Showing posts with label lipstick. Show all posts
Showing posts with label lipstick. Show all posts

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Catrice Event Haul and Review

Hey Beauties,

I know, this post has been long time coming, I am swamped with lectures, studies and work at the moment and it is only now that I found some time to blog.

As some of you may already know, last February I was invited to attend the Catrice Spring Launch and we were given some products to try out.

Face Products

The first three products are:

1) Colour Correcting Primer: I have yet to try this product out. However, as a first impression from swatching it; it has a green colour to cancel out redness, as its name implies, and it also claims that it is oil free. Which is perfect for oily, acne prone skin and also during the Summer we sweat much more, so an oil free primer is perfect for that time.

2) Translucent Powder: At LAST I found an authentic translucent powder. I cannot tell you how many times I purchase a 'translucent' powder, then I open it and I find that it is coloured powder. To all Make up companies: Translucent means transparent and not with colour. Thank you Catrice for this powder, I really like it and I use it everyday to set my foundation. It did not break me out and my skin remains matte all day.

3) Shimmering Bronzer: I used it the first time last week and I was quite impressed. To be honest, I was somewhat sceptical to try it because I thought that my face would result in being all shimmery and sparkly. However, this bronzer has very fine small shimmers that barely show up, which is perfect for me. Also, it is not that dark, it just creates a sun kissed glow which I look for.

Eye Products

Now on to the eye products:

1) Absolute Eye Colour Pallette in the colour 'F'rosen Yoghurt': I have used this pallette several times now. I almost use it every time I go out. It is perfect to create a subtle natural cranberry look and I find that these colours really complete my eyes. Shadows are pigmented and are quite long lasting. Also, it has a combination of matte and shimmery shadows in it which I rarely find in other pallettes.

2) Absolute Bright Highlighting Pallette in the colour 'Candy Warhol': I use this pallette to highlight. It is a great idea to make a pallette with highlighting combinations to match every eye look.The only downside is that the eye shadow's texture is chalky and after a while that I apply it, it is not there any more.

3) Set of Single Lashes: I have not used this yet

4) Glamour Doll Curl & Volume Mascara: I use this mascara everyday, so I tested it out quite well. It claims that, as its name implies, it curls and volumises at the same time. I have not seen that. I found that it lengthens my lashes and curls them slightly but in terms of volume it fell flat. Also, when I take out the wand from the tube, its like there is no filter at the top to take away the access mascara from the wand, so I almost always end up smearing the mascara on my lid.

Lip Products

1) Ultimate Colour Lipstick in the colour 'Red my Lips': I have not tried this out yet, however when I swatched it, the colour is very opaque and creamy. Looking forward to try it out.

 2) Infinite Shine Lipgloss in the colour 'Pink Twice': I applied this lip gloss the first time exactly after the event ended, in my car :) Love this lip gloss, vibrant colour, perfect for Spring. Also, has a nice smell and is very long lasting. An additional upside to this is that it is not sticky.

3) Made to Stay Smoothing Lip Polish in the colour 'Megan Fuchsia': I also use this product almost every time I go out. It is long lasting, bright colour and its finish is like a lip tint. After most of the colour is off, your lips are still stained so no need to reapply as much.

Nail Products

Received 3 nail polishes. I only used the pink one since it is ideal for the office and everyday. The other two colours are more vibrant and one of them is glittery. From the one that I used, it lasted for almost a week, after the third/fourth day it started to chip.

Have you tried any of these products? If yes, what do you think?

That's all for this post,

Until next time,

Take Care,

Jessica xxx

Sunday, 2 March 2014

February Favourite: Make-up look

Heyy Beauties,

Hope you are all doing great :)

I have decided that instead of listing my favourite products for the month of February, instead I share my favourite make-up look that I have been wearing almost all month. I seem to have lost my appetite to experiment with colours and I'm sticking with the same 3 eye shadows.. it's quite strange. Have you ever felt like this?

Now, on to the make-up look:

First, I start off with Catrice eye shadow in the shade 'Icylicious' from the Ice Cream Collection that came out last Summer. I use this all over the lid, and also as a highlight under my brows.

Then, apply a black Nee eye shadow in the outer corner of my lid.. lightly and not in a smoky eye motion. Just to deepen the look.

Last step I apply a transition shade, in this case Makeup Store eye shadow in the colour 'Ghetto'. This shadow has been a favourite of mine for the past year.. love it.

The only thing that I am changing is my lip colour. Sometimes I apply a bold colour, other times, like in this case, I apply a natural shade. In the below picture, I paired my eye look with a Cinecitta lipstick in the colour '74'.

What is your favourite make-up look?

Do you like experimenting with different colours?

That's all for today,

Take Care,

Jessica xxx

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, 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 :)

Friday, 24 August 2012

Essence & Catrice Haul

Hello Beauties,

Two days ago I visited Tony's Pharmacy, for the first time, and bought some Essence and Catrice products to try them out.

I bought 3 eye shadows, 2 from Essence and 1 from Catrice. The first two are '57, In the clouds' and '32, Jazzed up'.

The Catrice eye shadow is '510, in love with hulk' (love the name hehe)

Next, 2 lipsticks, one from Essence and another from Catrice. The Essence one is a very sheer baby pink color called '01, frosted' and the Catrice lipstick is a very bright coral color called '050, Princess Peach'.

I really needed a new blush therefore I picked up Catrice Multi Color Blush in the color '010, Riviera Rose'. I really love this color and it can also be used as a highlight since it has 4 different colors. 

I also wanted to try out Catrice lip glosses therefore I bought Catrice color show in the color '090, No.9 is mine'. 

Last but not the least, I bought Essence Long lasting eye pencil, which is a sheer golden color and its called '04, look at me'.

What are your favourite products from Essence and Catrice?
What do you think about Essence foundations? I want to try them out :)

Make sure to Follow this blog for future reviews about these products :)

Looking forward for my next Essence & Catrice purchase,

Take Care

Jessica xxx

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, 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