Gold glitter

Here’s the make-up I wore with this outfit. Gold is one of the eyeshadow colours that I wear the least, but I thought it would be pretty to wear gold glitter all over my lids with the outift. The gold glitter also looks very pretty paired with a bright, red lip.

(Base: primers – Wet n Wild Photofocus face primer matte + MAC Prep + Prime Natural Radiance Illuminating Base (shade: Radiant Yellow), foundation – Maybelline Dream Urban Cover foundation (shade: 100 Warm Ivory), concealers – L’Oréal Infaillible More Than Concealer (shade: 322 Ivory) + Maybelline Fit Me concealer (shade: 05), powders – Essence Brighten Up! Banana powder in 10 Bababanana + Rimmel Clear Complexion Clarifying powder in 021 Transparent. Face make-up: bronzer – Essence Hello, Good Stuff! matte & glow bronzer in 10 Cocoa-Cool, blusher – MAC Glow Play blush in Grand, highlighter – Dior Backstage Glow Face Palette in 001 Universal (shades: Strobe White + Strobe Gold). Eye make-up: bases – Milani eyeshadow primer in 01 Nude + NYX Glitter primer, eyeshadows – BH Cosmetics Naughty shadow palette (shades: Meringue + Jingle Bells) + Jeffree Star Blood Lust palette (shade: Monarchy) + MAC Nylon eyeshadow, mascara – L’Oréal Air Volume Mega mascara, eyeliner – MAC Studio Chromagraphic pencil in NC15/NW20. Eyebrows: Maybelline Brow Ultra Slim pencil in Medium Brown + e.l.f. Clear Brow & Lash Mascara. Lips: Essence Stay 8h lipliner in 08 Passionate + Soda #talkofthetown lipstick in 010 Rock On!)

First impressions: Catrice HD Liquid Coverage foundation

It’s been exactly one month since I last wrote a first impressions post, and this time I tested and wrote down my first impressions of the Catrice HD Liquid Coverage foundation.

In this first picture I’m only wearing a primer (e.l.f. Poreless Putty Primer) and the foundation. The applicator is a pipette/droplet applicator, which I don’t like; it’s quite messy. I’m wearing the shade 005 Ivory Beige, and it’s a little dark on me, even though it’s the second to lightest shade, but I can make it work. The foundation is full coverage and it has a matte finish (as it claims), but it doesn’t look dry on the skin; my natural oils shine through a little bit, which I don’t mind. It has a pretty strong scent to it, which I’m not the biggest fan of, but I don’t find that it lingers for too long.

In the picture above, I’m also wearing concealer (L’Oréal Infaillible More Than Concealer) and powder (Essence Brighten Up! Banana powder in 10 Bababanana + Rimmel Clear Complexion Clarifying powder in 021 Transparent), which looked nice on top of the foundation, and I also think it helped a bit with the shade match. The foundation claims to last up to 24 hours, however I only wore it for 9 hours. It looked pretty much the same right before I removed it as when I applied it; my skin was still matte but not dry looking. The foundation was very easy to remove with micellar water, and overall I really like this foundation, and I’ve since purchased the lightest shade to see if it’s a better match.

Blue eyes/brown lips

Here’s the make-up I wore with this outfit. A couple of weeks ago, I also posted a blue eyes/brown lip look, and I really liked that look, so here’s another version. Can you tell I like blue and brown together?

(Base: primer –  e.l.f. Poreless Putty Primer, foundation – Wet n Wild Photofocus foundation (shade: Soft Ivory), concealer – L’Oréal Infaillible More Than Concealer (shade: 322 Ivory), powders – Hourglass Ambient Lighting Ethereal Edit palette (shade: Etherial Light) + Jeffree Star Magic Star Setting Powder in Fair. Face make-up: bronzer – Fenty Beauty Sun Stalk’r – Instant Warmth bronzer (shade: Inda Sun), blusher – MAC Glow Play blush in So Natural, highlighter – MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinish in Cold Comfort. Eye make-up: base – MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly, eyeshadows – BH Cosmetics Lost in Los Angeles palette (shades: The Abbey + City Of Angels) + BH Cosmetics Blueberry Muffin palette (shades: Delish + Sugared), mascaras – Essence Volume Booster lash primer + Fenty Beauty Full Frontal – Volume, Lift & Curl mascara, eyeliner – NYX Vivid Brights eyeliner in Love. Eyebrows: Maybelline Brow Ultra Slim pencil in Medium Brown + e.l.f. Clear Brow & Lash Mascara. Lips: Essence Invisible Kiss transparent lipliner in 01 Multitalent Wonder + MAC Derriére lipstick)

