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Maybelline Master Sculpt Contour Kit VS. Collection Highlight and Sculpt Contour Kit

Good Evening Munchkins!

Today I will be comparing two of my most beloved contour kits for you, both of which are drugstore and very reliable. I have written a full review on the Maybelline Master Sculpt Contour Kit (see HERE) but I don’t think I’ve actually mentioned the Collection Highlight and Sculpt Contour  Kit on this blog before (whilst editing this I realised I was wrong – HERE’S the review of it!). Spoilers: I do love both of these but I just thought that I would tell you the properties of each one so you know straight away which one’s for you or you’re most likely to use! Anyway, on with the blog post!

(L-R) Collection Highlight and Sculpt, Maybelline Master Sculpt

Just as a little disclaimer, this has been tested on very white skin! I think I mentioned it before, but I have found the Maybelline kit slightly orange if used too heavy-handed-ly and when not blended out properly. However, since then I have started using it with a much lighter hand and it can create a really nice, neutral contour that doesn’t look too much like an orange line down the side of my face. The Collection one is a much darker, warmer brown – something we would traditionally expect from a contour shade. I can still make this work on my pale skin but when I’ve used both on my face, there is a major difference and, again, you have to be very light-handed with this.

Both of these contour kits are so, so pigmented. But if we’re also going to bring longevity into the mix, I think the Collection kit actually wins on that front. I think because Collection is a cheaper brand this would surprise quite a lot of people, including myself. When first applied, Maybelline does appear really pigmented and, as I said, you can’t be heavy-handed with it, but over time it does wear a lot more noticeably. Considering all these points, I would say that Collection is the more pigmented product.

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Maybelline Master Sculpt Swatches (R-L) Contour, Highlight

Onto ease. I think anything is easy if you just know how (obviously!) but the Maybelline is much easier to wipe away or blend out. If you have gone a bit heavy with the Collection kit, you need to top up on foundation, use setting powder – pretty much your entire face routine again just to lighten it slightly. Both are very easy to apply and blend out, just be aware of how much you put on and how difficult it is to remove – you can always add more but it’s way harder to take just a little bit off again!

I realise I haven’t actually spoken about the highlighters, which is a crime in my book! I know this has nothing to do with the blog post, but I realised yesterday that the way I react to highlighters is the same way my Mum reacts to puppies! Anyway, moving on – both of these highlighters are of a similar quality to their matching contour shades; the Maybelline one isn’t as ‘out-there’ and wears really easily whereas the Collection one is a bit more noticeable. In terms of colours, the Maybelline highlight shade is quite vanilla-y whilst the Collection one is slightly more peachy-toned/tanned, but still entirely wearable. They’re both shimmer highlights but they’re not overly glittery (though the Collection one is still more pigmented and high-profile than the Maybelline one). As long-term readers will know, I am a sucker for highlighter so obviously this is important to me and I do think the Collection one can look a little too dark for me whilst I’m this shade of pale! I will still wear it but I am very aware of that factor.

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Collection Highlight and Sculpt Swatches (R-L) Contour, Highlight

Something else I’ve noticed about contour kits is whether I would choose it for daytime (i.e. shopping or school) or nighttime (i.e. parties or a meal out). I would definitely use the Maybelline one for daytime because I can create a natural contour with it and highlight my cheekbones slightly but not too dramatically. As you can tell, I do do this and will use it on the daily! The Collection one I will use for daytime if I’m out all day or want an extreme contour/highlight, but it is the one I lean towards for nighttime due to it being so much more dramatic. Another thing I like to do, though, is mix the two; I will apply the Collection one and blend it out slightly with the Maybelline one so I look bronze-y as well as contoured.

Finally, which would I recommend? This really does depend on your needs and wants in a contour kit and whether you want an extreme, Kardashian look or a daytime ‘I do have cheekbones, here they are!’ kind of look. I think it’s quite obvious which is which, but they are both so affordable and so accessible that I think if you buy one and decide you don’t like it, it’s not money down the drain entirely. Both kits are also amazing to use on the eyes for an easy daytime look! I also think that it depends on your confidence and ability with makeup and contouring – if you’re more of a beginner I would head towards the Maybelline one just because it is easier to use. The Maybelline Master Sculpt Contour Kit is available from Boots and Superdrug for £6.99, and the Collection Highlight and Sculpt Contour Kit is also available from Boots and Superdrug for £4.19.

