Showing posts with label MAC. Show all posts
Showing posts with label MAC. Show all posts

Friday, 21 December 2012

Review of Make Up Store products & Festive Makeup Look

Heyy Beauties,

So last weekend I bought a couple of products from the brand 'Make Up Store', you can see what I got HERE. I tried out these products the day after, and the following is the look that I came up with.

Using 'Make Up Store' products
For the main color I used the color Aquarius. The first impression I got as soon as I applied this color is WOW!! I never had a color so vibrant and that transfers the same as seen in the pan. I have to say, this has become my new favorite eyeshadow. Pity that this type of color cannot be worn with every outfit :( Also, it stays on for quite a long time. Obviously with time it fades, like every other eyeshadow, but on the whole I am content with the quality of this eyeshadow.

For the other colors, I blended in some black in the outer corner, a white shimmery color in the inner corner and on the brow bone and a light blue color in the crease. 

 As for the lipstick I used the color Made in Style also by 'Make Up Store'. I was also impressed by this product and I have been using it every day since I purchased it. 

Made In Style Lipstick
 First off, I love this color, it is so unique. Furthermore, it has a matte finish therefore it prolongs its longevity. When I wear it to work, it stays on for the most part of the day, approximately 6 hours. The best thing is that since it is such an intense color, it still leaves a tint after it wears off. In this look I did not use any lip liner. I just prepared my lips with a lip balm and then applied it. 

That's all for today,

I hope you like this makeup look, 

Happy Holidays,

Take Care,

Jessica :) xxx

Monday, 12 November 2012

MOFTN:- Makeup of the Night

Hey Beauties,

So last night I decided succumb to all the hype and went to see the new James Bond movie 'Skyfall', I have to say it's great, you should really go and see it.

I want to share the makeup that I came up with for the night. I tried going with a very subtle cut crease and barbie pink lip.

Whole look

For the face I used:
  • Deborah concealer
  • Maybelline Dream Mat Mousse in the color 030
  • Bright pink blush

For the eyes I used the following products:

  • Deborah Eye Design Quad in the color 'Each and Every Rose'. I applied white all over the eye area, and then with a think brush applied a light brown color in the crease and blended it out. 
  • Mua Gel Eye liner
  • Essence Long lasting eye pencil in the color '04 Look at Me'. I applied this in the inner corner. 
  • Catrice Fake It Mascara on the top and bottom lashes 
For the lips I used a MAC lipstick in the color 'St. Germaine' for the perfect barbie pink color. I applied this with a lip brush so as to minimise the opaqueness of the color.

To curl my hair I used the Remington Pearl curling wand that I bought recently.

That's all for today,

I hope you like this look,

Until next time,

Take Care,

Jessica :)

Sunday, 14 October 2012

How to: Carnival/Halloween Look

Hey Beauties,

A few weeks ago one of my best friends visited Venice and gave me a traditional souvenir; a Mask. It is really beautiful and it inspired me to create an eye look based upon it. I think it would be suitable for Halloween and Carnival, for those who do not want to apply exaggerated  makeup.

Step 1:- Apply concealer foundation and powder as needed. Check out how I apply foundation by visiting this link HERE.

Step 2:- apply a light purple color on the lid. I used Essence eye shadow in the color 'In the Clouds'. Simply tap color on to achieve a more opaque color. Leave the inner corner bare for the highlight color.

Step 3:- Apply a dark shimmering purple in the crease and also in the outer corner and blend it out. I applied MAC eye shadow in the color 'Beauty Marked'. Make sure to blend this color with the previous color on the lid for a gradient effect.

Step 4:- Next I applied a light purple shimmer in the inner corner mixed with a silver color for an intensified highlight effect. For the shimmering light purple I used BarryM Dazzle Dust in the color '59' and for the silver color I used the color 'Tinsel' from the Divine Limited Edition Sleek Palette.

