Recently I’ve been wanting to go beyond an everyday look and experiment with make up – because why not? Make up can be explorative and be used for fun, so I went ahead and created this pretty and pink make up look. I would say it is more editorial (used in photography, magazines and in fashion) than the usual make up looks. But guess what guys! It’s all affordable as they are mainly from drugstore brands such as Sleek Make up.
I’ve also created this mini video (via tumblr – click this link) that I had lots of fun creating, showing bits of the process and outcome of this look. All the products are listed below and I hope you enjoy!
Filling in the brows – Sleek Eyebrow Kit
To clean up the brows – Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer
Eyebrow bone highlight in Light tan – Smashbox Full Exposure Palette
2. Transition shade/s – Mac Bronzing Powder , Maroon red shade in the Sleek Ultra Matts Palette and the Matte pink/purple shade from the Sleek i-Divine Celestial Palette 445 (Limited Edition).
3. Base Colour/s – Sleek Ultra Matts Palette
- White colour for the center of the lid
- Yellow nude also for the center of the lid
- Dark plum purple packed near the tear duct and the upper lash line
4. Glitter Eyelid Colour/s
To stick the glitter – Hustle 4 – Collection Glam Crystals Dazzling Gel Liner
- Matte pink/purple shade – Sleek i-Divine Celestial Palette 445
- Dark plum purple packed near the tear duct and the lower lash line – Sleek Ultra Matts Palette
6. Glitter on the water line and extended – Same products for the eyelid ^
7. Mascara – Smashbox Full Exposure
Thanks for reading this post! x
A couple of weeks ago I headed down to Brent Cross and visited the Mac counter in Fenwick’s to treat myself, since I haven’t bought make up in a while – recovering from the exam period.
I purchased 2 things which was the B45 Matte Bronzing Powder and the Studio Finish pot Concealer in the shade NC35. I initially was just looking for a concealer and bronzer so I asked a Mac artist called Nadia, to help me find the right shade. I have a warm yellow skin tone. It can be a little tricky finding the right colour and if you can relate, we have to endlessly mix our foundations and concealers to get a colour closest to our skin tone. But after many uses of these products, here is my overall review on how they worked out.
Bronzing casing on the outside – simple and cute.
Bronzer packaging on the inside – Handy little mirror.
Concealer case on the outside.
Concealer on the inside – just based in a little pot, easy to carry around.
Firstly, I do quite like the look of the bronzer as it isn’t too orange nor too cool toned which is what I was looking for. I think this product works best by slowly building up the colour rather than putting a lot on the bronzing brush and applying it. It also is very matte and I needed that for my oily skin. So the bronzer gets a yes from me.
However moving onto the concealer, it was a bit too light for me (the lighting always tricks me) but the coverage is really good. The artist did mention that it is sometimes used to cover up tattoos so it guess it lived up to its reputation. Moreover, I think I will use the concealer to give me more of a highlight rather than using it everyday, but I will use it if I need to cover up any of my face scars.
Lesson learnt, don’t trust the Mac store lighting