Showing posts with label eyeshow. Show all posts
Showing posts with label eyeshow. Show all posts

Monday, 17 September 2012

Review: NYX double sided eye pencil

Hi Beauties,

One of my favourite online makeup brands is NYX. It is amazingly cheap 
and good quality. Browsing through the NYX cometics website I found these pencils in the clearing section and decided to try them out.  This product is discontinued on the NYX website,  but it can be found on cherryculture and joy cosmetics on ebay. (Links will be linked down below).  The Double Sided is an eye Liner & Shadow which makes it easier to create an easy and fast smoky look. The brown eyeshadow side is smooth, glides on and wears well without creasing with a primer.   However, the black has a hard texture but if one rolls it between their hands it will be softer and easy to apply. I use both sides as an eye liner. It stays on the waterline for good 2 hours if set with an eye shadow. I like the brown side more since it gives more of a natural look instead of harsh black. If I were to see them in different colours, I would buy them in a heart beat.

NYX double sided eye pencil
Swatch : Brown / Black

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,

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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