Heavy Metal glitter eyeliner by Urban Decay

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Hello lovelies! Here we have the Urban Decay Heavy Metal eyeliner in ‘Midnignt cowboy’. Urban Decay glitter eyeliners are my go to eyeliners for a glittery eye look, although I usually end up using gold & silver most of the time. You can pair it with loose glitter for that amped up shiny look or you can use it on it’s own over any eyeshadow. Best part is that it’s already got a gluey formula so you don’t need glue separately. They have a range of awesome colours. A must have in every makeup lovers kit! 👍🏼

Midnight Cowboy by Urban Decay's Heavy Metal glitter Liners

 

Who has the time to mix glue and glitter and apply it with a seperate taklon eye brush? It’s just too much work and fussy! I adore the fact that it has a liquid liner’s applicator. You can control how much glitter you actually want on your eyes without going overboard. The heavy metal range retails in Sephora  and the Urban Decay website for $20.

(P.S. Apologies, I haven’t had a chance to take a picture whenever I have used this liner on my eyes but I shall make it a point to insert one soon!)

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Blue eye makeup using Accessorize Bejewelled eyeshadow palette!

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Hello lovelies!

Hope you’re all having a fab day so far! 😊  I mostly used the Huda beauty Rose gold palette & the Accessorize Bejewelled palette to achieve this look. And for those who didn’t know, Accessorize have some amazingly pigmented eyeshadow palettes. I currently own 3 and they’ve never let me know. Hope you like this look! 💙

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This look wasn’t inspired by anything in particular but this blue taupey colour in the Accessorize palette was so unique that I couldn’t wait to try it out so I just sat down on my makeup chair and just started blending and I was really pleased with how it all came together in the end 🙂

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FACE:

Foundation: Mix Makeup forever official HD foundation Y127 with Urban decay cosmetics All nighter foundation in 5.0. Cream contour: Smashbox cosmetics contour sticks. Setting powder: Soap and glory kickass powder. Powder contour : Nyx cosmetics contour palette. Blush: Benefit cosmetics Rockateur. Highlighter: @beccacosmetics Champagne pop.LIPS: Huda beauty Bombshell matte liquid lipstick.

LASHES:

Huda beauty Samantha

EYEBROWS:

Anastasia beverly hills Brow wiz medium brown.

EYES:

Apply ‘shy’ from the Huda beauty Rose gold palette in the crease, buff it out taking it slightly above the crease. Apply ‘sandlewood’ on the crease. Apply ‘Henna’ on the outer V mainly on the upper corner. Take the ‘light blue’ shade from the Accessorize Bejewelled palette (sorry there are no names for the shades in this palette) put it all over the lids. Apply the ‘dark blue’ shade over it. Buff the crease with a clean brush for a blended finish. Mix the ‘taupey blue’ shade with ‘dark blue’ and apply on the lower part of the lid till the lash line. Buff out any unblended edges.
Apply ‘henna’ on the lower lids and go over with ‘dark blue’. Blend. Apply any white highlighter on the tear ducts. Apply Urban decay cosmetics 24/7 glide on eye liner in Abyss on the waterline.

CONTACTS:

Olens Jenith natural gray

 

If you have suggestions or recommendations for future makeup looks please don’t hesitate to leave your comments! 🙂

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All about Face Oils!

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Hello lovelies! This post is much overdo! I felt like I went on a mini sabbatical but my true calling; blogging has yet again pulled me back 😀

So post is all about oils! The beauty industry is bombarded with a surge of natural products, one of them being facial oils! Facial oils are packed with antioxidants, omega fatty acids, polyphenols and other fun stuff that our skin love. I have reviewed 4 of the oils that have stood out for me although I have tried my fair share over time. I must add that what works for me may not work for you. Purely because our skin type and needs can be very different depending on the geography, climate, age and texture, hence certain oils will react differently on different skin types.
I have narrowed down to the 1) Boots Botanics 100% organic facial oil 2) Tarte Maracuja oil and 3) Bodyshop Seeds of life oil 4) Trilogy Rosehip oil

