Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Makeup Review: Urban Decay Pulp Fiction Palette

Hello again ladies! I'm on a roll this week with posts, lol! I have purchased several things over the past few months so instead of blogging a haul type post which is not as entertaining as youtube videos, I'm just going to review some of the products I've purchased in order to give you guys ideas of what's worth buying during this holiday season!

So I purchased the Urban Decay Pulp Fiction Palette recently but only for one purpose: ITS ON SALE!! It is on sale from $45 down to $19.99! I couldn't not buy it so I did and I am so impressed. I have never even seen the movie Pulp Fiction so I mainly bought it just because it was on sale, and I only bought the palette, not the rest of the Pulp Fiction collection. 
Urban Decay palettes are generally really great and they have amazing pigmentation. The only problem I have with them is that their products often have a lot of fallout. But this palette didn't have too much, mainly becase most of the shades are matte. The shades are perfect neutrals that can be used everyday or even turned into a gorgeous smokey eye. They have a perfect transitioning shade and its a mix of cool and warm browns with black and rich creamy white shades. 
*without flash*
*with flash*
These swatches are one swipe pigmentation, I was very impressed!
It's a great little palette thats perfect for every day and great for travel. It also has a little double sided brush that can be useful but I don't tend to use it. I prefer this to the either of the Naked Basics because I've swathed those in store and they seem so boring to me. This palette is so worth it right now for on $20, so girls grab it while you still can! Link to the palette is at the bottom of the post.

Monday, 27 October 2014

40 Beauty Questions Tag

I love doing tags, in case you couldn't tell, so I thought I would give this one a go! It's all about makeup and skincare, hope you guys enjoy! 

How many times do you wash your face daily?
What skin type do you have? (dry,oily,combo)
I have combination skin, my nose gets super oily throughout the day.
What is your current facial wash?
I love Philosophy's Purity cleanser, its great stuff and it smells like a nice soap.
Do you exfoliate?
I atually don't but only because I haven't found an exfoliator I like.
What brand do you use?
What moisturizer do you use?
I use a few but my facourite is Clinique's moisture surge.
Do you have freckles?
Do you use eye cream?
Yes, its the Ole Henrikson Fresh Start Eye Cream.
Do you or did you have acne prone skin?
Alhamdilah, I have had pretty clear skin my whole life, I do get the occasional hormonal breakout, but nothing too bad.
Did you ever have to use Pro-activ?
Yes, at one point the texture of my skin was bothering me. I had little bumps on my forehead that weren't surfacing properly so I used the Pro-activ toner and it worked great!

What foundation do you use?
I use a few different ones actually: Makeup Forever HD, EX1 Invisiware (my favourite), Maybelline Dream Wonder Fluid Touch, loreal true match, Estee Lauder Double Wear and of course my garnier BB cream. I use them all during different days and depending how long I need my foundation to last. 
How about concealer?
My HG concealer is Mac Pro Longwear and sometimes I use maybelline Age Rewind concealer.
Do you know your undertone color?
Yes, I have more warm, yellow/olive undertones.
What do you think of fake eyelashes?
I can't put them on for the life of me and personally Im not a big fan. I was blessed with pretty nice lashes and with a good mascara I can achieve the results I want. But hey, to those who can pull them off, props to ya!
Did you know that you are suppose to change your mascara every 3 months?
Yes but who actually follows those rules! lol I use them until they're empty or go dry.
What brand of mascara do you use?
Just like foundations, I use like a million different mascaras. I am that girl that uses a mascara combo to get the look I want, so right now I'm using Too Faced Better than sex mascara and Benefit's They're Real together. But I also love Rimmel's lash accelerator and Loreal's voluminous carbon.
Sephora or MAC?
Sephora just because there is so much variety!
Do you have a MAC Pro-card?
No, I wish.
What makeup tools do you use in make up application?
I usually use a flat top kabuki brush or a buffing brush for foundation. Real techniques have the best brushes ever and they are so affordable! For concealer, I like using the real techniques miracle complexion sponge! It blends like a dream!
Do you use make-up base/primer for the eyes?
For the face?
Absolutely! I love Maybelline's baby skin, even more than the porefessional!
What is your favorite eyeshadow (color or shade)?
Makeup Geek's Bitten, and pretty much all her shadows! Litterally if I don't want to think too much about it and want an effortless eye look, her shadows are the absolute best! 
Do you use pencil or liquid eyeliner?
Pencil, I can draw a fierce wing with a pencil liner surprisingly!
How often do you poke your eyes with an eyeliner pencil?
Maybe once a week, lol
What do you think of pigment eyeshadows?
I love pigments, they are super fun to glam up a look! Makeup Geek has great pigments, so similar to MAC if not better! Plus they are a quarter of the price!
Do you use mineral makeup?
Yes, sometimes not always.
What is your favorite lipstick?
I refuse to answer this because I LOVE sooo many! I can't choose!
How about lipgloss?
Gerard Cosmetic's lipglosses are all amazing, but my favourite shade is Cocoa Bean!
What is your favorite blush to use?
I love Tarte blushes and Makeup Geek as well!
Do you buy your makeup on ebay?
I used to and I got some great palettes for super cheap, but I mainly buy brushes and makeup organization tools from ebay.
Do you like drugstore makeup?
YES!! I love walking through the aisles and just swatching everything and some of my all time holy grail products are drug store products like ELF, Maybelline and Rimmel.
Do you go to CCO's? (cosmetic company outlets)
I did once and it was amazing, I bought limited edition products from Mac and other companies for super cheap! It was awesome!!
Did you ever consider taking make-up classes?
No, not really. I feel like makeup schools need to up their game because their techniques are a little outdated. Some, not all.
Are you clumsy in putting on makeup?
If I'm rushed then yes I get clumsy and poke my eye with a mascara wand or something. I swear I have dropped at least three brand new powders that shattered just from being rushed. 
Name a makeup crime that you hate?
It is my absolute pet peeve when I see someone with eye liner on their lids and you can see the skin between the eye liner and their lash line. Like fill in the space!!
Do you like colorful shades of makeup (lipstick,eyeshadow) or neutral ones?
I like colourful lipsticks and eyeshadows, but I mostly wear neutral eyeshadows ona regular basis. I do play with colours when I'm bored though!
Which celebrity always has great make up?
I really like Kendall Jenner and Kim Kardashian's makeup. Their makeup truly stands out to me. I know, I hate myself too. lol
If you could leave the house using just ONE make up item,what would you use?
Probably powder or mascara.
Could you ever leave the house without any makeup on?
Yes, if I have time I will put makeup on but if I don't, I will go out without any on. 
Do you think you look good even without any makeup on?
Sometimes, I like my skin alhamdilah but I do believe that makeup enhances beauty so I do like myself better with it on.
In your opinion, what is the BEST makeup line?
This is a tough one but the one brand that has a consistent line all across the board would have to be Makeup Forever. They have great base products, eye shadows, concealers, brushes, etc. But for eye products, makeup geek all the way!
What do you think of Makeup?
Makeup is simply a way of enhaving one's beauty in order to make them feel a little more glam or beautiful. For me, makeup is a pick me up, on those days where I'm feeling down. I get to play and be somewhat of an artist and shape my face into something beautiful and colourful. Makeup is my hobby, my passion and my me time.

