Tuesday, 17 April 2012


So we all know contouring is a very difficult thing to do, if you aren't careful you can just be bright orange..
We thought we would give some tips on how we like to do it and what our favourite products are :)
Contouring products are something that is hard to get your hands on but oh-so-useful! It is best to just buff these products into the skin using some kind of buffing/blush brush (our favourite is the real techniques buffing brush) in small circles down the line of the cheekbone, parallel to the jaw line.

This contouring was done using the 'Nars Multiple' in South Beach. We love cream bronzers because you never have to worry about getting that over-powered effect that can just look cakey! This is not matte but there is only a very light, natural shimmer.
Tip: if you bring this up onto your cheekbones, it can also work as a blusher s it has slight hints of pink!

Had we the money, the Soleil Tan De Chanel would be a definite must! And very satisfying to walk to the Chanel counter to buy it, thus proving to their sales assistants that we arent shoplifters and we are genuinely buying things! Sadly we do not have this, but we have a few other contour powders that should get a mention.

Something that must get a mention is the Sleek Contour Kit. This is amazing, though be careful how you apply it because it is quite heavy! By far the cheapest option, at £6.50, this really IS a bargain! And what's more, it comes with an amazing powder highlighter that rivals most other highlighters we have found.
We cannot say enough good things bout this and the Sleek brand in general - if you haven't already you should definitely invest in some!

Finally, the last contour powder and probably the most natural is a MAC blush (yes, blush!) in Harmony. It is a light brown colour, so not really a blush at all yet it is not shimmery so is not a bronzer either really. It is reaaally natural though which is always good!

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Saturday, 14 April 2012

Eyeshadow Looks

We decided to try out some of our favourite eyeshadow looks and post them on here to show you...
These first two looks are for natural, everyday wear:

Products used:
Sleek primer palette (base)
 MAC All That Glitters (lid)
MAC Blackberry (crease)
MAC Corduroy (liner)
Maybelline eyestudio gel liner (liner)
Maybelline Falsies (Mascara)

Products used:
MAC All That Glitters (lid)
MAC Woodwinked (lid)
Benefit BADgal Plum (mascara)

And now for the more dramatic, going out look:

Products used:
Sleek Primer Palette (brow highlight)
MAC Satin Taupe (lid)
MAC Blackberry (crease)
MAC Corduroy (crease, liner)
Jemma Kidd Brown (liner)
Maybelline Eye Studio (liner)
Maybelline Faalsies (mascara)
Lancome L'extreme (mascara)

Hope you found this helpful!


One thing that has been really popular recently is bright colours (even neon!) and also nail art so we decided to combine the two and do a panda nail(we filmed a tutorial but it wouldn't upload):
The nail varnish used here is:
Barry M - Pure Turquoise 
OPI - Alpine Snow
Rimmel - Black Cab


Something else we have bought recently and really been loving is H&M nail varnish. I know, unexpected right?! They have some really nice colours and aren't too thin but are easy to remove - and for £2.99 for 3 bottles it's a bargain!

Nude, Gold Glitter, Copper

And finally, (sorry if we're boring you) there are two nail varnishes that really caught our eye - and from rather unexpected places!

We loved the glittery nail varnish on the left (Accessorise, Molten Copper, £4) as it is just so pretty and also following the rose gold trend!
The varnish on the right is actually from Next (Metallic Green, £2.50) as it is slightly irridescent with green and gold and is so beautiful in every light. What a bargain.

That's it from us! Hope you enjoyed your Easter!

Friday, 13 April 2012

Spring Trends

Spring is finally here! Thank god Winter is over and we can bring out the shorts, flip-flops and, most importantly, flaunt this season's new collections. 
Currently, pastels and neon shades are most definitely on trend, they can be spotted on the shelves of both deigner and high street stores. Here are some of our favourites:
- Marc by Marc Jacobs Bianca Jane Crossbody Bag 

- H&M Jersey Dress
Bright, spring shades and some daring colour-blocking!
...and now, for the main reason for this post; the make-up! We've been loving the new collections that have been brought out, in particular, the Elizabeth Arden Rose Aurora collection, which is bang on trend with its beautiful rose gold shades. Our favourite being the blusher and highlighter, which did not fail to disappoint when we swatched it. However, this collection is rather pricey and at the higher end of the market, so we will look out for some cheap alternatives and keep you posted!

Pure Finish Highlighter/Illuminator
Swatch taken from fleurdeforce.blogspot.co.uk
Bronzer, Illuminator and Lipstick