A 1/2 dupe discovery!

Hi Everyone,

I made a discovery, maybe I am a little slow on the uptake! I thought I would blog it though! Unfortunately this item is now discontinued, but maybe Sephora will bring this item out again sometime in the future.

I was watching a YouTube makeup tutorial and the MUA was using the Narsissist Eye Palette. I had to go rummage through my makeup cupboard and pull out the Sephora Pocket Eye Palette, I was excited to see how similar the palettes are.

Sephora Pocket Eye Palette July 14, 2014

Sephora Pocket Eye Palette July 14, 2014

Colours for the Sephora Pocket Eye Palette July 14, 2014

Colours for the Sephora Pocket Eye Palette July 14, 2014

Sephora Pocket Eye Palette July 14, 2014 1/2 Dupe for Narsissist Eye Palette

Sephora Pocket Eye Palette July 14, 2014 1/2 Dupe for Narsissist Eye Palette

The Sephora Palette has 8 shadows, all neutral, the Nars Palette has 15 shadows all neutral shades. It does carry some violet and rose tones. However, from what I can see the Sephora Palette carries 8 of the shades similar to the Nars. Of course the price is much less for the Sephora, (I cannot remember what I paid) but on par Nars would certainly be more expensive, even if it was selling 8 shades. Product amount, Nars gives 0.003 and Sephora slightly less 0.025. I have never had the privilege of using Nars eyeshadow, so would not know the texture or staying power. The Sephora palette I use with a primer, and the staying power is approx 4 hours, I usually layer with other shadow products. I find all the colours sheer, even if you build, accept the colours #7 and #8 (two darkest), and I have used #8 with a damp brush for an eyeliner. I used the edge of the colour so not to distort the consistency. I would say fall out is minimal. All in all a palette I enjoy using. Loving colour #2.

I was pleased to discover that I had a Nars dupe in my hands!

Thanks for reading, God bless Debs

Graduation Night! June 27, 2014

The PRODUCTS

The PRODUCTS

oh no…. not mine, a friends son – who is off to further his education in the US! I decided to go in Nigerian dress; thinking that everyone would dress up! Nupe I was wrong it was more casual than formal!! Of course still enjoyable…. and the effort I made I thought I would share…

The Basics after washing my face with coconut oil and sugar scrub, (I mixed the coconut oil and sugar myself! Oh how clever am I!! It wasnt a bought product!)

Scrubbed up and moisturised!

Scrubbed up and moisturised!

close up

close up

THE TOOLS

THE TOOLS

Tarte Amazon Escape Amazonian Clay Eye & Cheek Palette

Tarte Amazon Escape Amazonian Clay Eye & Cheek Palette

Red Cherry # 62

the lashes Red Cherry # 62

To moisturizer I used my Body Shop Vit E Aqua Boost Sorbet, and for more moisture the Body Shop Vitamin C daily moisturiser SPF 30.

To Prime my face, I also put a little of this on my eyelids: Benefit “that gal” brightening face primer. Loving this product. It drys very quickly on the skin. I dab and pat working quickly, also adding a dab of whats left on my fingers onto my eyelids. It keeps everything in place nicely!

For my brows I am using up my LA Girl Endless Auto Eyeliner in Charcoal with light strokes also using my Kryolan Pencil Combi (2 colour Black and Brown). I also used the same pencils on my bottom eyeline and smudged it out to difuse and give a softer look. To contour my brows and give a sharp outline I used a beige concealer from Inglot from their Freedom System. The palette I have holds 3 round products all are for the eyes. For Mascara on my bottom lashes I used Maybelline Great Lash Mascara blackest black. I never put mascara on my top lashes if I am wearing false lashes, as my lashes curl and I have to do everything I can to straighten them out so I can put the false lashes on!