I tag everyone who loves makeup to try this tag! It was fun and therapeutic for me considering how hectic this week has been with school. So try this out, hopefully you enjoyed this tag!

*picture above is mine*

Saturday, 25 October 2014

Makeup Review: Tarte Pin Up Girl Amazonian Clay Blush Palette

Hey ladies! The holidays are upon us and as many of you probably know, a bunch of cosmetic companies have realeased stunning holiday gift sets and I am obsessed! This year Tarte released the limited edition Pin Up Girl Amazonian Clay 12-hour Blush Palette. I've attached the pictures and swatches below!

This is the outside packaging. It is designed to look like a cute holiday clutch. It is a metallic gold pleather clutch with lavender print and it comes with two little bobby pins. They are cute but I would certainly get no use out of them. I personally am not that big of a fan of the clutch idea. I mean no one would actually carry around a clutch of blushes. If it had a pocket in the clutch for a lipgloss or lipstick and enough room for a little brush then it might be a bit more convenient. But as for right now, its not the most suitable packaging for storing neatly. 
 Tarte's 12 hour amazonian clay blushes are some of the best blushes on the market. Their colours are stunning and buttery to the touch. They are super pigmented and they blend really well. The best factor is that they are truly long lasting. Blush usually fade on me after a couple hours but these guys really held up the whole day!
 This is a picture with flash.
Here are the swatches! They are so stunning, they are mostly satin finishes, some have more of a sheen than others. The colours names from left to right are: Breathless, Embraced, Whimsy, Bashful,  and Irreplaceable. All new shades!

Overall I give this palette a 7/10
Blushes are absolutely phenominal but the packaging kinda ruins it for me. I would have preferred if it was in a slim cardboard type packaging instead. 

That's all for this review, hopefully it was helpful for anyone interested in this palette!

Friday, 10 October 2014

Eid Mubarak: OOTD

Salam ladies! I hope for those who celebrated, you all had a wonderful Eid full of quality family time and great food. I had an interesting Eid this year with a rough start but a fun ending. I think I always have such high expectations for holidays and then when they don't turn out as planned, it bothers me more than it should. Anyway it ended nicely which is the important part. I wanted to post my outfit and makeup of the day. Outfit and makeup details will be below!

Scarf: Ardenes
Top: Suzy Shier
Watch: Guess
Pants: RW&CO
Shoes: Topshop
Bag: Betsey Johnson
(lol dont mind my weird poses)

Foundation: Estée Lauder Double Wear in Cashew 3W2
and Makeup Forever HD in 123 Desert
Eyes: Makeup Geek eye shadows in bitten, cocoa bear, crème brulée, homecoming
and Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Liner on lid is in the shade Midnight Cowboy
Liner: Bobbi Brown Gel liner
Mascara: Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara (Love this stuff)
Lips: Gerard Cosmetics Lip Gloss in Cocoa Bean
Blush: Mac's Rocky Horror Blush in Crazed Imagination (Limited Edition)

Hope you guys enjoyed this type of post. I'd like to do more of them in the future! The pictures are not the best but they're just from my instagram!