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Drugstore Luscious Red Lips – How To (Maybelline ColourSensational)

6 Jul

Hey guys!

So I was having a little rummage through my (very large) make up bag earlier and found these two amazingly wonderful lip products – Maybelline COLORsensational lipstick and lip liners in 547 ‘Pleasure Me Red’ (even the name is hot, am I right or am I right?!)

I’ve used these babys together on many a night out and they’ve done me well so I just thought I’d them with you. As they’re Maybelline, you know they’re going to be good but affordable. Both have a really strong, long lasting deep red pigment, and give whoever wears it out the absolute WOW factor!! The packaging for the lipstick is also really attractive, deep see through red top over a silver bottom. I’ve attatched a picture so you can see. Keep these guys in your handbag and go from work to party in a flash!!

Anyway, here’s how to get long lasting, luscious red lips for that big night out. (takes two seconds!) Also just if you’re wondering, the images are different colours just because the sun started shining in the last one (I took them in my bathroom, haha!).

Before you begin, if you have dry or chapped lips I would recommend you use your toothbrush to buff away the little bits of skin, just so you have a smooth canvas to paint on. It makes it a lot more comfortable for you and looks much more appealing. Obviously. I’ve had a cold so that’s my excuse for having dryness around my mouth, sozzles!

After you’ve done that, line the edges of your lips very lightly at first with the lip liner. Build it up as much as you like, it doesn’t really matter anyway! This makes your lips appear much fuller, which is always a good thing (so long as you don’t go overboard…). Take it slow if you’re a beginner, you don’t want to end up looking like a clown haha! Slow and steady wins the race, right? Right.

Then just fill in the rest of your lips with the lipstick, and you’re done! POW! WOW! Look at those smackers!! Don’t you just feel fabulous? Add a slick of gloss if you want a little more glamour.

Giz a smile garjuz 😉

Hope you enjoyed!

Rachel x


Simple Brown/Gold Smoky Eye (Day Wear) How To

4 Jul

Hi guys! This is my very first ever make up tutorial. I’ve always wanted to get into doing this but never really had the time (or the guts!). Sorry about the bad lighting,  I’ll improve on this for next time!

So this is a more casual day wear look (or, if you want a more subtle look, it can be used for night time too, just swipe on a line of black eyeliner on the top- magic!) and can be used for most occasions. It’s really simple and easy to do, and looks great on everyone!

The first thing I did was I applied a cream coloured powder base to my eye, to make it easier to blend the colours later on. You can use any cream coloured eyeshadow, or one of MACs paint pots if you’d prefer. Just need a base to make the colours stick longer.

Then I applied a lovely iridescent gold eyeshadow ( I used Woodwinked from MAC) any will do. I used an eyeshadow brush to tap on this beautiful colour to the eyelid.

I then started to blend out the colour with a blending brush. Just use the ‘windshield wiper’ motion (pretty self explanatory?!) along your crease, and you’ll be on the right track!

After that I just dabbed on a bit of a darker coloured matte brown colour (Maybelline Eyestudio Mono in 750 Chocolate Chic) into the corners of the eye, just to give it some dimension. Blend this lightly into your crease too.

Give it a few (thousand, in my case) paints of mascara and voilá! A really easy smoky eye.
These colours work especially well on green eyes, and also brown. Hope you enjoyed!

Rachel x

Browns/Golds really make green eyes pop!