Wednesday, April 19, 2017

The best concealers for pale skin

Today I thought I would show you some of my favourite concealers for pale skin. I find that a lot of concealers aren't pale enough to highlight so today I thought I would share some of my favourites for my fellow Casper's.
Urban Decay Naked skin concealer - Fair neutral
This is the palest concealer I have ever used. I love this one for highlighting under the eye as it is the most beautiful creamy hydrating concealer. This is incredible for anyone who has dry skin but I've also heard so many amazing things about this from people who have oily skin too.
Rimmel Match perfection concealer - Ivory
This is a beautiful lightweight concealer which works really nicely on both blemishes and under the eyes. It's not the highest coverage however it's a really nice one for everyday use. The only issue I have is that I'm not a fan of the fact that it is a brush applicator.
Urban decay, Rimmel, Bourjois, Clarins, NYX.
Bourjois Radiance reveal concealer - Light
This is the most beautiful light under eye concealer. This is a really lovely pink toned pale shade which is perfect for my skin tone. I can't use this one on blemishes as it is incredibly radiant.
Clarins Instant concealer - Light
I think I have to say that this is my favourite concealer of all time. It feels beautifully lightweight but also offers an incredibly high coverage. This looks incredible both under the eyes and on any blemishes and leave the most lovely dewy finish on the skin.
NYX HD concealer - Porcelain
This is almost as pale as the Urban Decay one. This is a little thicker and can be a little clingy on really dry patches. However if my skin is just a little dry it is completely fine. It also works really nicely as a highlight under the eyes.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

The Everyday makeup post

Today I thought I would show you some of the products I have been reaching for in the past couple of months for a super neutral makeup look.

You will probably know if you are a regular reader that I absolutely love the Bare Minerals complexion rescue for everyday. It is a beautiful light really hydrating base which adds just enough coverage and leaves the skin with the most beautiful glowy finish. Then another ultimate favourite is the Clarins instant concealer which is just the best high coverage but light textured concealer. This base combo is exactly what I need for everyday as I want something which packs a punch coverage wise but feels incredibly comfortable and looks really glowy.

For the rest of the face I have been reaching for my Urban Decay beached bronzer to add a little colour as this is just the perfect bronzer in my opinion. Then for blush I have been loving Benefit Galifornia which is a stunning slightly corally pink with a very subtle gold sheen meaning it just makes the skin look beautifully healthy. Then for highlight I've been starting off with a little bit of Benefit Watts as a base and then I have been putting the Urban Decay Afterglow highlight in Sin which is a little bit paler and less golden than Watts up and I just love the combination.

Moving onto the eyes I've been a little obsessed with the Bobbi Brown gel liner in the shade Sepia Ink which is a gorgeous deep brown shade. I just think this is the perfect way to add a little more thickness to the lash line and sometimes I do end up with a little wing if I'm wanting something a little more polished. Then for mascara I've been reaching for the Gosh Rebel eyes mascara which I just absolutely love. It does a perfect job of really lengthening the lashes. Then for my brows I have as per usual been using the Anastasia dip brow which everyone and their dog loves. Then finally to finish off I've been using the Gerard cosmetics Hydra matte liquid lipstick in the shade everything nice which is a beautiful deep nude.

So that's it for today, I'd love to know what you reach for on an everyday basis. 

Friday, April 14, 2017

A NYX haul

I feel like it's been a while since I last did a big NYX haul so I thought I would share with you the bits and pieces I have picked up recently.

Starting with base products I picked up the dark circle concealer which is a peachy toned corrector. This is a really nice fair peach shade which doesn't show through my base makeup like so many do. I find that this does a really good job of cancelling out my dark circles leaving me looking nice and awake. Next up for my face I got the Matte bronzer, this was actually a birthday present and I am a really big fan of it. It's a fairly warm toned bronzer which does a beautiful job of warming up the face and even on my pale skin it doesn't lean to orange. The final face bit I picked up was the Dewy setting spray which I have heard so much about this. You don't get any extra lasting power from this however it does a beautiful job of taking down any cakiness or dryness on the skin.

