C: it makes me super sad I only have 3 doors left to open of my calendar… But HELLO CHRISTMAS!
Yesterday I received the extravagant volume waterproof mascara which I think is full sized. A new mascara is always a welcome addition to my stash as I always rebuy my benefit mascara so don’t normally get to try out other options as I hate buying things that might not work for me!
Then today I received the smokey eye brush! This is perfect for this time of year and for me because I love a good smokey eye! This is quite densely packed and will be amazing at applying colour and blending it out! I literally can’t wait to try this and can imagine it’s going to become a firm favourite in my collection!
What do you think of my day 21 and 22 treats?! #twolittleowls
C: I recently gave in and ordered the August Cohorted Beauty Box (for the full post click here) and one of the items inside was this eyeshadow duo by Laura Geller. I have seen these beauties around, but never invested in them/found them particularly exciting so it was nice to receive an item I wouldn’t normally try. You can buy this from Amazon for £9.95 here.
The packaging itself isn’t anything too exciting, but it is sturdy meaning you can throw it in your make up bag without being too worried about it. It also has a tiny mirror inside which is a nice addition but not that useful really as its so small!
When you open it up it is embossed with a beautiful floral/grape print, which is in-keeping with its name “fine wines”. The colours are also beautiful for Autumn and although not normally something I would pick for myself I actually really liked them!
And here is the smokey eye look I created using them! I added a winged liner for extra definition and I really like it! The eyeshadows are easy to blend and are super pigmented, they also last all day without creasing/disappearing!
So overall I am really impressed with these eyeshadows and pleased that my Cohorted box introduced me to a new brand. Have any of you guys tried anything from Laura Geller? What would you suggest trying next?! #twolittleowls
C: another birthday present review today thanks to Annies excellent make up gift buying powers! I loved receiving this pigment from Make Up Revolution as it is so different to anything else in my collection!
I received this in the shade “Black Diamond” which is absolutely perfect for me as Annie knows I prefer to use a darker eyeshadow to create a smokey eye look, or to use as a liner when I am going for less dramatic eye make up. It is a dark grey foil effect shimmer and it is absolutely beautiful!
Included in the kit is a little liquid eye primer as well as a mixing tray, the idea being you drop a little primer into the tray and then mix the pigment to your desired pigmentation. You then apply this to your eyes, and build it up in layers to the desired effect! This seemed a little complicated to me… so I decided to show you my first attempt as a real review of how easy this is to use as well as how good the product itself is.
So my first attempt at using this was reasonably successful! Next time I used it I applied more colour for a more pigmented look, but it is definitely about trial and error to achieve the look you are aiming for – which is perfect really as you can go as pigmented as you dare! I also really enjoyed playing about with this – it certainly isn’t something you would use if you were in a rush, but I really enjoy spending time playing about with my make up and trying new things so if you are a beauty obsessive like me I’m sure that won’t be a problem for you!
Once applied the primer did a great job of making this stay put. It didn’t crease or melt off my face like a lot of eyeshadows tend to do in this strange heat we had been experiencing in the UK! Meaning it will be perfect for a night out when I want to create a full on dramatic eye look! All in all I love this product, mainly because I have nothing similar in my collection and it is such a fun idea!
If you fancy trying this it is only £4 and available here – there are also lots of other beautiful colours, I particularly have my eye on the Rose Gold and Emerald shades! #twolittleowls
A: Okay so I have actually had this beautiful little trio for a long while now, and I hadn’t used it for ages – but it’s now one of my faves!
It was a bargain that I picked up from TK Maxx for £9.50, at the time I hadn’t heard of the brand – I just thought the colours were really pretty but after a bit of research when I got home, I saw that these kits actually retail at £39.99 which is crazy!
Firstly, the brushed alone are worth £14.99 each, and they are really lovely to use. The liner brush is super precise and the blender is lovely and soft too and lends itself perfectly to blending the metallic minerals.
So onto the shadows themselves…
As you can see you get three shadows in the kit; a light, a medium and a dark shade. The kits come in various colours – this is the ‘Pretty Woman’ kit. They designed to use together to create that perfect smokey eye look, which they work really well for – but they’re also beautiful on their own as an all-over eye colour because they are so pigmented and shimmery.
I’m really pleased I got my hand on this particular kit because the copper tones are perfect for me. The kit actually also comes with a primer (forgot to photograph this soz!), but this really helps to keep the shadow in place all day/evening.
I’m really excited to show you some make-up looks with these – if you want to see the whole collection by Bella-Pierre, just click here! #twolittleowls
C: I recently went out for tea with some friends for a late birthday tea (nothing like spreading out the celebrations!) and really liked my make up, so decided to share it all with you!
L’oreal 24 Hour Infallible Matte Foundation
Soap & Glory Kick Ass Powder
ELF Eyebrow Kit
Benefit Hoola Bronzer
The Balms Mary Lou Manizer
Mac Blusher in Petal
Rimmel Glam Eyes Liquid Liner
Christian Dior Lifting Grey Palette
Benefit They’re Real Mascara
Model Co Party Proof Lipstick in Kitty
So apparently I used a lot of products to create this look! Overall, I think this is a really nice make up look for tea out and I chose to use my Model Co lipstick in Kitty from our Project Pan! This is the perfect choice to eating out as it is so long lasting but fades evenly, meaning you don’t have to panic about having lipstick half way round your face/ just looking like crazy lady lip liner! I also used my bronzer/highlighter/blusher choice combo to create a slight contour (pregnancy = no cheekbones) and my Dior palette which i reviewed AGES ago here, to create a smokey look! Hope you like it! #twolittleowls
C: now for me Christmas Day is all about looking festive, but normally I don’t do my make up until after presents because everyone knows I love it so buy me some treats to try out! But… I’m thinking this year I’m going to obviously go for my dark smokey eye and a festive bright lip! So here is my practice run:
Benefit Porefessional primer, Rimmel Matte BB Cream, Elf HD powder, Benefit Hoola Bronzer, The Balms Mary Lou Manizer.
Rimmel eyeliner, Sleeks Au Naturel Palette- I used the two khaki shades and the black eye shadow as a liner on my top eye lid.
MUA Lipstick in Shade 1 and Mac Lustreglass in Venetian.
Annie will be posting about her Christmas Day make up very soon, so keep following!