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Tuesday, 29 November 2011

A Review: Sugarpill Pressed Eye Shadows

Hi everybody, I've been preparing for this review for quit sometime now. This is my first full review on Anything  EVER so please, If any thing isn't the way it should be feel free to let me know. I'll try my best here, Oh I'm So Excited. ^_^

OK, So I've seen so many looks, super amazing looks, on this makeup community website makeupbee.com -more on that in another post- and was impressed at how bright and colourful those looks were. I noticed that most of them were done using Sugarpill Pressed Eye Shadows so I decided to try them myself. I -on the first glance- ordered both of their palettes online (lucky for me they have free worldwide shipment ^_^)

Here are photos of the palettes:

Photo from Sugarpill
Photo from Sugarpill

and here are the swatches of all the colours in natural light:


So to make this easier to read I'll write the pros and cons as lists.

Pros:
  • Very pigmented vibrant colours.
  • Smooth in texture and blends easily.
  • Colours can be mixed to create more colours.
  • Colour on skin almost matches the colour in the pan -there is a slight difference.
  • Each pan holds 4 grams/ 0.14 oz of product which is A LOT - compared to MUFE's 0.08 oz and MAC's 0.05
  • Palettes are sturdy and keep the shadows well protected in place while traveling.
  • The price for the palette -4 shadows- is $34, which means 8.5 for each colour, consedering the amount you get and the quality, that is a very reasonable price.
Cons:
  • The white colour -Tako- needs to be applied more than once to get an opaque result.
  • Some colours have very strong dye that will lightly stain the skin, even after removing with a strong makeup remover.
Overall rating:


Packaging: 5 out of 5
Product: 4.8 out of 5
Price: 5 out of 5


Finally here are a couple of looks that I did using these brilliant shadows :

Look 1:
Using all the colours in both palettes, I present to you : Sugarpill Rainbow



Look 2:
Using only Tako, Poison Plum and Dollipop here is : Poisoned Tako


I hope you found this review to be honest and helpful, and if you have any questions regarding the reviewed products please don't hesitate to ask. See you all soon, xoxo 

Monday, 21 November 2011

How To Do a Smoky Eye Look

Hay there beautiful readers, I have been away for a long long time, and I've missed you all ^_^. I'm here today to represent to you a guest-post written by an amazing lady, my fellow blogger Aleya.
She writes the blog for a beauty school called Hair Design Institute among a bunch of other stuff- you can check that out at the last paragraph of the post.
So if you are interested please keep on reading, and if you have any questions, please write them as a comment and i'll be sure to e-mail them to Aleya, who will be more than happy to answer them. I'll talk to you all soon, xx
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Guest post:



The smokey eye look is stronger and more popular than ever. Depending on the colors you choose to work with you can create a soft look for daytime wear or a smoldering, sophisticated look for the evening. Either way, you can never go wrong with this technique- unless it’s done improperly. Here is an easy step by step on how to do a smokey eye look that will help you get it right every time.
  • As with any makeup application make sure that your eye area is clean before you start applying any makeup. While it’s true that you’re about to apply makeup to the area that is already covered you should also keep in mind that you want the colors to be true and you don’t want the area to look cakey because there’s too much product on it.
  • Smooth on some primer to your eye lids so that once you apply the eye shadows they look smooth and the natural wrinkles in your lids don’t show.
  • Use a pencil or liquid liner to line your eyes. If you line only the top lid you will get a less dramatic look than if you do the top and bottom lids. Make sure to use black liner so that you get a more electrifying look. However using grey, brown or a bold liner such as green or blue will give you a more playful look.
  • Once you have drawn in a beautiful straight line use a small eye shadow brush to smudge the liner on the upper lid a little.
  • Now it’s time to channel your inner artist and decide on your eye shadow color theme. You will need a light color as well as a dark one.
  • Use a medium sized brush to sweep the lighter color over your lids and up to your brow bone.
  • When you’re ready to start applying the darker color, it’s important to remember to start at your lash line and work your way up to the crease area. This blending technique will help you to create the smokey eye look effectively.
  • While you’re blending be sure to go over the liner that you had applied and blended previously. And be sure to blend here too.
  • Finally get your favorite mascara and coat your lashes twice with it.

Check your makeup in the mirror to make sure that your eyes look the same before you head out. You’ll be sure to look and feel more confident in your smokey eye look.

This post was written by Aleya who writes the blog for LI Beauty School which is a beauty school college and Hair Design Institute which is a hair and makeup school with locations throughout New York and Florida.