Pink/gold duochrome

Here’s the make-up I wore with this outfit. I love pink/gold duochrome eyeshadows, and I thought such an eyeshadow would be perfect with this outfit. The one I’m wearing here is from MAC, but I do have a couple of other similar shades in my collection which are also super pretty.

(Base: primer – Essence Wanna Bee My Honey? luminizing primer in 01 You’re Bee-autiful!, foundation – Maybelline Dream Urban Cover foundation (shade: 100 Warm Ivory), concealers – L’Oréal Infaillible More Than Concealer (shade: 322 Ivory) + Essence Camouflage+ Healthy Glow concealer in 10 Light Ivory, powders – Essence Brighten Up! Banana powder in 10 Bababanana + Rimmel Clear Complexion Clarifying powder in 021 Transparent. Face make-up: bronzer – Milani Silky Matte Bronzing powder in Sun Light, blusher – NYX Sweet Cheeks matte creamy powder blush in Silence is Golden, highlighter – MAC Star-Dipped Face Compact light Extra Dimension Skinfinish in Show Gold. Eye make-up: bases – MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly + NYX Glitter primer, eyeshadows – Essence eyeshadow in 05 Granny Pants + Jeffree Star Mini Breaker palette (shade: Double Scoop) + MAC Extra Dimension eyeshadow in Stylishly Merry + MAC eyeshadows (shades: Wedge + Nylon), mascara – L’Oréal Air Volume Mega mascara, eyeliner – NYX Epic Wear Liner Stick in Pink Spirit. Eyebrows: Maybelline Brow Ultra Slim pencil in Medium Brown + e.l.f. Clear Brow & Lash Mascara. Lips: Jeffree Star Velour liquid lipstick in Yes Ma’am! + MAC Break The Ice lipglass) 

Lyko haul – Essence and Catrice

It’s time for another Lyko haul. These are mainly skin care items and base products, and all the products are either from Essence or Catrice.

I’d heard good things about the Catrice HD Liquid Coverage foundation, so I thought I would give it try. I got the shade 005 Ivory Beige, which is a little dark on me, but I can make it work. I’ll be posting my first impressions on this foundation soon. I also got the Catrice Liquid Camouflage High Coverage concealer in the shade 005 Light Natural. I’ve only used it a few times so far, so I haven’t formed a proper opinion on it yet. I think the rest of the products in the haul are from Essence. I got the Essence Glow Glow Go! Instant highlighter in 01 Fairy Lights, which is a natural looking liquid highlighter. I also got another Essence Prime+ Studio primer. This is the Poreless + Skin Blurring putty primer, and I’m really enjoying this primer.

This is the Essence Glimmer Glow lipstick, and even though it appears sheer it turns pink on the lips.

Then I purchased the Essence Skin Lovin’ Sensitive line. It consists of a concealer (shade: 05 Fair), a mineral powder (shade: 01 Translucent), and a primer. I’ll be making one first impressions post on all three products.

And now to the skin care products. I picked up three products from the Essence Hello, Good Stuff! line; the Milky face moisturizer, the face mask, and the Depuff eye serum. I’ve used the Milky face moisturizer a few times, but a few days after I’d used it a got lots of little spots on my forehead, so I’m not sure if it’s because of this moisturizer. I would have to try it again to make sure. I haven’t tried the face mask yet, but I quite enjoy the Depuff eye serum. I also purchased the Essence 24/7 hand cream & mask (I love hand creams), and the Essence Lip Care Booster lip serum, which I’ve only used a few times, so I’m not quite sure how I feel about it yet.

Favourite so far

Here’s the make-up I wore with this outfit. I think this is my favourite look that I’ve done with the BH Cosmetics Blueberry Muffin palette so far. These shimmers are just so pretty!

