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Vampy Fall

Published October 15, 2015 by sarahsmith1988

I am in love with the vampy style this fall, but I must say with my complexion and face shape I can not pull this off so well. I did however dug through the internet for some inspiration and jiggled up a number of video tutorial’s for some inspiration to create my own idea. Ideally I would of loved to of created my skin tone more paler and maybe applying the bronzer on a little darker to make the cheeks stand out and provide a more sharper detail, however I did not have the correct foundation in order to do this. So I created the foundation by mixing two foundations together. To create a different effect and shade to what I normally apply. product collage

After creating the base of eye shadow I then applied the cream colour from the contouring kit to highlight under the eyes, forehead, chin, upper lip and nose and blended well with a blending bud. I use the blending bud as I love the effect it creates when finished. The product looks more natural and can achieve a more even consistency of the product without streaks patches. I tend to use a dabbing motion rather then rubbing it in, it appears lighter and less of a caked on feel. Once highlighted I take the bronzer (MUA makeup artiste palette) and apply on my cheek bones, under the chin and down the sides of my nose, blending again with the blending bud. 

product collage 3For the eyes I applied the white from the palette W7 up in smoke palette. in my opinion these shadows are not very highly pigmented and they do not last all day, they do however look much better applied wet rather then dry, but again, does not last all day. Once I am happy with the white base I then applied stargazer “copper” into the creases and applied more till I created my desired effect and density of colour. I love stargazer shadows and must warn you to use a little as they are highly pigmented, they also stay put all day and dont bundge which is great! You can apply both wet and dry and the shadow stays put. If you apply wet though it really does stand out more in terms of sparkle and shimmer. I have never had a bad word said about stargazer products! They also do a lot of gothic style shades, so perfect for this Fall fashion trends you can find their website here 

At the moment they have a fantastic range of Halloween products and ideas you must check out if Halloween is your thing! 

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I then applied moodstruck precision eye liner “perfect” across the eye line and then took the “Pristine” shade and applied it into the inner corners of my eye and lower corner of tear duct and blended gently! I love the moodstruck precision pencil range both eye and lip liners due to their long lasting wearing. They apply very easily and smoothly, they are also waterproof, strong in colour and provide a very good range of colours you can check these out here 

To complete the look I applied a little sparkle to the inner corners of my eyes with Barry m dazze dust No 27 it is a white shimmer and adds perfect finish to any look! The product if dabbed on creates very little mess and does stay put! So you dont have to worry about shimmer all over your face and clothes. 

What I did notice about the vampy look is big wow lashes. Since I am yet to learn how to apply false lashes and can never get the hang of it I use moodstruck 3D fiber Plus mascara! This mascara is a cheat version to false lashes as they create the illusion of long lashes very well. Double the coat and they appear bigger! its a product you have to try to see for yourself just how amazing it is for when your in a rush, or simply just dont get on with false lashes!! ATT_1444856616849_IMAG0781

For the lips I used moodstruck precision lip liner in “pompous” Which is a burgundy/red wine shade and it glides on smoothly with no problems, it is a bit stubborn to rub off! But that works in your favour when your wearing it as it does not budge! not for anything! I covered most of my lip in the liner and then applied the lipstick Sleek Makeup true colour lipstick in Mulberry! This lipstick is very moisturizing it is almost wet when applied and once you blot it does leave a nice matte finish, it lasts a long time, I only had to re apply once. Very highly pigmented and perfect for vampy lips! I purchased this product from eBay best price £3.90 free shipping! I also purchased another shade “Cherry” which is also a very nice colour for fall trend. 

To complete entire look I finished off the brows, by applying eye pencil and brow plumper to make them look fuller! 

(Please excuse my night top! I did this late at night haha)



More Fall 2015 product’s and reviews

Published October 10, 2015 by sarahsmith1988


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. 


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. 


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. 


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!