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Bratz Series: Sasha Inspired Look

Hi everyone, Sorry I haven't been around for a while, but I'm back now with the last look of my Bratz series: a Sasha Look. I wanted to do something special for this one, so it took me more than the first three looks combined to choose a doll for my inspiration. This is what I decided to finally do:

And here is my interpretation of it:


 A cat-eye cut-crease smoky look using a coral pink and some browns


This time I wore falsies instead of double or even triple winging my eyeliner


The cat-eye smokey is one of the hottest makeup looks this season, so you can wear this look for a night out or a party. These are some more shots of the same look:





I enjoyed coming up with this look for fall, it flattered my eye and face shapes. These colours look very nice on any skin tone, and you can also soften it by going easy on the dark brown and  rock it as a day look.

Thank you for joining me today, as always if you need more details on this look or any other look, please don't be shy. See you really soon, xoxo




  • Urban Decay's primer potion in *Sin* (Urban Decay)
  • INGLOT Eye Shadows in *D.S 488*, *AMC 63*, *AMC 53*, *D.S 464*, *AMC Shine 07* and *Matte 478* (INGLOT)
  • MAC Eye Shadow in *Dazzle Light* (MAC)
  • MAC Fluidline in *Blacktrack* (MAC)
  • MUFE Smoky lash Mascara in *Black* (Amazon)

Saturday, 24 September 2011

Bratz Series: Jade inspired Makeup

Hello beautiful readers, Guess what look I'll be posting today?? Well, I already told you in the title, Haha.
So today it's a Jade inspired look but, this time I've used a different kind of photo for my inspiration. I have used a drawn picture of Bratz to create the previous looks, this time it was an actual doll that gave my the idea for today's post. Here is today's inspiration source:

And here is my look:






and looking away from the camera ^_^ :


If you like the look, then please, keep on reading.

So basically what I did was, I started with a simple black smokey then used a glittery black on top of it. As a highlight and allover the bare area above the black, I applied a shimmery silvery white. Also, sweeping some matte black under the lower lashes seemed like a good idea so I did it. Finally I put on some false lashes and coated them with black mascara and that was about it.

I hope my description was easy enough for anyone to recreate it, if you have any thing to say or ask please do and I'll be sure to get back to you as soon as I can. Bye, xoxo






  • INGLOT Eye Shadow in *Matte 391* (Inglot)
  • MUFE Diamond Eye Shadow in *Diamond white* (Sephora)
  • MUFE Star Powder in *Black Gold* (Sephora)
  • Clinique high impact mascara in *Black* (Sephora)

Monday, 19 September 2011

Bratz Series: Cloe inspired Makeup

Hi everyone,,,, I'm here today with another Bratz look, this time inspired by Cloe.

Photo: free wallpaper at bratz.com

Here is the look from my perspective:



This is the look from another angle.




A light pink lid with a very dark brown cut-crease, and a warm reddish brown to blend the dark brown upwards.
As a highlight, I used sparkly skin-tone color and under the lower lashes I extended some of the warm reddish brown mixed with some black.
To finish the look, I drew a thick black liner and double winged it and added some black mascara. I forgot to mention in my first Bratz post that if you have an obviously-fake lash set then that would give you a doll like look, so go ahead and use it. ^_^ 

I hope you enjoyed reading this as much as I enjoyed putting it together, and I'll be coming back with another Bratz look soon, xoxo

  • INGLOT Eye Shadows in *D.S 488*, *Matte 362* and *AMC 53* (Inglot)
  • MAC Eye Shadows in *Folie*, *Carbon* and *yogurt* (MAC)
  • MAC Fluidline in *Blacktrack* (MAC)
  • MAC Haute and Naughty Mascara in black (MAC)
  • Lashes shown in the post all from NYX cosmetic (NYX)


Sunday, 11 September 2011

Bratz Series: Yasmin Lips

Hi everyone. as I mentioned last post, I'll do Bratz lips in a separate post. So here is the look I'm trying to recreate:


and this is the result:



so If you want to know how to approximately achieve this lip shape, then keep on reading.

Start with smooth lips. The trick to a "natural" looking Bratz lips is to take away from the lip area almost as much as you add. As you can see in the next photo -where The white line represents roughly where my natural Lip line was- I have outlined the center of my upper and lower lips and in-lined the sides then curved the line up at the corners. I used the darkest lipstick i want to wear for that.


