I mentioned in my previous post how I’m really trying to work on ‘skin’ and making flawless glowy skin the focus. And this is what I’ve achieved so far. Flawless? yes! Glowy? Um not so much.
I’m still trying to find the products that work best for my skin in regards to getting that ‘glow’. Having very oily skin is making this difficult as I feel after a few hours I look like I’ve placed my face in a bucket of oil (obviously that maybe a slight exaggeration, but still).

Products for this look are, Sleek’s bare skin foundation, Nars stick concealer (to highlight), a mix of Ben Nye topaz and banana poweder, Inglot lose powder in 19 (for contour. However according to the sales person at IMATS they don’t do any more.), Sleek crochet blush (from the Lace blush by 3) and on the lips NYX lipliner in chestnut with yash and touch by mac on top.

@3 weeks ago with 5 notes
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Anonymous said: which sleek products would you say compliment brown skin tones really well?

Well Sleek as a company was started for deeper/browner skintones so all of their products will more or less be suited.

My favourites from Sleek are:

The blushes (particularly blush by 3, as you get more product for your money, rose gold as it works as a lovely highlighter/shimmer and pixie pink as its hard to find a baby pink blush that doesn’t come out as ashy on black skin, pixie pink is just right).

The eyeshadow palettes (my top three iare garden of eden, oh so special and snapshots).

Finally their eyebrow pencil.

I hope that helps! :)

@1 month ago
I know it has been awhile I’ve had exams and a hell of a lot of work.
As a gift to myself for finishing exams I got some new lippes (left to right): kelly yum yum, dogy girl, heroine and pink nouveau. 
Kelly yum yum just like candy yum yum does stain slightly so be sure to use a lip primer before hand.
By now I’m sure you know how much I love my bright pinks and purples so I have been debating about purchasing heroine and pink nouveau for sometime now. Im so pleased that I finally got them.

I know it has been awhile I’ve had exams and a hell of a lot of work.

As a gift to myself for finishing exams I got some new lippes (left to right): kelly yum yum, dogy girl, heroine and pink nouveau. 

Kelly yum yum just like candy yum yum does stain slightly so be sure to use a lip primer before hand.

By now I’m sure you know how much I love my bright pinks and purples so I have been debating about purchasing heroine and pink nouveau for sometime now. Im so pleased that I finally got them.

@1 month ago with 120 notes
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MUA (found at Superdrugs and online ) velvet lip lacquers £3 each (unfortunately I was not able to get all the colours so I have 4/5).  

From left to right: Criminal, Reckless, Kooky and Atomic. Top swatches are with flash bottom are without flash. 

They dry completely matte! Once they are on they are on! For £3 I really don’t think you can go wrong at all, I love the colours I love the texture and I love the price! Certainly a winner in my eyes.

@3 months ago with 3 notes
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cocacolatitties said: Your lips are absolutely perfect! God I wish I had your lips. 😍😍

Ha thank you!! Go grab a lip liner and some concealer, have any shape lips you like !

@3 months ago with 1 note
#cocacolatitties #ask 

I am ready for spring and spring colours!! I finally gave in and purchased candy yum-yum lipstick. I don’t regret it one bit!

On the eyes is Sleeks oh so special palette with Maybeline 24hr tattoo in pink gold on the centre with Shu Uemura glitter shadow to top it off (you know I love me some glitter). Lashes sultry lashes from Primark.

Blusher is also Sleek,  pink parfait and pink ice. 

I’m wearing Sleeks new CC cream (in medium) instead of foundation. So far I really like it. It has a matte finish and it has a very very good coverage for a CC cream, I was still able to cream contour and highlight without any problems. I don’t think the amount you get is worth the price you pay, you only get 25ml (0.84 floz) for £8.99.  But it is beautiful on the skin, and it wears very well throughout the day. It’s certainly worth a look if you are looking for a CC cream.

I hope you are all having a wonderful day!

Ps:I’m in the process of trying to grow out my eyebrows, do any of you have any tips ? 

@4 months ago with 3 notes
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As I have always maintained you cannot go wrong with gold and brown shadow! These are from the vice2 Urban decay (I’m not bored with it yet!)

Pink plaid and Snob by Mac with Prom queen lipgloss by collection 2000. I am wearing this colour combo left right and centre I love it.

