Thursday, 20 October 2016

Autumn Makeup Look

Autumn colours are my favourite. Reds, browns and golds are always my go to look. I think they really suit my complexion, as the gold highlights my blue eyes, and a red/brown lip suits my pale skin. I think this look would suit anyone though and it is quite easy to recreate. It is a slightly heavier eye look, perfect for a day or a night out.

I have been loving creating a really sharp line with my eyeshadow, to fake an eyeliner effect.

 Products Used:
* Nivea Men Sensitive Post Shave Balm
* L'Oreal Paris Infallible 24H Matte Foundation
* Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer
* Soap & Glory One Heck Of A Blot Powder
* Tanya Burr Perfect Brows Palette
* Carli Bybel & BH Cosmetics Eyeshadow Palette
* Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara
* Benefit Roller Lash Mascara
* Benefit Hoola Bronzer
* Soap & Glory Love At First Blush
* Carli Bybel & BH Cosmetics Highlighter Palette
 * MAC Taupe Lipstick

 What is your go to Autumn look?

Roisin <3

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Nivea Men 'Sensitive Post Shave Balm' Review

I got this product back in July, and since then I have used it every time I do my makeup, without fail. I kept seeing this product being used as a primer on Youtube, and being raved about, so I wanted to see what it was like for myself. Fast forward four months, and I can't believe I ever doubted them. 

The primer starts off as a white liquid, which quickly sets clear and tacky. It does have the typical smell of male products, but that soon goes and doesn't linger all day. You only need the tiniest amount to cover your face, so the 100ml of product you get will definitely last a long time. 

I love the finish it gives my makeup. This primer really does set my makeup all day, with a sort of dewy glow. I have oily skin, so no matter what primer I use, I always have to re-powder at least once during the day if I want my makeup to look nice and fresh, but this post shave balm keeps my foundation looking natural, and I don't have to worry about fading. 

The only drawback I have of this product, is that it doesn't have a pump, so every time I use it I have to pour it out, which does mean that I waste some product occasionally. For £4.83 though, it is still a bargain! 

Have you tried this product out yet?

Roisin <3

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Current Cheek Combination

Wow. I have not blogged for a whole month. Oops. I have been very busy as I have been shipped off to University, which is exciting but has unfortunately taken my attention away from blogging. Let's start off easy again - my favourite combination for cheeks right now.

I have been using these three products together in combination since May whenever I want a quick, easy and simple makeup look, that still looks really put together and lovely. 

'Hoola' Bronzer by Benefit - This bronzer is honestly amazing. I'd be really surprised if you hadn't heard of it. It is so long lasting and pigmented, and has a natural finish as it is matte.  However, it is slightly too orange toned for me to be used as a contour shade, but if you can get away with it I would totally recommend doing that as it comes with a perfectly sized brush.

'Love At First Blush' by Soap & Glory - This blush is a combination of dark pink, light pink and white shimmer, that when you swirl together becomes a natural pink with a highlight that reflects light perfectly, but is not enough to be your only highlighter. It is an amazing 'my natural cheek but better'. 

'Mary-Lou Manizer' by The Balm - This highlighter I have already raved about loads of times, but it is the most perfect champagne gold shimmer. I have done a more in depth post recently, which you can see here

What's your current cheek combination?

Roisin <3

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

August Favourites

Urban Decay 'Naked' Eyeshadow Palette - I have gone back, once again, to using my favourite palette on a daily basis. The twelve shades are just ideal for me, and suit any outfit, occasion or effort. The eye shadows are amazing quality, long lasting and really pigmented. I have done a more in depth blog post including more pictures if you are interested, here

L'Oreal Paris 'Infallible 24H Matte' Foundation - I have been using this foundation on and off for around six months, but throughout August I have been using it almost daily. I have been preferring to use it with a more dewy primer, as otherwise the foundation can be quite drying, but I don't mind this too much as it just means that the matte effect of the product is working. It lasts a long time (I still haven't tested it for a full 24 hours) and after quite a while, maybe four hours, it does turn slightly dewy but it still is beautiful.

