Friday, 25 March 2016


Welcome to Makeup Friday and today's really special, as Miss NishiV MUA is collaborating with me on this one :) If you haven't already, go now and stalk her on Bloglovin', Youtube (she's the brave one and makes Youtube vids), Instagram, Facebook & Twitter. I stalk NishiV all the time - she won't mind :) So, am I scared to collab with an actual MUA? Damn right I am hahaha  <3

Today is about having fun, and we had so much fun creating these two looks for you and talking across all social media, both excited at what's to come :) OK, would you like to have a look? 

Base, Contour & Cheeks

I started with primed skin and applied Misha B.B Cream in 13 to cover up any redness and for a flawless look. This is a high coverage BB cream and I love it. I wanted to go a little stronger on the eye so flawless base was a must :) I covered up my under eyes with my new favourite - Kobo Illuminator which gives a decent coverage but it's also super highlighting. I then 'baked' the under eyes with ELF Under Eye Setting Powder and left it there for good 30 mins and brushed the excess off, when I finished with eye makeup.

I used my Cream Contouring Wheel from KOBO to contour my cheeks and my forehead (cool tones colour) and the highlighting colour on the tip of my nose, chin and underneath the cheek contour. I blended it all out with the same brush I applied both BB Cream and Concelaer - my favourite Sigma F80. I then set it all in place using Lush Emotional Brilliance Setting Powder (It's incredible for dry skin as it gives a satin effect). I wanted some colour to my face so I added a fair amount of theBalm Balm Dessert Bronzer across my cheekbones and blending it out upwards on the temples and forehead.

I finished up my cheeks with a tad of Makeup Revolution Matte Blush in Fusion and Pro Illuminate Powder that I'm currently obsessed with - such a pretty highlight !!

Eyes, Brows & Lips

I wanted a stronger look as I was inspired by both NishiV's smokey eyes and some other artists. I wanted cat eye but defined, yet blended. I wanted to add some peach and this look came to mind. I stated with priming my lid with MAC Paint Pot in Painterly. I'm obsessed with this as a primer :) 

On to Makeup Revolution Fortune Favours The Brave. I used Soft to set my base with, all over the lid, the crease and under the brow bone. I then started with my transition shades and used a mixture of Buffer & Latte just above my crease, as I have hooded eyes. With the eyes prepped - I started lining my cat eye using Blacqua. It's a super pigmented black and I loved working with it. I wanted a cat eye that's really defined on the edges and blended softly inwards, creating a fake larger lid space. I won't lie, I had experience a bit of fall out but nevertheless it was great to work with. I kept adding the colour in, until I was satisfied with the results. I then started with Peachy. This is such a beautiful peach shade, perfect mix of peach and pink, unfortunately not very pigmented so I had to add and add the shade to the mid lid and blending in the cat eye inwards just above the crease. I blended the peach towards inner corner and finished it off with a mixture of Ice Cloud and New World in the inner corner. For the bottom lid I recreated the steps, adding Blacqua to outer corner and blending it out with Peachy. I added some Maybelline Gel Liner as I was planning to use falsies and finished the lashes with two coats of Max Factor Velvet Volume Mascara. For my falsies I used Superdrug own Volume no 21 false lashes. 

For my brows I used Freedom Brow Pomade in Taupe. This is my holy grail brow product. It's only a fiver and it does what great pomade should do - amazing!! Glad to see such a great product available in drugstore. With such a strong eye, I opted for nude lips and chose my recent favourite MUR Rose Gold Lipstick in Chauffeur. You could get away with more peachy tone lips but I prefer mine in either statement or nude :)

Hope you enjoy my finished look. Don't forget to check out NishiV MUA post as well. Just click here now. She's also on Snapchat so if you like a glimpse into her every day life just search: Nishi.V

From myself I would love to wish you a Happy Easter, eat lots of chocolate, spend time with family and friends and enjoy the 4 day weekend (and Easter sales nut shhhhhh). 

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