Monday, 30 May 2016

Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette Tutorial | Metallic Lip Kit in Heir | Makeup By Sophie

Hello Everyone!

Today I am back with another makeup tutorial to celebrate getting my hands on the new Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette! Please Like, comment and subscribe for some more videos hopefully coming soon!

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Products I mentioned:

Nars Sheer Glow - Punjab
Kiko Contour Stick
Mac Prep and Prime Highlighter Pen - Light Boost
RCMA No Color Powder
Benefit Hoola Bronzer
Urban Decay Afterglow Blush - Kinky
Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette
L'Oreal Superliner
L'Oreal False Lash Sculpt Mascara
Primark Lashes Natural
Mac Skin Finish - Soft and Gentle

La Roche-Posay Boots Haul

For a while now my skin has really been playing up. It's been looking dull, lifeless and pretty damn dehydrated. I have recently been suffering with an awful case of eye eczema which I am happy to explain  bit more about and how I treat it in another post! Anyway it seems ever since I had my first case of that my skin has really been playing up. I've been trying all the tricks of the trade like drinking lots of water everyday, trying to cut down sugar and using less abrasive products but my skin seems to have reached the worse it has ever been!

Seeing as it was payday I decided that I would bite the bullet and treat myself to some skincare I really knew would work. La Roche-Posay is a well known brand here in the beauty industry and it is something I have previously tried so I know that it does really work! Boots were having a 3 for 2 on Skincare so I thought what better time to stock up!

The first product I chose was the Hydraphase Serum. This is specifically designed for dehydrated skin so I thought that this would really target my dull and dry patches that I just can't seem to get rid of at the moment!

The next product I purchased was also from the Hydraphase range and it is their Hydraphase Intense Legere which is an intensive 24hr rehydrating care pro-radiance moisturiser. Again keeping my fingers crossed while attempting to banish these dull and dry patches!

And again we have something from the Hydraphase range and it's the Hydraphase Intense Eyes which is pretty much the same as all the above but for your eyes! I really wanted this as I do get dry patches on my eyelids and it can make my eye makeup look patchy and yuck!

And last but not least this is a repurchase of the trusty old Effacer Duo! It is a must have for banishing breakouts without being too harmful on the skin!

Let me know in the comments below if you guys have tried anything from La Roche-Posay!

Hope you're all having a wonderful Bank Holiday!

Friday, 20 May 2016

M.A.C Caitlyn Jenner

I’m sure all of you lovely people have heard of the Kardashians and the Jenners, they are absolutely huge in the beauty and reality world and let’s face it they’re always plastered over our televisions and magazines. One of the more recent stories involves Caitlyn Jenner, formerly Bruce Jenner and her transformation into a woman. 

I have so much respect for Caitlyn as coming from a family that is constantly surrounded by the paparazzi and having their stories plastered in the papers it was something that I think of as extremely brave. Caitlyn has courageously shared her transition extremely publicly with the world. I believe it has empowered those like her not to feel embarrassed or like what they are doing is wrong because it totally isn’t.

Now who loves a MAC collaboration *shoves hands up in the air* I DO! And what is more amazing is that it is a collar with the lovely lady herself Caitlyn Jenner. This is a bit like the Viva Glam Lipsticks except instead of the proceeds going to the Aids fund it is going to benefit the transgender community in the UK. So yes you are buying a lipstick which we all admittedly love to do but giving a little helping hand to charity along the way!

The lipstick is cleverly named finally free, it’s a creme sheen finish which is undoubtedly my favourite MAC lipstick finish. It is described as a midtone rosey nude which describes this baby perfectly! It is a perfect everyday lipstick or you could even jazz it up for the night time pairing it with a smokey eye. 

The lipstick itself will cost you £15.50 and is an online exclusive so get it whilst you can!


Monday, 25 April 2016

Kylie Cosmetics Lip Kits Review and Swatches

Hello everyone, today I had a day off of work so decided it would be the perfect opportunity to film my long awaited Kylie Cosmetics video! I have had these babies since February which is definitely far too long to leave it! I know you have all probably seen a million and one of these videos now but I still wanted to do a swatch video for you all who have slightly paler skin then Kylie herself as the colours seem to look a little different! Please let me know what you think of the video, I am still trying to work out backgrounds, lighting, ect so I'm grateful for any pointers!

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Makeup Geek Haul - Shipping from US to UK

It seems for months and months I had been putting off trying products from Makeup Geek. After the brand was recently brought onto the UK Beauty site Beauty Bay I spent hours picking and choosing eyeshadows and blushes, adding them to my basket but then never going ahead with the order! Being a complete newbie to the Makeup Geek line I just didn't know what to get if I'm honest. After a few months of looking on Beauty Bay and adding then discarding my orders I decided to take a quick look on the Makeup Geek website itself. Makeup Geek is an American brand by Marlena who runs a YouTube channel called Makeup Geek. Marlena is passionate about empowering woman and men for that matter through makeup, and that is something I strongly live by too. It reminds me of the beliefs of one of my favourite makeup artists Charlotte Tilbury. So anyway going back to the website... After  few minutes flicking through I noticed on the front page of the shop it had advertised a bundle called Spring Fever which included 9 of the makeup geek shadows for $39.99.

 The bundle included two of the foiled eyeshadows. The shadow on the left is called In the Spotlight which is a beautiful peachy nude, and the shadow on the right is called Daydreamer which is a lovely foiled lilac/purple.

It also included one of the duochrome eyeshadow pans called Mai Tai which is a really pretty Pink with almost a reddy/purple duochrome effect running through it.

Then the rest of the set was 6 of the pressed eyeshadow pans. Starting on the top row on the left the first colour is Boo berry the second colour is Peach Smoothie, which may I add is the most perfect transition colour ever! Then the last colour on the top row is Fuji which is a lovely bright green. The colours on the bottom row starting from left to right is Bedrock, which is also a lovely matte colour thats going to be great for creating a smokey eye, Then there's Sorbet and last but not least on the eyeshadow front there is Shimma Shimma which is a lovely warm champagne colour.

The last two products I purchased from Makeup Geek were two blushers. These were both on sale for $5 which made them work out stupidly cheap! Just for the record they usually retail at $9.99 so these two were both 50% off! The colour on the left is called Bliss and it's a really lovely muted orangey coral and the colour on the right is called Summer Fling which is more of your brighter orange shade.

Now lets talk about the shipping. You all know I'm sure that shipping from the US to the UK isn't necessarily going to be the quickest, easiest or cheapest thing to do. With Makeup Geek I was pleasantly surprised! The shipping only cost a mere $8.99 for First Class USPS... So compare that to the Kylie Cosmetics Shipping of $14.99 is almost half and not to mention it only works out about £5 - £6... Ridiculous! The shipping only took around 11 days which was amazing, I also had no nasty customs fee to pay which I was extremely happy about as with out of my 3 Kylie Cosmetics orders I had customs fees on 2 of them!

So if you are thinking of making an order on Makeup Geek I would definitely go check out their bundles on the US site first before heading over to Beauty Bay as they work out such a good deal and are 100% worth it!

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