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EOTD: Pale Pink Everyday Smokey Eye

Good Afternoon Munchkins, and a very happy Easter to you all!

Something which I never do is type a blog post on the day of it’s upload, but I’m finding this Easter pretty difficult for a variety of reasons, so I thought I would start my day by typing in bed – surely the best way to start the day! The other day I had to go into school for some extra revision, but I was also meeting up with someone afterwards so I needed a neutral-ish makeup that looked gorgeous but would last from about 8 in the morning till 10 at night (check me out staying up after half 9!)! Trust me when I say it actually succeeded this; when I got in it looked the exact same as when I had first put it on! Anyway, here is the look I have created:

As you can see, it is a very simple but effective look that anyone can complete. I’ve said that it’s a smokey eye in the title, but I’m sure many of you will disagree; the only reason why I’ve said this is because it contains similar steps and tricks, and has a slight gradient which is much more noticeable when you don’t have it on, if that makes any sense! So it is a smokey eye, but it’s not! This is also a mixture of drugstore and high-end products, so I’m sorry for being awkward!

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The first product I applied is the Maybelline 24hr Colour Tattoo in Pink Gold (available from Boots and Superdrug), meaning I don’t have to apply a primer underneath like I usually would! I live my life by these pots of goodness, yet no one expects it because they are so affordable! I just apply this all over the lid with my middle finger, ensuring there’s even coverage and that most of the product is evident in the centre. It doesn’t have to be overly neat at this point because they are really easy to wipe off and blend out, but centre it mostly on the lid.

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I then head into the Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette (available from Feel Unique) and take the shade Liar on a medium flat-headed eye shadow brush, just applying this on the outer third of my eye and blending in towards the rest of the eye. This is a slightly darker pink so will give a kind of gradient effect without looking too in-your-face for daytime.

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From the same palette, I will also be using the shade Dust on a smaller flat-headed eyebrow brush and placing it on the inner third of my eye, blending in as I do so. You are also free to use this as your inner corner/brow bone highlight, but I decided to use a separate, coordinating shade for that. This actually paired stunningly with the Pink Gold cream, and they could look just as beautiful on their own.

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This step is completely optional, but for a little bit of gradient I head into my original Urban Decay Naked Palette (available from Feel Unique – sorry for the swap in palettes!) and take the shade Buck through my crease. This is my go-to crease colour, I use it literally all the time – it’s a warm-toned chocolate brown but it goes with every single eye shadow I’ve every paired it with. I’m yet to be disappointed by this one! But if you want to keep this look to a few products only or want it to be entirely pink, I wouldn’t use this step; it’s not compulsory, I promise!

And there we have it! I hope you have enjoyed this blog post – I think I need to start experimenting with my eye looks more, I just seem to be stuck in a rut of same thing each day with school taking up all my time! Let me know what you think of this look or what you’re current favourite look is!

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

Rachel xx

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

EOTD: Drugstore Shimmery Barbie Pink

Good Evening Munchkins!

Today I will be sharing with you a much more neutral eye makeup look than I may have previously shown you from the recent festive period! This is one that was actually inspired by a picture I found on Instagram which I looked at and thought ‘I have those colours’, ‘I have the capability to do that’, ‘I’m going to do it!’. That’s literally my thought processes throughout my life! This is a much more feminine yet still super easy pink eye makeup look that I honestly think I could get away with for school! It’s a simple way to introduce adding definition without it being over dramatic or too dark, which I think most people would expect from hearing that technique. Also, I was having a really bad eyeliner day, so just ignore that!

This is the makeup look I created:

As you can see, there’s still a fair amount of darkness to make it a little bit more defined and smokey but I still wanted to work with ordinary, ‘day-to-day’ colours. I think I was quite successful in that, and every product used was drugstore, so this is 100% affordable and accessible for everyone! It can be quite difficult to match lip colours to this, so I just applied a nude lip gloss and it seemed to do the job very well!

The first product I used was a cream eye shadow, so I didn’t have to use my usual strict routine of primer and powder! I used the Maybelline 24hr Colour Tattoo in Pink Gold (available from Boots and Superdrug) and applied this all over my lid with my index finger. I’ve owned this eye shadow for years now and it’s hardly got a dent in it despite the amount I use it! Long-term readers will know how much I love this eye shadow range and how I literally swear by them! I just blended out the edges at the crease with a fluffy blending brush.

I then headed into my Sleek i-Divine Palette in Oh So Special (available from Boots and Superdrug) and first of all used the colour Gateau. This is the purple/ice-toned pink in the palette that is slightly darker than Pink Gold so managed to create a decent amount of, what I call, ‘daytime definition’. I just applied this on the outer third of the eye and blended it with Pink Gold so they look conjoined, as if two have become one *cue Spice Girls*.

From the same palette, I took the colour The Mail and applied this is my crease. This is my go-to crease shade from this palette as it’s a pale-ish brown that effectively defines the eye but isn’t too dark or harsh for everyday. It also has orange undertones so helps compliment blue eyes, something I always seem to be talking about! I finally blended out the edges once more and added a little bit of eyeliner!

And there we have it! I hope you have enjoyed this blog post – I love having a look at new makeup looks and finding new things to try! If you have a particular picture or look you would like to try, let me know in the comments or email me the picture so that I can re-create it for you!

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

Rachel xx

 

EOTD: Pink & Shimmery (Drugstore)

Good Evening Munchkins!