Fall 2015 Beauty Trends

Published September 12, 2015 by sarahsmith1988

I have been on the look out for this years fall beauty trends, and I am loving it! I love dramatic looks and bold colours and if you do to, you will certainly love this years must have Fall looks! 

The first thing I noticed on my adventure looking for beauty trends was the hype about dark lips. From the ripe berry to the plum black lips (aiming for the 90s trend) they are guaranteed to get you noticed in the spotlight. The moodstruck precision pencil lip liner “Pompous” works really well with the moodstruck opulence “Pretentious” lipstick, creating a lovely berry look To create a darker look the moodstruck precision pencil lip liner “Perky” and moodstruck opulence lipstick “Excessive” With a bit of blending and they will pair up nicely to create an ombre look. 

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The flushed cheeks is also a big hit for the fall, the aim is to create that fresh, healthy flushed cheeks look you get when you come back in from the cold outside. It is not applied dramatically, more of a subtle appearance to really make the face glow. Moodstruck minerals pressed blusher in “Sweet” gives the highlight you need for a subtle glow, the product goes along way so you only really need the smallest dab on the blusher brush. 

For the eyes it seems that makeup artists have ditched the gold and silver and aimed for a bronze. The benefits of using bronze really does warm up the face and works well with the 90s lip colours! To add to the eyes, graphic liner is the perfect tweak to the classic cat eye by using a straight swipe of black liner, (moodstruck precision eye liner “Perfect” is great to use due to its creamy texture) this is a more modern way of wearing liner that elongates and lifts the eye, whilst also added some mystery to the face. Another look, is the easy smokey eyes, and it really is easy to recreate! Just by using black and brown eyeliner. Sometimes a dramatic eye can be intimidating, and is more suitable for occasions, rather then day to day life. So creating a diffused look by using only two products, tones down the eye for more appeal. For the eyebrows, it appears to be the block brow look is a distant memory making room for the more feathery image, this feathery look consists of lightly filled arches that are brushed up and wild but yet still groomed! Using quick and small stokes of a brow pencil to mimic hairs, brush the brows up at the start and outward as you move towards the tail. To complete the eyes, lashes are going big! Large defined lashes are a must have this fall. If you are in a hurry and want amazing definition and volume to the eye lashes, using 3D fiber Lashes plus works a dream to create those ideal lashes! 



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Completely Moodstruck!

Published September 7, 2015 by sarahsmith1988

Moodstruck collection: FB_IMG_1440620392469

  • 1 moodstruck addiction palette 
  • 1 moodstruck 3D fiber Lashes +
  • 1 moodstruck opulence lipstick 
  • 1 moodstruck minerals concealer 
  • 1 stiff upper lip stain 
  • 1 moodstruck precision pencil 
  • 1 lucrative lipgloss 
  • 1 moodstruck minerals pressed blusher 
  • 1 younique make up bag 

have you guessed a theme with this collection yet? The collection brings together all the best products from the moodstruck range! Each product in the set adds towards perfecting the face and enhancing your features. This collection does not contain as many new products as the other collections, but they do contain everything you need for a flawless appearance. Each product is highly pigmented and have strong colours when applied such as the moodstruck addiction palette, opulence lipstick, lip stain, precision pencil and the blusher. These are especially good for creating a strong burst of colour to your look. All products are also buildable, so you intensify the colour with each layer to suit desired look. The best asset of the moodstruck opulence lipstick and the precision pencil is that they both have a creamy texture, so when applied they tend to run smooth along the lip surface, making it easy for blending in with each other or with other colours for ombre lips. for example.

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Moodstruck minerals pressed blusher, is one product that really does go along way. You only need to apply a small amount on the brush to achieve a subtle stroke of colour, you can of course add more if you want your cheekbones highlighted and stand out more. The blusher comes in five different shades to compliment your skin or contrast if your feeling daring!


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The three for me bundle… Limited time

Published August 24, 2015 by sarahsmith1988

This a bundle I have to shout out about as it only has a limited time span before it vanishes from the stock! This product is no longer available to buy from the 1st of September To order click >>>HERE<<<

I will be more then happy to help with any questions you may have on any of the products. 