The lashes I wore this night was my lovely MAC # 43’s (I have got 7 wears out of them, then they died a death – stiff from putting eyeliner on and that eyeliner gets onto the lashes, as I go over the lashes to cover the lash band!) The eyeliner I am enjoying using is Max Factor Colour Xpert Liner in black. It needs to be shaken (you can hear the little ball in the tube) to mix up the pigment – very black, I prefer this to the Wet n Wild eyeliner I just finished.

Next step on the eyes was my Tarte Amazonian Clay. There are a flood of cosmetics on the market today. The palettes come and go like technology. I am not going to be caught up in buying every palette that comes out daily! (Although I sometimes feel to try everything that comes on the market – I ask myself why! Another variation of brown, white, taupe, grey etc., etc???? How many cosmetic products can someone use?) I am explaining this so those who see my blogs, my looks will considerably be a variation of what they have already seen on me! However, please note, my blogging (or diary) is one I can take a look at from time to time and see what I have been using and how minor changes will take place as I continue to play with my makeup.

So that being said the colours I used:
All over my lid TAME, I kept layering this colour to get an opaque intensity: really love this bright satin colour on me, also used in the inner corner of my eye too.
In my crease: ROPE and CANOPY
Outer Corner: TRIBAL

FACE: Blush using the same palette I dip my brush in both FREE and EXPOSED and buffed until my hearts desire!

FOUNDATION: I used my Benefits Hello flawless oxygen wow! brightening makeup oil-free SPF 25 in the colour Nutmeg

LIPS: I used my MAC Up the Amp amplified creme and to line my lips I used Rimmel eyeliner in Purple Passion

the look!!

the look!!

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The Tools:
Real Techniques brushes brow, Base shadow, buffing, blusher,
my favourite Kryolan 9363 blending.
Duo lash adhesive white/clear

A NOTE: I had to recreate the look that I wore, I didnt have my original MAC # 43’s :-( so for the sake of the blog I used the Red Cherry #62’s and I didnt have my original Gele (Nigerian head dress) as its in the dry cleaners!

The Finished Result!

July 1, 2014

July 1, 2014

the looks - July 1, 2014

the looks – July 1, 2014

Thank you for reading! God bless Debs

the look July 1, 2014

the look July 1, 2014

FOTN Dinner/Theatre Date night! June 20, 2014

Hi Guys

Date night with hubby. Went to a dinner/theatre murder mystery event. We both got it wrong with the ‘who dun it’!!

Oh course before we left, I had to delve into my cosmetic box, and come up with a pretty picture!

FOTN makeup for June 20, 2014 date night

FOTN makeup for June 20, 2014 date night

my signature no makeup look with my well known scarf

my signature no makeup look with my well known scarf


To moisturize I used Body Shop Vit E Aqua Boost Sorbet, its like no other moisturizer I have used before. Very light and cool on the skin. To hydrate even further I used Oilatum Cream, which I like to use for my very dry skin.

Eyes:
To Prime:

I used Body Shop Moisture White Shiso Whitening Serum, as an eye primer. For staying power I also used LORAC Behind the scenes eye primer, which I have a sample of.

For brows:
LA Girl Endless Auto eyeliner in Charcoal I like to use this as it is waterproof, and
LA Colors eyeliner in brown/black
Using these on the bottom eyeline too.

The Makeup for my eyes, I used many colours from different palettes.
For under the brow as highlight: Sephora Pocket eye palette # 1, for the crease I used # 3 on the lid I used # 2.
Also purchased from Sephora, but I do not think they sell this anymore so I have put this link: TARTE Amazon Escape colours used, rope to deepen and contour the crease, with canopy. Tribal on the outer corner and a third on the way into the crease, and under the eye. Tame on the inner corner, and lower eye lid. On the mobile lid TOO FACED Shadow Bon Bons; this is an oldish palette, maybe available to purchase from ASOS. I used the colour cinnamon sugar, which is a bold beautiful gold intense pigment, which I love. I built the colours up gradually, placing blending, placing blending, and blending again!!