Today I will be showing you an absolutely stunning pink, shimmery eye using entirely drugstore eye shadows and only one palette (it’s a miracle!). As someone who wears makeup everyday, it can be quite difficult to step out of the usual looks and routines but this one has helped me to do just that. It looks so pretty but still quite neutral (well, as neutral as possible!) and I manage to get away with it for school so I think it will pass anywhere!

The products I used for this look were:

  • Sleek i-Divine Palette in ‘Oh So Special’; using Pamper, Organza and The Mail (available from Boots and Superdrug)

One palette, three eye shadows and that’s it! This is also super quick and so doesn’t waste time in the morning (which I’m a fiend for!). This does look stunning as all the colours really compliment each other and maintain it’s neutral-ness.

The first thing I do is take The Mail on a small, dense blending brush and pop this into my crease. I like quite a harsh crease contour so I do apply a fair amount of this but I will follow with a much less dense blending brush and soften the edges. That’s just my personal preference. I love this crease colour so much – it’s perfect for almost any day to day look and can even be used as a first crease colour for a smokey eye. It’s so versatile and perfect and I just can’t get enough!

Next I take a flat-headed, medium-sized eye shadow brush and lay Pamper all over my lid. This colour itself is pretty neutral so I tend to build this up for a high intensity colour. It can be placed down just as a base but I don’t do anything halfheartedly! It is quite pigmented so if you don’t want it that strong, just be aware of this and be careful. This does create a beautiful base for the shimmer, though.

Using the same or a similar brush, I take Organza and place it directly on top of Pamper. The pink/silver glitter really pops over the base and compliments it perfectly. I don’t know if these colours were supposed to be used together or not, but it seems that way and this combination does look gorgeous with one another! A match made in heaven!

I would tend to wear this look with a very monochrome outfit just so that it can really pop and give it the attention it deserves. This also ensures the pink doesn’t clash with any other colours. In terms of lip, I like to wear a deeper pink lip gloss with it because it actually compliments the eye very well but the fact it’s a gloss means it doesn’t look as strong or harsh as a lipstick. I just think it looks really nice with this but I think the lip would be down to personal preference. Perhaps a nude, but I will agree that finding a lip to compliment this look would be tricky.

And there we have it! I hope you have enjoyed this blog post! I love writing EOTD’s so let me know what kind of looks you would like to see more of! Also, let me know what makeup looks you have been loving recently – as I say, I love trying out new looks and makeup all the time!

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

Rachel xx

EOTD: Spring, Everyday, Pink & Shimmery

Good Evening Munchkins!

Today I will be sharing with you an eye makeup look that is very shimmery, very beautiful and very appropriate for spring. For me personally, spring is all about pastel or pale-ish colours and experimenting a lot more with colours within makeup. This can be very neutral or can be the main event of your face, depending on how you apply it, so this could be one for the brave! I love this everyday, pink smokey eye (with very little smokiness!) and feel like it perfectly sums up spring for me. On we go!

The products I used for this look were:

  • Maybelline 24hr Colour Tattoo in Pink Gold: available from Boots and Superdrug
  • Urban Decay Naked Palette, using the colours Buck and Virgin: available from Feel Unique

As you can tell, a lot of shimmer and pink involved already! When I first created this I did think there were aspects I could change (which I will explain as we go along) but I went through my day wearing this very proudly. Also, my eyeliner was very much on fleek that day!

The first thing I did was applied an eye primer. I did this just to make sure all my powder eye shadows stayed in place and it wasn’t just my cream one still on my eyelid at the end of the day (these Maybelline ones are seriously industrial strength!). I didn’t really have to worry about the colour pay off with it being Urban Decay and all! Unsurprisingly, it’s very difficult to just use a tiny bit of eye primer; my intention was my crease and inner half of my eye but it ended up all over my lid because it just wasn’t worth the hassle!

I then applied a little bit of Pink Gold onto the outer half of my eye using my finger. I hadn’t used this colour in months and seeing as it was cream, I was kind of scared that it would’ve dried up but it worked and I’m so happy as it was one of my absolute fave eye shadows last spring/summer! I have very small fingers (I’m a very small person!) so it didn’t really matter which finger I used (I also have quite big eyes) though I would recommend the index finger as that’s the smallest finger with most control (very good luck with using your baby finger!).

I then applied Buck directly into my crease, blending out the edges of Pink Gold at the same time. I just used a small, dense blending brush for this. I didn’t use too much as I wanted the pink to be the main attraction and definition wasn’t my main focus, but I wanted a little something just to make it look like I had crevices. Wait…

Taking a very small, flat-headed eye shadow brush, I applied Virgin on the inner half of my eye. Weird order, I know! This is so pigmented and in the pan it looks like a shimmery white with pink reflexes but it’s a lot lighter than I could have every imagined! This does look pretty shocking at first but trust me, after blending and all the other final touches, it doesn’t look too in-your-face. I also wear glasses so yay for thick, black frames!

I then of course applied my usual eyeliner with a black eye shadow and angled brush. On this particular day of taking pictures, it was very small and thin, a huge change for me! I did really like it though and toned down the pink a little bit but not too much so it was still evident. I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned this before, but I feel like eyeliner helps to draw everything on the eye together and this definitely did that! When I first applied it all, I was a little worried but my savior came to the rescue!

And there we have it! Let me know what you think of this look, what you have been wearing a lot of this spring, how you choose to wear your makeup now it is that time of year or what you would like to see more of. If you try this look out, send me pictures and tell me what you think of it! Also, if you have any other questions surrounding this look or anything you have seen on my blog, you are more than welcome to ask me in the comments below.

Thank you so much for reading and I will 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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