And there we have it! I hope you have enjoyed this blog post – I love comparing different products for you so let me know what other products you would like to see in another VS.! If you have used either of these products, let me know what you think of them, or if I’ve convinced you to try one or the other!

Thank you so much for reading and I’ll see you Thursday,

Rachel xx

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Maybelline’s Pink Gold VS. Sleek’s Organza Eye Shadow

Good Evening Munchkins!

Today I will be comparing two drugstore eye shadows for you, one from Maybelline and another from a Sleek palette. These two are so similar and I have found myself sometimes not knowing which one to go for when I was creating a specific look so I thought today I would write a little blog post to weigh up the pro’s and con’s of both and see if I can finally decide! I think this will be more suited to absolute makeup geeks like myself or makeup artists because it is going to be quite in-depth about colour and formula, but, of course, everyone is welcome to read this blog post, it’s just a little heads up! I have written individual reviews on these so it will just be comparing them, not explaining a thousand things about each one, as well.

Colour

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Left: Pink Gold Right: Organza

As I’m sure you are all aware by now, these colours are both shimmery pale pinks which can be worn on their own or in combination with other colours. However, when swatching I did notice some differences. For example, Organza is much more peachy toned whereas Pink Gold is a truer pink shade. I genuinely didn’t notice this before but it looks really obvious when they’re side by side! This could effect what other colours you pair it with and what they compliment, and I do think that Pink Gold is much more suitable to a dark, pink smokey eye because of it and Organza can be used for daytime only, though you can wear it however you want.

Formula

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Organza

As I’m sure you are aware, Pink Gold is a Maybelline Colour Tattoo so is a cream/gel formula which I prefer to apply with my finger. Unlike other cream eye shadows, this doesn’t crease at all and is super pigmented. However, Organza is a powder consistency with relatively big chunks of glitter in, which I personally don’t mind. I’m a ‘more the merrier’ kind of person when it comes to glitter! This, therefore, doesn’t crease either but I find it applies with much more pigmentation when I use my finger to do so. Also, just keep in mind that I use primer under powder eye shadows but not under cream eye shadows, particularly as this one promises to be a ’24hr’ lasting one.

Wear

As I think we all expect from the Maybelline Colour Tattoo’s, this does last all day/night with very little applied. This doesn’t wear off or lose any colour throughout this time, either, and the glitter also remains really well. I think it also works quite well with the gel eyeliner I use over it. On the other hand, Organza wears much more noticeably and very little remains at the end of a school day. I think it lasts a lot longer if you’re taking it quite chilled and not doing much, but when you’re rushing about it wears off quite easily. Some glitter is still evident but not much and some of my eyeliner can also come off with it. Basically, Pink Gold maintains much more colour than Organza and is much more heavy duty.

Price and Accessibility

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Pink Gold

As I mentioned at the beginning, these are both drugstore products but are on, what I consider, ‘different scales of drugstore’. This basically means I consider Maybelline to be of a higher brand quality than others, like Sleek. Sleek is kind of middle-high but Maybelline does top it slightly. This is also shown in the prices. One pot of Pink Gold is £4.99, which is relatively okay and I wouldn’t consider extortionate. However, the palette that Organza is in is £8.99, which means (technically) the eye shadow on it’s own costs around £0.75 each and is really good quality for money. Although this would now seem like the obvious choice, you do need to buy the whole palette for this one eye shadow I have just mentioned. It is a stunning palette and all the colours are beautifully pigmented but is it worth it if you want this one colour? Probably not and if you just want a shimmery, pale pink, everyday eye shadow, I would be more likely recommend to you Pink Gold. It is your choice though after everything you’ve read in this blog post. Pink Gold is available from Boots and Superdrug and Organza is also available from Boots and Superdrug (in the Sleek i-Divine palette in Oh So Special).

And there we have it! I hope you have enjoyed this blog post – I love comparing two similar products for you to see which is best so let me know what others you would like to see! Don’t forget to let me know which product you prefer if you own either/both of them or which one you have now been convinced to go for!

