Saturday, September 28, 2013

FANTASY GEISHA make up look


I got the inspiration for this look while listening to "Princess of China" by Coldplay and Rihanna, one of my favourite songs <3

I used L'Oreal Lumi Magique (True Match Lumi) foundation in W3/D3 Gold Linen which is my everyday foundation, mixed with L'Oreal True Match foundation in N1 Soft Ivory to make it lighter.
I applied it with my Real Techniques stippling brush for a flawless and perfectly blended finish.

Clinique Line Smoothing concealer in 02 Light, both on my face and under my eyes.

Under the inner part of my eyebrows I dusted Washed Ashore (matte apricot colour) from the Sleek Monaco palette mixed with Sleek Aruba blush (matte neon orange).
This helped give my eyes dimension while using an unusual colour that would fit this look.

I lined my upper lashline with Le Rose de Versailles eyeliner from Creer Beaute, a Japanese brand.
I love this eyeliner for its exceptionally thin and precise brush, perfect to line the inner corner of the eye.

Under my eyes I created a very thick line using the matte black eyeshadow from the Sleek Original palette, and I lined my waterline with Pupa True Kohl eyepencil in 01 (black).

Around the outer part of my eyes I dusted Washed Ashore mixed with Magenta Madness (matte magenta) again from the Sleek Monaco Palette, and I brought it down outwards and towards my cheekbones.

I finished off the eyes with Bourjois Volume Glamour Ultra Black mascara.

On the apples of my cheeks I applied Sleek Santorini blush (matte neon fuchsia/magenta).

On my lips, I first of all applied the concealer all over to blank them out. Then I created that peculiar square shape using Maybelline Superstay Lip Liner in 46 Red and NYC Expert Last Lip Colour lipstick in 432 Red Rapture.

I wasn't too sure about the finished look at first, but it has grown on me and now I love it :)
I hope you will like it too, thank you for coming to see me <3 :-*

Love
MJ


Thursday, September 26, 2013

MAC FLAT OUT FABULOUS LIPSTICK

Mac Flat Out Fabulous lipstick

Mac Flat Out Fabulous lipstick

I was super excited to be invited to the launch of the new Mac Retro Matte collection!
It is made of 8 lipsticks - 7 new shades plus the iconic Ruby Woo - and 8 lip pencils in matching colours.
All 8 shades are amazing - just the orangy red I know wouldn't look good on me, but it's still a gorgeous colour!

The one I picked to try on was Flat Out Fabulous, which is really a Flat. Out. Fabulous bright magenta colour.
I LOVE magenta. I think it's an unexpected shade :)

The Mac makeup artist first contoured my lips and filled them in with Magenta lip liner (even if it's not part of the collection), and then applied the lipstick.
The texture is on the dry side, but the pigmentation and longevity are out of this world. Once you put it on, it stays for EVER.

These are a few pictures I took that night. After about 6 hours, in the pictures below see how the lipstick is still intact on me without any retouching! Unbelievable, right???
I can't wait to go back and get more shades from this collection!!!!

See me wear All Fired Up lipstick from the same collection in Mac All Fired Up, and if you want to see what dupe I found for Flat Out Fabulous go to Mac Dupes - Red, bright and dark lipsticks by Sleek.html :-)

If you like these magenta shades, there's an older Mac lipstick that used to be a Pro product - which means only available in Mac Pro stores - but is now part of the permanent collection: beautiful Violetta, my first Mac lipstick!!
If you want to see it go to Mac Violetta lipstick ^_^

And if all of these lipstick are not purple enough for you, dare to try Mac Heroine lipstick haha, that has just taken the world by storm ;-)

Love <3
MJ

Mac Flat Out Fabulous lipstick

Mac Flat Out Fabulous lipstick

TOPSHOP SUSPECT LIP CRAYON

Topshop Suspect Lip Crayon

Topshop has recently had an uber cool show during London Fashion Week, with Cara Delevingne walking down the catwalk and Kate Moss sitting on the front row.

And my way of joining the celebrations was getting something for fall from their makeup line! :D
Even if it's not a new shade, I picked up their Lip Crayon in Suspect, a beautiful very intense berry colour.

Topshop Suspect Lip Crayon

This one brings the concepts of pigmentation, longevity and stain to a whole new level.
Like everything King Midas touched turned into gold, everything Suspect touches becomes red!
So make sure you apply it nicely on your lips, otherwise smudges will be hard to clean up :)
Such a potent texture has to be a little dry, still the application is very smooth and creamy.

For me, it didn't need any touch ups for the entire day.
I love it, this will be my signature lip shade for this fall :)

This is the look I created with it.

I paired it with a pitch black cat eye made with a matte black eyeshadow and black mascara.
My base was L'Oreal Lumi Magique (True Match Lumi) foundation in DW3 Gold Linen applied with my Real Techniques stippling brush, and Mac Pro Longwear concealer in NC30.

I heavily lined my eyes with Essence I Rock Gloss eye pencil and I smudged the pencil with Kiko Color Sphere eyeshadow 42 - a satin carbon black.
I applied Helena Rubinstein Spider Eyes mascara base and Bourjois Volume Glamour Ultra Black mascara, and I brushed my eyebrows with Kiko Eyebrow Designer brow gel, a clear brow gel.