Step 5:- I applied purple and fuchsia glitter in the center of my eyelid. I used the fuchsia as a pop of color since the look is quite dark. I used 'Festive' and 'Cranberry' from the Divine Limited Edition Sleek Palette.

Step 6:- Apply a black eyeliner and mascara. I used MUA eyeliner in the color 'Underground' and Catrice 'Fake It' Mascara. As and added touch I applied a silver glitter eyeliner on top of the black eyeliner, I used a Body Shop eyeliner 'Define & Sparkle'.

Step 7:- I applied also the same sequence of colors underneath my eyes and the silver color as a brow bone highlight.

That's the Finished eye look,

Hope you like it, any requests feel free to email us and add us on Facebook HERE

Until next time,

Take Care,

Jessica :)

Monday, 24 September 2012

Benefits of Olive Oil

Hi Beauties,

I use a lot of natural products in my beauty regime and decided to share my remidies with you. One of products I cannot live wthout is olive oil. It is pure and natural and healthy for the skin and body. From my personal experience I recommend using Extra Virgin oilve oil since it's more natural and scentless.

Regardless where olive oil is applied – Face or body, it provides moisture to keep the skin looking healthy and beautiful. This natural moisturizer is best used on damp skin, since it reduces greasiness.

Olive oil works with dry and oily skin types since everyone has to moisturize. However, if one has acne-prone skin, one has to use olive oil in smaller amounts, due to the fact that is can lead up to blocked pores.


If one has dry and scaly skin, one should mix some sea salt, with the olive oil, and gently message it into the affected areas, to remove the dead skin, and enrich the layer beneath it.


For those who have dry nails and cuticles, olive oil is the answer. Simply, rub the cuticle area and around the nail, with a few drops of olive oil. This provides the cuticles to stay moist, and thus giving the nails a natural shine.

Eye makeup remover

One can simply add a few drops of olive oil onto a cotton pad and gently remove eye makeup without producing any irritation to the delicate skin around the eye. If regularly used, olive oil shall soften the skin, and smooth out any wrinkles. Then, procede with toner to remove the oil residue.

Hair care

When olive oil used on hair and scalp, it could provide the benefits of a deep conditioner. This is done, by coating one’s hair with olive oil, and leaving it for at least 30 minutes – The longer it’s left onto the hair, the hair shall be smoother and shiner. I, personally leave mine during the night. Afterwards, shampoo regularly twice to remove the film of olive oil, and continue with conditioner.

Avoid stretch-marks, treat dried-out skin and eczema by rubbing oil into affected region straight from the bottle.

Hope you found it helpful.

Take Care,

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

TAG: 40 Question Tag

Hi Beauties,

Today I'm doing this 40 question tag in order to get to know me better.


-How many times do you wash your face daily?
Once after a long day at work.

-What skin type do you have? (dry,oily,combo)
I have oily skin

-What is your current facial wash?
Nivea Refreshing Gel Cleanser

-Do you exfoliate?
Yes, Every other day.

-What brand do you use?
Simple smoothing facial scrub or mixing my cleanser with some sugar.

-What moisturizer do you use?
Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion or Nivea Creme

-Do you have freckles?

-Do you use eye cream?

-Do you or did you have acne prone skin?

-Did you ever have to use Pro-activ?
No, never 


-What foundation do you use?
I don't use foundation. I use the Rimmel Pressed stay matte powder to keep my face from getting oily throughout the day. 

-How about concealer?
MUA brush on concealer pen, Rimmel Match Perfection Concealer

-Do you know your undertone color?
Warm (yellow)

-What do you think of fake eyelashes?
They're awesome but I've never tried them!

-Did you know that you are supposed to change your mascara every 3 months?
Yes, but I do throw them out when the mascara is dried up.

-What brand of mascara do you use?
Loreal and Nyc are my favourite.  

-Sephora or MAC?