Thank you so much for reading and I’ll see you soon,

Rachel xx

Maybelline 24hr Colour Tattoo Colours

Good Evening Munchkins!

Today I thought I would chat you through the different colours I own of the Maybelline 24hr Colour Tattoos. I currently own 4 so if/when I get some more I will write an updated version with those but this is just a little guide for those who don’t know which ones to get. I love these eye shadows and highly recommend them so this is purely going to be going in more depth about the colours. I think I own a fair range so I’m going to get on and show you!

Pink Gold

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As told in the title, this is a pale pink shade that contains silver glitter particles within it. I love this shade as it can be worn as a statement piece by building it up or a bit more subtle-y but either way, it looks stunning. This is quite pale and icy toned, I suppose you could say, so I’m a bit confused to why it’s called ‘Pink Gold’. I think the titles a bit misleading and something tells me it’s actually been changed but either way, it’s still a stunning colour. Purchase HERE and HERE.

Eternal Gold

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This is, as the title once again suggests, a gold shade with large chunks of gold glitter within it. This is very bold and very bright so if you like quite neutral/subtle shades this one may not be suited to you. The glitter in this is also pretty chunky so if you struggle with that around your eyes, you may want to think about this a bit more. I think that this factor also affects eyeliner you apply over it as well. This is a gorgeous gold, nonetheless, and one I have worn a few times in the period I have owned it. I think this looks stunning at this time of year with a tan, also. Purchase HERE and HERE.

On and On Bronze

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This is probably the most ‘neutral’ shade I own. On and On Bronze is a beautiful deep brown shade with silver glitters (they do offer matte and non-shimmer shades, by the way!) that can be worn for day or night. I haven’t quite worked out what it is yet, but there is something within this colour that really makes my blue eyes stand out so it obviously gains brownie points for that. This is gorgeous and when the light shines on it, the glitter provides a reflex-type effect which looks stunning. Purchase HERE and HERE.

Metallic Pomegranate

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My most recent purchase, Metallic Pomegranate which is a deep burgundy/purple-y tone with silver glitters. This sounds and looks quite scary but trust me, once it’s adjusted to your skin and the rest of your makeup throughout the day, it looks much more brown-y toned and therefore neutral-ish. I do really like this colour and it’s something just a little bit different to your everyday, usual browns. Again, this can be worn for day time or night time. Purchase HERE.

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L-R: Pink Gold, Eternal Gold, On and On Bronze and Metallic Pomegranate

And there we have it! I hope you have enjoyed this blog post – I know I say it a lot but I genuinely feel like I haven’t written enough! If you have any further questions, please just ask me in the comments. Let me know what shades you own and what your favourites are! I think I need to add some more to my collection!

Thank you so much for reading and I’ll see you soon,

Rachel xx

Maybelline Colour Show Nail Polish Review (in 677 Blackout)

Good Evening Munchkins!

Today I have a different type of review for you – one on a nail polish. ‘Woah there pony, somebody stop her, she’s getting wild!’ I know I just can’t help myself! I’ve owned this for a couple of months now (I included it in this HERE haul) and have worn it a couple of times and throughout those times have gathered enough information to share with you now. For those that are wondering, I still go to school so I can’t wear nail polish all the time (though I really wish I could!), hence why I’ve only worn it twice.

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Firstly, the packaging. There isn’t much to write home about in terms of packaging – it’s a typical glass nail polish bottle complete with screw on lid. I have just noticed though, that at the bottom it has that really cool dip glass thing that makes it look really elegant. You sometimes get that on really fancy glasses – that’s really boosted my mood! The lid is black on every colour in the range, not just mine, and I think that just makes it look really, as I’ve previously said, elegant. I think I need to get a thesaurus! Black does go with everything though. This bottle doesn’t really disappoint me (other than it’s glass so could be dangerous to travel with and it makes it a little bit heavier than other nail polishes I own) nor does it particularly overwhelm me (other than the fancy dip thing that I’ve just noticed!). The brush is relatively wide which I quite like because it quickens the process and I’m super impatient so again, bonus points!

