Sunday, September 24, 2017

Jeffree star Velour liquid lipstick collection

I know some people aren't a fan of Jeffree star but I personally really love his liquid lipsticks. I find them to vary in formula however I love both the thinner and thicker textures. In my collection I don't have any shades which I really dislike however there are some with minor issues however I will go more in-depth in the shade descriptions. The doe foot on these is my absolute favourite, it is one of the dipped applicators meaning that they just fit on the lip so well and make applying super bright and out there shades neatly without a liner underneath. 

Moving onto the shades, I am going to be going from the bottom to the top of the swatches - 

714 (Limited edition Summer 16) - This shade is so bright and something I got a lot of wear out of when I had a tan. It is a white based neon pinky coral which is ever so slightly patchy however it isn't bad considering it's a very heavily white based shade. 

Androgyny (Permanent) - I feel like this is one of the cult shades from Jeffree star. It's a gorgeous deep purple toned nude and is one of my favourite shades to pair with a glam makeup look as it isn't too much or too little. 

Anna Nicole (Permanent) - I bet we can all guess why I bought this shade. It is a stunning slightly orange toned red and is just so gorgeous especially on my super pale skin. 

Butt Naked (Limited edition Summer 17) - This is the most gorgeous very orange toned concealer lip shade. Personally I love a good concealer lip with heavy eye makeup and this is one of the LE shades I hope is made permanent. 

Blue Velvet (Permanent) - This is a stunning true blue shade which I absolutely love wearing with a simple makeup look. I don't really know what else to say about this other than it is gorgeous. 

Calabasas (Limited edition Summer 17) - This is another of my favourite shades from the Summer collection. It is a deep rosy nude shade which is going to be so perfect for autumn. 

Candy Ass (Limited edition Summer 17) - This is a metallic almost rose gold shade which is perfect if you want a nude shade but still want it to be bold this is the perfect shade to go for. 

Celebrity skin (Permanent) - This is a go to basic nude shade for me, it's warm toned pinky nude which for me is the perfect nude. It's pretty much the darker version of I'm nude which is another one of my favourites. 

Checkmate (Limited edition - Christmas 16) - This is the most beautiful  red shade, I feel like this was the perfect shade for a Christmas range and I have got so much wear out of it even over the summer. 

Crocodile tears (Recently made permanent) - This shade is actually extremely wearable despite the fact that it is a super deep green shade. It is such an amazing shade for autumn and I will get so much wear out of it. 

Daddy (Limited edition Manny MUA collab) - This is such a deep slightly cooler nude shade which I have to say I don't use it as much as I should as I do tend to reach for my more warmer toned shades. 

Deceased (Recently made permanent) - This is a purple toned grey shade was a limited edition shade from Christmas 16 however was made permanent and I'm so glad it was as I didn't manage to get my hands on it at Christmas. 

Designer blood (Limited edition Christmas 16) - This is a really deep dark red shade which has micro blue reflects in it. On initial application this isn't visible however once the lips are warmed the shimmer becomes more apparent.

Dreamhouse (Permanent) - This is a gorgeous metallic barbie pink shade which makes such a statement especially with it being metallic.

Drug Lord (Permanent) - This is the best shade for mixing obviously on its own it is pretty patchy on the lips however you can build it up if you want to wear on its own. 

Family Jewels (Limited edition Summer 17)  - This is a very deep autumnal slightly purple toned brown which is going to be so perfect for this time of year. 

Flamboyant (Limited edition Summer 17) - This is a bright coral shade with some shimmer in it. This  feels so comfortable on the lips and isn't glittery like some metallics can be.

Flamethrower (Permanent) - This is a super bright orange shade which does happen to make my teeth look a bit gross however I still love it. 

Gemini - (Permanent) - This is a gorgeous pink toned deep nude, this is one of my go to shades as it is just a super simple lip shade.

Hunty (Limited edition Summer 17) - This is a pale orange toned nude shade which is gorgeous with a really dark smokey eye. 

I'm nude (Permanent) - This is another concealer nude shade, this is a much more pink toned shade than Hunty and again is amazing to pair with a smokey eye. 

I'm shook (Limited edition Manny MUA collab) - This is a gorgeous terracotta orange coral nude shade, it is so gorgeous and one I really wish was permanent. 

Leo (Permanent) - This is like the darker version of Gemini again it's another one of my go to shades from my collection.

Masochist (Permanent) - Masochist is a gorgeous deep raspberry pink. This isn't a shade I reach for a lot but it's one that every time I wear it I absolutely love it. 

Nude beach (Limited edition Summer 16) - This is a very white toned orange peach shade which is a little patchy however with a second layer. 