-Do you have a MAC Pro-card?
-What makeup tools do you use in make up application?
Brushes (Sigma or E.L.F) or my hands

-Do you use make-up base/primer for the eyes?
Yes, everyday

-For the face?
E.l.F Mineral primer

-What is your favorite eyeshadow (color or shade)?
Neutral. Shimmery beige

-Do you use pencil or liquid eyeliner?

-How often do you poke your eyes with an eyeliner pencil?
I don't

-What do you think of pigment eyeshadows?
They're gorgeous and can be very versatile.

-Do you use mineral makeup?

-What is your favorite lipstick?
Kiko n0 11, Mac Rebel

-How about lipgloss?
Revlon super lustrous lipgloss in Coral Reef

-What is your favorite blush to use?
Don't have a fav blush yet.

-Do you buy your makeup on ebay?
Yes. Bought the 78 palette

-Do you like drugstore makeup?

-Do you go to CCO’s? (cosmetic company outlets)
I have never been to a CCO.

-Did you ever consider taking make-up classes?
No. There are plenty of tutorials on youtube.

-Are you clumsy in putting on makeup?
I wuldn't say clumsy but putting liquid liner is a bit of a pain.

-Name a makeup crime that you hate?
Overdrawn lips and pink shadows which will make eyes look red. :S

-Do you like colorful shades of makeup (lipstick,eyeshadow) or neutral ones?
Neutral shadows, bright lips 

-Which celebrity always has great make up?
Jennifer Lopez and Kim Kardashian

-If you could leave the house using just ONE make up item,what would you use?

-Could you ever leave the house without any makeup on?

-Do you think you look good even without any makeup on?

-In your opinion, what is the BEST makeup line?
Kiko, E.L.F, Catrice and Essence are my fav.

-What do you think of Makeup?
I think that makeup should be used in order to enhance someone's beauty and give someone a confidence boost.

I tag: 
Dyna's Random Blog
Lara's Every Beauty Addict's Bible 
Martina & Denise from Beauty, Fashion and all things Fabulous

Take Care,

Monday, 27 August 2012

Review: NYX Cream Blush

Hello Beauties,

The cream blushes have 3.5g of product which is a fair amount for the price. I have the shades CB 02 Natural and CB08 Hot Pink. 

Natural is a light nude-pink shade hence the name Natural, while Hot flush is a fuchsia colour and really goes bright on the cheek. The cream blush is really creamy, soft and one should use a minimal amount. The blushes add the right flush to the cheeks without looking heavy or obvious that one is wearing blush. After applying a face primer, I use my finger - dotting it to my cheeks for a natural effect, then blending it with a small stipple brush. Afterwards, I set the cream blush with a powder blush or a pressed powder for staying power. Those who have dry skin may leave this step out since it creates a very dewy finish. It lasts all day and is very buildable and natural-looking.

There are a lot of shade to choose from; ranging from natural to reds, which can compliment every skin tone. These blushes do not have any scent. Nyx Cosmetics can be found on , . For our maltese viewers both websites ship to Malta. *yay*.

Take Care,

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

My Favourite Lip Combination

Hello Beauties :)

These past few weeks I have been wearing bold lips every time I go out, I think they brighten up every outfit and makeup look. In my opinion I think the perfect bold lip is MAC Magenta lip liner together with MAC Rebel lipstick. They make up the perfect pair :)

This is how I apply it:

Step 1:- Before applying the lip liner, always apply your favorite lip balm first so as to moisturize your lips and to have a smoother application and in the end a better color outcome. This step should be done for every type of bold lip that you decide to wear. It makes a big difference.

Step 2:- Apply the Lip liner around the perimeter of your lips and also fill in the entire lip. This will help to make the lipstick color more defined and prevent the lipstick from feathering throughout the day. In this case I applied MAC Magenta Lip liner. The reason why I apply the lip liner all over the lip is because when the lip stick fades the lip liner leaves a tint so you do not need to keep re touching your lip stick all the time.