This nail polish isn’t scented and so just smells like normal nail polish (which I’m not too keen on but that can’t be helped). I know you can get scented nail polishes but I don’t own one and I’m not too sure on the idea of them – what do you think? I knew I wanted a new black nail polish because the one I was using before this was starting to go a bit ming-mong and wasn’t as black as I’d liked it (only some of you will understand that!). I’m definitely not disappointed in Blackout – it is literally the darkest thing ever and I’m so pleased with it! This really fulfills my darkness needs and gives me the shade of black I love. I don’t think any of you realise how happy I genuinely am with it!

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Onto the actual product. I really do like this nail polish. It comes out super opaque and doesn’t go really lumpy like some nail polishes can. It also has a glossy finish. One of the things I like about it (though it could be due to the base coat I use) is that I can pull it off in one quick movement if I wanted to (which I tend to do a lot!). I hate having to take off nail polish with the nail polish remover because I realise that I must’ve been attacked my Edward Scissorhands in my sleep by the amount of little cuts I find so this is a huge bonus for me! I do sometimes find, as well, that if I remove it with nail polish remover it can stain my nails a little bit because it’s so dark but if you peel it off, it doesn’t as all. It does chip a little bit after a few days but I do consider myself pretty active and always doing so that doesn’t tend to surprise me anymore. This nail polish also dries relatively quickly, obviously depending on the thickness of the layer you just put on and how many layers you’ve got on and things like that. I don’t really know what else to say about it – it just ticks all my boxes!

Finally, availability and price. This is available from Boots and Superdrug as it’s Maybelline, so you have literally no excuse to not go pick one of these up! This retails for £3.99 which is really good for a nail polish of this standard. It is a bit more expensive compared to other drugstore brands but I do see Maybelline as being middle if there was a rank of highest to lowest drugstore pricing.

Would I recommend this? Definitely! I love this nail polish and there are a wide range of colours available to you. I think there’s even a top/base coat in this range! There are some other colours I’ve already started eyeing up for my next shopping trip! This range also offers shimmer colours as well as glossy colours.

And there we have it! I hope you have enjoyed this blog post! I don’t feel like I talk about nails enough on here so let me know what you would like to see more from this category! I also feel like I haven’t written enough so if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask me in the comments. I don’t know what’s wrong with me – I normally overwrite!

Thank you so much for reading and I’ll see you soon,

Rachel xx

 

Maybelline Lash Sensational (Waterproof) Mascara Review

Good Evening Munchkins!

Today I bathe in the joy of jumping on the bandwagon too late once again by writing this review on the Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara (the waterproof one, to be exact). Everyone and their grandmother’s cat has heard and probably used this mascara by now, but I didn’t want my Munchkins to miss out and so here is my inevitable review of it! A little bit late considering everyone was talking about this in around March but better late than never *thumbs up*. I have been using this mascara for around 6 weeks now, so I have all the knowledge needed to bring you this blog post. Also, this is the waterproof one, and I haven’t seen any reviews on this particular one yet. Just saying. I don’t actually know if the formula or anything will be any different but hey, just in case!

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The first thing I want to talk to you about is the packaging. Like most people, I’m a sucker for packaging. This comes in a long (quite heavy) tube, coloured pink with little bits of silver glitter in it (some people say rose gold but I have to disagree). The silver and the pink look effortlessly stunning together and create a sheen that looks stunning when I whip it out of my makeup bag with the flourish it deserves! Like other Maybelline mascara’s, both ends go down to a point and it’s circular, so it fits quite nicely in my makeup bag but, as I previously mentioned, it is quite long and heavy so travelling may not be as easy as applying it. I don’t really know what the material of the packaging is, but it seems pretty strong and sturdy so shouldn’t accidentally break or open (it’s a screw-on cap, also). The writing and band around the cap is in a light blue, different to the original mascara, which I don’t think works that well with the pink as well as the black on the non-waterproof mascara does but I can understand why they did it (blue – water, aqua – it’s waterproof). This doesn’t affect the product inside, I know, but it just isn’t as visually appealing at the other mascara. It does help to differ between the two quite easily, though, which would be helpful if you own both (I don’t, which even shocks me!). The typography is really elegant and, like other insignificant things, floats my boat greatly! The wand of this mascara is plastic which may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but I personally don’t mind (to be honest, I can’t notice any difference, positive or negative). It’s also a pretty basic wand but is slightly curved in order to fit comfortably around the shape of the eye (and hence the eyelashes). It doesn’t bend (or at least that much) which I don’t mind and could actually be easier in terms of accurate application. The bristles are quite short and thick in order to grip onto each individual eyelash which I quite like as well (means they’re not going anywhere!).

