Reviews and How-to's
Make-up Survey.

Eyes:

What is your favorite mascara?
Maybelline Falsies out of the ones I’ve tried so far.

What is you favorite eye primer/base?
I like the elf one but I the Barry M crayons to intensify colour.

What color eyeshadow looks best on you?
I think I suit black and purple the most.

What color eyeshadow looks bad on you?
They all work really since my hair is black.

Do you define your brows?
I have to, I’m naturally blonde so my eyebrows would look ridiculous if I didn’t.

Do you curl your lashes before applying mascara?
On occasion.

What drugstore eyeshadows do you find the best?
Barry M probably, there are so many shades and are all beautifully pigmented.

Do you wear false lashes?
Only when I’m going out to town, they look ridiculous for everyday use.

Lips:

What is the lip color you wear the most?
I wear bright lipsticks if I do wear them, so probably red or pink.

What lip color do you wear on special occasions?
Plum reds.

What is your favorite lip balm?
Carmex cherry.

What is your favorite lipstick?
Please Me by Mac all time probably, because it’s so versitile.

What is your favorite lipgloss?
I hate everything about lipgloss.

Do you prefer lipgloss to have a flavor or no?
Still hate lipgloss.

Do you like matte finish or shimmer finish more?
On myself I only wear matte.

Do you wear lip liner?
I favour lip liner to lipstick and use them all over the lips because they’re longer lasting and give a brighter colour.

What lip colors look best on you?
I think I look best in a faded red.

Face:

Do you wear blush/bronzer?
Usually just bronzer down the back of my cheeks, I have strong red pigment in my cheeks which gives natural blush. Added product just makes me look ridiculous.

Do you wear face primer?
No, my foundation stays put pretty well without it.

Do you wear highlighter?
Only at night usually, if I wear it in the day it’s very sparingly.

What is your favorite liquid foundation?
Collection 2000 works really well for me. I have quite pale skin and it caters for that at a non-extortionate price.

What is your favorite concealer?
The Collection 2000 one to match my foundation.

Do you wear powder to set your liquid foundation or concealer?
Always, I cannot stand shiny faces. I like my Mac MSF.

Are you warm-toned or cool toned?
Despite the delusion from my rosy cheeks, I am cool-toned.

Do you wash your face daily?
I do indeed.

Do you exfoliate when needed?
Every other day otherwise my skin feels too sore.

What is your favorite moisturizer?
Nivea Soft.

Do you prefer shimmer finish or matte finish?
Always matte.

Ones that aren’t categorized:

What is your favorite part on your makeup routine?
Drawing on my brows. They’re so light I can make them whatever shape I feel like.

What do you bring in your makeup travel bag?
Everything. I shamelessly make no sacrifices with cosmetics.

What are your favorite makeup brushes?
I really like Real Techniques because they’re all synthetic.

What is your your favorite makeup brand overall?
Don’t really have one, if something is good, it’s good and I’ll buy it.

What is your one product you can not live without?
Brow powder.

What is your favorite makeup look?
Quite natural. Lightly bronzed cheeks, couple coats of mascara, neutral lids and nothing on the lips.

When did you start using makeup?
Properly, probably in about year 7, so thirteen.

Your everyday makeup routine?
Clean my face, moisturiser, foundation, concealer, bronzer, eyeshadow, powder, eyebrows, mascara.

What is your favorite makeup remover?
I like the Johnsons one, but I usually just use a make-up wipe and then rinse my face with water.

How often do you wear makeup?
Most days but I’m not fussed if I don’t.

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Tip.

Bought a foundation too dark for you that you can’t bring yourself to part with after shelling out for it? Don’t worry, it doesn’t have to go to waste! Use it as a contour/bronzer instead. Apply it as you would a foundation, but only in the places you need to contour-under the cheekbones, down the sides of the face, up on the temples and under the jawline- just be sure to blend it in properly with the rest of the skin! Remember, bronzing products are simply darker shades of your skin tone and since you’ve incorrectly chosen your foundation, it’ll work perfectly and insure you haven’t wasted your money. The same can be said for a foundation too pale for you, just use it as a highlighter instead. Apply it through the middle of the face to brighten your look, or just on your browbone, tops of cheeks, down the nose and on the Cupid’s bow for a more subtle look! There’s no reason to say you can’t buy foundation just for this purpose or that it has to say ‘bronzer’ or ‘highlighter’ on it to be used as such, get creative and see what works!


Amanda x

Benefit False Lashes.

Just bought a couple pairs of genuine Benefit false lashes for under £5 on ebay!! Here’s the link if anyone would be interested in them, they’re lovely and you can’t afford to miss out at such a beautiful discount!