My new found love:
Lashes adhered with the Duo adhesive in clear
Bottom lashes I used Rimmel Extra WOW Lash Black Mascara, a wet mascara, which I like as it is very black.

For my Face:
I primed with Benefits That Gal Face Primer. I have to take back what I said about it, that I would not purchase again. After many weeks of using this (I spoke too soon) I love it. I pat it onto my skin, as it does dry quick, and is hard to spread. However, it does a fabulous job of keeping my foundation in place and long lasting. I sometimes dab a touch onto my eye lids and it keeps the eye makeup in place all day 6am until around 4pm! It does not recommend that you do this, this is something I do. My foundation stays in place for the same amount of hours approx 6am until 4pm! The primer gives a beautiful glow through my foundation too.

The foundation I used: Flori Roberts Cream to Powder Carob E2 first I sprayed my face with the Body Shop Vit C energizing face spritz.
Concealer: Maybelline Fit Me concealer # 30 and to highlight Sephora smoothing brightening concealer colour # 4

Blush : LA Colors Mineral blush spiced rum

To finish I used a finishing powder in the form of Hourglass Mood light purchased from Sephora.

For my lips:
to line NYX slim eye liner pencil in dark brown

inner lips Deborah Milano Atomic Red #14; similar colour to MACs Angel .

FOTN June 21, 2014.  FOTN date night!

FOTN June 21, 2014. FOTN date night!

THE TOOLS:
Real Techniques Blusher, Buffing and base shadow brush
ELF flat shadow brush
Kryolan # 9363 blending brush
ECO Tools angled brush
MASH flat brush
Spooly

FOTN June 20, 2014

FOTN June 20, 2014


Thanks for stopping by, really appreciated.

God bless Debs

FOTD lash play – June 13, 2014

Hi Everyone

Here I go again, lash play! I had some Eylure 100‘s which I wanted to try out.

They are a pretty full lash, they fan out, graduating from long to shorter. I did cut the outer edge as they were too long for me. Not a lash I can say I love, I would not buy them again. They are not a natural look lash. I will wear them for an evening look only.

Anyways I will give you a description of the makeup I wore for the look.

THE FACE

June 13, 2014

June 13, 2014

THE PRODUCTS

JUNE 13, 2014

JUNE 13, 2014

Moisturized with MAC Strobe Cream
IMAN Second to None Cream to Powder Foundation
MAC Blush in Pinch Me
I used a generic sponge to apply the foundation.
Hourglass Mood light Finishing Powder

EYES
Primed with NYX Eye shadow base white
Boots No.7 Stay Perfect in the colour Bronze all over lid
Boots: Botanics Eye Colour in Star Anise in the crease and in the tear duct. This is discontinued in the UK.
Sephora.com Eye shadow a glittery purple on the lid
Bourjois Smoky Eyes 01 gris dandy: black in the outer corner and on the bottom eyeliner
for BROWS: Inglot Freedom System: Brow wax in black! Powder in Brown and under the eye brightener in beige (sorry I do not have the code numbers.

Eylure 100 lashes
Secured with Duo eyelash adhesive in clear/white
To darken the upper lash line and blend the lashes I used Wet n Wild H2O eyeliner
Used my beloved tool to apply the lashes: Bourjois 2 in 1 tweezers
Bottom lashes I used 2 mascaras: Maybelline Great Lash, blackest black and Rimmel Extra Wow Lash Extreme black

LIPS
To line: Body Shop Eye definer shade 14 glowing amethyst also used NYX eyebrow pencil #903 dark brown
Filled in with MAC Freckletone finish is a lustre

THE TOOLS
ECOTOOLS: BAMBOO BLUSH BRUSH
ECO TOOLS 6 PIECE ESSENTIALS eye makeup brush set 2 brushes used, flat shader and the pencil brush
Real Techniques Base Shadow Brush
Kryolan 9363 Blending Brush
Sephora.com Pro Precision crease brush
Mash Lip brush