This is the three for me kudos containing: 

❤ beach front bronzer (shade of choice)3 for me bundle Aug 2015

❤ Precision eye pencil (colour of choice) 

❤ EXCLUSIVE opulence lipstick in “stuck-up”

Beachfront Bronzer: 

❤ This is a duet of two bronzing powders baked on terracotta tiles and rich in safflower, aloe and gingko. 

❤ Available in 3 shades, Sunset, Hermosa and Malibu

❤ Half matte and half shimmer  

❤ Leaves a subtle, sun kissed and golden glow appearance.beachfront bronzer shades

beachfront bronzer and brush

Precision Eye pencil: 

❤ creamy product

❤ easily applied, and seems to glide nicely along the eye line. 

❤ creates a bold, strong colour 

❤ long lastingmood per pencils BLACK

eye pencil colour chart

EXCLUSIVE Opulence lipstick in “stuck up”:

❤ Long wearing

❤ buttery soft, smoothly glides over the lips

❤ Provides a glowing modern look 

❤ Infused with crushed ruby gem stones

❤ No fussy feathering or bleeding 

❤ Stays vibrant Stuck Up lipstick

OMG! New Product Alert…

Published August 23, 2015 by sarahsmith1988

I can certainly say that this is just hot out of the oven!! Younique are launching six fantastic must have products and I can not wait to purchase and try these out for myself. 

To find out when these fantastic products will be launched click HERE!

Also check out my fantastic new website HERE!

❤ Touch mineral liquid foundation 

❤ Touch mineral concealer 

❤ Moodstruck precision brow liner

❤ Moodstruck precision brow gel

❤ Moodstruck addiction palettes

❤ Moodstruck Opulence lipstick

So the question is “Where do I go to find more information?” You don’t have to look very far, just continue reading the article as I have all the information right here!!

Touch mineral liquid foundation:

Inspired by the luxurious and durable Mulberry Silk of China that has been cherished for thousands of years, Younique Touch Minerals Liquid Foundation is infused with the highest quality ingredients to increase skin radiance and clarity for a healthy glow! The foundation is fortified with rich, nurturing ingredients like Juvenessence®, a unique and powerful marine-based algae extract that helps the skin look younger, firmer and more radient – the perfect intersection between color technology and anti-aging skin care! The enhanced liquid-to-powder Touch Minerals Liquid Foundation allows for a smooth, even application that blends well into the skin for a natural finish. It also helps blur the appearance of skin imperfections with optical diffusers by minimizing the appearance of wrinkles and pores for a noticeably brighter, more youthful appearance. The unique dropper-style applicator helps provide the perfect amount of foundation. The foundation boasts special time-release pigments that provide long-lasting coverage.

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• The refining and refreshing, ultra-thin liquid formula dries to a matte powder for seamless adjustable coverage

• Weightless, yet creamy texture

• Buildable formula for sheer to medium coverage

• Younique Touch Minerals Liquid Foundation is: gluten free, soy free, paraben free, Latex free, PABA free, BPA free, and nano particle free

• Not tested on animals

• Ten skin-flattering shades for all skin tones: Scarlet – very light with neutral tones, Organza – light with pink undertones, Velour – light with yellow undertones, Taffeta – light/medium with neutral undertones, Chiffon – medium with pink undertones, Satin – dark with yellow undertones, Cashmere – dark neutral undertones, Velvet – dark with yellow undertones, Charmeuse – deep/ dark with pink undertones, and Cypress – deep with neutral undertones

Application Tips:

 • Use the dropper to place foundation on the back of the hand

• Finger dot the formula on the forehead above each eye, on the cheekbones and on the bridge of the nose and chin

• Press in and smooth with finger, then blend in with the Younique Foundation Brush to deliver ultimate staying power

Touch Mineral Concealer:

