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Makeup Masterclass by LancΓ΄me πŸ˜πŸ’™

Today I attended a makeup masterclass by LancΓ΄me in Boots at Norwich. The lovely Marek Hegli lead the masterclass and his skills/tips were absolutely flawless.

Being as we are in the summer season now Marek showed us how to create a natural look with minimal makeup.

Here are all the products he used for the tutorial:

One thing that immediately stood out for me was a common mistake we all make when it comes to our skincare routine. I know I’m not the first person to admit that when applying day or night cream I presume it’s protecting the under eye too but it’s not!

Marek informed us that the skin under the eye is so thin and the best thing to do is to use an eye serum which literally is going to be my next investment.

Watching Marek apply makeup so effortlessly made me feel like such an amateur πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚. I’ve learnt so many new things today and I can’t wait to dedicate a post to show you guys how I’ve changed some things up to my routine.

One product which I did purchase myself was the primer as it felt so silky and I knew it would be the perfect base for any makeup I would apply on my face.

After the event I received such a cute little goodie bag from LancΓ΄me and I’m so impressed with the bits inside, I can’t wait to use them.

Overall I had such a lovely day and I can’t wait for another makeup masterclass in the late summer. I’ve gone away with so much more knowledge then I’ve ever had before and I can’t wait to alter my routine 😍.

Seldane

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✨The Magic Cut Crease Stamp βœ¨

I’ve been so excited to review and try the magic cut crease stamp after seeing Manny MUA’s YouTube review. After seeing the results I knew I needed to get on this hype and try one!

I picked my stamp up from EBay and it was Β£3.89. However a quick disclaimer this item is a fake of what was an original idea from a company in Brazil (Manny also states this on his channel).

The stamp is a pretty decent size and seems well made as I’ve seen some reviews where the stamp has broken but mine seems fine. The rubber oval size of the stamp fitted my eyes really well so I couldn’t wait to get cracking on trying the stamp out.

First off you need to apply a thin layer of concealer on the oval stamp once this is done press it onto your eyelid and roughly hold it for 10-15 seconds.

Once the time is up you should now have the basis for your cut crease look.

Before you add your chosen colour to the stamp make sure you clean any residue left from the concealer. After you’ve packed the eyeshadow on the stamp repeat the same steps as you did with the concealer and viola you should have a beautiful eye look.

Here is my result:

I think my overall eye look is quite pretty but it defiantly isn’t the best example of a cut crease. I can’t fault the stamp as it worked really well and it performed exactly how it should. However I think it’s more of a trial and error product so I need keep practising.

I defiantly recommend this stamp as it does what it says and it’s so cheap! I think the whole idea of the cut crease stamp is brilliant and innovative, I’m sure this product will be flying off the market in no time.

Seldane

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πŸ’™ KKW x Mario πŸ’™

I finally received my KKW Beauty order and it literally feels like it’s been a lifetime πŸ˜‚. I was so excited when Kim Kardashian announced she collaborated with Mario to celebrate their ten years of friendship and the collection looked so stunning!

The collection consisted of:

  • A 10 pan eyeshadow palette RRP $45
  • A creme lipstick RRP $20
  • Two glosses RRP $18 each

I ended up purchasing the whole bundle which was only $85 but was worth $101 which is a pretty good deal to be fair.

I don’t know which product to start off with so I think I’m going to start with my favourite which is the eyeshadow palette.

Firstly I think the packaging is really boring and I feel like more thought could’ve been made when designing the other packaging as it doesn’t really stand out at all.

However I think the 10 shades in the palette are so pretty and really represent Kim as they are colours she would actually wear. I really appreciate the blue shade in the palette too as it really stands out from the neutral shades.

Here is my swatch:

I cannot express how shocked I am over the quality of the eyeshadows! The feel so buttery and they have the most insane pigment, I’m shook! I really didn’t expect the eyeshadow palette to be good as there was so much hype surrounding Kim and Mario’s collaboration.

Next up is the creme lipstick which is called Classic K and it’s soft peach with a beige undertone.

I’m going to be honest I’m not overly impressed with the size of the lipstick as for $20 I would expect way more product.

Anyway here is my swatch:

I really love this lipstick and I’m obsessed with the formula as it’s creamy and has such a lovely satin finish.

Last but not least is the two lip glosses which are called Juicy and Super Nude.

Juicy is a natural sheer peach with a subtle pink pearl and Super Nude is a pale sheer nude with a gold pearl.

I love the shade Juicy as it looks amazing on top of the Classic K lipstick. However I’m not a huge lover of the shade Super Nude as I already have similar lip glosses and just feel the shade is a bit boring.

The formula was really pigmented but I found the lip gloss was overly sticky and it wasn’t really enjoyable to wear it. However I think if I had put a lighter layer on I could’ve avoided this.

Overall I love the KKW X Mario collaboration as the eyeshadow palette is simply stunning! However I feel neutral about the lip products as the lipstick was gorgeous but I was disappointed in the amount of product and the lip glosses didn’t really wow me.