Posh spice (Permanent) - This one is such a cool toned nude shade and is one of the very few shades I almost slightly regret buying for me I just find cool toned shades don't work for my very pale skin. 

Queen Supreme (Permanent) - This is a very purple toned pink shade and I love it. This is a slightly white based shade so can be a little bit patchy but it is worth building up as it is gorgeous. 

Rose Matter (Permanent) - When I initially purchased this I expected it to be more nude however it came and it was a much more rosy shade as the name may suggest. 

Sagittarius (Permanent) - I find this is actually quite similar to deceased. It is darker and a little more purple. 

Venus Fly trap (Limited edition Summer 17) - This shade is the most ridiculous shade but at the same time I kind of love it. It's the most crazy lime shade which isn't the most wearable but makes an impressive liner. 

Virginity (Limited edition Summer 16) - The final white toned shade this is a lilac shade again a little patchy but a lovely really different shade none the less. 

Watermelon Soda (Limited edition Summer 16) - This is one of my favourites a super bright pink shade, I also wore this on my 18th birthday so it has a special place in my heart. 

Weirdo (Permanent) - This one is a super deep black with an incredibly opaque formula.

You better work (Limited edition Summer 17) - Finally this shade is a very bright orchid purple shade which I really love.

So that's it for today I would love to know what Jeffree star hippies you have in your collection!

Friday, September 22, 2017

Five favourites - Urban decay

So the last time I did one of these five favourites it seemed to go down really well so I thought I would do another one. Today I am talking about one of my favourite brands of all time which is Urban Decay. 

So first off I had to mention the Urban Decay Naked foundation which is one of my all time favourite foundations. I do also love the concealer so I'm not really sure why I haven't mentioned it in this post. This foundation is a gorgeous it looks incredibly natural on the skin and has a really gorgeous glow finish. It makes my skin look so healthy and doesn't cling to any dry patches which is a huge problem I have with foundations. Even though this is super glowy it lasts beautifully on my skin and offers a really natural looking medium coverage till the end of the day. 

Something I feel like everyone loves from Urban Decay is the All nighter setting spray. This is amazing for both taking away any cakiness from my skin but also to make sure that my makeup is going to stay on all day. Out of all the setting sprays I own this is 100% one of my favourites and is something I use multiple times a week! 

I do love Urban Decay's Naked palettes however the palette I wanted to mention is the Moondust palette which is the most beautiful pressed glitter palette. The moondust shadows are most definitely my favourite pressed glitters. The swatch below is of Element which is one of the more saturated colours in the palette whereas some of the shades from this range which are more of a glitter. I absolutely love this palette, I just think it is perfect to add something a little sparkly to a look. 

The Afterglow blushes are my favourite high end blushes, they are so incredibly pigmented but are still incredibly easy to blend. Having super pale skin I tend to struggle with a lot of the highly pigmented blushes as they just look too much on me but as these are so blendable I can both build and sheer them out. They also come in a huge range of shades so if you are on the lookout for some new blushes I would definitely recommend these. 
Indecent, Fetish, Sin, Afterglow, Element. 
Finally I have the Afterglow highlighters, these are incredible. They are highly pigmented and super metallic but they don't pick up on any skin texture which is the biggest issue I have as I have some very obvious pores on my cheeks. If you are into the super metallic highlights then I would definitely recommend you give these a go. The only thing I don't like about these is that there are only two shades available in most places, (I do believe there is a third but you can't purchase it from many places) I am seriously praying that they introduce some more shades because I love them. 

So that's it for today I'd love to know what your favourites are from Urban Decay. 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Anastasia subculture - Reviewed and swatched

Oh this palette has kicked up a stink. To be quite honest just to get this our the way I love it and I have seen a lot of other bloggers I follow enjoy it too. I do think that this palette has issues however I think the craziness surrounding it is a little crazy. The shades are super pigmented meaning that there is more fallout than normal, that being said as long as you are careful with them they aren't as bad as some are making out. The biggest issue for me has been that the shimmery shades have sealed which really annoys me as they are so gorgeous, I definitely feel like you really have to dig into the pan which isn't ideal. I feel like this palette is definitely the perfect halo eye palette as it has the pops of metallic and then mostly matte shades which is personally what I want in a shadow palette. So without further ado lets move onto the shades. 

Cube - This is the only highlighting shade in the palette it is one of the three metallic shades. It is a very icy white with a pink/lilac reflect in it. This one looks incredible in the inner corners for a really bright highlight however if you want to reach for something more subtle you will need to go for another palette. 

Dawn - This is my transition shade in the palette, it is a little darker than my skin tone with a more yellow undertone. This one builds beautifully in the crease and is a shade I reach for every time I use the palette. 