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I think the waterproof mascara’s only come in one colour which is a traditional black. This is a colour I prefer because my eyelashes are naturally dark anyway and so makes them stand out even further. The darkness of this is insane and the product is so pigmented – you will definitely be getting jet black eyelashes with this one! This could prove a problem, however, as older people don’t tend to suit or wear black mascara so this product wouldn’t be applicable to them (therefore limiting the customers this is available to). Although this doesn’t affect me at 15, it’s still a drawback in terms of overall customers. Most mascara’s aren’t scented (there is no reason for them to be) and this one follows that path but I really don’t like the smell of this. It smells quite chemical-y and that makes me think twice before putting it near my eyes. I’m sure this is normal but I’m just not too keen on said scent.

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My eyelashes once the mascara has been applied (I only apply it to my top ones)

Onto the actual product! This mascara is seriously amazing! This immediately intensifies, lengthens and seemingly thickens your eyelashes and it’s just insane! As I’ve already mentioned, I naturally have quite dark, thick lashes, so adding anything without making it look like I’ve stuck spiders to my face is quite difficult – this does the job so well! This is definitely my new fave mascara! This can make the eyelashes appear quite clumpy but I’ve read that in other reviews and that’s just the way this mascara works (which I’m fine with) but if you don’t like the look of clumpy eyelashes, maybe this isn’t for you. It’s not insanely clumpy but it does add more than just your eyelashes! This can take a little while to dry as well (obviously depending on how much you apply) but once I’ve applied it, I’ve finished my eyes and am moving onto the next part of my face. Onto the waterproof elements; well, it certainly is! I’m currently using a micellar water to remove my makeup and this alone doesn’t entirely remove it. It’s also quite difficult to tell whether any has actually been removed because I wear so much black eyeliner that that is always evident on my cotton pad (yummy!). I feel like this can actually damage my eyelashes but the water I’m currently using doesn’t promise to remove waterproof anything so I can’t technically complain! I will need to find a waterproof makeup remover, I think (let me know of any really good ones!). It does sometimes end up halfway down my face when I wash my hair and it’s been tested to it’s limits but that is my own fault! This doesn’t lie when it says it’s waterproof so if you’re looking for a decent, reliable waterproof mascara, this is you’re best friend!

Finally, price and availability. This retails for £7.99, which is fairly pricey compared to other drugstore products (I think my foundation cost the same as that!) but for what you get, it’s really good quality for money! I do think that Maybelline is kind of middle in the rank of drugstore brands so I guess considering that aspect, it’s fairly average pricing! This is available in Boots, Superdrug and some supermarkets also, so this is really easily accessible. You have no excuse, basically, to not go pick one of these up!

Would I recommend this to anyone? Yes! A million times: yes! This is amazing and there is a non-waterproof option for those who don’t want the danger of damaging their eyelashes (but I really live life on the edge!). This also doesn’t effect my eyes badly in any way (not that I have particularly sensitive eyes or anything) so it should be suited to everyone or at least the majority of. Just go give this a try in case you haven’t already (but you probably have because I’m always late to jump on the bandwagon!), you will love it, I can assure you!

And there we have it! I hope you have enjoyed this review! I do think I have rambled enough about one product for long enough now! If you have this mascara or the non-waterproof version, let me know what you think of it or any other makeup I need to try out for you guys!

Thank you so much for reading and I’ll see you Sunday,

Rachel xx

Maybelline Master Sculpt Review

Good Evening Munchkins,

Today I will be bringing you a review of the Maybelline Master Sculpt Compact. I received this for my birthday after lusting after it for a few months and you may have seen it in my last favourites (spoilers!) or any other blog posts I’ve recently included it in. I’m so looking forward to finally sharing my views on it with you after refraining for what feels like forever (i.e a month). I haven’t written that much, what’s wrong with me! Anyway, let’s get onto the blog post.