Strike a pose – a flawless face that’s always camera ready just became easier to achieve. Younique Touch Minerals Skin Perfecting Concealer, inspired by the glorified Mulberry Silk, delivers a naturally creamy coverage with a satin finish for all-day wear. Formulated with a high concentration of pigments that stay put, this concealer is ideal for face and even body use! With optimum color payoff and blendability, say “goodbye” to fine lines and welcome a worry-free radiance! This lightweight full-coverage concealer helps hide everything from scars and burns to tattoos, discoloration and other imperfections. Its exceptional silky texture nourishes and moisturizes the skin with key ingredients like Vegetable Lanolin, which consists of Shea Butter, Glyceryl Rosinate and Olea Europaea-Olive. State-of-the-art microsphere technology provides camera-ready silky skin with a natural no-makeup look.

Touch Mineral concealer photo

• A long-lasting and lightweight water-resistant formula

• Suitable for sensitive skin

• Younique Touch Minerals Skin Perfecting Concealer is: Phthatlates free, Sulfates free, Paraben free, Talc free, Formaldehyde free, and Fragrance free

• Not tested on animals

• Ten skin-flattering shades for all skin tones: Scarlet – very light with neutral tones, Organza – light with pink undertones, Velour – light with yellow undertones, Taffeta – light/medium with neutral undertones, Chiffon – medium with pink undertones, Satin – dark with yellow undertones, Cashmere – dark neutral undertones, Velvet – dark with yellow undertones, Charmeuse – deep/dark with pink undertones, and Cypress – deep with neutral undertones

Application Tips:

• Spread color evenly onto the skin with the Younique Concealer Brush for a flawless complexion

Moodstruck Precision Brow Liner:

 Lights, camera, action! Younique is rolling out the red carpet for two new star products inspired by Hollywood starlets. Think of eyebrows as the supporting actor for the starring character … your face! Eyebrows are “in” with the tinseltown set—just look at Angelina Jolie, Sofia Vergara and model Cara Delevingne. Enhancing the brows can help beautifully frame the face and balance features to ensure you put your best face forward, but what if you’re suffering from brow woes like unruly hairs, sparseness and gaps? Fret no more! Younique has women covered with two genius dermatologically approved beauty must-haves for effortless red carpet-ready brows: Moodstruck Precision Brow Liner and Moodstruck Precision Brow Gel. Even better, they are both FREE of gluten, soy, fragrance, paraben, latex, sulfate, PABA, nano particles and paraffin.

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• Retractable lead pencil with “spoolie” brush effortlessly defines, fills and shapes the brows

• Perfectly mimics actual brow hair thanks to precise 1.7mm lead brow liner lead (four times smaller than a wooden pencil!)

• Rich color payoff and long-wearing formula resists fading and smudging

• Styled brows are effortless with built-in spoolie brush for easy shaping and color blending

• Fortified with antioxidants vitamins E and C

• Available in three customized shades to blend perfectly with any hair color:

• Light (hair colors: blonde to light brown / strawberry blonde)

• Medium (hair colors: medium to dark brown / auburn) • Dark (hair colors: dark brown to black)

Moodstruck Precision Brow Gel: 

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• Color-infused fiber gel brushes on to create the appearance of thick, lush brows

• Brow-volumizing formula contains buildable fibers, similar to those found in Younique’s renowned Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes+ • Creates natural-looking, yet styled brows, while filling in gaps and volumizing sparse hair

• Water-resistant formula adheres to skin and hair, giving shape to existing brows

• Formulated with Squalane from Younique’s proprietary Uplift Eye Serum to condition the hairs for healthier-looking brows • Tapered brush perfect for effortless and precise blending and shaping

• Available in three customized shades to blend perfectly with any hair color:

• Light (hair colors: blonde to light brown / strawberry blonde)

• Medium (hair colors: medium to dark brown / auburn) • Dark (hair colors: dark brown to black)

Moodstruck Addiction Palette:

