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More Fall 2015 product’s and reviews

Published October 10, 2015 by sarahsmith1988

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I ordered a a few products over last weekend to try and test. I usually find products via cosmopolitan magazine and the suggestions on websites I have bought cosmetics from. Now they have arrived after a few days of waiting on their arrival. I was keen to get going and testing them out. IMAG0645

  • MUA The artiste collection 
  • Barry M ultra moisturizing lip paint “black cherry” 
  • Loreal Paris brow artist plumper 

The first thing I did was decide on high lighting and contouring effect. I normally go more towards my natural skin tone making the high light and contour as natural as possible. But since I was experimenting with the fall 2015 trends I thought a paler skin tone would create a more “vampy” look paired with the Barry m moisturizing lip paint. 

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More paler highlight and contour

So I set to work searching for a highlight and contour video/tutorial that would help me achieve this look. Most of the video’s I found had a lot of products that I have not yet got, so I followed the tutorials as best as I could and kind of played with shades a little to create my own.

I then got to work on my eye shadow. I wanted to use as much colours from the MUA artiste collection as I could so I aimed for purples/blues blending them together as I went along to create different tones. At first glance of the product I saw it was great value for money (priced at £8.99 eBay) the shadows are decent sized and a mixture of good colours. The applicator that came with the palette is great quality and very smooth, this made applying the product very easy. Each shade was also blendable and manageable with very if none at all all product loss by falling on to the cheek. The colours are not highly pigmented (bold) However they are noticeable and with more time and patients you could add layers to create your desired effect.  The added bonus to the palette is it comes with two blushers and a bronzer to complete your look. The shadows themselves are matte, and very silky. They apply like a dream on the eyes. 

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How I did my eyeshadow was by using the shade “Pistachia” over the entire eye lid, secondly I applied the shade “Ice” in to the inner corners of my eyes and blended outwards.Once blended i then used the shade “Grape” above the eye lid and slightly blended outwards and into the middle of my eye lid. I also used a little of a darker shade of purple to dab on top and blend outwards to create different shades and definition. After applying all the purple shades I then used moodstruck mineral pigment “Corrupted” and using a liner brush, created a line across the crease of the eye lid and blended well with a shader brush. I then applied “Grape” again on the lower lash line. 

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For my lips I applied moodstruck precision lip pencil “Pompous” using lip liner makes the colour set nicely in place and preventing the lipstick from bleeding. Also it creates a more vibrant look and helps make the lip stick last longer. When I first opened the lip stick it looked very dark, like a very dark plum colour almost to a very dark burgundy. But when I applied it, it was more like a dark red shade. I must admit I was a little disappointed in the shade when applied as I was expecting it to be the colour it looks.  The lipstick applied easily, it was velvety and very moisturizing. However I can see it been a lipstick that would need applying a few times through the day. One sip from a coffee mug and there was a lot of product on the edge of the cup! Over all it is a very good lip colour as it does not dry out your lips nor irritate them. The lipstick is also reasonably priced (£4.45 eBay) IMAG0708

My favorite product is the Loreal brow artist plumper! I love this product because it does exactly as it states “For fuller looking brows” I love the applicator to (looks like a small mascara wand, but much softer) which helps separate my brow hairs easily when applying the product and achieves more fullness, the brow plumper is also available in 3 shades light medium and dark. It is also very easy to correct a mistake! Less mess less fuss! 

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Purple Sparkle…

Published September 28, 2015 by sarahsmith1988

So in the post arrived my cream sparkly eye shadow palette’s I bought two palettes one in purple shades and another in grey/silver shades. I also came across some stargazer shadows which I always associated with gothic look or very strong neon colour’s that were not really suitable for every day wear. However I did come across some shimmer shadow they do with an amazing variety of colour’s to choose from.

So after a bit of debating with myself which to try first, I thought I would try out the purples and have a go at seeing what worked best for a look you could pull off day and night.

What I used:

  • IMAG0593 B sweet candy popping highlighting serum (New found love)
  • Bourjois Paris healthy foundation 
  • NYX Royal Violets 
  • Stargazer Plush Purple 
  • Maybelline Wake me up concealer
  • 3D Fiber Plus Mascara
  • Moodstruck precision eye liner “perfect”  

Step 1: I applied a layer of B sweet by first applying the product to a sponge applicator and applying evenly across my face making sure it is nicely blended with even coverage. Once I have achieved this I applied the concealer to specific areas that needed targeting such as redness and breakouts, using the tip of my finger I carefully blended in the concealer to create the even coverage. Once all look even I dampened a foundation brush and applied the foundation directly to my skin working in circle motions, again to make sure the product is finely blended. 

