Want to rock the Feline Cat-Eye Eyeliner look???
Then check out my tutorial on how to do so…
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Coastal Scents sent me their new ‘Revealed2’ palette to try out
pre-launch, and I decided to use it in a tutorial as so many of you are always asking me to use ‘more affordable palettes’
So please do check it out!
*This is definitely a dupe for the Urban Decay Naked 3 palette*
It’s now available for purchase, and to celebrate its release Coastal Scents have it on their website for half price, but it’s only for about another 12 hours or so… http://www.coastalscents.com/makeup/eyes/eye-palettes/revealed-2.html
Absolutely in LOVE with these two products from Illamasqua!
I have had the Hydra Veil in my kit for a while now, and it’s perfect for hydrating skin that is clearly thirsty for moisture.
It also aids the wear of makeup & it’s application.
Priming your skin is key to a flawless finish, and these two beauties are essential!
Illamasqua have just released their Matte Veil version of the ever popular Hydra Veil… And I love it!!
I personally have Oily / Combination skin, and usually by midday I’m having to use blotting papers to remove the shine from my T-Zone.
I rarely wear foundation on my skin, only if I’m going ‘out-out’
And if I do, I usually wear Bare Minerals if it’s a daytime event as it’s super light & natural.
So, on a daily basis I like to go bare-faced, and recently since I purchased the Matte Veil I’ve been wearing nothing but that. The results of it are fabulous!
I apply a tiny amount (a little goes a long way) with my fingers to my T-Zone, and it sinks in pretty quick.
Initially I thought that it couldn’t possibly do anything as it’s a thin gel as opposed to a thick primer paste which is often transparent & dense, and they settle on the skin leaving a blurry silky appearance in their wake - which is great for smoothing your skin but it doesn’t always leave you matte for very long. Until now….
So here is where Matte Veil is different; It goes on nice & thin, then sinks in but you still have the appearance of ‘skin’
Then after a minute or so it dries off leaving you with what looks like a very natural matte finish, that of someone who doesn’t suffer with Oily skin.
And it feels smooth without that tacky residue that many creamy gel type products leave behind.
I’ve been testing it out, and I’ve worn it alone all day & I was matte from the beginning until the end of the day.
When I blotted my face I still had some surplus oil, but not as much, BUT I still appeared naturally matte. I love that!!
Like Hydra Veil, it gives you the perfect base for your makeup application. It helps to hydrate your face, and aid the longevity of your makeup.
So whether you have Dry skin or Oily skin, Illamasqua have got your prep covered!
I had a play this morning with some Lit Cosmetics glitter in ‘Beach Baby’.
I used a cream eyeshadow by Illamasqua called ‘Intrude’, to define the socket like crease, and I used Anastasia Beverley Hills ‘Brow Wiz’ to define my brow.
I also applied their highlighter ‘Duality’ on my brow bone to make the brow appear cleaner & enhance its shape.
To line my upper & lower lid, I used my Black liquid liner by Lime Crime in ‘Quill’.
I created a quick soft bronzed smokey eye using my two new Illamasqua products; Gleam & Enrapture.
As these are creams, they will crease in the socket but I don’t mind that look.
If you’re not a fan of it, you can set the creams in place but firstly applying a primer to your lid, then applying eyeshadows over the creams. By sandwiching the products, you’ll help prevent them creasing as quick & the colours will be more dense, thereby making them last longer.
My favourite colour to apply over Enrapture is Woodwinked by MAC. It’s very similar, bronze in tone & has an orangey appearance when blended out. Lovely for the summer!
I applied the Enrapture over the entire lid, and then applied Gleam - Aurora to the brow bone & centre of the lid.
By applying the highlighter to centre of the eyelid, it reflects the light which makes the lid space look larger. Where this product is very sheer, it doesn’t really effect the colour of the Enrapture.
Totally in LOVE with these two cream products from Illamasqua!
Gleam is a soft highlighter which can be applied to the face & body to accentuate areas such as the cheek & brow bone, giving a subtle fresh glow to wherever its applied.
Enrapture is a ‘Liquid Metal’ which is metallic & reflective. This deep bronzed shade looks beautiful on the eyelids when you have a tan. These two teamed together on the face is phenomenal.