Pearly grays, emerging blues, flushed pinks and intense chrome shades. The NEW Younique Moodstuck Addiction Shadow Palettes are inspired by the desert sky. You’ll be addicted to each of the three available palette options, with each boasting seven expertly coordinated shades with ultra-smooth matte, pearl and high shimmer finishes! State-of-the-art matte finishes provide blendable and buildable payoff with a creamy smooth texture that’s perfect for shading. The velvety pearls’ intense colors have a versatile finish that can be applied dry for a highlight or shading or wet to outline or contour the eye. For long-lasting wear, blend with the brand’s property Refreshed Pure & Natural Rose Water for long-lasting wear! Metallic shimmer finishes marry the color purity of a cream with the shading and layering qualities of a solid eyeshadow for color that applies like a powder and melts into a metallic luster.

moodstruck addiction pallete photo

• Three deluxe shadow palettes each harmoniously hold seven captivating shadows:
• Younique Moodstruck Addiction Shadow Palettes are: gluten free, soy free, fragrance free, Paraben free, Latex free, Sulfate free, PABA free, and BPA free

• Not tested on animals

• The captivating packaging has a smooth magnetic closure
• Shadow Palette One: Elated – Matte Nude, Sincere – Metallic Beige, Brassy – Shimmer Golden Copper, Chipper – Matte Milk Chocolate, Swanky – Shimmery Antique Gold, Forthright – Matte Dark Chocolate, Zealous – Metallic Brown

• Shadow Palette Two: Hopeless – Matte Cool Gray, Romantic – Metalic Lavender, Honorable – Matte Cool Taupe, Blissful – Shimmery Golden Peach, Cocky – Matte Deep Brown, Perplexed – Metallic Charcoal Gray, Peppy – Matte Pure Black

• Shadow Palette Three: Tickled – Matte Rose Pink, Ecstatic – Shimmery Rose Gold, Determined – Matte Light Taupe, Smitten – Metallic Pale Silver, Flippant – Metallic Dark Lavender, Cheeky – Shimmery Purple, Irate – Matte Pure Black

Moodstruck Opulence Lipstick:

Blending together old Hollywood glam and inspired innovation, Younique is reinventing a classic lip look for effortless, bold beauty. The new Younique Moodstruck Opulence Lipstick is a long-wearing, buttery-soft lipstick that smoothly glides on and provides full, colorful coverage for a glowing and modern look. Infused with crushed ruby gemstones, Younique’s luxurious matte and metallic lipstick formulas pack brilliant light pink to deep red color effects for rich, lively lips! Pampering pouts for a busy work day or exciting night out, Younique Moodstruck Opulence Lipstick provides all-day wear without fussy feathering or messy bleeding. Whether you are sipping a coffee with friends or blowing a kiss goodbye, Younique Moodstruck Opulence Lipstick’s color stays vibrant and in place. With a soft structure bullet, Younique Moodstruck Opulence Lipstick glides onto lips like satin without harsh tugging or pulling for a clean, noble, and sophisticated look. For standout high-coverage color, apply your favorite shade directly from the tube or dab onto lips with your finger tips for a soft, natural look

Opulence Lipstick phot

• Younique Moodstruck Opulence Lipsticks come in 15 charming colors:
• Each lipstick is gluten free, soy free, collagen free, fragrance free, paraben free, Latex free, sulfate free, PABA free, and BPA free

• The line is not tested on animals
• Affluent – Creamy Mauve, Conceited – Shimmery Pink, Excessive – Matte Burgundy, Extravagant – Creamy Bright Coral, Fortunate – Creamy Red-Brown, Loaded – Creamy Rose Pink, Pretentious – Shimmery Raspberry, Prodigal – Pearly Peach, Ritzy – Shimmery Pale Pink, Stinkin’ Rich – Red Pearl, Swanky – Shimmer RedBrown, Upper Class – Shimmery Mauve, Upscale – Shimmery Peach, Vain – Pearly Fuchsia, Well-To-Do – Shimmery Nude

To find out when these fantastic products will be launched click HERE!