Plums and purples

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Here’s the make-up I wore with this outfit. I decided to go with plums and purples for this make-up look to match the lilac top.

(Base: primers – e.l.f. Blemish Control Face Primer + L’Oréal Lumi Magique Pure Light primer, foundation – Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless foundation (shade: 110 Porcelain), concealers – MAC Pro Longwear concealer (shade: NC20) + Maybelline Fit Me concealer (shade: 15), powders – Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit Light to Medium (shades: Banana + Vanilla) + Rimmel Stay Matte Long Lasting Pressed powder (shade: 001 Transparent). Face make-up: contour/bronzer – Benefit Hoola bronzer, blusher – MAC Mineralize blush in Modest Blush, highlighter – NYX Strobe Of Genius illuminating palette (shade: 3). Eye make-up: base – MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly, eye shadows – Jeffree Star Beauty Killer eye shadow palette (shades: China White + Princess) + MAC Keepsakes Plum Eyes eye shadow palette (shades: Subtly Elegant + Plum Grand) + MAC Nylon eye shadow, mascara – L’Oréal False Lash Superstar Red Carpet Black mascara in Flashlight Black, eyeliner – MUA Intense Colour eyeliner in Snow White. Eyebrows – e.l.f. Clear Brow & Lash Mascara. Lips: Essence Invisible Kiss transparent lipliner in 01 Multitalent Wonder + MAC Evening Rendezvous lipstick)

Very nude lips

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Here’s the make-up I wore with this outfit. As you can see, I wore a very nude lip, which I almost never do. It’s still not my favourite look, but I did get a compliment on my lipstick that day, so it can’t be that bad.

(Base: primers – e.l.f. Blemish Control Face Primer + Wet n Wild CoverAll primer, foundation – Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless foundation (shade: 110 Porcelain), concealers – MAC Pro Longwear concealer (shade: NC20) + Maybelline Fit Me concealer (shade: 15), powders – Wet n Wild MegaGlo contouring palette in Dulce De Leche (highlight shade) + Rimmel Stay Matte Long Lasting Pressed powder (shade: 001 Transparent). Face make-up: contour/bronzer – Benefit Hoola bronzer, blusher – Essence Satin Touch blush in 20 Satin Love, highlighter – Jeffree Star Skin Frost in Eclipse. Eye make-up: base – MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly, eye shadows – Jeffree Star Beauty Killer eye shadow palette (shades: China White + Courtney) + Sleek Storm eye shadow palette (shade: Snow Storm) + MUA Poptastic eye shadow palette (shade: Jazz Jade) + MAC Nylon eye shadow, mascara – L’Oréal False Lash Superstar Red Carpet Black mascara in Flashlight Black, eyeliner – Sephora Long lasting kohl pencil in 07 Infinite beige. Eyebrows – e.l.f. Clear Brow & Lash Mascara. Lips: NYX Slim lip pencil in Nude Truffle + Essence lipliner in 11 In the Nude + MAC Dahhlinggg! lipstick)

Blinding cheeks and perfect lips

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Here’s the make-up I wore with this outfit. Jeffree Star and Manny MUA did such a great job on their collaboration collection. As you can see, the highlighter is absolutely blinding and the lipstick in the shade I’m Shook is so gorgeous.

(Base: primers – Benefit the POREfessional face primer + L’Oréal Lumi Magique Pure Light primer, foundation – Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless foundation (shade: 110 Porcelain), concealers – MAC Pro Longwear concealer (shade: NC20) + Maybelline Fit Me concealer (shade: 15), powders – Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit Light to Medium (shades: Banana + Vanilla) + Rimmel Stay Matte Long Lasting Pressed powder (shade: 001 Transparent). Face make-up: contour/bronzer – NYX Highlight & Contour Pro Palette (shade: Sculpt) + Benefit Hoola bronzer, blusher – MAC Nutcracker Sweet Peach Face Compact Extra Dimension blush in At Dusk, highlighter – Jeffree Star Skin Frost in Eclipse. Eye make-up: base – MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly, eye shadows – Stila In the Light eye shadow palette (shades: Bare + Bliss) + Sleek Storm eye shadow palette (shade: Perfect Storm) + MAC Nylon eye shadow, mascara – L’Oréal False Lash Superstar Red Carpet Black mascara in Flashlight Black, eyeliner – Sephora Long lasting kohl pencil in 07 Infinite beige. Eyebrows – e.l.f. Clear Brow & Lash Mascara. Lips: Jeffree Star Velour liquid lipstick in I’m Shook)

Unusual colour combination

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Here’s the make-up I wore with this outfit. Bronze and mint is probably an unusual colour combination, but that’s why I like it. One of the great things about make-up is that it easily comes off again, so why not experiment with different colours, finishes, and so on.

