Monday, September 18, 2017

Morphe 350 palette review!

Happy Monday everyone! Last week I showed you the Morphe palette that my mom got me for my birthday.
I got another Morphe palette since then. This one is a true bestseller, it's the Morphe "350" palette. The palette holds dark colours as well as brighter colours (such as orange, tan, red and copper colours).


This is what the palette looks like. Below you can see a couple of swatches. The pigmentation and texture of these eyeshadows are rather nice. I only get a bit of fall out when using the shimmery eyeshadows, but that's rather normal.

 

The eyelook that I made was a very bright one. I used a lot of the tan and copper colours from the palette, and a few browns to darken this look up.
I'm very excited to also try a look with some of the darker colours in the palette. Smokey eyes, anybody?
 
 

Thanks for reading!
Have a nice Monday!

Monday, September 11, 2017

Morphe 35E palette

Goodmorning everybody.
One of the biggest - or, just the biggest - surprise for my birthday came from my mom this year. For me birthday she got me (amongst other things), a Morphe palette.
I wasn't aware that my mom knew about my Morphe obsession and I can't believe she got her hands on it.
She got me the 35E palette and with this, I'll be introducing Morphe onto my blog today. You ready?


The palette that she got me is the 35E palette. This palette is a combination of some very bright eyeshadow colours and some more neutral tones.
I swatched a couple of the eyeshadows in the palette - both light and dark ones - and I have to say that the colours didn't disappoint.
Look at how they pop! I will be doing a couple of tutorials on a couple different looks soon, so you can see how this palette is in use!

I'm very happy to have a Morphe palette (I have been a big fan for the last year). What do you think?




Saturday, September 9, 2017

NYX "Take over control" eyeshadow quad review

Goodmorning and welcome to yet another make-up review! Today I'm reviewing the NYX "Take over control" eyeshadow quad.
I have written about this in a haul earlier and tried it out for the first time this morning. I love quads like this - there are just enough colours to make a few different looks and it's easy for an everyday make-up look.


The swatches were also in my previous post and there I mentioned that I was quite surprised by the pigmentation. Both the light and dark colours are well pigmented. This isn't always the case: often in palettes, either the lighter or darker colours will lack pigmentation. This one doesn't!


Here's the look that I made using this palette. I decided to keep it on the neutral side since I didn't know how the application would go. Turns out the application is a-okay!


I hope you enjoyed this post. Keep your eyes open for my next posts, I have a couple of exciting ones coming up! 
Thanks a lot for reading, I'll see you soon!




Wednesday, September 6, 2017

NYX eyeshadow quads - part 1

Hi guys! The birthday gifts haven't stopped coming. Most of my friends and family got me make-up (because duh!).
Today I'm going to show you some NYX quads that I got from my dad. He got me some of the items that he knows I can't get my hands on easily. Here's the part 1 (and yes, there will be part 2 for sure because I have been spoiled)!

The  eyeshadow quads are really easy because you have everything you need right there and there's a couple different looks you can experiment with. The first quad I got is a little more neutral and wearable. It's called "Take over control".


The swatches of this quad are really good. I'm happy that both the lighter and darker colours have enough pigmentation. A lot of of times when you get a quad or a palette, those colours are typically the colours that don't show up as well so this is a nice surprise. 


 The second palette is a palette that draws more attention for sure, mainly because of the teal eyeshadow inside.


These colours too, are very well pigmented. Look at that blue and how it pops!


I'm very excited and have a couple of looks coming up for you! Make sure to check back! 
I'll see you then!

Monday, September 4, 2017

MAC "Copper Sparkle" pigment review

Gooooodmorning! 

 

Recently I got a sample of a copper pigment at my local MAC counter. The make-up artist gave it to me because I didn't want to buy a whole pigment if I wasn't sure I would like it, but after using the pigment twice, I fell in love with it and decided that maybe I would be willing to pay €23 for it.
The pigment that I'm talking about is called "Copper Sparkle". This is what it looks like.


I have used pigment from MAC before and I have always been happy with the way they turned out. The previous ones I got weren't as bright as this pigment though and I must admit that I didn't expect the colour to pop like it did. Below you can see a swatch.

 

Pigments always give fall out so it's smarter to do your eye make-up before your face make-up when you use a pigment. That way, you can remove the fall out from your face before starting to apply foundation. If you did however already do your face make-up and find yourself in a bit of a pickle, use scotch tape to remove the fall out.
I always make sure the pigment has something to stick to so I got a glitter glue (by H&M). You can also use foundation, concealer or eyeshadow primer.


Here's my completed look with the "Copper Sparkle" pigment. I'm very impressed!
I hope you enjoyed today's post! Have a good one!

Thursday, August 24, 2017

H&M lipstick review

As a beautylover, it's a bit weird that I have never tried out the make-up line from H&M. I have a few of their glitter dust items, but aside from that, I have never tried anything else.
Working for H&M has given me the chance to get to know the brand and the products. I must admit I was pleasantly surprised, because I never expected the cosmetics to be this good.
 