Destiny - This one is a Khaki green shade which looks really lovely as a slight deepening shade in a green look or a darker transition shade. I would definitely say out of all the shadows this is definitely one of the shades which has the most fallout. 

Adorn - Another of the metallic shades, I feel like out of the three this one seems to have sealed a lot less than the other two. This is a gorgeous copper gold colour which looks insane in the centre of the lid when I do a halo eye.

All star - I know a lot of people have had a lot of trouble with this shade in terms of the blending however I find I have no issues. I feel like this is just my kind of shade and I have been using it a lot. It is a very warm brown even though it looks more pink in the pan I find once on the lid it is definitely more of a brown. 

Mercury - This is a very cool toned green/grey shade, this one is a good shade to reduce the warmth of some of the yellows however I find if I'm not careful this can make a look incredibly muddy as it is a muddy colour in itself I think out of the palette this is one of the shades I try and avoid. 

Axis - This is the other shade in the palette that I tend to avoid as the fall out is completely insane. Fallout doesn't bother me normally however with this being a deep blue green when it falls under the eyes it stains the skin only adding to my dark circles. (Which are 100% bad enough by themselves) 

Roxy - This is one of my favourite shades in the palette it is a gorgeous pastel orange shade which makes a gorgeous transition for deeper looks and a really lovely crease shade for a lighter look. 

Electric - This is another favourite out of the palette, it makes the most amazing centre to a blue toned look. This is the third and final metallic shade and is probably the one that is sealed the worst which is typical as it is one of my favourite shades. 

Fudge - This is the most basic neutral shade in the palette. I know a lot of people rave about this shade and I can see why. It is just a really lovely basic shade and is one I actually reach for when I am using other palettes and shadows too. 

New wave - This is a stunning deep mustard shade which is perfect for anyone who really loves warmer eyeshadow shades. This is another of the incredibly dusty shades, however it isn't as much of an issue with this one as it doesn't stain my under eyes like axis does. 

Untamed - I prefer to use this shade than axis. It isn't quite as bright however it doesn't have the crazy fallout so unless I do my eyes before my base this is the shade I reach for if I want green. 

Edge - This shade is more of a true yellow than New wave and is much less orange toned. I actually really love this over the lid with rowdy in the crease for something a little different but also kind of neutral. 

Rowdy - The final shade is a purple brown shade. This is amazing to deepen the crease and outer v for pretty much any look I can create with this palette. This is another one which the fallout is quite intense however it isn't on the same league as axis. 

So that's it. I'd love to know what your opinions are on this palette if you have it and if you are wondering about buying it let me know! 

Sunday, September 17, 2017

The drugstore neutral look

Now I get I'm kind of behind with the whole neutral look as this probably would be more suited to back to school however I thought I would share it with you anyway as I really love all of these products. 

So for foundation I absolutely love the Maybelline Dream satin liquid. This is the most gorgeous satin (as you may have guessed) finish foundation. It looks so flawless on the skin and looks beautifully natural on the skin. If any of you are on the lookout for a natural foundation for school this is the perfect one and I feel like it would work beautifully for all skin types. Concealer wise I really love the Essence Camouflage concealer. This one works nicely both under the eyes and on any blemishes. Although it is very thick and high coverage it doesn't feel heavy on the skin and sits beautifully even on my dry skin. 

For the rest of the face I've been loving Soap and glory's Solar powder, this is a split pan bronzer with a deeper and a lighter shade. I tend to do a pretty even swirl in the pan and I just love the way it looks. It has a very slight radiance to it meaning it just makes the skin look so healthy. For blush I have a classic, I feel like Rimmel Santa rose is one of the products everyone has tried. It is a really pretty peachy shade with a slight sheen again like the bronzer giving the skin a healthy glow. For the everyday I don't tend to reach for a bright highlight I prefer something more glowy like the Maybelline master strobe liquid in the light shade. This is a really lovely pinky glowy product which just makes the most beautiful glow to the skin. 

For brows I have been using the the NYX micro brow pencil which is really lovely for a natural but polished brow. I always set my brow with something and I really like the New look brow gel which is incredibly similar to the Benefit Gimme brow. For eyes I have pulled out a long time favourite which is the gorgeous Maybelline colour tattoo in On and on bronze which is a lovely Champagne bronze shade perfect to add a little colour to the lid. Finally to finish off I have been obsessed with the L'oreal Paradise mascara which is the best drugstore mascara I have ever tried. It is so lengthening and just makes the lashes look so gorgeous and fluttery. 

So that's it for today. I'd love to know what your go to budget products are for a neutral look.