Then with the same color I drew three triangles, two on my top lip starting from the corners of my mouth, and finishing at the center of my lips, and a bigger one on the bottom lip (marked with black)
Next I used the medium color lipstick to fill in the rest of my lip and blended as much as possible with the edges of the dark lip color.
Last thing I did for the lipstick was to use a very light lip color and highlight the center of each lip and blend very well.
 Finally I used a lip liner matching my skin tone and erased the parts of my lips which didn't have lipstick on. mainly the areas shown in the next photo (you can skip this step if you used any lip erasing products before you start)


and there you have it, Kinda wearable Bratz lips ^_^
If you have anything to say about today's post please comment below, and I'll talk to you soon, xoxo


  • Inglot Lipsticks in *15*, *10* and *34* (INGLOT)
  • MAC Lip Pencils in *Naked liner* and *Oak* (MAC)



Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Bratz Series: Yasmin inspired Makeup

Why Bratz? well, I like them. ^_^ So this is going to be a series of looks based on the Make up looks of different Bratz dolls. 
The eyes will be always dramatic but wearable. I'll do the lips in a separate post and they'll  be cartoon like, meaning unwearable, But hey, if you want to wear your lips like that feel free.

My look is based on this wallpaper that my daughter downloaded for free from the official Bratz website.
I cropped the photo to show only Yasmin's face.


And here is my inspiration/recreation of her make up


I tried to shape my eye brows like hers, I don't think I did a good job there, ha ha.
I also did a double winged eyeliner to kind of give the same Huge Lashes effect, but in a wearable way.


What do you think? Did I do a good job? Should I keep on with this series?
please tell me what your thoughts are about all of this. Thank you in advance, and I'll talk to you soon, xoxo



  • Inglot Eye Shadow in *pearl 440* (INGLOT)
  • Inglot Eye Shadow in *D.S 491* (INGLOT)
  • Urban Decay Book of Shadow "UD  NYC" Eye Shadow in * Psychedelic sister* (Urban Decay)
  • Inglot Eye Shadow in *AMC 63* (INGLOT)
  • MAC Eye Shadow in *Ricepaper* (MAC)
  • MAC Haute & Naughty Lash Mascara in *Black* (MAC)
  • Make Up For Ever Color Liner Eyeliner in black -Discontinued-

Saturday, 3 September 2011

MUFE's Tres Vichy By Me

Oh My God, I couldn't resist any more.
 When I first saw this look I thought it was so pretty and I've been waiting until I buy the Lashes with the bow detail to try recreating it. Yesterday I was going through some of last season's beauty magazines and I came across this article.
And all my resistance went down with a crash.
So I challenged myself to recreate this look without using any Make Up For Ever products, well except for their cake liner. Mainly because I don't have a cake liner in any other brand.

This was the finished result:



You might be wondering, whats happening under my lower lash line? well, the photo I tried to recreate isn't clear about what to do under the eyes so I improvised by smudging some greenish black, then I just went a little over the board and drew on some fake "lashes".
Also excuse my less than perfect eyeliner, I'll go tomorrow to Ikea and buy me a new mirror. ^_^

Hope you liked that and if you have any comments or thoughts please don't be shy, I'll talk to you all soon, xoxo











  • NYX Jumbo pencil in *Milk* (Amazon)
  • Barry M Dazzle Dust in *LIME 75* (Barry M)
  • INGLOT Eye Shadow in *Matte 362* (INGLOT)
  • INGLOT Eye Shadow in *AMC 58* (INGLOT)
  • INGLOT Eye Shadow in *D.S 488*  (INGLOT)
  • INGLOT Eye Shadow in *D.S 496* (INGLOT)
  • MAC Eye Shadow in *Plumage* (MAC
  • MUFE Cake Eyeliner in *no. 1* -can't find it anywhere online-
  • Clinique High Impact Mascara in *Black* (Clinique)

Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Colorful Tropical Fruits Makeup Look

Hi Everyone, so I've been busy these couple of days, but.. I didn't want to be too late on my next post. That's why I've decided to reduce the amount of blabbing in my future articles.
 This way, It becomes easier for me to post something new every other day. But if you ever like a look and would like to know how I'd done it then all you have to do is ask and I'll be more than happy to tell you. ^_^

So, without any further duo, here is today's look


Today I was going for a colorful sort of Arabic makeup look with very strong eyeliner and well blended eye shadow colors. When I was done it looked more like a tropical fruits platter.


Tip: The key to a clean pointed Gel eyeliner is actually Q-tips.
 I drew the top part of the liner starting with a thin line and building it up to the thickness of my liking, then made an angle at the inner corner and filled it in. Then I used a dry Q-tip and twirled it around itself while tracing the underline of the liner (I hope that made sense ^_^) to clean and sharpen the inner tip.