(Base: primers – Wet n Wild Photofocus face primer matte + MAC Prep + Prime Natural Radiance Illuminating Base (shade: Radiant Yellow), foundation – Maybelline Dream Urban Cover foundation (shade: 100 Warm Ivory), concealers – L’Oréal Infaillible More Than Concealer (shade: 322 Ivory) + L’Oréal True Match Eye-Cream In A Concealer (shade: 1-2D Ivory Beige), powders – Essence Brighten Up! Banana powder in 10 Bababanana + Rimmel Clear Complexion Clarifying powder in 021 Transparent. Face make-up: bronzer – Fenty Beauty Cheeks Out Freestyle cream bronzer in Butta Bisquit, blusher – MAC Glow Play blush in So Natural, highlighter – Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector pressed highlighter (shade: Vanilla Quartz). Eye make-up: base – Milani eyeshadow primer in 01 Nude, eyeshadows – Essence eyeshadow in 05 Granny Pants + BH Cosmetics Blueberry Muffin palette (shades: Cheat Day + Yummy + Sweet + Sugared), mascaras – Essence Volume Booster lash primer + Fenty Beauty Full Frontal – Volume, Lift & Curl mascara, eyeliner – MAC Studio Chromagraphic pencil in NC15/NW20. Eyebrows: Maybelline Brow Ultra Slim pencil in Medium Brown + e.l.f. Clear Brow & Lash Mascara. Lips: Jeffree Star Velour lip liner in Leo + MAC Whirl lipstick)

Blue, green, pink

Here’s the make-up I wore with this outfit. I love how colourful this make-up look is. The blue and green look great together on the eyes, and the shimmery, glossy pink lip adds another fun pop of colour to the look.

(Base: primers – Wet n Wild Photofocus face primer matte + Essence Crystal Dreams luminizer (shade: 01 Frozen Shine), foundation – Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless foundation (shade: 110 Porcelain), concealer – L’Oréal Infaillible More Than Concealer (shade: 322 Ivory), powders – e.l.f. HD Undereye setting powder in Sheer + Jeffree Star Magic Star Setting Powder in Fair. Face make-up: bronzer – Fenty Beauty Sun Stalk’r – Instant Warmth bronzer (shade: Inda Sun), blusher – MAC You’ve Got Me Feeling powder blush, highlighter – Essence Good Luck Charm face & body highlighter in 01 Glitter Shower For Superpower. Eye make-up: base – Milani eyeshadow primer in 01 Nude, eyeshadows – NikkieTutorials x Beautybay pressed pigment palette (shades: Basic Trut + Ew + Amsterdam) + Jeffree Star Mini Controversy palette – Emerald edition (shade: Put It Back!) + Juvia’s Place The Douce palette (shade: Tart), mascaras – L’Oréal Air Volume Mega mascara + L.A. Girl Volumatic mascara (shade: Bright Blue), eyeliner – Makeup Geek Full Spectrum eye liner pencil in Cobalt. Eyebrows: Maybelline Brow Ultra Slim pencil in Medium Brown + e.l.f. Clear Brow & Lash Mascara. Lips: Jeffree Star Velour liquid lipstick in Prom Night + MAC Queen P lipglass)

Feelunique haul: Mainly Natasha Denona

In my 5 favourites post from April, one of my favourites was Natasha Denona as a brand, and I mentioned that I would include many ND products in future hauls. You’ve already seen some of them, but this haul is all Natasha Denona products apart from one product. Let’s get in to it.

Shortly after I started getting in to Natasha Denona products (and especially palettes), she announced the Circo Loco palette, and as you can see, it’s right up my alley. It’s such a fun and colourful palette, and I just had to have it. I did get a discount on it, which was nice, because this is one of her bigger and more expensive palettes. But just look at it. It’s so beautiful!

The Sunrise palette was actually the first medium sized palette I purchased from Natasha Denona, even though I’ve already hauled the Love palette. It’s such a stunning warm-toned palette, and I’ve loved the looks I’ve created with it so far. I got it on sale btw.

At the same time as I purchased the Sunrise palette, I also purchased these three mini palettes; the Mini Nude, the Mini Love, and the Mini Tropic. I got the Mini Nude and the Mini Tropic on sale.

The Mini Nude palette is, as the name suggests, a nude palette. What I love about these mini palettes is that you can create a beautiful and cohesive look using just those five colours + they’re super travel friendly as well.