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The first thing I want to talk about is the packaging. This is a compact so does include a flat, rounded brush and a mirror in a little secret compartment underneath the actual product. I like this as it has now become the cleanest mirror I’ve ever owned. I can’t say I use it and it can be a bit of a hassle to flip between product and mirror, but if you don’t use it, it won’t cause any issues really. I do use the brush for highlight though and it really does make your face look magical! I feel like it makes contour look too harsh and too much like a solid line instead of a shadow. For the exterior packaging, it has the typical bulkiness you would expect from a compact and this does mean it’s not easy to travel with spacing-wise. There is also a lot of packaging for not a lot of product. Somehow, I’ve managed to crack the top of the lid as well, and I don’t know how as it’s only been in my makeup bag. I don’t think this is made of glass but it isn’t entirely plastic (points for material knowledge!) so that could be why.

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Onto the colour. There are only two colours available for this product which are Light/Medium and Medium/Dark. This tends to be the case for products like this and I understand that it’s difficult to produce a contour and highlight shade that suits loads of different skin tones but this can become difficult for some people. I own the shade Light/Medium because I live in England and the sun is more a myth than a life source (as I type this, the sun is actually beautiful!). One fear I do have with contouring is if it looks orange or muddy and using a heavy hand can create the first issue. I realise this is kind of my own fault as I choose to do inside activities instead of enjoy the sun but still, I’m pale! I like the shade of the highlight though, as it looks quite natural for no-makeup-makeup days. Use a light hand and build up is my advice with this, as you can just turn back to your light setting powder if it messes up.

Now the product. I do quite like the product despite my previous negative attitude. It can give a light contour or a full-blown night-out look depending on how you use it and what you’re after. As I said, you do need to be careful if you are pale as it can look orange but if your using it for a light bronze on the forehead it can look amazing. I tend to use the highlighter for the inner corners and under the brows as it’s quite a neutral highlight and it’s kind of vanilla-y in colour. It does stay on for quite a significant amount of time as well, but I wouldn’t expect anything different from Maybelline to be honest! I think it’s quite good having the two in one affordable product as it helps those just beginning with the whole contouring/highlighting thing. I realise I’ve been into makeup and had this blog for a while now, but I’ve never fully contoured properly until this came along so I feel like it deserves a bit of recognition! I also think it’s quite cute how in the contour shade it says ‘1 Contour’ and on the highlight shade ‘2 Highlight’ just in case you get confused easily.

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Finally, the availability. Maybelline is a very well-known brand so this is available in both Boots and Superdrug and also outside of the UK for anyone else who has no idea what Boots or Superdrug is! This is £6.99 which is pretty good for two products if you ask me especially from Maybelline. . If you are just getting into makeup or have never found a good contour compact, it might be worth checking this out as it won’t break the bank and would actually make good eye shadows (look at that for imaginative minds!). At Superdrug at the moment, there is currently an offer that’s buy one product from Maybelline, get a second half price. Just saying.

And there we have it! I hope you have enjoyed this blog post, we all know how much I love writing a review! I do love this product but I feel as I get older and my makeup matures, I will move onto something else that definitely won’t make me resemble an orange and that will suit my skin a bit better.

Thank you so much for reading and I’ll see you soon,

Rachel xx

MOTD: Pink Smokey Eye & Pink Nude Lip | Blogmas

Good Evening Munchkins!

Today I will be sharing with you a makeup look which I wore on Friday night and instantly fell in love with. Last night it was my step-mum’s friends wedding and as we aren’t that close we just went to the reception and I’d been dreaming of doing this makeup look for ages so it seemed like the perfect chance for it! I’d worn it once before as a practice, and I’m going to tell you now, it’s definatley an evening look. It’s quite dark and smokey and so different to me that I just felt lust for this little trick. It was, however, one of those days where my skin hated me as I wore makeup in the day for school then a full new face for the evening, but hey, it looked good and I cleansed! I will not be saying that in 20 years, that’s for sure! Anyway, enough rambling, I’ve been looking forward to talking about this all day, so I’m just going to get on with it!

