Thursday, 24 December 2015


Makeup Geek has finally launched in the UK and after months of drooling over American makeup tutorials, desperate to get my hands on some, I finally had the chance. Beauty Bay have launched Makeup Geeks eyeshadows (the standard collection, foiled collection and duo-chromes) as well as their pigments and blushes. After missing out twice as due to the high demand and them selling out quite quickly, last week I finally made an order. Here's a low down on what I bought as well as swatches. 

Have you bought anything from Makeup Geek recently?



Sunday, 20 December 2015


With Christmas just around the corner, it's time to dig out the festive party essentials. I'm always rotating my make-up bag, and I don't know about you, but there are some products which scream Christmas to me. Here's a round up of a few of my favourites.

Starting with base, the L'Oreal Infallible Matte Foundation is a high coverage foundation and covers any blemishes or redness without giving the dreaded 'mask effect' to your skin. No matter what occasion, this has recently become my go-to as it's lightweight whether you're dancing, eating lunch/dinner or at a bar this will last on your skin with or without a primer. To read a full review, click here

If you can't justify wearing glitter eyeshadow at Christmas, when can you? The Maybelline Colour Show Mono Eyeshadow 'Copper Fizz' makes wearing glitter eyeshadow easy without the fuss of using a pigment and having the glitter fall down your face. The formula has a creamy texture and creates an almost wet look to the eye. If you fancy going for heavy eye-makeup, this will still look great packed on top of any other eyeshadows to give them an extra sparkle. 

MAC's eyeshadow 'Sable' is a great option if you're not too keen on glitter. It is a gorgeous brown shimmer with red/purple undertones and looks amazing washed all over the lid or just in the crease of your eye with a champagne shimmer on the lid. The perfect shade for this time of year.

Although I'm not a huge fan of bold lips, the L'Oreal Colour Riche Lipstick 'Scarlett Creme' is a gorgeous festive red with berry undertones. I'm going to push myself to wear it this Christmas because it is a lovely red lipstick. It has a lightweight formula and gives a satin finish to the lips. Unfortunately, due to the comfortable element of the formula, it does make the possibility of smudging and fading more likely.

I love wearing glitter on my nails in this festive period. Even though it can be a pain to remove, I think it's necessary in order to achieve the full Christmas look. I love the Accessorize Glitter Nail Polish 'Belle' as it contains chunky gold glitter. Another one of my favourites is the Rimmel Glitter Bomb Top Coat 'Midnight Mistletoe', this contains red and green glitter. Both can be applied with one coat for a simple look or you can pack on the glitter by dabbing it on top of the nail. You could do this to all your nails or just one. 

What are your festive make-up picks?


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