Chanel 'Correcteur Perfection' Concealer  - On me, this concealer also seems to have a matte finish, which is perfect as it helps to stay on all my spots longer, meaning that I don't need to top up throughout the day. It is unfortunately quite an expensive concealer, and if I do have enough money when it inevitably runs out, I will definitely repurchase. 

MAC 'Velvet Teddy' - I'm sure by now that everyone has heard of this infamous lipstick. This is a light brown toned nude which I have been loving for so long. I am obsessed with matte lipsticks, and this one falls perfectly into that category. Again, this shade matches anything I wear and I gravitate towards putting it on every morning as I'm doing my makeup.

Essie 'Master Plan' - I know its summer and most people are loving bright colours on their nails, but I have been loving this grey shade with brown undertones. I'm really in a neutrals mood at the moment for some reason. I think this nail varnish is elegant and chic, and Essie just make such good quality nail varnishes. It does need two coats, but I don't mind spending slightly more time on my nails.

What have you been loving in August?

Roisin <3

Friday, 26 August 2016

University Clothes Wishlist

I am starting University in September, so a new start calls for some new clothes - am I right? These are my current lusts on ASOS and Missguided that suit any occasion from classroom to nightclub.

1 - White Lace Crop Top - This beautiful top can be dressed up with a skirt and heels, or dressed down with jeans and trainers. It could also be worn out in any season as it does have long sleeves, although they aren't very protective. White is a very versatile colour, and so will suit almost anything it is paired with, making it a much needed item in my opinion. This is from Missguided and is £25.

2 - Black T-Shirt Dress - Again, this dress can be dressed up or down, depending on the footwear and accessories. I love being comfortable, but still looking good, so this is perfect. It is satin, so it has a more luxurious feel to it, and it would suit anyone. A little black dress is also a staple piece. This is from Missguided and is £25.

3 - Pink T-Shirt - This top is my favourite style of t-shirt - comfy and cute. The extra details of the two straps crossing over makes it more unique, and I love the blush pink colour. I can see myself wearing this top a lot! This is from Missguided and is £10. 

4 - Striped Top - This top is another casual t-shirt that can be worn with absolutely anything. The cold shoulders gives it an edgier look, and the striped pattern is classic and a favourite of mine. This is from Missguided and is £15.

5 - Black Choker T-Shirt - I have never seen this style of t-shirt before. It looks like a simple black t-shirt, but it has an extra detail of a strap around the neck to look like a choker. This is quite unique to me anyway, and as soon as I saw it I wanted it. This is from Missguided and is £15.

6 - Pink Midi Skirt - This skirt would be perfect for going out as you wouldn't have to spend the entire evening/night worrying that your skirt is too short and your bum is accidentally showing. Again, it is also in that blush pink shade that I am obsessed with recently. This is from ASOS and is £30.

7 - Black Vest Top - I can imagine that this top would be perfect for impromptu nights out where you want to be slightly more casual, but still dressed up. This top, jeans and nice black heels/flats can get you anywhere! This is from ASOS and is £30.

8 - Navy Shirt - This shirt and top combo gives me such preppy vibes - exactly what I can imagine wearing to lectures and classes. This looks so comfy, yet again perfectly stylish. The blue is a pop of colour, whilst still being slightly neutral and subtle. This is from ASOS and is £22.

Would you wear any of these items of clothing?

Roisin <3

P.S - If you follow this link, you will be able to get £5 off from Missguided when you spend £25! 

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Highlighter Collection

My newest beauty addiction has been highlighter. I apply so much I'm probably going to be compared to a disco ball soon. As I have been loving highlighter recently, I've started investing in buying different types and colours, from different brands and price ranges, and I now have a sort of 'mini' collection of four products. It's not a very big collection, and I will definitely be expanding it in the future, but for now it is enough for me. 

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in 'Soft & Gentle' - This product really is a cult classic, and for a good reason. This highlighter has a slight marbled effect to it, which swirls together a light bronze shade and light pink shade, to create an overall champagne shade. It has incredible pigmentation, without being too glittery and in your face, and will suit any skin tone. It is the most expensive of my collection, at £24, but it is also the biggest at 10g. I would 100% recommend this highlighter to anyone as you can reach any desired effect with it, as it blends easily and layers nicely to allow you to reach the perfect amount of highlighter for your look.