THE FINISHED RESULT

June 13, 2014 Eylure 100

June 13, 2014 Eylure 100

June 13, 2014

June 13, 2014

Closer look at the handiwork! June 13, 2014

Closer look at the handiwork! June 13, 2014

June 13, 2014

June 13, 2014

FOTN Bahrain Blog June 6, 2014

Hi All

Here I am again, ready for some leisure time!  Me and Hubby are here in hot Bahrain (43 degrees and humid).  I am specify shopping today (Friday) for ‘fluffy’ lashes.  The demi wispy type.  My lashes are incredibly short, and they curl (thanking God, that I do not have to use an eye curler).  However when trying to apply false lashes I have a real problem, because the glue of the band ends up on my lashes, whilst I try to go behind my lashes to place the false lashes on!!!  Are you with me….??

I came across a YT beauty tutorial where the young lady there had the same problem and advised using an eyelash curler the opposite way helps straighten the natural lashes so it will enable you to place the false ones on.  i tried it…..it didn’t work for me.  I think my lashes where once springs, not so much of a curl, they coil!!!  or it could be that I used cheap eyelash curlers!  Anyhow where there is a will there’s a way!!!  Here is the link to the YT tutorial, it may help someone… Raye Raye The lashes I am leaning towards getting are Huda Lashes! OK everyone, I went shopping; Huda lashes are sold here in Bahrain Sephora, BUT they had sold out!  So I went to my trusted MAC Store and brought MAC false lashes #43 Love, love, love them!  I debated for a very long time with the assistance of the MAC assistant before taking the plunge on the basis, if I don’t like them at least I tried them!  So glad I did. THE CANVAS

Bahrain June 5-8, 2014

Bahrain June 5-8, 2014

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the makeup I wore to dinner on both nights (Friday & Saturday)

Tarte Amazonian Clay Eye/Cheek Palette Tarte Blush colour blissful not sure if the Tarte products can be brought in the UK, the blush is a sample.

To moisturize I used Body Shop Vitamin C moisturizer and spritz Body Shop Vit C moisturizer and spritz

FOR THE EYES with some of the colours from the Tarte Palette
Maybelline Great Lash Blackest Black Mascara Rimmel Extra Wow Lash Mascara LA Girl USA Endless Auto Eyeliner in Charcoal
Wet n Wild waterproof black eyeliner

FOR THE FACE
Benefit That Gal Brightening Face Primer
Make Up Forever #178
FOR THE LIPS
Sophistico, MAC lustre finish
Angel, MAC frost finish

Now confident with my eyelash skills…..what helped, was the hotel bathrooms magnifying mirror 10x, I also took my time and gave the glue around 2 minutes to become tacky before placing them on my combed out lashes (using a spooly) them pushing them into place!  The following day I brought a much wanted lash applicator, the last one in the shop and another pair of false lashes, which were the last pair of demi wispy’s.   AND 25% discount! Thank you Lord!! For me the applicator made the whole process so much easier. (Fun for me, I had a field time in the bathroom, practicing putting on a set of lashes, taking them off and trying another set! Yep hubby thinks I am nuts! But I can tell you he is a MUA in the making and doesnt realise it yet! LOL)

HERE ARE SOME PICTURES OF THE LOOKS:
Friday night June 6, 2014

Lashes I wore are the MAC # 43

Lashes I wore are the MAC # 43


Photo on 6-7-14 at 11.14 PM #2

Look for dinner on Saturday night wearing the MAC # 43's

Look for dinner on Friday night wearing the MAC # 43’s

Saturday night June 7, 2014 wearing RED CHERRY # 62

Saturday night June 7, 2014
wearing RED CHERRY # 62

Lashes I wore here are the Red Cherry # 62

Lashes I wore here are the Red Cherry # 62

APOLOGIES FOR THE BAD LIGHTING

HERE ARE THE NEW ITEMS

my new toys!

my new toys!


