerely hoping that my skin doesn’t reject it since it smells nice and is relatively cheap. With the Formula 10.0.6 moisturizer I honestly wanted to spice it up a bit because all my moisturizers from the last couple months have been specifically for seborrheic dermatitis (which is unfortunately the crazy, haywire skincare and scalp condition I’ve been battling) and I really wanted a change. Previously I’ve bought from this brand so I hope all goes well.

Lately I’ve been a slacker when it comes to replacing mascaras, I’m aware that they only last about 6 months but I refuse to go buy a new one. I really couldn’t turn down Maybelline’s Great Lash since it was only $6.50!!!!! The matte maker is a new powder from Maybelline and I hope it holds up from their Stay Matte powder, since that was so amazing at doing it’s job, I have to say that off the bat the packaging is a lot nicer.

Can’t wait to start using these little lovelies and let you all know how they fair with my face 😀

What have you bought recently?

Sleek i-Divine Oh So Special Palette Review and Swatches

Boy has this little baby been on my wishlist forever! I honestly don’t know why I didn’t buy it earlier, especially seeing how cheap it is. There are so many looks in this palette and I’m finding it quite versatile, so much so it’s been replacing my usage of my Urban Decay Naked Palette. OOH SHOCK!!! Now before I start rambling on about my love and adoration of this product, I’ll show you some swatches.

Hopefully you’ll agree with me that the pigmentation is spectacular. These all had NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk underneath for a base. They show up incredible on the lid and I have to admit that they blend incredibly well. The packaging of the palette has a couple of pros and cons, firstly the mirror is amazing, I find myself constantly using it to do my makeup when I’m away from home. Secondly, it’s a very tiny palette and occasionally when I’m trying to open it, I find it a little tricky and I feel that I may break it.

Overall I would give it a 9/10 and would love to try out some other Sleek palettes for comparison.

What’s your favourite or go-to palette at the moment?
xoxo

L’Oreal False Lash Butterfly Wings Mascara Review

Hello Lovelies,

Exams are finally over and now with a month of holidays I aim to try and get back on top of blogging since as you know, I’ve been so incredibly slack, but to be honest I miss it and I really want to let you all know what I’ve been loving and hating. Even though I’m in crazy savings mode for my USA trip in December, I’ve been able to take advantage of some of the sales that Priceline have been having here and there. A couple of months ago I bought the L’Oreal False Lash Butterfly Wings mascara because there was a 40% sale on all cosmetics going on and since this mascara normally retails for $20-30 AUD I jumped at the chance to try it out. Because I’ve been using it for a while now I feel that I’ve definitely road tested it enough to give it a fair review.

Here’s what L’Oreal claims about the mascara:

“Complete your winged eye look with volumised and fanned out lashes. False Lash Butterfly Wings mascara instantly volumises at the roots and stretches your lashes outwards for a winged eye effect.”

First off the bat, I love the asymmetrical brush it’s kind of brilliant, especially for giving extra volume for the outer lashes. I find that the formulation isn’t clumpy and is extremely black, which is a big tick for me. In regards to completing a winged eye look, it definitely enhances one but I find that this mascara is perfect for any type of semi dramatic to hella dramatic eye look. The lasting power is pretty great which is either a good or bad thing depending on preference. For instance I love that it lasts all day but I dislike that it will take forever to come off. I think this mascara is best for the top lashes since I find that using on the bottom lashes it lengthens them a little too much and i tend to get a lot of mascara under my eye.

Summary:

Formulation: 9/10
Brush: 8/10 (love it for the top, but doesn’t work that well for bottom lashes)
Lasting and holding Power: 8/10
Shade: 10/10 (blackest black ever, really darkens those little babies)

Total: 8.75

I would totally repurchase this mascara or at least another L’Oreal mascara since this is the first one that I’ve bought and well I love it, almost as much as Maybelline’s Falsies!!!

What mascara are you loving at the moment?
xoxo

FOTD – Clubbing Winged Eye Look

 Hello Lovelies,

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?
xoxo