Step 3:- Apply the bold lipstick of your choice to your lip. I prefer to apply straight from the tube because I find that the color payoff is better this way when compared to applying the lipstick with a lip brush. If I do any mistakes I arrange them by applying some concealer around the lip. In this case I applied MAC Rebel lipstick. You could also choose to apply some clear lip gloss to have a shinier finish, but in this case I prefer a somewhat matte finish, I think that the lip gloss is too much.

I hope you like this Post, if there are any suggestions for future post please leave them in the comments section.

Take Care

Jessica :)

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Summer Natural Eye Makeup Look

Hello Beauties :)
Beauty and inspiration is all around us. If we look around us and learn to really look at the nature and environment that surrounds us we really start appreciating the beauty of our world. 

During the past weekend my friends and I went to Comino, it is one of the islands that make up the Archipelago of Malta and it also has one of the most beautiful beaches.

The following eye makeup look has been inspired from this photo. Hope you like it.

Step 1:- I concealed my under eye dark circles with Yellow ELF corrective concealer and Deborah Milano concealer.

Step 2:- In the Inner corner of the eye I applie NYX Jumbo Eye pencil in Milk and the rest I applied Maybelline Color Tattoo in Turquoise Forever as bases so as to make the eyeshadow colors last longer and look brighter.

Step 3:- On top of the Jumbo eye pencil I applied expensive pink eyeshadow by MAC and on top of the Maybelline color Tattoo I applied Steamy eyeshadow by MAC with and eyeshadow brush. Do not forget to blend the two colors together in the middle of the eyelid so as to eliminate that harsh line.

Step 4:- I applied the peachy color in the crease and the dark brown color in the outer corner of the eye and blended the two colors together. 

Step 5:- I applied Urban Decay 24/7 eye pencil in Binge on the lower eye lid on the out corner.

Step 6:- Last but not least, I applied eyeliner and mascara.

And this is the finished Eye look:

These are all the products that were used:

Hope you liked this eye makeup look tutorial. If there are any suggestions please comment below.

Take Care

Jessica xxx

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Barcelona Make Up Haul

Hello beauties :)

Three weeks ago, my friends and I went to Barcelona. We had the most wonderful time, sadly we only stayed there for a couple of days, however I still managed to fit time for shopping and visit some sites. It was honestly the most memorable holiday I've ever experienced.

Here are some photos for those who are interested:

Sagrada Família
Parc Guell

Parc Guell


This is the make up I bought from Spain. Reviews and swatches shall be posted in the future. Stay tuned!

My most favourite item in this bunch is the Naked 1 Palette from Urban Decay. It was about 35euro. It has 12 super pigmented shadows along with a Primer Potion and Shader Brush

My first MAC lipstick in the Shade Rebel. On the MAC website it is described as a Midtonal crem plum. 

Also bought my first MAC eyeshadow in All That Glitters.

To go with Rebel lipstick, I picked a Cargo Lipgloss in Paris.

I've been eyeing Urban Decay pencils for long time. The lip pencil I bought is a pinkish-nude lip pencil in heavy. On the other hand, the eyepencil is a golden brown in Baked.

My most favourite makeup item is mascara. I enjoy trying new ones, especially affordable ones since I can buy several at a time. 

NYC volumizing mascara show time in Carbon & NYC Curling brush mascara city curls in Black.

While I was browsing through SEPHORA I saw, some duos for 3 euros. I went with a neutral duo in Hot Brown N03 and a pink dup in Gorgeuos pink N04.

 From KIKO I bought a matte highlight eyeshadow single in 130 and a colour sphere in shade 04. I also couldn't resist their soft light powder, mainly a soft shimmer highlighter in 04.

Maybelline, one of my favourite drugstore brand recently launched their 24hr colour tattoo. I couldn't pass this up and picked the colour On and On Bronze.

Similar to the previous cream eyeshadow I picked up an Astra waterproof eyeshadow in pink. It is very similar to Rubeneque Painpot by MAC.

Take care, 

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