Showing posts with label eyeshadow. Show all posts
Showing posts with label eyeshadow. Show all posts

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Pop of Pink: Eye look

Hey Beauties,

I have been experimenting with different eye shadow colors lately, and this is what I came up with. Hope you enjoy.

Pop of Pink eye look
Step 1:

I applied NYX Jumbo eye pencil in ‘Milk’ as a base, so as the shadows stay on for longer and result in the color being more vibrant.
76 eye shadow palette

Step 2:

I chose a hot pink color and applied a number of layers all over the lid. 

Step 3:

Next, I applied a very dark blue color in the crease and blended it out. Make sure the blend this color with the pink so as not to have a harsh line between the two colors.

Step 4:

Subtly, I applied a black color in the outer ‘V’ of the lid and also on the lower lids, to create more depth to the eye look and blended it.

Step 5:

Next is eyeliner, I decided to wing it out for that cat eye look, after which I applied mascara to the eye lashes.

Step 6:

Applied quite dramatic false lashes and applied NYX Jumbo eye pencil to the inner tear duct and brow bone as highlight.

That is all for the eye look, one can adapt it to one’s own tastes and preferences, however in my case I really like dramatic and dark makeup.

Until next time,

Take Care,

Jessica xxx

Monday, 10 December 2012

Small Haul:- Make Up Store

Hello Beauties,

Today I teamed up with Martina from All Things Fabulous Beauty Blog to visit the new out at The Point the "Make Up Store". This make up brand is already established in various countries for example USA, Australia, Denmark and many others. We both wanted to try out their products, and since Martina already visited the outlet during its launch, we decided to team up and go together.

I only purchased two things, but I'm definitely planning to purchase more of their products in the future. The first product that I picked up is a lipstick. I had been eying this lipstick from the very first day that they set up their  Facebook Page back in November. It is a light berry purple color. I was impressed but its pigmentation and also it is very smooth and moisturizing. The price of this lipstick was 13.29 euro.

Made In Style Lipstick
Made In Style Lipstick Swatch
I am always searching for unique and unusual colors therefore the product immediately caught my eye is a bold aquamarine color, which I must say, I have never seen an eyeshadow color quite like it. The color that I purchased is called "Aquarius". The price for this eyeshadow was also 13.29 euro which in my opinion is a reasonable price for the amount of product that one gets since the size of this eyeshadow is double the size when compared to a MAC eyeshadow which costs more.

Aquarius Eyeshadow

Aquarius and Made In Style swatches

Make sure to visit this store and if you have any difficulty or confused which colors to choose the staff are all ready to help and guide you.

Hope you liked this haul,

Until next time,

Take Care,

Jessica :)

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,

Monday, 20 August 2012

What's in my everyday make up bag?

Hi beauties,

I keep my everyday's essentials in a small Makeup bag on my vanity, since it's much easier to reach in the morning rather than going through loads of products.

E.L.F Mineral Infused Face Primer

This primer is amzing. It helps to keep oil at bay, therefore no retocuhing is needed throughout the day.

Rimmel Match Perfection in shade 040 Soft Beige

I use this concealer under my eyes to conceal my under eye circles.

Urban Decay Primer Potion

I use this primer in order to keep my eyeshadow stay put throughout the day.

Sigma F30 brush

With the sigma F30 (a large powder brush with the powder), works perfectly to set my concealer and mattify my face.

Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder  

Inglot 330M (Matte)

This eye shadow is a light beige. I use it in the inner corners and brow bone.

Eyelash curler 

Rimmel Glam Eyes Day 2 Night mascara

I'd curl my eyelashes first, then put on mascara.

NYX Blush in the shade PB03 Angel 

I apply my blush with a small stipple brush in order to achieve a natural finish.
Stipple brush

What's in your everyday bag?

Take care,

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Sephora duo eyeshadow review

Hello Beauties,

Today, I will be reviewing 2 SEPHORA duo eyeshadow.

Hot Brown No3
Gorgeous Pink No4
I own Hot Brown No3 and Gorgeous Pink No4. Each duo was on sale for 3 so I couldn't pass this up. The packaging is very sleek and sturdy. According, to the SEPHORA website these shadows are described as ''A duet of highly pigmented, long-lasting, exclusive shadows that reinvent color intensity''. In fact these shadow are highly pigmented and true to colour however not long lasting as stated. These eyeshadows creases without a primer within 2-3 hrs of wear. With Too Faced Shadow Insurance (an eyeshadow primer) the eyeshadow held for 8+ hrs. I didn't experience any fallout with these shadows. These eyeshadows blend very well with each other as well as other brands shadows. All shadows have the right amount of shimmer.

I would recommend any duo from this collection.
Top: Without TFSI
Bottom: With TFSI
Take Care,


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