Fabulous False eyelashes and 2 in 1 Tweezers and False eyelash applicator The cost for the 2 items were BD 6 approx £9:50

I see that Boots UK and Superdrug sell the applicator, but not the lashes: Bourjois 2 in 1 applicator Application is definately all in the tools! These tweezers are revoluntionary to me! I was putting (or trying to put lashes on with my eyebrow tweezers)! I also decided to try out my Red Cherry lashes # 62 which I have been carrying around in my travel bag forever, not being confident enough to wear them.  Tried them and like them too. The glue I used is i-envy Jet Black eye lash glue, by Kiss.  I find the adhesive more secure than the Duo lash glue. I also bought an eyebrow pencil from Kryolan brown/black contour eye pencil.  Beautiful pigmented colour, use with little pressure when applying.  Cost BD 3.9 equivalent to £6:00

THE TOOLS
Real Techniques Blush Brush
Eco tools concealer brush, which I used as a pencil brush for my eyes.
Sephora all over shadow brush, this particular one is now discontinued.
To apply my foundation, I used an Amazon cosmetic sponge, these can be bought at any High Street shop, that sells makeup

Initally I started experimenting with this brand of false lashes a couple of years ago, but was not confident to wear them : Black Classic Pin Up False Lashes which I purchased from Amazon, I have found that my favorites to date, are the MAC # 43’s however, I have been checking out on-line false lash sellers (this is one of them falseeyelashes.co.uk and noting that the same type of lash, can be purchased at a very reasonable price!

What I have learnt in this process, is that practice, practice, practice and the beauty of lashes will be a bonus to any makeup look.

Hope you found the blog interesting, bye for now

God Bless Debs

 

 

FOTD – May 31, 2014

Saturday, afternoon came from my usual workout, showered and primed ready to apply my make up whilst having a lazy day watching 7UP 56UP with hubby!  Not a good idea for me really, because it takes me twice as long because of the distraction!  However, because of the distraction, the eyeshadow blending was superb!!

A work in progress:

A work in progress May 31, 2014

A work in progress May 31, 2014


TARTE AMAZON PALETTE; TOO FACED NATURAL EYE; BODY SHOP VIT E INTENSE MOISTURISER; FLORI ROBERTS CREAM TO POWDER FOUNDATION; MAYBELLINE GREAT LASH; NYX PENCILS; SEPHORA LIP GLOSS, and the brushes used

TARTE AMAZON PALETTE; TOO FACED NATURAL EYE; BODY SHOP VIT E INTENSE MOISTURISER; FLORI ROBERTS CREAM TO POWDER FOUNDATION; MAYBELLINE GREAT LASH; NYX PENCILS; SEPHORA LIP GLOSS, and the brushes used

First things first, moisturised with Body Shop Vitamin E Intense Moisturize Cream Body Shop Vitamin E Intense moisture cream 

The Products:

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Primed with The Body Shop Moisture White Shiso BB Serum Inside SPF25 Cream (as I stated in my previous blog, I cannot find this for sale in the Body Shop UK).

Foundation: Flori Roberts Cream to Powder Carob/E2

EYES: 

Base: MUA Blush shader colour 4, which I have had for around 3 years.  The colours in Superdrug are now named, but I do not know which shade is close to the colour I have.  

Too Faced Natural Eye Kit;crease colour cocoa puff

Tarte Amazon Escape Clay Eye/Cheek Palette I bought mine at Sephora, unfortunately they no longer stock it. 
on the lid I used the colours rope and tame.  In the crease I used tribal

Eye liner and brow I used LA Girl Endless Auto Eyeliner in Charcoal; LA Colors Eyeliner Pencil in black/brown (love this colour for my brows but its not water proof, so I use the semi permanent as a back up!)  