Seldane

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🧑 Coral Obsessions πŸ§‘

I’m so excited to review one of Huda Beauty’s new mini eyeshadow palettes. This week Huda launched two palettes called Coral Obsessions and Gemstones Obsessions which retailed at Β£25 each.

I chose the Coral Obsessions palette over the Gemstones Obsessions one as I felt I would end up wearing those shades more.

The palette contains nine shades that range from matte to foil effect textures in the spectrum of burnt orange, saffron and rosy red shades.

First look at the palette I think it’s so cute and I love the coral shades as they will be perfect colours to wear in the summer.

Here is my swatch:

As you can see the palette hasn’t performed too bad but I’m not overly thrilled with it. I love the foil effect texture eyeshadows as they were really pigmented and the formula was so smooth.

I think Huda has improved the formula for her matte shades but I still find that they are a bit chalky. I do think the pigment from the matte shades are a lot better and I think the shades are super pretty.

Overall I do recommend this palette as in my opinion it’s a lot better compared to her first set of mini eyeshadow palettes. Although I do feel that Β£25 is far too expensive as you don’t get a great deal for your money.

Seldane

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🎊 Funfetti 🎊

I know I’m probably a bit behind when it comes to reviewing the Funfetti lip topper by Jouer but I suppose the review is better late then never πŸ˜‚.

The lip topper retails at Β£13.50 and can be purchased on Beauty Bay.

The shade Funfetti is a holographic opal pink colour and it looks so sparkly 😍.

Here is my swatch:

I’m obsessed with the gorgeous coconut scent from the lipstick it’s so nice but unfortunately I’m not a huge lover of this lip topper.

Don’t get me wrong I think the shade is cute but I felt disappointed with the lack of pigment. I know it’s a lip topper that should really be put on top of another lipstick but the product does state it can be worn alone so I expected more from this lip topper.

I’m kicking myself as I wish I got the Sweetheart lip topper instead but I’m defiantly going to add it to my collection at some point.

Seldane

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TK Maxx Haul πŸ˜€

Recently I’ve been seeing so many posts all over the internet of people’s TK Maxx hauls. After seeing people snagging Huda Beauty’s makeup at a knock down price I knew I needed to make a quick bee line there πŸ˜‚.

I went to my local TK Maxx store at Bury St Edmunds and to be honest I wasn’t too impressed at the makeup section until my boyfriend stumbled across the Too Faced White Chocolate Chip Palette! The palette retails for Β£22 and TK Maxx we’re selling it for just Β£16.99.

As you can see the palette is in prestige condition and hadn’t even been swatched as sometimes people swatch the makeup and ruin it πŸ™„. The palette contains 11 eyeshadows that are a combination of matte and shimmers shades. Also the palette contains a very strong cocoa/chocolate scent which at first I thought it was lush but after a while it did become quite sickly πŸ™ˆ.

Anyway here is my swatch:

I love the shimmer shades as they are so pigmented and really really glittery. However I don’t really rate the matte shades as I found that they were quite chalky and it was difficult to get a decent swatch.

My next bargain from Tk Maxx was the Glow-y Powder by Pixi Beauty which normally retails at Β£14 but I got it for Β£5.99.

The Glow-y powder is for those who like a natural soft shimmery glow. The subtle rose pink powder feels so soft to touch and it’s very buildable for those who like to really glow.

Here is my swatch:

I love love the glow powder it’s so pretty and I love the gold shining through the pink when the light hits it.

So that’s it for my TK Maxx haul for now but keep your eyes peeled as I’m hoping to snag some more bargains to share with you guys 😘.

Seldane

Fashion

πŸ’“ Mario Badescu Skin Routine πŸ’“

Recently my skin has been all over the place and it’s been driving me mad! My younger sister is obsessed with skincare products and religiously sticks to a routine of face washing, cleansing, using toners, serums etc. I’m sure by now you’ve got my drift.

So I decided to invest in some decent skincare products to see if I could clear up my face.

I purchased the following products:

  • Acne Facial Cleanser 117ml RRP Β£14 – this is a daily cleanser for oily acne-prone skin which is perfect for my skin type as I do suffer with the odd breakout and oiliness. What I love about the cleanser is that it’s very gentle on the skin and you only need such a small amount on your face so I can see this product lasting for ages!
  • Glycolic Acid Toner 236ml RRP Β£15- this is a toner which is used on the face after cleansing as it’s the last step when removing any trace of makeup left on your face. However this toner was great for exfoliating my skin but after cleansing I found that my skin was a bit sensitive and at times when using the toner.

Lavender Mask & Mist Duo Set RRP Β£16- this duo is brilliant value for your money! I’m obsessed with the lavender mist as it really makes your skin feel so refreshed and hydrated. I liked the mask as it had a nice floral scent and I appreciated how gentle it was on the skin as some face masks literally are so strong you feel like it taken a layer of skin off your face πŸ˜‚.

I’m so shocked how my skin has dramatically changed over this last week and a half! My face is so clear and overall my complexion looks brighter .

I finally understand why my sister is so strict with her skincare regime as the results are so worth it. I’m determined no matter how busy I am to keep up this routine and I’m looking forward to trying other products from Mario Badescu’s skincare range!

Seldane