Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Red Eyeshadow?

Bedhead Cyberoptics Eyeshadow in Velvet - £2.99 from Tk Maxx

Hello everyone :) 
For today's post I decided to show you a product I've picked up on one of my trips to Tk Maxx. If you're familiar with any of my other posts you will recognise that I am firmly in the neutral eyeshadow camp but when I saw this rusty red colour for just £2.99 I couldn't see a reason not to try it out. It's also by Bed Head (Tigi) which is unusual as I've never seen any makeup by them before (and it turns out it's rather hard to get hold of in the UK). 
This is one of those colours that as I'm putting it on all I can think is 'oh god I've made a terrible mistake' however once it's blended out it's really got that 'grunge' look down to a T. I like to blend it as far up to the brow bone as possible and heavily on the lower lashline as well as I think the 'messier' the better with this kind of colour. Plus some warm brown tones through the crease never hurt anyone. 
I think it's easy to be afraid of colours like this one but I'm so glad I experimented as it's perfect for this time of the year when berry and dark red tones are introduced into our makeup more and more. 
I don't wear this everyday but when I feel like mixing it up this is an excellent option.
Thanks for stopping by, lots of love,

Monday, 17 November 2014

Mac Twig Lipstick

mac twig swatch

mac twig swatch

Hello everyone! Sorry about my prolonged absence, there are many reasons which I won't bore you with now but I'm back with a post I've wanted to do for a while. I was on Fragrance Direct one day and noticed that they'd started stocking some Mac products and I was doomed from that moment forth. They have a good selection of lipsticks in different formulas. Most of the matte formulas were sold out but the satin lipsticks seemed well stocked. After a mammoth google session I decided on Twig which is a brown- pink nude colour. I'm not the biggest fan of nude lipstick hence why this was the perfect choice for me. It's a dark nude so it still packs a certain punch but it's not so over the top that you can't wear a dramatic eye look with it. I think this would look really good with darker skin tones as well as lighter ones and is the perfect day and evening colour. Oh and I got it for £13.99 instead of £15.50. I know it's not a massive saving but every little helps. 

Thanks for stopping by! See you soon, 
(After linking it I've realised that it's now sold out on Fragrance Direct, sorry!)