In case any of you forgot due to the billions of outfit posts featured the last couple months, I am still a beauty blogger too and very much interested in all things makeup. As you can imagine, reviewing a dress is a lot quicker than makeup brands, and being as picky as I am, there are several tests makeup has to go through to pass inspections and get the thumbs up from me. Before hurting my back, I was just starting up as a makeup artist, I can still do it, but only on myself or if my mum is really nice to me as it physically hurts too much to stand and get into different positions to paint someone else’s face. But even though my skills are on hold, I still know what to look out for in good products.Through my postbox there has been many different pieces from brands lately, and I thought I’d be fun to do two makeup looks and a roundup of the brands with the products I love most!
First up is this makeup look where I tried something completely different on myself, black eyeshadow and a pop of colour. To be honest, normally I avoid lots black eyeshadow as I always find it can ruin a makeup look if used wrong, but I was pleasantly surprised at how the pop of colour brought my face to life. So, what did I use?
Gracie Lashes from Lash Boutique at £5.49 – Lash Boutique sent me a huge bundle of lashes and they’re all amazing quality, come in a portable little protective box and with their own glue too. At £6 that’s amazing value for money. I love the Gracie lashes for a dramatic and flirty look that really makes the eyes pop and lift them open.
Elegantissimi eyeshadow palette from Neve Cosmetics
at €26.80, around £19. Neve Cosmetics really surprised me as I wasn’t expecting the colours to be so pigmented at all. They blend so easily and feel absolutely incredible and very high end. The palette itself is quite bulky and not very travel friendly, but the pigments last all day with a good primer so there’s really no need to carry it. The shimmers are more matte but I didn’t mind that at all. They can also be used wet for a more dramatic look!
I’m wearing the Flat Perfection Fair Neutral Foundation from Neve Cosmetics
at €14.90, around £11, in both makeup looks as it’s so pale and pigmented. It’s a vegan formulation and has minerals and vitamins to give your skin a healthy look. You could easily where a medium coverage foundation and put this on top to take it to a full coverage, I’m very impressed with it! It can look a little cakey and powdery if you apply too much, I applied my normal amount but with it being so pigmented, it was far too much for my usual makeup routine.
I was pleasantly surprised with the Brow Define – Dynasty (Medium) from Eye of Horus
at $25.00, around £16. A new brand to me and usually brow pencils are laughed away from my eyebrows as they don’t create a natural look at all, but I actually rather love this one. I must admit I do love an unnatural brow, I love having that sharp, defined, pin-up looking brow so I do mostly use this at the front to create a blended and flawless gradient. It’s so easy to create small brush strokes that look like hairs and really blendable too, whilst shockingly staying in place. As if that wasn’t enough from a brow pencil, it even contains castor oil which helps your eyebrows to grow!
I am also wearing the Jewel Amethyst Purple Pencil from Eye of Horus
as well, at $30.00, around £19. I’ve always seen people add that pop of colour to their bottom eye line and written it off completely for myself as I didn’t think it would suit me with having such small eyes. I’ve tried it in the past, but the product have always transferred which is why I’m so happy with how this looks as there’s no transfer or smudges at all. Instead it stayed flawless for hours and made my eyes look even greener!
My second makeup look was a little different with a dramatic brow, eyes, and lips. The DueBaci Masquerade from Neve Cosmetics
at €8.90 around £6, is a beautiful lip liner and creamy lipstick in a bright red. I don’t usually wear bright red as with my hair, it shockingly doesn’t go too well, but I found that this was just the shade to be able to get away with it. I was also wearing a different pair of Lashes from Lash Boutique but they look very similar to the Gracie Lashes
so I can’t quite work out which they are.
The main part of my makeup is definitely the Eye Inspire Catwalk Quad Collection – Goddess Eyes from MeMeMe Cosmetics
at £6.95. I love gold eyeshadow and it’s always the most used in any of my palettes which is why I immediately went to this quad, despite being sent a couple. They’re baked palettes which can be used wet or dry depending on what look you’re going for. I was sent 3 eyeshaws (2 baked), a couple makeup brushes, a ‘light foundation’ that is way too dark and a creamy Flawless Concealer from MeMeMe Cosmetics
at £6.95 too. I actually really enjoyed this not being a perfect colour as the slight orange/yellow helped to brighten up under my eyes before using a concealer in my own colour. A medium coverage that’s perfect for not caking under the eyes.
All of the product featured are definitely my favourites from the selections sent from the brands and I have continued to wear them constantly since, especially the MeMeMe gold eyeshadow! What products stood out for you? Have you tried any of them before?
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