I finished off by contouring my cheekbones and my eyes with Bourjois Delice de Poudre bronzing powder in 51 (fair skin) - a matte non orange bronzer.

And I rocked this look from morning till late night ;)

I hope you enjoyed it :-)
xx

Love
MJ

Monday, September 16, 2013

MAC JUST A BITE LIPSTICK

Mac Just A Bite lipstick

The products I used to create this look are:

L'Oreal Lumi Magique (True Match Lumi) foundation in DW3 Gold Linen applied with my Real Techniques stippling brush

Mac Pro Longwear concealer in NC30

Clinique Line Smoothing concealer in 02 Light on my undereye area

Dior Style Liner in 094 Black for a sleek, luminous finish

Le Rose de Versailles eyeliner from Creer Beaute, a Japanese brand, to perfect the inner corner and the outer cat-eye flick with its ultra thin and precise brush

Pupa True Kohl eyepencil 01 (black) in my waterline

Helena Rubinstein Spider Eyes mascara base

Essence Multi Action mascara

Maybelline Lash Stiletto mascara for maximum definition on top and bottom lashes

Kiko Eyebrow Designer brow gel, a clear brow gel

Rimmel Natural Bronzer in 021 Sun Light on my cheeks, on my eyelids and crease, and under my lower lashline

Mac Cherry lip pencil

Mac Just A Bite lipstick

I hope you liked this look :-)

You can also see swatches and review of Just a Bite here Mac Indulge Collection Fall 2013 :-)

Thank you for taking the time to look at my blog x

Love
MJ

MAC FEED THE SENSES LIPSTICK

Mac Feed The Senses lipstick

Beautiful Feed the Senses lipstick has just been launched in the new Mac Indulge Collection for Fall 2013.

For me it is a dream-like vision of a cool-toned pink with a soft mauvy hue. And I wish I could describe it better. It is SO beautiful it is unreal.

It has a Lustre finish and unfortunately it is a limited edition.

The other products I am wearing in this look are:
L'Oreal Lumi Magique (True Match Lumi) foundation in DW3 Gold Linen, applied with my Real Techniques stippling brush + Clinique Line Smoothing concealer in 02 Light

Le Rose de Versailles eyeliner from Creer Beaute, a Japanese brand, for a very thin line along my top lashes, just to create the illusion of fuller lashes

Bourjois Volume Glamour Ultra Black mascara on top and bottom lashes.

A touch of Hoola bronzer by Benefit to define my cheekbones and contour my eyes. I love it because it is a very natural toned matte bronzer, with the most smooth and buttery texture.

If you liked this luminous and soft kind of look, you might also like In The Sky With Glitter - Victoria's Secret inspired :-*

You can see what other products I picked up from this collection here Mac Indulge Collection Fall 2013, and below you have Feed the Senses swatched next to a dupe I have found for it.

More dupes for Mac nude lipsticks are in this other post Mac dupes - Nude lipsticks !

Thank you so much for taking the time to read my blog and comment <3

Love
MJ

Left: Mac Feed the Senses - Right: Catrice Gentle Nude is Back

Monday, September 9, 2013

THE 60s MEET RETRO MEET DAVID LACHAPELLE MEET BEYONCE make up look

Beyoncé Why Don't You Love Me inspired make up

This was inspired by one of Beyoncé's looks in her Why Don't You Love Me music video, I hope you'll enjoy :-)

PRODUCTS USED

L'Oreal Lumi Magique foundation in W3/D3 Gold Linen applied with my Real Techniques stippling brush

Mac Pro Longwear concealer in NC30

Shiseido concealer in 1 Light

Kiko Eyeshadow 130 (matte nude apricot) as a base and 01 (matte white) on the lid

Sleek Divine palette - The Original, only the matte black for the crease and as eyeliner for both the upper and lower lashline


Shiseido Corrector Pencil in 1 Light on my waterline

Maybelline Lash Stiletto mascara only on my lower lashes

Eylure lashes in 120, very spidery and dramatic, the look would have never been the same without these!

Mac Show Orchid lipstick, with a touch of clear gloss on top

Kiko Essential Bronzer in 01 Mat Tan (matte dark bronzer part of a limited edition collection from a couple of years ago) to bronze up my face and sculpt my cheekbones

I finished off the look with Essie Secret Story nail polish :)

I love love LOVE the final result, this will be forever one of my favourite looks!!!! <3

Thank you for taking the time to check out my look <3 :-)))

Love
MJ

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

MAC INDULGE COLLECTION (FALL 2013)

These are the 3 products I picked up from this collection:

Feed the Senses lipstick, a cold mauvy nude pink with a Lustre finish
For a more in-depth review and to see me wear it go to Mac Feed the Senses

Just a Bite lipstick, a blue-toned Snow White's-apple kind of red :-D, with a Satin finish
See me wear it in Mac Just a Bite

Deliciously Rich fluidline, a glittery burgundy-bronzey gold, such an interesting shade, this is a must-have from this collection!

Did you get something from this collection??

Love
MJ

Mac Just a Bite lipstick - Mac Feed the Senses lipstick

Mac Deliciously Rich fluidline