Step 2: Using the precision pencil I drew a line from the outside corner of the eye and then drew a thin black line just beyond half way. I then thickened the corner of the eye and make a shadow effect in the corner. Taking the stargazer shadow I then applied the purple to my eye lid (I did dampen the applicator a little so I got a more vibrant look) Taking the NYX palette I then added the darkest shade of purple across the top of the stargazer shadow for the sparkle.IMAG0599

Step 3: To finish off I added eye liner to the lash line and underneath I used the lightest purple shade from the NYX palette to create a subtle liner below. Completed with 3D Fiber plus mascara!

My over all opinion of the NYX cream palette Royal violets is that they do make your eyes stand out more and do add the added sparkle effect which is great for an occasion you desire, however I did find them a little hard to apply as they did clump in places and took awhile to spread the product out evenly. but a bit of patients and you can create the desired look you want. I also found when removing the product it was a bit like removing sand, so I applied some moisturizer on my skin afterwards, especially the eye area. But they did the job nicely and not to bad if your on a budget. 

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The stargazer shadow is another to be added onto my favorite list. I love how strogn the colour is and how nicely it was applied, they are also very blendable and manageable and you dont need a lot of the product either. So it is long lasting. I like how it leaves a subtle shimmer to the eye!  

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Struggle for perfect brows? Look no more!!

Published September 9, 2015 by sarahsmith1988

Suffering brow trouble? unruly hairs? sparseness? Gaps?

Enhancing the brows can help beautifully frame the face and balance features to ensure you put your best face forward every day!  

If you struggle with the above problems I have the perfect solution that will help you get those stubborn eye brows perfected within minutes! precision brow gel and liner set

Younique came up with 2 genius dermatologically approved beauty must haves for effortless red carpet brows.

Moodstruck Precision Brow Liner: 

  • Retractable lead pencil with spoolie brush, helps define, fill and shape the brow perfectly 
  • Perfectly mimics actual brow hair thanks to a 1.7 mm lead brow liner lead (4 times smaller then a wooden pencil) 
  • Rich in color and long wearing formula which resists fading and smudging 
  • Styled brows are effortless with built in spoolie brush for easy shaping and colour blending 
  • Fortified with antioxidants, vitamins E and C 
  • Availble in 3 shades, light (blonde to light brown hair) Medium (Medium to dark brown hair) and dark (dark brown to black hair) Precision brow liner photo

Brow Gel:

  • Colour infused fiber gel brushes on to create the appearance of thick lush brows 
  • Brow volumising formula contains buildable fibers, similar to the fibers in the moodstruck fiber lashes + 
  • Creates naturally looking, styled brows whilst filling in gaps and volumising sparse hairs.
  • Water resistant 
  • Formulated with squalane, main ingredient in uplift eye serum to condition the hairs 
  • Tapered brush for effortless and precise blending and shaping precision brow gel photo
  • Also available in 3 shades

You can purchase the products >>HERE<< 

OR visit www.beautychicz.com for further info!! 

All about today’s look a MUST have product…

Published August 20, 2015 by sarahsmith1988

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Today I woke up and prepared my skin with my usual younique divine moisturizer. I applied this evenly on my face and neck and the went on to create my hair style for the day. 

Once I allowed the moisturizer time to soak into my skin and do it’s job I then completed my make up. But the one product I want to highlight is younique’s stiff upper lip stain. I am not even sure there is a word to describe how amazing this product is. (This is why I love my job so much! I am in my element right now with trying and testing all the products and so far all have just been totally fantastic!!)

The lip stain is available in 7 different shades

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  • Shy, this is the lightest shade, which is a nice light pink
  • Sappy, Shade up from Shy making it a perfect daily colour. 
  • Skittish, bright, fun and perfect for Spring, this colour suits both pale and tanned skin tones. 
  • Saucy, red in colour
  • Sultry, cranberry colour 
  • Sleek, brown/plum colour 
  • Savy, purple colour 

Why you need Younique’s stiff upper lip in YOUR life right now!!!

❤ You can kiss endlessly, smooch-proof

❤ Long lasting 

❤ You can drink from a glass without leaving a mark on the glass

❤ No reapplying 

❤ Can apply more coats for a more vibrant and dramatic colour 

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Helpful tips to consider: 

* For dry chapped lips use a toothbrush to exfoliate the skin as you want the lips to be smooth as possible to avoid patchy coverage. 

* Make sure lip stain is DRY before applying another coat. 

* If you do not like the matte finish look then you can apply a clear lip gloss or balm over the top to give the lips a bit of a shine. 

* Apply on bare lips, no balm or residue before applying. This will make the product go on even and dry nicely. 

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How to remove the lip stain: 

Apply some petrolum jelly or chap stick and allow a few minutes then wipe off, alternatively you can use a make up remover cloth or eye make up remover pad. 

Would like to state with rubbing, as you may have to rub a little to remove the lipstain off is to nourish the lips with lip balm afterwards to prevent damage to the lips. 

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