Friday, 18 October 2013

MAC, Cranberry Eye-Shadow Look

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Now that Autumn is here, I can whip out one of my favourite eye-shadows of all time, MAC's Cranberry Eye-Shadow. I ♥ this shade, a lot! It's a perfect deep Burgundy shade with a Gold shimmer running through it. My first ever blog post was a review on this eye-shadow (here) and it is now one of my most popular blog posts, ever. Not surprising, as this shade is so popular! I find this shade to look different in different lighting - sometimes it will look almost Pink toned, whereas, other times it will look like a burnt Burgundy-Brown - whatever the shade, I think it's perfect for this time of year.

How I created this look:
I started with applying my base, (Illamasqua Skin Base Foundation), concealing any areas using Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in Light, filling in my brows and then powdering where necessary. 
I then finished off my base using, MAC's Bronzer in, 'Gold-Go-Lightly' and Benefit's Rockateur Blusher on my cheeks as it's a nice Rose-Gold warm toned blush that won't clash with the eyes.

For my eyes, I find it best to apply a base when using the Cranberry eye-shadow. I used Maybelline's Colour Tattoo in, 'On and On Bronze' all over my lid and blended it out with my fingers. Next I used my MAC, 239 brush to pack on the Cranberry eye-shadow. I really like this brush for pushing on product on to a cream eye-shadow as fluffy brushes can just slip and slide both products everywhere. The 239 brush helps the powder to stick nicely to the cream base. To add some definition to the outer corner of my eye and into the crease, I used the shade, 'Tease' from the Urban Decay Naked2 Palette. I also adore this colour as it's so versatile for so many looks!
Finally, I also used my Naked2 palette for defining the inner corners of my eyes with the shade, 'Bootycall'. For my eyelashes I used, Dior's Iconic Mascara and then lined my bottom waterline with Rimmel's Scandal Eyes Eyeliner in Black. 

Because the eyes are quite strong, I settled for a Nude lip, using MAC's, 'Boldly-Bare' lip-liner blended out with a lip-balm.

The best thing I found with this, is that the eye-shadow look did NOT crease AT ALL. I was actually amazed. I wore this to work and then into the evening for around 8 hours and there was not one single crease or smudging from the eye-shadows. I highly recommend MAC eye-shadows, the staying power is amazing!
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Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Tartan Skirt

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(Skirt: Missguided/Top: Topshop/Boots: Topshop/Ring: Regal Rose)

Heeeello Autumn! Can't believe it's already October, where has the year gone?! I am also 21 this month, scary times. Anyway, this outfit features two of my favourite new buys for Autumn. The first is this Missguided Tartan skirt which caught my eye on their Instagram and I knew I had to get it as it would be perfect for this time of year. I love the colours of this skirt too with the Blue, Green, Red and White which makes a change to the traditional tartan colours. It was only £19.99 too!
Another recent purchase are these, Topshop, Cut-Out 'Monti' Boots. I've been on the look out for some cut out boots for ages now and the Arabel2 boots I tried out just didn't fit nicely at all! I actually much prefer these as they still have the cut out feature but look a bit more feminine. I've literally worn them everyday since I bought them and I'm sure these are gonna be the shoes I wear to death this Autumn/Winter.
I wanted to keep the top half of the outfit simple because of the tartan pattern so went with this plain Black crop. I'm trying to get as much wear out of crop-tops as I can before the weather gets extremely cold and I have to put them away until Summer again!
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