My best friend was very kind and got me Drawing show brush liner by Etude house (a Korean brand) and I will say with no hesitation it is the best liquid liner I have ever owned, the brush is perfect and tiny. It doesn’t release excess product like other brush liners. And it’s actually black-black not a grey black or blue black !!! If you can get your hands on this I say get it, get two even! If you’re looking for hassle free liner this is the product I swear to you.

On my cheeks I have pink Mint by sleek with a little bit of pixie pink also by sleek because I felt pink mint was a bit too shimmery for what I was going with.

@5 months ago with 9 notes
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beautybabiesandblogs said: Love love love your blog!!

Thank you so much, it’s much appreciated :D

Ps: You’re giving me eyebrow envy. 

@5 months ago with 1 note
#beautybabiesandblogs #ASK 
This was my makeup for IMATS London day 1. 

I’ve been really drawn to coloured eyeliner as of late. I just see it as an eady way to add a pop of colour to a look. Not that you can really tell but my top eyeliner is navy not black. Black liner is just not doing it for me. 
The bottom eyeliner is from KIKO its their skinny khol liner. They are lovely to use and the colour payoff is wonderful but they NEED to be set with a eyeshadow or they will just fade away, which is a shame really. If they had more staying power I would recommend them.

I’ve been working on the whole ‘skin’ makeup. Not so much for me (by now I’m sure you’ve all figured I love a matte face) but for my prom makeups. So far they’ve all asked for glowy skin with natural eyes.  I’ll get there in the end. But  Revolon liquid highliters/shimmers have been a huge help! They are great mixed in with foundation. 

Lips stick is MUA unfortunately I don’t know the colour because it has rubbed off. Blush as per usual is a Sleek one in the pink blush by 3 set.

This was my makeup for IMATS London day 1.

I’ve been really drawn to coloured eyeliner as of late. I just see it as an eady way to add a pop of colour to a look. Not that you can really tell but my top eyeliner is navy not black. Black liner is just not doing it for me.
The bottom eyeliner is from KIKO its their skinny khol liner. They are lovely to use and the colour payoff is wonderful but they NEED to be set with a eyeshadow or they will just fade away, which is a shame really. If they had more staying power I would recommend them.

I’ve been working on the whole ‘skin’ makeup. Not so much for me (by now I’m sure you’ve all figured I love a matte face) but for my prom makeups. So far they’ve all asked for glowy skin with natural eyes. I’ll get there in the end. But Revolon liquid highliters/shimmers have been a huge help! They are great mixed in with foundation.

Lips stick is MUA unfortunately I don’t know the colour because it has rubbed off. Blush as per usual is a Sleek one in the pink blush by 3 set.

@1 month ago with 3 notes
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bevtut said: Aww I love your makeup looks are you from England?

Thank you ! Yes I am indeed :)

@1 month ago
#bevtut #ask 
On my lips I have Criminal velvet lip lacquer by MUA (you can check this post for swatches of the other colours) topped with Barry M’s Gelly Hi Shine lips in electra. This combo is very very similar to Candy yum yum by Mac but a lot kinder to your bank account!
I will say I did not really like how the Hi shine wore, I found it got a little clumpy, but that could be due to the fact I had it on over the velvet lip lacquer. I will still rock the combo, because it came out so lovely, until I find an alternative it will have to do. 
Eyeliner is  Gosh intense eye liner pen in  06 blue. Which has become my new go to liner, I have found I’ve become bored with the traditional black liner especially coming into the warmer months. I think I’m going to experiment more with coloured liner as the months go by. Eyeshadows are mainly from the Urban Decay Ammo 2 Palette (which I will swatch along with the Electric palette) And then a matte brown shadow for above my crease.  Blush is a tiny tiny bit of Sleek Flamingo. 

On my lips I have Criminal velvet lip lacquer by MUA (you can check this post for swatches of the other colours) topped with Barry M’s Gelly Hi Shine lips in electra. This combo is very very similar to Candy yum yum by Mac but a lot kinder to your bank account!

I will say I did not really like how the Hi shine wore, I found it got a little clumpy, but that could be due to the fact I had it on over the velvet lip lacquer. I will still rock the combo, because it came out so lovely, until I find an alternative it will have to do. 