Mascara: Maybelline Great Lash Blackest Black Mascara

LIPS

Lip liner: NYX slim eye pencil colour 903

NYX Retractable eye liner MPE 12 Pink http://www.nyxcosmetics.co.uk/pencils?product_id=60

Sephora Glossy lip pencil 01 Glossy Pink

Artist Tools: Real Techniques Buffing Brush

MAC 188 

SEPHORA: Pro Precision crease 17; Medium Shader 238

ELF: Flat Eye Shader Brush

Kryolan: 9363 

 

 

nearly there just the hair!

nearly there just the hair!

Finished!

Finished!


Thanks for stopping by. God bless Debs

FOTD – play! May 28, 2014

Well I am now officially in the 50’s club!  Thought I would come out of my comfort zone with some huge lashes (well huge for me!!)

 

Faced prepped and moisturized with coconut oil

Faced prepped and moisturized with coconut oil


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The Artist Tools & Makeup Products

I moisturised with a drawing pin size of coconut oil.  http://www.hollandandbarrett.com/shop/product/perfectly-pure-pure-coconut-oil-60022864 To prime I used the primer I do not like, its slick (I read somewhere recently that this type of gel primer is slippery!) my Body Shop Matte It, http://www.thebodyshop.co.uk/make-up/face/skin-primer-matte-it.aspx which I am looking forward to finishing!!  

Eyes:

Eye brows I used the NYX Felt Tip Liner in black http://www.nyxcosmetics.com/p-51-felt-tip-liner.aspx (finished it)  & LA Girl Endless semi-permanent auto liner colour charcoal http://www.lagirlusa.com/Endless-Auto-Eyeliner-2181.html, also used on the top eye line.

Coastal Scents 78 Shadow Blush Palette http://www.coastalscents.com/pl-003.html 

For the base I used MAC Blush Raizin; http://www.maccosmetics.co.uk/product/shaded/156/329/Products/Face/Cheek/Powder-Blush/index.tmpl under the brow: 1st column white, through the crease 3 column second row, last colour purple, also 5th column 2nd row last colour light purple, 6th column 2nd row 3rd colour brown, 6th column 2nd row 6th colour reddy, purple, brown colour blended, very well and blended again.  Outer corner 5th column dark brown above the blush, also 4th column medium brown above blush blended and blended again.   4th row golden brown on the bottom eye line. Blush: 5th column 2nd row, last fushia pink colour.

Lashes: NYX Fabulous Lashes # El 101 Nirvana http://www.nyxcosmetics.com/p-58-fabulous-lashes.aspx (too glam for me) lashes are plastic, not the nice fluffy ones, which I intend to purchase (or I am contemplating lash extensions)  Reebok Club Spa http://www.respalondon.co.uk/spaoffers/ offer this service and also http://www.daxitalashes.co.uk HIGHLY recommended by Caroline Hirons http://www.carolinehirons.com/2010/05/bats-for-lashes.html
So at the moment I have contacted both via email and will evaluate what I consider to be the best for me, when they respond!

FACE:  Body Shop Moisture White Shiso BB Cream http://www.ebay.com/itm/the-body-shop-MOISTURE-WHITE-SHISO-BB-cream-SERUM-INSIDE-SPF25PA-30ml-/281207636567 (so not my colour, but use it as a base to give a glow. I cannot find this product in Body Shop UK, so I have used an e-bay link fyi) on top I used IMAN Clay 4 http://www.pakcosmetics.com/brand/iman-cosmetics/second-to-none Powder IMAN Clay Medium http://imancosmetics.com/shop/products/face/semi-loose-powder/clay-medium-dark for highlight I used Hourglass Ambient Mood light for cheeks http://imancosmetics.com/shop/products/face/semi-loose-powder/clay-medium-dark

LIPS: MAC Up the Amp http://www.maccosmetics.co.uk/product/shaded/168/310/Products/Lips/Lipstick/Lipstick/index.tmpl NYX 903 Dark Brown for the lip line http://www.nyxcosmetics.com/p-50-slim-eye-pencil.aspx

Artists tools: Real Techniques: http://www.superdrug.com/real-techniques-brushes/real-techniques-expert-face-brush/invt/636652 Buffing, Expert Face, base shadow brush; http://beautystore4u.co.uk/ecotools” title=”ECO tools brushes”>ECO TOOLS; SEPHORA smoke machine smokey ear brush and KRYOLEN 9363 blending brush

 Final results!  Make up fun!!