 

 

1) Bodyshop Seeds of life facial oil

This product was always in the back of my mind ever since Kaushal from Kaushal beauty, who is one of my favourite bloggers mentioned how much she loves it in one of her videos. I usually don’t just up and buy things but I trust Kaushal’s insight and thoughts on beauty products so I caved and went ahead and bought the oil.
The packaging is white and looks really classy and upmarket. The bottle is glass and has a gradient shading with a dropper and looks super serious and up market.
Now let’s talk about the product itself.
The oil feels light. It warms up slightly on touch but not like most oils. The packaging recommends 1 or 2 drops but I love my oils so I usually take 3 or 4 depending on the consistency of the oil. It spread nicely and sinks in the skin rather quickly. Within half a minute I would say without leaving any residue what so ever. There’s no scent to the oil and look like the colour of extra mild olive oil which is pale yellow. My overall thoughts are that this oil is a perfect moisturiser replacement if your skin needs that extra TLC and attention. I also feel it would work great as a makeup base.

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2) Tarte Maracuja oil

I bought the Tarte Maracuja oil on an online shopping spree from Sephora. Sephora is usually my go to page like it would be for most bloggers 😃 I am a believer in the power of vitamin C and how it brightens, livens & revives dull skin hence I got this oil. The Maracuja oil felt thickest compared to the other three but it’s consistency is unique. It feels like a thick gel-ish serum the first few seconds it touches the skin and then liquified further with warmth. This oil warmed up instantly on touch and spread evenly leaving a light residue. But it lives up to its name. It does brighten the skin and I feel it made a difference within a few days. My skin felt nourished and light and brighter.

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3) Boots Botanics 100% organic facial oil

This was the very first facial oil I got and I have two! So that says a lot! I absolutely love this oil. I always keep going back to it when I need that intensely nourished feel to my skin. This oil sinks in within a minute but leaves a little yellow cast which I feel is only detectable to me. I’m strange like that I notice way too many things. I used this oil for a good month and I must say my skin looked the happiest when I did. The key is consistency with this one. Your skin will start feeling brighter and clearer and if you’re fair toned you’ll start seeing your cheeks getting rosy when you laugh which I rarely see! So this oil really works. For those looking to try it, just be consistent with it.
Tip: apply the oil on damp skin for best results. I usually sprayed some Avene thermal spring water beforehand!

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4) Trilogy Rosehip Oil

I got onto the Rosehip bandwagon when I heard Kate Middleton is a fan of Rosehip oil and specifically uses this brand in her beauty regime. If Kate loves it, of course I had to try it, Duh! However, I must say I was slightly disappointed. The oil is brown in colour which is expected since it’s pure Rosehip extract. The smell is mustardy and pungent; again expected. The feel is very rubbery like. It’s hard to explain the rubbery bit but picture the feeling you get in your hands when you’re trying to warm up your hands in a cold room. Now imagine using a moisturiser and it’s keeps rubbing without giving you that moisturised feeling? That feeling!
It takes a good 2 minutes for the oil to sink in and it leaves a slight residue. Does it work? I applied this oil before going to sleep and I woke up with oilier skin. Usually the oil sinks in and dries up during the night but this one didn’t. Maybe I used too much oil? I don’t want to categorise it just yet because I did not use it more than 3 times for the reasons mentioned and to really judge a product you’ve got to give it 15 days to a month. Unfortunately, this will have to be the least favourite of all of the oils I’ve used. Sorry Reship 🙁

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So this concludes my Facial oil post and there are a few more in my list that I would love to try. I shall let you all know how they fare when I get my hands on them! 🙂

One I’m really looking forward to trying out is the Sunday Riley Luna sleeping night oil, Kiel’s midnight recovery concentrate and Mega defence barrier boosting essence oil by Dr. Andrew Weil from Origins.

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