Eyeliner is  Gosh intense eye liner pen in  06 blue. Which has become my new go to liner, I have found I’ve become bored with the traditional black liner especially coming into the warmer months. I think I’m going to experiment more with coloured liner as the months go by. Eyeshadows are mainly from the Urban Decay Ammo 2 Palette (which I will swatch along with the Electric palette) And then a matte brown shadow for above my crease.  Blush is a tiny tiny bit of Sleek Flamingo. 

@2 months ago with 3 notes
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My highlight (done a few shades lighter than normal so the camera can pick it up) and contour and blusher placement:

- I usually do my highlight under my foundation, truth be told it’s because I’m lazy and don’t like blending. Unless I’m going out for a special occasion. For my highlight I use a yaby concealer or a star gazer one from their palette.

- Then I do my contour, sometimes I’ll use my kilo foundation stick for a base and then my inglot loose powder, usually I’ll just go in with my inglot loose powder. Remember your contour is for shadow NOT for warmth.

- Then I’ll add my highlight setting powder either banana powder or my ELF HD powder.

- After I add my blush, that I blend down into my contour.

- Then I’ll go over my whole face lightly with my mac studio fix powder foundation.

That’s all there is too it!

@3 months ago with 8 notes
#makeup for woc #woc #makeup #tutorial #pictorial #instructions 
This is a post about making the most of your products!
I believe products are multifunctional and should be used as such. Do not shy away from using your products and brushes for more then what they are ‘meant’ to be used for.
In this picture I am wearing cream blusher and eyeshadow as lipstick. I didn’t have the lip colour that I wanted so I made it! I used a flat eye shadow brush to apply it all. 
Remember you spend X amount of money on your makeup it’s only right that you get the absolute most you can get out of it! Also it gives you a chance to experiment and become creative with your makeup, it allows you the chance to think out side of the box! 
I urge you to have a look at your makeup collection and change the way you look at it! Change the way you apporach it. 
And in other news I have started a instagram for this blog so there should be mini videos/tutorials/live swatches floating around soon when I finally get the time to do some.

This is a post about making the most of your products!

I believe products are multifunctional and should be used as such. Do not shy away from using your products and brushes for more then what they are ‘meant’ to be used for.

In this picture I am wearing cream blusher and eyeshadow as lipstick. I didn’t have the lip colour that I wanted so I made it! I used a flat eye shadow brush to apply it all.

Remember you spend X amount of money on your makeup it’s only right that you get the absolute most you can get out of it! Also it gives you a chance to experiment and become creative with your makeup, it allows you the chance to think out side of the box!

I urge you to have a look at your makeup collection and change the way you look at it! Change the way you apporach it.

And in other news I have started a instagram for this blog so there should be mini videos/tutorials/live swatches floating around soon when I finally get the time to do some.

@3 months ago with 53 notes
#woc makeup #tips #makeup for woc #makeup #lipstick #diy #diy cosmetics #fotd #motd #woc #sengalese twists #natural hair 

dreaminalong said: Yaaaay I love finding black people who do beautiful makeup! So excited, lol sorry if that was random.

It completely fine :) Thank you!

@4 months ago
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welcome-to-the-salty-spittoon said: You're so pretty! Do you have any makeup tips for beginners?

Thank you so much!

Tip 1: brushes! A good set of brushes. I’m not saying you have to go and spend an arm and a leg on brushes that’s not the case. What you will find is that a lot of brand have the same manufacturer for their brushes and they just change the packaging and the logo. So you can buy the same brushes from another company for half the price! When I get onto my laptop I will post the link to all the brushes that I use.

Tip 2: practice and learn. Practice on your face, on your friends faces, on your families faces even on face charts. Whilst you’re practicing you’ll be learning. Also some makeup brands (at their shop or counter in a department store) do workshops/master classes completely free of charge. Go to as many as possible. To find out about them I have an email address that I use to sing up to makeup companies newsletter so it doesn’t get in the way of my normal emails.

Tip 3: ALWAYS remember what works for someone else might not work for you! And that that people who work in a makeup shop or on a makeup counter can get it wrong their word isn’t always truth. Don’t get something if you feel uncomfortable with it!!! I can’t stress that enough I learned the hard way - walking around with a foundation that made me look orange (it was vile)

Tip 4: be aware of your skin! If your skin starts doing something it doesn’t normally do stop! Get a different foundation or primer or whatever it is that is making your skin act up.

I hope that helps :)

@5 months ago with 10 notes
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