Saturday, 27 July 2013

Claires Cosmetics - Its Not What It Looks Like

So my makeup is like over loading and I thought I'd try out my make up to decide which ones to throw away in order to make more space. My mum had recently bought me some makeup from Claires. She bought me an eye shadow palette and a glittery turquoise eye liner. I thought I'd start with those cause I didn't really think they'd be good. However, its true! Mum's always know best. Turns out that not only were there nice colours in the palette, they were also long lasting too.  

Check out my skiiillls!

Step 1: Used Shade 1 on the inner sides of my eyes

Step 2: Used Shade 4 in the middle while blending with shade 1

Step 3: I then used Shade 3 and blended it in with Shade 4

Step 4 - Applied liquid eyeliner on the top and in waterline (Collection 2000)
then applied Mascara (Clinique - Long last)

I would recommend using an eye shadow base which will not only keep it on for longer but will also blend the eye shadow in at the top of your eye. Also, I didn't do this cause I don't have the brush atm but if you have a blending brush then bend in the eye shadow at the top of your eye on your brow bone.
Lips - Collection 2000 Lip Definer

Here I have also used the same steps as said above but exchanged
Shade 4 with Shade 2 and Shade 3 with Shade 1
and minus the bottom eyeliner - got lazy but feel free to try it
P.s. Sorry for the crappy camera quality
Here I've used:
Turquoise Eyeliner on the top & bottom - Claire's Cosmetics
Black liquid eyeliner - Collection 2000

Right eye - Barry M silver eyeliner
Left eye - Bobbi Brown - Black creamy eyeliner

Had two ideas so I thought I'd try both of them out.. I prefer the silver

Claire's Cosmetics aren't that bad, don't knock it till you've tried it! Thanks for reading you awesome people! Leave comments and lemme know what you think.
Live life to the fullest and remember:
 “If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.” - Napoleon Hill

Saturday, 20 July 2013

Lipstick League

Summer is finally here and everyone is altering their looks to best suit the weather. While everyone may be changing the shades of foundation, getting out the bronzer and tanning their bootees off… I have been going crazy with my lipsticks. My craze has led me to go on a wild goose chase to find a specific shade of pinkish, reddish sort of purple lipstick. Sadly, I’m still on the chase but I will eventually find it. However, while trying to find this colour, I have come across and bought some amazing shades that are appropriate for many different looks.

My personal style consists of loads of different looks; some looks are very safe wise others may be a bit out there. In the same way, I have lipstick colours that are very safe and others that are a bit challenging to society. But don’t be thinking that I dress like a fool though, that’s only for runway models as stated in my last post.


    MUA - Shade 1                                            Victoria Jackson - Unknown        Natural Collection - Cherry Red
     £1                                                                 £19.99                                           £2.99
    Very Creamy                                                Glossy and Long Lasting              Matte                
     7/10                                                              8/10                                               9/10

Collection 2000 - Mango Tango
Very Glossy
Perfect for a full on summer look


1. MUA - Shade 3 - £1 - Too Creamy - 6/10
2. Kiko Milano - 910 - £6.50 - Matte - 9/10
3. Natural Collection - Cranberry - £2.99 - Creamy - 8/10

4. Body Shop - 14 - £10 - Glossy - 10/10
5. Body Shop - 57 - £10 - Glossy - 7/10


    Kiko - 913                                               Sleek Make-Up                                      MUA - Shade 2
     £6.50                                                       £4.99                                                       £1
     Matte                                                       Matte                                                      Very Creamy
     8/10                                                         9/10                                                         6/10
My ‘hunt’ has gone to show me that price doesn’t always speak for the product. My lipsticks are all good and some are admittedly better than others that are pricier but that aren’t always the matter at hand. Sometimes when a lipstick a ‘cheap’ it may some off easily but using a lip primer helps me to keep it on for longer. I say, if the colour is nice then get it unless it is ridonculously cheap and the description is exaggerated for its price and it’s off a market stool. Then you are free to say “Ohhh Heyylll NO!” Be curious of what you buy and do your research, if brands have a lot of bad feedback, trust the consumers! Majority rules :D

Okay, so as you can see I maybe a bit addicted to lipstick at the moment but I just love lipstick. And I think that if you got nice lips then don’t be selfish and keep them to yourself. Show them to the world and make them love it. If Angeline Jolie could to it then why not you.. Unless you got freakishly small lips then only god can help you. I’m sorry.

My name is Sayeeda hannan. I am 18 and I'm addicted to lipstick