The Balm 'Mary-Lou Manizer' - This product is also incredibly popular, for obvious reasons. This highlighter is more of a white gold shade, so it may not work for darker skin tones, but it could always be used as an eyeshadow. It does have incredible pigmentation, but it is a very shimmery highlighter, so if you dislike the really highlighted look (I clearly don't!), you may not like this highlighter. It is £17.50, and is still quite big at 8.5g. I would definitely recommend this highlighter to people who love a very glowy look - it doesn't really suit more natural makeup, but I would buy it even for occasional nights out when you want the shimmer as it is that good and worth the money.

Sleek Highlighting Palette in 'Solstice' - I have done a separate blog post about this palette, where I go into more detail and swatch the four shades, if you would like to read it here. It has four beautiful shades, that I would describe as being quite out there - for example, it has a purple shade! At £10, you really should try it out as it is really good quality, especially as it's from the drug store. 

Collection Speedy Highlighter in 'Pearl Sheen' - This product is a cream highlighter, and is so quick to apply, as the name suggests. This was my first highlighter, and I still go back to it occasionally, even with more high end options. It is a light pink/cream shade, and is also really pigmented. It does look slightly more natural as you apply it before powder products (for the best application), so after powder it is slightly less obvious, but if this is an issue for you, you can always layer another highlighter on top. It is incredibly long lasting, and a steal at £3.99. 

What is your favourite highlighter?

Roisin <3

Sunday, 31 July 2016

July Favourites

For my July Favourites, I am switching things up and will only be talking about makeup that I have either re-discovered or started using this month and have been loving. Usually I include other lifestyle categories, but I couldn't pick just one makeup favourite, so I decided to dedicate this post to just makeup products. I definitely recommend all of these products. Also let me know if you prefer this type of post to my usual monthly favourites set up.

Nivea Men Sensitive Post Shave Balm - I have been seeing this product being raved about as a primer on so many different blogs and youtube channels that I had to see what it was like. I have been using it every time I wear makeup for about three weeks and I really do think that it makes my makeup last longer. It is a liquid texture, but it is easy to apply and sets quite quickly, and the scent fades too. Also, it is such good value as its cheaper and bigger than most primers, so I mean, it's just logical to use it really.  

L'Oreal Nude Magique Cushion Foundation - This foundation does have a light coverage, which usually I am not a fan of, but recently I have been consistently reaching for it. It is classed as a dewy foundation, but once set with powder, looks very natural and doesn't make you look oily, which is what I try and avoid. You will have to use concealer to cover up spots and under eyes, but usually I do anyway. It is so quick to apply to, and the applicator really allows you to not waste any product.

MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly - I apply this before my eyeshadow every time I wear makeup and it is such a good eye primer. It covers up my veins, and evens out the skin tone of my eye lids, to allow the eyeshadow to look even. It also prevents creasing, and my eyeshadow lasts a long time on top of it. The product itself lasts ages - I have had mine since Christmas and it is hardly dented! It is slightly darker than my skin tone, so it suits all eyeshadow shades too.

Kiko Long Lasting Eyeshadow in 208 - Recently I have been reaching for gold eyeshadows, and this shade is just beautiful. It is a true gold shade. It is super shimmery, and light reflecting, and looks amazing. Once you see it and swatch it, you will need it in your life.

Benefit Gimme Brow - I use this product after I fill my eyebrows in with powder. This brow mascara really sets my brows in place, and applies just enough colour to allow me to even wear it alone on lazy days. The applicator is so small and fits my brows perfectly to allow product to be precisely placed. I'm pretty sure it's waterproof too, so you're covered for all occasions and situations.

L'Oreal Color Riche Matte Lipstick in 640 - This lipstick has been on my lips basically every day of July. It is a muted pink, with slight undertones of brown, and is matte, so you know I love it. Think of MAC Brave, but more pink. It is like the summer version - it is beautiful! To see the colour in action, you can see a recent post of my typical summer makeup look - here

What have you been loving in July?

Roisin <3