Amanda x

Nivea Soft
Nivea is such a well known and popular brand and it really is no surprise why. Their products have been around forever and it’s because they work. This moisturiser is by far my favourite of the Nivea range, I have tried the original cream, but it is far too thick and heavy for my younger skin, but I presume would work beautifully to hydrate dryer, or more mature skin. Skincare and moisturisation is vital prior to any make-up application- keeping your skin hydrated will create a smooth base before you apply your foundation and benefit you in the long-run as it will keep your skin looking younger for longer. No matter how many times I try and branch out and use different brands, I always end up going back to this one. It takes a while to sink into the skin, but is completely worth the wait as the results are magnificent; awakened, super-smooth skin. This moisturiser has such a wonderful scent, it doesn’t feel as though you’ve got something heavily fragranced on your skin (something I cannot possibly stand for facial products) but a refreshing, clean smell. This moisturiser is on the thicker side, so if you suffer from oily skin I wouldn’t recommend it as it will be too rich for you and leave you looking extremely shiny. However, if you’re looking for a night cream I couldn’t praise is more highly; it’s not actually a night cream but because its consistency is on the thicker side it’s a perfect replacement for anyone who finds the dense texture of night creams too daunting.Not only is this for use on the face, but also for the body and hands, which is a God-send for anybody who gets dry skin as it’s an allover product. It comes in a pot aswell as a small tube, so it’s perfect for just popping in your handbag! Without wanting to bring negativity to a product I love, I must admit that it’s not very kind to the eyes as it leaves them stinging, but if you make sure to be a bit more carefull with your application than I am (smothering it all over my face quickly before I run out the door for work) then I’m sure you’ll appreciate how effective it is at keeping your skin looking beautiful!Thanks so much for reading, sorry it’s taken so long!Amanda x

Nivea Soft


Nivea is such a well known and popular brand and it really is no surprise why. Their products have been around forever and it’s because they work. This moisturiser is by far my favourite of the Nivea range, I have tried the original cream, but it is far too thick and heavy for my younger skin, but I presume would work beautifully to hydrate dryer, or more mature skin. Skincare and moisturisation is vital prior to any make-up application- keeping your skin hydrated will create a smooth base before you apply your foundation and benefit you in the long-run as it will keep your skin looking younger for longer.
No matter how many times I try and branch out and use different brands, I always end up going back to this one. It takes a while to sink into the skin, but is completely worth the wait as the results are magnificent; awakened, super-smooth skin. This moisturiser has such a wonderful scent, it doesn’t feel as though you’ve got something heavily fragranced on your skin (something I cannot possibly stand for facial products) but a refreshing, clean smell. This moisturiser is on the thicker side, so if you suffer from oily skin I wouldn’t recommend it as it will be too rich for you and leave you looking extremely shiny. However, if you’re looking for a night cream I couldn’t praise is more highly; it’s not actually a night cream but because its consistency is on the thicker side it’s a perfect replacement for anyone who finds the dense texture of night creams too daunting.
Not only is this for use on the face, but also for the body and hands, which is a God-send for anybody who gets dry skin as it’s an allover product. It comes in a pot aswell as a small tube, so it’s perfect for just popping in your handbag!
Without wanting to bring negativity to a product I love, I must admit that it’s not very kind to the eyes as it leaves them stinging, but if you make sure to be a bit more carefull with your application than I am (smothering it all over my face quickly before I run out the door for work) then I’m sure you’ll appreciate how effective it is at keeping your skin looking beautiful!

Thanks so much for reading, sorry it’s taken so long!
Amanda x

mollywobbles:

these are two of fifteen new products by make up artist Phyllis Cohen from her new line ‘Face.Lace’; they are absolutely beautiful. these are rather expensive however, ranging from £13.95-£19.95, but considering they are reusable, could be a completely worthwhile investment to any make-up artist, or perhaps aspiring. totally recommend checking these out, and Phyllis Cohen, she is an amazing artist.

I’ll reblog from my main blog until tumblr gets back to my posting issues (:

Thanks for reading,
Amanda xx

Sorry I’ve not posted anything like I said I would, tumblr’s being really lame and will only let me publish titles and tags and deletes the actual content!!
According to

Pixiwoo’s Facebook, Samantha Chapman’s Real Technique brushes will be stocked in Boots as of February 15th of this year, which is excellent news to us Brits because a Boots store is never too far away. So if you like in the UK, love Pixiwoo or like me can’t resist a make-up brush keep your eyes peeled the next time you go to Boots!

If you’re not a British resident however, they can be found for purchase on a number of websites which take European, International and also British orders;

Thanks again!
Amanda x

'Evening.

I’ve been so terrible posting on here lately but I got so bummed down with not having any interesting products to write about, a terrible excuse I know but my reasons nonetheless. Now I’ve gathered up a whole load of products to review so expect to see them all up gradually over the next few weeks! I was also thinking of doing written tutorials for beauty basics like brush cleaning, highlighting and contouring and brow shaping. I’ve noticed that alot of people don’t know how to do these things and find it quite daunting to ask since popular gurus reply so bluntly. I’m no guru but I know how to apply make-up and apply it well so I’ll do what I can to help with these skills because they’re not at all difficult if you’re just shown how! So, when I find myself with a bit more time on my hands I’ll get those started.

So the products I’ve chosen to review are as follows;

  • Real Techniques by Samantha Chapman Stippling Brush,
  • Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipsticks,
  • Nivea Soft Moisturiser,
  • Illamasqua Powder Blushes,
  • Aussie Dual Personality Curl Definition Serum,
  • Sally Hansen Maximum Growth Plus Quick Dry Top Coat,
  • Make Up Academy Pressed Powders,
  • Sleek Ink Pot Eyeliner Gel,
  • St Ives Apricot Scrub.

Now I know that they’re not all cosmetics, but they go along with looking and feeling good so I’m going to write my opinions on them and what I feel they can achieve for your complexion and appearance.

Thanks so much for reading!
Amanda x