Matte Bronzer, Dark circle concealer.

Moving onto the eyes I picked up two more of the vivid brights liners, the first one is the orange which is called vivid delight and the second one is vivid sapphire which is a cobalt blue. I then decided to pick up four of the hot singles shadows in the pan form. I also picked up the four pan palette to put them in. I love the shadows but I am really not a fan of the palette. I'm going to swap the shadows out into a Z palette I think as I just find it very un-travel friendly.

Shadows in Sin, Gumdrop, Bad seed and Wild Orchid, Liner in Delight and Sapphire.

Finally I picked up some bits for lips. I bought a couple of the Lip lingerie's first off I picked up bedtime flirt which is a beautiful pale pink nude shade and I also picked up exotic which is a terracotta nude. These are so beautiful, I've heard a lot about them drying people's lips out however I find these really comfortable on the lips. I also picked up the lip liner in Natural which is something which so many people talk about. It is a gorgeous light nude which works so beautifully with pretty much all lipsticks. Finally I picked up an Intense butter gloss in the shade Chocolate crepe. I love these intense glosses they are beautifully pigmented whilst still looking beautifully glossy. These are definitely my favourite for a glossy lip. This shade is a beautiful medium brown pink nude shade which is beautiful for everyday.

Chocolate Crepe, Nude, Bedtime flirt, Exotic.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

The palette that no one will stop talking about

Move over Naked palettes as I think that there might be a palette which is more popular than you.
Oh damn this palette is everything I have ever dreamed of and more, once again I was behind on the hype however now I have it i'm with everyone else raving about it. So without further ado lets get on with my review. The shadows are incredible, so pigmented and creamy and blend like an absolute dream. Both the matte and the shimmery shades are equaly as stunning.

Tempera - This is the best all over the lid shade, it's a very slightly peachy shade which is just perfect for cancelling out any discolouration on the eyelids.

Golden Ochre - This is a good all over lid shade but also works as a really nice light crease shade. It's a warm orange brown which is one of my favourite shades in the palette it's just a perfect basic shade which is a fab addition to the palette.

Vermeer - A shimmery pink which makes the perfect lid shade for a halo eye. This is just one of those perfect throw on shades and pretty much any colour in the palette works beautifully in the crease of it.

Buon Fresco - This is a gorgeous pinky purple crease shade which also works beautifully as a transition shade for a pink smokey eye.

Antique Bronze - The second shimmery shade in the palette, this is a bronzey pink shade which looks fab as the lid colour for a bronze smokey eye.

Love Letter - This is 100% my favourite shade in the palette. It is an incredible deep matte pink and I'm pretty sure that it is the one I have used most so far.

Cyprus Limber - This is a deep brown with purple undertones. I don't dislike this shade however I do find that it isn't quite as easy to blend as some of the other shadows in the palette.

Raw Sienna - Another brilliant basic shade, this reminds me a lot of Makeup geek crème brule but it is definitely a little darker. This is another one which makes a really good crease shade.

Burnt Orange - This is similar to Raw sienna, it's a little darker and has more orange to it but they are definitely in the same family.

Primavera - This is the other light lid shade in the palette this one is more peached toned but has a similar depth of colour to Vermeer.

Red Ochre - This is the best shade for smoking out any look done with this palette and is always the colour I reach for if I want a liner shade. Unlike most burgundy's it has more of a red tone rather than the typical pinky purple tone.

Venetian Red - This is like Love Letter's deeper sister, it has that same bright pink tone to it however it's almost a little more neutral as it is closer to black.

Warm Taupe - This is the only super grey toned shadow in the palette. I do like the fact they added this one in here as it make the palette more versatile however I personally haven't touched it however I'm sure I will in time.

Realgar - The final shade in the palette is a gorgeous deep red shade. This has a brown tone but it doesn't overtake the red when blended out like so many shades like this are.

So that's it for today's post I hope you enjoyed it!