I try not to post too much about H&M because I'm a bit worried some people might just see this as a promotional post. However, when I got two of the lipsticks, I was beyond excited and couldn't just keep this to myself.
 

Today I'm reviewing "Lenox Lounge" for you, a beautiful, matte wine red lipstick by H&M.
The packaging of this lipstick is black and gold. I love the fact that the packaging isn't just one colour. It makes it a little more special.
 

Here's a swatch of what the colour of this lipstick looks like. A little darker than the red lipsticks I normally get, but so beautiful. The perfect cherry red!

 
Like I said, the quality surprised me in a good way. You pay €9.99 for a lipstick like this, but it's worth it.
The lipstick isn't as creamy as I hoped but it doesn't dry out your lips any more. When I eat, I touch the lipstick up once and I'm good for the rest of the day.
 

Enjoy the rest of your day! See you on Saturday!

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

EOTD: Orange

Goodmorning everyone! I'm glad you're here again.
Today's look is a look that I created with the new MAC products I got earlier this week. I was so excited to play with all my new colours because I picked out colours that I don't have in my collection yet. I figured if I'm going to spend a lot of money on make-up, I might as well go for something special. I never really go for neutral shades or highlight colours because there are plenty of other brands (and cheaper ones) that make them too and they're just fine.
 
This look is so easy but looks like you've put a lot of effort into it.
For today's look I used the "Suspiciously sweet" and "Red brick" in my crease. I darkened up my crease with "Swiss Chocolate".
For my eyelid, I used a sample of the "Copper spark" pigment that the MAC make-up artist made for me. It's absolutely gorgeous!
 
Here are some close-ups of the look that I made:
 
 
And this is what the full face looks like. I did end up applying some gel eyeliner to my lower waterline to get more of the "smokey eye" effect. My eyeliner and mascara are by Essence, still, after all these years.
 
 
Thanks a lot for reading! Have a good one!
 


Sunday, August 20, 2017

NEW IN: MAC

Goodmorning everyone!
How have you been? For the first time in a long time, I have finally had the chance to spend some time at my local MAC store and treated myself to a couple of new eyeshadows.



I'm not brand loyal to most brands (I'll try out pretty much anything that looks good to me), but I prefer some products from certain brands. MAC, for example, is the brand that I like eyeshadows from. Not all of them are equally pigmented but the ones that are, blow you away.
The red and copper eyeshadows have been trending for a while now and I decided to get some more bright, vibrant oranges and reds that are unlike any other in my make-up collection.
Let's have a look!


One of the eyeshadows I got is "Amber Lights". I have purchased this one before but I accidentally dropped my palette and this eyeshadow broke completely (and with it, my heart broke as well).
This is just such a pigmented and vibrant gold, I love it!


Next I got two orange eyeshadows. I already have a copper MAC eyeshadow called "Coppering" and also a orange toned one called "Texture", but these ones are even more 'extreme'. "Suspiciously sweet" looks a little bit like their eyeshadow "Paradisco", but is more pigmented and is a little bit more orange.


This next eyeshadow is an eyeshadow that is a very very bright orange. It almost looks like a red. I got this one because I heard so many good things about this colour and various people recommended it to me.

 
 

My next eyeshadow, "Ruddy" is a beautiful red sparkly eyeshadow. Unfortunately this one was a little damaged when I got it, but it's so so beautiful!


Last but not least I also got two darker colours, they are called "Antiqued" and "Swiss Chocolate".


I will have some make-up looks soon using these eyeshadows. I'm so excited and can't wait to hear your opinions on it!


Have a lovely Sunday! See you soon!

Monday, August 14, 2017

NYX lipcream review!

When my boyfriend and I went to London back in January last year, it felt like we were in heaven. We both did shopping and both got the chance to buy things that aren't available to us here in Belgium.
 
 
 
My boyfriend's favourite shops to go to were basketball and shoe related stores, mine were - surprise - make-up! I got three NYX lipcreams which I wrote a review on at the time. You can click to read the review here.
However, there were a couple colours that were completely sold out and that I really loved. I don't know how he remembered, but my dad got me some of those colours for me birthday! He was absolutely adorable about it, all of the make-up he got me, he packed seperately, so when he walked in he had a big bag full of gifts.
 

I got two colours, the nude one is called "Abu Dhabi" and the darker red is called "Rome". You can see the swatches of the two colours in the picture below.
 
 
This first lip cream is a nude one. Luckily, it's not too pale and doesn't make you look like you're one of the walking dead.
 

 I thought the "Rome" lip cream would be a very dark red one, but this lip cream turned out to be a little bit darker than the colour of my lips.
It's not extremely dark and can be worn on a daily basis. It isn't too over the top, I'd even wear it to work.
 

The quality of the lip creams is something that I have discussed in my previous post (that is linked) already.
It's very creamy and is easy to apply - the coverage is thesame everywhere so you don't have to re-apply certain areas which is great. The texture is very smooth and soft.
 
I hope you enjoyed this post! See you soon!