Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Australis Paparazzi Perfect HD eyeshadow review

Hey my lovely people. 
Sorry for being completely MIA. I have been so busy lately! I went to beauty school for a week and did my makeup prac block. The day of my assessment my grandad passed away which has been really hard. After the funeral my sister stayed for a week, so I have been super busy! 

Enough of the chit chat, today I am doing a review of the Australis Paparazzi Perfect High Definition Eyeshadow palette with the name Snap Attack. 

I bought mine at Big W a little while ago, I haven't checked if they still sell it but I am sure you will still be able to find it online somewhere. 

The palette consists of some gorgeous bronze shades to create the perfect bronzed smokey look. 

These eyeshadows are pearlescent, meaning they give off a beautiful shiny pearl finish. The texture of these eyeshadows are so smooth and velvety, very good quality, considering the price. 

This is photographed in natural light but they also photograph great with flash, as seen below. 

Overall, I love this palette. The eyeshadows are long lasting and excellent quality for the price. Definitely worth it. 

Till next time, stay beautiful! X

Saturday, 25 January 2014

My Skin Care Routine

My skin care routine includes two products - witch hazel and coconut oil. 

Coconut OIL on you're skin! You're crazy it will clog you up!
I know the word oil may seem a bit strange and scary to use on your skin but coconut oil is hydrating and acts as an anti ageing and detox for your skin. It is also a cleanser and moisturiser. I know crazy right (I will mention more about the health benefits of coconut oil in another post because it is truly amazing!).  
You can buy this whole sale or from health food shops for cheap as chips compared to generic cleansers (considering you only use the tiniest amount!

Witch Hazel is also a great product, it both cleanses and tones. It smoothes pores, assists moisturiser and helps with your makeup performance. It is great for teens because it has minimal alcohol in it. The only alcohol in it is due to the distilling of the product.
I buy mine at Big W in Australia for around $9 and it lasts me ages.

You're also going to need makeup pads - make sure they are 100% cotton. I buy mine in a two pack or 80 at Big W for around $3.50

My routine -
1. I poor some coconut oil into the palm of my hand and proceed to rub it all over my face and neck.
2. I splash my face with water - your face is going to feel all sticky and thick the water doesn't go to far and you will find it will sort of stick to your face.
3. I take a 100% cotton makeup pad and start to wipe it off (literally)
4. Once I have wiped the cotton pad and removed most of the cotton oil I take another makeup pad and put some witch hazel on it to use as a toner, I wipe this all over my face.
5. Let the witch hazel dry before you place the coconut oil on again.
6. Again, I take the coconut oil in the palm of my hand and rub it into my skin. It will eventually settle in to your skin by itself.

And thats it! Its cheap and makes your skin soft and clear. My hands also become super soft and silky because of the coconut oil (extra bonus, yippee!).

PS - sorry I haven't posted much recently I have been super busy and stumped for ideas. 

Thursday, 16 January 2014

Whats your eye shape?

No one is the same, we all have different eyes, faces, noses, mouths, you get the picture. My point is that due to the fact that we all look different we can't all follow the same beauty trends because it may not look good on us. Today I am focusing on eye  shapes and the makeup looks for them.

Here are the different eye shapes.

  • Like an oval face is the ideal face shape, almond eyes are the ideal eyes.
  • Close set eyes are less that one eye width apart and wide set are more than one eye apart.
  • Hooded eyes often come with age as the skin becomes loose, but it can also be hereditary.
  • Deep set are deep in the socket compared to others, the brows can often protrude??? a little bit.

So now you have figured out what shape you are you may be wondering, what the heck do I do now?

Well, my lovely, I am going to tell you the best way to apply eyeshadow and liner to help you achieve the best looking eyes in the room.

Wide Set Eyes - add a shade/darker colour in > shape on the outside of your eye into the crease line and also in the corner of your eye to detract attention from the space in-between and make your eyes appear closer together.
Downturned Eyes - The focus for this is to shade up and out. Apply and blend eye shadow to the crease line in the outer 2/3 of the eye and apply eyeliner to the upper lash line. This will make the eye appear less downturned.
Almond Eyes - Any eye technique will work on this eye shape.

Close Set Eyes - Use light colours on the inner corners and extend the eyeshadow out with darker colours to make the eye appear elongated and further apart.

Protruding/Prominent Eyes - Using medium to dark matte colours you are going to shade the eye.

Hooded Eyes - Use matte colours in medium to dark and keep it simple.
Deep Set Eyes - Apply light colours on the lid and a deep colour in the crease and just above the crease blending up and out.

Asian Eyes - Highlight on lid and brow bone and elongate eyeshadow with a darker shade.

Hope I helped you guys, sorry I haven't posted much I have been away and busy studying.