Ride or Die Makeup Tag! // November 2016

Hi Guys!

It’s been a long time since I did an update on my ride or die makeup products and was inspired by the tag that’s going around on YouTube.

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Starting with my base;

  • Primer is the L’Oreal Infallible Mattifying Primer, this is a great drug store silicone based primer which really does help to make my foundation sit perfectly and not let my oils through throughout the day.
  • Foundation has to be Esteé Lauder Double Wear in Shell, this is the BEST foundation for my oily skin.  I’ve tried all different sorts of foundations (well ones that go pale enough!) and this is by far the one that suits me the best.  It’s a full coverage foundation which is totally matte.
  • Concealer is the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in the shade 1 – fair.  This is a super full coverage concealer which rivals (and beats) Mac Pro Longwear Concealer (which was my favorite for a long time).  The best part of this is that not only does it go pale enough for me, it lasts all day and doesn’t crease even though its full coverage.
  • Setting powder is the NYX HD Studio Finishing Powder in translucent.  This is great for setting my whole face and mattifying it further (can you figure I like the whole matte look?).  Just an overall great powder and super affordable.

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Now onto eyebrows which is a sensitive subject to me as I’m a natural ginger – meaning that my eyebrows are pretty much non-existent.  I remove most of my eyebrow hair myself (all the tails) as that’s my personal preference and draw them on every day.  Now I’ve been a firm believer that Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow was the best thing in the world till I got these little pots – They’re EXACTLY the same.  Freedom Eyebrow Pomade in the shades Auburn and Caramel Brown (I’ve been using both together) have replaced ABH!

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As I’m a sickly shade of pale white, I struggle to find shades that suit me for both contouring and bronzing.  This NYX blush in the shade Taupe is the perfect contour shade for me as it has a slightly grey undertone which compliments my pale skin.

My favorite eyeliner is the benefit bad gal liner in black (waterproof) and it has been for YEARS.  I think I’ve had this one for about 2 years already and as you can see it’s only about half way gone.  It’s a super deep black, doesn’t run on the waterline and lasts all day.

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Another couple of NYX products here are my two lip products that I’m just loving at the moment.  The first is a lipliner in the shade Nude Suede Shoes, it’s a super long-lasting lipliner which just glides on like cream.  It’s my perfect my lips but better shade and I love to wear it both on its own and with a lipstick or gloss on top.  The NYX Lip Lingerie in Embellishment has to make this list as my favorite liquid lipstick for the fall season, it’s got a grey undertone but is still pink enough not to wash you out.  The formula isn’t my favorite (that goes to Jeffree Star Cosmetic) as it doesn’t completely dry down flat but it doesn’t make you feel like your lips are going to crack off – let’s be honest nobody needs that in the winter!

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My final product of this series in my favorite palette.  This is the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette, there are no words to describe how beautiful this palette is but it’s a perfect pinky palette with a few other warm colours.  I’ve already hit pan on one of the shades which luckily you can buy individual – thank goodness!  I would recommend this palette to anyone who is looking for a high-end makeup palette due to both the pigmentation and the perfect shades in it.

That it guys, I hope you enjoyed all these products that I love so dearly.  What are your favorite products? Do we share any favorites?

Also.. Cat picture time!

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Love

Rhia xo

 

I’m BACK! // A Few Makeup Looks!

Hi Guys!!

I’m BACK! I’ve taken a short break from this blog to have a bit of breathing space to myself, but I’m feeling on top of the world now and I’m planning on setting a proper schedule for blogging, I plan on blogging every Saturday and Tuesday and will be making sure that I’ve got lots of stuff lined up for you in the future 🙂

I’ve not been wearing as much makeup recently as I’ve been trying to give my skin a bit of a break.  I’ve been off work this week with a bad back so I’ve not been able to sit upright at my desk so I have a selection of looks from the last couple of weeks for you.

One exciting new product that i’m REALLY excited about doing a review for you for is the Anastasia Beverly Hill Dipbrow (in the shade auburn) along with the number 7 brush, (another in the series of cult beauty products) which I will be writing tomorrow.

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Below is a selection of looks that I’ve done the past few weeks 😀

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And now for the obligatory cat pictures! (Thank you to my darling husband for these photos!)

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Makeup of the day // Review // ABH Liquid Lips and Lancome Artliner

Hi Guys!

Todays post is a bit of a MOTD and a bit of a review.  I’ve recently gotten the Anastasia Beverly Hills liquid lipstick in Craft (which is just amazing!) and rediscovered an old eyeliner that I forgot I had brought a while ago now.  This means i’ll be doing a mini review on the new products in todays MOTD.

This look was for a meal out with the family to celebrate my Grandads birthday 🙂

  
As I did such a bold lip I decided to pair it with a simple eye look (well simple for me) and this was the perfect chance to play with my new gel liner which is Artliner by Lancome.  I had the miniture pot of this a while ago from my momma and must have brought a full sized one before moving into my flat, so as I was doing a bit of clearing through my cupboards this weekend I found a full sized, brand new sealed one!  It comes in a pit and needs to be applied with an angled eyeliner brush.  The formulation is very creamy and a lot nicer to use compared to some other ones I have used (for example the maybelline gel liner).

  

  • Foundation – Estee Lauder Double Wear
  • Primer – L’Oreal Infallible Matte Primer
  • Concealer – Mac Pro Longwear Concealer
  • Powder – Mac Prep and Prime translucent setting powder
  • Brows – Benefit Browzings
  • Eyeshadows – Urban Decay Naked 2 and Mac Pigment in Museum Bronze
  • Eyeliner – Lancome Artliner in black, Natural Collection white eyeliner
  • Highlighter  – Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Moonstone
  • Mascara – Benefit They’re Real
  • Blush – Benefit Rockature
  • Bronzer – Benefit Hoola
  • Lipstick – Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in Craft
  • Lashes – Red Cherry WSP

Tools – NARS Ita, Real Techniques Brushes and Beauty Blender.

My hair was styled with the NuMe reverse curling wand, set for 10minutes then brushed out to create a smoother and more natural wave (then hairsprayed within an inch of its life!).

  
Hope you are all having a lovely weeked, I sure am as i’ve got a week off starting now. 🙂

Love

Rhia xo