Thanks for checking out my blog, God bless Debs

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the Final Result

Beauty Regime May 24, 2014

Hi, thanks for stopping by

Yesterday I entered into the 50’s club! In celebration of this milestone, I celebrated with friends and family the mark of my new decade and together with my Wedding Anniversary, we had a fab party.Hugs, kisses and lots of love to my hubby, who made it happen!!

Big thanks to friends and family, that came and celebrated our night with us, and the biggest thanks to Our Lord who made it all possible!

The artists were at work in the shape of myself, on myself with my make up!  Which unfortunately I did not photograph for my blog, as I was so busy and time limited!  The other artist was the Chef who made the work of art cakes:-

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Big thanks to friends and family, that came and celebrated our night with us, and the biggest thanks to Our Lord who made it all possible!

MAC Cosmetics my new best friend!!

MAC Cosmetics my new best friend!!

A Work of Art!
Today as I had the luxury of laying in bed until 11am, got up for the gym, and did some weight training, came home, showered and decided to do a make up regime for my blog.  I was going to re-do the make up I wore for my b’day/wedding anniversary party, but I dipped my brush in other colours!  

So today here are the products I used and the before and after photos for you to peruse!

EYES

NYX Eye shadow base white

Eyebrows LA Girl Endless semi permanent auto eyeliner charcoal

Coastal Scents 78 Shadow Blush Palette

brow bone 1st column 1st colour first row pale yellow

eye lid 2nd column 2nd row 1st first beige colour

outer corner and crease 3rd column 2nd row 5th colour, dark purple (also used to line the upper eye lids) mixed with 5th column 2nd row 3rd purple colour and 5th purple colour blended very well!

inner corner 1st column white

lower eyelid lined with brown/gold 4th column 

mascara: Maybelline Great Lash blackest black

FACE

Inglot under makeup base

Body Shop Matte It Primer (don’t like it, but want to use it up) use it on my forehead, i do not apply foundation there

MAC Strobe Cream

Bobby Brown Extra Repair Foundaion SPF 25 Warm Almond 6.5

MAC Blush Raizin

MUA blush shade 4 (discountinued)

LIPS 

Coastal Scents 78 Shadow Blush Palette

column 5 1st row 4th colour pink

BRUSHES

AD HOC Spooly

REAL TECHNIQUES Accent, Base Shadow

ECO TOOLS Pencil, flat shader (a favorite)

KRYOLEN 9363 Blending (another favorite)

 

 

 

 

 

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The finished result, thanks for reading! God Bless Debs
FOTD May 24, 2014FOTD Close Up

FOTD May 17, 2014

Hi Everyone

Here is my Saturday, going to the Coffee Shop Face of the Day:-

the beauty products & the artists tools!

the beauty products & the artists tools!


FACE:
Benefit That Gal Face Primer
Black Up Stick Foundation colour #9 (discontinued)
ELF Tone Correcting Concealer Spice
Maybelline Fit Me Foundation, #30
POWDER: MUFE HD Powder translucent

EYES:

MUA Blusher Shade #4 shadow base over the lid and above the crease (discontinued)
COASTAL SCENTS 78 Shadow Blush Palette,
colours used: column 3 2nd row last purple color in second row outer corner and crease and upper lash line
column 1 colour white for brow bone and inner corner
column 3 1st row 4th colour (2nd from last) in the crease
column 1 2nd row 4th colour (2nd from last) over the lid
SEPHORA Pocket Eye Palette colour # 2 over the lid, (discontinued)
RIMMEL: Purple Passion lower lid eyeliner
LA Girl Endless Semi Permanent Auto Eyeliner Charcoal – brows

