Tuesday, 29 October 2013

My Halloween Face Of The Night

I've been back at home this weekend for a change! Yesterday before heading back to Nottingham my flatmates decided to go out on the night, I spontaneously decided to get the train back and join them. However, I didn't get back until 8pm and not having anything to wear for the Halloween theme night, I had to think fast.

Cat is always the easiest option for fancy dress so I poped down to the local fancy dress store at home and picked up some ears and a tail. I decided on my black disco pants and a top I'd picked up from Miss Selfridge a few weeks ago, with my converse. I didn't want to do the generic draw on a few whiskers and a nose look so I googled a few ideas and decided to have a bash and some proper stage make-up. I thought I'd share with you how it turned out!

As my skin is very red and sensitive, I started by applying my usual going out base MAC Studio Fix Fluid using a Real Techniques Expert Face Brush and finishing with MAC Select Cover Up to conceal any pesky blemishes and under-eye bags. I then used some white face paint and a sponge to create definition and highlight my t zone and emphasize the mouth area to create a more feline shape. I wasn't too neat about this but that's fine. To continue defining the face I used Rimmel Natural Bronzer to contour the face on the sides of my nose, on my temples and around the outside of my face.

For the rest of my  face I kept my eyes simple due the the lack of time so just thick winged eyeliner using Rimmel Glam Eyes Liquid Liner. I also used this to create the outline of the nose, draw on whiskers and to wing the sides of my top lip. For my lip I used a black lipstick I got from the fancy dress shop. I then used black face paint and my MAC 217 brush to fill in my nose and draw the line from my nose to my mouth and also fill in my nose. I finished it off by using a few coats of Maybelline The Rocket mascara on my lashes.

As I was going to a club and obviously had quite a lot of products on my face I did the naughty thing of lightly spraying my face with hairspray to keep the whole thing in place all night. It did work and was pretty much fully in tact when I got home at 4am. I was really happy with my work for a last minute job, if I'd of had more time I would of added more detail like better eye make up and some work on my brows.

My flatmate Anya also joined me on the kitty front and she looked pretty awesome! She's also just started a style blog which you can find here. You should all go check it out and give her a cheeky follow as she wears some awesome stuff and it's definitely worth a look.


Monday, 21 October 2013

MAC Girl About Town Lipstick

Since moving to Nottingham I've definitely uped my game with making more of an effort on a daily basis with my make-up. Something I've really got into lately is wearing brighter colours on my lips, something I thought I'd never do! Anyhow, I've become quite addicted to MAC lipsticks and I knew my first stop for getting something to add to collection would be here.

I'm not a massive fan of pink lipsticks, being brunette with big brown eyes, I tend to steer towards berry and red and shades. However this time I went well out of my comfort zone. I wanted a bright pink, nothing too sickly, just something with a bit of kick but dark enough to focus the lips and become the main feature of my make-up. I've seen this shade kicking around on a few vloggers channels such as Tanya Burr and thought it looked stunning with brunette hair, win.

Girl About Town is a beautiful fuchsia pink with blue undertones. Blue undertones are perfect in  a lipstick as they suit a variety of complexion and also make your teeth look whiter which is always a good thing! As always, you pick one of these bad boys up from MAC for £15 (pricey I know). Girl About Town is an amplified which is my first encounter with this finish. It's quite a creamy consistency but the colour is much more bolder than a lustre. Perfect for those winter months where your lips aren't always in tip top condition.

The colour itself is a very bright pink but not sickly pink. I tend to stick to wearing it more of an evening as it's quite bold but could also be played down by keeping your face and eyes very simple in the day.The finish is quite glossy and you won't need to layer it up to much to get maximum impact for it's colour. It sits nicely on the lips without drying although it does need to be topped up as it transfers quite easily. The great thing about Girl About Town is it's super wearable all year round so it's a good investment for your lipstick collection.


Wednesday, 2 October 2013

October Wishlist #01

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(1) These were a little cheeky find on Missguided. I'd been lusting over the oh so similar ones on Topshop but at nearly half the price I'm leaning more towards bagging these beauties. There's nothing worse than achy feet on a night out and these say 'height with comfort' for me. (2) Back in my September post I had this very same bag in purple, but since finding it in my new favourite colour, I want this one now... or both! The elegance of the little satchel combined with the modern colour is oh so perfect. (3) MAC Modesty has been on my wishlist ever since I purchased my first MAC lipstick last month. I'm really impressed with the formula and the colour of Modesty is a perfect daytime lipstick. (4) I've brought this dress in pink from Topshop, it's the perfect night out dress for university as it's not too dressy but says 'I've made an effort', however I brought an 8 which is too large so I'm thinking of exchanging it for this green beauty. I know green isn't everyone's colour but I think it would look fantastic on red heads, brunettes and blondes. (5) I've convinced myself if I can't quite afford a Mulberry handbag I'll have to settle for a purse soon. This one is perfect as black goes with everything, gold hardware is beautiful and the layout inside is great for my hundreds of cards. (6) I've never been a fan of these wedge trainers however after seeing these styled, I've fell in love with this Kurt Geiger pair, Geiger always steals my heart! Only problem is the price tag means I'd have to save up.

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