Thursday, 31 October 2013

New Cosmetics

Hey beauties, I finally bought some new things much needed to my collections, so I share with you.  I have been a  long fan of Guerlain, Estee Lauder, Lancome and Tom Ford so I picked up some stuff from each place, stuff I know I will use.  At heart I am neutral makeup girl or soft colours, its stuff I would reach for most often and even for other people, its makeup they would reach to use and want to know how to use most of the time.  I did mention the Guerlain didn't swatch well at all but very different when using a brush and under a primer.  Most impressed is the Illamasqua foundation while not my colour I use to highlight my face and you need such a small amount that you use a small amount thus getting your moneys worth.  Tom Ford doesn't disappoint nor does the Lancome foundation, impressed that high end makeup is beginning to understand undertones and cater for us deeper tones.

I'm lucky that while they don't get my colour perfectly right, I can mix and match and correct what they get wrong.  I say this because while I am black my skin has a yellow undertone so too much red makes me look sun burnt and too much yellow makes me look like a ghost, having foundations that are too red or yellow can be easily fixed, for their asking price I shouldn't have to but what can you do??

See you soon

J x
Guerlain Palettes L-R Ombre Eclat L'Instant Fauve 142, L'Instant Fleuri 161
& L'Heure D'Ambre 341

Rimmel Mascaras Lash Accelerator and Lycra Flex

Rimmel Apocalips L-R Big Bang and Stellar

L'Oreal Mattifying Primer

L-R Tom Ford in Ravish Estee Lauder in Sunset Shimmer

L-R Illamasqua Rich Liquid Foundation in 230 & 320 L'Oreal True Match
& Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24hrs 

Lippies L-R Mac Velvet Teddy, Guerlain Apricot Peach
&  Dolce & Gabbana Baby Darling

Sunday, 27 October 2013

Wearable Brown Smokie Eyes

Hey loves, I share with you an easy brown smokie eye which you can wear even to work as its not jet black. This can also be a fall look because of a burgundy brown, warmed cheeks and warm lip.
The lashes I used where Ardell Wipies, it is the first time buying and using Ardell and I have to say I am not a fan of these lashes and will stick to my favourite Redcherry.
The fun thing about this look is you can change it into a night look using a black eyeliner and using a pencil brush to create definition and depth.  Blind the black more above you crease to make the eye look bigger and smoke out with a transition and you brow bone, change your orange lip to a rep lip or deep lip colour and if you don't lip deep lips then nude or soft pink.

See you next video

Jan x

Monday, 14 October 2013

Date Night

Hey ladies, I'm back with a date night look. Ladies wanting to look right for a date night with the hubbster, boyfriend and or partner, I think this is the perfect look.  Its really simple, effortless and can be done super quickly.  I used just 2 colours and my face powder to blend between the high light and brow bone.

If you want to jazz it up then instead of a soft pink lip like I have you can brighten it up with a red lip or any bright lip of your choice or darker lip because the eye is so simple, this depends on how long you have known your other half, if it say few dates I say stick to soft lip colours, if a few months and or years then brighten it up or deepen your look .

You also opt to not use false lashes, but I loved what lashes brought to this look and chose your lashes wisely, I used ones that are to dramatic but give a great effect.  I put my cheek colour more than I normally do, as I wanted that pinched cheek flirtatious/flushed look.

The key to looking fresh and light is to not use liner in the water line or to put shadow on the lower lash line, use blushes that are either cream or have a sheen to them, if you not allergic lip lacquers and lipsticks make some of a best cream blushes.  I used a matte blush then topped it with a blush that has a nice shine.

Deep skin tones stick to deep pinks, bright corals or reds to get that flushed look, light tones, pinks, berry and reds but dab and blend well, from the ball of the cheek work diagonally using a dense brush that will give you a lot more control, it will allow you to apply and blend well at the same time or apply with a whited (goat  haired) angled brush and blend, if you want extra blend use a stippling brush and go over where you applied. 

Hope you enjoy trying it out.

Jan x

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Favourite Bright Lipsticks

Hey loves, I share with you my favourite bright lipsticks. Now I never confidently thought I could wear a bright lip and all I had in my collection was nudes, soft coral and soft pinks.  I finally got the courage to just buy a bright lip and paired it with the right look, at the time that was a red lip, big winged liner and lashes.  A good ratio with bright lips is less eye makeup and bold lip to avoid both competing with each other.  
If you don't want to wear a simple eye and bold lip,there so many ways to wear a really defined eye that does not compete with your bright lip and yes in some cases you can do bold eyes and bright lips, you just have to find the right look.  In my last video I did a silver eye and a bright coral lip.  I kept the brightness just on the lid so that the silver was peaking out and not over taking my full lid and loaded my bright coral lip which I really really enjoyed.  I swatched a few of the lipsticks on my lips but the video got too long so opted to swatch the last few on my hand.  You can opt to hold a bight lip to your lip to see if it does match well with your eye look or wear the bright lip take a picture and see how it looks.  It should complement and not take away from your finished look.  Bright lips should be enjoyed as they are a fun pop of colour and or take it up to super sexy with a smokie eye and bright purple and fuchsia lip.

Jan x

MAC Viva Glam Nicki, Girl About Town, Candy Yum Yum, Heroine

Shiseido RS320, Bourjois Fuchsia Graffitti, MAC in Overich
& MAC Up The Amp

Chanel in Enjoee, Tom Ford in Narcotic Rouge, Tom Ford in Aphrodisiac
 & YSL Fuchsia In Rage

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Primers and Bases

Hey loves, primers and bases have become very important in make up because they do a few things.  Those of use who have oily lids can now enjoy wearing make up without it creasing or fading off.  A primer is a product that goes all over the lid and or the lower lash line and acts as a buffer between your lid and your shadow.  It does not allow the oils of your lids to come through and spoil all your hard work, you can then put whatever colour on top as it either drys to a cream finish or drys clear.  There is also coloured shadows with built in base, that is to say they also don't crease and fade while they have colour.  Primers are now so widely available, while yes some don't do a good job they are so many that do from high end right down to the lowest end.  I share a wide ranger of coloured shadows and a primer.  Using a primers for my eyeshadow has become like second nature, its I don't skip unless /i am wearing no eyeshadow at all. 

Using a primer or long wear shadow allows your your eye makeup to last a long time, very good for people with oily lids like myself, for functions where you don't want to retouch your makeup, and just for long wear.

See you soon loves

Jan x 

MAC Paint post in Quite Natural and Painterly

Benefit Busy Signal, MAC Dip Down & Maybelline Black

Maybelline Colour Tattoo in Turquoise Forever & Endless Purple

Maybelline Colour Tattoo in Turquoise Forever & Earth Glo Minerals in
Maui Wowie

Maybelline Colour Tattoo in Eternal Silver and
Chanel Illusion D'Omber in Illusoire 

MAC Painterly and Earth Glo Minerals in Antique Brown