MASCARA: Maybelline Great Lash blackest black, Rimmel Extra WOW Lash Extreme Black

LIPS:

NYX Dark Brown eye pencil – to line my lips
SEPHORA Glossy Lip Pencil Glossy Pink (the formula has glitter particles, which I do not like, will not repurchase)

THE ARTIST TOOLS

SMALL FLAT MASH BRUSH – to line the eyes
MASH Powder Brush (brush set not recommended, better quality brushes can be purchased at a lesser price)
ELF FLAT SHADER BRUSH
KRYOLAN Blending brush # 9363

http://www.danceshopper.com/permanent-make-up.Kryolan-Premium-Eye-Shadow-Brush-9363

REAL TECHNIQUES duo fibre eye brush
REAL TECHNIQUES base shadow brush
REAL TECHNIQUES Deluxe crease brush
REAL TECHNIQUES buffing brush
REAL TECHNIQUES Blush brush

Hey Presto!

Hey Presto!

Hey Pesto from a slightly different angle!

Hey Pesto from a slightly different angle!


Thanks for reading,

God bless

Face Primer Experiences from a nearly 50 WOC British Born JA Women!

Hi thanks for stopping by 

I thought I would add my experiences with my beauty products, based on the results I find and share them with the blog-readers out there.  My short intro, is that I am a nearing 50, British Born JA Black women and was searching to find some info; from my age group and ethnicity in the Beauty Blog world.  I could not find anyone, so decided to create my own!! 

My results using the following Face Primers:-

my 3 on rotation face primers - and yep my little lemon plant pot, to give a little umph to the photo, humor me!!

my 3 on rotation face primers – and yep my little lemon plant pot, to give a little umph to the photo, humor me!!

At the moment I am using Too Faced Primed & Poreless Pure Oil Free Skin Smoothing Face Primer

with my Clarins beauty flash balm on top the TFPP gives a smooth, approx. 6 hour lasting (depending on which foundation I use), porcelain canvas for my foundation base.  The result gives me a beautiful, smooth surface, ready for the foundation to lay on, together with a healthy glow from the Clarins BFB. 

On my forehead (?!) I use the Body Shop Matte It Primer which I will not purchase again.  The result for me is a greasy feel, the product slides over my skin, and  takes approx. 90 seconds to dry before it stops being like a vaseline consistency.  I do not put foundation on my forehead (for me, I do not find it necessary); and being one not to waste a product I decided to use up this primer on my forehead, to finish the product as soon as possible!  I also use it on my face when I go to the gym, after I moisturize I put this product on. 

I recently purchased Benefits That Gal brightening Primer so far I have used this twice.  I found as I smooth this over my face with fingers, it comes to a holt!  It dry’s more or less as I apply, so I need to be quick, (I compare) unlike the Too Faced Primed and Poreless, which glides over my face and does not come to an abrupt stop.  I am trying this out in combination with the foundation Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow Brightening Makeup oil free SPF 25 in Nutmeg.  I am finding it OK, but it doesn’t woo me. 

In my opinion, and my skin results…..,

Benefits That Gal, on its own, gives me a kind of dry cast.   Like I have washed my face and put no moisturizer on.  If you’re from JA, or Caribbean I am sure you can relate to that!  I wouldn’t say that it gives me a bright healthy looking glow.  However, Oxygen foundation, gives me a glow.  So cannot say using them together makes any difference to this foundation. – would not buy again

 Body Shop Matte It – a disappointing product. – would not buy again

 Too Faced P&P – love it! – would buy again

 Thanks for reading, hope you enjoyed,

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Primer used today Benefit That Gal; Foundation Benefits Oxygen in Nutmeg

Primer used today Benefit That Gal; Foundation Benefits Oxygen in Nutmeg


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