(Base: primers – Benefit the POREfessional face primer + Wet n Wild CoverAll primer, foundation – L’Oréal Nude Magique Cushion dewy glow foundation (shade: 01 Porcelain), concealers – MAC Pro Longwear concealer (shade: NC20) + Maybelline Fit Me concealer (shade: 15), powders – Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit Light to Medium (shades: Banana + Vanilla) + Rimmel Stay Matte Long Lasting Pressed powder (shade: 001 Transparent). Face make-up: contour/bronzer – NYX Highlight & Contour Pro Palette (shade: Sculpt) + Benefit Hoola bronzer, blusher – Essence Satin Touch blush in 20 Satin Love, highlighter – MAC Nutcracker Sweet Peach Face Compact Extra Dimension skinfinish in Tutu. Eye make-up: base – MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly, eye shadows – Urban Decay Naked 2 eyeshadow palette (shade: Foxy) + the Balm Nude’tude eye shadow palette (shade: Sultry + Seductive + Sleek) + MAC Nylon eye shadow, mascara – L’Oréal False Lash Superstar Red Carpet Black mascara in Flashlight Black, eyeliner – Sephora Long lasting kohl pencil in 07 Infinite beige. Eyebrows – e.l.f. Clear Brow & Lash Mascara. Lips: Essence Invisible Kiss transparent lipliner in 01 Multitalent Wonder + MAC Night Mint lipstick)

Colourful party make-up

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Here’s the make-up I wore with this outfit. The Jeffree Star Beauty Killer eye shadow palette was made for this glittery top, so I created this very colourful make-up look.

(Base: primers – Benefit the POREfessional face primer + Wet n Wild CoverAll primer, foundation – Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless foundation (shade: 110 Porcelain), concealers – MAC Pro Longwear concealer (shade: NC20) + Maybelline Fit Me concealer (shade: 15), powders – Wet n Wild MegaGlo contouring palette in Dulce De Leche (highlight shade) + Rimmel Stay Matte Long Lasting Pressed powder (shade: 001 Transparent).  Face make-up: contour/bronzer – NYX Highlight & Contour Pro Palette (shade: Sculpt) + Benefit Hoola bronzer, blusher – MAC Nutcracker Sweet Magic Dust powder in Yum Yum Yum, highlighter – Jeffree Star Skin Frost in Ice Cold. Eye make-up: base – MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly, eye shadows – Jeffree Star Beauty Killer eye shadow palette (shades: China White + Courtney + Star Power + Rich Bitch + Expensive) + MAC Nylon eye shadow, mascara – L’Oréal False Lash Superstar Red Carpet Black mascara in Flashlight Black, eyeliners – Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner 24H in 01 Black (tightline) + Gosh Velvet Touch eyeliner in 001 Blue Moon. Eyebrows – Benefit Gimme Brow volumizing brow gel in 03 Medium + Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel. Lips: Jeffree Star Velour liquid lipstick in Dreamhouse)

Brown monochrome

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Here’s the make-up I wore with this outfit. I had considered wearing a green lipstick with this outfit, but instead I decided to tone down my make-up and went for a brown monochrome look, and I love how it turned out.

(Base: primers – Benefit the POREfessional face primer + Wet n Wild CoverAll primer, foundation – Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless foundation (shade: 110 Porcelain), concealers – MAC Pro Longwear concealer (shade: NC20) + Maybelline Fit Me concealer (shade: 15), powders – Wet n Wild MegaGlo contouring palette in Dulce De Leche (highlight shade) + Rimmel Stay Matte Long Lasting Pressed powder (shade: 001 Transparent).  Face make-up: contour/bronzer – Wet n Wild MegaGlo contouring palette in Dulce De Leche (contour shade), blusher – Max Factor Creme Puff Blush in 10 Nude Mauve, highlighter – MAC Nutcracker Sweet Peach Face Compact Extra Dimension skinfinish in Tutu. Eye make-up: base – MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Groundwork, eye shadows – the Balm Nude’tude eye shadow palette (shade: Sultry) + MAC Nylon eye shadow, mascara – L’Oréal False Lash Superstar Red Carpet Black mascara in Flashlight Black, eyeliner – Sephora Long lasting kohl pencil in 07 Infinite beige. Eyebrows – e.l.f. Clear Brow & Lash Mascara. Lips: NYX Slim lip pencil in Nude Truffle + MAC Cold Hard Cash lipstick)

First impressions: L’Oréal False Lash Superstar Red Carpet Black

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Last month I hauled some drugstore products including the L’Oréal False Lash Superstar Red Carpet Black mascara. I’ve been testing it, and here are my first impressions.

Step 1 + step 2

It’s a double-ended mascara with two steps. First, I applied step 1, which is a primer. It’s a white product, but it turns almost clear. It made my lashes look long and curled. After it had dried, I applied step 2; a regular black mascara. The mascara that got on to my eyelids during application was fairly easy to remove without ruining my eye shadow. The mascara looked nice, but I don’t think it was anything special. It transferred a bit to the top of my eyelids during the day, which seems to be a general problem for me (only few mascaras don’t transfer on me, e.g. my favourite Maybelline The Falsies). It held the curled very nicely (the primer might have something to do with that), and it was easy to remove with regular eye make-up remover. To be completely honest, I’m not the biggest fan of the mascara. I’ve tried ones that are much better.