These are the items that ended up on my face:

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In order, I used:

  • Maybelline 24hr Colour Tattoo in Pink Gold (available in Superdrug and Boots)
  • Sleek i-Divine Palette in ‘Oh So Special’. I used the colours Boxed (bottom row, 3rd from the right), Wrapped Up (bottom row, 2nd from the right) and Noir (bottom row, 1st one of the right) (available in Boots and Superdrug)
  • Rimmel Kate Moss Lasting Finish Lipstick in 38 (available in Boots and Superdrug)

I did, of course, also use foundation, concealer etc. but I will be uploading a Foundation Routine blog post soon and it’s the same all the time so I feel if I explained that every time I uploaded one of these it could get tedious for the both of us. I will just say now, as I did the makeup in the evening, the lighting was terrible so I recreated it a couple of days after in order to get decent lighting, so I’m not wearing foundation or anything. Other than that, I followed the exact same steps I will be telling you now and that I did on Friday.

So this is how beautiful my eyes looked (if I do say so myself!):

Yeah, buddy! Just going to apologise for my uncontrolled brows and pale eyelashes now!

The first thing I did was applied the Maybelline Colour Tattoo in Pink Gold all over my lid just using my finger. It’s either my wimpy-ness or my brushes, but I only find this works and applies nicely with my finger as oppose to a brush. This doesn’t really affect me though – sometimes I find that fingers do the job better than brushes! I just applied this evenly and quite vibrantly (it was a Friday night, there was glitter, I was not holding back!) as it can become slightly muted once the other colours are applied. I love this colour on its own as well as with others, these eye shadows are well worth a look if you’re in Superdrug or Boots anytime soon!

The next thing I applied was Boxed with a blending brush. I applied this on the outer third of my eye and quite messy-ily in my crease (another new word!). I used this shadow more to add smokiness than anything else and is the more noticeable of the dark eye shadows. I love this combination as it is, but of course, I had to carry it on!

Using an angled brush, I took a little bit of Wrapped Up and applied this directly into my crease, a lot neater than Boxed. This is a slightly darker brown so added that further definition which I didn’t really need, it just ended up on my face! When I’m doing my makeup I kind of look at the colours and say ‘that goes together, that goes together’ and it all ends up somewhere on my face. Makeup is never boring with me around! Pink eye shadow I wore to school today (not this one). Why not?! Anyway, I’m gonna stop going off on a tangent! I blended it slightly with the angled brush, but not too much. I had that smokiness already!

I then took the black from the palette (Noir) and using an angled brush applied my winged eyeliner. I wear winged eyeliner legitimately every day and without it I just look ill. Not a good look! I decided to use this one as it didn’t have to last as much as it would for school (which I use an Urban Decay one for) and it was there. I try to only use my Urban Decay one if it’s really necessary, like if I have an event that’s all day or I’m going to school as I know I can trust it to last, whereas if it’s just for the evening I will just wear this Sleek one. Does that make sense? Probably not! It doesn’t show that well in the picture, but my eyeliner was amazing on the day I took these pictures, and I wasn’t even wearing makeup that day. Does that happen to anyone else? The pain is just too much to handle.

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On my lips I just applied the Kate Moss lipstick in 38. The way I apply lipstick is first of all the cupids bow, then the whole of my lower lip, smack them together than fill in any blank spaces (oh, hey there, Tay Tay!). One thing you can’t forget whilst doing lipstick is the corners of your mouth, you look a bit crazy otherwise! But I wouldn’t apply straight from the bullet if I was doing corners, I would instead try and blend down with my finger what was already on lips into the corners or use a lip brush. I also tend to apply a lot more in the middle (hence the extra glossiness!). I don’t know why, it just doesn’t feel complete otherwise! And yes, my lips are massive.

And there we go! I love this look and it lasted all night! The lipstick may need a bit of topping up if you’re eating or drinking (which I of course did!) but other than that, it was perfect! I love this and am finding any opportunity to wear it now! If you try this out, let me know and send me the picture so I can see it! I would love to see you versions of it!

Thank you so much for reading and I will see you soon,

Rachel xx

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