So as I said before, I'll keep the posts light by going straight away to used products. If you do or don't like this way then please let me know. Thanks in advance and see you real soon, xoxo














• Bourjois Ultra Black Volume Clubbing Mascara (ebay)
• MAC fluideline in *blacktrack* (MAC)
• MAC Eye Shadow in *Yogurt* (MAC)
• Inglot Eye Shadow in *AMC Shine 15* (INGLOT)
• Inglot Eye Shadow in *AMC Shine 35* (INGLOT)
• Inglot Eye Shadow in *D.S 494* (INGLOT)
• Inglot Eye Shadow in *AMC 65* (INGLOT)
• Inglot Eye Shadow in *AMC 58* (INGLOT)
• Inglot Eye Shadow in *AMC 50* (INGLOT)
• Inglot Eye Shadow in *AMC 51* (INGLOT)
• Inglot Eye Shadow in *AMC 60* (INGLOT) 

Friday, 26 August 2011

Katy Perry's Last Friday Inspired Makeup

I have a little confession to make..... I absolutely LOVE Nikkie, of NikkieTutorials on youtube. As I said before I'm a youtube Junkie ^_^ and Nikkie is a Huge source of inspiration for me.
I watched one of her videos today, and couldn't stop myself from grabbing my Shadows and Brushes and recreating the look she was doing. If you want to watch her video you can click here

This post will be based on that video but using different products. Here is my version of that look:





So if you Like it please keep reading

As usual, I primed my upper and lower eyelids to make to colors pop. I then applied a Light turquoise blue to my lids and blended it up a little, followed by a bright purple just at the crease area also blending it up a little over the crease.
 Next I used a bright pink to the area right above the crease and extended it upwards, and I added some darker purple to the crease just to intensify the color a bit. Using a Light gold eye shadow, I highlighted my brow bone blended it well with the pink underneath.

For the lower lids. I'll I did was mix a dark blue with a shimmery royal blue and sweep it all the way in to the inner corner, and also extend it as a wing at the outer corner. Finally I lined my waterline with a very light pink pencil and added a couple of coats of mascara and that was it.

I really wish you try it out, because its an easy and fun look and you can try to experiment with different combination of colors and see what colors suit you best. Until next time, Take care. xoxo







  • Urban Decay Primer Potion (Urban Decay)
  • MAC Eye Shadow in *Steamy* (MAC)
  • INGLOT Eye Shadow in *D.S 491* (INGLOT)
  • INGLOT Eye Shadow in *Matte 362* (INGLOT)
  • MAC Eye Shadow in *Prussian* (discontinued)
  • INGLOT Eye Shadow in *Pearl 426* (INGLOT)
  • MAC Eye Shadow in *Dazzlelight* (MAC)
  • Bourjois Ultra Black Volume Clubbing Mascara (ebay)

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Aqua Liners, A mini review and a look.

First things first, Sorry it has been such a long time since my last post, but I was extremely busy this past week so I apologize for that.
Today I'll be reviewing a product that was out awhile ago, but I didn't feel it was worth buying right away. You see: Its an eyeliner, Its not a miracle product or something that no other company had approached before. I really wasn't convinced that I should spend a lot of my budget on these eyeliners. But, I figured: Why be so stubborn try it out then see if I like it or not.

Here is my mini review of the Aqua Liner by Make Up For Ever

I bought one eyeliner, the No. 5 "Diamond Turquoise Blue". Not because I didn't Like the rest of the colors but because I did't need them at the time. And I'll absolutely go back for more.

The packaging was great, It had the top of the black lid colored in the shade of the product which makes it storage-friendly. The applicator is actually usable and can be very precise if needed.


One thing I wish was different is the number of matte finished eyeliners in the range. They did 7 diamond, 6 iridescent and only 2 matte finishes (brown and black) and I would've loved to have a matte red or purple eyeliner.

Overall view:

packaging:   5 out of 5
value for price:   4.5 out of 5
product:   5 out of 5

Here is the look that persuaded me to buy this particular color (Photo from supercawaii.com)


And this is my recreation of it....


The eye shadow is pretty simple, a shadow similar to your skin tone on the lid up to the crease. then a darker eye shadow at the crease and blended up a little. Finish the shadows with a light shimmery color on the brow bone.
Next, draw the shape and thickness and wing to your liking using the blue colored liner.Very finely underline the blue eyeliner using a black eyeliner.  Add mascara and line your waterline and you're done.

I'll be sure to post more regularly from now on, so keep in touch and I'll see you soon. xoxo






  • Urban Decay Naked palette.(Urban Decay)
  • MUFE Aqya Liner in *#5* (Sephora)
  • MAC Fluidline Gel Liner in *Blacktrack* (MAC)
  • MUFE Smoky Lash Mascara. (Amazon)