The Mini Love is just the most stunning little purple/pink palette. None of the shades are repeats from the Love palette, but they obviously go with the colour scheme of the Love palette, which is great.

The Mini Tropic palette is a mini version of the limited edition Tropic palette. I’m pretty sure this mini version is limited edition too, but you can still get it on Feelunique. The mini version includes the same five shades that make out the bottom row in the Tropic palette, and they’re definitely the five most exciting shades in the Tropic palette if you ask me, so I’m glad that I got the mini version.

The last ND in this haul are these three single eyeshadows that I got as a free gift with purchase. The red shade is Phlox from the Sunrise palette, the matte brown shade is Zand from the Camel palette, and the neutral metallic shade is Moonstone from the Eyeshadow Palette 5 #4.

The last product that I wanted to include in this haul, because I bought it together with the rest of these products (apart from the Circo Loco palette) is the e.l.f. Glow Gleam Beam highlighter palette in Light. It has six highligher shades in three different formulas/finishes. I’ve used many of the shades, and they’re very pretty.

Classic look

Here’s the make-up I wore with this outfit. It’s not that often that I wear a simple, neutral eye look like this one, but when I do I almost always pair it with a red lip. It’s just such a classic look.

(Base: primer –  e.l.f. Poreless Putty Primer, foundation – Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless foundation (shade: 110 Porcelain), concealers – L’Oréal Infaillible More Than Concealer (shade: 322 Ivory) + Maybelline Instant Anti Age Eraser concealer (shade: 00 Ivory), powders – Essence Brighten Up! Banana powder in 10 Bababanana + Jeffree Star Magic Star Setting Powder in Fair. Face make-up: bronzer – Physicians Formula Butter bronzer (shade: Light), blusher – Essence The Blush in 10 Befitting, highlighter – Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector pressed highlighter (shade: Vanilla Quartz). Eye make-up: base – MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly, eyeshadows – Fenty Beauty Snap Shadows Mix & Match eyeshadow palette in 9 Wine (shades: Rosé Spritz + Sherry Ferry + She Bubbly) + Essence eyeshadow in 14 Flirting + MAC Extra Dimension foil eyeshadow in Sparktacular + MAC Nylon eyeshadow, mascara – L’Oréal Air Volume Mega mascara, eyeliner – MAC Studio Chromagraphic pencil in NC15/NW20. Eyebrows: Maybelline Brow Ultra Slim pencil in Medium Brown + e.l.f. Clear Brow & Lash Mascara. Lips: Essence lipliner in 14 Femme Fatale + MAC Powder Kiss lipstick in Werk, Werk, Werk)

Mini retro

Here’s the make-up I wore with this outfit. I wore the Natasha Denona Mini Retro palette for the first time, and I loved it. The quality is amazing, and the colours are so pretty. I’m also in love with the nude lipstick. It’s the Jeffree Star Velvet Trap lipstick in Naked Body, and it’s pretty much the perfect nude.

(Base: primer – NYX The Marshmellow Primer,  foundation – Maybelline Dream Urban Cover foundation (shade: 100 Warm Ivory), concealer – L’Oréal Infaillible More Than Concealer (shade: 322 Ivory), powders – Essence Brighten Up! Banana powder in 10 Bababanana + Rimmel Clear Complexion Clarifying powder in 021 Transparent. Face make-up: bronzer – Essence Hello, Good Stuff! matte & glow bronzer in 10 Cocoa-Cool, blusher – Essence The Blush in 60 Beaming, highlighter – MAC Flashing Ice Extra Dimension Skinfinish Trio: Light (shade: Out On The Tinseltown). Eye make-up: base – MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly, eyeshadows – Essence eyeshadow in 05 Granny Pants + Natasha Denona Mini Retro palette (shades: Vintage Taupe + 60’s + Industrial + Galaxia + Pixie) + MAC Nylon eyeshadow, mascara – L’Oréal Air Volume Mega mascara, eyeliner – Sephora Long lasting kohl pencil in 07 Infinite beige. Eyebrows: Maybelline Brow Ultra Slim pencil in Medium Brown + e.l.f. Clear Brow & Lash Mascara. Lips: MAC Boldly Bare lip pencil + Jeffree Star Velvet Trap lipstick in Naked Body)